Iran Seizes Two British Oil Tankers

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Friday it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. According to the semiofficial Iranian Fars news agency, the British oil tanker Stena Impero and its crew members were seized for violating “international maritime rules and regulations in the Persian Gulf.” Subsequent reports indicated that a second British tanker had been seized as well. The British-operated, Liberian-flagged Mesdar, turned sharply north towards Iran’s coast after passing westward through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf, according to Refinitiv tracking data.

Weekly Story: The Ohr Hachaim

Thursday, the 15th of Tammuz was the yahrzeit of Rabbi Chaim ben Atar, better known as the Ohr Hachaim hakodesh, who was nistalek in 5503 (1743), and I will like to relate a few stories that demonstrate the unique relationship he had with the Baal Shem Tov.

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Lamar Joseph Odom is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. On Thursday of this week, he was spotted at the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Ohel in Queens New York.

Why Did a Ukrainian MP Distribute Chocolate in Kfar Chabad?

Zvi Hirsch (Georgiy) Logvinsky, a Jew who serves as a member of parliament in the Ukraine, was seen handing out chocolate bars to the children of Kfar Chabad, together with the chairman of the village committee, Rabbi Shimon Rabinowitz, while on a visit to Israel. It turns out that a particularly moving story was the motivation for Logvinsky’s distribution of chocolate bars, which was published by the Kfar Chabad weekly.