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December 2020

A Leader’s Commitment to Jews in Germany Grows After Her Husband’s Passing
Europe
Shterna Wolff oversees the expansion of the Chabad center in Hanover
An Unexpected Call From the Palace to Make a King’s Banquet Kosher
Africa
Chabad rabbi in Morocco supervises the royal chefs at dinner for Israeli and U.S. officials
Rabbi Gedaliah Dov Schwartz, 95, Distinguished Rabbinic Leader
Obituary
Headed both the Rabbinical Council of America and the Chicago Rabbinical Council
Chief Rabbis Honor Rabbi Jonathan Sacks by Teaching His Work on the Rebbe’s Talks
Education
Excerpt from ‘Torah Studies’ taught in six languages as part of worldwide project
In UAE, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Invests Emirati Rabbi, Inaugurates Gulf’s First Jewish School
Middle East
A celebration of warm relations and growing ties between the two nations
California Kids Inspire Year-End ‘Mitzvah-Raising’
North America
As part of ‘Project Flame,’ children collect pledges to do good deeds
Despite Pandemic, Hanukkah Shines Bright at State Capitals
Holiday Watch
Governors found ways to join Covid-safe Hanukkah events, celebrating freedom of religion
Chabad Combats Hunger and Food Insecurity
Holiday Watch
Organizations step in as pandemic leaves financial victims everywhere
World’s First Zoom Menorah to Link Tech Professionals Online and in Person
Holiday Watch
Tech Tribe event a novel Hanukkah party for people from all over
Celebrants in Record Numbers Flock to Safe Hanukkah Events During Pandemic
Holiday Watch
‘Festival of Lights’ brings much-needed relief and connection worldwide
Warsaw Menorah-Lighting Completes Circle for Mayor and Polish Jewish Expat
Holiday Watch
Lighting a symbol of the defeat of anti-Semitism under Nazis and Communism
Paris Mayor’s Surprise Request Keeps Eiffel Tower Menorah Tradition Alive
Holiday Watch
An invitation by the city’s leader leads to a muted ceremony
The Woman Behind the Fifth Avenue Menorah
Holiday Watch
How Atara Ciechanover spearheaded the design and creation of the world’s most visible menorah
Washington, D.C. Menorah Brightens a Nation Darkened by Pandemic
Holiday Watch
National Menorah kindled for 42nd year in a smaller, more distanced ceremony
Jewish U.S. Marine Vet Comes to the Rescue in Anti-Semitic Attack on Kentucky Campus
Holiday Watch
It was latest in series of incidents at the University of Kentucky
Moroccan Jews Welcome Historic Peace Deal With Israel
Middle East
First night of Hanukkah comes with special gift for Jews of North African nation
Message to 800,000 New Jersey Motorists: Think Good, Think Hanukkah
News Brief
A reminder that ‘we can change the world for the better’
Hanukkah Lights Brighten Arabian Nights in the United Arab Emirates
Holiday Watch
As many as 500 to gather for each candle of the first-ever public menorah-lightings
‘Let There Be Light’: First Night of Hanukkah 2020 in Photos
Holiday Watch
Menorahs great and small brighten a world darkened by pandemic
Human Ashes From Nazi Death Camp Brought to Rest in South Carolina After 75 Years
North America
Burial a sign of respect for unknown Holocaust victims
In the Media
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