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Q&A: American Law-School Student on the Ground in Nepal for a Second Time Lending services and know-how—her form of tzedakah—to a nation that’s like a second home News
During the course of’s coverage of the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25—and the destruction and severe tremors that followed—Marla Borkson emerged as a volunteer who has stayed on the ground to help the Nepali people. Originally...
12 Communities Worldwide to Get Torahs in Time for Shavuot Receiving the Torah on the holiday that quite literally celebrates it News
Shavuot marks the “giving of the Torah” at Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. That will have even greater meaning this year for 12 communities in four different countries that will be given their very own Torah scrolls for use by the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based...
Rabbinical Students Off to Boost Remote Places for Shavuot A new program aims to shore up services and spirits; its participants will also arrive with kosher dairy goods News
Shavuot presented some problems last year for Rabbi Alexander and Esther Piekarski, co-directors of Beth Yona-Chabad Jewish Community of La Paz, Mexico. With many locals away to escape the scorching summer heat and with the holiday not as widely...
Q&A: At Ease! Pioneering Jewish Army Chaplain Retires After Nearly 40 Years Rabbi Jacob Goldstein, the highest-ranking Jewish chaplain for decades, will soldier on News
Thirty-eight years ago, Rabbi Jacob Goldstein enlisted in the U.S. Army as a chaplain. After serving with distinction as the highest-ranking Jewish chaplain for decades, he recently retired amid pomp and circumstance in Fort Myer, Va. While the ceremony...
Million-Mitzvah Challenge With Popular Omer App New ‘Omer Challenge’ campaign encourages nightly count; motivates outreach for others to do same News
When Tyler Scholl downloaded’s new “Omer Counter” app just before Passover, he knew he found a winner. The app helps users fulfill the biblical commandment to count the 49 days between the Jewish people’s departure from Egypt on Passover and...
Deaf Boys and Girls to Experience Summer Camp Steeped in Judaism Two different programs offer kids sports, excursions and more in a warm atmosphere and Jewish context News
The first in a series of articles on Chabad-Lubavitch summer camp. For most of his childhood, 12-year-old Joel Pennington was unique. He was the only child in his Houston, Texas, neighborhood who was Deaf, and one of the only Jewish students in the...
Dad’s Night Out: Living Lag BaOmer With the Whole Family Relishing a joyful holiday with something for everyone in honor of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai News
As I write, my shoulders are sagging and my knees are aching. We just spent an intense four hours out in the sun (warm for the first time this year) enjoying a Lag BaOmer celebration that we will remember for a long time. We started out from home around...
In Nepal, Preparing for Another Blow: Monsoon Season Chabad works to acquire and distribute waterproof tents to the homeless News
With monsoon season fast approaching, Chabad of Nepal is working feverishly to supply thousands of Nepali people with sturdy tents that will be able to withstand the annual gush of rain and pounding winds that are expected to hit the country, which is...
‘Daily Wisdom’ From Kehot Wins Benjamin Franklin Award Anthology from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe tapped for best book in religion category News
Daily Wisdom, an anthology of 378 daily inspirational lessons culled from the vast and deep Torah teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—was the gold winner in the religion category of the prestigious 2015...
Next Task in Nepal: Retrieving the Remains of Jews for Burial Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz and fellow rescuer Yehuda Rose fly to find the living—and the dead News
With the body of 22-year-old hiker Or Asraf in the airport en route to Israel, Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz, co-director of Chabad of Nepal, says the grisly work of searching for Jewish remains continues in the wake of the April 25 earthquake that crippled the...
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