An Arkansas policy prohibiting inmates from having beards violated the religious rights of a prisoner who had wanted to grow one. The justices, on a 9-0 vote in a closely watched case involving prisoner Gregory Holt, rejected the state’s reasoning that the policy was needed for security reasons to prevent inmates from concealing contraband ● Full StoryBeis Medrash
Rabbi Yossi Paltiel, a well-known educator and teacher of Chassidus, explains the three differences between Tohu and Tikun, and why only in the latter is there unity. The key to unity? It is one word ● This Chassidus course by Rabbi Paltiel is aired on TheYeshiva.net and on ChabadInfo.com, and dedicated by THE CHANIN FUND and by FACTOR FUNDING ● You can download a full curriculum for the class, and an mp3 and mp4 ● Video
Businessman Michael Mirilashvili held a Seudas Hodaya at the “Caves of the Kosel” (for his release from prison in Russia). Amongst the guests at the gathering was the chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzchak Yosef, the Rabbi of the Kosel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and The chief Rabbi of Russia Rabbi Berel Lazar. There was also Knesset members and other politicians at the event ● Photos
A terrorist stabbing attack took place Wednesday morning on a bus in central Tel Aviv, on Begin Road, near Beit Maariv. The terrorist in an Arab man, reportedly from Samaria. Up to 12 people were reported wounded in the stabbing, with 17 receiving treatment from Magen David Adom (MDA) ● Full Story, PhotosSimchas
The Lubavitch of Scotland 45th Anniversary Celebration Concert and Sefer Torah dedication was held this past Sunday at Garnethill Shul in the Glasgow city center. Over the past 16 months a Sefer Torah was written in their honor and sponsors by numerous family, friends and supporters from near and far ● Full Article, PhotosBD''HNews
The Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, came to Paris, France to visit the area of “Hyper Cacher” where the four Jews were killed. He met over there the singer Yoni Shlomo and the Shliach Levi Matusof. De Blasio told Matusof that he supports Chabad in New York and mentioned that he is good friends with Chanina Sperlin.
ChabadInfo.com Exclusive: It has been over a year since members of the Crown Heights Kollel have last received the measly monthly stipend of $300, which has been in place for tens of years, without change. Tomorrow, Rosh Chodesh Shvat this is all about to change ● New staff, smaller Kollel, $1,000 monthly stipends, and much more ● Read More