Beyond just commemorating the original event, each year on Shavuos we receive the Torah anew. This new spiritual energy, whether consciously felt or not, brings us new powers and abilities to achieve even more than in the past.
Daily Archives: June 10, 2016
Shavuos is the Yahzeit of the Baal Shem Tov, as well as of Dovid Hamelech. The following is a story that the heilike Ruzhiner would repeat in the name of his great-grandfather the Maggid of Mezerith, which is connected to both of them.
Yesterday, Thursday, June 9th a historic event took place at the University of California Los Angeles, one of the most prestigious universities in the United States. The school made special accommodations for 79 graduating students and provided an early departmental graduation in deference to their observance of Shabbos and Shavuos. Thanks to this accommodation, these students (and families and guests) were able to participate in graduation ceremonies.
The latest edition of Our Vogue magazine, dedicated to spreading awareness for Tznius in our community, is available for viewing and downloading, courtesy of the publishers.
On Sunday, the first day of Shavuos, there will be various minyonim for Krias Hatorah and Aseres Hadibros around Crown Heights, which were arranged for women and children who could not make it to Shul during Shachris.
On the first night of Shavuos at the Besht, three renowned lecturers will lead discussions in Torah: 12:15am – Rabbi Chaim Schochet, 1:15am – Rabbi Sholom Ber Shuchat, and 2:15am – Rabbi Yisroel Newman.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Monday, June 13, for Shavuos. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
In honor of the upcoming Yomtov, Crown Heights resident Yossi Newfield has shared with us a never-before-seen picture of the Rebbe distributing Kos Shel Bracha, which was taken by his father, Dr. Shlomo Newfield, in 1977.
Singing star Benny Friedman was put the test with a difficult challenge for the coming Yomtov of Shavuos. Also in the extended article: Rabbi Manis Friedman explains how to make the Aseres Hadibros more meaningful to children.
The first night of the festival of Shavuos is not one for sleeping in Jewish communities around the world. It is the night when Tikkun Leil Shavuos is recited, followed in many places by study and classes until dawn. In the holy city of Safed, Israel, where the text of the Tikkun originated, the electric aura of the holiday is almost palpable.
Over 200 community members gathered to mark the Shloshim – thirty days since the passing – of Rabbi Moshe Muller OBM, the beloved Shliach who suddenly passed away leaving behind a family and a community.
Shluchim to the New York and New England region held their official Regional Kinus Hashluchim this past week. The gathering took place in the beautiful new facilities of Chabad of Great Neck, NY.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a set of unique photos of the Rebbe getting an Aliyah, circa early 1960s.