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Posts by: Rivka Chaya Berman
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Blog: “How Long Are You Going to Be On the Fence?”
I grew up expecting every rabbi to be like Rabbi Gordon, thinking every rabbi could meld California cool with a Lubavitch core, crack jokes that…
BLOG: Plumbing WikiLeaks From a Jewish Perspective
Nearly 1,000 years ago, a rabbi instituted a revolutionary ban that would have prevented the whole WikiLeaks shake up.
In Aftermath of the Carmel Fires, Israelis Struggle to Recover
Depending on where you stand in the Carmel region, the scent of wood smoke is still in the air. If it weren't for the destruction…
Olive Oil: Chanukah’s Main Squeeze is Alive and Well in Israel
Dust the color of a summer blonde on a hillside 40 minutes outside of Jerusalem conceals a secret. Caves carved into soft chalky limestone in…
Maple Leaf Madness – Chabad Confronts Anti-Israel Activism on Canada’s College Campuses
Jeremy Izfo may soon be analyzing debt-to-earnings ratios of Fortune 500 companies, but today the economics major at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, is looking…
Chabad’s 18-Wheel Museum Roaring to Life
Like Harley Davidson, Wii, and Clinique who often ply their wares in customized 18-wheelers that transform into mini-circus-like event centers, Chabad is planning one of…
Chabad of Korea Prepares 5-Star Kosher Meals for G20
While the finance leaders of the 20 countries ruminate over the future of the world economy, 50 summit participants will be dining on cuisine prepared…
Chabad on Campus Opens Jewish Student Center in Manchester
The university has a long history of welcoming Jews to campus. Established in the early 19th century, University of Manchester was originally known as Owen's…
Israeli Campus Paradox: More Jews, Less Shabbat
At Tel Aviv University, future doctor Jordana Hikri was experiencing a classic Israeli paradox...
Chabad Center in Ho Chi Minh Moves to Larger Facility
Chabad's new, three-story, 3,800 square foot location stands on a busy street in District 1, the most populous section of the city.
Pollinating New Holiday Growth
In Israel, honey jars fly off store shelves during the High Holiday season, when Jews pray for and wish each other a New Year filled…
Israel’s Two Wheel Yom Kippur Dilemma
The origin of biking on Yom Kippur in Israel is murky, but it is ironically tied to the widespread reverence that Israelis—even secular ones—have for…
Israel: Secular Kibbutz Members Welcome Torah Study, Prayer
In Kibbutz Beit Alfa’s Children’s House, director Anat Lev is busy planning High Holiday activities with the local Chabad rabbi
On the Frontlines of Kohl’s-Facebook Fever
A father of young children, Forer is quite past the age where hanging out in Southern California hotspots late into the night is appealing. But…
The Kotel Siddur: A Better Experience at Israel’s Western Wall
In addition to comprehensive translations and transliterations, the Kotel Siddur offers explanations and insights into the spiritual meaning of the site.
OK in the UK: As College Students Grow, So Do Chabad Services
University students heading back to school in the United Kingdom will find their Chabad centers on campus expanding....
A Year Late, A Sderot Boy Gets His Bar Mitzvah Party
The fourteen year old knew better than to complain to his parents when his milestone birthday went by without celebration. Serving as his parents’ legs…
Will Kiwis Kill Kosher?
Now that a New Zealand court has granted a temporary stay on the country’s kosher slaughter ban, chicken soup might return to Rabbi Shmuel and…
A Jewish Community in Sydney Grows Young, Vibrant
A shuttered bankers’ training facility will soon reopen as Chabad’s Jewish community retreat center in Sydney’s North Shore.
Aussie Rabbi Gives Peace a Chance
A Chabad rabbi was one of three representatives sent by Australia’s federal government recently, to an international peace conference hosted by a Muslim non-governmental organization…
For Israeli Students, Medical Training in Hungary Deepens Jewish Identity
Toasting the new graduates in Hebrew at the Hotel Intercontinental ballroom, 300 guests - proud family and friends from Israel and Budapest’s Jewish community -…
Chabad on Campus Reaches Tipping Point
This past year, on an average Friday night, a combined total of 7,000 students took their seats at Chabad on Campus for Shabbat dinner. Some…
Who Wrote the Bible: Reclaiming The Traditional View
According to tradition, Moses wrote the Five Books after the Sinaitic revelation, as transmitted to him by G-d, and gave it to the Jewish people
Catholic Hospital Hangs 270 Mezuzahs on Facility, A California First
When Providence Tarzana Medical Center looked to become the first San Fernando Valley hospital to hang mezuzahs in all patient areas, they turned to Chabad…
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