Rabbi Naftali Silberberg tells a truly inspirational story about Harav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman, OBM, a leader of Torah Jewry, who passed away before Chanukah.
Daily Archives: December 25, 2017
Rabbi Avrohom Cohen, who served Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union and established the first Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in Beersheva, Israel, passed away on Dec. 21. He was 64 years old.
After a three-year legal battle, an Israeli judge acquitted two rabbis, Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo and Rabbi Shabtai Weintraub, who were indicted for encouraging soldiers to disobey orders to evacuate settlements in 2009 and 2011. ‘Freedom of speech has a special constitutional status,’ the judge said in his ruling.
In honor of Hei Teves, and in memory of their dear son and brother, Shimmy Newfield, OBM, who passed away in 1998 at the young age of 12, the Newfield family subsidized 100 sets of the Levush sefarim by Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe to the yungerleit studying in the kollels of Crown Heights.
Last fall, Rachel Freier, a 52-year-old grandmother, was elected as a judge, even though she is a member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Continuing our series She’s Got Faith, Megyn Kelly welcomes the woman The New York Times has called “the Hasidic superwoman of night court.”
In Buenos Aires, the grand Menorah lighting at La Plaza Republica Oriental del Uruguay has become a tradition, and the way all parts of the Jewish community celebrate Chanukah.
Last Wednesday, nearly 200 people gathered at the prestigious Metropol Hotel, adjacent to the Red Square in central Moscow, for a signing ceremony between the two largest organizations in Russia and Europe for the benefit of hundreds of thousands of Russian and European Jews and many Jewish communities.
JLI presents its unique two-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from a timely tale. This week’s video is titled: A Silver Lining.
Chanukah across the County of Essex was unbelievable this year. Under the auspices of Chabad Northeast London & Essex, led by Rabbi Aryeh and Devorah Sufrin MBE, together with their colleagues Rabbi Odom and Henny Brandman of Buckhurst Hill and their teams, six public Menorah lighting ceremonies were held in six different locations across Essex, UK.
Thousands of Jews from all walks of life participated in celebrations marking Hey Teves – Didan Notzach, with a massive discounted book fair along with a Farbrengen that took place Beth Chaya Mushka.