Letter & Spirit: The Dangers of Compromise

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe to the father of a student of Lubavitcher Yeshiva who was upset that his son had chosen to grow his beard, and asked the Rebbe to intervene on his behalf. 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.

New York City: ‘Hoverboards’ Are Illegal

Earlier this week, the NYPD’s 26th Precinct posted on Twitter that ‘hoverboard’ motorized scooters, which are becoming increasingly popular on city streets, are in fact illegal. The NYC Dept. of Transportation confirmed this yesterday, saying violators face a potential $500 fine.