Bernard Baumgarten of Sunrise, Fla., says his situation is all too common. Past his 90th birthday, he is looking for a place to live where he and his wife, Lily, can enjoy the rest of their golden years without having to bother with shopping or cleaning. And he also doesn’t want to compromise their religious ideals: He wants there to be a synagogue close enough for them to walk to on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Daily Archives: June 23, 2015
Jewish tradition says everyone is equal at the end. Reporting for The Forward, Martyna Starosta takes a fascinating look inside a Boston casket factory that makes simple pine boxes and more elaborate coffins for the Jewish deceased.
Rabbi Zvi Drizin, a Shliach in Dallas, TX, published on his blog the following open letter to Baci Weiler, a woman whose photo of her putting on Tefilin with a Lubavitcher Bochur – who thought she was a male – took social media by storm.
Just in time for summer vacation, one of the Twins from France stopped by the offices of the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn to donate hundreds of their latest DVDs to be enjoyed by all the families of the Friendship Circle over the summer months. The gift was heartily accepted by FC director Berel Majesky, himself a twin.
A 96-year-old man was critically injured after being struck by a tractor trailer, then by a car which dragged him some 50 feet on Albany Avenue. Both the car and truck then fled the scene, leaving the man barely clinging to life. Update: The man died from his injuries.
Good news for drivers who are trying to find street parking in the city: There’s now an app for that.
When Rabbi Yossi and Naomi Winner first moved to Tucson to start Chabad at the University of Arizona in 2005, they hosted Shabbat dinners in their two-bedroom house. By the end of the first year, they had nearly 100 students joining them, so they purchased a large tent for the backyard, outfitted it with an air-conditioning unit and converted it into a makeshift Chabad house. “We work with what we have,” says Rabbi Winner.
Six buses lined Eastern Parkway this morning with hundreds of excited campers eagerly awaiting to board the buses which will be taking them up to the Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, New York.
A grand Farbrengen was held at the Chabad Yeshiva Centre in Sydney, Australia, in honor of Gimmel Tammuz, marking 21 years since the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Chukas. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can we see the good in everything?