With the approach of Rebbetzin Chana’s 55th Yahrzeit, Lahak Hanochos published a new finding discovered shortly before the new year. The Rebbe’s edits, in his own holy handwriting, on a Sicha of 6 Tishrei 5731, where he requested that rabbis raise the issue of “Who is a Jew” during their Yom Kippur sermons and encourage their congregants to take action.
Daily Archives: October 3, 2019
During a joint IDF and Israeli Police operation on Saturday, September 14th, 2019, an attempt to smuggle illegal weapons was thwarted from Lebanon into Israel. The seizure was cleared for publication today.
Subsidized chickens for the traditional Kaporos ritual will once again be made available on Sunday, October 6th, for Crown Heights residents by the NCFJE.
As tens of thousands of Jews from around the world converged upon Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashanah, anti-corruption enforcement took place on the ground, a move that greatly pleased the US-based Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, which brought the issue to the forefront. Employees of the local utility authority attempted to extort bribes from local Jewish vendors, demanding hundreds of dollars from each so that they could continue operating. Only this time – for the first time ever – they got arrested while doing so.
During the Ten Days of Repentance – we approach the day of Yom Kippur with awe and trepidation. As we experience feelings of remorse – it would be good to keep in mind the words of the Rebbe in this letter – where he explains the difference between feelings of merrirus (bitterness) and atzvus (depressions) – as the Tanya teaches. And points out that teshuvah is followed by a feeling of relief and joy – expressed in the “Season of our Rejoicing.”
This fall, some 100 teenagers are expected to register as Yeshiva University non-matriculated students in a ground-breaking course on the tenets of Judaism. In conjunction with CTeen, Chabad’s Teen Network, the two-credit pilot course will cover topics of history and faith over 14 classes.
A Swedish political party has voted to change its official stance in favor of banning circumcision. The Swedish Center Party voted 314-166 at its annual meeting to work to fight the nonmedical circumcision of boys. Party chief Annie Loof was among the party leaders who criticized the vote.
After completing a comprehensive course on being Mesader Kiddushin throughout this past year, the shluchim on campus in Israel received certificates of completion, and are ready to officiate at weddings.
A 12-year-old Jewish student was forced to kneel down and kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate, while a five-year-old boy was allegedly called a “Jewish cockroach” and repeatedly hounded in the school toilets by his young classmates.
Rabbi Shimon Bekerman is a veteran activist and served as a member of Tzeirei Agudas Chabad in Israel. He was interviewed in his home in Kfar Chabad in June of 2014.
JLI has released another educational video in the Chassidic Gems Series. In it, Rabbi Yossi Jacobson speaks on the five steps you must take to fully repent.
The man seen in this video broke into a Crown Heights home over Rosh hashana and can be seen on video scouting another home. If you see this individual, call 911 and Shomrim 718-774-3333.
Four police officers were killed in a stabbing attack in Paris Thursday afternoon, French media reported. The attack took place at the police headquarters across the street from Notre Dame cathedral.