‘Rabbi, How Can I Prepare for the Worst?’

Rabbi Danny Yaffe, who serves as youth rabbi in the Great Synagogue of Sydney, was recently contacted by a young Jewish man from overseas who was alone in an Australian hospital, and whose doctors thought his days on this earth were numbered. Rabbi Yaffe relates the miraculous and inspiring story that followed, which he agreed to share with our readers.

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Berlin Shliach: We Must Help Save the EU

Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, Chabad Shliach to Berlin and the Rabbi of the Jewish community in the German capital, was welcomed Yesterday (Tuesday) by Thomas Oppermann, parliamentary head of the German ‘Social Democratic Party’ (SDP), the second largest party in Germany, for an official meeting in his offices at the Bundestag.

JNF Sponsors New Park in Kfar Chabad

“There are only two words to say over and over again – thank you, thank you, thank you. The rabbis said that one good deed begets another, and now that the first stage of the park has been completed, we look forward to the second stage.” Rabbi Shimon Rabonowitz, chairman of the Kfar Chabad Administrative Committee, was speaking at the dedication ceremony of the new Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Courtyard Park in Kfar Chabad, where he thanked the Jewish National Fund (JNF) on behalf of the 8,000 local residents, including 2,000 children.

Monsey Rov Endorses Crown Heights Eruv

A few weeks after the completion of the Crown Heights Eruv, during which several Rabbonim – including the members of the Crown Heights Beis Din, headed by Rabbi Avrohom Osdoboa, and Rosh Kollel Rabbi Yosef Heller – came out in fierce opposition to it, two prominent Rabbonim have come out in support of the authenticity of the Eruv and in defense of those who use it.