This week, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he reflects on our forefather Yaakov in parshas Va’yetze and parshas Va’yishlach, and highlights important lessons for each Jew today in his every day life. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Daily Archives: December 8, 2016
Chabad of Aventura, Florida, under the leadership of Rabbi Laivi Forta, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6, for a new $12 million, 44,000-square-foot building with two sanctuaries, one for the Chabad congregants and one for the Sephardic congregants.
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, a world-renowned lecturer who serves as the spiritual leader of the Boca Raton Synagogue, addressed a unique subject in his weekly column – how Chabad is revolutionizing the role of a Rebbetzin in Orthodox Judaism.
Tuesday was a bad day for children on the streets of Crown Heights. The day began with a 13-year-old Schneur Boaron being struck by a car on Kingston Avenue, then yet another young boy getting hit by a car on Brooklyn Avenue later on that same day.
A small, unassuming building that has played a significant role in the early history of Lubavitch in Crown Heights was recently purchased by a member of the community, who intends to build affordable housing for large families on the property.
This year’s OK Kosher Annual International Conference brought Rabbinic Coordinators and Field Representatives from across the globe together for a full-day symposium.
Among five soldiers who are being disciplined for accepting what the IDF said were “inappropriate gifts” during the course of their service at IDF checkpoints was one female soldier who, according to a report on Israel Radio, “crossed a red line when she accepted food from civilians” – in her case, a jelly doughnut (sufganiya) distributed by Chabad chassidim in honor of Chanukah.
HaRav Yitzchok Raitport, a dear friend and loyal supporter of Oholei Torah, visited the mossad this past week.
When offered the choice of receiving a substantial gift for her Bas Mitzvah or using the money to sponsor a life saving device for her school, one child opted to get the defibrillator.
Mr. Bentzion Bernstein is a practicing lawyer in London, England, where he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in February of 2010.