With great sadness we regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Sima Karp, OB”M, a longtime Crown Heights resident, well known in the community, especially for her open home to many guests. She passed away on Sunday, the 21st of Iyar, after battling an extended illness. She was 56 years old • Full Story
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As we all are still absorbing the spiritual effect emanating from Yom Simchaso Shel Rashbi, unbeknown to many, the New York State Board of Education has currently proposed new guidelines that will undermine the foundation and future of our education system. The government is once again proposing to tamper with our pure chinuch. Requiring us to adapt aspects that are not in accordance with our Mesora and way of life • Full Story
Thursday, Lag Ba’Omer, was a historic day for the Jewish community of the town of Georgina in Ontario, Canada, where Rabbi and Mrs. Yossi Vorovitch serve as the Rebbe’s Shluchim and direct the local Chabad Center. Many local Jews, as well as guests from out of town, came together to celebrate the milestone of completing and welcoming their first Torah scroll • Photos
The laws of Shechita are complex and learning them will excite you, challenge you and inspire you to perfect the practice that requires absolute refinement, utmost control and delicate sophistication • Lemaan Yilmedu’s brand new course will provide you with all of the information, guidance, and hands on practice that you need to become an expert Shochet in just a year’s time • Full Story
Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodayari, a colonel in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, was shot dead in Tehran by two men on motorcycles. The assassination occurred in front of Khodayari’s home on Mohajedin Eslam Street in Tehran, with the assailants fleeing the scene without a trace after carrying out the killing • Full Story
The Chabad houses of Abuja and Lagos Nigeria utilized Lag Baomer to encourage participation in the 120 million Mitzvos campaign. Chabad of Abuja, Nigeria led by Rabbi Israel and Haya Uzan and Chabad of Lagos, Nigeria led by Rabbi Mendy and Mazal Sternbach hosted a remarkable Lag Baomer in their respective cities • Full Story, Photos
Marking one year since the devastating tragedy that took the lives of 45 Yidden at Meron last Lag B’Omer, an emotional memorial event took place near the location of the tragedy. The Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Arba, Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Diskin, made a Siyum Harambam at the memorial, as per the Rebbe’s directive. Photos by Chaim Tuito • Photos
In 1976, when my in-laws first came here, things were pretty scary. The Soweto riots, the youth uprising, was just a few months later and many people were scared there would be a civil war. But the Rebbe consistently blessed the community here • Rabbi Oshy and Zeesy Deren, Chabad of the West Coast – Blouberg, Cape Town, South Africa • Click here to read
Sunshine or rain, Sunday or in the middle of the week, Montreal always holds a Lag BaOmer Parade with much fanfare. The Chabad community in Montreal, one of the only cities in the world which organizes a grand Lag BaOmer Parade whether its Sunday or in the middle of the week, celebrates the yahrzeit of the Rashbi • Full Story, Photos
The Talmidei Hashluchim of Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati, under the leadership of Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, organized the largest parade ever in Cincinnati. The community began the parade, escorted by the local police departments, led by the “Geula float” ( built by the Shiur Gimmel )through the Jewish community. Many families came out and joined the Simcha • Full Story, Photos
With great sadness we regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Shraga Feivish Herzog, OB”M, a long time member of the Lubavitcher community of London, England. He passed away on the 19th of Iyar, 5782 • Full Story
With great sadness we regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Shraga Feivish Herzog, OB”M, a long time member of the Lubavitcher community of London, England. He passed away on the 19th of Iyar, 5782.
Rabbi Herzog is survived by his wife Shoshana, and children; R’ Yaakov Herzog (Crown Heights), R’ Shlomo Herzog (London, UK), R’ Yisroel Herzog (Nachalas Har Chabad, Israel), Mrs. Chana Shochet (London, UK), and R’ Shmuel Herzog (Montreal, Canada), and grandchildren.
The Levaya will take place today, Friday, at 4:30pm from 5 Durley Road N16. Burial in Addas Yisroel Cemetery, Carterhatch Lane, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 4BG.
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Many esteemed Rabbonim, joined the thousands of participants for the large celebration in honor of Lag B’Omer. A parade took place in great unity, appropriate for the theme of the day – Ahava Yisroel. Following the parade, a special event was held for all the children having their Upshernish. Photos by Mendy Kurant • Photos
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Thousands of children joined together from the various schools across Crown Heights for a grand Lag B’omer march and parade with a rally. Following the parade through Crown Heights, a special rally took place in honor of Lag Ba’omer. At the rally the children said the 12 pesukim, heard a story, and had lots of raffles • Photos by Dov Ber Hechtman • Photos
One day, the students of a school in Ramat Gan, Eretz Yisrael, gathered together to hear a talk about how to use electricity safely. Once they were all seated, a man wearing the uniform of the Israel Electric Company (Chevrat Chashmal) stood up to speak • By Baila Brikman, Beis Moshiach Magazine • Full Story
Over the next five years, the Hungarian government will provide a total of nearly USD 22 million in financial aid to Milton Friedman University. To this end an agreement was signed yesterday between Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics and Rabbi Shlomo Köves, the leader of Chabad-affiliated EMIH— Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities, which owns the university • Full Story, Photos
From the desk of Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, Director of Yeshivas Lubavitch – Cincinnati: I am a veteran mechanech that spends the whole school year in the classroom. In addition, I have been going with my family for the summer to overnight camp to be the learning director as well. It is getting tiring and it looks like the camp can get someone else this year to replace me. Would the Rebbe want me to continue going for the summer? • Click to Read
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