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 Rabbonim Test Online Smicha Bochurim 
Several groups of talmidim from Online Smicha's Standard and Accelerated tracks recently tested online with leading Rabbis who tuned in via video conferencing live from Sydney, London, Toronto, and Brooklyn ■ more  
    
 
Levaye of Shliach Rabbi MM Labkowsky
 AD MOSAI???? Sad Procession Outside 770 

Today, hundreds of Anash and Tmimim gathered outside 770 to participate in the levaye of Shliach Rabbi Menachem Mendel Labkowsky, ob"m, of Los Angeles. Fellow Shluchim, Rabbonim, friends and family members mourned the passing of a dear friend taken at a young age after a prolonged illness ■ more 

    
 
Yerushalayim's Loss, CH's Gain
 Rabbi Brauns Popular Parsha Shiur Moves 

Rabbi Shmuel Braun’s popular weekly Parshah class has moved from Yerushalayim to Crown Heights.The weekly class, open to both men and women, will take place on Tuesday’s—starting this Tuesday, from 8:30–9:30 p.m ■ more

    
 
Mivtzoim at the Kosel
 A Mazkir Iz Nit Andersh 

Every Chossid of the Rebbe is beholden to his holy horo'os, including going on Mivtzoim at every opportunity. Rabbi Leibel Groner, chaver Mazkirus, was spotted at the Mivtza Tefillin booth at the Kosel ■ more

    
 
Shiva Details
 Hundreds at Levaye of Mrs. Krinsky, OB"M 

Hundreds gathered outside 770 to attend the levaya of Mrs. Devorah Krinsky, ob"m, wife of -yibodel l'chaim tovim- Mazkir Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky ■ shiva information 

    
 
Shluchim Present
 Bundestag: Final Debate on Bris Milah 
Shluchim Rabbis Teichtel & Segal
Shluchim Rabbis Teichtel & Segal | Photograph: Shturem

The Bundestag, Germany’s lower house of Parliament, began debate last week on a bill to legalize circumcision in Germany, and the Minister of Family Affairs took to the podium and affirmed her support of the measure ■ "Today was a very important day,” said Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, who, along with Shliach Rabbi Shmuel Segal, was among several guests invited to be present ■ more 

    
 
Boruch Dayan Ho'emes
 Loss: Mrs. Devorah Krinsky, OB"M 
With profound sadness we report the passinf of Mrs. Devorah Krinsky, ob"m, on Friday night, after a brief illness.  She was among the first students to study in the newly founded Beth Rivkah, the Lubavitch girls school, in the early 1940s. She attended high school at Bais Yaakov in Williamsburg, Brooklyn ■ more
    
 
Sisu v'Simchu B'Simchas Torah
 Kamhin Family Dedicate Another Sefer Torah 
Photograph: CHI
They have dedicated Torah's in cities across China and Russia, and now the Kamhin families of Mexico and Hong Kong have continued their tradition by gifting a new Torah to Chabad of Dumbo, in Brooklyn, NY ■ thanks to the generosity and vision of brothers Victor Chaim and Isaac Kamhin and families,  the community now has their own Torah ■ more 
    
 
New JEM Trailer
 A Glimpse through the Veil 
In the early generations of Chabad, miracle stories were actually downplayed. The “miracle” of Chasidism was viewed as its power to spiritually sensitize, revive and transform the individual; physical miracles were considered trite in comparison…
But in a 5692 letter to the Frierdiker Rebbe, the Rebbe observed that the needs of the times had changed ■ more 
    
 
Leb'n Mit Di Tzeit
 Vov Tishrei, 5741: Brick and Mortar 
Torah relates that the Egyptian exile involved hard labor of "chomer u'leveinim" -- mortar and brick. Whatever spiritual refinement G-d intended for the Jewish people through that exile could only be acquired through mortar and brick -- otherwise, G-d would never have put them through it ■ more 
    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 Middle East Peace (and your mid-life crisis) 
True peace won't be achieved from above or as a gift from Heaven. Peace requires man, each and every one of us, as the interface between Heaven and Earth, between Creator and Creation - and between one man and another - to create the space where that peace can reside ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 The Words of the Gemara Are Before My Eyes 
The words of the gemara in Eruvin (45a) are standing before my eyes in regard to Neharda’a, a city where a variety of Jews lived, [the gemara (Yoma 19b) relates an episode which happened there on Yom Kippur] – and the gemara (Eruvin) states that you must use only one criteria: If the land will become easier for them to conquer, or not ■ more
    
 
Boruch Dayan HoEmes
 Rabbi Mordechai Zalman HaLevi Segal, OB"M 

With sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Mordechai Zalman Halevi Segal, ob"m, of Yerushalayim, at age 88. R' Mordechai Zalman was a sixth generation descendant of the Alter Rebbe ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Yehoishophot Oliver
 On Our Mission in the Mundane World 
The Mitteler Rebbe's Tzion in Niezhin
The Mitteler Rebbe's Tzion in Niezhin
The Jew’s mission, however, is bittul—to bring awareness of Hashem to illuminate this experience. Every morning, before he falls into the worldly preoccupations related to his livelihood, he should remind himself that the world can’t possibly exist on its own, and so its existence surely comes from G–dliness ■ more
    
 
Please Say Tehillim Now
 Tehillim for Yosef Yitzchok Scharf 
Hayeled Yosef Yitzchok ben HaKdosha Mira Rus, HY"D is having surgery now. Please say Tehillim and give tzedoko in his zchus ■ more
    
 
Living Torah App
 JEM Unveils New Platform at Conference 
On the sidelines of the Kinus HaShluchim, a group of Shluchim and lay-leaders gathered quietly for a special breakfast. Dubbed the “JEM Curators,” the invitation-only conference was attended by individuals who have assisted JEM’s efforts to record, preserve, and share the video, audio, and photographic recordings of the Rebbe’s life ■ more 
    

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