Saturday, / October 31, 2020
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A Quiet Moment
It is a typical, bustling morning at a middle school in Camarillo, California, and the students are about to take an algebra quiz. But first,…
“G-d” Is Not a Jewish Word
A long pause—I needed to think. Finally, I said: “No, I don’t believe in ‘G-d.’” Another pause. “Not with the meaning that word has in…
Remembering Rebbetzin Chana: Jewish Feminine Role Model
Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, a feminine role model of Jewish activism and proponent of Jewish scholarship, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and wife of Rabbi Levi…
To Pray Alone: Days of Awe in the Age of Covid-19
Marc Zell was used to traveling, just not like this. The American-Israeli is an international lawyer, and it was his work in political consulting that…
Remembering The Struggle for Russian Jewry
Ninety-three years ago today, Rabbi Joseph I. Schneersohn, sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, was freed from Soviet-imposed exile.
Defying Religious Stereotypes on Israel’s College Campuses
By the time Zehavit Mohager, a psychology student, began her studies at the University of Haifa at age 23, she had already completed her army…
Interview with Russian Transportation Magnate David Aminov
Russian businessman and philanthropist David Aminov exudes a mellow humility, weighing his words thoughtfully as he considers Jewish identity, commitment and the revival of Jewish…
Desperately Seeking Jews in the Australian Outback
Traveling in a motor home, armed with Jewish gear, Rabbi Yossi and Malki Rodal are making their way around the Australian outback in search of…
Helping Jews Meet & Marry
Pamela Kandil and David Danciger’s “Meet Cute” is a jet-setting tale of Jewish dating with a uniquely European flair. Seated next to each other at…
In The Footsteps of Their Parents
At a time when other faith communities are experiencing a dearth of young religious leadership, within Chabad there are many like Mendel and Avremel: 20…
Women Front, Center of Budapest’s Budding Jewish Community
When Kata Nádas, 31, a Hungarian Jew, first began attending Chabad programs at sixteen, her parents were concerned. Their associations with Judaism were all dark:…
In Once-Judenrein Germany Jewish Life Blossoms
Twenty five years ago, he says, the attitude was that “Jewish life should be kept in the backyard,” and he didn’t see a need for…
Learning Life Lessons From Wacky Science
As electric leaf blowers blow rolls of toilet paper, a delighted crowd of young children listen to Dr. Schnitzel derive life lessons from Newton’s laws…
Soul Strings Beckon, A Conductor Follows
When Israel Edelson, a rising conductor under the tutelage of legendary maestro Leonard Bernstein, arrived in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, he was searching…
The Rebbe’s Advice for Life
This Shabbat, 3 Tammuz, is the 21st yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory.
After 30 Years, Rabbi Fulfills Promise to Dying Mother
Matthew Jurgens has one vague and cherished memory of his mother that he holds on to “ever so tightly:” playing a card game with her…
Preparing Them for Bar Mitzvah: Rabbi Works With Special Children
Resourceful mom of three boys with special needs finds success with local Chabad representatives
Des Moines Diary: Pastrami for the Soul
Corned beef, pickled just right, on thick slices of rye, with pumpernickel seeds embedded in the chewy thick crust. A juicy, firm garlicky pickle. The…
Judaism Grows in Pacific Northwest
It is surprising that this city, which claims the smallest percentage of religiously affiliated citizens in the U.S., counts some 11 Chabad centers.
Abandoned in Kharkiv? Community in Crisis Struggles for Survival
Kharkiv’s Jewish community’s leaders are holding together a now fragile phenomenon, working to maintain the infrastructure, the programs and services they’ve painstakingly established to raise…
Education Lessons from President Reagan’s Speech
On the Chabad calendar, and in Jewish communities worldwide, today, the 11th of Nissan, is celebrated as the birth date of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi…
Nonagenarian Thanks Russia for Liberating Her from Auschwitz
“I have come here to thank the soldier from the Red Army who came to save me. Who knows where I would be today, if…
Chabad Families, Communities, Grow in Small, Remote Communities
A growing number of Chabad couples who give up the material bounty and spiritual security of life in a developed, Jewish community, choosing instead to…
Dust Particles: Levi Robin, Singer/Songwriter
Dressed in plaid shirt and grey slacks with wisps of curly hair poking out of his black Fedora, Levi Robin sits in his studio cradling…
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