Weddings on a Friday are quite a rare occurrence in Crown Heights, as a matter of fact there have been just two in the last seven years, but today we were treated to one of those sights as Shneur Gopin and Mushka Minkowitz wed in front of 770 this morning.
Daily Archives: March 16, 2018
The custom is that the kallah presents her chosson with a tallis. When we don the tallis we recite four passages from Tehillim (Psalms) chapter 36, and the final passage is; “Bestow Your kindness upon those who know You, and [bring out] Your righteousness to those with an upright heart.”
A motion supportive of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel was voted down at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday, marking the tenth successive failure for the movement on Canadian campuses. Initially the motion was erroneously announced as passed, only to be corrected ten minutes later, leading Shliach Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky to break out in dance with fellow Jewish students.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Yossi Newfield, who attended Lubavitch yeshivas, including the Heichal Menachem-Smicha Program, in Melbourne, Australia. He lectures on Jewish topics, primarily at senior residences in the Tri-State area, and will lead a discussion on the topic of “Is there Only One Shulchan Aruch?”
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a photo of The Rebbe during davening.