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Purim: (lit. "lots"), the holiday that commemorates the Jews' salvation from Haman's plot to annihilate them.
Newly published transcripts of some Purim-themed talks given by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, have added to the wealth of material publicly available for study by tens of thousands worldwide.
Emissaries worldwide reach out to those affected by coronavirus
Coronavirus has now affected more than 100 countries and territories around the world, with cases being reported from as remote as Guadeloupe, a French territory in the Eastern Caribbean, to South Africa, which reported its first case on Thursday. Nations...
Lots of new faces in places like New York’s West Village, Montana’s Flathead Valley, St. Lucia
Maren Faiella is really looking forward to celebrating Purim this year. Faiella, who lives in New York City’s West Village, plans to join neighbors and friends for an evening of festivities hosted by Rabbi Berel and Chana Gurevitch, who just last year lau...
Chabad centers everywhere set for holiday, which begins on Wednesday night
It’s going to be a busy Purim in Portland. Across the city’s four Chabad centers, there’ll be an event for young professionals, a celebration on campus at Reed College, and community parties in Oregon’s Northeast, Southwest and Southeast Portland, says Ra...
The Jewish community celebrates its heritage
NEW ORLEANS—Ask Malkie Rivkin and the volunteers who are preparing hundreds of mishloach manot food baskets at the Btesh Family Chabad House in New Orleans three days before Purim what makes the holiday unique in New Orleans, and they almost don’t underst...
Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries prepare to welcome guests to Megillah readings and revelry
In New York City, Rabbi Dov Yona and Sara Korn, co-directors of Chabad House Bowery, have been getting students and young professionals revved up for Purim over the past month. They’ve been working with their communities on raising funds for the needy and...
A Shabbat dinner for 300 festival-goers, followed shortly afterwards by pedicabs and a holiday party
Everything is bigger in Texas. So goes the saying, and in terms of this Shabbat—and this Purim—that very well may be true. More than 300 people are expected at Shabbat dinner this week in Austin as part of the annual SXSW (South by Southwest) film, intera...
For three decades, Rabbi Kasriel Kastel has organized programs for inmates statewide
Soon after the Havdalah flames are doused on Saturday night, March 11, rabbis and rabbinical students will be starting their engines and embarking on a Purim adventure across the state of New York. They will observe Purim—a holiday that celebrates Jews’ m...
‘We will not bow our spirits in the face of modern-day Hamans,’ says one rabbi
As the army stood guard in the muted streets of Brussels and security forces continued their manhunt for an armed terrorist still at large after terror attacks rocked this city on Tuesday, Jewish people gathered to celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim in...
New York students send mishloach manot to children in the Released Time Program
Jewish public-school children in Queens and Brooklyn, N.Y., are in for a sweet surprise: a mishloach manot goodie bag with a colorful card from a child their age in nearby Jewish day schools. “It was really special for us to prepare these for kids in publ...
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