In a letter the Rebbe explains how as Jews we connect current events with events in the Jewish calendar, and on counting the Omer how it is a practice which transcends time. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Daily Archives: May 3, 2018
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Over 400 women from Crown Heights attended last week’s educational workshop entitled “Parenting, Mind, Body and Soul.”
This Sunday the inauguration of a new Chabad House took place in Le Cannet, in the French Riviera.
All the schools in Crown Heights celebrated Lag Baomer with a rally in the Old Boys and Girls School Field, the site which the Rebbe visited a similar gathering 25 years ago.
Berel Dubinsky (Morristown, NJ) and Chana Tzukernik (Crown Heights)
Hundreds of students in the Crown Heights schools marched through the neighborhood steers, carrying signs celebrating Jewish customs and activities along with marching bands, all on their way to the community-wide rally that took place in the Old Boys and Girls School Field on Troy Avenue.
After one meeting Rabbi Shabsi Katz became strongly connected to the Rebbe and made many trips to New York to seek the Rebbe’s advice on apartheid, his role regarding that issue, and many other issues.
Ever wondered about the story behind those Lag B’Omer coins? Hear the behind-the-scenes details from Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Krinsky and watch as the Rebbe distributes them at the parade.
Hundreds of Crown Heights residents of all ages turned out tonight, Wednesday, for the Lag Ba’omer bonfire on Kingston Avenue, in front of the George Wingate High School.
A Lag Ba’omer bonfire and celebration took place for the 33rd year running on Empire Boulevard, in the backyard of the Horowitz family home. Together, the Horowitz family and Rabbi Nachman Twerskei held their annual ‘Hadlokoh’ of a Bonfire in honor of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Girls from Beis Rivka High School had a special Lag Ba’omer evening, which included a bonfire as well as a barbecue, arranged by the school administration. The event included meaningful programming for the girls, ensuring that the evening was celebrated appropriately.