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Israeli emissaries remain on front lines; conference to support local communities and Israel
Five weeks after massive terrorist attacks rocked Israel and the Jewish people on Oct. 7, rabbis and lay leaders from around the globe are gathering in New York for the largest conference of rabbis in the world. Representing the full spectrum of Jewish co...
Alex Kernish met the survivor, who agreed to wrap tefillin if the student beat him
This Holocaust survivor’s bar mitzvah was 89 years in the making. Alex Kernish, 18, was supposed to be studying at the Mayanot Institute in Jerusalem this year. When the war in Israel broke out three weeks ago, he enrolled instead for a semester at Chovev...
Rachel Edri of Ofakim stalled five murderers for 20 hours, now national sensation
At 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, air-raid sirens blared in Ofakim, a town in southern Israel about 10 miles from the Gaza Strip. Rachel and David Edri made their way to the bomb shelter. After the all clear, they returned to their house. Things were about t...
Chassidic reservists rush to JFK on Shabbat after receiving the call to duty
Chaim Pinson was celebrating Shemini Atzeret in Brooklyn and was ready to retire for the night. It was Friday, and Pinson had spent a joyous evening dancing with the Torah at the central Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in the Crown Heights neighborhood. Coming...
A milestone in New York for Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe
It’s a quiet, no-frills operation. Many have never heard of it, but amid the hustle and bustle of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, N.Y., a neighborhood heavily populated by émigrés from the former Soviet Union, 15,000 lives have been changed and countless futu...
Had many interactions with the Rebbe and Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka
Rabbi Yosef Goldberg, a respected member of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., who served Jews young and old for many decades—first as a beloved schoolteacher and then with the New York City Department of Aging—pass...
Terrified children take shelter in orphanage basement
In one of the worst nights of destruction in Odessa since the beginning of the 16-month war in Ukraine, the city endured relentless missile and bomb attacks on Saturday night, with panic-stricken residents seeking safety in any available shelter as devast...
“We waited a long time to find a cow large enough,” says scribe Rabbi Betzalel Yakunt
When Chabad-Lubavitch of Berlin unveiled the mezuzah at the entrance of their new Jewish Campus, it turned heads. Unlike a typical scroll of 5 to 6 inches, this square mezuzah measures more than 3 feet tall, with each letter more than an inch in height. T...
World’s largest mezuzah dedicated at $44 million center’s opening in Berlin
Eighty years after the Holocaust, Israel’s chief rabbi, German officials and foreign dignitaries gathered on June 25 in Berlin at the opening of the Pears Jewish Campus, a sprawling $44 million, 90,000-square-foot Jewish educational, recreational and reli...
Mayanot Israel see largest group, 800, to arrive in single day; largest group from abroad at Kotel with 1,127
Birthright-Israel: Mayanot made history recently when a record 1,127 participants spent Friday night together at the Western Wall. A few days earlier, another record was shattered when almost 800 college students from around the United States landed at Be...
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