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Menachem Posner

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Rabbi Menachem Posner serves as staff editor at, the world’s largest Jewish informational website. He has been writing, researching, and editing for since 2006, when he received his rabbinic degree from Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimin Lubavitch. He resides in Chicago, Ill., with his family.
A paradigm shift on disabilities and mental health at services, meals and workshops
A Shabbat afternoon Kiddush luncheon often includes laughter, socializing and good food. But how often are tears and paradigm shifting added to the mix? According to participants, that’s exactly what happened at the more than 260 Chabad Houses and synagog...
Volunteer head of Crown Heights congregation influenced thousands
He had no official title and received no salary, but with dedication and love, Rabbi Mendel Baumgarten, who passed away this week at the age of 92, was a lifelong Chabad-Lubavitch emissary dedicated to teaching Torah and sharing the joys of Judaism with a...
Learn fascinating facts about Reb Zusha of Annipoli, who was one of the most beloved stars in the constellation of the third generation of Chassidic masters.
New cemetery fulfills an important need for retirees while spurring Jewish involvement
It’s been a little more than two years since Rabbi Shneur and Mushkie Hecht founded a Chabad center in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Last Tuesday, their community observed a significant milestone: the first Jewish funeral in the city’s histor...
1. Declaring a Leap Year Is Part of the First Mitzvah In Exodus 12 G‑d commanded us to observe Passover in the spring. The Hebrew leap year ensures that the Jewish calendar remains true to the solar cycle so that the holidays are celebrated at the right t...
Buda Castle Synagogue, closed since 1686, now home to a flourishing congregation
In the summer of 1686, the Jewish community in Budavár (the ancient nucleus of modern Budapest) was laid to waste by victorious Christian fighters, who had laid a lengthy siege on the city, which had previously been held by Turkish Muslims. Many of the ci...
Chabad encourages the warmth of Torah study at home
Chabad in Brazil offers support to aid workers
A planeload of 140 specially trained Israeli troops and aid workers have arrived in northern Brazil to assist in the search and rescue effort after a ruptured dam devastated the Brazilian rural mining community of Brumadinho. At least 60 are confirmed dea...
Listen to interesting discussions on the “why” behind Jewish traditions with host Rabbi Menachem Posner together with’s expert scholar on everything Jewish, Rabbi Yehuda Shurpin, aka “Rabbi Y”.
‘Joy, Love, Truth’ runs for four weeks beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 22
We humans invest a lot of effort into improving our lives. From working to make money to purchasing appliances and accessories, we can spend a lifetime in pursuit of a “better life.” But what does such a life actually look like, and how do we get there? A...
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