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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.
Rabbi in Dix Hills, N.Y., eager to meet the boys’ touching requests for a ceremony
For parents of children with special needs, day-to-day activities come with a host of challenges. Balancing various therapies can eat up hours and energy. When it comes time for the traditional Jewish rite of passage for boys, a bar mitzvah, it sometimes ...
Stuck in wildfires, they find an opportunity to help others
Rabbi Chaim Bryski was carpooling a group of yeshivah boys, his son among them, from Thousand Oaks, Calif., to their school in Los Angeles this week when he found road after road closed because of the raging Getty Fire. They spent six hours on the highway...
Rabbis reach out as tragedy and loss spread across the state
As the Kincade Fire in Northern California continues to grow to 76,000 acres, Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky attempted to bring some relief to weary residents and emergency personnel on Tuesday morning, offering homemade breakfast and conversation even as he had ...
$70 million international program spurs planned giving
When Michael and Gail Frye met Chaya and Rabbi Alter Korf a dozen or so years ago, the couple had no idea that they would all become close friends and an important part of each other’s lives. The Fryes already had a strong network of friends and community...
Chabad of Bahamas is supervising shipments of aid from U.S. Jewish communities
The need is tremendous on Grand Bahama island. In addition to potable water, food, personal-hygiene supplies, shelter and clothing, local residents crave the knowledge that someone cares. That is the lesson that Rabbi Sholom Bluming, co-director of Chabad...
Fear of hurricane’s fury as it approaches coastal communities
After days of uncertainty, Hurricane Dorian has made its move close to the coasts of North and South Carolina. As torrential rains, hurricane-force winds and life-threatening storm surges began to take their toll, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries spent the mor...
Chabad emissaries reach out to communities as storm moves towards U.S. coast
On Chabad of Palm Coast’s weekly Facebook post late last week, along with the Shabbat candle-lighting time associated with Daytona Beach, Fla., was a one-line addition that read: “Stay safe this week!” That’s a sentiment being expressed in Florida, Georgi...
The Rebbe’s teachings are highlighted in local English and Spanish-language media
In the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting that claimed 22 lives on Aug. 3 at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a local Chabad-Lubavitch emissary is encouraging people of all faiths to focus on charitable living as a means of combating hatred. Writing in the...
Just being with the grieving brings some comfort
As soon as the Jewish Sabbath ended, Rabbi Yisroel Greenberg of Chabad of El Paso rushed to a local hospital where some of the victims of the massacre at a Walmart that left 20 dead (as of Monday, two more people died of their injuries, making the total 2...
The Rebbe in focus as a visit to Camp HASC coincides with Gimmel Tammuz
The chief rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, took time out of his visit to the United States earlier this week to visit a Jewish summer camp for individuals with special needs, and physical or intellectual disabilities. The visit came as the chief rabbi ...
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