Saturday, / July 13, 2024
Posts by: S. Olidort
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JCC In Yekaterinburg to Feed One Thousand Daily
Lying at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Yekaterinburg, Russia’s third largest city and capital of the Sverdlovsk, Oblast region, sits on the western edge…
Hamantashen In Kuwait
Jewish troops posted in Kuwait will have something to smile about this Purim. An ocean away, in the Golden State of California, hundreds of Jewish…
The Jewish Children’s Museum Nears Completion
For several years now, the constant activity of crawler dozers, backhoes and tractor loaders made an already busy thoroughfare in Crown Heights more restrictive to…
Resolution Favoring Israel Passed Unanimously
On Friday, March 7, Florida’s House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution declaring the state’s solidarity with Israel and support of its fight against terrorism.…
On the Rebound: Jewish Life in the Bronx
All that remains of the once thriving Jewish community in the Bronx section of New York City, is the relatively small, but vibrant neighborhood of…
Looking Back: A Quarter Century Later
“The house—if you could call it that, was prehistoric. Rough stone walls and floors, no heating and the most primitive plumbing,” laughs Tila Hecht, describing…
Yeshiva Trains Rabbis In Berlin
“I have heard of Jews leaving Germany to study abroad, but this is the first I have heard of Jews leaving Israel and the States…
Yiddishkeit In Vegas?
Unfolding along the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin is a new, 22,500-acre master-planned community, with a quality-of-life to match its azure skies,…
Children of the World: Making A World of Difference
Joe Sheridan, a Catholic quarantine inspector in Sydney, Australia, and a long-time student of theology, knew there had to be more to understanding G-d and…
Jewish Life At USC: Making Up For Lost Time
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California was conspicuously untouched by the vibrant Jewish life in a city with…
20 New Chabad Centers To Open on West Coast
Coming from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and dozens of cities in between, 150 shluchim gathered last weekend for the 35th annual…
Chabad Rabbi Speaks to World Scout Jamboree
“Share Our World, Share Our Culture,” was the theme of the 20th World Scout Jamboree, an international convention for boy and girl scouts ages 14-18…
Yiddishkeit in Middle Class Suburbia: It’s Good for the Kids
An upscale suburban peninsula situated on the North Shore of Long Island, Port Washington is home to a Jewish community that, by the early 90’s,…
Another First for Post Communist Hungary
“As a native of Budapest and a survivor of the Holocaust, the rejuvenation of the Hungarian Jewish community and other Jewish communities throughout Central Europe…
A Perfect Package at Contour Day Spa
Archeological digs from ancient times through the middle ages, and recent discoveries of mikvehs hidden in cellars throughout the former communist bloc, offer abundant evidence…
A Bar-Mitzvah to Remember
For the Chabad emissaries in nearby cities who made the trip on December 15, and for the locals who came to participate, this bar mitzvah…
Chabad Rabbis Awarded Queen’s Gold Medal
“The commemorative medal for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee was created to mark the 50th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty to…
Where Science Meets Spirit: Chabad at Princeton
A breeding ground of Nobel Laureates and physics geniuses, Princeton University, which ranks number one in the country, carries a prestige that is highly sought…
Transcending the Limits of the Intellect
A hotbed of intellectual activity since its inception in the mid 11th century, Oxford University has produced some of the world’s most prominent thinkers and…
Light Begets Light . . .
Millions of television viewers nationally watched last Friday’s public Menorah lighting ceremony in Lenin Square. Kherson’s Jewish mayor, Vladmir Vasilevitch Saldah, officiated at the ceremony…
Jewish Revival in Birobidjan
The irony of 100 Jews braving icy streets of a remote Russian backwater in 20 degrees below zero, to participate at a public menorah lighting…
Campus Chanukah Roundup
Coinciding this year with Thanksgiving weekend, and coming just before the grueling weeks of final after final, Chanukah would have to compete aggressively for the…
Seashells on the Beach
Against a snowy backdrop, the lights of the Menorah seem the perfect way to add warmth and brightness to the long winter nights. But in…
Form and Function: A Menorah of Canned Goods
Collectors of Jewish artifacts will be amused by this menorah, too large to take home, yet unlike any of the giant menorahs that will grace…
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