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Menachem Posner

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The feared ‘Day Zero’ when the city will run dry is fast approaching
The Talmudic tractate of Taanit discusses protocol for fasts declared in ancient Israel in years of drought. The rituals included praying in the streets, shofar blasts and more. As Cape Town, South Africa, faces the imminent prospect of completely running...
Life on the farm was hard. The community remained painfully small, and there were few if any other young chassidic families for miles around.
Chief Rabbi of Central Jerusalem conceptualized the ‘Chitas’
It’s a small rectangle, the size of a box of baking soda, but it revolutionized the world of Torah study. Known as a “Chitas” (or “Chitat”), it is a book that combines Chumash (the Hebrew Bible), Tehillim (Psalms) and Tanya (the foundational work of Chaba...
In Munich, Torah classes and Jewish life light a city with a dark Holocaust history
The Chabad center in Munich, Germany, seems like thousands of others in 100 countries and territories around the globe. Located in the center of town, it is the site of busy Jewish activity—prayers, holiday celebrations, Torah classes—from morning until e...
South Dakota, Arkansas, Hawaii . . . it’s all part of a growing Chanukah tradition
The parade route will be a long one, threading its way between South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. Led by Rabbi Mendel Katzman of Chabad-Lubavitch of Nebraska in Omaha, the Jews of Sioux City, Iowa, will be participating in what has become an ever-widening a...
She fostered Jewish growth in the Upper Midwest for 56 years with a special sense of caring
Mindelle Feller, one of the first Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in the United States, who pioneered Jewish life in the Upper Midwest area for more than 56 years, passed away on Dec. 6. She was 75 years old. She was married for barely a month when she and he...
Examine texts by Talmudic sages, Kabbalists and Chassidic masters
It’s a story that has been told to children since time immemorial. G‑d tells a man named Noah that He is about to flood the world. Noah builds an ark for himself and all the animals of the earth, and they survive the deluge floating above the raging water...
The bar mitzvah ceremony celebrates a Jewish boy’s 13th birthday (on the Hebrew calendar) and his elevation to adult status in Judaism.
Harnessing smart technology to finish the entire Talmud in a year
It’s a tradition almost as old as the Chabad movement itself. Every year, Chabad-Lubavitch communities divide up the entire Talmud, each individual studying another tractate and celebrating a grand siyum when the effort is complete. Investment advisor Aki...
Marking the grave of the deceased with a gravestone is an ancient Jewish custom that dates back to biblical times.
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