The Chai Times // regards from NY

Jan 12, 2024 8:52 pm


Regards from NY!! we came up to NY for the Shabbaton Encounter in Crown Heights. We will be back to the regular weekly email next Friday.



I never expected to trend like this. 

A heady mix of insanity, vandalism, the toxic allure of tunnels, video and the Internet caused Jewish tunnels and 770, Chabad World Headquarters, to trend for what’s been close to a week. (I’m not going into the details - for the only good media take, see Anna Merlan’s piecein Vice)

As Tech Tribe friend and comedian extraordinaire Alex Edelman said, “this was going to be hilarious but single-brain cell conspiracy theorists got to it first.”

In reality, there are no tunnels below 770. 

What there is, however, in this place is something much more powerful.

 keep reading about the conspiracy here

Wishing you an uplifting Shabbat,

Rabbi Mendy & Mussy

p.s. As always, we would love to chat with you over coffee or drinks, about Judaism, or just life - reply to this email.


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