Students and their mentors pose for a group photo at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch, circa 1952. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
Daily Archives: November 11, 2015
A campaign to raise funds for a security system has been launched in the wake of a terrifying nighttime burglary in the home of Chabad Shluchim in Cancun, Mexico.
London’s Heathrow Airport issued an apology to a Chabad Shliach today, Wednesday, after he was told by an airport employee to remove his shoes inside the airport’s multi-faith prayer room.
Oholei Torah, whose alumni make up a majority of the Shluchim, held a “meet and greet” stand during the days of the Kinus.
Two new pedestrian plazas are set to replace two sections of road adjacent to Empire Boulevard in 2017, according to a proposal from the Department of Transportation.
Rabbi Yitzchak Kogan knows the lay of the land in a land where knowing was dangerous. He did what needed to be done even when doing was verboten. A crackerjack on the KGB playing fields, he learned early to tell the good from the bad, to dodge informers and keep one step ahead of the enemy. Today, his years of hard experience in the chokehold of Soviet Russia behind him, he evinces a largeness of spirit and a deep self-knowing.
In light of recent controversy on the subject, Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin weighs in on the subject of ‘Open Orthodoxy’ with an interesting twist. “Chabad is the most open orthodoxy of them all,” writes the senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Avraham Yoseph (The Bayt) of Toronto in an op-ed published today at The Times of Israel.
A Chabad rabbi is demanding a public apology from Heathrow airport after being told to remove his shoes inside its multi-faith prayer room. Removing one’s shoes is required before entering a mosque, but Jewish law requires one to wear respectable footwear during prayer.
Crown Heights filmmaker Meir Kalmanson has once again taken to the streets of New York City for a hilarious soon-to-be-viral video. This time, however, in addition to the laughs, a worthy cause was being served.
Raizel Raskin’s office feels like a cluttered museum of Moroccan Jewish heritage. A photo from an old Jewish summer camp lays on the table. Another, of a rabbi meeting Moroccan dignitaries, hangs on the wall. Outside the door is a bookshelf filled with Hasidic tracts translated into Arabic.