The Chabad tent by Me’arat Hamachpelah hosted thousands of guests as both sides of the holy Kever were opened for Rosh Chodesh Elul. Access to the side holding Yitzchak and Rivkah is granted to Jews only 10 times a year.
Daily Archives: August 29, 2019
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Thursday afternoon declared a state of emergency for 12 South Georgia counties ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian. The counties under the alert are Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce and Wayne.
The author of a book about “Ten Vital Jewish Issues” invites the Rebbe’s input and in this letter in answer, the Rebbe shares, interestingly, what he considers the most vital Jewish issue.
It isn’t only a new school year for Tbilisi’s Jewish students. It’s an entirely new experience. On September 16, the first day of the Georgian school year, 107 students will sit at their shiny new desks at Or Avner Kiryat Moshe. Dedicated in May, the 40,000 square foot campus boasts side by side kindergarten and elementary buildings.
Ahead of the new school year, a giant billboard right outside Kfar Chabad features a blessing and picture of the Rebbe. The text of the blessing was in fact written by the Rebbe to students of Kfar Chabad, and now is displayed for all to see. This is one of several such billboards erected recently across Israel, all featuring Rebbe pictures courtesy of JEM.
Mr. Simon Bergson, the owner of Mahattan Beer Distributors, held a wedding reception for his daughter in Israel. Rabbi Don Yoel Levy and Rabbi Kalman Weinfeld flew in especially for the occasion.
A Crown Heights father was mugged at gunpoint early Thursday afternoon while at his work in the East New York section of Brooklyn. The mugger took all his valuables, including his phone and wallet, before making the victim hand over his Yarmulka.
In a press release about the anti-Semitic video released by the Republican Party of Rockland, Governor Andrew Cuomo published a press release condemning it.
This coming Monday, September 2nd, is Labor Day, and will see street closures and a large influx of people to Crown Heights. The West Indies.Day (Labor Day) Parade takes place each year on Eastern Parkway, and begins early in the morning with the J’Ouvert Festival. Street Closures and times in extended article.
It was a chilly night as we disembarked the plane at John G. Diefenbaker Airport, the winds sweeping through the endless plains. This was my third time in Saskatchewan, having previously been assigned by Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters to help out at local Chabad centers in Regina and Saskatoon for the holiday of Shavuot. But this time was different. I wouldn’t be spending just a few days in the major cities with an established Jewish community. I was here for a vastly different purpose: to meet Jews scattered throughout the province, in cities, towns and villages with no existing Jewish infrastructure, helping them keep their Jewish flame burning.
For many years, Rabbi Chaim Shneur Nisenbaum has worked for the French government as chargé de mission. He is a writer who translates, among other things, the videos of the Rebbe to French and has served as the spiritual leader of the Beis Chaya Mushka Shul in Paris. He was interviewed in June of 2015.
The IDF on Thursday revealed details on Hezbollah’s Iranian-backed precision guided missile project, days after drone attacks attributed to Israel targeted a site allegedly used by Hezbollah to manufacture missiles.
An anti-Semitic video published by the Republican Party of Rockland has brought a storm of condemnation from activists and elected officials Wednesday. The video attempted to stir up voters by painting the Orthodox Jews of Rockland as taking over Rockland, and calling on them to vote against the Jewish vote.
Ahead of Connection Point’s launch in over 30 schools, over 100 boxes of exciting prizes arrived at JEM’s offices today. Everyone pitched in to help unload, sort and unpack.
Yamina chairman Ayelet Shaked and 14 candidates on its list sent a letter to Lubavitcher rabbonim on Tuesday, promising to work toward the shleimus of Eretz Yisrael according to the precise instructions of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, a Srugim report said on Tuesday.
Hours after New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ended her 2020 campaign, it was revealed that Mayor Bill de Blasio was still short of threshold to qualify for the next Democratic debate. Facing a midnight deadline to show both the fundraising and polling needed to reach the fall debates, de Blasio had reportedly failed to hit either mark.