Video of the Day

A historic moment in the year 2020 as the area of Eastern Parkway directly in front of 770 receives a new asphalt surface. The beautiful smooth surface will be used by thousands daily, each getting a glimpse of the iconic Chabad Lubavitch Central Headquarters.

Obituary: Rabbi Motti Kopman, 34, Faced Cancer, COVID and Death With Invincible Joy

Rabbi Motti Kopman dedicated his life to two things—spreading joy and helping others, say his family and many friends. In fact, the young rabbi’s reputation for being ready to serve anyone at a moment’s notice. Kopman passed away on April 12 at the age of 34 from complications due to cancer and COVID-19, leaving behind his wife, Chana, and five young children.

Weekly Letter: Are Women in “Orthodox” Judaism in an Inferior Position?

We present another letter on the topic of women – as the Rebbe would traditionally speak to a gathering of women and girls during these weeks preceding the summer. In this letter the Rebbe addresses the question of the woman’s role from the viewpoint of “orthodox” Judaism (as he denounces the use of “labels”) and whether there is validity in the notion that she has been placed in an inferior position. The Rebbe brings a clear and concise analogy to explain the functions of man and woman.

Virtual Hachana Program From Beis HaMedrash L’Shluchim

For the day of Gimmel Tammuz, Beis Medrash L’shluchim is arranging an hour-long Hachana program, beginning at 12:00 PM ET, that will be available to all. Despite most being unable to make a physical trip to the Rebbe, our Rebbeim have taught us that our Hiskashrus is not limited by natural constraints and restrictions.

Here’s My Story: A Ground-Breaking Concert

For over forty-five years, Cantor Yosef Malovany has led the prayer services at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York. He also serves as professor of liturgical music at the Belz School of Jewish Music of Yeshiva University. He was interviewed in November of 2014.

CKids Launching Overnight Camp

Plans were underway at Merkos 302 for a pilot camp in South Florida when the coronavirus hit. Now, billed as ‘The Ultimate Jewish Camp Experience,’ the brand new CKids Gan Israel is launching a magnificent ten-day camp session for boys from grades four to seven that boasts a wide range of exciting summer activities in a Jewish atmosphere.

SHOMRIM ALERT: Missing Found!

Crown Heights Shomrim is presently searching for a special needs teenager who has been missing for a few hours in Crown Heights. In their alert, Shomrim advises that they are searching for 19-year-old Yehuda Abayev, who has been missing since 10:00pm. If you see him, please call Shomrim at 718-774-3333. Update: Missing Found!