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Faygie Levy Holt

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Faygie Holt is an award-winning journalist and regular contributor to Chabad.org and other media outlets. She is also the author of “The New Girl” and “Trouble Ahead,” the first two novels in her Achdus Club book series for girls. Learn more at her website.
Lack of electricity, running water and gasoline after attacks on infrastructure create humanitarian crisis
A massive wave of airstrikes targeting power grids around Ukraine plunged much of the nation into darkness Wednesday. From small villages to big cities, people are hunkering down and trying to cope as best they can in the freezing-cold darkness, often wit...
Life-saving wear to be distributed by Chabad centers in Ukraine
They gathered by the dozens inside Mill Hill Synagogue in London on Nov. 13, spurred by reports that people in Ukraine are facing the choice between heating or food this winter. Their numbers were dwarfed by the mounds and mounds of large garbage bags fil...
6,500 at extraordinary Hakhel-year celebration at international gathering
Thirty-six expertly trained scribes, most of them Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries themselves, each armed with a feather quill and a small pot of ink, will simultaneously complete a record 36 new Torah scrolls being written for Jewish communities around the wo...
Distributing heaters, blankets, home insulation and food in the war-weary city
It’s 6 p.m. and pitch-black outside as a freezing rain falls on the streets of Kharkov, Ukraine. Streetlights are out amidst one of the city’s frequent war-related power outages. Temperatures drop by the hour, and nightfall arrives earlier each day with w...
Mazel Day School in Manhattan Beach only private school in New York to win honor for exemplary performance
A Jewish day school in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn, N.Y., was named by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2022. The Chabad-Lubavitch-affiliated Mazel Day School is the only Jewish school in the nation and the...
Five years after Maria, Chabad again provides material and spiritual support
With Rosh Hashanah fast approaching, and power and fresh water still unavailable over much of the island, Chabad of Puerto Rico has issued a call for emergency supplies as they prepare to meet the Jewish community’s spiritual needs on the High Holidays. R...
Hakhel year gatherings will be more important than ever for a scattered, beleaguered community
Traditionally, every seven years, when Jews the world over mark the year of Hakhel, big, colorful Jewish communal celebrations are held in Kharkov, Ukraine. There are concerts, holiday events, special study sessions and noted guest speakers who draw large...
With 37 dead, Chabad of Kentucky’s Project Friendship helps hardest-hit areas
For the thousands of eastern Kentucky residents who fled their homes on a moment’s notice and lost everything they owned—and for the friends and families of the 37 people who have lost their lives so far—the worst flooding to hit the state in decades has ...
Advocacy by Aleph Institute and Tzedek Association leads to change in guidelines
A Torah-study program developed by the Aleph Institute has been officially recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons as an approved evidence-based recidivism-reduction option for inmates and will count towards consideration for early release as part of the...
Homebound through pandemic and war, Jewish man has been cared for from afar
As the door to the modest Kharkov apartment opened, an elderly man stood in the doorway. When he took in the sight of his visitor, Aizik opened his arms, and crying “Rabbi, Oy,” pulled his visitor in for a hug. It was the first time that Rabbi Moshe Mosko...
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