1. Ambassador at the Ohel
Chabad singer Nemuel Harush visited the Ohel in Queens, NY, this week. As he sat down to write his ‘pan’ letter to the Rebbe, was discovered that sitting alongside him was non other than the U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Chabad friend, David Friedman doing the very same thing.
2. Ambassador in the street
U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell wore a yarmulka this week as he took a stroll with Berlin’s Chabad Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal. Grenell, who is Christian, said this was his response to a recent recommendation by a German government officials that Jews not wear a yalmuka to avoid anti-Semitism. “Be proud and don’t hide,” he stated.
— US-Botschaft Berlin (@usbotschaft) June 3, 2019
3. Wisdom for the Premier
Romania’s Prime Minister Viorica Dancila met this week with Chabad Levi Matusof, who is active in European circles. He called the meeting “cordial and constructive” as they discussed “Romania-Jewish and Israel relations.” As a parting gift, the rabbi presented the premier with the book “Daily Wisdom” based on the teachings of the Rebbe.
4. From Poway With Love
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, the injured Director of Chabad of Poway in California, was the guest speaker at the Ateret Cohanim Dinner in New York. He stressed that we all must find “light” among the darkness and then posed with a flag of Jerusalem with Dr. Paul Brody of Ateret Cohanim. He said Rabbi Goldstein was “a true hero” just like the Jewish residents living in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
5. A Sweet Mitzvah
Chabad activist Rabbi Mendel Duchman was in Crown Heights on Wednesday and stopped at Sweet Expressions. He ordered for himself a soft-serve vanilla ice cream, explaining he was “practicing (and tasting) best way to give out a few hundred cones of ice cream to kids of all ages.” Duchman founded and runs Kol Yakov Yehuda – The Rebbe’s Diamond Daveners, “The Shul for the Kids by the Kids” at Cong. Levi Yitzchok in Los Angeles.
6. Stand Clear of the Mitzvah
Young Chabad bochurim riding the New York subway train through Brooklyn made good use of their commute by wrapping Tefillin on a fellow rider! “We have 4 stops,” one of them said, leaving enough time to recite the Shema Yisroel.
7. Bar Mitzvah in the Park
Shmuel Jacobs, a student of Yeshiva Ateres Yaakov in Cedarhurst, NY, used a class trip to the Six Flags theme park to help 3 Jewish men put on Tefillin. COLlive was told that two of those men did for for the first time. Mazal Tov!
8. Another kind of Mitzvah
Football running back Saquon Barkley, who plays for the New York Giants, has not plans on becoming Bar Mitzvah but he was glad to encourage Jews to do a Mitzvah. In a clip, he reminds everyone: “Don’t forget to count tonight’s sefira!”