An unprovoked assault on a Jewish woman in Crown Heights Sunday evening is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force as a possible bias incident.
Daily Archives: September 27, 2016
It’s Rosh Hashanah. The main sanctuary of the MTC (Montreal Torah Center) is packed with more than 1,500 men, women and children. Suddenly, a voice rings out: It’s Ariel Mechaly calling out the page numbers. An adult with Down syndrome, Mechaly has been a beloved and valued member of the shul—in an upscale suburb of Montreal—since a year after his bar mitzvah.
The director of the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Ha’olami, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Altein, met recently with three Askanim who have taken upon themselves a large share of the financial burden of caring for over 1,000 guests who will be arriving from all over the world to spend Tishrei in Crown Heights.
Federal criminal charges were filed today against six Chasidic Jews in Williamsburg for participating in long-running schemes to hide substantial assets and income obtained from significant business and real estate interests in order to attain government benefits designed for low-income individuals.
Years ago, Elad walked into the Ohel, the resting place of the 7th Chabad Rebbe, and poured out his heart about his fear of writing. It turned out to be a life-changing moment, and one that he considers to have defined his creativity since then.
Surrounded by an endless sea of golden cornfields, Normal, Ill. (and its sister city of Bloomington) has a zoo, a sports coliseum, state university, city hall, airport, and now, a brand-new Chabad House.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that a 29-year-old Crown Heights man has been convicted for his participation in the kidnapping and murder of Menachem Stark, 39, on January 2, 2014.
A Sefer Torah was stolen from a Chabad Shul in the Shaarei Chessed neighborhood of Jerusalem.
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Shoshana Siev, OBM, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and beloved member of the Chabad community in Tzfas, Israel. She was 63 years old.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Nitzavim. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How do we know that we will repent and be blessed?
For most Jewish children, learning about the High Holidays is a natural component of their education; preparing for this special time of year has long been a traditional part of day schools and Sunday-school programs throughout the world. But for children with special needs and their families, like most aspects of their lives, the holiday season is not so simple.