Eiruv: Beis Din Puts Out Sharp Letter
The Badatz published yet another letter on the Eiruv case, where they discuss the involvement of outside Rabbonim. In the letter they quote the words of the Rebbe that only the Rabbonim of that specific community are to make decisions.
Rabbi Groner Testifies: The Rebbe Affirmed Title “Melech Hamoshiach”
For days, the Jewish judge heard testimony from various individuals who were involved in publishing Chabad works throughout the years, including the founding and running of Kehos. Among those called to testify was the Rebbe’s secretary, Rabbi Leibel Groner.
New Nigun Chosen for Kapitel 115
A panel of seasoned Ba’alei Menagnim got together to choose the Nigun for Kapitel 115 in Tehillim, in honor of the Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach’s birthday. For several hoursthey convened and listened attentively to 49 (!) Nigunim submitted by Chasidim from around the globe.
Finally: Court Issues Landmark Decision on “Logo”
In a landmark ruling earlier a New York court finally ruled on the drawn out legal battle brewing for years. This after Merkos sued Vaad L’hafotzas Sichos, in an attempt to prevent them from publishing the Rebbe’s Seforim, including the Lekutei Sichos, with the Kehos logo.
New Song for Shnas Hakhel
A new song was made by camp Chayolei Hamelech in the beginning of the year of Hakhel, to explain the importance of the year.
Fire Disrupts Farbrengens as Smoke Fills 770
While 770 was still filled with Bochurim and Anash participating in Yud & Yud Alef Shvat Farbrengens, a fire broke out in one of the storage rooms of 770, causing the Shul to fill with smoke. The FDNY arrived at the scene in short order, and put out the fire, but not before evacuating everyone from inside.
Op-Ed: Dear Rabbi Manis Friedman
I recently saw a video clip from a class of yours. In this class, you’re asked the question, “Is it possible that ‘J’ is Moshiach?” Now, when you answered that question – and I’m sure you have your sources, too – I truly did not understand what it is you meant.
Lubavitcher Stabbed in Crown Heights
A Lubavitcher in his late 20s was stabbed in Crown Heights, at the intersection of Kingston Avenue and Empire Boulevard. The man was stabbed in his upper back.
Vizhnitzer Rebbe Visits Crown Heights
The Vizhnitzer Rebbe was in town for a visit, and was hosted in the Eastern Parkway home of philanthropist R’ Shalom Ber Drizin. A delegation representing the local community was on hand to greet him.
Ezagui Presents Photos of Largest Chabad House
Just a few days before the Kinus, when Shluchim from all over the globe come together, photographer Baruch Ezagui traveled to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to take photos of the largest Chabad House, directed by Rabbi Yosef Carlebach.