With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Yeshuah Hadad OBM, one of the Rebbe’s earliest Shluchim to Milano, Italy and who was once chavrusa with the Baba Sali. He was 81 years old.
Daily Archives: October 31, 2017
The 3rd edition of Hadras Ponim Zokon is out-of-print and to enable the publication of an expanded 4th edition of this celebrated sefer (of approximately 1,150 pages), financial assistance is needed.
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- “The goal of your sefer is that through reading it, people will be more scrupulous with the prohibition of removing the beard and will realize how critically important it is to grow it. To this end, it is imperative that it actually be published and distributed” (Igros Kodesh, vol. 32, p. 133). “It is customary when printing sefarim such as this to provide a discount to yeshiva students, and to publicize that you are doing so.”
For the first time ever, Friendship Circle of Brooklyn will be offering two after-school clubs for boys and girls, starting this coming Tuesday. Both sessions will foster an inclusive environment and will be open to BOTH children with special needs and mainstream children.
At least six people are dead and fourteen others injured after a truck drove onto a bike path in lower Manhattan in New York City. Police now believe the incident to be terror related, and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force has joined the NYPD at the scene.
Chabad emissaries Rabbi Levi and Chanie Wolff joined Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Israel for the centenary of the battle of Be’er Sheva.
Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox church, visited the Jewish Museum of Tolerance adjacent to the Marina Roscha Synagogue in Moscow last week, where he was given a tour by Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.
Chabad on Campus centers have been growing in leaps and bounds over the past decade, both in the increasing number of schools served and the added Jewish programs offered. In the past year, 14 new couples have started Chabad centers, with many others buying, renovating or building new facilities that welcome students, faculty, community members and visitors.
University of Illinois police are searching for two people who were allegedly involved in removing a branch of a large menorah on campus over the weekend, the fourth time the menorah has been damaged since 2015.
References to ghosts date back to ancient world, but belief in ghosts is still very prevalent today. A recent Gallup poll says that 3 out of 4 Americans believe in some kind of paranormal activity. What are ghosts? Is there any scientific basis for them? Does Jewish tradition make any reference to them? Rabbi Pinchas Taylor, a shliach in south Florida, gives an overview while exploring a supposedly “haunted house” in Ft. Lauderdale.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Wednesday, November 1, for a Catholic holiday. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
The Kinus Hashluchim is fast approaching. Once again our streets will be filled with Shluchim of all ages, from all over the globe. And once again our streets will also be filled with the same complaints, Sina, and Loshon Hora.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha — Vayeira. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How high can we reach?