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Mordechai Lightstone

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Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone is the social media editor at Chabad.org and the creator of exceptional experiences for Jews in tech and digital media. He currently resides with his family in Brooklyn, New York, where he happily tweets between sips of coffee from his Chemex. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Mottel
His dark eyes, narrowed in concentration, gave him the air of someone far older than his almost thirty years
From the Bronx to Greenwich Village to Stockholm, he ‘always had time for a mitzvah’
When Izzy Young, the tireless folk-music impresario, passed away on Feb. 4 in Stockholm at the age of 90, the media took note of a storied career in the history in creating the modern folk-music movement. Missing from the details about this self-described...
Chabad.org has made classic Jewish and Chassidic stories more accessible than ever with two exciting updates.
Creating programs for 200 Jewish residents and thousands of visitors
When Yaniv and Marcia Gliksman, and their children moved a few years ago to St. Lucia—an idyllic island nation nestled among the Windward Islands at the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea—they found warm waters, inviting beaches and tropical forests. While...
25 years ago, Chabad.org was launched at the site of Amazon’s new headquarters
The social responsibility of massively successful high-tech companies was again thrown into high relief last week when Amazon announced that Long Island City—a working-class neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., that has been home to the largest public-housing de...
Greg Joseph already an inspiration in Cleveland
Greg Joseph has just arrived in Cleveland, and already things have gotten off on the right foot. The new placekicker for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns scored his first career game-winning field goal last week with just two seconds left in overtime against th...
Growing Jewish life in suburban Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Thousands of golf fans are set to visit Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in suburban Paris for the Ryder Cup, the biennial tournament between European and American teams, and Chabad will be there to greet them, lulavs in hand. Chabad emissaries Rabbi Mendel and ...
Main synagogue open for Shabbat; kosher supplies are distributed
As Hawaiians rush for supplies and hunker down as best they can while awaiting an onslaught from Hurricane Lane, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are busy preparing to help the community stay safe, celebrate Shabbat and cope with the uncertain days ahead. “Cha...
Redesigned from the ground up, this new site offers users a chance to explore classic and modern kosher recipes.
After only five years, determination to spread Judaism pays off in African nation
Chabad in Nigeria is set to embark on a massive expansion just five years after its launch. The new center, set to be built on a parcel of land incorporating a recently opened mikvah, will bring all of Chabad Lubavitch of Nigeria’s activities under one ro...
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