“They Know I Won’t Play on Shabbos”

On a bus with his teammates on Israel’s Olympic baseball team heading to Hartford, Conn., 18-year-old Elie Kligman received a call he had long been hoping for. The Washington Nationals had just selected the Las Vegas native in the 20th round of the Major League Baseball draft.

New Website Tracks Unfolding World of Good

A new website designed to track the scientific break throughs that point to the geulah has been launched. BreakofDawn.info collects and presents breakthroughs in the fields of science, medicine, technology, the environment and human relations.

Weekly Letter: Equating of “Orthodoxy” With “Modern-Day Zealots”

During the Nine Day period – we share a letter of the Rebbe written to one whose views about the state of affairs in the Holy Land is based on misinformation. The Rebbe clarifies the writer’s equating of “orthodoxy” with “modern-day zealots” as totally unjustified. The Jewish Zealots in the time of the Roman oppression in Eretz Yisroel before the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash cannot be compared to the orthodoxy of Torah observant Jews of today. 

BDE: Reb Yoel Kahan, 91, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of Reb Yoel Kahan OBM, a famed chossid and chozer of the Rebbe. He passed away on Thursday, the 6th of Av, 5781. Updated with Levaya information

Help Protect Our Right to Vote

In the last election many people of Crown Heights complained about there being no Jewish Poll Workers at the sites where members of the community vote. We would like to change that with your help.

Laws and Customs: Tishah B’Av

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of Tishah B’Av for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.

Picture of the Day

As their summer time in the French Alps comes to an end, Yeshivas Tomchei Temiim Brunoy’s Yeshiva Gedola posed for a group photo with the students and administration.