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Transition in Lubavitch: January 28, 1950
Born June 21, 1880 in the town of Lubavitch, Yosef Yitzchak was inducted by his father, the Fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Shalom Dovber Schneersohn, into…
Rabbi Yosef Yehuda Loschak, 62
Rabbi Loschak established a vibrant Jewish community, a synagogue, day school, Hebrew school, summer camp, mikvah, and a satellite Chabad-house at the University of California,…
Rabbi Nachman Sudak, director of Chabad’s operations in the UK, 78
Rabbi Nachman Sudak, the director of Chabad’s operations in the United Kingdom who spearheaded the movement’s massive expansion in the country and a member of…
On Visit to Japan, PM Netanyahu Takes Time With Chabad Emissaries
When asked about the inspiration he draws upon for his leadership, Netanyahu spoke of his encounters with notable Jews around the world.
Rabbi Zalman I. Posner, Emissary, Author, Leader
Rabbi Zalman I. Posner, a pioneer in the field of Jewish outreach and a trail-blazing Chabad-Lubavitch Emissary to Nashville, TN, passed away Wednesday, April 23.…
Chabad Representatives to Simferopol Keep Close Watch
"Most Jews feel that this is their community. They are not leaving, and right now our greatest concern is their security—we are working on installing…
Hungarian Rabbi Discovers Cache of Torah Scrolls in Russia
Rabbi Shlomo Koves chief rabbi of EMIH Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation announced earlier this week the discovery of over 100 pre-War Torah scrolls in Nizhny…
Mrs. Chasiah Kudan, 47
Mrs. Chasiah Kudan, Chabad emissary to Hollywood, Fl. passed January 22, after a lengthy illness. Her passing comes just a day after the marriage of…
Mrs. Keny Deren, Pioneering Jewish Educator, 83
Mrs. Keny Deren, a pioneering chabad representative, educator and matriarch of a prominent Chabad family passed away today, 21 January, 2014, after a lengthy illness.…
Detroit: Downtown Jewish Revival A Boon to City’s Urban Redevelopment
To many young Jews in Detroit, the commitment to rebuild the general community is also deeply tied to a Jewish spiritual renewal.
Slam Dunk for Jewish Teens at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center
Despite the Brooklyn Nets' loss to the Denver Nuggets in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Tuesday night, young Jews from across the greater New York Metropolitan celebrated…
Beta Fraternity Now Chabad’s New Place at Yale University
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Old Dutch Synagogue Opens For Friday Night Services: A First Since Holocaust
Hidden between two row-houses on the narrow street, the synagogue was overlooked by the Nazis, and so it remained intact. After the War it was…
Mikvah Excavation Confirms Observance of Ritual Among Early Jews in America
Excavations in Baltimore’s historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, the third oldest synagogue standing in America, have uncovered the oldest mikvah in the country to-date. The mikvah…
Arsonists Strike Synagogue in Tunisia
A synagogue in the village of El Hamma, in the southern Gabes region of Tunisia was set on fire Monday night, its Torah scrolls reportedly…
Places: Kraków Then and Now
Today, Thursday, January 27, marks the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp by Soviet forces.
Chabad Schools In Tunis Close As Rioting Continues
Tzipporah Juarez, a Tunisian expat living in New York, is nervously following the news coming from Tunis.
Jewish Leaders Meet in German Regional Capital
Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries representing 15 communities across Germany met with North Rhine-Westphalia Parliamentary President Eckhard Uhlenberg
JNet Study Partners Celebrate Ancient Custom
The bonds of friendship formed by JNet study are a matter of pride for Rabbi Yehuda Dukes, the program’s managing director. “I’m always impressed by…
Renowned Teacher, Holocaust Survivor, 94
Rabbi Menachem Zev Greenglass, a survivor of the Nazi invasion of Poland and renowned educator to thousands, passed away Wednesday, December 29 after a lengthy…
Kehot Launches Tanya Tutor for Online Study of Chasidic Text
The Kehot Publication Society, the Chabad-Lubavitch publishing house, has released a new-online edition of the Tanya, the seminal work of Chabad Chasidic philosophy.
New Chabad to Open in Debrecen, Hungary
Rabbi Kotlarsky and a delegation from the Jewish community met with Hungarian President Pál Schmitt. In their hour-long meeting, they discussed the need for increased…
Jewish Entrepreneurs Network in Orange County
As the national unemployment rate looms at 9.8% and that of California at 12.6%, a group of Southern California professionals and entrepreneurs have turned the…
Anti-Semitic Comments by Greek Priest Offend Many
A recent anti-Semitic tirade by a high-ranking Greek orthodox priest on the nation’s largest television network has brought international condemnation.
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