Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha — Yisro. This week he answers the question: What is key to the greatest freedom and happiness? – based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Daily Archives: January 30, 2018
A series of Friday night robberies targeting Jewish men is now being investigated as a possible hate crime by the NYPD.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Maggid Shiur in Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of Tu B’Shvat for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Somewhere in northeastern Slovakia sits the village of Kurima; at least, that’s what it’s called. For centuries, Kurima was in the Austro-Hungarian Empire before finding itself a part of the newly birthed Czechoslovakia in 1918. At the dawn of World War II, it was in a part of the country sawed off by Hitler to create the puppet state of Slovakia, led by Roman Catholic priest-turned-dictator Jozef Tiso, who happily collaborated with his Nazi overlords. Then, in 1942, its Jews were shipped away and the place that was Kurima disappeared, leaving behind a very different village bearing the same name.
A class of young students got a special treat ahead of Tu B’shva, they visited Mr. Greens – a local produce store – and got a visual lesson on the different new fruit from the stores owner Shloime Klein.
Russian president Vladimir Putin was joined by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Jewish Museum of Moscow. They were both joined by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar.
In honor of the special day of Yud Shvat, which this year commemorates sixty eight years of our Rebbe’s leadership, a grand “Shabbos of Hiskashrus” took place in Moscow. It’s central focus was the students of all the Tomchei Tmimim Yeshivos of Moscow, and was also attended by members of Anash, shluchim, community members and many other guests.