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Millions still without power for second day in a row; cause not yet identified
Updated Monday, June 17, at 12:30 p.m. Jewish communities in Argentina and Uruguay warily went about their business on Monday after tens of millions of people were left without electricity for hours on Sunday. By the afternoon, power had been restored to ...
More than 150 treated at local hospitals; terrorists threaten to increase range
Updated 5/5/2019 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time The death toll from Gaza rockets that continue to barrage southern Israel rose to four, with the first casualties coming from Ashkelon, where Chabad-Lubavitch representatives hunkered down with the rest of the city ...
Rabbi and two others injured; 19-year-old is in custody
Updated 4/29/19 2:15 p.m. EST A gunman walked into a Chabad-Lubavitch center outside San Diego during services on the last day of Passover on Saturday morning and opened fire, killing one person and injuring three. The suspect, John Earnest, a 19-year-old...
Each year my wife and I host an alcohol-free Purim seudah (festive afternoon meal) in the heart of Jerusalem for Jewish alcoholics, addicts, and their families.
Two-volume set on weekly Torah portion merges wisdom, scholarship and practical action
The Torah is a work of infinite wisdom and depth, filled with the most profound secrets of creation, consciousness and divinity. While comprising a history of humankind and the Jewish people, and serving as the authoritative source of G‑d’s wishes for His...
Two others in critical condition as attacks continue on Friday
Thousands of mourners from across Israel gathered in Jerusalem and Ashkelon Friday at the funerals of two Israeli soldiers killed in a terrorist shooting on Thursday in the central West Bank. Another soldier wounded in the attack remains in critical condi...
A new articulation of the Rebbe’s teachings on humanity’s collective mission
Is the created world as we know it essentially broken and bad from start to finish, or is it fundamentally beautiful and good from beginning to end? Should we aspire to make the planet a better place, solving one big problem at a time, or should we focus ...
Gunman bursts into Sabbath-morning services and opens fire
A gunman shouting anti-Semitic epithets burst into Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa., and opened fire during Shabbat-morning services, killing at least 11. Six people were wounded, four of them police officers res...
Learning how to live in the world with G-d
Here are five simple principles embodied by five verses from the Torah, each beginning with another letter of the word teshuvah, “return” or “repentance.”
Colel Chabad establishes a fund to help victims
Families were left homeless on Sunday in Safed, Israel, as raging brush fires fueled by sweltering midsummer temperatures and high winds swept through a neighborhood on the northern edge of the historic spiritual center in Israel’s Galilee. Residents were...
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