9:30pm: Thousands are expected to partake in the central Gimmel Tammuz Farbrengen which is taking place in the hall at Beis Rivkah Campus Chomesh at 470 Lefferts Avenue. Guest speaker at the event will be Rabbi Ezra Shochet.
Daily Archives: June 27, 2017
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During a state visit to Israel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with Moshe, the son of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, HYD, who was rescued by his nanny while his parents and several of their guests were murdered inside their Mumbai Chabad House by Pakistani terrorists in 2008.
A brand new Sefer Torah was completed today, Gimmel Tammuz, and was dedicated in the memory of Rabbi Ovadia Schtroks OBM and his son Rabbi Shaya Schtroks OBM. Following the completion a joyous procession made its way through the streets of Crown Heights.
The Russian government continues to hold on to the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe’s seized collection of ancient books and manuscripts, but it is now making them available for public viewing on the web.
A handful of community members and activists gathered on Troy Avenue at the site where a Jewish artists “Art Bus” was torched in an incident which police are investigating as a possible hate crime. Singer Benny Friedman was on hand and performed his hit song, which was filmed using the bus.
Today, Gimmel Tammuz, a Pan Kloli on behalf of all the Chassidim and Shluchim around the world was read at the Ohel by the chairman of Aguch Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov.
About two weeks ago, a new kosher restaurant opened up on the northern edge of Crown Heights, generating a lot of buzz among members of the community in search of a new taste.
Just as three students of the Chabad Yeshiva in Kiryat Gat, Israel, exited a vehicle after returning from Mivtzoim, it burst in to flames, consuming the vehicle in a matter of seconds.
Reb Yoel Kahan, the Rebbe’s ‘Chozer,’ greets Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and Moscow oligarch and philanthropist German Zacharayev, who arrived in New York to visit the Rebbe’s gravesite on Gimmel Tammuz.
Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, was a guest at the Chabad House in Cusco, Peru, together with a group of about 40 English and American tourists.
Close to 300 teachers gathered for a special Gimmel Tammuz Farbrengen with veteran educator Rabbi Ezra Shochet, Rosh Yeshiva of Or Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles.
Today, Tuesday, Gimmel Tammuz, there will be a Siyum Sefer Torah dedicated in memory of Rabbi Ovadia Schtroks, OBM, beloved Melamed in London and father and grandfather to the extended Schtroks family, and in memory of his son, Rabbi Shaya Schtroks, OBM, a beloved melamed in the Morristown Cheder, who passed away suddenly in 2012.
A mini school bus, which has been converted into a rolling art project by a Jewish artist, was torched over the weekend and police are now investigating the incident as possibly being motivated by hate.
The New York City Health Department has announced that it has detected mosquitoes bearing West Nile virus.
As evening sets we begin observing Gimmel Tammuz, hundreds are already at the Ohel and are joined by thousands more who make their way to visit our father, the Rebbe.