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Rare manuscripts go on display in New York, and the French consul general tours the historic synagogue in S. Petersburg, Russia.
Swedish Torah Memorializes Family Lost in Jerusalem Bombing
For the more than 100 people who paraded a new Torah scroll through the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden, the celebration reflected a mix of emotions.
Apparent Accident at Thai Resort Claims Life of Visiting Israeli
An Israeli backpacker who was visiting the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, with friends passed away Sunday morning after being electrocuted in a resort pool.
Jewish Community Gathers in Kremlin to Honor Its Own
Former Soviet Union
Thousands of people attended the Federation of Jewish Communities annual awards ceremony and celebration of those who have made significant contributions to Jewish life in the former Soviet Union.
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"The Diamond in the Crown" has been making the rounds of municipal leaders in around the Israeli Diamond Exchange’s four-building compound in Ramat Gan.
Explorations of Chasidic Thought Mark Anniversary of Historic Ruling
Rabbi Shais Taub, a U.S.-based expert on Chasidic thought, delivered lectures throughout Israel this past week in honor of an historic court case.
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Close to 400 people were on hand for a community-wide sendoff of London’s Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva, which is moving to a new location in the city after calling Stamford Hill home for more than 38 years.
Israeli Pilots Contribute to Ancient Synagogue’s Torah
A squadron of Israeli Air Force pilots travelled to Masada to witness the historic writing of a new Torah scroll in the ancient fortress’ restored synagogue.
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Jewish attendees of climate conference eat kosher, and a rabbi’s birthday prompts pledges of good deeds.
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Responding to skyrocketing demand for a new translation of the Five Books of Moses, Moscow’s Lechaim Publishing House has released a new one-volume edition of the Torah.
Texans Celebrate as Synagogue Demolished, Cornerstone Laid
North America
For Jewish community members in S. Antonio, the recent tearing down of the 22-year-old home of Chabad-Lubavitch of South Texas prompted smiles and cheers, and anticipation of a bigger location for the center’s growing programs.
Floodwaters Trap Students, Elderly in S. Florida Synagogue
North America
The torrential rains that pounded the Southeastern United States last week flooded the Chabad-Lubavitch of South Broward synagogue and community center in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
News Brief
Tuesday’s bulletin suspends a countrywide warning against congregating at Jewish communal sites, but lets stand a previous warning against travel in the disputed territory of Kashmir.
Lego Menorah Kindled in Canada
News Brief
The Toronto suburb of Markham played host to what was believed by residents to be one of the world's largest Lego menorahs.
Worldwide Celebrations a Hodgepodge of Fire, Ice … and Cake
Holiday Watch
Chanukah celebrations this year featured thousands of new faces, and a surprising array of unusual menorahs – some edible, others enormous – that graced locations in every time zone.
Hawaiians Light Giant Cake Menorah
News Brief
Chabad-Lubavitch of Hawaii reportedly baked the world’s largest Chanukah cake-menorah last week, kindling the 2.5-foot-high and eight-foot-long candelabra at its “Chanukah in Ancient Israel” event.
Canadian PM Hosts Menorah Lighting
News Brief
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper participated in a Chanukah menorah lighting ceremony in his Ottawa office.
Ritual Scribe Brings Ancient Synagogue Back to Life
A rabbi and an Israeli park administrator opened a new chapter in history by repairing the 2,000-year-old break in the chain between the Jews of modern Israel and those who once lived atop the wind-swept mountain fortress of Masada.
Polish Parliament Celebrates Chanukah
News Brief
Chabad Lubavitch of Warsaw kindled the Chanukah menorah in the Polish Parliament with senators, deputies and the legislative body’s vice marshal, Stefan Niesiolowski.
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After emerging as a finalist and $25,000 grant winner in an online contest for donations from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, the competition’s sole Jewish organization is setting its sights on a grand prize of $1 million.
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