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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.
Remembrances and memories from relatives and friends
The following are brief obituary profiles and remembrances of the 45 lives that were lost on Lag BaOmer at the resting place of Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai in Meron, Israel. Readers are invited to include additional recollections in the response box following...
Impromptu memorial at the Kotel drew thousands of students from around Israel
In the last known photo taken of Donny Morris, 19, of Bergenfield, N.J., he was standing among thousands of Jews and smiling as he was celebrating Lag BaOmer. The smile and joy in his face were not only genuine, but a reflection of who he was at his core,...
Rabbis and websites partner to make an important obligation easy
When she was growing up in South London, Laura Liss and her family didn’t follow the Jewish tradition of selling their chametz (leavened foods) for Passover. That changed after her brother became more Torah observant and explained this important mitzvah t...
Opening homes with warmth and concern
Phyllis and her friend Mary Alice were at home in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Monday afternoon, and they were cold. Like millions of other Texans, they had no power and no means to get warm as the temperatures outside continued to drop. “It was very difficu...
A devoted teacher both in synagogues and in university classrooms
Depending on who you ask, Rabbi Elie Cohen might be described as either a brilliant Torah scholar or a brilliant mathematician. But for those who knew him best, he was both—a devoted rabbi and a dedicated professor—a man of deep faith and extensive knowle...
A teen’s love of Judaism comes before everything, he says
For decades, Jewish baseball fans have looked to Sandy Koufax as a role model for refusing to pitch in game one of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur. While that stood out as an example for Jews everywhere, one Nevada teen is hoping to ta...
It was latest in series of incidents at the University of Kentucky
A Jewish veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps is being hailed as a hero after he was injured in an anti-Semitic attack Saturday night during a menorah-lighting outside Chabad at the University of Kentucky Jewish Student Center in Lexington, Ky. As volunteers ...
Chabad Young Professionals and CTeen efforts encourage Jewish volunteerism
An army of teen and young professional volunteers is spreading out this week and next through Jewish communities in remote villages, small towns and major cities to bring the light and spirit of Hanukkah to hundreds of thousands of individuals and familie...
Part of a global effort by Chabad that will reach 8 million Jews
Traditionally, when Hanukkah comes around, Mara Egorin-Williams and her family are quite busy, what with relatives and friends visiting, festive meals, games of dreidel, and, of course, the menorah-lighting. Then there are the myriad holiday events outsid...
JewQ educates students who learn about Judaism after their regular school day
And the winner is ... That’s the big question waiting to be revealed this Sunday afternoon as more than 110 children in Australia who participated in the continent’s inaugural JewQ competition will find out who is taking home medals and top prize honors, ...
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