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The main Shul of 770-Beis Chayeinu was closed before Pesach as tens of cleaners scurried to...
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Thousands of Crown Heights residents gathered on Erev Pesach to burn their Chometz on Eastern Parkway...
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Why the Round Menorah?

In 1982 the Rebbe stated that the round Menorah is NOT the real shape of the original Menorah * Furthermore, round branched Menorahs represent the dominance of Golus over Jews * So why the round Menorah?

Chayolei Hamelech Newsletter Iyar Edition
Two months to camp and preparations are well under way at the Chayolei Hamelech office. But this does not stop their continuous programs from the previous summer. The birthday campaign and routine phone calls still take place. The primary project, the Chayolei Hamelech Monthly Newsletter, is still at the forefront of the camp's major endeavor; namely, to keep the spirit and enthusiasm gained during the summer alive during the school year and to actually inspire campers to build as chassidishe bochurim who understand the special task of our generation.

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Lag Baomer Amusement Park
In Crown Heights, the Lag Baomer festivities refuse to end. Empire Boulevard was blocked off today by the NYPD for a Lag Baomer Amusement Park. The event was attended by thousands of local kids, who enjoyed carnival style rides and  games, along with a petting zoo  Photo Gallery
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Philanthropist Prefers Meron to Meeting Pope
Guma Aguiar with Rabbi Moishe Meir Lipszyc
Jewish philanthropist Guma Aguiar turned down a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI Monday and headed north with hundreds of thousands of Jews who made their way to the Galilee mountain gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. The philanthropist, famous for donating huge sums to Chabad and Nefesh B' Nefesh, is considering buying the Jerusalem Beitar soccer team. He was one of the notables who opened the Lag B'Omer holiday ceremonies at the gravesite of the Mishnaic Sage in the village of Meron.
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Tzivos Hashem Rally
Thousands of children representing all of the local educational institutions, joined together today for a huge Tzivos Hashem rally which took place in front of 770. Rabbi Shimon Hecht, the MC of the event, began the rally with the 12 pesukim followed by a declaration of Yechi. The young Tzivos Hashem Soldiers enjoyed a performance by Uncle Moishy, and a Lag Baomer story from Rabbi Goldstein.

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Audio Sampler Tracht Gut
As reported previously by, a new album is being published by chabad singer Yoni Shlomo. Tittled 'Tracht Gut', the album features tracks produced by Moshe Laufer of many different styles. The disc will be available at judaica stores ahead of Lag Baomer. The producers are confident that several of the songs will be real hits including Taneh, and a song tittled Keayal, composed by PInny Weber.

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Boro Park Residents hear about Geulah
Annually, on the eve of Lag Baomer, thousands of Boro Park residents gather for a huge bonfire held on 16th Avenue. For the past several years, a group of Temimim studying in 770, have taken advantage of this opportunity to spread the Rebbe's message of Moshiach, by setting up stands near the festivities. Thousands of locals who stopped at the stand bought books on Chassidus and topics of Geulah and Moshiach, wrote to the Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach via the Igros Kodesh, and watched videos of the Rebbe played on a huge outdoor screen  Photo Gallery
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The One Stop Shop
Hey! Have you ever shopped on Kingston Ave? I did. There are many stores and shops and a great deal of window shopping. I was looking for a place that sold something cute, different, interesting, something kid and Jewish oriented. Then I found it. Its a charming little store on Kingston Ave. with a big orange awning. There is great customer service and novelties that are age appropriate and low-priced. Prizes Plus on Kingston Ave. has been a one stop shop for me.
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Several Charges Against Rubashkin Droped
One at a time, the charges against Rubashkin are being dropped. Yesterday, Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop identity-theft charges against Shalom Rubashkin, a former Postville slaughterhouse executive in a light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Prosecutors this afternoon asked a federal judge to dismiss seven counts of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft, in response to a motion filed last week by Sholom Rubashkins lawyer. Defense lawyer Guy Cook hailed the request as a victory for his client and a government admission of overreaching in this case.
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Rabbonim defend developer, appeal for help
As reported previously by, Reina Ezagui, wife of Brooklyn developer Eliyahu Ezagui, recently sent a letter to Anash in the U.S. addressed "Dear Shluchim" telling her side to the $18M mortgage scandal. "We lost everything to keep people in the building we built for them", she wrote in this heart breaking letter. Now, presents a series of letters from leading Rabbis in Israel and the U.S. defending his innocence, and calling on the international chabad community to assist the Ezagui family in every possible way Photos of the letters
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Chabad center wins approval
In the last regular meeting with its current lineup, Aspen City Council approved a proposal to put a Jewish center at the east end of Ute Avenue. Despite mounting opposition to the Jewish Resource Center Chabad of Aspens plan to convert the Silver Lining Ranch a nonprofit facility that was used to help children with cancer to a Jewish community center, council approved the conversion unanimously.
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Crown Heights Around The Bonfire
Last night, hundreds of Crown Heights residents headed to the Lag Baomer celebration on Kingston Ave. After the 12 Pesukim and Yechi were recited, the bonfire was lit. At the conclusion of the lighting, the crowd enjoyed musical entertainment by Danny Finkelman and the Sparks Boys Choir. The choir led the assembled crowd with joyous Nigunim in the Lag Baomer spirit, which continued well into the night  Photo Gallery
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Southern Most Shlichus in the World
This week Rabbi Shmuly and Henna Kopel and their two children made history, as they touched down in CHCH's International Airport, to begin a six month outreach mission in the South Island's Otago District, a Shlichus to the Southern most Jewish Community in the World. The Kopels were greeted at the Airport by a delegation of Jubilant Rabbinical students, members of the local community and the Rebbe's Shliach to the Country Rabbi Mendel Goldstein.
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Mivtzoim at Meiron Launched
Hundreds of thousands of people have begun making their way to the grave site of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Miron. This opportunity is used annually by the students at the Chabad yeshiva in Tzfas, to to spread the Rebbe's message of the imminent redemption on an unprecedented scale. presents the first photo gallery of this year's Campaign.

