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Op-Ed Response: Talking About Gimmel Tammuz

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman responds to an Op-Ed penned by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, and published on, about speaking to the young generation about Gimmel Tammuz. Rabbi Behrman points out that Rabbi Avtzon’s viewpoint may be problematic, and can potentially lead to negative consequences.


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When Levi Aronov, the owner of Railroad Pizza in Crown Heights, went on the air with Fox News regarding his mugging while working in his store, we all thought he was there to speak with the media, but there might have been an ulterior motive. Take a look at what Levi termed “The Real Reason” he was on Fox News, putting on Tefillin with the Director Ari.

BDE: Sheina Welner, 16, OBM

With great sadness we report the untimely passing of Sheina Welner OBM, a Lubavitch teen from phoenix Arizona who inspired thousands to good deeds. She passed away on Shabbos, the 29th of Iyar, 5783, following an illness. Updated with levaya information

Op-Ed: Is It Time To Talk About Gimmel Tammuz?

This week, we begin the month of Sivan and the “shloshim Yom Lifnei” preparations for the holy day of Gimmel Tammuz begin in earnest. The two words “Gimmel Tammuz” bring out strong, and very diverse, emotions and sensitivities by people and I feel that it is time for an open and honest Chinuch discussion about how we educate children, and ourselves, in our (temporary but) current situation.