B"H Thursday, 4 Av 5774 | July 31 2014
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 7th & 8th Graders Excel in Halochos 
Photograph: Belinko
Chassidishe Nachas in Kfar Chabad: Once again the students in the 7th and 8th grades in the Talmud Torah and Oholei Torah in Kfar Chabad concluded a year-long learning mivtza. The boys studied halocho in their free time ■ more 
    
 
Police on High Alert
 Jewish Community of Bombay Threatened 
Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg at Bais Chabad Bombay
Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg at Bais Chabad Bombay | Photograph: Shturem Archives
Mumbai city police received a letter threatening to bomb Jewish sites in the city in retaliation for Israel’s operation in Gaza.The letter, reported by Indian news outlets on Sunday, reportedly had threatened to launch the attacks on Friday, the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ■ more
    
 
Tzion B'Mishpot Tipodeh
 Virtual Siyumim Through 15th Av 
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Illustration Photo | Photograph: Shturem Archives
One should participate in a Siyum every day of the Nine Days, until the 15th of Av. Can't participate in a Siyum in person? Here's the solution: Chabad.org is once again proud to partner with the NCFJE, which has been broadcasting live siyumim on the radio for over thirty years, to bring you live broadcasts of daily siyumim for the nine days ■ more
    
 
YG Melbourne
 Kovetz Chidushei Honors Rosh Yeshiva 
In honour of 4 Menachem-Av which marks the 40th year milestone (5734-74) since the arrival of the Rosh Yeshivah of the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand (Yeshivah Gedolah – Melbourne),  Rabbi Binyomin Cohen. The students of the Yeshivah recently published a Sefer of Chidushei Torah Volume 20 ■ In the zchus of this Sefer may we be zoche to reunite with our Rebbe and see the Geulah Shleimah speedily ■ more
    
 
Lubavitcher Delegation Comforts
 Bikur Cholim and Nichum Aveilim 
Photograph: Shturem
Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky of Merkos- who is visiting these days in Eretz Yisroel- and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Aharonov of Tzach made a special visit to the soldiers wounded in Gaza, hospitalized in Bais Refuah Sheba. They cheered up and strengthened the soldiers. The rabbis thanked the  soldiers for devotion for Israel ■ more 
    
 
Chabad of Melbourne CBD
 Stropkover Rebbe Addresses Professionals 
There was a buzz in the air at Chabad of Melbourne CBD this Tuesday: the Stropkover Rebbe would be addressing heimishe city professionals. Some eager attendees took off work or traveled from Caulfield to be present ■  Rabbi Dovid Leib Shmerling introduced the Stropkover Rebbe, noting the long-standing close ties between Stropkov and Lubavitch over the last century ■ more
    
 
Thousands of Tmimim:
 Hadran Alach Maseches Shabbos 
Thousands of Tmimim from yeshivos across Eretz Yisroel gathered on Monday night to celebrate the siyum of Maseches Shabbos, under the auspices of Mivtza Torah, coordinated by Vaad Talmidei HaTmimim Haolomi and the administrations of the participating yeshivos ■ more
    
 
No Shehecheyonu
 Shaarei Chinuch Directive of the Day 
CHINUCH HORAAH OF THE DAY: [Our] custom is not to bless Shehecheyonu when one puts on tefillin for the first time ■ more
    
 
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 Mivtza Tefillin in Tel Aviv 
Photograph: Shturem
Mivtza Tefillin is a tried and true antidote to the enemy's schemes, and Anash and the Tmimim have increased their efforts during the past weeks ■ more
    
 
Veteran Rightly Honored
 Last Minute Switch to Mogen Dovid 
Photograph: VIN
A Jewish veteran’s headstone now holds the Star of David instead of a cross after a rabbi from Queen’s discovered the headstone of his distant relative was incorrectly marked with a non- Jewish symbol.Rabbi Avrohom Richter of Queens, who is the director of Chabad of Howard Beach, discovered the grave of his grandmother’s first cousin – Henry Dienstein – during genealogy research ■ more
    
 
Inspiring
 Never Underestimate the Power of a 13 Year Old 
Photograph: Chabad.org
When Luke Tumblin, 13, was trying to figure out what to do for his Eagle Scout Service Project, he considered and discarded a number of ideas. The youngster knew his project would have to help others and make a lasting impression on his community ■ I noticed that the room for kids to hang out in was run-down, and I thought, ‘My Eagle project is coming up and I need to do a service project for a nonprofit—what better place than Chabad ■ more
    
 
Yehofchu L'Sosson V'Simcha
 Laws and Customs of The Nine Days 
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the Nine Days ■ more
    
 
Tzivos Hashem
 Free Bais HaMikdosh Model for Kids 

While children camps are learning about the Beis Hamikdosh at summer camp during the three weeks, Tzivos Hashem Crafts Workshops is offering a paper model of the Beis HaMikdosh for the kids to assemble, free of charge ■ The Rebbe urged Torah study in a way that leads to action, and in this way making every Jewish home into a mini-Beis Hamikdash where Hashem dwells. Since children learn best hands-on when they can see and feel what they are studying, using a model to learn about the Holy Temple leads to developing a personal connection to the actual Beis Hamikdosh ■ more



 

    
 
Why No Brocho?
 Shaarei Chinuch Directive of the Day 
CHINUCH HORAAH OF THE DAY: He asks why a child makes brachos on all of the mitzvos that he does, even though he does this only for chinuch purposes, but, when a child begins to put on tefillin (Hayom Yom 2nd of Menachem Av), two months before he reaches thirteen years [he begins to wear tfillin], he does so without without a brocha ■ more
    
 
Live at 8:00 PM
 MyLife: Chassidus Applied – Episode 27 
MyLife: Chassidus Applied – Episode 27 Airs Tonight at 8PM  Some of the topics on tonight's broadcast: How do we implement the Rebbe’s directive of “asei lecho Rav” when the advice of a Rabbi appears to be bad or ill-informed? What can we do once we lost trust in a mentor? Is there a tikkun for lapsing in kashrut, taharas hamishpacha, and other areas? Is there a difference between accidental or intentional lapses? What are some practical ways to work on stress and over-reacting ■ more
    
 
Merkos Shlichus, 5774
 Shluchim Share Love for Jewish Life 
Photograph: The Garden Island / Tom LaVenture
As part of their community outreach training to smaller Jewish communities, two “Roving Rabbis” are on island through July to share their love for Jewish life.Rabbis Chaim Cohen of Montreal and Berel Namdar, of Gothenburg, Sweden are part of a seven-decade old program of the Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbinical ■ Their visit is in part to address the specific challenges of smaller Jewish communities by listening, talking and hopefully reinvigorating people with their Jewish connections ■ more
    
 

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