Western US Hit With Blast of Winter-Like Weather
A wintry blast of air brought blizzard-like conditions Monday to parts of the West, whipping up a damaging tornado in Central California and buffeting the Los Angeles area with gusts topping 70 mph, forecasters said.
Drivers in Southern California mountain areas were urged to use caution as light snow and hail fell at elevations as low as 4,000 feet. Powerful winds knocked down branches and caused scattered power outages.
Blowing snow and ice also slowed traffic on mountain highways in ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
PHOTOS: Maran R' Shteinman Visits The Belzer Rebbe Ahead Of Yomim Norayim
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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 ...
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 ...