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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.
Students receive best scores in year-end testing
A Chabad-run Jewish high school for girls was named the best school in all of Berlin by the city’s department of education after its students received top scores on end-of-year state testing despite coronavirus pandemic shutdowns. Staff at the Jewish Trad...
Includes a collection of videos highlighting the Rebbe’s care for individuals in need
LifeTown, the recreational, social and educational center in Livingston, N.J., that serves some of the region’s most vulnerable populations, has launched an interactive exhibit of photos and videos that show visitors the love and care for every individual...
Rabbi Yossi and Baila Brackman reach out to student community
A Jewish student from the University of Chicago who is also past president of his school’s campus Chabad center is among those missing after a 12-story, 136-unit oceanfront condominium tower partially collapsed early on Thursday morning in Surfside, Fla. ...
Philanthropic New Jersey company stepped up to fill an urgent void
In a year of a global pandemic, you might think that an unexpected national glue shortage would not be that big of a deal—after all, the year has seen a range of odd shortages. But for 20,000 Jewish families isolated in their homes for Passover, it could ...
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...
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