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Brooklyn Gas Stop A Kosher Delight
A gas station in one of Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish communities is offering up more than just candy and soda -- it's also peddling hearty stews, bagels with lox, challah and homemade gefilte fish for commuters hankering for an old-country nosh. "People fill up on gas and fill up on food at the same time," said Sam Kay, 50, as he munched on goodies at Rio gas station in Borough Park. "It's good, Jewish and tasty."
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A mother cries out for help
Archive Photo: Eliyahu Ezagui
Reina Ezagui, wife of Brooklyn developer Eliyahu Ezagui, sent a letter to Anash in the U.S. addressed "Dear Shluchim" telling her side to the $18M mortgage scandal. "We lost everything to keep people in the building we built for them", she writes in this heart breaking letter.

Dear Shluchim,

My name is Reina Ezagui.

I used to live in Crown Heights with my wonderful husband Eliyahu and our four children--but now live in Israel because there was nowhere else to go...
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Tznius: "What can I do?"
Over 150 Anash were there when Rabbi Aharon Dovid Gancz, a renowned Mechanech from Morristown, NJ, addressed the topic "Tznius - What Can I Do?" on Wednesday, 5 Iyar.  Covering issues pertaining to men, like "why is such an emphasis placed on modesty?" and "when should I say something?", the shiur was a great success. CDs of the Shiur are being sold in 770 (center table) and Empire Shtibel from Tuesday morning to Wednesday evening of Parshas Behar-B'Chukosai for $5. 
Download a recording of the shiur here.
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First Lag B'omer Celebration
As the first Lag B'omer Celebration in the world, the Yeshiva Centre - Chabad Headquarters of NSW, Australia, organised a beautiful Hakhel celebration for men woman and children, complete with a Bonfire, BBQ, Magic show, live music and 12 psukim! Later the many Israeli backpackers came for a "kumzits" Farbrengen, which lasted through the wee hours of the morning  Photos
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Collection of Lag Baomer Pictures
In honor of lag baomer, a day when the desire and yearning 'Liros Es Malkeinu Meshicheinu' with our physical eyes intensifies, presents a selection of pictures of the Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach, from the different lag Baomer parades  Photo Gallery
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Lag Baomer 5743
In honor of Lag Baomer, presents the following video clip from the Lag Baomer parade which took place in 5743. In the video the Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach is seen watching the parade go by, see if you can identify any familiar faces...

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Meiron Live
Hundreds of thousands are expected to visit the grave site of Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meiron this Lag Baomer. To honor the Tanneh on his Yartzeit. This year the festivities will be broadcast live via the Internet, for viewers around the globe to participate in the Meiron experience  Click Here to play web-cast
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Mishnayos Baal Peh Gathers Momentum
Students of Lubavitcher Yeshiva, are utilizing the final weeks of the school year to enhance their study of Tanya Baal Peh! The results are tremendous, yet, the students are still not satisfied with themselves, constantly striving to learn even more. To date, 209 students have participated in the Tanya Baal Peh program and nearly 13,000 lines of Tanya were studied by heart. 74 students have completed an entire Perek or more to memory (bvas achas)! and 138 prokim were learnt in total.

