New York City has joined the list of cities that have prohibited restaurants and other business from using polystyrene foam containers, cups and plates for take-out food, and foam peanuts used as packing material.
Daily Archives: July 2, 2019
A new online course on the rich and multifaceted teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—will begin on Tuesday, July 2, as part of the worldwide commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Rebbe’s’ passing, corresponding this year to Shabbat, July 6.
In order to enable them to expand their reach and further illuminate the world, Daily Lightpoints is holding a fundraising raffle for a family vacation to Israel.
Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis took to the streets in many cities across Israel, bringing major intersections to a halt. Dozens were arrested as protesters hurled bricks, rocks, and other objects at police. Tires were set ablaze as well. People were stuck in traffic for hours and hours. In many locations Police did not attempt to stop the protests. Many police cars were destroyed, as protesters flipped them over, while others were set on fire.
On Tuesday, July 2nd, the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Laszlo Szabo, along with Hungarian Consul General Istvan Paasztor and Consul Viktor Janzso, met with a delegation of Chabad leadership at Chabad Headquarters in Brooklyn led by Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Vice-Chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch.
As the month long resurfacing of the streets of Crown Heights is nearing completion, some additional speed bumps have been added to the growing number already installed.
The Baal Shem Tov taught that just as the earth holds the deepest treasures, so does every Jew contain precious stones and gems, untapped potential that can be brought forth. All that’s needed is for someone to dig deep, find the richness, and bring it to the fore. Watch as the Rebbe digs deep into four souls, reveals their brilliance, and sets them forth to inspire others.
On June 17-18, some 400 jurists—including federal and state judges, district attorneys, members of Congress, probation and parole officers, academics and activists—gathered in Manhattan for the landmark Rewriting the Sentence summit on alternatives to incarceration. Hosted by Columbia Law School, the summit was organized by the Chabad-Lubavitch-affiliated Aleph Institute, the leading Jewish organization caring for the incarcerated and their families.
A man was arrested Monday after he threatened students outside the Satmar Cheder in London. The man was immediately stopped by Shomrim, and arrested by the police.
The staff of Camp Gan Yisroel of Parksville, NY met in Crown Heights Sunday to prepare for the upcoming summer season. The impact that the staff has on the children was the topic of discussion, with a special address by Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov, and a class on safety.
Chabad steps in with humanitarian aid following flooding in the Irkutsk district of Siberia, Russia. The flooding was the worst in the cities of Nizhnyudinsk and Tulin, both cities with a Jewish presence.
Miracle baby Nissi Estrin is scheduled to go for his third heart surgury to repair his heart. Anash is asked to join in on saying Tehillim for all the miracles Nissi has been blessed with.
In an amazing Hashgacha Pratis, an entire package of letters was recently discovered in the archives of the late Rabbi Ashkenazi of Kfar Chabad a”h, from his friend Rabbi Berel Lipsker of Crown Heights. Aside for a collection of yomanim, it included a missing hanacha of the Maamar from Shabbos Matos-Mas’ei, 28 Av 5723.