It’s Friday night. Want to read? Go right ahead. Want to sleep? Go right ahead. Meet the Shabbulb, a lightbulb that can be turned on and off on Shabbos, the brainchild of inventor Morty Kohn.
Daily Archives: September 28, 2016
When Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday, Oct. 2, members of Chabad of South Austin/Young Jewish Professionals will hold their first minyan since last Yom Kippur. Together, they will celebrate not only the start of the Jewish New Year, but the welcoming of a new Sefer Torah.
A large group of people line up on Kingston Ave. to have their cheek swabbed to see if they are a match for a bone marrow transplant for Adam Krief, a young Jewish father of 3 who was recently diagnosed with blood cancer and is in desperate need for a matching donor.
Chaim Chitrik, a young Shliach living in Istanbul, Turkey, performs the stirring Niggun Rostov of the Rebbe Rashab on violin. One of the more serious of the Chabad melodies, Niggun Rostov is characterized by its deep feeling and soul searching expression.
Yesterday, Tuesday, after the registrations were processed for the first group of guests who arrived for Tishrei, a Farbrengen was held with the Mashpia Rabbi Michoel Seligson of Oholei Torah, hosted by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Ha’olami.
Building on a longtime family tradition, one esrog vendor shares the history that brings him back to Calabria, Italy, year after year in order to provide great-quality Esrogim at unbeatable prices.
“Shimon Peres‘ long relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Chabad movement weathered various differences,” said Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman of the Chabad-Lubavitch Educational and Social Services divisions. “But he remained a devoted friend and encouraged the work of the Rebbe’s shluchim throughout his life.”
Avremi Groner, a devoted husband and beloved father of five young children, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer earlier this year. After several months battling the illness, he sadly passed away. Today is his Shloshim, marking a month since his passing and the family has launched a campaign to raise much needed funds.
Elul is the Chodesh Harachamim, the month of mercy, a time when ‘the King is in the field’ and hears our Tefillos with a broad smile. It is also the month of Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li. All of us know someone who needs a Shidduch, and a special time, place and Zechus together can bring that Brocho.
Hundreds of Yeshiva Bochurim have begun arriving in Crown Heights for the month of Tishrei, and they are being welcomed in style and dignity by a staff of hard-working volunteers at Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim.
Shimon Peres, a longtime politician and dubbed one of the State of Israel’s founding fathers, has passed away Tuesday evening while surrounded by family at the age of 93.