A Hatzalah volunteer, on the front lines keeping our communities safe, penned the following letter to his fellow volunteers, after facing the multitude of recent tragedies that have struck Klal Yisroel.
Daily Archives: September 5, 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.”
A Crown Heights resident became the target of a disgusting slur Thursday morning, while biking through the streets of Crown Heights. The person who spewed the hateful words was a livery cab driver, seemingly incensed at having to share the road with a cyclist.
The first day of school kicked off in Oholei Torah, with 1,850 boys from twenty five countries excitedly started Yeshiva, came to their new classrooms for orientation, and met their new teachers and classmates.
After days of uncertainty, Hurricane Dorian has made its move close to the coasts of North and South Carolina. As torrential rains, hurricane-force winds and life-threatening storm surges began to take their toll, Chabad emissaries spent the morning reaching out to residents, especially the elderly and homebound.
In this week’s letter, the Rebbe gives basic guidelines and encouragement to one wanting to lead a life of Torah and mitzvos and points out that teshuvah is not as difficult as one may anticipate.
The United States has blocked a UN Security Council statement on tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, rejecting any criticism of Israel and forcing the text to be scrapped, according to diplomatic sources Thursday.
A new Torah scroll is in place in Slovakia, the first to be inaugurated in the Central European country since the Nazis ravaged its Jewish population during World War II, while one proud Jewish boy will live to tell the tale of having celebrated his bar mitzvah amid the fanfare of a city-wide celebration.
On a wildflower-lined gravel track off a quiet thoroughfare in Larnaca, Cyprus, Tal Dillian is ensconced in a blacked-out truck. It’s a converted GMC ambulance, pimped out with millions of dollars of surveillance kit, antennas on top reaching out to learn what it can from any smartphone within a 1-kilometer radius and, at the click of a button, empty them of all the content within. WhatsApp messages, Facebook chats, texts, calls, contacts, Everything.
US Special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt resigned Thursday. Greenblatt was one of the key architects of the Trump Administration’s long-waited peace plan, which has been dubbed the “Deal of the Century.”
After a long journey Comprising of a flight from New York to Milwaukee, followed by a 4 hour bus journey, the Shluchim to Postville Iowa have arrived to give the Bochurim of Yeshivas Beis Shalom a phenomenal year.
More than half of hate crimes reported this year in New York City are anti-Semitic, NYPD officials said Wednesday, according to CNN. According to the latest numbers, reported through September 1, anti-Semitic hate crimes in NYC are up 63% this year from last year, with 152 anti-Semitic hate crimes reported this year so far, compared to 93 over the same period last year.
The OK Kashrus organization has released a Kashrus Alert after the OK Kosher symbol was mistakenly placed on a Snapple product. A limited number of Snapple Diet Cranberry Raspberry 6-packs (16oz bottles) were mistakenly printed with the OK Kosher symbol on the outer cartons. This product is not kosher certified, and the actual bottles do not bear the kosher symbol.
Rabbi Naftali Kraus (1932-2018) was an Israeli journalist who authored many books in Hebrew and in Hungarian. He was interviewed in his home in Rechovot in May of 2010.
Wednesday, Mr Eli Rowe and Hatzolah Air brought Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, who is battling ALS, across the county in Hatzolah Airs Jet. The Hurwitz Family Fund penned the following letter of thanks.