Thirty years ago, on December 22, 1986 – 20 Kislev, 5747, President Ronald Reagan received a delegation of Chabad Rabbis in the Oval Office in honor of Chanukah. Led by Rabbi Avraham Shemtov of American Friends of Lubavitch, the Shluchim from across the United States presented the President with a special Menorah.
Daily Archives: December 22, 2016
New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton hosted a pre-Chanukah celebration in the Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse for the young professional community in Crown Heights.
We present a letter from the Rebbe with a timely message for this week, which spans Yud Tes Kislev and Chanukah (as it was at the time of the letter), connecting the two with the theme of not being discouraged when the “weak and the few” are confronted by the “mighty and the powerful.” And a fascinating insight in the P.S. part of the letter: using the English language to maximize the spreading of the light to the furthest reaches in the darkness, another theme of Chanukah. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
There’s a bajillion different types of doughnuts out there, and so many places to buy it from, so to help you out with your doughnut shopping this Chanukah, filmmaker Meir Kalmenson ventured off with the Kosher Guru to discover the best Doughnut in New York City.
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 Chanukah is titled: Supernatural.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that high-speed open road, cashless tolling will be completed on all MTA-operated bridges and tunnels in the New York metropolitan region by the end of 2017, with automatic tolling beginning at the Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown Tunnels next month.
Dalia Elyakim, an Israeli woman declared missing since a terror attack struck Berlin, Germany, earlier in the week was identified as one of those killed.
Rebbetzin Shulamis Pape, a beloved educator and Mashpia in Crown Heights, has suffered a stroke and is currently being treated in the ICU. Please say Tehillim for Solika Shulamis bas Izza Aliza for a speedy and complete recovery.
From 5767 to 5777 – Tzivos Hashem UK, under the direction of Rabbi Yossi Simon, has been running the Chayolei Tzivos Hashem program for 10 years.
Chabad of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) hosted their third annual (pre) Chanukah Menorah lighting and cocktail dinner celebration during the last sitting week for 2016 of the ACT Parliament’s calendar on December 14th.
The Largest Chanukah Menorah in Brooklyn will proudly stand at the monumental Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. The first candle will be lighted on Saturday evening December 24, at 7:00 pm.
Mr. Charles Samuel Ramat is presently co-chairman of Neurotrop BioScience, a biotech firm trying to develop drugs to save the lives of terminally ill children and Alzheimer’s patients. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project at Chabad of the Upper West Side in April of 2016.