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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
Six songs that bring the fire and fervor of Chassidism into the English language.
Pandemic concerns at forefront amid preparations for 38th annual emissaries’ meeting
Preparations are underway for the 38th annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim), which will be held this year in a dual virtual and in-person format from Oct. 28 through Oct. 31. Due to ongoing concerns about Covid...
The High Holiday season begins with Rosh Hashanah, starting at sundown on Monday, Sept. 6. Jews around the world are hard at work with the physical, spiritual and emotional preparation for these holy days. Many of us, vaccinated and healthy, are ready to ...
Newlyweds were dedicated to saving lives during Covid pandemic
Three months ago, friends gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to celebrate the wedding of Dr. Ruslan Manashirov and Nicole Doran-Manashirov. The event had been postponed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic. Loving the beach, the newlyweds moved ...
Lakewood, N.J., resident was in Surfside with his wife, visiting her father
Benny Weisz, 32, and Malki Weisz, 27, of Lakewood, N.J., had just flown into Surfside, Fla., the night of the Champlain Tower collapse. The couple, married for five years, came to visit Malki’s father, Chaim Rosenberg, and spend Shabbat with him in his ne...
Was planning to be married in August
Andres Levine has been described as a quiet, straight-shooting financial analyst who emigrated from Venezuela to Miami seven years ago. The 26-year-old was planning to be married in August. Aways genuine and focused on the positive, Levine attended Colegi...
Native of Venezuela was an inspiring Jewish student leader
Known for his million-dollar smile and deep passion for Judaism, Moises Rodan graduated just last month with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Rodan was part of the w...
Rabbi Shlomo Noginski at home after being treated at a local hospital; suspect in custody
Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Shlomo Noginski was repeatedly stabbed on July 1 outside the Shaloh House Jewish Day School in Brighton, Mass. Noginski serves as a rabbi and teacher at Shaloh House, a Chabad institution serving the Boston-area’s Russian Jewish com...
New Yorker moved to Surfside after a long bout with Covid
A dedicated friend, beloved for her ‘spicy sense of humor,’ her love for travel and especially her love for Judaism and the Jewish people, Linda March, 58, was an attorney specializing in real estate law who earned her JD from Yeshiva University’s Cardozo...
Was past president of Chabad on Campus chapter at his university
Ilan Naibryf, a physics major and entrepreneur at the University of Chicago who was past president of his school’s campus Chabad center was identified on July 9 as a victim of the Champlain Tower building collapse. He was in Florida with his girlfriend, D...
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