As we approach the week of Selichos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the true meaning of Teshuva. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Daily Archives: September 22, 2016
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the week of Selichos for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Hundreds of students and alumni of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, France, gathered together Wednesday evening for a grand Farbrengen marking Chai Elul and 70 years since the founding of the Yeshiva.
Last winter, a news story was published about a Jewish man who ordered food from a local kosher restaurant on GrubHub.com, only to discover that the food he received and ate was in fact from a counterfeit “restaurant” that was being run out of a non-Jewish scammer’s home kitchen. It is incidents like this that highlight the need for JMenu, CEO Shmuly Wolff tells CrownHeights.info.
Renowned for kangaroos and boomerangs, Australia is not usually first to mind when thinking of the Rebbe and Chabad. However, Australia possesses a treasure trove of people with close relationships with the Rebbe and myriads of encounters and stories of the Rebbe.
An out-of-control SUV repeatedly crashed into six others vehicles before barreling into a Chabad Hebrew school in Manhattan after an elderly driver suffered a medical emergency.
The islands of the Caribbean are, for the average American, an exotic escape from the stresses of mainland life. For a small group of dedicated Chabad Shluchim, however, trips to these aesthetically-rich yet spiritually-barren oases are not just visits – they’re a life-time commitment.
On Tuesday, September 20, more than 65 people filled the shul at Chabad of Orange County, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, for a special evening with IDF Commando Mr. Sassy Reuven commemorating 40 years since Operation Thunderbolt – the Raid on Entebbe.
Chabad ties to the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk are deep, dating well back to the beginning of the previous century. The Rebbe’s father, Reb Levi Yitzchok Schneersohn, served as the city’s chief Rabbi for more than 20 years, and it was in this Ukrainian metropolis that the Rebbe and his brothers were raised.
Rabbi Jeremy Rosen worked in the rabbinate in England and Belgium until his retirement in 2008. He is presently a scholar-in-residence at the JCC in Manhattan. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in March of 2015.