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Rabbi Menachem Posner serves as staff editor for Chabad.org.
Our forebears were prophets. Later, prophets and prophetesses guided us, chided us and comforted us.
Gravestones toppled, ground overrun with weeds and trees
The Mariupol Jewish community has been an integral part of life in the Ukrainian city for nearly 200 years. Yet if vandals have their way, the last traces of an important part of the city’s Jewish past may soon disappear. The large Jewish cemetery in Mari...
Early educator in the United States and longtime emissary of the Rebbe to Melbourne
Mrs. Devorah Groner, a pioneering matriarch of Jewry in Melbourne, Australia, passed away on May 27. She was 92 years old. She was born in Smolensk, Russia, in the spring of 1926 to Rabbi Chaim Tzvi and Breina Konikov, devoted Chabad Chassidim. Having ser...
A threatening but harmless powder was accompanied by anti-Semitic notes
There was a palpable sense of relief when a suspicious-looking powder that accompanied two hateful notes left at Chabad of Oxford was identified as harmless talcum powder. Chabad of Oxford is a hub of Jewish life at the University of Oxford in England, pr...
Two simple words took the world by storm on Tuesday evening. People melded into small groups, intensely holding their phones to their ears. “What do you hear?” they asked each other. “Yanny,” said one with conviction. “You’re joking, right?” said the othe...
With schools out on Sunday, record numbers to hear Ten Commandments worldwide
Everything is set for the first Shavuot celebration at the lone Chabad center in rural Wasilla, Alaska. The cheese and the ice-cream have been sent by plane from Seattle, and the other dairy goodies (crepes, pasta and cheesecakes) have been made from scra...
Rav Anan had unwittingly caused an unjust verdict.
As the city rebounds after a decade of rebuilding, so does Jewish education
In 2005, things were looking up at the New Orleans Torah Academy, with an unprecedented 60 children enrolled, the most since the school’s founding more than a decade prior. Then came Hurricane Katrina, and everything changed. Homes, businesses, highways a...
Vendors at High Point assist residents in hardest-hit areas of the city
Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries of Greensboro, N.C., turned their presence at the sprawling High Point Furniture Market into a goodwill effort—literally—by prompting participating vendors to donate furnishings to area families hardest hit by a tornado that ri...
It did not take long until they had dragged me before the town rabbi, demanding that I divorce my “wife.”
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