Yisroel and Nechama Dina (nee Stern) Zilberstrom (Crown Heights)
This week, as we read in the Torah Parshas Shmini, we present a letter from the Rebbe to a supporter of the Rebbe’s “Wild Project” in Eretz Yisrael – a project that goes above and beyond the regular and the usual – in which the Rebbe goes into detail about the special significance of “eight” and its transcendent quality. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Levi and Mushky Kotlarsky (Crown Heights)
The minimum price for a pack of cigarettes would rise to $13 in New York City under a proposal backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
A chareidi father of eight detained a flight from Tel Aviv to Kiev as it was preparing for takeoff. The flight was delayed for over an hour as he insisted the cabin crew close the movie screens which were visible.
Moishe Krasnjansky (Honolulu, Hi) and Cheved Krasnianski (New York, NY)
On Wednesday, Isru Chag of Pesach, the Miami Beach community partook in a Kinus Torah, organized by Hatomim Sholom Dovber Korf.
As the Lubavitch community mourns the passing last week of Rabbi Beryl Epstein, OBM, we present two videos produced by filmmakers who were privileged to go on one of his guided tours of Chasidic Crown Heights.
Hertzel Hecker, a former member of the NYPD, was assigned to the personal security detail of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in the 1980s. During a visit to Chabad of Orlando this Pesach, he describes what happened when Mayor Ed Koch decided to abolish all NYPD escorts for dignitaries.
Following the Rebbe’s directives, the Lubavitch community of Baltimore, MD, held their first ever Kinus Torah on Isru Chag, which was attended by a large crowd.
As your friends worry about their children’s teachers, after school clubs and social activities, parents of children with special needs have worries that extend way beyond these concerns. Constantly changing insurance policies, planning for the future, bills piling up for specialized toys and therapies; the list is endless.
With its popular Omer Counter app now in its third year and the number of users continuing to climb, Chabad.org encourages more and more people to count the Omer and to inspire others to do the same.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Shemini. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can we merit to see G-d?
Lubavitcher music star Nemuel Harouche has released his latest ‘music’ video just as we begin the days of Sefirah – an acapella rendition of his hit song ‘Elokai.’
An arrest has been made by the NYPD over the break-in to a Chabad synagogue in Flatbush and the subsequent assault and robbery of its caretaker.
The Crown Heights community can weigh in this week on a plan to change zoning rules to allow two new 16-story towers with 565 market-rate and affordable apartments — a project already facing opposition in a petition from an “anti-gentrification group.”
Russia and the United States may soon restart exchanges of art exhibitions, which were suspended for many years over Moscow fears that items may be seized over Chabad’s claims to the ‘Schneerson Library’ being illegally held in Russia, if President Donald Trump signs an order guaranteeing the exhibits protection from seizure in the U.S.
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered that a 6,614-square-foot Chabad center built in a residential neighborhood in Towson, MD, must come down within the next year.
The Orthodox Union has teamed up with Jewish campus group Hillel to begin an outreach program for Jewish college students in the mold of Chabad-on-Campus. The OU will dispatch married couples who will serve as rabbis and rebbetzins, co-directing the organization’s branches on campuses across the U.S.
Shneur Odze, a 33-year-old Lubavitcher who is running as the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for mayor of Manchester, ignited a firestorm by burning a bible that was left at his door by missionaries, and then publicizing the photo on social media.
Rabbi Dr. Chaim Shine is a law professor who lectures at Shaarei Mishpat Academic Center and Netanya College. He is also a columnist for the Israel HaYom Newspaper. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Ra’anana, Israel, in January of 2014.
A photo of a Chasidic Jewish couple sitting next to a Muslim woman nursing her baby on the New York City subway has gone viral on Facebook.