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Emissaries from 40 countries gather in Fez
The great sage, philosopher and physician, Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, better known as Maimonides, lived in Fez, Morocco, after being exiled from Spain following the Almohad conquest of Cordoba in 1148. Rabbis returned to the city as part of a historic rabbin...
How the Rebbe’s guidance transformed a family in McAllen, Texas
Dovid Goldstein was 7 years old in 1981 when a bearded man entered his father’s store in McAllen, Texas, and changed his life forever. A “prodigy” of McAllen’s Temple Emanuel Sunday School, the boy was a world away from Chassidic Brooklyn, N.Y...
Armin Konn named Avraham at cermony in Toronto
Most possibly the oldest Jewish man to undergo a traditional brit milah (“circumcision”) since the 99-year-old patriarch Abraham was circumcised at G-d’s command 3,736 years ago, 96-year-old Armin Konn entered into the Covenant of Abraham on M...
Modi’in high school team receives a standing ovation for prioritizing values
Among the few teams advancing to the final playoffs at this year’s FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston was an Israeli high school robotics team from Modi’in, Israel, who had previously won Israel’s national competition. However, they withdrew from the ...
Hundreds of events capped another study cycle of Maimonides’ magnum opus
When a parent in Natick, Mass., called Rabbi Levi Fogelman last week about a swastika daubed on the Boden Lane Bridge—just down the street from Chabad of Natick, which Fogelman directs—the rabbi resolved to turn the incident around. Chabad was planning an...
42nd study cycle concludes April 22, with major celebrations also taking place on Lag BaOmer
On Shabbat, April 22 (1 Iyar), Jews around the world will conclude the daily study of Maimonides’ magnum opus, Mishneh Torah, also known as Yad HaChazakah or simply, Rambam—the Hebrew acronym for Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon. Siyum (“conclusion”) events will be...
At the Seder table, ‘we are all one’
Amid proposed new judicial reforms in Israel, in the past few months thousands have taken to the streets in protest against the governmental legislation. But while Israeli society may appear fractured, thousands of Israelis from across the political and r...
More Jews than ever will be reached by Chabad-Lubavitch
In battle-ravaged Kherson, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Wolff wears a flak jacket and helmet as he goes about the city. He’s been the Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Kherson since 1993 and has remained there for the duration of the war. On the front lines, Kherson i...
With the war grinding on, Ukraine’s Jews look to their faith for joy
Ukraine’s Jewish communities turned out in record numbers for joyous Purim celebrations this year as they looked to their faith for joy and comfort amid the day-to-day stresses of the deadly, grinding war that has entered its second year. In the months le...
Young women in the limelight at annual conference in New York
As the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries, or Kinus Hashluchot, kicks off this week in New York, observers will notice the youthful energy of the participants. In fact, 404 of the 5,735 female Chabad leaders are Gen Z—the...
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