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Building Bridges Across the Ocean with Israel Connect
An innovative program recently established in canada is fast becoming an international story of building bridges that answers with a resounding “yes.”
After Battles Fought and Won, Menorah Lights Shine
Public menorah lightings, in the past debated and controversial, are now marked across the United States as a celebration of religious freedom.
Children Travel Through Jewish Time
Since opening some 50,000 people a year have been greeted by Abraham as he offers a gateway into the 7,000 square-foot tour of Jewish culture…
As American as Apple Pie: Chanukah at the Stadium
Over a dozen sports stadiums will be hosting Jewish Heritage Nights during the Chanukah holiday, an event that has become popular with sport fans.
A Menorah With A Past Donated To Chabad of Ottawa
The Christian family kept the menorah for years as a valuable reminder of their family history. Recently, Bloomfield decided that the menorah should be returned…
Brooklyn Beat: “Excuse Me, Are You Jewish?”
Josh Wolff, a documentary filmmaker, was annoyed. It was Rosh Hashana, and Chabad students eager to share the mitzvah of shofar, were canvassing the streets…
Early Childhood Studies Spur Parents To Choose Jewish Preschools
Chabad preschools, consistently in the vanguard of progressive early-childhood methodologies, are contributing to a marked shift in the educational priorities of Jewish families with little…
Murdered by Soviets in 1938, Jewish Activist’s Gravesite Found
After years of digging through the files of the KGB—the communist state security agency formerly known as the NKVD—a mass grave with over a dozen…
Monday the Rabbi Brought Soup
Rabbi Shmuel Marcus, Chabad emissary to Los Alamitos, California is driving very, very carefully. In the back seat of his car is a box with…
Pre-War Chabad Yeshiva Building in Poland Long Thought Gone, Is Found
A rookie researcher from S. Paulo, Brazil made it her goal to locate the former glorious building of the Lubavitch Yeshivah school, known as Tomchei…
After Firebomb Ukraine Synagogue Sees Growth
Since the fire-bomb attack, the community decided to conduct more of its events than is usual, on its premises, raising awareness of and pride in…
Shofar In The Park
Chabad rabbis, students and volunteers, will be canvassing army bases, senior centers, hospitals and even prisons, and sounding the shofar blasts for any Jew who…
A Train Crash, A Missing Spouse, A Day in the Life of Two Chabad Rabbis
A woman from the Houston was area injured in the Metro-North train crash in the Bronx. Her husband was trying to locate her. Could Chabad…
Interview: On The Art of the Halakhic Process With Rabbi Chaim Rapoport
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A Community of Jewish Teens Grows On Boston’s North Shore
15-year-old Sasha Matusevich grew up on Boston’s North Shore. In many ways, the public school sophomore is your typical American teenager whose love for dancing…
Blog: A Sukkah Party In the Woods of Maine
A year ago, Yehudah Dukes of the Jewish Learning Network, paired me up with Robert. I lived in Australia and Robert, in the woods of…
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
Rabbi Isaac Luria, Mystic for the Ages
Known as The Ari (The Lion), a Hebrew acronym for “the G-dly Rabbi Isaac,” Rabbi Luria's thought and teachings have become the cornerstone of the…
In Conversation: New Chabad Representatives To Mumbai
As a rabbinical student, I spent time in Mumbai helping the Holtzbergs. Gabi was a dear friend, and I knew Mumbai and the community. But…
Beating Dyslexia: Michael Zarchin’s Story
In 1960, when Michael Zarchin was six years old, he had yet to learn to speak normally. He could not read, write, or understand basic…
Dutch Government Acknowledges Failure To Protect Jews
On Wednesday April 28, members of the Dutch government apologized to Holland's Jewish community at the site of the former Westerbork concentration
Reaching For Heaven: An Observant Jew Navigates the Skies
In the cockpit of an Air France Airbus 330, about an hour after takeoff, on a flight from Paris to Senegal...
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