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Dovid Margolin has been an associate editor at Chabad.org since 2015, writing on Jewish life around the world with a particular interest in Russian Jewish history. He has reported from Argentina, Cuba, Russia, and the frontlines of Ukraine. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, Mosaic, and Tablet.
Kramer’s grandfather, father and uncles played vital roles in helping Chabad take root in America and in rescuing the sixth Rebbe from Russians and Nazis
Milton Kramer, a scion of one of America’s oldest Chabad-Lubavitch families who bore his family’s tradition—and the responsibility that he felt came with it—proudly, passed away on Aug. 26 in New York. He was 99 years old. Few names carry more significanc...
The ins-and-outs of Jewish electioneering in Latvia, how Dubin exerted all the power he had to save the Lubavitcher Rebbe from the USSR, and working with a dictator on behalf of his people.
Dubin works to extract the Rebbe from Nazi-Occupied Poland. The Soviets invade little Latvia, and shortly thereafter arrest Mordechai Dubin.
Godin becomes Dubin’s secretary. While organizing his archives he learns of his employer’s early work assisting Jews and refugees during World War I and its aftermath.
Avraham Godin is arrested and enters the world of the Soviet Gulag. Throughout he hears bits and pieces of news about Mordechai Dubin, continuing to glean information once free and in Israel. Godin discovers himself through his own arrest files.
A note on Dubin’s early years and the lasting impression he made on political friend and foe alike. Brief biography of the author, Avraham Godin.
Avraham Godin gives a sweeping introduction of Dubin and his era, including the time he saved the poet David Bergelson.
A window into the life, work, and exile of Mordechai Dubin (1889-1957), a towering leader of Latvian Jewry in the inter-war years. Dubin was the founder and driving force of Agudath Israel in Latvia, and a leading Jewish member of Latvia’s parliament duri...
East African island welcomed Chabad emissaries earlier this year
Winding alleyways make their way past carved doors before spilling into crowded marketplaces. Zanzibar, today an autonomous part of the East African country of Tanzania, was once, not too long ago, a Sultanate. The island—23 miles off the African coast an...
Camp Gan Israel Italy began in 1959, and since 1976 has been held at the famed artist’s former home and studio
Mornings at Villa Bozio, perched at the top of Pieve di Camaiore in Tuscany, begin early. Reveille at Pardes Chana—the girls division of Camp Gan Israel Italy—is at 8 a.m., although campers who want to make it to Cocoa Club better be up earlier than that....
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