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Tonight: Chasanah of the Belzer Rebbe's Granddaughter

Tonight: Chasanah of the Belzer Rebbe's Granddaughter
The chasenah of a granddaughter of the Belzer Rebbe Shlita is scheduled to take place on Tuesday evening 12 Sivan 5774. The chupah will be held at Kikar Belz in Yerushalayim. With the chupah set to get underway at 18:00, streets in the area of Shamgar and Belz will begin closing earlier in the afternoon. The men attending the chasenah will be on Shamgar and Ohelei Yehoshua Streets and the women on Petach Tikvah Street. Following the chupah, guests will go to the giant tent that was set up ...
(1 opinions  |   June 10 )

77th Yartzeit of Minchas Eluzar of Munkatch To Be Marked This Shabbos

77th Yartzeit of Minchas Eluzar of Munkatch To Be Marked This Shabbos
Munkatcher Chasidim worldwide will observe the 77th yartzeit of the holy Minchas Eluzar of Munkatch zt”l this Shabbos Parshas Naso, the second day of Sivan. Each and every year, since the passing of the saintly Rebbe zt”l in 1937, Munkatcher Chassidim and talmidim across the globe join together in the many Munkatcher shtiblach to reminisce and learn the teachings of the holy Minchas Eluzar thru studying his seforim and continuing in his ways. The main gathering takes place in the central ...
(4 opinions  |   May 29 )

Gur Fundraiser in Greece

Gur Fundraiser in Greece
In a resort village near Athens Greece, a fundraiser for Mosdos Gur will be held beginning Thursday afternoon, 27 Cheshvan 5774. The event called a “dinner” is held once every two years and it attracts 120 of the chassidus’ major donors. According to a Ladaat report, entry fee to the exclusive event is $70,000 per person. In earlier years the event was held during the week but this time organizers opted to begin on Thursday afternoon, wishing to host a weekend event. MK Rav Yaakov ...
(2 opinions  |   October 31 )

Paid $100,000 to be the Boyaner Rebbe's Shlita Driver

Paid $100,000 to be the Boyaner Rebbe's Shlita Driver
It is now being reported that 300 chassidim are accompanying the Boyaner Rebbe Shlita on a three-day ancestral visit to the Ukraine, which left Eretz Yisrael on Monday, 24 Cheshvan 5774. The group will be visiting the tziyun of a number of admorim, including Boyan and Ruzhin ZY"A. It was reported that the fundraising tour brought in $2 million for the ailing mosdos of the chassidus. Boyan is no exception as many yeshivos throughout Eretz Yisrael are feeling the crunch of the government ...
(10 opinions  |   October 29 )

Boyaner Rebbe's Ancestral Journey Nets the Chassidus $2 Million

Boyaner Rebbe's Ancestral Journey Nets the Chassidus $2 Million
The Boyaner Rebbe Shlita departed Eretz Yisrael on Monday morning 24 Cheshvan 5774 for a journey exploring his ancestral roots. Chassidim wishing to take part in the three-day journey are requested to contribute $6,000 to their mosdos to assist in surviving the national government cuts to yeshivos in Eretz Yisrael. Among the stops scheduled during the trip will be the tziyun of the Ruzhiner Rebbe ZT”L ZY”A, the founder of the Ruzhin/Boyaner dynasties. According to a Kikar Shabbat ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 29 )

Seretz-Vishnitz Rebbe Shlita Up & About on Shabbos

Seretz-Vishnitz Rebbe Shlita Up & About on Shabbos
Despite his difficulty in ambulating the Seret-Vishnitz Rebbe Shlita on Shabbos Parshas Vayera 5774 joined his chassidim in the main beis medrash in Haifa. There was much joy as the rebbe does not leave his home often due his ailing medical condition. An announcement was made on erev Shabbos that those wishing the rebbe’s home to wish him a gut Shabbos may and on Shabbos morning at 09:30 the tzibur was surprised and pleased to see the rebbe enter the beis medrash. The rebbe was able to ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 20 )

Simchas Beis Gur in Yerushalayim

Simchas Beis Gur in Yerushalayim
Tonight, Monday, 10 Cheshvan 5774 there will be a simcha in the Gur Chassidic Court taking place in Yerushalayim. There will be a chasenah, a grandson of the rebbe shlita, Simcha Bunim Rund, a son of the rebbe’s son-in-law Rabbi Avrohom Shmuel Rund from Kiryas HaRim Levine in Tel Aviv. Rav Rund is a grandson of Rabbi Yehoshua Heller, head of Khal Chassidei Bobov in Eretz Yisrael. The kallah is a daughter of HaRav HaChossid Moshe Whitman of Ashdod. The kallah’s mother is the principal ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 14 )

PHOTOS: Maran R' Shteinman Visits The Belzer Rebbe Ahead Of Yomim Norayim

PHOTOS: Maran R' Shteinman Visits The Belzer Rebbe Ahead Of Yomim Norayim
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Maran HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita on Monday night, delivered a Sichos Mussar in Yeshiva Mir in Yerushalayim. Following the shiur the gadol hador visited the Belzer Rebbe Shlita to wish him a good year and exchange brachos. Below are photos taken at the Shiur in Mir Yerushalayim (taken by Yitzchok Russek - Kuvien Image), and photos taken by the visiti with the Belzer Rebbe (by JDN). SHIUR IN MIR YERUSHALAYIM VISIT TO HOME OF BELZER ...
(2 opinions  |   September 03 )

