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Help Reprint Sefer Hadras Ponim Zokon!

The 3rd edition of Hadras Ponim Zokon is out-of-print and to enable the publication of an expanded 4th edition of this celebrated sefer (of approximately 1,150 pages), financial assistance is needed.

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In accordance with the Rebbe’s vision for this sefer*, Hadras Ponim Zokon is sold below cost to make it affordable to talmidei yeshiva and many seforim are donated to libraries of yeshivos and shuls and gifted to Rabonim and Roshei Yeshiva. The need for financial support for its publication is thus significant.

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  • “The goal of your sefer is that through reading it, people will be more scrupulous with the prohibition of removing the beard and will realize how critically important it is to grow it. To this end, it is imperative that it actually be published and distributed” (Igros Kodesh, vol. 32, p. 133). “It is customary when printing sefarim such as this to provide a discount to yeshiva students, and to publicize that you are doing so.”

Weekly Letter: Space Travel and Exploration

With the renewed interest in space travel and the successful launching recently by Israel of the lunar space craft, we share a letter of the Rebbe regarding space travel. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Chabad House Opens in Kyoto as Judaism Blossoms in Japan

Japan’s famed cherry trees are in full blossom, tourists are streaming in by the trainload with ooh’s and aah’s over Kyoto’s traditional architecture and serene rock gardens, and the (often kosher) sake is as delightful as ever. Just before Passover, it’s the perfect time for Rabbi Dovid and Chaya Mushka Posner, and their infant son Menachem Mendel, to found the city’s first permanent Chabad House.

BREAKING NEWS: Measles Hits Crown Heights

The Measles epidemic which has plagued the Willimsburg and Rockland County Jewish communities has reportedly hit Crown Heights, with the first confirmed case having having been confirmed by the Department of Health. Doctors and physicians are urging residents to get their titres checked even if they have previously been vaccinated. Anyone who has not received their vaccinations are urged to get them immediately.

JEM: Story of the Rebbetzin, in 7 Languages

Next week Monday, the 25th of Adar II, marks the birthday of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson in 1901. In 2008, JEM produced a short video on the life and times of the Rebbetzin, and the film’s reception was tremendous. Now, to ever-broaden the the impact, that video has been translated into 7 languages.

Dutch Craze for Israeli Wine Sparked by Anti-Israel Tweet

A tweet by Mieke Zagt, a supporter of boycotting Israel, has sparked a Wine craze that nearly sold out all Efrat Wines at the Hema Store chain, reported the Jerusalem Post.

Syrian Army Says Israeli Strikes Hit Northern City of Aleppo

The Syrian military released a statement Wednesday saying that Israel launched raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the strikes hit Iranian ammunitions stores and a military airport used by Irans Military forces.

Picture of the Day

For the first time, a Purim Party was celebrated for the soldiers and employees of Aberdeen Proving Ground a US Army facility located in Maryland, thanks to the efforts of Maryland Shliach Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum and the Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland-Chabad (JUSA).

‘World’s Longest Salt Cave’ Found in Israel

Israeli cave explorers said Thursday that a salt cave with striking stalactites near the Dead Sea is the world’s longest, beating the record-holder in Iran. The cave named Malham, stretching over 10 kilometers (6.25 miles), runs through Mount Sodom, Israel’s largest mountain, and spills out to the southwest corner of the adjacent Dead Sea.