In honor of the new school year, we present a photo of one of the original classes of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in New York, shortly after the building of 770 was purchased in the early 1940s. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
Daily Archives: September 7, 2016
This is the story of how a handful of young Chassidim set out to build a global communications network in the era before Periscope, Skype, VoIP, or even satellite or Cable TV. Their actions would sow the seeds for dozens of future Chabad-led forays into digital communications.
Her name was Faygee. She was 20 years old and she had a smile that could light up a room. Faygee was one of my wife Aviva’s students and she was full of life, full of love, and full of hope. She always knew what to say to make everyone around her feel good, how to give them chizuk so that they could carry on even when they faced trials and tribulations. But we lost her Monday night to an accidental heroin overdose.
Faced with calls to severely restrict or even outlaw the predawn J’Ouvert celebrations that take place across Central Brooklyn every year on Labor Day in the wake of two fatal shootings during this year’s festivities, Crown Heights Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo said that critics are proposing the impossible.
This past Sunday marked the Bar Mitvah of Moshe Yitzchock Kaploun, the son of noted community Askan Rabbi Yehuda Kaploun and his wife Dr. Lea Kaploun of North Miami Beach, FL.
A special, pre-Rosh Hashana conference was held this week in Kazan, the capital of the Muslim Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan in Russia.
As Chabad of Saskatoon, Canada, under the leadership of Rabbi Raphael Kats, is forced to move out of its current location, landlord Bob Dhillon, a Sikh, stepped in to provide them with free rent until it can find a new home.
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu chose to open the school year in the city of Nazareth in honor of his friend Mayor Mr. Ronen Plot (who until recently served as CEO of the Knesset). The Prime Minister began his visit in the presence of Chief Rabbi of Nazareth illit, Chabad emissary Rabbi Yeshayahu Hertzel shelita, in the school Yudfat.
Nearly 100 people stood on the front lawn of the brick bungalow on Columbia Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday evening as Rabbi Avrohom Litvin and Rabbi Shlomo Litvin cut a ceremonial blue ribbon stretched across the front porch of the Chabad Jewish Student Center at the University of Kentucky.
A 73-year-old woman who was reported missing by her family has been located thanks to a coordinated search effort between multiple agencies.