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Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm
 Ki Sovo: A Halacha in the Parsha 
In this weeks parsha we have two words that are read differently than they are written - Kri vs Ksiv. What is the reason for this in our parsha? Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm dean of the Online Smicha Program, has the answer ■ more
    
 
Mazel Tov!
 Dnipropetrovsk Celebrates with Head Shliach 

Mazel Tov! This Tuesday the Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, rejoiced with the Kaminietzy family who celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of their son HaTomim Menachem Mendel ■ more

 
    
 
B"H Stops at the Door
 SUV Crashes into Chabad School 
Photograph: Screen Shot NBC News

An out-of-control SUV repeatedly crashed into six others vehicles before barreling into a Hebrew school after an elderly driver suffered a medical emergency in Manhattan, police said. The chaos finally ended when the elderly driver backed her SUV right through the front gate of Chabad of Gramercy Park. The vehicle stopped before crashing through the front door of the school ■ more

 
    
 
The Rebbe's Caribbean Army
 A 48 Hour Non-Stop Farbrengen 

The islands of the Caribbean are, for the average American Jew, an exotic escape from the stresses of mainland life. For a small group of dedicated Chabad Shluchim, however, trips to these aesthetically-rich yet spiritually-barren oases are not just visits – they’re a life-time commitment. These Shluchim have devoted their lives to serving the Jewish needs of local Caribbean communities ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Mordechai Lipskier
 Ki Sovo-Chai Elul: Being Ourselves 

The Previous Rebbe's memoirs provide a unique and vivid glimpse into daily life during the times of the Baal Shem Tov and his students. In the spring of 5709, Mr. Baruch Litvin wrote to the Rebbe, telling him that these stories of the hidden tzadikim had made a strong, positive impression on members of his shul. The Rebbe's response was quite remarkable ■ more

    
 
No Lies to Kids
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 
Photograph: JEM Screen Shot

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: It’s obvious that deception in general is forbidden, for “One should distance oneself from falsehood.”  We should even be very careful not to tell children falsehoods when we have good intentions ■ more

    
 
Chabad of Longwood
 Shofar Crafting Factory Makes Waves 
Photograph: Screen Shot/ Orlando Sentinel

"People ask, 'Why do you live here? You're Jewish. You're Hasidic. Why not live where they are?'" said Chansky Majesky at Nate's Shul in Longwood, a Chabad community outreach center for people of varying faith. "There are no Hasidic people here," she said, laughing. "Besides our family ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 Raw Footage: Chai Elul 5737 
Photograph: JEM Screen Shot

Raw footage of Yom HaBohir Chai Elul 5737, filmed by photographer R' Levi Yitzchok Freidin ■ to the video 

    
 
Chai Elul, Shnas Hakhel
 Hundreds Farbreng at Bais Menachem 
Photograph: Eliyahu Levi/ Shturem
Hundreds of Kfar Chabad residents commemorated Yom HaBohir Chai Elul last night at a farbrengen in Bais Menachem. The farbrengen was coordinated by the Kfar Chabad Council ■ more
    
 
Shocking Discovery
 Have You Checked Tefillin & Mezuzos Yet? 
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Sofrim around the world are checking thousands of Tefillin and Mezuzos during the month of Elul. A Lubavitcher sofer was shocked to find a mind-blowing error ■ more
    
 
The Soul Cleansing Nigun
 Kol Dodi: R' Simcha and R' Elor 
Photograph: Screen Shot
Simcha Friedman and Elor Velner present an soulful rendition of "Kol Dodi," composed by the Alter Rebbe. The Frierdiker Rebbe referred to this nigun as a nigun that "cleanses the sould and removed the dirt from the soul ■ more
    
 
Chabad-Lubavitch Okanagan
 Hakhel in the Selkirk Mountains 
Photograph: Chabad.org

“This is a small town far from everything,” says Banfield. “We are 400 miles east of Vancouver and 400 miles west of Calgary. When some of us had children at home, we would get together more often, but now, it is rare that we gather to celebrate Shabbat.” However, a recent Shabbos saw nearly two dozen local Jews congregating in Banfield’s home to eat, sing, celebrate and share the weekly holiday together with Rabbi Shmuly and Fraidy Hecht ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 The Rebbe Strikes a Deal with Dovid Chase 
Photograph: jEM
Mr. David Chase, Chairman of the Machne Israel Development Fund, invites the Rebbe to the groundbreaking for the expansion of 770. The Rebbe says: “I will attend if you will say some words in Yiddish ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Ki Sovo: "What Should We Be Grateful For?" 
Join Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz's weekly video shiur. This week, Parshas Ki Sovo, Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question:"What should we Be grateful for?" The shiur is based on the Rebbe's Sichos Kodesh ■ more
    
 
Disturbing Survey Results
 Security Concerns Leave Jews away from Shul 
Photograph: EJP
Despite increased security arrangements around Jewish institutions in Europe, 70% of Europe's Jews do not intend to visit synagogues on the upcoming High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, according to the findings of a survey conducted by the European Jewish Association (EJA) and the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) ■ more
    
 
Nothing Else Important
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 
Photograph: JEM Screen Shot

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: This is what the haftorah tells us on Rosh HaShanah, and we must take this lesson to heart for all the days of the year: that a Jewish mother – or a girl who is preparing to become a mother when Hashem blesses her with children – should know that nothing else [is as important]. Even when it comes to going to Shiloh “to see the face of Hashem, your G–d ■ more

    

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