This week, as we read about the first Bris in Parshas Lech Lecha, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he remarks on presenting mitzvos such as bris milah and others “as prescriptions for good health or hygiene.” The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Daily Archives: November 10, 2016
President Lyndon B. Johnson is welcomed to Worcester, MA, by students of the Lubavitch school in June of 1964, during his campaign for re-election. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
The coordinators, leaders and educators of the ‘Stars’ program for Jewish youth in Ukraine gathered in the city of Dnepropetrovsk last week to discuss the program’s development goals for the coming year.
Much has changed in the last three decades for the Jewish community in Kentucky, as the Litvin family has spread their roots in a community they are proud to call home. Even after all this time, new developments are in the works. Take, for instance, a Jewish Learning Center that opens this week, which under its wide umbrella will offer adult-education classes throughout the year for working professionals, parents, retirees—for anyone who wants to further their Jewish knowledge.
Comedian Mendy Pellin engages in some bathroom talk to reveal a little-known condition he has called Ulcerative Colitis. He invites the community to an event he will headline later this month in Crown Heights, which he hopes will raise awareness of this condition among members of the Orthodox-Jewish community.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Friday, November 11, for Veterans Day. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
Rabbi Yudi Steiner, director of Chabad on Campus at George Washington University, delivers a lesson to dozens of students titled “Love Matters” as part of the Sinai Scholars project. Rabbi Steiner and many of these students, along with hundreds of others from all over the country, will be arriving in Crown Heights tonight and tomorrow for the annual ‘JewFest’ Chabad on Campus Shabbaton.
A Chosid in Williamsburg recently arrived in Shul one morning to find that his Tefilin had gone missing. Suspecting that they may have been stolen, he obtained the footage from the Shul’s surveillance camera, and was surprised to discover the culprit.
With the International Kinus Hashluchim just two weeks away, members of the Vaad HaKinus got together with representatives of various city law enforcement agencies in order to coordinate security arrangements for conference, which is set to bring some 5,000 people to Crown Heights.
Mrs. Susan Shuster and her husband, Dr. Marvin Shuster, reside in Bal Harbour, Florida, where she was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in March of 2011.