Weekly Letter: Omer and Living with the Times

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.

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Photos: Empire Bonfire Keeps Growing

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.