In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the four basic elements as taught in Tanya, and explains them within the context of the over-one-hundred elements taught in science. 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: June 11, 2015
A brand new state-of-the-art Chabad Mikvah, complete with a sauna and Jacuzzi, was dedicated today in Beitar Illit, Israel.
12-year-old Duvy Burston, who along with his parents Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston serves on Shlichus in Orange County, NY, was declared winner of the second annual Campaign for Cursive International Cursive Writing Contest.
Finally, some good news for neighborhood renters: The demand for Crown Heights apartments slowed somewhat last month, with prices dropping substantially in the area and inventory going up, a new market survey found.
Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice-chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, was in Israel for the past week, and arrived in New York late last night just in time to be Menachem Avel the family of Rabbi Binyomin Klein, OBM, before they got up from Shiva.
With Gimmel Tammuz falling out this year on Shabbos, organizers are hard at work preparing for the tens of thousands expected to visit the Ohel. Registration for those wishing to spend Shabbos at the Ohel closes Wednesday. Inside: Maps, times and information for visitors.
An Israeli woman recently entered a synagogue in the city of Elad claiming she is possessed by a ‘Dibbuk.’ A ‘Kabbalist’ who took up the task of extracting the ‘Dibbuk’ claims that he has communicated with the spirit, which purportedly identified itself as the soul of a man who committed a murder 70 years ago.
Merely hours after an 18-year-old African-American teen was stabbed to death inside a Utica Ave. shoe store, another 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death barely a few hundred feet away, on the corner of Utica Ave. and Eastern Parkway – near the Crown Heights-Utica Ave. subway station, in what appears to be a related incident.
An 18-year-old African-American boy was stabbed to death Wednesday evening while shopping inside a sneaker store on the corner of Utica Ave. and Lincoln Place.
Rabbi Ben Zion Shenker is a world-renowned composer of Jewish music with more than 400 melodies to his credit. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Brooklyn in April of 2010.