With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Avraham Aaron Rubashkin OBM, a legendary Chossid who is the patriarch of a large Lubavitch family. He passed away Thursday night, the 9th of Nissan, 5780.
Daily Archives: April 2, 2020
In preparation for Yud Alef Nissan, and in light of the current situation around the world, Vaad Or Vechom Hahiskashrus is inviting Anash and Shluchim to join an hour of Hisorerus and inspiration, addressing the situation and how we can implement the light of Yud Alef Nissan, into these seemingly dark times.
With the United States having surpassed Italy and China with over 100,000 coronavirus cases, SUNY Downstate Medical Center is answering Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s directive to prepare University Hospital of Brooklyn as a COVID-19 only facility.
In connection with the challenging times we are experiencing now, we share a letter of the Rebbe in answer to someone questioning the tragedy of the Holocaust. The Rebbe refers to other great tragedies in our history : our enslavement in Egypt, the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash by Nevuchadnetzar and the crusades. And emphasizes with an encouraging message – that despite the terrible nature of the catastrophes – the Jews did not weaken their faith in G-d nor their commitment to Torah and Mitzvos.
Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schapiro, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Miami and Rov of Miami’s Lubavitch community, has published a Psak Din calling all Minyanim Assur according to Halacha.
As questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and Pesach continue to persist, Dr. Rosen and the Gedaliah Society have released an open letter to the community to clear up any lingering questions regarding travel and social interactions over Pesach.
At home with the kids? Seeking good ideas to keep them engaged and stimulated? Read what this mom of five has to offer. Montana’s Rebbetzin Chavie Bruk, AKA “Clear As Mud”, shares her ideas for toys and games that work and can help get you though the “home alone” Passover edition.
With great sadness we report the passing of
Watch the Levaya of Rabbi Asher Heber OBM taking place now in Crown Heights.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo stomped into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sandbox on Wednesday and did what Hizzoner has refused to do — order all city playgrounds closed to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Famed worldwide as a giant of Torah learning whose prowess as a Talmudist was matched by the depth with which he studied and applied the teachings of Chabad, Rabbi Yisroel Friedman was not only filled with Torah knowledge, but also with love for the Torah and with unbounded dedication to G‑d, the giver of the Torah. He passed away April 1 at the age of 84, after contracting the coronavirus.
It remains critically important to understand the degree of continued spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. For anyone who has become ill within the past 7-10 days or so, please please take a few minutes and fill out the survey.
From the Safer Haminhagim: Every day from Rosh Chodesh Nissan until the twelfth of the month, one reads the passage that describes the offering brought on that day by a particular Nasi, or tribal prince, for the dedication of the altar of the Mishkan. Yehi Ratzon in the Extended Article.
With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Asher Halevi Heber OBM, a Crown Heights resident who was zoiche to have the Rebbe as Kvatters at his bris. He passed away on Thursday, the 8th of Nissan, 5780.
Since 1965, Rabbi Shlomo Cunin has served as the director of Chabad of the West Coast, which today comprises over 220 Chabad houses. He was interviewed in January and August of 2013.
It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Felice Isaac OBM, a mother and community activist in Singapore. She passed away on Thursday, the 8th of Nissan 5780.