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Mordechai Lightstone

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Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone is a rabbi by training, but a blogger by choice. He is passionate about using new media to further Jewish identity and community building. Mordechai currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and three sons, where he happily tweets between sips of espresso.

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Lag BaOmer is the annual celebration of Jewish mysticism, fraternity, and pride. While the holiday has grown in popularity, many aspects of this day remain obscure. Join us as we take a deeper look into Lag BaOmer. 1. The plague ends The Talmud relates...
Israel’s President Hosts Children of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries in Nepal Reuven Rivlin praises their parents’ ongoing humanitarian work in aftermath of a devastating earthquake News
With their parents still in Nepal—coordinating Chabad’s rescue and relief efforts in the aftermath of the recent earthquake that has killed and injured thousands of people—the three young children of Rabbi Chezky and Chani Lifshitz, co-directors of Chabad...
Touch, Look and Learn: Jewish Children’s Museum’s Experiential Objective New exhibit puts visitors smack-dab in the middle of Jewish history News
Experiential learning has long been at the core of Jewish education. Think of brushing the letters of the aleph-bet with honey or directly engaging children in the Passover seder. Along those lines, the relatively new fourth-floor exhibit of the Jewish...
A ‘Wild West’ North Dakota Rabbi’s Purim Legacy 19th-century rabbi’s great-great-grandson comes to help for the holiday and dig into his roots News
It is a story taken almost straight out of Hollywood. A young Lithuanian rabbi arrives in a "Wild West" frontier town, some 7,000 miles from his home and his family, with only a Torah scroll and a few sparse belongings in his possession. Four generations...
Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy, 36, Served Persian-Jewish Community in Los Angeles Remembered for his warmth and patience, and his instant connection to people of all ages News
Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy, assistant director of Chabad Persian Youth in Los Angeles, passed away suddenly earlier today. He was 36 years old. He is recalled by family, friends and students for his warm and caring manner, his patience and for having an instant...
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oświęcim, Poland. Often in our reflections on the Holocaust, the imagery we focus on is the dread, and human suffering, gas chambers, mass graves and human...
Jews around the world usher in the new month of Shevat today. While not as well known as the Hebrew months of Tishrei or Nissan, when we celebrate the High Holidays and Passover, Shevat is a month rich in symbolism and meaning. 1.It’s the Eleventh Month...
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Slated to Attend National Menorah-Lighting Thousands are expected to attend the ‘the premiere Chanukah event in America’ News
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will attend the 35th annual National Menorah-Lighting in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 16—the first night of Chanukah. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. on the Ellipse, a popular public park located just south of...
Chabad Couple Set to Bring a New Kind of Warmth to Sub-Saharan Angola A nation once known for upheaval is now seen for its natural resources and growing economy News
Although far from major centers of Jewish life and even farther from their hometown of Paris, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak and Devorah Leah Chekly are looking forward to opening the first permanent Chabad center in the African coastal nation of Angola. Once racked...
The Sunday sports section might not be where a reader would expect to see a conversation about the Ohel, the resting place of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. Yet in an article today suggesting ways fans of the New...
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