In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, as we approach Rosh Hashanah – the day of judgment, we present a letter from the Rebbe to a judge, in which the Rebbe touches upon the idea of true justice. 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: August 27, 2015
Vancouver Island, in Canada’s Pacific northwest, was named the No. 1 Island in U.S and Canada by the Travel + Leisure magazine 2014. Locals and travelers come for the fishing, wineries, art, whale watching, and breathtaking scenery. And now, some will be coming for its blossoming Jewish community, a stunning development given the island’s relative isolation from the mainland.
The Shaarei Tzedek Chessed Center in Moscow, Russia, takes care of the physical needs of local elderly and needy Jews day in and day out, by providing them with food, clothing, medicine and more.
Police are searching for a suspect they say choked a Crown Heights woman after she rebuffed his advances.
Rabbi Yale and Rickelle New began Friendship Circle of Atlanta in December 2011, soon after the couple married. From their home in the Toco Hills neighborhood near the heart of Georgia’s capital city, they have worked tirelessly to grow the program from its infancy to a thriving resource, matching teenage volunteers with children who have special needs.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has created a new brochure on the supposed dangers of the practice of Metzitzah B’peh (MBP), which it will distribute to new Jewish mothers in hospitals throughout the city, in a bid to discourage them from having the ritual performed on their newborn sons.
Rabbi Yosef Gerlitzky, Director of Chabad in Tel Aviv, told Arutz Sheva about Shabbat observance in the traditionally secular coastal city and how his organization is working to improve it from the air.
Mrs. Rose Schrage was the businesses manager of the Crown Heights Board of Education for 30 years. She was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in her home in Brooklyn in October of 2010.