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Providing all-important masks to those most vulnerable to coronavirus
As China remained on high emergency with the death toll and infection rates from the coronavirus rising—in a nation with more than 60 million people currently on lockdown and increasingly isolated from the rest of the world—one Jewish leader found a way t...
Much of China is on lockdown and facing short food supplies
As Jewish communities across China prepared for severely pared-down Shabbat attendance amid an environment of fear and foreboding in and outside of China about the spreading virus that has been declared a global public-health emergency, a mother and daugh...
The country’s 15 Chabad emissary couples help reassure residents and tourists
As the death toll and emergency measures increase daily, Jewish communities in cities across China joined the population at large in the struggle to protect themselves against the new deadly coronavirus and cope with the extreme precautions being taken to...
Fund established to aid in the recovery from strongest quake since 1918
Puerto Rico’s Chabad-Lubavitch representatives have been called into action once again as disaster-relief providers and are reaching out to others for help after two devastating earthquakes rocked the island nation, killing one and triggering an appeal by...
Thirty years earlier, his father had received the Rebbe’s blessing
In June 1989, amid what would be a successful run for the presidency of Uruguay, then-Sen. Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera visited the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—for a blessing, proudly showing the Rebbe a book, The Path of the R...
Newly arrived rabbi and his wife reignite Jewish sparks in Szentendre
On June 30, 1944, all of the remaining Jews in a small town north of Budapest called Szentendre were rounded up and shipped to their deaths in Auschwitz. Once part of a thriving Jewish community, these residents were but a small portion of the estimated 5...
A new Torah scroll and Chabad center are joyously dedicated in Freiburg, Germany
On a thoroughfare once named for Adolf Hitler, where Nazi troops goose-stepped and saluted in all-too-familiar infamous scenes from before and during World War II, the Jews of Freiburg, Germany, marched with joyful abandon against a backdrop of blaring Ch...
Jews from all backgrounds participate in 19 Kislev gatherings large and small
Jews from all walks of life are celebrating what is widely regarded as the “Rosh Hashanah of Chassidut,” the day in history when the founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, was released from a czarist prison after being he...
Inspired by the Rebbe, a group saw prison reform from proposal to law; the president recognized their efforts
Acknowledging the Jewish people’s “resilience, endurance and faith” at the annual White House Chanukah reception and symbolic menorah-lighting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, President Donald Trump publicly recognized the work of two Chassidic activists who, guide...
Family and friends gathered in Israel on Sunday night for a gala affair
Moshe Holtzberg, who was orphaned in the Mumbai Chabad center massacre that took the lives of his parents 11 years ago this week, was called to the Torah for the first time in his hometown of Afula, Israel, on Shabbat and celebrated his bar mitzvah on Sun...
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