An “animal rights” activist who “rescued” about 200 chickens from the pre-Yom Kippur ritual of Kapporos in Brooklyn last fall has told reporters for Florida’s WUFT News that the chickens have found new homes at animal sanctuaries.
Daily Archives: January 31, 2017
It’s heartbreaking. Those absolutely heart-stopping horrific sounds: screeching brakes, slamming crash, shattering glass, screams… A racing ambulance, flashing, blaring, whining, and getting closer, announcing trouble. Instant panic and tefillah. Please Hashem let it be ok. And not be anyone I know.
On Wednesday, January 25th, Rabbi Avraham Kagan, director of government affairs for Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois and Rabbi of Chabad of River North, delivered the invocation at the joint session of the Illinois House of Representative and Senate in Springfield, Illinois. The invocation preceded Governor Bruce Rauner’s annual “State of the State” address.
In what has become an annual event in Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch of Montreal, the fathers of Rabbi Y. Menkes‘ first grade class visited the Yeshiva to spend some quality time with their sons.
On Thursday, January 26, and Shabbos, January 28, Young Israel of Deerfield Beach, Florida, hosted Chabad author and lecturer Rabbi Chaim Dalfin. About 350 people attended both events, including such personalities as Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski, Rabbi Aaron Ziegler, retired army chaplain Col. Yaakov Goldstein and Rebbetzin Edelman of Springfield, MA.
Rabbi Chaim Bruk, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Montana, gives a glimpse into the larger-than-life personality of his prolific grandfather, Rabbi Shimon Goldman, OBM, who passed away recently. Rabbi Bruk relates the tremendous impact his grandfather had, and continues to have, on him, as well as all who had the merit of knowing him.
What’s holding the Arab world back? Why, by nearly every measure, are Muslim nations so far behind the West economically, culturally and scientifically? Bret Stephens, Global View columnist for the Wall Street Journal, explains.
This winter, 5,000 needy Jewish children across Russia and Ukraine were once again the recipients of clothing gift certificates, a joint initiative of Chabad’s Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS (FJC), the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein and the Gloria Jeans clothing franchise.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Bo. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: Why are Jews so successful?