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May 2017

New Torah Scrolls, Ancient Traditions, as Shavuot Approaches
Holiday Watch
Learning by night, Ten Commandments by day, plus kids’ programs and dairy meals
Surprise! Rabbi’s Birthday Gift Comes With Lots of Wrapping
North America
60 congregants put on tefillin in honor of their newly 60-year-old rabbi
Memorial Service for David Chase Held at the Rabbinical College of America
North America
Philanthropist was remembered for his unwavering support of Jewish causes worldwide
Newly Released Photos Show Tefillin 50 Years Ago at the Western Wall
Photo Gallery
On the front lines of the Rebbe’s Tefillin Campaign
Gad Elmaleh’s Best Act? Chabad Camp in Morocco, Summer of 1982
The Arts
Funny how the lessons learned in childhood really do last a lifetime
Laos the Latest Far-Flung Country Chabad Calls Home
Asia
Surrounded by a lush garden, an ideal spot for Jewish resident and tourists, many of them Israeli
Before the Six-Day War: A Lone Voice Reassures a Fearful Jewish People
Israel
In the face of dire predictions, the Rebbe’s message of hope spreads quickly
Bar Mitzvah Boy in South Korea Unlocks a ‘New Part of Myself’
Asia
One of two Jewish students at school, he learned Hebrew and blessings with the help of a rabbi
Sleepless in Safed: A Shavuot Custom Continues at Its Source
Holiday Watch
More than 60 synagogues will be open until dawn for the Tikkun Leil Shavuot service
First Alternative Graduation for Sabbath-Observant at Maryland
Campus Life
University accommodates the needs of 22 students who had declined to take part in Saturday ceremonies
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz) Honored With Jerusalem Award
Israel
Mayor pays a visit to the renowned rabbi, who continues to recover from a recent stroke
Recalling a Colorful Chassidic Dairy Farmer
Holiday Watch
Zusman Rivkin passed away 10 years ago in Kfar Chabad, Israel, but fond memories survive
Acts of Gratitude and Comfort in Manchester
Europe
Food and hot drinks for police, and a special evening prayer gathering for Jewish students
Going Kosher at Arizona State: New Eatery’s an Instant Draw
Campus Life
A meat restaurant becomes a boon for Jewish students and the surrounding community
Rabbi to Continue a Family Tradition in the Military
North America
Dual duty as a campus emissary and now a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve
Calgary Welcomes Brand-New Center for Jewish Life
North America
State-of-the art building on two-acre campus in the city was decades in the making
A Rabbi Brings Unexpected Joy to a Woman’s Last Shabbat
North America
A search on Chabad.org by a 94-year-old woman’s friend sets off a chain of mitzvahs
Lag BaOmer Parades Instill Jewish Pride in Cities and Towns Around the World
Photo Gallery
Children and adults celebrate at Chabad-sponsored marches, bonfires and an array of activities
More Room Around the (Shabbat) Table at Wesleyan University
Campus Life
Chabad makes a growing impact at one of America's top-ranked colleges
50 Years After Six-Day War, How the Kotel Became Synonymous With Tefillin
Israel
An overwhelming response to a worldwide call by the Rebbe in 1967 has lasted a half-century
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