Weekly Letter: The Meaning of Zman Simchaseinu

This Week, we present an excerpt from the writings of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel explaining the deeper significance of the joyous celebration of Simchas Beis Hashoeva on Sukkos, as well as Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah.

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Picture of the Day: New D.A. Meets Community

The acting District Attorney for Brooklyn, Eric Gonzalez, who is currently filling the position of recently-deceased D.A. Ken Thompson, paid a visit to Crown Heights on Tuesday night to see firsthand the Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration and meet the community.

Simchas Beis Hashoeva Begins with Kids Dancing

Simchas Beis Hashoeva on Wednesday evening in Crown Heights began with early music and dancing specially catered to little kids. Beginning at 7:30pm Fitche Ben Shimon played music to the delight of hundreds of children who joyously danced with their parents. The main even followed with dancing into the night.

Here’s My Story: A Time for War

Rabbi Laibl Wolf is presently the dean of Spiritgrow Josef Kryss Wholistic Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where he resides with his wife Leah. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in Brooklyn, in November of 2011.