Included in the New York State budget for the coming fiscal year, finalized today in Albany, were allocations of $72.5 million in additional funding for nonpublic schools across the state. However, there are no tax credits to help offset the high cost of tuition borne by nonpublic school parents.
Daily Archives: April 1, 2016
Peretz Schmukler, an artist and longtime member of the Lubavitch community of Montreal, was approached Thursday night by an elderly Chosid, who handed him an envelope with a doodle on it that he had drawn as a child in 1985.
In 1988, just a few weeks after the passing of his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, the Rebbe launched a new campaign. In commemoration of her birthday, the Rebbe called on Jews around the world to start celebrating their birthdays in Jewish spirit. Through making a gathering at which to speak words of Torah, give charity, and make positive resolutions, the birthday would become a day to propel a person forward in his service of the creator.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Yisroel Newman will lead a discussion on the topic – Matters close to home.
A few months later there was a thunderstorm, and a bolt of lightening scored a direct hit on the rich man’s warehouse; his entire fortune was going up in smoke. While the cynic felt sorry for the Chosid’s loss, he was eager to pounce on him when he would miss making his daily statement of “Simcha, Emunah and Bitachon.”
In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he discusses the “why not” of interfaith dialogue. 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.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe listening to Krias Hatorah, circa mid-1980s.