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A founder of the post-1967 Hebron community was supported and influenced by the Rebbe since his teens
Baruch Nachshon, a pioneer of contemporary Chassidic art and a leading force behind the re-establishment of the ancient Jewish community of Hebron following the Six-Day War, who drew from the wellsprings of Jewish mystical teachings to create deeply evoca...
Yeshivah students, rabbis and volunteers posted at 150 locations around the city
More than 32,000 Tel Aviv-Yafo residents and tourists heard the shofar on the city’s streets this Rosh Hashanah, thanks in part to an invitation highlighted on Tel Aviv municipality’s website. Yeshivah students, rabbis and local volunteers took up their p...
Rabbi Judah Mischel reframes repentance as a joyous journey of self-actualization
The high holiday of Rosh Hashanah that begins this year at sunset on Monday, Sept. 6, is also the opening of the Aseret Yemei Teshuvah, the Ten Days of Repentance, an annual period of self-assessment during which we reflect on all that we thought, said an...
Google maps-based directory offers a world of detail for thousands of centers
Every day, thousands of people in every nook and cranny of the planet search for a Chabad-Lubavitch center close to home, and that is never more true than before the High Holidays. Whether looking for a welcoming place to pray on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kip...
Thousands celebrate at the Kotel (Western Wall)
JERUSALEM—His brow furrowed and eyes blazing with fierce determination, 9-year-old Chaim Katz—an artful dodger in yarmulke, peyot and tzitzit—slipped under the security cordon surrounding the steadily moving chuppah in the Western Wall Plaza. He squeezed ...
Chabad on the Coast brings the joy of Judaism to English-speaking residents
TEL AVIV—It’s a steamy midsummer night only a short walk from the Mediterranean beaches, and Israel’s city that never sleeps is wide awake. The City Center neighborhood is beating with bright, youthful energy. Swarms of bicycles and electric scooters zip ...
He influenced and inspired thousands of students from all walks of Jewish life
Rabbi Pinchas Korf, a beloved Chassidic mashpia (mentor) whose endearing smile, indefatigable energy and blazing inner fire influenced and inspired thousands of students and rabbinic peers for decades, passed away June 30. He was 86. Affectionately known ...
More than 150 still unaccounted for as increasingly desperate search is in its third day
As the search and rescue operation entered its third full day on Sunday, rescue crews continued their desperate search for survivors of the collapse early Thursday morning of a 12-story oceanfront condominium in Surfside, Fla., just north of Miami Beach. ...
As search and rescue continues, local rabbis and volunteers assist survivors
Updated on Friday, June 25, at 4:16 p.m. At least four people were killed and 159 others, including children and the elderly, may be trapped in the rubble after a 12-story, 136-unit oceanfront condominium tower in Surfside, Fla., partially collapsed at ar...
U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Menachem Stern invited to Arlington ceremony
In Washington, D.C., for high-level talks at the Pentagon, Israel Defense Forces Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi participated on Wednesday in a U.S. Armed Forces full honors wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlingt...
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