Following the tragedy in Pittsburgh, a grassroots initiative to put tefillin on Jews worldwide in memory of those killed in Pittsburgh was launched. Now, the results are in.
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In a creative and meaningful response to the tragedy in Pittsburgh, Avraham Edery and Daniel Schechter went to Washington Square Park in Manhattan, and put on Teffilin with 11 Jews.
191 Families. Thats how many families will have volunteers from Bais Rivkah High School this year, under the umbrella organization HOO-Helping our own. Over 400 girls will be visiting families once a week to give Moms a helping hand with their little ones.
Hundreds of Tishrei guests took the opportunity Friday to go out on the streets of the city to do Mivtziom.
After 50 years of incredible success, the Tefillin campaign the Rebbe launched prior to the Six Day War is about to spread like wildfire. WRAPP, a brand new mobile app that merges cutting-edge technology with good old-fashioned Ahavas Yisroel, puts a powerful tool in the pocket of every Lubavitcher to fulfill the Rebbe’s vision of enabling every Jewish male over age 13 to wrap Tefillin.
A video of Rabbi Isser Lubecki, a 27-year-old Chabad rabbi from France, helping a Deaf Jewish man put on tefillin and say the Shema in sign language, recently went viral. Viewed tens of thousands of times across various social networks, the video shows Lubecki helping the man with the mitzvah.
A very unique Tanya was printed at the headquarters of the British Army, to give strength and support the members of the armed forces.
After a phenomenal summer last year Camp Yaldei Hashluchim Ukraine will be reopening this summer. Last summer, for the first time ever, dozens of children of the Rebbe’s Shluchim from across the Ukraine joined the program for a summer filled with trips, activities and more.
A campaign titled “Ecole Juive Pour Tous” which translates to “Jewish School for Everyone” was recently launched by the Shneor School in Aubervilliers, France, attracting many Jewish boys and girls to attend a Jewish school. Its recently completed first year is being billed a major success.
Conservative Talkshow host Mark Levin, who was at the Kotel today marking Jerusalem Day and attending the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, put on Tefillin at the local Chabad Tefillin booth.
Cootamundra, population 6,700. I had been driving for six hours on behalf of Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia, or RARA, northbound along the seemingly endless Hume Highway, stretching the vast distance of Australia’s east coast. I was headed to Wollongong, just one of eleven locations where regional Seders would be taking place, a coastal paradise famed for its beautiful beaches and warm climate. But now I was taking an hour detour off the Hume Highway to visit the only Jewish family living in Cootamundra.
During the Shloshim of Menachem Mendel Bruchstat OBM, friends and classmates came up with the idea of purchasing and dedicating a Mitzvah Tank in his memory. On Yud Alef Nissan, the day of The Rebbe’s birthday, it came to fruition.
Dozens of ‘Mitzvah Tanks’ took to the streets of New York City to spread the message of redemption and of Pesach, as a ‘gift’ to the Lubavitcher Rebbe marking his 116th birthday. A simultaneous ‘rally’ for children took place in front of 770 – the Lubavitch World Headquarters.
For decades, emissaries of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement have set up tefillin stands in universities and at street corners around the world, looking to encourage Jewish passersby to put on phylacteries. One such tefillin stand in Paris received a most unusual visitor on Monday, when a middle-aged tourist from Morocco approached the stand and began chatting about the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
When 20-year-old rabbinical students Mendel Kastel and Mendel Lipskier arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, on very short notice in April 1989, they knew they had their work cut out for them. But they were ready.
Two bus-loads of Beis Rivkah of Montreal High School students visited five Montreal Jewish schools and presented a specially prepared, original, interactive educational program for the young children.
It’s still early Friday morning, but Agripas Street is already wide awake. Those staying in town for Shabbat are rushing to the historic Machane Yehuda market (also known as the shuk) to buy food, challah, wine and other staples for the day of rest. And those leaving the city are rushing to the central bus station nearby to get to places all over Israel before the buses stop running an hour before sunset.