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June 2020

How ‘Torah Breaks’ Help One COVID Nurse Draw Strength and Calm in Chaos
North America
Long Island cardiology assistant Elisheva Gilman-Smith on coping with crisis
From 45,000 Devices, Largest Zoom Event Marks Anniversary of Rebbe’s Passing
Hundreds of thousands of attendees join from around the world
Thousands Attend Rebbe’s Resting Place With Coronavirus Restrictions in Place
Photo Gallery
Petition read by Rabbi Abraham Shemtov amid social distancing
Rabbi Norman Lamm and the Spirit of Chassidism
The longtime Yeshiva University leader, who died at 92, placed Chassidic thought at center of his ‘centrist’ project
An appreciation that reflects on Lamm’s personal reception of Chassidism’s living heritage, the place of Chassidism in his scholarly work, his engagement with Chassidism in the fashioning of his famous derashot (sermons), and on Chassidism as his preferred model for developing the relationship between Torah and worldly knowledge.
‘Wisdom to Heal the Earth’ Wins Ben Franklin Gold Award
Book Bag
Tzvi Freeman’s ‘Meditations and Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’ honored as best book on religion and spirituality
‘World’s Largest Zoom Event’ to Mark Rebbe’s Passing
Global gathering features speakers from around the world
Despite Pandemic, Record Numbers to Commemorate Rebbe’s Passing
Events abound online and, following local guidelines, in person
After National Shutdown, a Jewish Wedding to Remember in Rome
He’s a chef, she’s a medical student; finally, they are married
Rivkah Karp, 90, Stalwart Supporter of Jewish Education
Became an anchor of Montreal’s Jewish community after fleeing the Soviet Union
Rabbi Motti Kopman, 34, Faced Cancer, COVID and Death With Invincible Joy
Jerusalem native inspired many in Buffalo, N.Y. area
Faiga Korenblit, 96, Holocaust Survivor and Quintessential Rebbetzin
Served families in Chabad synagogue adjacent to Brooklyn yeshivah
Global Online Pre-Shabbat Party Uplifts Children With Special Needs
Internet & Technology
Friendship Circle program features celebrities the kids can relate to
Chicago Kosher Food Bank Sees 600% Increase in Distributions
North America
Need increases as effects of social distancing continue to ripple outward
Pop-Up Drive-In Is Backdrop for Local CTeen Gala
‘It’s a fun way to bring closure,’ says Chicago-area high school senior Hailey Jakofsky
As Coronavirus Lingers, Lawn Signs Display Messages of Positivity
North America
An international effort to show ‘kindness, patience and hope are also highly contagious’
Rabbi in Coronavirus Coma Is a Lightning Rod for Hope and Good Deeds
North America
JNet director Rabbi Yehuda Dukes, 38, continues to inspire
Sanz-Klausenburg Rebbetzin Chaya Nechama Halberstam, 96
She survived the Holocaust to become the matriarch of a Chassidic dynasty
Yosef Bentzion Raices, 91, Dedicated Teacher and Joyful Promoter of Judaism
His bellwether ‘Mitzvah Bus’ brought Torah to thousands
Rabbi Develops App to Focus Smartphone Use
Internet & Technology
PresentMode offers attention to the immediate while being available for urgent calls
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