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Shabbat: (lit. "rest", "cessation [of work]"); the Sabbath, the divinely-ordained day of rest on the seventh day of the week.
Rabbi Mendel Cunin, co-director of the Reno-based Chabad-Lubavitch of Northern Nevada, has one more benefit to add to the litany of spiritual blessings Jewish tradition attributes to observance of Shabbat: more money in your wallet. In an interesting twis...
An evening where women focus on themselves and their Judaism
Shterna Simmonds, co-director of Chabad Lubavitch of Regina, is getting ready for an extra-special Shabbat. The Canada-based emissary will host a Friday-night dinner on Nov. 17 for women for the fourth year in a row, while her husband, Rabbi Avrohom Simmo...
‘T.G.I.S.’ program offers a unifying and uplifting experience, steeped in Torah study
What do thousands of Jewish teenagers—spanning nine countries and more than 125 CTeen chapters—have in common? They all participated in a worldwide Shabbat campaign called “T.G.I.S: Thank G-d It’s Shabbat.” An international project that has seen months of...
Chabad couple packs up the kosher food and meets 20 people in a sylvan spot called Nelson
Nestled within Canada’s Selkirk Mountains, the city of Nelson, British Columbia, has neither synagogue nor rabbi. But there are Jews there, according to Judy Banfield, a resident since 1990. With a long history of counterculture and individualism—tied to ...
With power down in much of the city, emissaries work to assess damages and restock food for the holidays
After days of relentless heat—temperatures are expected to continue in the 90s—rain and no electricity and air-conditioning, one thing is clear: rebuilding parts of Tallahassee, Fla., that were impacted by Hurricane Hermine is going to take time, money an...
A Chabad-Lubavitch emissary brings Silicon Valley Jews together
App developers gathered in San Francisco recently for Facebook’s annual F8 conference. Culled from the technology and digital media elite, they came to explore the latest announcements from the tech giant. When Seth Rosenberg, product manager for Facebook...
A gift distributed by volunteers offers comfort to those in New Jersey area hospitals
For Jewish patients in Essex and Morris counties in northern New Jersey, observing Shabbat in the hospital has become much easier, thanks to a little “thinking outside the box.” Or, perhaps, in it, as part of a program called “Shabbat in a Box.” “In the h...
Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students are on hand for the XII European Maccabi Games, which ends on Thursday.
How a group of women are using urban sidewalk art to broadcast Shabbat awareness
It’s not easy to catch a New Yorker’s attention. Especially on a Friday afternoon. Especially in Manhattan. So when Chana Mushka Mishulovin wanted to spread awareness about Shabbat candle-lighting, she had to get creative. Enter #LetsChalkShabbat, an inno...
In ‘One More Light,’ Thalia Hakin essay focuses on the mitzvah of Shabbat candles
More than a year ago, Thalia Hakin wrote an essay for a contest on the importance of lighting the Shabbat candles. “When you light up a candle you light up your neshama [soul]. And you light up the world. And when you light up the world you make it a bett...
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