As we approach the holiday of our liberation from Egypt and our becoming a nation, we present an eye-opening letter of the Rebbe in which he emphasizes the crucial importance of Jewish national identity in education, and in particular in the education of individuals with special needs. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Daily Archives: March 30, 2017
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Amid the turmoil surrounding the ‘Crown Heights Pizza Wars’ between Basil and Calabria, there has been a lot of confusion among the media and the public regarding the Halachic concept of ‘Hasogas Gvul.’ Writing for the Five Towns Jewish Times, Rabbi Yair Hoffman seeks to clear up some of the fog surrounding the issue.
The Boys of the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn and their buddies from local Yeshivas gathered for a unique event to culminate the joyous month of Adar. Billed as an evening of “Music and Talent,” the young adults joined at the JCM for a most memorable evening.
If you’re familiar with bell bottoms, then you’ve crossed paths one way or the other with Eugene “Gene” Kule, the late garment-industry visionary who introduced them to the American market and defined an era. Kule, an exuberant Brooklyn-born clothing businessman who passed away last month at the age of 84, was an industry innovator who in a half-century-long career became known as the “King of Pants.”
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of the month of Nissan and the Yom Tov of Pesach for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Like many students their age, the students of Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) in Longmeadow, MA, studied the conversation between Chana and Eli Kohen Gadol at Shiloh, at the beginning of the book of Shmuel. As a result of her prayer, the prophet Shmuel was born, and Chazal established rules for shmoneh esray following Chana’s example.
Ask Rabbi Yonah Avtzon of Sichos in English what keeps him up at night and he will tell you it is the new English translation of the Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Aruch that he and his team of scholars have been working on for the past several years.
From the Safer Haminhagim: Every day from Rosh Chodesh Nissan until the twelfth of the month, one reads the passage that describes the offering brought on that day by a particular Nasi, or tribal prince, for the dedication of the altar of the Mishkan. Yehi Ratzon in the Extended Article.
Yeshivas Kayitz Kingston—an exciting summer program for 8th grade and Mesivta age boys—has recently announced its head staff for the upcoming summer.
Rabbi Dr. Israel Drazin has served for over three decades as in the US Army, ending as Assistant Chief of Chaplains of the US Army, where he held the rank of Brigadier General. He authored numerous articles and 38 books on philosophy and the Bible. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in March of 2011.
Rabbi Mendel Lifshitz started visiting Cherry Gulch, an Idaho-based therapeutic boarding school for boys, more than a decade ago. At the time, the school was looking for better ways to serve its Jewish students. The rest is history.