Making Every Seat, the Best Seat This Rosh Hashana

This coming Yomim Noraim, hundreds of communities will be inspired by Sparks of Wisdom. A recent addition to the JLI’s array of educational tools for Shluchim, the small booklets containing ten powerful nuggets of Torah wisdom are published before special days on the Jewish and Chassidic calendar. Each section is followed by a question designed to spark discussion or thoughtful contemplation.

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#LetsChalkShabbos on the 3 Train, An Innovative Mivtzoim Campaign

The Mivtzoim Depot, a project of Lubavitch Youth Organization, is organizing a pre-Tishrei Mivtzoim campaign for girls and families of Crown Heights, happening today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday). Participants choose a stop along the 3 train line, come pick up a kit with stencil, chalk and chalk spray, and head out to their location. There, they are going to leave a chalk message about the Shabbos candle lighting time, and distribute neshek and Tishrei guides to passersby.

In The Moment, From JEM

Imagine you were a guest visiting “770” with your smartphone? Imagine your friends and family could follow your experiences on social media? Meet Sholom B, an eighteen-year-old student visiting the Rebbe who recorded everything he saw, and shared it in real time for all to see.

A Spiritual Injection for Azerbaijan’s Hidden Jerusalem

Just about thirty miles from the Caspian Seashore, in the northeast of Azerbaijan, lies the only all-Jewish town outside of Israel and Kiryas Joel and New Square in the USA. Krasnaya Sloboda, or Qirmizi Qəsəbə in Azerbaijani was founded in 1742 by Fatah Ali Khan, the Muslim emir of the town of Quba, located on the other side of the river as a haven for the Mountain Jews.

Armenia to Open Embassy in Israel

The Armenian government decided on Thursday to open an embassy in Israel for the first time since relations were established between the two nations in 1992. The embassy will be opened in Tel Aiv and not Jerusalem.

Video of the Day

Rabbi Gershon Avtzon of Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati, was invited to give the invocation in the senate of the state of Ohio. Rabbi Avtzon spoke about Chai Elul, the upcoming Yomim Noraim and the idea of Melech Basadeh in connection to Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach.

Laws and Customs: Selichos

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs for the period of Selichos for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.

Picture of the Day

With many people uneasy and unsure about the achdus celebrated by the three Crown Heights Rabbonim, this photo should put your mind at ease. All three Rabbonim sat proudly together at the head table at the Chai Elul Farbrengen that took place in 770 Wednesday night.