The NYC Health Department announced Tuesday that it has closed another school in Williamsburg for failing to comply with an Order of the Health Commissioner in response to the current measles outbreak. Central UTA Boys Division (762 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, NY 11249) was closed for failing to exclude staff and students who did not have documentation of immunity.
Daily Archives: June 11, 2019
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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.”
Moldova’s government announced on Tuesday that it will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The announcement followed fallout from a constitutional crisis and power struggle that ended last week with a constitutional court’s suspension of the country’s elected president, Igor Dodon.
The Levaya of Rabbi Leibel Andrusier OBM took place Tuesday, and passed by 770. The community came out to honor one of its own, and say farewell.
The Namdar family, Shluchim in Gothenbrug, Sweden, have been issued a fine of $67,000, after a court found them guilty of not sending their children to public school.
The 71st NYPD Precinct’s Sector D, which covers the “lower” end of Crown Heights, will be having its Build The Block meeting on Wednesday. The meeting, hosted by the precincts NCO’s, gives the community a chance to speak directly with the officers, and allows them to raise concerns.
On Tuesday, Isru Chag, Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati hosted a special Kinnus Torah. A Dvar Torah was given by hatamim Danoel Namdar. At the event, Shiurm in Geulah Moshiach, Nigla and Chassidus were given by Rabbi Shloma Majeski, Rabbi Gershon Avtzon and Rabbi Eliyahu Simpson.
On Sunday the 28th of Iyar, talmidim of Darchai Menachem, together with their parents, grandparents, relatives and friends gathered together to mark the culmination of six weeks of learning Mishnayos and Tanya Be’al Peh, as a present to the Rebbe in honor of his 117th birthday on Yud Alef Nissan.
With great sadness, we report the untimely passing of Miriam Maryasha and Frayda Geulah Engel, born as conjoined twins, who passed away on the first day of Shavuos.
Hundreds bearing supportive signs and Israeli flags gathered at City Hall on Wednesday for a peace rally in Massachusetts. The event was the community’s response to an anti-Semitic incident that occurred on Memorial Day weekend.
The recent posting of 1,800 new photos on The Living Archive generated tremendous excitement. In just one week, over a thousand individuals were tagged, and dozens of orders for photos were placed. Aiming to reach 25,000 by Gimmel Tammuz as part of JEM’s Project 25, The Living Archive is proud to present another 5,000 photos, also newly scanned.
When Sara Covelli walked across the stage at Union College last spring and accepted a rolled parchment proclaiming that she had earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Climate Change, her parents, Robin Laveman and Irwin Krasnow, sat in the audience, poised to give a graduation gift of a different rolled parchment of great significance.
French police smashed a neo-Nazi cell accused of plotting attacks on Jewish or Muslim places of worship, judicial sources said Tuesday. Five members of the group, who were “close in ideology to the neo-Nazi movement” were charged between September and May over the alleged plot, which was still “ill-defined,” a source close to the investigation said.
The completion of a Sefer Torah will take place this Thursday evening in Crown Heights. The torah, commissioned by the Aleph Institute and funded by a philanthropist, is being dedicated in honor of Professor Alan Dershowitz, for his tireless efforts on behalf of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin and many others.
Operation Survival: Watch as Operation Survival discusses bullying in school, and the administrations response with Dr. Rona Novick, PhD. Mrs Novick is the Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and holds the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values.
With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Leibel Andrusier OBM, a resident of Crown Heights. He passed away on Shabbos, following a lengthy illness. Updated with Levaya information.