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Israeli-Canadian Aryeh Schupak, 16, dies in attack; terrorists at large
JERUSALEM—Two powerful terrorist bombs were set off early this morning in Israel’s capital, one at the main opening of the city, and one in the city’s north, killing a 16-year-old yeshivah student and injuring 26, leaving some in critical and serious cond...
A rabbi’s deeply personal perspective on reconciling G-d’s goodness and human suffering
When Rochel Leah Schusterman, a 36-year-old mother of 11 and Chabad-Lubavitch emissary and teacher in Huntington Beach, Calif., passed away three decades ago, her husband, Rabbi Gershon Schusterman, himself an experienced emissary and community rabbi, fel...
Beloved officer was a fixture at annual gathering of Chabad emissaries
Thousands of rabbis paid tribute Sunday to one of New York’s finest, the late Deputy Chief Charles M. Scholl, chief of patrol of Brooklyn South precinct—a beloved and important fixture for almost a decade—at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitc...
Focus on Hakhel year and opportunities for ongoing worldwide growth of Jewish life
Arriving in New York from the four corners of the earth in a Hakhel year devoted to gatherings large and small, 6,500 Chabad-Lubavitch shluchim (“emissaries”), and their guests from all 50 states and more than 100 nations and territories around the world ...
An emotional Yom Kippur, a Jewish funeral, and Sukkot preparations accompany ongoing aid efforts
VENICE, Fla.—Even as the aid efforts continue and the rebuilding work begins for those whose lives were uprooted by Hurricane Ian a little more than a week ago, Jewish life has not stopped at Chabad of Venice, Fla.—bringing a much-needed sense of normalcy...
Expressions of admiration and sadness from around the world
From the northern reaches of the United Kingdom to the east and west coasts of Canada to the southern tip of New Zealand, Jewish communities throughout the Commonwealth were in a state of mourning following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 8. An...
Four Americans hurt, terrorist surrenders with weapon
JERUSALEM—A terrorist gunman opened fire on a bus carrying Jewish worshippers near the Western Wall late Saturday night, seriously wounding two riders, including a 26-weeks-along pregnant woman, who was forced to deliver an emergency birth. Following an h...
A growing number of works make the Rebbe’s wisdom more accessible than ever
In recent years, a number of new books in multiple languages have brought the teachings of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—to an ever-expanding audience, making the Rebbe’s profound messages more accessible than ever before. Al...
‘The Basics of Chassidus’ from Sichos in English is an invaluable explication of Chassidic thought and guide to a well-lived life
JERUSALEM—My wife and I have been blessed over the past 35 years to live in vibrant Jewish communities in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; Monsey, N.Y.; and now Jerusalem, Israel, where we have had the opportunity to get to know many well-educated spiritual seeke...
Hundreds of thousands to flock to Israel’s north; Profiles of the 45 who lost their lives
JERUSALEM—One year after 45 participants lost their lives in the midst of the traditional all-night Lag BaOmer religious celebration near the hallowed resting place of revered second-century sage Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai, hundreds of thousands of celebrant...
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