It was a textbook case of competing values. The need for vibrancy and growth vs the desire to preserve the historic came head to head when Chabad at the University of Wisconsin sought permission to demolish an old house on its property.
Daily Archives: September 20, 2016
Chai Elul is one of the most important days in the Chasidic calendar, celebrating the Birthdays of both the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe. In honor of this day, JEM presents a special YouTube playlist of Sichas and unique clips related to the day and its relevance to us as Chassidim.
A special Torah is now being written in the merit of Moscow Shliach Rabbi Yitzchak Kogan, whom the Rebbe titled the ‘Tzaddik from Leningrad’ due to his Mesiras Nefesh there during the dark days of the Soviet Union. The Torah scroll was started in honor of his seventieth birthday.
A website that sells designer-only duds for kids whose no returns policy applies only to five areas that are home to large Orthodox Jewish communities says that its rules were enacted as a matter of business and not discrimination.
Several dozen Crown Heights residents were left without power yesterday, Monday, after a manhole burst into flames on Empire Blvd.
Writing for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), journalist Ben Sales lists six surprising things he learned about Chabad’s activities on campus after reviewing a study led by Mark Rosen, associate professor at Brandeis University’s Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program.
To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile and Zika viruses, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in Crown Heights on Wednesday, September 21 between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am the following morning, weather permitting.
Rabbi Chaim Lazer and Rivky Hershkovich have been appointed as Shluchim to Niles, IL, where they will serve as directors of community outreach at Chabad and FREE of Niles in the greater Chicago area.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Ki Tavo. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: What should we be grateful for?