Information to be Menachem Avel the Mockin Family

The Mockin family will be sitting shiva following the passing of Rabbi Yehuda Leib (Leibel) Mockin OBM. They will be sitting at 623 Empire Blvd between Albany Ave and Kingston Ave. Times in extended article.

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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.”

Challah Bake International, Registration Closing Soon

This year, Chamisha Asar B’av falls on Friday, August 16th/ 15th of Av, Erev Shabbos Nachamu and marks the 5th year of Challah Bake International. This auspicious time is ideal for women to join not only in the mitzvah of Hafroshas Challah while baking in their own kitchens, but also in giving tzedokah and davening for each other’s children of marriageable age, and arousing Heavenly mercy for a significant, positive change in finding shidduchim for our children. Challah Bake International Registration Closing Midnight, Wednesday, August 14, New York time.

8:00PM: Has the Rebbe Ever Made Public Statements About Mass Shootings? Are We Properly Educating Newlyweds in the Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Intimacy?

The topics in this week’s 272nd episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: Has the Rebbe Ever Made Public Statements About Mass Shootings? Chassidus Applied to Tishe B’Av Nidche; Does Real Bitachon Include Believing That Everything Hashem Sends Our Way Will Be Revealed Good? What Should Our Reaction Be to Women Claiming the Right to Setup a Tefillin Stand for Women, Just as Chabad Does for Men? Are We Properly Educating Newlyweds in the Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Intimacy? How Are We to React to Stories That Seem to Compromise the Rebbe?

Please say Tehillim for…….

Please say tehillim for Rebbetzin Chava Hecht (Chava bas Esther Leah) the director of Camp Emunah girls’ camps for 67 years. She was rushed to the hospital over shabbos with a stroke, and the next 48 hours will be crucial for her health.

Picture of the Day

The Kotel on Tisha B’av attracts thousands for davening, Eicha and Kinus. This photo was taken last night, after shabbos had gone out.

Video of the Day

Tisha B’av at the Kotel in Yerushalayim is always an emotional scene. Watch as hundreds of people stood in the Kotel plaza and sang the chabad niggun “Tzmoh Lecha Nafshi.”

2:00PM: Chitas For Kids-Tisha B’Av Camp

Tisha B’Av is always a challenge for parents, who are often using most of their energy to get through the fast and have trouble finding productive (let alone Tisha B’Av appropriate) activities for their children. Tisha B’Av Camp by Chitas for Kids is a free option and open to all. It takes place on Tisha B’Av afternoon, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm EST.