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Mordechai Lightstone

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Cause of blaze is under investigation
Having drifted off to sleep on his living-room couch while preparing his sermons Thursday night for Tisha B’Av and Shabbat, Rabbi Raleigh Resnick was awakened at 1 a.m by a phone call from the police. A fire that started outside of Chabad of the Tri-Valle...
Musician and scholar transcribed and recorded historic “nigunim”
Song has always been at the heart of Chassidic life and practice. Nigunim, usually wordless melodies, have long held a central place in prayer, study and gatherings. Many are considered acts of Divine musical inspiration, with some of the most uplifting w...
His dark eyes, narrowed in concentration, gave him the air of someone far older than his almost thirty years
From the Bronx to Greenwich Village to Stockholm, he ‘always had time for a mitzvah’
When Izzy Young, the tireless folk-music impresario, passed away on Feb. 4 in Stockholm at the age of 90, the media took note of a storied career in the history in creating the modern folk-music movement. Missing from the details about this self-described...
Chabad.org has made classic Jewish and Chassidic stories more accessible than ever with two exciting updates.
Creating programs for 200 Jewish residents and thousands of visitors
When Yaniv and Marcia Gliksman, and their children moved a few years ago to St. Lucia—an idyllic island nation nestled among the Windward Islands at the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea—they found warm waters, inviting beaches and tropical forests. While...
25 years ago, Chabad.org was launched at the site of Amazon’s new headquarters
The social responsibility of massively successful high-tech companies was again thrown into high relief last week when Amazon announced that Long Island City—a working-class neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., that has been home to the largest public-housing de...
Greg Joseph already an inspiration in Cleveland
Greg Joseph has just arrived in Cleveland, and already things have gotten off on the right foot. The new placekicker for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns scored his first career game-winning field goal last week with just two seconds left in overtime against th...
Growing Jewish life in suburban Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Thousands of golf fans are set to visit Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in suburban Paris for the Ryder Cup, the biennial tournament between European and American teams, and Chabad will be there to greet them, lulavs in hand. Chabad emissaries Rabbi Mendel and ...
Main synagogue open for Shabbat; kosher supplies are distributed
As Hawaiians rush for supplies and hunker down as best they can while awaiting an onslaught from Hurricane Lane, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are busy preparing to help the community stay safe, celebrate Shabbat and cope with the uncertain days ahead. “Cha...
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