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Yeshiva, Local Chabad Team Up for Event
Chabad of Cincinnati, led by Rabbi Shalom Ber Kalmanson and Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati are holding a huge Lag Bomer event this year. The event, which will be attended by the greater Cincinnati Jewish community, will include a BMX bike show, clowns, a rally and much more.
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Last Known Photo Of Two Mumbai Kedoshim
One half a year after the horrific carnage in Mumbai, the very last photo of two of the kedoshim - Rabbis Bentzion Korman and Aryeh Leibish Teitlebaum HY"D, surfaced. The picture was sent by the driver of the factory where they worked as mashgichim, and was taken but hours before they gave up their lives Al Kiddush Hashem.
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What Is Your IQ?
What is your IQ? Don't worry, no one will measure. This Monday, in honor of Lag B'Omer, Yagdil Torah's Beis Midrash will host a Meivin Dovor M'toch Dovor program, which allows you to challenge your brain (and avoid rusting) while benefiting from superior learning. The program puts you in the seat of the Rov where you get a question which you need to find the answer to. Carefully selected texts from Shas, Rishonim and Acharonim will be available for your learning, analysis and descision.
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Rabbonim: Cancel Papal Meeting
Rabbanim of the Eretz Yisrael Forum, including Rav Sholom Dovber Wolpe and Rav Yaakov Yosef are calling on the chief rabbis to cancel a planned meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, who is scheduled to arrive in Eretz Yisrael on Monday, May 11th. The rabbis cite a number of reasons, including the popes role as a facilitator of idol worship and his role as a member of the Hitler Youth during WWII.
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Crown Heights: Financial Workshop For You
Regardless of your personal financial situation, this is a must see and learn Seminar for everyone. It might be for you, your neighbor, your friend, but everyone must learn the important facts about credit scoring and how this affects your ability to get a loan, be approved for a mortgage, rent an apartment, etc  Full Details
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Pro Baseball League for Crown Heights Boys
The PIrchei Agudas Yisroel Leagues have now opened registration for Crown Heights boys, for the upcoming baseball season. The games will be held on Fridays from 2:15 - 4:30. BUS Service Provided. Season begins: Friday, May 15. Ends: Friday, June 19.
A new and exciting recreational (ball) program for boys in Crown Heights. Welcome to... Pirchei Leagues. On: Spring Fridays Baseball for: Grades 2-8.

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Picture of the day
Chabad of Sydney Australia will be the first to open the Lag B'omer celebrations around the globe. The girls of Cheder Chabad Lubavitch have been taking Lag B'omer very seriously, above is a sample photo of their hard work.
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New Shluchim to California
Rabbi Moishe and Michal Carlebach of Los Angeles, CA, will be moving on Shlichus to Toluca Lake, California, where they will establish a new Chabad House, serving the needs of the local Jewish community. They were appointed by Rabbi Josh Gordon and Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder of Chabad of the Valley. wishes them success in their new Shlichus, may they merit to prapare the world to greet Moshiach!
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Shliach Tackles Suicide Rate
A dramatic increase in the suicide rate among Jewish youth has prompted a Bondi rabbi to organise a seminar on suicide prevention. Rabbi Mendel Kastel said he was concerned about an alarming number of cases of suicide in the past six months and has set out to educate the Jewish community on how to recognise when someone is at risk. He said many people were not aware they could have a positive impact on someone contemplating suicide.
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Mazel Tov to Mendel & Devorah Leah (nee Weingarten) Stein Southfield, MI, on the birth of their firstborn daughter!

Mazal Tov to Yossi & Rivka (nee Levin) Roth, Los Angeles, CA, on the birth of a Baby boy!    (1 wishes)

Mazal Tov to Shmuly Shneur, Montreal, Canada to Leba Chanowitz, Monticello, NY on their engagement!

Mazal Tov to Brendan Rothschild (Melbourne, Australia) and Freda Werdiger (Melbourne, Australia) on their engagement!

Mazel Tov to Shui & Mimi Lewis, Crown Heights, on the birth of a daughter!

Mazel Tov to Zvi & Chaya'le Hershcovich, Montreal, Canada, on the birth of a daughter!

Mazel Tov to Michoel & Sheina Rosenthal, Marseille, France, on the birth of their firstborn daughter!   (1 wishes)

Mazel Tov to Ari & Yehudis Cattan, Boca Raton, FL, on the birth of a son!

Mazal Tov to Ariel Mangami (Rechovot, Israel) and Shternie Cohen (Monsey, NY) on their engagement!

Mazal Tov to Ariel and Ilana Steinherz, Crown Heights, on the birth of a baby girl!

Mazel Tov to Meyer Simcha & Chani Abramowitz, New Haven, CT, on the birth of a son!

Mazel Tov to Moshe & Nechama Dina Leeds, Gilbert AZ, on the birth of a son!

Mazal Tov to Itzik and Chanie (Avtzon) Wolf from CH, on the birth of their firstborn baby boy!

Mazal Tov to Rafi Mogilevsky, Toronto, Cananda to Yonit Raphaely, South Africa!   (1 wishes)

Mazal Tov to Shimon and Sara (nee Nelson) Shain, S. Diego, CA, on the birth of a baby boy!

Mazel Tov to Yossi & Rivkie Horowitz, Crown Heights, on the birth of a son

Mazel Tov to Benny & Taphara Goldstock, Crown Heights, on the birth of a son!

Mazal Tov to Avremi Orimland, Tzfas, Israel and Rochie Chayo, Crown Heights upon their engagement!