A years-long dispute between two Chabad organizations over whose public Menorah claims the distinction as the world’s largest has ended up in front of the Vaad Rabbonei Lubavitch, which issued a definitive ruling yesterday.
Daily Archives: December 2, 2016
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This week’s Living Torah program begins with a Sicha about a question that the Previous Rebbe asked by his own Bar-Mitzvah. And ending with a touching story about the Rebbe’s lesson to a young Bar-Mitzvah boy, the program is themed all around Bar-Mitzvahs. In this clip, a beautiful collage showing boys of Bar Mitzvah age visiting the Rebbe before their special day.
Police and firefighters rushed to Kfar Chabad this morning after cars were trapped on roads subject to massive floods. In a dramatic scene caught on video, 8 persons were extricated from the flooding, four of them children.
When we reflect on the story of and the way Yaakov received the blessings from his father Yitzchok, the unsettling question and big elephant in the room is, how did Yaakov receive the blessings by lying? It almost seems that the Torah is directing us that there are times in which it is ok to lie, and that there are circumstances’ in which one is even encouraged to be (what seems to be) a little dishonest. What lessons can we learn from this in our day to day life? What messages is there in us to help enhance our connection to Hashem and our Avodah as Chassidim? Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitzky, Shliach to Doral, FL, shares his thoughts on this week’s Parsha – Toldos.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Michoel Seligson will lead a discussion on the topic: Rosh Chodesh Kislev – 40 Years, What does it mean for us today?
By the rivers of Malibu; there we sat (and) also wept; when we remembered Zion. Not the exact quote of King David, but the perfect modern-day premise for this music film, produced by filmmaker and comedian Mendy Pellin.
The fourth Hakafah began. As before, the Rebbe turned around to look at the Sifrei Torah and those carrying them. The singing began, and the Rebbe swung his arms in rhythm to the melody. Suddenly, the Rebbe stopped. His face became a sickly white. A moment later, he turned from his shtender to Rabbi Groner and asked that his chair be brought to him.
Rabbi Avi Richler, director of Chabad of Gloucester County, NJ, appeared on the television program The Road to Recovery, hosted by activist Michael DeLeon, to express his approach to drug addiction and recovery.
JLI recently launched a new weekly video series: each week a unique one-minute video is released featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week’s video for Parshas Toldos is titled: Go Out on a Limb.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a photo of the Rebbe encouraging the singing at a Farbrengen in the 1960s.