With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Yehudis Raksin OBM a longtime resident of Crown Heights. She was 89 years old.
Daily Archives: December 16, 2015
Sunday night, the first night of Chanukah, saw the largest crowd ever attend the annual Public Menorah Lighting in New Haven, located at the New Haven Green, in the heart of Yale University.
Chanukah on the Australian island of Tasmania saw an unprecedented slew of programs and Mivzoyim. A crowd of around 80 joined the public Menorah lighting outside the historic Launceston Synagogue for its 5th annual Menorah lighting.
After his house caught fire from a Menorah candle last Motzei Shabbos, the brave firefighters of the FDNY rushed to the scene and extinguished the flames, preventing any human injury and extensive financial loss. Today, Rabbi Mendel Goldstein hosted two fire marshals in his home to personally thank them, and gave them a ‘babka’ cake, which they had mentioned that they loved.
Children with special needs, their siblings and parents gathered on the first night of Chanukah for the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn’s annual Chanukah Celebration. The party brought together nearly 400 men, women and children from across the spectrum of the community, all celebrating the holiday of lights – at a place where all children are able to shine!
The talmidim of Shiur Aleph of Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto rented a Mitzvah Tank, which they operated during their Chanukah break in memory of their colleague, Mendel Cotlar, OBM, of Houston.
VICE reporter Krishna Andavolu explores Brooklyn’s history by visiting the neighborhoods surrounding the borough’s longest street: Bedford Avenue. Along the way, he stops in Crown Heights, where he meets with Rabbi Manis Friedman to discuss the neighborhood’s history and ever-changing character.
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Dovid Yisroel Ber ben Freida Gisha, a Shliach and father of seven who is undergoing a major surgery tomorrow morning to remove a large tumor.
Hundreds of people came from all over the country to unite and celebrate Chanukah on the most famous square in Holland – in front of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
Chasidic rapper Ari Lesser sings his unique take on Tehilim Chapter 140, accompanied by a rhythmic reggae beat.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Vayigash. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: What is the purpose of life?