The Rabbinical Council of Bergen County, New Jersey, is closing all synagogues, forbidding public celebrations, and recommending against home minyans, shiva visits and large gatherings for Shabbat meals over a surge in Coronavirus cases in their community.
Daily Archives: March 12, 2020
The last few parshios teach about the construction of the mishkan – and in the present parsha we are reminded about the observance of Shabbos and told that however important the construction of the mishkan is – we may not desecrate the Shabbos to build it. We present a letter of the Rebbe about the importance of Shabbos observance – even when it is very difficult to do so when it conflicts with one’s very successful career.
The Coronavirus used to be a world away, part of another continent we barely thought connected. Just weeks later it’s hit the United States hard, and is effecting our lives in many ways. Schools are closing, hoarding has started, and the panic is is growing at a startling rate. So what actually is Coronavirus? What is it we are so afraid of? What is being done to prevent it?
Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted additional emergency measures today in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Starting Friday at 5:00pm, any gatherings off 500 people or more will no longer be permitted in New York State.
Each year, children across the globe look forward to coming to Crown Heights for the Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos Shabbaton. Unfortunately, due to the spread of the Coronavirus, the Shabbaton has been cancelled.
s hundreds of girls had off of school over Purim break, Bais Rivkah took the opportunity to sanitize and disinfect the school buildings in preparation for the girls return to class. The school also implemented additional cleaning measures of frequently of often-touched surfaces such as door handles, restrooms and railings.
The National Hockey League has announced that they will be suspending their season until further notice due to Coronavirus.
The education system is expected to announce Thursday a complete shutdown of schools and kindergartens following a dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Israel. The shutdown would last until after Passover.
Coronavirus has changed the world a lot in the last three weeks. Some schools are switching to distance learning, and Nigri Online School has stepped up to help.
Watch as Curator and Librarian of the Agudas Chasidei Chabad Library, Rabbi Berel Levine, continues his tour of the Library. In this video, he showcases the Pesach Ka’arot of our Rebbes.
Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen (1927-2016) served as the chief rabbi of Haifa, Israel, for thirty-six years. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter Project in February of 2006 and April of 2010.
The first Crown Heights School cancellation due to Coronavirus was announced in the early hours of Thursday morning. Kita Gimmel-Daled of Oholei Torah, the classes of Rabbi Shpeigelman and Rabbi Zaltzman, were cancelled through Monday.