In honor of Chof Menachem Av, the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Gorelik talks about his personal interactions with the Rebbe regarding his parents. He talks about the time when the Rebbe asked him: “And whom are you named after?” and when the Rebbe said “Thank you for coming to the yahrtzeit.”
Daily Archives: August 4, 2015
Millions of Americans mark the first Tuesday in August as “National Night Out Against Crime” by hosting a picnic on the streets in front of their home. The initiative is intended to foster better relations between the police and the community, and to ‘take back’ the streets from crime.
“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.
The Jewish community of Abakan, Russia, celebrated the opening of their first Jewish Community Center and Synagogue. The inauguration ceremony was held earlier this month and was attended by Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, the local Governor Mr. Gregory Pichotnik, local politicians, and hundreds of community members.
According to figures released by the census bureau, New York City is currently in the midst of its biggest residential building boom in decades, half of which is occurring in Brooklyn, with more building permits being issued in the first six months of 2015 than any other year dating back to 1963.
The Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, California, recently hosted Marthe Cohn, who joined the intelligence service of the French First Army and, posing as a nurse, risked death and slipped into Germany in 1944 to valiantly retrieve information on Nazi troop movements.
A grassroots campaign is underway in Crown Heights to urge Congresswoman Yvette Clarke to vote against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
Traveling in a motor home armed with Jewish gear, Rabbi Yossi and Malki Rodal make their way around the Australian outback in search of Jews. Some 7000 Jews live in outlying areas with no Jewish community infrastructure, so these “Jewish […]
On a recent Thursday night, Chabad of South Broward, FL, hosted an uplifting and inspiring Farbrengen celebrating the completion of their four year journey in learning the holy Hemshech Ayin Beis of the Rebbe Rashab. The journey took four years, but for all participants it was very rewarding.
In 2014 Rabbi Elie Estrin became the first chaplain in the US Air Force, and this week he celebrated a new landmark as he upgraded to the post of the Air Force’s first bearded officer.
Two rabbinical students from the Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning in Oklahoma City are traveling to small Jewish communities in Oklahoma and North Texas, hoping to spread goodness and kindness.