While the modern legal system has prisons at the core of its establishment, the Torah never features prison as a form of punishment, even as a deterrent. This, because the idea of locking someone up is antithetical to the nature of humanity. According to the Torah, a person was put on this earth for a purpose. Withholding one’s ability to achieve that purpose is the most inhumane treatment they can possibly suffer.
Daily Archives: August 19, 2016
One young chossid, who owned a pair of strong, young horses, heard about Reb Hillel’s predicament. Approaching Reb Hillel, he confidently offered to help. “I can get you to Lubavitch before Shabbos. However, you must agree to two things.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Michoel Seligson will lead a discussion on the topic of Tu B’Av and Chof Av.
A 62-year-old Lubavitcher man was injured after being stabbed by a man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Strasbourg, France. The victim was identified as Shalom Ber Levy, who is a longstanding member of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Strasbourg and father of Chabad Shluchim in France and Israel.
A somber memorial service was held today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of Yankel Rosenbaum, HYD, who was stabbed to death shortly after the Crown Heights Riots broke out in the summer of 1991.
The Talmud states: “Never were there more joyous days for the Jewish People than the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur,” listing five or six joyous events that occurred on 15 Av throughout history. But what is it about the energy of the 15th of Av that attracts so much joy?
Friday, Erev Shabbos Nachamu. The Shabbos before the historical European Kinnus Hashluchim that will begin on Sunday Official Kinus photographer Itzik Roitman presents his first gallery of the beautiful Marina Roscha Shul. Home to a large Prayer Hall with many minyanim, stunning mikva, and spectacular restaurants, all in the authentic Erev Shabbos atmosphere of Jewish Moscow.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique pair of photos of the Rebbe under the Chupah, listening to the reading of the Kesubah and wishing the chosson and kallah mazel tov, circa mid 1950s.