With great sadness we report the passing of Yaakov Yisroel Chairsky OBM, a longtime chassid and tomim of the Rebbe and regular member of the Tzemach Tzedek Synagogue and Kolel in Tsfat Ir HaKodesh. He passed away in Tsfat today, Sunday, the 2nd of Adar, from complications of COVID-19.
Daily Archives: February 14, 2021
Better known as “Raps” or “Bubby” to his many friends and his admirers, Rabbi Yisroel Rapoport was remembered as a beloved rabbi who was “always reaching out to others with bubbling enthusiasm and love.” He lived his life in service of others as rabbi of Congregation Sons of Jacob in Vineland, N.J., and as co-director with his wife, Nechama, of Chabad-Lubavitch of Cumberland County. He passed away on Feb. 3 at the age of 55.
Governor Cuomo today directed state agencies to prepare emergency response assets in advance of a major winter weather system forecast to impact much of the state with heavy snow, cold temperatures and ice in many areas.
The topics in this week’s 344th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: How Are We to Understand the Idea of Jews as the “Chosen People”? What Can We Do to Eradicate Apathy and Doubts? How Does Chassidus View the Relationship Between Spiritual/Emotional Health and Physical Health? Does Ambition Have a Purpose According to Chassidus? What Is the Best Way to Daven That Hashem Puts You in the Right Place at the Right Time to Meet Your Bashert? What Topics in Chassidus Can I Share With Non-Jews? What Is Tanya’s Realistic Expectation of Us?
Shazak Multimedia, legendary creators of the holiday and Parsha content families know and love, has taken the unprecedented step of opening their Purim content to the public exclusively for the duration of this week (Adar 2-Adar 8), at www.shazak.com/Purim.
Living Chassidus has something for everybody, whether one is looking for a shiur to energize their day, a farbrengen to celebrate a yom tov, or to become more informed about healthy living.
An NYPD officer was arrested behind the wheel of a squad car Saturday, after being spotted driving drunk while on duty.
A bike got stolen in Crown Heights Sunday morning, and the story of how it was returned shows the impact a community organization like Shomrim can have.
Earlier today, on Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Adar, 5781, Rabbi Gershon Mendel Garelik, the Rebbe’s Shliach to Italy, passed away. Chabad Chasidim around the world mourned the passing of the iconic Shliach, who – together with his wife Bassie, may she be well – personified the first generation of the Rebbe’s Shluchim.
As the 2021 New York City mayor’s race heats up, Jewish voters — one of the most coveted voting bloc in city politics — have yet to settle on a favored candidate for the June 22 primary.
Russia’s Vaad Hakashrus meets the highest kosher standards with hundreds of food factories providing Mehadrin food to Russian Jews and abroad. Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar make a visit to these factories.
Rabbi Gershon Mendel Garelik was the Rebbe’s emissary to Milan, Italy for over six decades. Courtesy of JEM, we present a unique video along with photos of him by the Rebbe.