It’s hot in the rice fields of Sakon Nakhon. At 104 degrees, planting season is in full swing. Up since 4:30, the farmer carefully sows seeds across 34 acres of wetland. Though combines and tractors have replaced water buffalo, the going is still slow and largely manual. The goal? Fifteen tons of bagged Jasmine rice that will fill his barn come harvest-time.
Daily Archives: December 23, 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
Over the past year and a half, men have been gathering in the evenings for weekly learning sessions specially designed for their busy schedules. Now, a new Kolel dedicated to learning Halacha is being inaugurated.
The winning photos of MyShliach’s annual Mivtzah Chanukah Photo Contest have just been released, following three grand raffle drawings of the more than 350 photos that were submitted.
Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, Shliach in Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico, delivers his brief and hilarious thought on this week’s Parasha, Vayechi. If this week the Torah tells us about Jacob’s passing, then why on earth would they name it “vayechi,” meaning ‘and he lived’!?? Isn’t that a total misleading headline?
Yehuda Pinson is not your typical 9-year-old. Living in Brussels, Belgium, he is one of the few Jewish males (and among the only children) in the city to openly identify as a Jew, proudly sporting a kippah on his head at all times. As the child of Chabad emissaries, he knows that he is different than his neighbors.
Rabbi Mendel Goldstein of Crown Heights met a 70-year-old Jewish stock trader who hadn’t put on Tefilin since his Bar Mitzvah, which took place in 1958. The man readily agreed to put on Tefilin, and – with deep emotion – recited “Shema Yisroel” on his own.
A weather pattern partly linked with the ‘El Nino’ phenomenon has turned winter upside-down across the U.S., bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow across the West that even skiing slopes have been overwhelmed.
A rabbi in Yeshiva Aish Hatorah for Baalei Teshuvah in Jerusalem died after he was injured amid a stabbing attack by two Palestinian terrorists near the Jaffa Gate of the Old City earlier today. Update: Second victim dies.
During an historic meeting yesterday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu noted the intertwined – and often tragic – history of the Jewish people and the land of Ukraine. Netanyahu mentioned the names of several Jewish leaders born in Ukraine, notably the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who – Netanyahu noted with pride – he shared a personal relationship with.
Filmmaker Meir Kalmenson is back with his latest comedy sketch, in which he pays a visit to his grandma. If you know a Bubby, you will laugh!
Three Israelis were wounded, two seriously and one critically, in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon, Hebrew media outlets reported.
Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, visited to Kotel as part of a trip to Israel on the 25th anniversary since establishing normalized relations by his country and Israel. He was accompanied by Shliach Rabbi Yoel Kaplan, who also serves as the Chief Rabbi of Albania.
A crowd of over 500 Jewish women from all across Fairfield County, Connecticut, gathered this past Thursday evening at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenwich for a Mega Challah Bake.