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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 Temimim Lubavitch. He lives in Chicago, Ill., with his family.
Emirates nuptials, largest Jewish event in the country’s history, a sign of couple’s commitment to Jewish life
Rabbi Levi Duchman, Rabbi to the UAE, and Lea Hadad celebrated their wedding in the country’s capital city, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday surrounded by 1,500 guests from around the world. Guests included Emirati royals, prominent rabbis, dignitaries and much of...
From shuttered synagogue to light-filled facility on 1.5 acres of tranquil gardens
The ebbs and flows of Jewish life in smaller cities and towns across North America since the late 19th century have seen the rise and fall of many a synagogue structure and once-thriving community, with many now residing only in the musty halls of local h...
Israel’s chief rabbi on hand for historic event
To Jews in America and Israel, especially those of Hungarian descent, the very name Debrecen is redolent with Jewish history. There are synagogues, rabbis, and even kosher supervisions that proudly bear its name. Yet to the Jews who live in the city, a tw...
New book culled from the public teachings and guidance of the Rebbe
As a working mom, Chabad.org author Sara Blau understands that busy parents of young children need their inspiration in small, accessible packets, just like the snacks they take along for their commutes and the tissues they stuff into their handbags. That...
Incorporates bricks of 22 synagogues destroyed in the Holocaust
Following the near decimation of Jewish life in Europe during the Holocaust, many survivors and their descendants have bravely sought to rebuild a world that had been all but destroyed. In Wesley Hills, N.Y., a bucolic Jewish enclave about an hour north o...
A new Chabad House on an alluring North Atlantic island
Pink beaches and coral reefs, vibrant, pastel-colored architecture against a turquoise sea, and charming, twisting narrow roads, all come together to make Bermuda a 21-square-mile strip of paradise on earth. But the self-governing British overseas territo...
A trailblazing, old-world fixture on the Miami Beach shore
With his long payos (sidelocks) tucked under his baseball cap and his woolen tzitzit billowing out behind him, Rabbi Pinchas Weberman and his ATV were a fixture on the Miami Beach shore. Every Friday, he’d spend hours inspecting the eruv he built around t...
Thirty-five years later, driving 1,000-plus miles to provide Jewish burial
Candice spent much of her 50-something years in a non-Jewish environment. But she clung to the Jewish observances she gained as a child at Camp Gan Israel Day Camp in Richmond, Va., saying Shema every night, lighting candles before Shabbat and observing t...
Coming on the heels of a successful synagogue operated by Chabad of Rome
For generations, Italian Jews have been vacationing in the seaside resort of S. Marinella, northwest of Rome. Now, for the first time, they’re able to buy kosher meats, breads, cheeses, wines and even fully-prepared meals at a local supermarket just a sto...
A four-week session on tzedakah begins on Tuesday, July 19
Tzedakah, or charity, is a central pillar of Judaism, to the extent that the Jerusalem Talmud refers to it as a mitzvah (“commandment”) without modifiers or qualifiers. The principle is simple enough: give to others in need. But how much are we to give, h...
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