“Prior to the summer, the Rebbe would – almost annually – discuss the topic of Tznius,” says Crown Heights Mashpia Rabbi Michoel Seligson. At his suggestion, CrownHeights.info presents a weekly feature for the summer months: a short thought of the Rebbe on tznius, as compiled by Rabbi Seligson.
Daily Archives: July 21, 2015
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Reb Mordechai Eliezer (Mottel) Sharfstein OBM, longtime resident of Crown Heights. He was 88 years old.
The atmosphere in the dining room was a mixture of joy and melancholy as the first trip of Camp Gan Yisroel in Parksville, NY, came to an end. Joy, as the winners of bunk, learning class, and sports competitions were announced, and the sadness of parting as campers wished their friends farewell.
A group of ambitious young Lubavitch families are on the cusp of making history: the founding of a new Chabad village in Israel’s formidable but beautiful Negev Desert.
Over 30 Chabad Shluchim on New York’s Long Island came together for a full-day regional kinus at the Chabad House of Huntington/Melville, followed by an evening banquet at the Jewel Hall nearby.
The girls and staff-members of Crown Heights’ Bais Rivkah Day Camp posed today in the school building’s playground for group portrait, as they mark the start of the second month of summer vacation.
As residents of Chattanooga, Tenn., continue to grapple with the killing of five members of the U.S. military last week, about three-dozen members of the Jewish community gathered for Shabbat services at the Chabad-Jewish Center of Chattanooga. Then, on Sunday morning, about 50 people came together for a vigil that included the reading of Psalms, Mishnah study, prayer and candle-lighting.
With the season’s first multi-day heat wave refusing to break, high electricity demand put a lot of stress on the system’s infrastructure, which caused manhole explosions all around Crown Heights.
A dollar van driver plowed into a pedestrian and pinned another between two cars in Crown Heights last week before trying to flee the crash scene on foot, police and prosecutors said.
Rabbi Kuti Rapp, OBM, would customarily lead a Siyum on the completion of every Halacha of Rambam during the annual cycle of study. Shortly after his tragic death by a car accident, upon the completion of Hilchos Parah Adumah, his son, Shneur Zalman Tzemach Rapp, was asked to take his place and lead the Siyum in 770.
The fourth week of camp was filled with excitement, learning, fun and inspiration at Yeshiva Summer Program in Morristown, NJ.