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Memories of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Groner OBM

Author and Chabad historian Rabbi Chaim Dalfin, shares his memories and experiences of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Groner OBM. Rabbi Groner was a Mazkir of the Rebbe, and was zoiche to have many unique experiences with the Rebbe. He passed away on the 14th of Nissan, 5780, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Obituary: Mendel Drizin, 83, Helped Build Crown Heights Physically and Spiritually

The Crown Heights Jewish community was in the middle of celebrating the strangest Passover in its history. Schools had long been locked, synagogues were shuttered and Seders had no guests. Yet the community shone bright with countless acts of caring, kindness and love. Much credit for helping to create that sense of community, say friends and family, goes to Mendel Drizin, who passed away on the third day of Passover, April 13, after battling the coronavirus. He was 83 years old.

JLI: Making History, At Home

The catastrophic effects of Covid-19 are plastered across the papers, TV, and your social media feed: Healthcare systems overwhelmed, economies upended, and entire societies in shock. But to fully grasp the spiritual implications of this crisis – and what it means for the Jewish people – we need to take a much broader historical view – back through a two-thousand year diaspora, ancient Temple times, all the way to the Exodus.

Team Friendship Goes Virtual

It was a couple of days before the annual NYC Half Marathon and the Friendship Circle’s Team Friendship was ready to run. With a large cohort of runners joining the run to raise money for the international organization, the event was set to be a highlight for many. And that’s when CoronaVirus forced everything to a grinding halt, Team Friendship went virtual.

Yagdil Torah Compiles Publication For Yud Gimmel Iyar

The 13th of Iyar is the day of the passing of R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib, third son of the Rabbi and Mekubal R’ Levi Yitzchok and Rebbetzin Chana Schneersohn and brother of our Rebbe. The Yagdil Torah organization has compiled a publication with Mishnayos, selected stories, and rare correspondents of R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib in honor of Yud Gimmel Iyar.