Sunday, March 10, 2013

Second Hilchos Pesach Shiur for Women on Monday Night

Rabbi Lesches will be giving the second Hilchos Pesach shiur on Monday evening, March 11, at 8:00 PM in Tzemach Tzedek.

If there are any topics you would like the Rav to address, or if you have any questions to ask the Rav, you can email them to

Small Package to Israel

If anyone is going to Israel for Pesach and can bring a small package for Yaakov and Chaya Esther Ort in Yerushalayim, please contact Binyamin Bauman at

Seeking Ride Today

A woman is looking for a ride from Monsey to Crown Heights any time today, Sunday.

Please call 347-407-1785.

Seeking Ride on Tuesday

A Shlucha from Australia and her nine year old daughter are looking for a ride on the morning of Tuesday, March 12, from Crown Heights to Monsey and/or ride back in the evening or following morning.

Please call Rivka on 310-945-6599 if you can help.

Beis Nissan Farbrengen this Tuesday Night

There will be a farbrengen in honor of Beis Nissan this Tuesday evening, March 12, following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek.

Beis Nissan is the day on which the Rebbe Rashab, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn passed away in Rostov in 1920. His last words were: "I'm going to heaven; I leave you the writings."

The Rebbe Rashab was born in the White Russian town of Lubavitch in 1860. After the passing of his father, Rabbi Shmuel (in 1882), he assumed the leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch.

Famed for his phenomenal mind and analytical treatment of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Sholom DovBer wrote and delivered some 2,000 maamarim (discourses of Chassidic teaching) over the 38 years of his leadership. In 1897, he established the Tomchei Temimim yeshivah, the first institution of Jewish learning to combine the study of the "body" of Torah (Talmudic and legal studies) with its mystical "soul" (the teachings of Chassidism); it was this unique yeshivah that produced the army of learned, inspired and devoted Chassidim who, in the decades to come, would literally give their lives to keep Judaism alive under Soviet rule.

In 1915, Rabbi Sholom DovBer was forced to flee Lubavitch from the advancing WWI front and relocated to the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. 

In his final years, he began the heroic battle against the new Communist regime's efforts to destroy the Jewish faith throughout the Soviet Union.

Tuesday Rosh Chodesh Shacharis Times

The first Shacharis minyan at Tzemach Tzedek this Tuesday morning, Rosh Chodesh Nissan, will be at 7:00 AM and not at 6:45 AM (it is too early to daven then).

The second minyan will begun at 8:00 AM.

Rabbi Lesches Available to Sell Your Chometz

Rabbi Lesches is now available to arrange the sale of your chometz following weekday and Sunday tefilos at Tzemach Tzedek.

Daily Mincha at Tzemach Tzedek Now 6:30 PM

The daily Mincha minyan at Tzemach Tzedek is now at 6:30 PM.