After receiving the Torah and our promise to keep its mitzvos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the significance of mitzvos in general and the mitzvah of taharas ha’mishpacha in particular. The Rebbe points out that every mitzvah has a specific significance in a particular area of our life, and that undertaking to do a mitzvah can have retroactive effect. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Daily Archives: June 16, 2016
-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
In what has become an annual tradition for Rabbi Borenstein’s seventh grade class, they all got together in the backyard of his Balfore Place home for a Siyum and a barbeque.
The northern Tel Aviv community of Kochav Hatzafon (North Star) welcomed a new Sefer Torah a few days before Shavuos.
Chabad of Marina del Rey, California, recently celebrated a beautiful occasion. Six Jewish girls came together with the help of Chabad of Marina’s Bas Mitzvah Club to hold a joint Bas Mitzvah for all of the girls and their families. As the girls all come from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, it was a great chance for the girls to instill Jewish pride in themselves, and learn more about themselves and what it means to be a bas Yisrael.
An iPad that allows her to express herself verbally is giving a voice to Jordyn Zimmerman, and now she hopes to reach out to others with special needs.
In an opinion piece in The Forward, Loyola University Law Professor Yitzchok Adlerstein points to a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that affirms the right of parents to educate their children according to their religious beliefs, even if violating their state’s mandatory education standards.
It’s been seventy four years since the establishment of a special “defense force” of fearless soldiers whose task was thus defined in a tear-soaked letter: “They will protect the Jewish Nation, striving for the victory of justice and relieving the pangs of Moshiach.”
A brand-new state-of-the-art playground for neighborhood kids is in the works at Lincoln Terrace Park, located past Rochester Ave. on the eastern edge of Crown Heights.
Dr. Gedalya Shechtman is the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs’ Chief Consultant for Primary Care Services. He was interviewed in the My Encounter studio in February of 2016.