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The Jewish Woman
"There’s this amazing woman, Mom, and she takes care of all the soldiers. Her name’s ‘Doda (Aunty) Mary.’ "
In the 1970s the Rebbe began a campaign to promote the observance of Family Purity in the Jewish community.
Jewish News
Chabad in Umhlanga, South Africa provides food and comfort to terrified communities

You shall eat, you shall be satisfied, and you shall bless G‑d, your G‑d… (Deut. 8:10)


Allow me to draw deeply into my tangible reality…



You as You are here now within everything and yet not grasped by any of them,

You as You are everywhere, yet beyond time and space,

You, just You...

Jewish News
Rabbi Sholom Noginski says conquering darkness with light is ‘the only way forward’
Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Shabbat I.
Jewish News
Chabad on the Coast brings the joy of Judaism to English-speaking residents
The Jewish Woman
Since one of the focuses of Tu B’Av is marriage, think of someone who isn’t yet married. You can get together with a few people and brainstorm possible matches, shidduchim.
Mitzvahs & Traditions
It is crucial to have the proper intention when reciting the first verse of Shema, even more so than during other parts of prayer.
Jewish Holidays
The young women of Jerusalem had their priorities straight, and called upon the young men to focus on what is truly important.
No man can touch the livelihood destined for his fellow
– Talmud, Yoma 38b
End of Dying in Desert (1274 BCE)
In wake of the incident of the "Spies," in which the generation that came out of Egypt under Moses'... Read More »
Ban on Inter-Tribal Marriage Lifted (13th century BCE)
In order to ensure the orderly division of the Holy Land between the twelve tribes of Israel... Read More »
Tribe of Benjamin Re-Admitted (circa 1188 BCE)
Av 15 was the day on which the tribe of Benjamin, which had been excommunicated for its behavior in... Read More »
Jeroboam's Roadblocks Removed (574 BCE)
Upon the division of the Holy Land into two kingdoms following the death of King Solomon in the year... Read More »
Betar Dead Buried (148 CE)
The fortress of Betar was the last holdout of the Bar Kochba rebellion. When Betar fell on the 9th of... Read More »
Matchmaking Day
In ancient Israel, it was the custom that on the 15th of Av "the daughters of Jerusalem would go out... Read More »
"The Day of the Breaking of the Ax"
When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, the annual cutting of firewood for the altar was concluded... Read More »
Because of the joyous events which occurred on this day (see "Today in Jewish History"), our sages... Read More »
Beginning on the 15th of Av one should increase one's study of Torah, since at this time of the year... Read More »
The Shabbat after the Ninth of Av is called Shabbat Nachamu ("Shabbat of Consolation") after the... Read More »
During the summer months, from the Shabbat after Passover until the Shabbat before Rosh Hashahah, we... Read More »
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