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Chicago Group Marks Sixth Rebbe’s Historic Visit of 1942
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When the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory, stepped onto a Chicago rail platform on Jan. 25, 1942 to begin a week-long trip focused on inspiring and strengthening the local Jewish community and its commitment to Jewish education, thousands greeted him.
Couple Marks Half Century of Jewish Service in Minnesota
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Before he became a U.S. senator, Rudy Boschwitz moved to Minnesota and opened a family business in 1963. By that time, Rabbi Moshe and Mindy Feller were already there.
Tennessee Bar Mitzvah Boy Preserves Holocaust-Era Records
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In the months before bar mitzvah boy Jeremy Benjamin ascended to the Torah at his Nashville, Tenn., synagogue, he learned to don the prayer boxes known as tefillin and to read from Judaism’s holiest scroll—all in all, standard pre–13th birthday fare for a Jewish young man. But Benjamin spent quite some time on an activity just as necessary.
At 90 Years Old, Michigan Man to Celebrate a Chanukah Bar Mitzvah
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Flint, Mich.’s Lee Cronenwalt has lived through the Great Depression, fought in World War II, seen a man walk on the moon, and witnessed the inventions of laptop computers, cell phones, and hybrid-electric cars. This Sunday, he’ll experience another historic moment: his own Bar Mitzvah.
Harlem Gives Birth to First Torah Scroll in 75 Years
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Not too long ago, it might have been one of the least likely locations from where a religious scribe would start writing a Torah scroll, but on Sunday, families and friends affiliated with a Jewish center in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem gathered to celebrate just such an occasion.
Synagogue Service Highlights Curious Reunion of Long Lost Brothers
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At the start of the Yom Kippur evening services, Rabbi Eli Blokh asked two men to hold the Torah scrolls in front of the ark as a visiting cantor chanted Kol Nidre.
Miami Yeshiva Gives College Grads Taste of Something New
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Ezra Rosen, 23, went to Miami last winter to study at a brand-new yeshiva for 10 days. With his boss’ and parents’ blessing, he left New Jersey at the end of December with a round trip ticket. He’s still there.
Kidney Donation Catches On in Jewish Community
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In May 2010, Jacob Lefkowitz received a kidney donation that changed his life. He was on dialysis, going from state to state to get on lists for a donation, but the wait was long – about 10 years in New York alone.
Montreal Man, 89, Fulfills Lifelong Desire to Connect With Judaism
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A full 76 years after turning 13, Eli Moscovitz will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah Saturday as his wife Norma and three generations of descendents look on, including two sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Jewish Communities Pack it Up and Spend Summer on the Beach
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Milly Arbib’s prayer minyan is growing. These days, Sabbath services can see a crowd of up to 100 when there’s a Bar Mitzvah. And it all takes place at her summer home outside of Rome, Italy.
Seven Decades After Rebbe’s U.S. Arrival World Jewry Thrives
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Seven decades ago the center of world Jewry in Europe was in the midst of being destroyed. Mass murder by the Germans was the norm, targeted against Jews of all backgrounds and nationalities, who were executed on the streets and gassed in concentration camps.
Man’s Dedication to Torah Study Inspired Friends and Family
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Benzion Gotlib loved to study Jewish texts, and thanks to the Jewish Learning Network – a worldwide effort to pair study partners by fiber optic cable and phone line – he was able to keep up a weekly learning appointment up until his passing at the age of 93.
Leap of Faith: Prayer at 13,000 Feet
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It’s not every day that you see a group of men soaring high above the Seattle skyline in a Cessna aircraft donning the Jewish prayer boxes known as tefillin, chanting traditional Chasidic melodies while anxiously prepping for their very first skydiving jump together.
Global Learning Initiative Keeps Distant Jews in Touch
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Being the first and only rabbi in the German city of Krefeld since World War II is a privilege for Rabbi Yitzchak Mendel Wagner, but it doesn’t leave much opportunity for camaraderie with fellow rabbis. So he reaches across the North Sea for interaction.
Children’s Torah and Jewish Unity Campaign Turns 30
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Three decades ago on his birthday, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, spoke of the special power children have to make the world a better place.
Thousands Share Stories of Transformation at Historic Passover Meal
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A local joke notes that every year, something happens just before the famous Passover Seder in Kathmandu.
Film Crew Heads to Miami to Record Memories of Jewish Leader
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Three interviewers from the organization charged with preserving teachings of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, took their operation south this week.
After Finding Each Other in Middle East, Couple Finds Rabbi in Cancun
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For Jennifer Mindell and her fiancé David Mezikofsky, scouting locations for their Friday afternoon nuptials required a bit more legwork than flipping through wedding magazines and taking tours of local synagogues.
Aspen Vacation Brings Americans and Wounded Israelis Together
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The past week was no ordinary one at Aspen’s Chabad House, which in conjunction with UJA Aspen Valley, Challenge Aspen and a team of volunteers, hosted a group of injured Israeli combat veterans for Golshim L’chaim, or “Ski to Live.
American Rabbi’s Kidney Saves Life of Israeli Family Man
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When someone is sick, loved ones pray for their health, recite Psalms and try to add a measure of goodness in this world in his merit. But for Rabbi Mendy Mathless, such efforts weren’t enough. Informed that someone he never knew was in need of a kidney, he gave him his.
Suburban Philadelphia Synagogue and Mosque Get Along as Good Neighbors
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For a moment, the 15-vehicle-capacity lot in front of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center of Chester County sits empty. But not for long – within 10 minutes, nearly every spot is taken by those headed to the mosque next door.
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