In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, in honor of this year of shmitta and this week’s parsha (B’har-b’chukosai) where we learn the laws of shmitta, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the idea of shmitta as much more than just a question of utility – where we give the land a “rest” (as is so commonly believed). The letter was written in English through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
Daily Archives: May 14, 2015
Chabad of Greater St. Louis, has taken another step towards completing a major facelift for its Delmar Boulevard facility, with construction now set to get underway.
CTeen of Newton, MA, led by Rabbi Shalom Ber Prus, recently organized a special event for the community to hear from Edgar Krasa, a local Holocaust survivor in his early 90s, featured in the film “Defiant Requiem.”
Rabbi Moshe Herson, Dean of the Rabbinical College of America, has announced that Rabbi Leima Wilhelm will start serving this coming Elul as one of the principal Roshei Yeshivah and Mashpiim of the Morristown Yeshivah. CrownHeights.info reported last month that Rabbi Wilhelm had been fired from his previous position at the Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Detroit.
Two vehicles collided today in the intersection of Kingston Ave. and Lincoln Place, in front of the Basil restaurant. The force of the collision caused one vehicle to careen onto the sidewalk and demolish an emergency call box. Thankfully, no pedestrians were injured.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani met Tuesday with ten Israeli soldiers wounded in last summer’s Operation Protective Edge. The meeting took place at a midtown Manhattan kosher restaurant on their last day of a ten-day trip to New York City, arranged by the Chabad Organization Belev Echad.
A Palestinian terrorist rammed his vehicle into three 16-year-old Israeli boys this morning. The attack occurred near the old Alon Shvut junction, just southwest of Bethlehem in the West Bank.
A groundbreaking was celebrated Wednesday for the new Merrin Chabad Center opening near Stony Brook, New York.
Just over a year ago Chabad of Puerto Rico laid the cornerstone for an ambitious new project, a new Jewish Center which will encompass many new ‘firsts’ for the Island, including a Mikvah. A number of experts have come to inspect the construction.
Rabbi Ephraim Rosenblum is the assistant principal of the boys’ school at the Lubavitch Center Campus in Pittsburgh. He was interviewed in JEM’s My Encounter studio in New York in February of 2012.