The 37 Shluchim families from across Asia that gathered this week in Thailand for the annual regional Kinus Hashluchim enjoyed three inspiration filled days. In accordance with the spirit of Hakhel, this year’s Kinus was expanded to include men, women and children. The participants enjoyed Shiurim, workshops, Farbrengens and more.
Daily Archives: May 13, 2016
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- “The goal of your sefer is that through reading it, people will be more scrupulous with the prohibition of removing the beard and will realize how critically important it is to grow it. To this end, it is imperative that it actually be published and distributed” (Igros Kodesh, vol. 32, p. 133). “It is customary when printing sefarim such as this to provide a discount to yeshiva students, and to publicize that you are doing so.”
Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, Shliach in Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico, delivers his brief and hilarious thought on this week’s Parsha, Kedoshim. This week Rabbi Benny answers the question: Why is the Torah so severe when it comes to someone having weights or scales that are not perfectly balanced? Aren’t there more grave sins than off-balance scales?
A group of Chasidic children tore down and stole an Israeli flag that was flying in front of a home in upstate New York. Israelis and many Jews around the world marked the Israeli Independence Day yesterday on Thursday, May 11.
Rabbi Fishel Jacobs, known as the ‘Power Rabbi,’ is an ex-law enforcement officer, author and inspirational speaker. Here he performs one of his unforgettable karate breaks, four industrial cinder blocks with his head!
In an unusual twist, New York City is actually trying to return money to motorists who were issued illegal $165 parking summonses.
During a two-week period several years ago, Matthew Devlin felt hopeless. The 18-year-old came to rest his head one night on a table in a Manhattan Starbucks. Waking up from a deep sleep, he met a Chabad teen who told him that there was a place called “770,” where he could find some help. At the time, Devlin, who has a Jewish mother and a Catholic father, didn’t know that he was a Jew. But figuring he had nothing to lose, he used his last Metrocard swipe to travel south to Brooklyn.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Motty Lipskier, director of The Beis Medrash of Crown Heights, will lead a discussion on the topic – how’s that supposed to make me feel?
Related the Rebbe Maharash: “In general, it is recommended to go to sleep lying on one’s left side and wake up on the right side. While most people can simply turn over in bed, it is extremely painful for me to do so. Instead, I wash negel vasser, get up, walk to the other side of the bed, and lie down again.”
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe davening Maariv, circa early 1960s.
Three Additional Juveniles, a 12-year old and two 14-year-old’s, were arrested Thursday evening in connection with the arson burning of a Jewish owned school bus in Crown Heights.