B"H Saturday, 4 Elul 5774 | August 30 2014
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Video of the Day
 "The King is in the Field" 
Photograph: Excerpts from Clip
Ari Raskin delivers an inspiring message conveyed through a beautiful melody and powerful video footage ■ The "King in the Field" is a song by Isaac Bitton which depicts the well-known parable of a King who is closely guarded by his soldiers, hidden away in his chambers ■ more 
The Neirot Foundation
 Parshas Shoftim Refuge and Moshiach 
Photograph: Illustration

Moshiach and Refuge: Nothing in the Torah is happenstance and random. It is therefore clear that if the Torah eludes to the Messianic era with the Cities of Refuge, it is because the two are intrinsically linked and there is a conceptual connection between both ideas. It therefore must be understood: what is the connection between the time of Moshiach and the Cities of Refuge ■ more

The Chassidishe Parsha
 Maamar Ani Ledodi Vedodi Li 
“Ani Ledodi Vedodi Li…” This Maamar is the famous Maamar of the Alter Rebbe on the acronym “Ani Ledodi Vedodi Li”. This is the verse that Jew lives and breathes throughout the month of Elul and serves as the preparatory Avoda of the month of Tishrei and the High Holidays contained within it. It is the verse that breathes life into Elul and changes the perspective towards Elul, turning it from a month of fear, trepidation and downheartedness from the upcoming judgment, to a month of joy and excitement to once again be with our King ■ more
 New Oholei Torah Calendars Available 

For the benefit of the Crown Heights community, the 5775 calendars are now available at local stores on the Avenue. In its unique large format, and appealing style, the Oholei Torah Calendar has become the choice calendar for households in Crown Heights and beyond ■ more

Open Letter to Anash
 Republishing Sefer "Kevuda Bas Melech" 
We’ve all been pained and disturbed by the serious breach of Halacha unfortunately rampant in our community in matters pertaining to tznius. Educating will go a long way to remedy the situation. A means for promoting awareness is in place and that would include republishing the authoritative book on tznius "Kevuda Bas Melech," (regarding the laws of modesty in women’s dress) written by Rabbi Moshe Wiener ■ more
Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Tragic Loss: HaBochur Aaron Sofer, OB"M 
Photograph: CHI
Tragedy in Yerushalayim: After almost one week of exhaustive searches for Aaron Sofer, who went missing last Erev Shabbos while hiking with a fellow yeshiva friend in the Yerushalayim Forest, his body was discovered a few hours ago.The global Jewish family davened for his safety all week  ■ more
Kaltman - Kantor Chasene
 History in Thailand: First Chassidishe Chasene 
History in Thailand
History in Thailand
Mazel Tov! Hundreds of guests, among them tens of Shluchim, members of the local Jewish community, and many backpackers gathered in Bangkok, Thailand to celebrate a historic milestone: the very first Lubavitcher chasene ever in the city ■ more 
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Shoftim: What are our True Qualities? 
Join Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz's weekly short Parsha video. This week, Parshas Shoftim, Rabbi Minkowicz tackles the question: "What are our true qualities ● to the video
Cumbo to Miami-Dade Police:
 "Prioritize the Raksin Investigation" 
Levaye of Rabbi Yosef Raksin HY"D
Levaye of Rabbi Yosef Raksin HY"D | Photograph: CHI
In a letter to the Miami-Dade Police Department written on August 19, City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo urged authorities to “prioritize the investigation” of Rabbi Yosef Raksin, a Crown Heights resident who was shot and killed during in Miami on August 9. “This tragedy has left New Yorkers devastated and in disbelief that such a senseless crime could be committed on the Sabbath,” Cumbo stated in the letter ■ more
Don't Miss
 Grand Tzivos Hashem Rally in Crown Heights 
Gan Menachem and Machne Mamosh invite the entire community to a Grand Tzivos Hashem Rally and Show by the famous Twins from France, this friday, Erev Shabbos Parshas Shoftim, at the Oholei Torah ballroom ■ more details here
Melech Basodeh for Kids
 Shaarei Chinuch Directive of the Day 

CHINUCH HORAAH OF THE DAY: A parable is explained in Likkutei Torah (in connection with the month of Elul) that in these days Hakadosh Baruch Hu is a King that is in the field and each person can (and must) approach Him. The King shows each person a friendly countenance and welcomes him. Surely this parable is connected also to small children ■ more

"Thinking like a Shliach"
 Unzere Kinder Luncheon/Seminar 
Tmimim were greeted cordially at the Maple St. Synagogue this past Sunday, with the young and promising Talmidim HaShluchim coming together for the "Unzere Kinder" - Luncheon/Seminar ■ more
Yaldei Shluchei HaRebbe
 7th Annual Parent Respite Program 
At the Yaldei Shluchei HaRebbe East Coast Parent Respite Program this past week, 30 Shluchim raising children with special needs had the opportunity to come together for an educational and relaxing getaway ■ The Parent Respite program offers Shluchim a chance to recharge their batteries and return home with new strength and direction in their Shlichus ■ more
Sharing that 770 Feeling
 770s: Global Mini-architectural Boom 
Photograph: Dnainfo
“For me and for a lot of people, 770 is a symbol of a spiritual home, a place of outreach. When you look at that building, it reminds you of a place of kindness, a place where people do good deeds, where people come and study. And I wanted to share that feeling with other people,” Rabbi Zalman Heber of Tacoma, Washington, said ■ more
The Power of Light
 Six Years Later Chabad House Reopened 
Surrounded by guests from around the world and more than 25 Shluchim from Asia who are in India for a regional conference, Chabad of Bombay’s headquarters—also known as Nariman House—opened its doors once again today ■ In Kislev 5769, Islamic terrorists entered the Chabad House run by Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg in Bombay, India, and murdered them and four of their guests in cold blood ■ more
Chabad of Melbourne CBD
 Arnold Roth Shares Insights at Luncheon 
 It was an Israel-committed group of several dozen who came to Chabad of Melbourne's CBD's luncheon with Arnold Roth. The topic was "Israel: How true to it's principles can the news reporting industry be in a war of rockets and tunnels?" Arnold's eloquent and informative presentation was accompanied by a tasty and beautifully presented lunch ■ more

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