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A Hungarian Jewish story of hate, discovery, and ultimately, forgiveness
Csanád Szegedi grew up in a mildly racist milieu in Miskolc, a midsized town in northeastern Hungary. His father was the scion of an old noble family of Magyars, a point of pride for the young Szegedi, who was born in 1982 and came of age in the chaotic y...
Amid local outrage and sadness, rabbi says the incident is not representative of the area or its people
As police in University City, Mo., investigate the toppling of as many as 200 headstones at one of the area’s oldest Jewish cemeteries, residents have expressed outrage, sadness and unity about the incident, asking how they can help repair the damage. “It...
At Beloit College, increased Jewish observance for some; greater solidarity for all
In the wake of two anti-Semitic incidents targeting a Jewish student at Beloit College in Wisconsin, students of all faiths have been joining together in a show of solidarity and support. Subsequently, a schoolwide discussion will take place on Feb. 6 beg...
Distributing more than 1,500 Jewish bibles statewide as an act of light and learning
Although a neo-Nazi march in Whitefish, Mont., was postponed, possibly until February, Chabad-Lubavitch of Montana is continuing with its plan to “fight darkness with light.” Neo-Nazis had scheduled an armed march against the small Jewish community in Whi...
A monumental effort with commentaries is launched with the first three volumes
The 63 tractates of the Talmud were not allowed to be printed in the Soviet Union even once during the 70 years of its existence. An amalgam of Aramaic and Hebrew, the ancient text contains the teachings and opinions of hundreds of rabbis on the widest va...
As a boy, all David Sayers knew about Judaism was that he was different. Today, he’s organizing Sukkot celebrations in his hometown of Surabaya, Indonesia.
With two synagogue’s filled to capacity, Chabad-Lubavitch leaders in Hungary unveiled an expansion plan just before Rosh Hashanah.
Chabad emissaries entered a world of repressed Judaism that they worked relentlessly to help lift over time
This is the third story in a series of articles on Jewish life in the former Soviet Union in the 25th year since the formal dissolution of the USSR on Dec. 26, 1991. Twenty-five years ago this month, on Dec. 25, 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist. A r...
Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who spoke to Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater Boynton Beach in Florida back in January, tells of guidance he received from the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory.
The Rushmore State to welcome first permanent rabbi in decades
South Dakota, with a very small Jewish population scattered throughout the state’s vast expanses of windswept prairies, has long held the dubious distinction of being the only state in America without a rabbi. That will soon change, when Rabbi Mendel and ...
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