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Chessed; Acts of Kindness

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The act of kindness by Rabbi Gabriel Benayon had passengers bursting with applause
When Rabbi Gabriel Benayon took his family on a shopping trip in Manhattan on Nov. 9., he never imagined that it would become a viral sensation. Benayon purchased a new pair of sneakers, and as he rode the No. 4 train back to the Crown Heights neighborhoo...
Lubavitch day-school class gets inventive with their menorah every year
Talk about your warm and fuzzy holiday traditions. Worried many of the Chicago’s least fortunate residents are ill-equipped to face the blustery winds that give the city its name, a group of inspired fourth-graders are determined to make a difference. Eve...
Stony Brook, N.Y. rabbi is grateful and humbled by a kindness remembered
When Rabbi Chaim Grossbaum of Village Chabad-Stony Brook helped a young boy and girl whose parents were down on their luck and facing eviction, he never imagined that 25 years later, it would amount to an anonymous donation in his mailbox in the form of a...
Giving aid to a caregiver who lost his entire life savings
Haitian-born Gabriel Pierre is gentle, kind, thoughtful and eager to help others—the perfect candidate to serve as an aide for an elderly person with dementia. It also made him the perfect candidate for smooth-talking scammers who robbed him of his life s...
A small local project snowballs into a growing effort abroad
Some very special gifts are making their way to Odessa, Ukraine, for children in Chabad’s Mishpacha orphanage, thanks to the efforts of a group of women in New Jersey. About 60 women gathered recently for an annual event hosted by community member Renata ...
Innovative Colel Chabad program continues after its launch before Purim
JERUSALEM—Colel Chabad has launched an innovative debit card program this year that enables Israelis in need to go to designated supermarkets and purchase their holiday necessities according to their own choices. And they can do so with dignity and self-r...
Growing monthly effort to distribute kosher food to the those in need
Sixth in a series of articles on the 40th anniversary of the worldwide kosher campaign launched by the Rebbe in 1975. As predictions of the mammoth snowstorm that dumped more than two feet of snow on New York City over the weekend gusted through the news ...
Pitcher remembered for ‘Shot Heard Round the World’ passes away at age 90
Former Brooklyn Dodger pitching star Ralph Branca passed away early in the morning on Nov. 23 at the age of 90. Most famous for giving up a 1951 pennant-winning home run to Bobby Thomson of the Dodgers’ cross-town rivals the New York Giants—known forever ...
Those in need receive food for the holiday from Maot Chitim fund
Russian Jewish individuals and families who received food packages as part of a large Maot Chitim project there are enjoying Passover with “fuller plates than ever,” according to the charity’s organizers. The Matan BeSeiser Fund of Moscow’s special Passov...
Maot Chitim funds provide for those unable to pay for holiday necessities
On the outside, the C. family appears unremarkable. Both parents leave their modest townhouse to go to work every morning, while their four children head off to the local Jewish day school. Yet behind closed doors, a very different story unfolds. The peel...
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