Laws and Customs: Week of Selichos, Pruzbul

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the week of Selichos, including Erev Rosh Hashana and Pruzbul, for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.

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New Beis Rivkah Board Pledges to Pay Teachers

As the school year begins at Beis Rivkah, Chabad’s largest girls’ school, a new board comprised entirely of volunteers introduced themselves to the parents and staff with a letter, in which they pledged to make an effort to pay the teachers on time.

3 Chabad Campus Rabbis Have Led 100 Birthright Trips

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Three Chabad Rabbis from Delaware, Illinois, and California, hold the record for the most Taglit-Birthright trips led, with an astonishing 100+ trips between them. The rabbis, who are all in their 50s, describe the trips as energizing experiences and have no plans of slowing down.

Handwriting Analyst to Present Workshop

In honor of Rosh Hashana, and the season of introspection it heralds, The Beis Medrash Women’s Circle of Crown Heights will be hosting noted graphologist Yaakov Rosenthal, who is well-respected for his work exploring the intricate ways that handwriting reflects the personality and mind of its creator.

Op-Ed: Protecting the Religious Liberty of Yeshivas

Writing for the New York Post, Crown Heights lawyer and activist Eli Federman and Jason Bedrick of the libertarian think tank The Cato Institute make the case that the efforts of activists petitioning the government to force Orthodox-Jewish schools to teach secular subjects are misguided, against the spirit of American religious liberty, and bound to fail.

Please Say Tehillim for…

Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Shimon Yisroel ben Rivkah Rochel, a young child who is undergoing a serious operation today, and needs our prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.