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Menachem Posner

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Rabbi Menachem Posner serves as staff editor at Chabad.org, the world’s largest Jewish informational website. He has been writing, researching, and editing for Chabad.org since 2006, when he received his rabbinic degree from Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimin Lubavitch. He resides in Chicago, Ill., with his family.
Soviet-born Chassidic rabbi dedicated seven decades to spreading Jewish life in Australia
He never led a congregation and he spoke English with a thick Russian-Yiddish accent, but Rabbi Aharon Serebryanski, known to all as Reb Arel, left an outsized imprint on dozens of communities and thousands of hearts across the Australian continent and be...
On the modern spelling of an ancient food
The original Hebrew word is pronounced as “matzoh” among Ashkenazi Jews and “matzah” by Sepharadic Jews (as well as speakers of Modern Hebrew).
Rabbi Yochanan Gordon resolves to visit every Jew on Tasmania’s 334 islands
Located between mainland Australia and Tasmania, Flinders Island has a population of 700 (down to 300 in the winter), and less than a handful—four to be exact—are Jews. This week, they received the first rabbinic visit in the island’s history, from Rabbi ...
Family persecuted by Soviets, boy returns to lead Chabad House in St. Petersburg
Dani Ash was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1982, three years into his parents’ eight-year “career” as refuseniks—Jews forced into an underground life of fear, privation and incarceration after their application to leave for Israel was denied b...
He gained international renown for scholarship and communal rabbinic leadership
Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landa, a noted scholar, halachic authority, dedicated Chassid and chief rabbi of Bnei Brak, the Israeli city famed as a center of Torah scholarship, passed away after Shabbat at Laniado hospital in Netanya. He was 83 years old. Wid...
Some weeks, the Shabbat is given an additional, unique name, often related to a special haftarah or Torah reading added to that day’s service.
Nissan is one of the few months mentioned in the Torah by name. G-d refers to it as Chodesh HaAviv,the Month of Spring.
City a worldwide destination for Jewish tourists and business travelers
Japan’s famed cherry trees are in full blossom, tourists are streaming in by the trainload with ooh’s and aah’s over Kyoto’s traditional architecture and serene rock gardens, and the (often kosher) sake is as delightful as ever. Just before Passover, it’s...
During her youth, she upheld Jewish life in the Soviet Union
Revered for her fiery personality and rock-solid faith forged during a childhood in the former Soviet Union, Rebbetzin Shula Shifra Kazen nourished, guided and inspired thousands during decades of communal leadership in Cleveland, Ohio. She passed away on...
Community still reeling from attack that claimed 50 lives and left dozens more injured
As the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand, grapples with the mass terror shooting in two mosques that claimed 50 lives and left dozens more injured on Friday, they received comfort from the Chabad representative to the country. Rabbi Mendy Gold...
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