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Menachem Posner

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Rabbi Menachem Posner serves as staff editor for He lives with his family in Montreal, QC.

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Chanukah Cheer to the Elderly in Illinois, Complete With Spinning and Songs A family goes for a visit to a seniors' residence supplied with a menorah and holiday treats News
There were six of us in the car, two parents and four children. Night had just fallen, and we were on our way to visit a seniors' residence north of Chicago, supplied with a box of chocolate coins, a tin menorah and some colorful Chanukah-shaped cookies....
Hashtag #SharetheLights: What Chabad Is Hashing Up This Chanukah An opportunity to take social media to the brightest level has taken off at warp speed News
What do Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and a Jewish teen from Siberia have in common? Both of their Chanukah pictures have been shared under the hashtag #sharethelights. The core of the idea is simple: People take pictures of themselves with their menorahs, and...
In Southern Hemisphere, Chanukah Takes on Warmer Tones It’s a summer holiday for Jewish communities and campers south of the Equator News
For most Jews living in the Northern Hemisphere, a cherished camp memory includes sitting around a crackling bonfire in summertime, singing and listening to stories by the fire’s flickering light. But for those south of the Equator—where Chanukah falls in...
Timing Is Everything: Chabad Visits Sick Friend, Saving Her Life A 'Divine moment' in Florida for a rabbi and friend visiting a recovering community member News
The Talmud (Nedarim 40a) teaches that visiting the sick can literally restore them to life. But it’s not often that the result of this mitzvah is as apparent as it was recently to Rabbi Getzy Rubashkin of Miami. “My wife Chana and I have been directing...
Of all Jewish events, a Chanukah holiday celebration is probably one of the most flexible, with the most room for creative improvisation, so there are very few hard, fast rules of what to do when. Here are some common elements that you may find:
Never Too Late to Learn: 85-Year-Old Immersed in Study at Mayanot in Jerusalem Shlomo Lichtenberg is doing something he always wanted, and now has the time, to do News
The halls of the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem buzz with youthful energy as young men in their late teens and 20s rush between classes, clutching notebooks, Talmuds and other Jewish texts. Among them is Shlomo Lichtenberg, an...
Rabbi Yosef Waldman, 84, Catalyst for New Dimension of Torah Study A modest diamond merchant who ‘spurred the Rebbe on’ to continue his novel discourses on Rashi News
Rabbi Yosef Waldman, who devoted his life to Torah study and served as a catalyst for the revelation of a new dimension of Torah scholarship, passed away on Dec. 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 84 years old. Known as Yossel, he was born in Munkacs,...
Dear Friend, Did you ever try to take a shortcut, only to discover that you’ve just tacked on additional travel time to your trip? Have you ever purchased a cheap replacement part on the Internet, only to discover that it wasn’t worth the packaging it...
‘New Year of Chassidism’ at Events Worldwide Honoring a day of freedom when Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi was released from a Czarist prison News
In 1984, the late Canadian Rabbi Jacob Immanuel Schochet was sent on behalf of Chabad to the Soviet Union. Among his many clandestine tasks was to conduct a secret Jewish wedding for a young couple named Yuli and Tanya. Little did he know that one day...
Deaf Rabbi Busier Than Ever With Chanukah Plans Events to take place in three East Coast cities, led by Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff News
Chabad Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff has a full plate right now. As one of just a handful of Deaf rabbis in the world, the 23-year-old plans to shuttle between three East Coast cities, where he will be hosting hundreds of Deaf and hard-of-hearing Jews at...
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