Governor Andrew Cuomo made statements today of being open to the idea of allowing shuls to open in select upstate areas for Shavuos. The Jewish media immediately quoted him out of context.
Daily Archives: May 17, 2020
The topics in this week’s 309th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: The Secret of Growth: Turning Liabilities Into Assets; How Can We Build Faith and Trust in Times of Crisis? Chassidus Applied to Bamidbar in Addressing Our Challenges; Does Prayer Help? Why Is There Collective Punishment in Judaism? Why Were the 24,000 Students of Rabbi Akiva Killed Because They Did Not Respect Each Other? Why Do We Light Bonfires on Lag B’Omer?
Crown Heights Shomrim has released a PSA warning the community of an uptick in car thefts in New York City. Shomrim reminded the community that car thefts occur when keys or key fobs are left in vehicles or drivers leave their cars unattended with the motor running. Don’t be a victim!
An exciting new revelation has been published by Lahak Hanochos, a long-lost transcript of the Shavuos farbrengen in 5733-1973. A significant portion of this Farbrengen has never been published before.
Firefighters were called early Sunday morning to two rabbinical courts in central Israel and to two religious councils following fires and incidents of attempted arson.
A member of anash penned a letter of condolences to the Zaklikovsky family, including memories of their father, Reb Moshe Zaklikovsky OBM, and how he left a lifelong impression.
Rabbi Chaim Dalfin, historian and author, has released his new book “Chabad and Gedolim,” where he explores the relationship between the Chazon Ish, Chofetz Chaim, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Ponovitz and Rabbis Chaim and Velvel Soloveitchik of Brisk.
“Every situation needs to be used in a positive way. This year we brought the joy of Lag Baomer to the quiet streets of London and allowed others from around the UK to participate through a live stream. We had many requests to do this in the future.
The Shabbat Shalom bag includes two loaves of Challah bread, a Kiddush cup, a bottle of grape juice, two Shabbat candles, a scroll providing inspiring information for the week, a Shabbat dinner guide, a charity box and treats for the kids. It’s the “Shabbos-to-Go” box from Greenwich Chabad.
The family of Rabbi Don Yoel Levy OBM הרב דן יואל בן דובער זצ”ל, invites everyone to join them for the virtual Shloshim event in his honor. The event will take place on May 17th, 2020, at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are in effect May 18-20 and May 22-23. ASP is suspended May 21st and May 24th, ASP is also suspended May 25th-June 7th. Parking meters remain in effect.
Du Wei, Ambassador of China to Israel, was found on Sunday without vital signs in his apartment in Herzliya. The ambassador, 58, was married with a son, but his wife and son are not in the country with him.
A Nigerian fraud ring has reportedly swiped millions of dollars in unemployment benefits — funds meant to help out-of-work Americans. The complex and widespread theft scheme used stolen identity data from citizens, including social security numbers, to file false claims on behalf of workers who may not even have lost their jobs.
Head Shliach of Argentina Rabbi Tzvi Grunblatt, who was a Maniach (Transcribed the Rebbe’s Sichos) during his years as a bochur gets filmed while social distancing for Vaad Hatmimim’s Hanachos program to be launched this week with a video.
A venerable board of businessmen and activists have set up the Zucker Family Fund, to help the family of Raizel Zucker OBM cope with the loss of their wife and mother. Please donate generously.
A grateful member of the Crown Heights community shares her personal interactions with Rabbi Don Yoel Levy OBM. A Rov and leader in the OK Kashrus organization, this larger than life figure also touched the hearts and minds of those he encountered.
A drunk driver caused a major collision in the early hours of Sunday morning, totaling two cars at the intersection of New York Ave and Eastern Parkway, and sending three people to the hospital.