Anash and Bochurim gathered at Beis Rivka Campus Chomesh for the annual Central Hey Teves Farbrengen. One highlight of the evening was a riveting speech by Nat Lewin, one of the lawyers who helped secure a victory in the Seforim case.
Daily Archives: December 17, 2015
-4th Bedroom was made into a Living Room,
-Split units in every room,
-Custom made closets,
-Very sunny unit,
-2 Porches directly from unit,
-Private Storage Room,
Listed to sell
Price: $949,000. Negotiable
In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, as we read in this week’s Parsha about the descent of Yaakov to Mitzrayim and the beginning of our first golus, we present an in-depth letter of the Rebbe in which he explains the “why” of personal challenges, as well as the communal challenges of our people, as experienced in golus. 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.
One of the Rebbes instructions marking Hey Teves was the encouragement to buy Seforim. Honoring this Kehot has been hosting a sale, marking down Seforim by as much as 50% off. Hundreds have been taking advantage in person, with thousands around the world placing their orders by phone or online.
United Lubavitcher Yeshiva on Crown Street held today their annual Hey Teves Seforim fare. There were over 100 titles available ranging from classic children’s books to new stories to books in Yiddish and Hebrew and a large assortment of Seforim.
Celebrating a chassideshe Yom Tov in a most appropriate manner was the goal of the PTA, as they held their 12th annual Hey Teves Book Fair.
The townspeople of Zhitomir were not all that pleased. “This sefer is much too overpriced,” they declared. “A sefer of this size is never sold for even close to such a sum!”
More than 250 people gathered outside of Shoprite Mall in Liberty, NY, on Motzei Shabbos, December 12th, the seventh night of Chanukah, for the historic lighting of a grand Chanukah Menorah.
In honor of Hey Teves, noted attorney Nat Lewin, who served as one of the lawyers in the federal court case over ownership of the library, spoke to a crowd of Beis Rivka high school students and related some of the story as he witnessed it.
Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, Shliach in Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico, delivers his brief and hilarious thought on this week’s Parasha, Vayigash. This week Rabbi Benny answers the questions: When Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, him and Benjamin embrace and weep together, because they each foresaw the other’s future suffering and destruction… But why weep for the other guy when they should have each just wept for themselves?
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mr. Chaim Groisman, OBM, of Caracas, Venezuela, who had a unique connection with the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
A Manhattan judge struck down a city rule that requires preschoolers to get flu shots, calling the regulation “invalid and unlawful.”
Yesterday evening, a Jewish teenager in Crown Heights called 911 and reported that he had been the victim of a hate crime. Police responded by swiftly arresting and charging the suspected perpetrator, but later discovered to their chagrin that the whole thing had been made up.
Over 200 people attended a Chanukah celebration in Toronto, organized by Rabbi Yirmi Cohen. Among the attendees was newly elected Member of Parliament Mr. Michael Levitt, who will represent Toronto in Ottawa.
Rabbi Mikhael Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of Jewish-French Community Center of New York, hosted a public Menorah lighting and Chanukah gathering for French-speaking Jews in Times Square.
Mr. Mordechai Reich is a psychologist practicing in Efrat, Israel, where he lives with his wife and their five children. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in June of 2015.
The Shluchim throughout Essex, UK, have had the most phenomenal Chanukah, with five very well attended public Menorah lightings and numerous other activities.