A new edition of the COLlive Magazine was published in honor of the International Kinus Hashluchos taking place in New York and ahead of the holiday of Purim.
The 68-page magazine is the third issue that is being published for residents of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood and its many visitors. Past issues were printed for Tishrei 5780 and the Kinus Hashluchim / Chanukah.
“This 3rd issue of the COLlive Magazine is published in honor of Chof Beis Shvat,” said the publisher Mica Soffer, referring to the yartzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson OBM, wife of the Rebbe, on the 22nd of Shvat.
“We, therefore, put a focus on areas that were dear to the Rebbetzin such as the Kinus Hashluchos, Chinuch and Chessed in the community,” she wrote in her editorial.
The new issue opens with the letter that the Rebbe sent to the Second European Convention of Lubavitch Women and Girls in 5739 that was held in London, England.
Is it followed with 10 practical tips for life shared by Shluchos, an article about how the Nshei Ubnos Chabad organization got started and has developed, the telling of room #212 in 770 and a photo spread of the Rebbe giving dollars for charity to Shluchos.
Columns in this edition include therapist Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch discussing shidduchim, herbalist Sara Chana Silverstein on the power of flowers, humorist Mordechai Schmutter kvetching about catching a cold (from his kids who got it from school!).
Feature articles are an interview with the new police chief of Crown Heights, the latest exciting developments in Crown Heights schools, the blessing that led to a family dynasty and how a chesed organization was inspired by an urgent eye surgery.
In the kosher section, cookbook author and food blogger Nina Safar shares 4 exciting recipes to create hamantaschen that is a “festive makeover.” The magazine also includes the Crown Heights Kosher Food Guide.
COLlive Magazine – Shvat 5780 edition is distributed free to Crown Heights residents, visiting Shluchos and guests. Look out for your free copy in local stores and restaurants.