PHOTO ESSAY: First Day Of Selichos 5773

PHOTO ESSAY: First Day Of Selichos 5773
Yidden around the world gathered this past Motzei shabbos / Sunday morning to begin reciting Selichos, as this week will be Rosh Hashanah. (Sefardim started saying Selichos on Rosh Chodesh Elul.) The photographers from JDN were out and about, capturing the scenes in many Shuls, from Moscow to Boro Park, to Yerushalayim. YWN will be bringing you many photo galleries from now throughout Sukkos, including Kapparos, Erev Sukkos, Simchas Bais Hashoeva etc. Make sure to check the photo gallery ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 02 )

Admorim Met on Tuesday

Admorim Met on Tuesday
The Belzer Rebbe Shlita met on Tuesday, 21 Elul 5773 with the Gerrer and Slonim Rebbes Shlita. The Belzer Rebbe traveled to the other admorim to discuss issues ahead of the scheduled Wednesday night convening of the Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael. The admorim spoke about the chareidi colleges. It is reported that last week, the Slonim Rebbe visited the Belzer Rebbe, and the two spoke for an hour. On Tuesday night, they spoke for 40 minutes. The Gerrer Rebbe last week also arrived at the Belzer, on ...
(3 opinions  |   August 28 )

Vishnitzer Rebbe Visits Rav Simcha HaKohen Kook

Vishnitzer Rebbe Visits Rav Simcha HaKohen Kook
The Vishnitzer Rebbe visited with Rehovot Chief Rabbi Simcha HaKohen Kook Shlita on Tuesday, 14 Elul 5773. The rebbe arrived at noontime to make a shiva visit to the Wiesel family following the death of Rav Yosef Wiesel z”l , who lost his life in a tragic vehicular accident. Being in Rehovot the rebbe expressed a wish to meet with Rav Kook. The rebbe gave the rov tremendous chizuk for all the rov does for Klall Yisroel and they spoke a great deal of the terrible situation of efforts to ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 21 )

VIDEO: Sanz-Klausenberg Rebbe Shlita Visits Rav Ovadia Shlita

VIDEO: Sanz-Klausenberg Rebbe Shlita Visits Rav Ovadia Shlita
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Sanz-Klausenberg Rebbe USA Shlita is visiting in Eretz Yisrael. The rebbe on Monday evening 13 Elul 5773 visited Har Nof to pay a visit to Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita. The rebbe was greeted with warmth by the Gadol Hador. The two spent a few minutes exchanging divrei Torah. The rebbe told R’ Ovadia that his father the Bal HaShefa Chaim ZT”L gave a shiur in which he expressed his profound pain on the machlokes that exists between Ashkenazim ...
(2 opinions  |   August 20 )

Vishnitz Moves to Computerized Telephone System to Sell Yomtov Seats

Vishnitz Moves to Computerized Telephone System to Sell Yomtov Seats
While admorim may oppose some technology, Vishnitz Chassidus in Eretz Yisrael is availing itself of a computerized telephone calling system to sell seats for the upcoming Tishrei Yomim Tovim. The new system will premise itself on a digital map of the beis medrash showing chassidim which seats are available. One may only purchase seats via the new computerized system, which will operate around-the-clock. The system is designed to identify the incoming call from a chossid’s home, and then ...
(2 opinions  |   August 14 )

A Special Elevator for Rav Wosner Shlita

A Special Elevator for Rav Wosner Shlita
A special non-electric elevator has been installed to assist HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner Shlita, who blei ayin hora is 100. The Shevet Halevy marked his 100th birthday last week. Despite his age, Rav Wosner continues to maintain his rigid schedule, which includes his duties as Rosh Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin, giving many shiurim and receiving visitors. The rav insists on continuing to daven with the yeshiva, hence the construction of the manually operated elevator which permits lifting ...
(4 opinions  |   August 12 )

Seretz-Vishnitz Rebbe Shlita Joins the Minyan for Kabolas Shabbos

Seretz-Vishnitz Rebbe Shlita Joins the Minyan for Kabolas Shabbos
It was a special Shabbos for Seret-Vishnitz Chassidim as their Rebbe Shlita joined them for mincha and kabolas Shabbos. The elderly rebbe was recently treated in Rambam Medical Center in Haifa in the hope of alleviating his severe pain which is reportedly due to a herniated disc. The rebbe a number of weeks ago was also admitted in Bnei Tzion Hospital in Haifa for the same issue. As the rebbe entered the beis medrash this Friday evening Parshas Shoftim 5773, the chassidim began singing and ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 12 )

Belz Establishes a Beis Din to Address Monetary Matters

Belz Establishes a Beis Din to Address Monetary Matters
The Belzer Rebbe Shlita on 2 Rosh Chodesh Elul 5773 hosted a rosh chodesh seuda for many of his dayanim. The rebbe hosted the event in Kiryat Belz in Yerushalayim. At the culmination of the seuda the rebbe announced the formation of a new beis din to address monetary disputes in the community. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(2 opinions  |   August 09 )

Advanced Registration Required to See Gerrer Rebbe During Tishrei

Advanced Registration Required to See Gerrer Rebbe During Tishrei
Gerrer communities throughout Eretz Yisrael have been advised of a new protocol for chassidim wishing to see the rebbe shlita. One must register in advance. The new regulation will be in effect from Rosh Chodesh Elul until after Yom Kippur. Gabbaim of the rebbe acknowledge in previous years one did not require advanced registration to get into the rebbe but the rebbe health over the last year took a turn for the worse and the rebbe’s regular condition is weaker than a year ago. As such, ...
(2 opinions  |   August 04 )