His looks and mannerisms were similar to the Rebbe. A genius with a Ph.D. from Harvard under the tutelage of Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Twerski, he was a Mushpa of Rabbi Gershon Mendel Garelik, and was the brother in law of Gil Hirsch. He passed away at the age of 72 in 2018. Who is this Lubavitcher Chossid?
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Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe receiving an aliya.
The gate to a local Shul in the Israeli city of Lod stands broken and open after violent Arab rioters broke in and lit the shul on fire. This scene has playing out across the city, and the Jewish residents are being evacuated.
As riots rage in Yerushalayim, and specifically on the Temple Mount, a tree has caught fire from a firework launched nearby, lighting up the area above the Kotel in an eerie red glow.
On 22 Iyar 1976, the Rebbe sent a group of Talmidei Hashluchim to Cincinnati, OH to open a branch of Tomchei Temimim. The local newspaper wrote an article on their arrival. Can you identify the bochurim and Hanhalla in the picture?
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe encouraging the singing during a farbrengen.
Head Shliach of Thailand Rabbi Yosef Chaim Kantor, gets filmed about his experiences as a bochur during the Rebbe’s Farbrengens, how to stay to focus and understand the the Farbrengen, for Vaad Hatmimim’s Hanachos program to be launched this week.
Then and Now photos are all the rage, and this one is the perfect chabad one. In the top photo, a group of Cteen campers can be seen, while the bottom shows some from the same group seven years later as they reunited at a chasuna.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe at the 1984 Lag Beomer parade.
Have you donated to the Hatzalah-Thon yet? Crown Heights Hatzalah could be seen outside Wholesome Bagel’s this morning gathering donations towards the building campaign for their new Headquarters.
Crown Heights Hatzalah is gearing up for the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. A $2.5 Million goal set to fund the construction of a headquarters and garage is a massive challenge, but the volunteers are stepping up to the task. Keep an eye out across Crown Heights as signs and posters pop up for the campaign, and don’t forget to donate.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe as he encourages the singing after a children’s rally.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe enters the shul for davening.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe as he leads davening.
It’s a sign of the times, Crown Heights is expanding. After years of having ambulances stationed at 770 Eastern Parkway and Empire Shtibel, Crown Heights Hatzalah has begun staging an ambulance even further into East Flatbush, parking it behind a building on Albany Ave. The security gates that mark the location recently got a face lift with new bold signage.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe as he davens during Chol Hamode Pesach, 1962.
It’s a colossal traffic jam. With the Suez Canal still blocked by a grounded container ship, a mass of vessels wait to cross the worlds busiest water crossing. Time until the canal is reopened? It could be days, or weeks.