We present an excerpt from the writings of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel explaining the deeper significance of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
Daily Archives: October 6, 2016
Rosh Hashanah brought a family reunion of sorts to Chabad Lubavitch of Playa del Carmen: The Jewish Center of the Riviera Maya in Mexico as 500 Jews, most of them strangers to one another, joined together for a holiday meal complete with round challahs, apples and honey, mouthwatering meats and lively conversation, complete with words of Torah.
In his latest video, filmmaker Meir Kalmenson sat down three strangers and took away their ability to judge the others with their eyes, giving them an opportunity to listen to what the others had to say without any preconceived conclusions and prejudices.
Hundreds of Jews filled the central Marina Roscha shul on both days of Yom Tov, with additional minyanim being held in the neighboring mosdos for the Bucharian community, the Kavkazi community, Israelis, youth, and more.
An embattled Community Board 9, already operating without a district manager, will now likely have to operate for the rest of October with an interim chair after Chairman Demetrius Lawrence abruptly announced his resignation.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip has landed in an open area in southern Israel this afternoon. No one was hurt in Thursday’s attack, but it came a day after another rocket landed in the town of Sderot, also without casualties.
Hurricane Matthew marched toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and nearly 2 million people along the coast were urged to evacuate their homes, a mass exodus ahead of a major storm packing power the U.S. hasn’t seen in more than a decade.
The Shofar Factory was on the road again over the month of Elul, with Tzivos Hashem’s traveling crafts workshops. Thousands of children from all backgrounds sawed, drilled, and sounded thousands of kosher shofars.
Chasidic singing superstar Avraham Fried joined forces with the talented composer Martin Meir Widerker to release a beautiful new version of the age-old Shabbos Zemirah – V’zakeinu Lekabel Shabbosos.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Sholom Ber Schneerson OBM, a Rov who had a Shul in his home in Flatbush. He was 84 years old. The Levaya will take place today – Thursday.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Nemes works in the administration of Tzivos Hashem youth group at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with Rebbe project in Brooklyn, in July of 2012.