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Abu Dhabi Rabbinic Wedding Landmark Event for Jewish Life in Arab World
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Emirates nuptials, largest Jewish event in the country’s history, a sign of couple’s commitment to Jewish life
First Letter of UAE Torah Scroll Inked by Israeli Prime Minister Bennett
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On first visit by an Israeli PM, to the Emirates, Bennett begins the first Torah written in the UAE
Iran’s Chief Rabbi Meets Global Rabbinic Leaders on Visit to New York
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Chief Rabbi Yehuda Gerami received brotherly reception from rabbinical colleagues from around the globe
Surrounded by 600 Friends, Russian Couple Ties Knot in UAE’s Biggest Jewish Wedding
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Wedding came during the yearly FSU-wide Yachad Torah-study program trip
This Chassidic Jew Is Leading the Daring Rescue of Vulnerable Afghans, and He’s Not Done
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Rabbi Moshe Margaretten has helped dozens escape war-torn Afghanistan, including the women’s national soccer team, with more on the way
An Ottoman Odyssey: A Rabbi Rediscovers Turkey’s Jews, Past and Present
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Istanbul’s Rabbi Mendy Chitrik tweets his three-week trek across centuries of Jewish life
What It’s Like to Be a Chabad Woman in Istanbul, Turkey
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Chaya Chitrik will be keynote speaker Sunday at International Conference
In UAE, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Invests Emirati Rabbi, Inaugurates Gulf’s First Jewish School
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A celebration of warm relations and growing ties between the two nations
Moroccan Jews Welcome Historic Peace Deal With Israel
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First night of Hanukkah comes with special gift for Jews of North African nation
Despite Pandemic, More Than 100 New Emissaries Join the Ranks of Chabad
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Highlighted at annual conference, young rabbis just starting out model Jewish response to adversity
Chabad-Lubavitch Announces Emissary to the United Arab Emirates
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Appointment comes amid growth of Jewish life and six years of serving as only rabbi in UAE
Emirate Prince and Russia’s Chief Rabbi Bring a Yemenite Couple to Safety
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Elders are among final remnants of 3,000-year-old community
Rabbis From Small, Far-Flung Jewish Communities Welcomed in Turkey
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From Iceland to Mauritius, men and women discussed common challenges
Operation Exodus: The Chabad Effort That Saved 1,800 Iranian Jewish Children
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Forty years after the Iranian Revolution, recalling an unlikely and unheralded story
New Center to Give Added Jewish Glow to Cyprus’ Mediterranean Beauty
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Chabad provides a spiritual hub for Israeli businesspeople, tourists and European expatriates
Excitement Builds in Advance of Special Needs Israel Trip
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Max Zwain, 23, is getting ready to go to the Holy Land. His free Birthright Israel trip leaves Monday from Newark Liberty International Airport, and like other members of his diverse group, Zwain’s been posting on Facebook for weeks.
Israeli FM Visits Jewish School During Diplomatic Mission to Azerbaijan
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In Azerbaijan to tout his country’s ties with the predominantly-Muslim former Soviet republic, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman toured the Ohr Avner Chabad day school in the capital of Baku.
Tunisian President Invites Country’s Jews Back
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Newly-elected Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, a veteran human rights activist, is making it clear that the country’s Jews are safe and have nothing to fear.
Combatting Misinformation About Israel, Netanyahu Cites Rebbe’s Directive
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Taking the podium of the United Nations General Assembly to educate world leaers about Israel’s impassioned defense of human rights and contributions to the world community, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to guidance he received from the Rebbe and called on that body to turn away from the injustices of the past and finally confront Islamist terror head on.
Security Situation Puts Crimp in Tunisian Jews’ Holiday Plans
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Swept up in the regional tensions of the past several months, Jews in Tunisia’s capital are praying the traditional evening service in full daylight these days.
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