Rabbi Asher Federman, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of the Virgin Islands, has remained on St. Thomas, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma, to give what material and spiritual comfort he can to the island’s small Jewish community.
Daily Archives: September 12, 2017
After fifteen years of fostering Jewish life in sunny California, Rabbi Shmuly Schlanger and his wife Esther have finally opened the doors to the permanent home of Chabad of Bakersfield.
Shomrim of London has reported that an 8-year-old Jewish boy was attacked and severely beaten in an unprovoked attack while walking home from school today.
Rabbi Shmuly Perlstein and his wife, Goldie, will be moving to Gainesville, Virginia to open the first Jewish Community Center in the area – Chabad of Gainesville.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faces a crowded primary field, but no challengers with his organizing power or financial muscle, as he seeks a second term as the leader of the country’s largest city.
Jewish music star Shlomo Simcha sings a new tune to Avinu Malkeinu, titled “Tate Oy Tatenyu,” composed by R’ Pinchas Wolf, a 71-year-old Detroit native. The sing was also made available for free download.
Following the incident in which a Chabad Chosid was fined for offering passersby to put on Tefillin, the mayor of Herzliya came to the office of Rabbi Reli Halperin, put on Tefillin, and announced the cancellation of the outrageous summons. The two parted with a hug.
It was Friday morning as Floridians were bracing for Hurricane Irma, when Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, director of Tampa’s Chabad Young Professionals chapter, received a call from his colleague. RabbiYossi Katz of Tenafly, New Jersey was concerned about a member of his community who had entered hospice care in Tampa. Would Dubrowski stay in touch with him?
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Nitzavim-Vayelech. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can we be guaranteed great judgement on Rosh Hashana?