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Sunday, 16 Av, 5781
  |  July 25, 2021

Outcry Over Plan to Privatize Kashrus in Israel

There's an outcry over a plan of the new Israeli government to privatize kosher certification from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. "To destroy, not to change -- that is the real problem," says Rabbi Dov Halbertal as he debates Yehuda Ziderman of the Tzohar organization which supports the plan. Video

A Pink Wave Flows Through Crown Heights

That swarm of girls in bright pink shirts who visited Crown Heights, exploring the local Kosher shops, observing a Chuppah in front of 770, and purchasing their first siddurim? They were from Camp Gan Israel in the Poconos, the only overnight camp for Jewish girls from public school. Full Story, Photos

Millye Cohen, 97, OBM

Millye Cohen, who raised her family with strong Jewish values in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and then supported her daughters becoming baal teshuvas and building Chabad families in Crown Heights and Pittsburgh, passed away. Full Story

What Reb Levi Yitzchok Said About the Rebbe

Shabbos Night Live with Rabbi Shmuel Butman: Like the Shevet (tribe of) Levi, Harav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson stood for greatness and humility. He was a great Gaon and Mekubal yet had a personal connection with each simple individual in his community. Video

The Final Resolution – Part 2

Op-Ed by Rabbi Shmully Hecht: “My son wanted out. I drove and picked him up on Sunday morning and brought him home. Interim respite but no sign of relief. We made a few more phone calls. Implored and beseeched for mercy with various Mosdos.” Full Story

Reb Yoel Kahn in the Recording Booth

Watch: JEM's Living Torah features historical footage of Rabbi Yoel Kahn OBM in the recording booth presenting a shiur on Perek 9 of Tanya. As he records, listens and re-records the shiurim, the tremendous amount of work and energy that he put into it is evident. Video

‘If Something is Good, Why Wait?’

Illustration Photo: Hasidic Archives

Motzoei Shabbos Story: An engaged Jewish couple was planning their wedding to coincide with the yartzeit of her brother who was killed while serving in the IDF. The Rebbe thought otherwise… Full Story

Let’s Bring Moshe In

The Late Parsha Show with Eli Weiss: Someone told the Rebbe what to do and the Rebbe response in a sicha of Parshas Shemini is very related to Parshas Vaeschanan and Moshe begging to go into Eretz Yisroel. Video

New Heartfelt Song in Honor of Shabbos Nachamu

Watch: Israeli singer and composer Shimale Malka sings a new song titled "Nachamu" about the yearning for Jerusalem and the building of the Beis Hamikdash based on the words of this week's haftorah. The song was arranged by producer Reuven Chayun. Video

Learning Torah Isn’t a Race

Watch: Siblings Nosson, Shaina and Leah Gourarie, Shluchim in Toms River, NJ, present a video for kids on the weekly Sicha from Project Likkutei Sichos - why learning Torah isn’t a race to the finish line. Video

Wedding: Zatloff – Engel

The wedding of Akiva Zatloff of Tzfas, Israel to Nechama Engel of Melbourne, Australia was held at the Razag ballroom in Crown Heights with family and friends this week. Photos

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