#OpenShabbat: Pulling the Plug at SXSW

The first time that Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone and his wife, Chana, attended the South by Southwest (better known as SXSW) music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, attendees approached them and said: “We have a rabbi and his family here; we should do something Jewish,” recalls Chana Lightstone.

A New View in Crown Heights

Shifra and Yaakov Astolin, a young Crown Heights couple with a degree in optometry and an entrepreneurial dream, opened their boutique glasses store in the neighborhood one year ago, with the goal of creating “a different sort of glasses shop than what is typical in this neighborhood.”

Oholei Torah: No Abuse in Our School

In light of a recent article that appeared in the mainstream media, in which Oholei Torah is accused of harboring child abusers, the administration of the Crown Heights boys’ school sent a letter to all parents assuring them unequivocally that there are no abuse of any kind in the school.

Video: How to Treat a Rebel

Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Pekudei. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How should one treat a rebellious person?