As Americans tuned in to the final days of both the Republican and Democratic national conventions, another kind of political back and forth engaged Jewish men and women at Chabad-Lubavitch centers around the country.
Fully immersed in a round of beta-testing that has involved more than 5,000 testers from across the globe and will now be opened to the public at large, Chabad.org’s newly designed site offers a revolutionary new platform.
In advance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the so-called “Chaplain of Ground Zero,” Col. Jacob Z. Goldstein spoke of his memories in the aftermath of the collapse of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center with a crew from Jewish.TV.
Believing that modern technology can be harnessed to create an atmosphere imbedded with holiness and beneficent human values, Chabad-Lubavitch schools, aided by the Judaism website Chabad.org, are working diligently to ensure that cyberspace continues to be a safe place for their students and teaching staff.
The long-running show “Messages,” which produced 182 episodes during its seven years of production, brought the teachings of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, to a late-night audience in Ontario.
As tens of thousands of children prepare for next week’s Jewish unity parade through the streets of the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., newly released footage of a similar 1984 event captures the energy surrounding observances of the minor holiday known as Lag B’Omer.