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November 2023

81 Israeli Hostages Freed Before Combat Resumes
Israel
Treatment of traumatized terror victims continues
Underground Memories: Recalling Secret 19 Kislev Gatherings in 1960s’ Moscow
Former Soviet Union
Rabbis talk of freedom amidst persecution during their youth
Three Killed by Terrorists at Jerusalem Bus Stop, Six Injured
Israel
Victims were a rabbinic judge, a high school principal and a pregnant preschool teacher
‘New Year of Chassidism’ Has Special Meaning Amid War and Antisemitism
Holiday Watch
Worldwide celebrations of Jewish life and redemption on 19-20 Kislev
1,500 New Yorkers Hear Firsthand From Wounded Israeli Soldiers
North America
Belev Echad gala in Manhattan raises $4.3 million
President-Elect Javier Milei of Argentina Visits Rebbe’s Resting Place
North America
Visit is leader’s first foreign trip since surprise election
Jewish Internet Pioneer’s Brick-and-Mortar Legacy in Baton Rouge
North America
Rabbi Peretz Kazen, Son of Chabad.org’s Founder YY Kazen, Sets Out to Dedicate Campus in Father’s Memory
650 at Missouri Rally Inspired to Do ‘Mitzvahs for Israel’
News Brief
Crowd in St. Charles chants ‘Bring Them Home’ in support of hostages
25 Years Later, the World Honors the Pioneer of the Jewish Internet
Internet & Technology
25 years after his passing, we take a look at the pioneering work of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Kazen, the father of the Jewish internet, and how the seeds he planted have flourished and grown.
How Our Children's Home in Ukraine Was Uprooted Again by War in Israel
Israel
Kids who escaped Zhytomyr for Ashkelon relocated to Kfar Chabad
Yehudit Weiss, 65, Loving Mother from Be’eri, Murdered by Hamas
Obituary
Her sons, Ohad and Daniel Weiss, learned of tragic news upon return from New York
Shalom Ber Gansburg, 86, Longtime Steward of the Rebbe’s Household
Obituary
Behind the scenes, his resourcefulness and discretion proved indispensable
Amid Tears and Tefillin, a Young Israeli at D.C. Rally Says Kaddish for His Father
North America
An unexpected opportunity to mourn and be comforted for the first time
Hand-Tied Tzitzit From Students Bring Protection and Strength to IDF Soldiers
Israel
Mayanot Institute students tie tzitzit for IDF soldiers, finding personal fulfillment in the process
290,000 Gather for Rally of Jewish Unity in Washington, D.C.
North America
Event comes amid reawakening of Jewish identity and practice
170 Family Members of Hostages in Gaza Pray at Rebbe’s Ohel
Israel
Group flies to New York, represents every segment of Israeli society
Prayers for Victory and Peace in Israel, the World, at Conference of Chabad Emissaries
Headquarters
6,500 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis and their guests gather for 40th International Conference
Thousands of Rabbis Pose for Massive Portrait of Jewish Pride
North America
In the face of adversity, thousands of rabbis pose with confidence
Thousands of Rabbis Pray for Israel and the World at the Rebbe’s Ohel
North America
Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries gather at holy site in Queens, N.Y.
In Frontline City of Sderot, Chabad Serves as Beacon of Hope and Aid
Israel
Having served the battered city for decades, Chabad of Sderot doubles down
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