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The historic move underscores Chabad’s years of activity in the Land of Fire and Ice
For the first time in its millenium-long history, Iceland has formally recognized Judaism as a religion. The year-long process, during which the country’s rabbi, local Jewish community members and an Icelandic attorney elucidated the Jewish religion and p...
He helped nourish communities worldwide, both physically and spiritually
Rabbi Chaim Gurevitch was a beloved figure in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., and far beyond. Formally, he served as director of special events at Colel Chabad, founded in 1788 by the first Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Schneur Zalman...
Revealed Dead Sea Scrolls photographs to the public
Hershel Shanks, an author, attorney and editor of Moment magazine and founder of Biblical Archeology Review who first brought the Dead Sea Scrolls to public view, passed away on Feb. 5. He was 90 years old. A force to be reckoned with in his every underta...
Australia celebrates the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel
Australia’s Jewish communities have a lot to celebrate this Purim. The Land Down Under is emerging as a pandemic-free nation, and unlike most places in the world, the joyous holiday will be celebrated almost normally this year. In Australia’s tropical nor...
He rebuilt his life after the Holocaust, becoming an esteemed New York rabbi
He lived in two distinct worlds—that of Old World, pre-war Poland, where he was deeply influenced by Chassidic rebbes, and that of modern, post-war America, where he became a foremost disciple of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. For Rabb...
He led the Jerusalem-based Kol Torah yeshivah for decades
A world-class Talmudist with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Talmud and its commentaries, Rabbi Shalom Povarsky—a beloved teacher, known for his warmth, charm and loving smile— passed away on Shabbat, Dec. 26, after a brief battle with the coronavirus. H...
The first permanent rabbi in six decades moves with his wife and three children to Newcastle
On Yom Kippur, 1803, 22-year-old Joseph Samuel was sentenced to death by hanging in the penal colony that was Australia. After fellow convict Joseph Marcus, one of the earliest Jewish convicts with a decent Jewish education, recited the final prayers with...
He transformed the Jewish landscape of New England
Rabbi Chaim Ciment, an imposing fixture on Jewish Boston’s scene for the last seven decades, passed away on Sept. 26 at the age of 90. Sent to Boston by the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—in late 1953, he joined the Jewish studies...
Isolated by Covid, Dr. Stephanie Rosen builds her own sukkah for the first time
Sitting under the starry night sky in New Mexico, Dr. Stephanie Rosen gazed up at the full moon rising through the layer of schach gently covering her sukkah. It was their very own sukkah, just for her and her son, Ari. Outside, beyond the majestic mounta...
Had a deep and lasting impact on the Pittsburgh Jewish community
Soon after Rabbi Ephraim Rosenblum’s marriage to Miriam Wolosow in 1961, the young couple presented the Rebbe —Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—with a list of several rabbinic posts that the young scholar had been offered around the Unite...
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