A 4-year-old child is in critical condition after drowning in a pool in the KMS Bungalow Colony in Swan Lake, NY. Please say tehillim for Shimon ben Leah Malka Esther.
Daily Archives: July 10, 2016
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 122, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: When Is/Isn’t Humor Appropriate? Can Non-Jews Study Torah? Should I Always Trust My Mashpia’s Advice?
In 1952, at the suggestion of his uncle Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Isaac Hodakov, chief aide of the Rebbe, 17-year-old Immanuel Schochet traveled from Toronto to the Lubavitch school in Brooklyn, New York. Initially, while attending the school, located in Crown Heights, close to Lubavitch World Headquarters, known as “770”, he found Chassidic life foreign. Although he enjoyed the gatherings presided by the Rebbe, he had little understanding of a Rebbe’s role and felt out of place whenever the crowd sang melodies for lengthy periods. In addition, he found the study of Chassidic texts bewildering.
Thousands spent Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz at the Ohel, davening and farbrenging throughout, while after Shabbos thousands more continued making their way to daven at the Rebbes Ohel.
A suspect was wounded after being shot by police officers in Crown Heights early Sunday morning. Police were responding to calls for shots fired and upon arriving on scene observed a man with a gun in his hand.
In 1974, Nicaragua, under the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, was trying to recover from a devastating earthquake. Sensing a business opportunity, Massachusetts lawyer Jeffrey Kimball approached Nicaragua’s ambassador to the United States, Guillermo Sevilla Sacasa (Debayle’s brother-in-law), offering the country his assistance.