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Top 10 Live Events of the Year 5780

5780 was the year that everyone spent online, leading to an explosion of live-streamed and virtual events that spanned the joyous and uplifting to the somber and even tragic. Here are the top 10 most viewed live events on COLlive.com. Full Story

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Important letter from our known Mashgiach regarding Shapiro Esrogim Center

Due to this year’s severe limitations, and the fact that the European border was closed to American and Israeli citizens from entering Italy, many esrog merchants have been compelled to send new mashgichim from Europe to Italy, and possibly mashgichim without the required experience.

However, following much effort and with Hashem’s kindness, I traveled also this year to be present by the harvest of esrogim, which are sold in the business, Shapiro Esrogim Center of Rabbi Eliezer Shapiro. Another experienced mashgiach and I observed and ascertained that the esrogim were picked only from kosher trees. Read more

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Rabbi Sholom Zirkind, a Mashpia in Crown Heights, shares an inspirational message with COLlive.com for Shabbos Rosh Hashana. Video

September 18, 2020 – 29 Elul 5780

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Baby boy to Dovid and Doba Lokshin – Crown Heights

Shalom Zachor: 395 Crown St. (backyard)

Is Shechitah Cruel?

Daily Rambam Shiur with Rabbi Moshe Wolberg of Manchester, England: Is Shechitah allowed because it is not a cruel act? Or is it allowed because it is Hashem's will? Video

Erev Rosh Hashana Moment With the Rebbe

To the Rebbe, honoring Jewish traditions—including those not of Chabad origin--was very important. Rabbi Kivi Bernhard, now living in Atlanta, GA, had the merit, while a bochur, to witness the Rebbe’s tremendous respect for Jews of all backgrounds. In the following photo captured at just the right moment, The Avner Institute presents Kivi standing and watching the Rebbe receive a visitor’s special greeting. Full Story

COLlive.com’s Top Stories of 5780

The Cambodian princess, the rise of Dr. Zelenko, the attacks in Jersey City and Monsey, the closure of 770, the pro-black Jewish rally, the wedding processions, and the wrong funeral - here are the top stories of 5780 that generated the most views on community news service COLlive.com. Full Story

The Light at the End of the 5780 Tunnel

A word from our publisher Mica Soffer: I never thought that we could work with so little sleep, dealing with a barrage of tragic news, being sick with coronavirus...A little notification signaled the light at the end of the dark tunnel. Full Story

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