This week marks the 50th anniversary since The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, launched the global tefillin campaign in the days before the Six-Day War, when he publicly called for every Jew to fulfill the mitzvah of donning phylacteries. In the half century that’s passed since then, tefillin has become synonymous with Chabad on a global scale–and they aim to keep it that way.
Daily Archives: May 30, 2017
An Orthodox-Jewish family from Stamford Hill enjoying a beach vacation on the British coast were attacked by a gang of teens, and local police refused to help.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Wednesday and Thursday, May 31 and June 1, for Shavuos. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
On the first night of Shavuos at the Besht, three renowned lecturers will lead discussions in Torah: 12:15am – Rabbi Mendy Wolff; 1:15am – Rabbi Mendel Hershkop; 2:15am – Rabbi Levke Kaplan.
Shlomo Fridman, Yossi Lasker and Yehuda Zejger arrived Sunday in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to spend Shavous with local Shliach Rabbi Berel Levertov, his family and the Jewish community.
The day on which we received the Torah from the Creator should be exciting, but knowing that our ancestors learned Torah long before it was given on Har Sinai kind of puts a damper on things . . . until we understand what actually happened. My Judaism has made a short engaging video that clarifies what exactly changed on Shavuos in lay man’s terms.
The Rebbe would wish people before Shavuos a blessing coined by the Previous Rebbe, “Kabbolas Hatorah Besimcha Ubipnemiyus – to receive the Torah joyfully and with inner meaning.” JEM presents a beautiful playlist of videos connected to the holiday of Shavuos.
JEM has just published a massive new collection of over 4,300 pictures from the month of Sivan in 1989. This collection was released in connection to the 24th Yahrtzeit of R’ Levi Freidin, OBM, the famous Israeli photographer who captured so many beautiful shots of the Rebbe.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on the holiday of Shavuos. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: What is the message of Shavuos?
Rabbi Meilech Leib DuBrow, a KosherFit Master Coach, is the founder of Kosher Health & Fitness, based in Los Angeles, where he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in September of 2011.