In preparation for Shavuos, the Festival of the Giving of the Torah we share a scholarly letter in which the Rebbe comments on an article that discusses The Philosophy of Judaism. In the letter the Rebbe emphasizes the importance of first ascertaining the premise upon which a discussion is based, so that the discussion can use the methods applicable to that premise: What is the premise? 1. accept Divine Revelation on Mt. Sinai or 2. not accept Divine Revelation as a fact, thus implying that our religion is based on man’s intelligence.
Daily Archives: June 6, 2019
We present an inspiring story, told by singer Yoni Zegelbaum, of the power Torah and Mitzvos. This story, a story for Shavuos shows that even if you don’t realize it at the time, even the small things we do make an impact.
A central organ of Jewish communal life is the chevra kadisha, the “sacred society” that performs the final rites for the Jewish deceased. In this conversation, Rabbi Rafi Andrusier, 32, who co-directs Chabad of East County in San Diego with his wife, Chaya, discusses the ins and outs of serving as men’s coordinator for the city’s chevra kadisha.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a Crown Heights man has been sentenced to 24 years to life in prison for the kidnapping and murder of Williamsburg businessman Menachem Stark during a botched abduction in 2014.
More than 30 Bochurim who attend The Chabad Mesivta in Antwerp Belgium flew in to Crown Heights this past shabbos to spend Shabbos Mevarchim in the Schuna.
Kosher Corner, a new kosher market in London, is dedicated to the memory of Yossi Moscowitz’z brother, Eliyahu, who was murdered last October at the age of twenty-four while walking through a park on Simchat Torah in his hometown of Chicago.
We all know that the parking police in New York City can be heartless, but did you know that they could do this? A car that had all four tires stolen overnight, and was sitting on bricks, is apparently a perfectly fine target for ticketing.
Following the report of a confirmed measles case in Crown Heights, information on the exposure has come to light. The exposure, from a nine month old, happened primarily at the Beis Chaya Mushka School in Crown Heights, where the child attended daycare.
Mr. Yisroel Swimmer resides in Lawrence, New York, where he is chief financial officer at Tilebar, a tile retailer. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter project in April of 2019.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, in addressing a press conference Tuesday on the increase in hate crimes in New York City under his watch, said, “I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement.”
This past Thursday, Lag B’omer, Chabad of Markham welcomed a new Sefer Torah in loving memory of Zalmy Plotkin obm, with over 500 people attended the event. A Torah parade was held in conjunction with a Lag Baomer event after the last letter of the Torah was inscribed.
Two girls, ages four and seven, were killed in a car crash Thursday, which occurred on the Arava road, Route 90, near Ein Yahav. The victims of a fatal accident in southern Israel have been identified as new immigrants, who moved from France to Israel three months ago.