Tuesday, / April 13, 2021
Posts by: Ashira Weiss
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Hope for Heroes in Rostov
Golda* was a toddler when peasants beat her parents during a pogrom in Rostov, Russia. A few years later she watched as Nazis rounded up…
A Warm Hug on a Cold, Lonely Street
About five years ago, I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which causes thickening of the heart muscle.
Opening Chabad House Doors a Little Wider
An accessible Sukkah Mobile in Arkansas, sign language interpreters at Chabad events in Alabama, and in Virginia, a lowered bimah that allows people in wheelchairs…
Where the KKK Once Marched, a Thriving Jewish Presence
Earlier this month, the Jewish community in Forsyth County, Georgia, laid the cornerstone for the first Jewish establishment in an area where it once would…
Remembering Miracles and Tragedy Aboard Flight 232
Baruch she-asah li nes ba’makom hazeh.  “Blessed is the One who performed a miracle for me in this place.”  Yisroel Brownstein, a 40-year-old clinical psychologist,…
Mezuzah for Miami-Dade Mayor
Among the first orders of business for newly elected Miami Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was affixing a mezuzah to her office doorpost. The ceremony, on…
President of Germany’s High Court Kindles Chabad Menorah
Karlsruhe, Germany, seat of Germany’s Supreme Court and home to some 2,000 Jews, celebrated Chanukah this year, as every year, with distinguished leaders participating in…
Virtual Hugs for the Hospitalized
Rachel* clutched the package close to her chest, in her room at Morristown Medical Center. In the hospital for a month as she is treated…
Music, Light, and Love for US Troops
It began with a little music.  Chaplain to the Iron Rangers and Rabbi on Post at Fort Riley Army Installation in North Central Kansas, Rabbi…
When Kids Are The Lone Menorah
"On the one hand you know you’re different, on the other, all you want is to fit in with your peers," explains Shachar. Her Israeli-raised…
A Little Boy Who Lit up His Town
“Why is there no menorah in Chadwick Lake Park next to the tree?” five-year-old Brandon asked. His Dad was impressed by the kid's thoughtfulness, but…
Four Brit Milot, Four Cities, Four Days
It was a whirlwind week for Rabbi Yossi Simon, director of the Chabad House of Golders Green in London, England. The rabbi, who is also…
Chanukah in the Time of Covid
In line with local COVID guidelines, Chabad communities around the world will be giving the 2,215-year-old traditions of Chanukah a 2020 twist.
In Orlando, Something to Celebrate
As COVID cases in their state spiked for a second time, Meir and Shawna Waizman wondered what more they could do to protect their friends…
New Shluchim to Lagos, Nigeria
When Rabbi Mendy and Mazal Sternbach met for the first time, they discovered they had matching stamps on their passports: both had spent time assisting…
NYU’s Longest COVID Patient Released
“This is the moment I have been praying for from the moment I woke up at NYU this summer,” said Rabbi Yudi Dukes, Thursday, appropriately,…
Turkey Dinners For Park City Homebound
It’s the day before Thanksgiving and the kitchen at the Bistro Kosher Deli in Park City, Utah is bustling. A team of volunteers, dressed in…
New Shluchim to San Fernando Valley, California
Rabbi Mendel and Sheva Rapoport were recently appointed to join the team at Chabad of the Valley in California. They will boost Chabad’s
Chabad Shluchim Conference Becomes World’s Longest Zoom Event
By now, it is in its 114th hour and still going strong!
Annual International Conference of Chabad Shluchim Opens Today
The 34th Annual International Conference of Chabad Shluchim opens today with 5,200 emissaries participating. Instead of taking place in New York this year, the four-day…
Planting Jewish Seeds in Atwater
Jonathan found a surprise on his doorstep. The sixty-year-old resident of Atwater Village, a suburb to the northeast of Los Angeles examined the gift basket…
Highest Civilian Honor For Chabad Rep in Kosovo
Chief Rabbi of Albania and Chabad representative to Thessaloniki and the Lower Balkans Rabbi Yoel Kaplan received a surprise award from Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi…
Bissli, Bamba and Bolognese Warm a Mother’s Heart
Ayelet Mamo Shay was feeling helpless. The Israeli businesswoman and author who lives in Gibraltar got word that her son, a university student in London,…
Ancient Scroll Sparks New Journey For Iranian Teen
It was about thirty years ago when an old Sephardic Jew named David Abtan walked into my office and said ‘Rabbi, I need a favor…
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