You know them when you see them, and when you see them, you know it’s Chanukah. The car menorah is a uniquely American innovation—a marketing gimmick created by young yeshivah students in the early 1970s as a way to spread awareness and the message of the eight-day Jewish holiday. Today, they can be found across the globe and on all kinds of vehicles.
Daily Archives: December 12, 2017
It’s the season of joy, lights, family and… doughnuts! Meir Kalmenson teamed up once again this year with his good friend, Kosher Guru, to discover the best doughnut in town!
Last Sunday, the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn’s Menorah Building workshop at the Home Depot was filled to capacity, with over 120 in attendance.
There’s an important lesson we can learn from the candles that we light each night of Chanukah.
Giant Menorahs are lit each Chanukah at iconic sites around the world, and in the most remote, unexpected, and breathtaking locations. Wherever there is a Jew, there is a message of light. Be that light. Light that flame.
Join the live broadcast of the lighting ceremony of the National Chanukah Menorah located on the Ellipse at the White House in Washington D.C. Featuring musical performances: popular chassidic rock band “8th Day”; Miri Ben Ari; the “United States Air Force Band”; and “The Three Cantors”.
While law enforcement agents were searching the Kensington, Brooklyn, home of Akayed Ullah, the would-be suicide attacker who had detonated a pipe bomb in a Manhattan subway on Monday, Rabbi Yisrolik Langsam, who heads a Chabad outpost in the area with his wife Mushkie, arrived at the scene to pass out donuts and Chanukah menorahs and wrap tefillin with Jewish people present — from law enforcement, the media and passersby.
Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice Chairman of Merkos Linyonai Chinuch, traveled from New York to be Menachem Avel the Feller family, who are sitting shiva in Minnesota after the passing of their matriarch, Mrs. Mindelle Feller, OBM.
The Levi Yitzchok Library in Crown Heights presents its fifth annual “Night of Lights” Chanukah concert for women. Held as a fundraiser evening, a limited number of 100 tickets are being sold for women to experience a unique celebration of the first night of Chanukah tonight, Tuesday, December 12th. Doors open at 7:30pm and the program begins at 8:00pm.
Menachem Benchemon of Visual-Torah.com created a Chanukah menorah companion and made it available to the community for free download.
Crown Heights’s two largest Jewish boys’ schools have been working in conjunction and together have modified their school calendars, making changes to when the summer break begins and ends.
Hagaon Harav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Ztz”l, one of the most widely respected Poskim of Jewish law in the haredi community, passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 104.
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of R’ Michoel Behrman OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights, who passed away Monday, the 23rd of Kislev. He was 78 years old.