Dini Freundlich arrived in the United States two weeks ahead of her keynote address at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchos), not because she needed to prepare, but because she had to be sure she was healthy—a sort of self-quarantine before interacting with thousands of other women in New York.
Daily Archives: February 13, 2020
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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.”
In this weeks letter from the Rebbe, the week of mattan Torah – the giving of the Torah, during which we declared “”Naaseh v’Nishma,” the Rebbe explains – clearly and in detail – why the order of this declaration is vital. Why the necessity of “we will do” before “we will understand.”
This cringe worthy video highlights the sad reality that is New York City today. “It’s back to the 80’s,” said one commenter after watching the man tag the police car in broad daylight. Watch and cringe for yourself.
The US Navy seized a ship carrying 150 Iranian missiles, the American military announced Thursday. The USS Normandy warship found the weapons after boarding a dhow in the Arabian Sea on Sunday. The weapons were reportedly bound for Yemen.
Subway commuters in Brooklyn found themselves trapped in close proximity to a knife fight on a Flatbush bound 2 train yesterday. Two commuters allegedly came to blows over an unknown argument, with each one holding a knife to the other.
The push to extend subway service along busy Utica Avenue in Brooklyn — mused about for more than a century — is now running on two tracks. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams plans to gather a transit task force of residents and community representatives who live near the Utica Avenue corridor to explore potential mass transit upgrades.
Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D-Brooklyn) introduced a resolution into the New York City Council following the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s directive calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation requiring a moment of silence in all public schools at the beginning of each school day.
A wide-scope CIA intelligence operation included listening to and intercepting the most sensitive messages from countries around the world, including U.S. allies, according to a Washington Post study this week. The Americans reportedly broke into encrypted information systems for decades through a particularly sophisticated program.
N’shei Chabad invites all women and girls to attend an inspiring event commemorating the 32nd Yom HaHilulah of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, this Monday evening in Crown Heights. A special raffle is planned for the event.
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Holtzman is the Chabad emissary to SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He was interviewed in February of 2019.
As the Shluchos continued to pour into Crown Heights for the International Kinus Hashluchos 5780/2020, registration opened Wednesday night and Shluchos took the opportunity to Daven in the Rebbe’s room.