A former teacher at Chabad’s Or Avner Jewish day school in Yekaterinburg, Russia, is on trial for inciting racial hatred because he told his students to “kill the Germans,” according to testimony by one of his former 12-year-old students. The school was raided earlier this summer by agents of the FSB, successor to the dreaded Soviet KGB.
Daily Archives: September 24, 2015
As Michal Levitin gets up on stage to perform for the annual Conference for Chabad Women in Israel, the audience bursts out laughing. She hasn’t even opened her mouth yet. But every woman in the audience has seen Michal perform before, and the mere sight of her almost reflexively makes them laugh.
Police are looking for a maniac who fired several shots at the back of a moving car in the middle of a Crown Heights street.
How do you get young people interested in leading a religious life and have them stay interested? Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Dennis Prager spoke to California Shliach Rabbi David Eliezrie, author of a new book titled The Secret of Chabad.
On Yom Kippur morning, New York News blog The Gothamist published several photos and videos captured by an anti-Kaporos activist that purportedly show chickens – which were slaughtered for Kaporos the night before – being tossed into a garbage truck.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Maggid Shiur in Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of Sukkos (up to – but not including – Hoshanah Rabbah), including the laws of building a Sukkah and selecting the Daled Minim, for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
“We were there, we saw with our eyes, and we trembled in awe. But what about our children in fact the entire generation who did not have the zechus to see. As my last will and testimony, I ask of you to gather the Jewish people. Everybody, man woman and child once every seven years. They should gather on Succos in the Beis Hamikdosh, and the king of the Bnei yisroel should read from the Torah, as a messenger from G-d. To everyone at the gathering it will be like Hashem himself was talking to them, instilling an awe for Hashem for the rest of their lives.”
A man who attempted to pass fake currency in a Crown Heights grocery store after midnight was apprehended by store employees and was arrested.
Bentzi Sasson is a survivor of Yeneh Machla and ahead of Yom Kippur he penned an eye opening and emotional essay on going through the holiday while battling this terrible illness, and the virtues of never judging anyone.
Rabbi Yossy Goldman has served as an emissary of the Rebbe in South Africa since 1976, first in Johannesburg and, more recently, as the senior rabbi at the Sydenham Shul. He was interviewed in the My Encounter Studio in Brooklyn in October of 2014.