Christina Hacker, a 92-year-old native of Austria who has made her home in Australia for decades now, recently celebrated a number of “firsts” as an identified Jew.
Daily Archives: December 14, 2016
The 3rd edition of Hadras Ponim Zokon is out-of-print and to enable the publication of an expanded 4th edition of this celebrated sefer (of approximately 1,150 pages), financial assistance is needed.
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- “The goal of your sefer is that through reading it, people will be more scrupulous with the prohibition of removing the beard and will realize how critically important it is to grow it. To this end, it is imperative that it actually be published and distributed” (Igros Kodesh, vol. 32, p. 133). “It is customary when printing sefarim such as this to provide a discount to yeshiva students, and to publicize that you are doing so.”
In honor of Yud Daled Kislev, the day of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s wedding, Beis Rivkah elementary students were greeted with a mock Chuppah when they arrived to school this morning, along with stickers that said “this is the day that connects me with you…”
Once a prominent staple of Crown Heights takeout, Ess N’ Bench has returned to Kingston Avenue after a 25 year hiatus – at the other end of the block from the storefront it once occupied, which was torn down for the building of the Jewish Children’s Museum. Workers were spotted today putting up the legendary eatery’s retro sign above its new home.
A fabrengen for women and girls was held last night at the home of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin, in honor of their 88th wedding anniversary.
A blast of freezing arctic air from the Midwest is expected to hit New York City by Wednesday evening, sending temperatures plunging to near zero.
With mere hours left to a fundraising campaign to help Bnos Chomesh Academy raise $300,000 for its new building, the beloved institution has released this video featuring testimony from its students, parents, faculty members and admirers.
A new music video from Chabad of the West Coast in Cape Town, South Africa, set to Yakov Shwekey‘s “I Can Be”, directed by Rabbi Oshy and Zeesy Deren, highlights the tenth anniversary of the Sinai Academy Jewish International School.
Today, 14 Kislev, marks the anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s wedding. The Rebbe later said of this occasion that “It’s the day that bound me to the Chassidim and the Chassidim to me.”
It was the weekend before Thanksgiving when the Isabella Bird Community School in Stapleton, Denver, became the target of vandalism. Swastikas and anti-semitic slurs were spray-painted on doors of the school building and in the playground.