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“Pidyon haben” ceremony turned out to be a multi-generational affair
Michael and Hannah Mandler, proud first-time parents, had another less common mitzvah to do after circumcising their bundle of joy, whom they had named Zev Mordechai. They had to redeem their firstborn son from a Kohen, in a ceremony known as pidyon haben...
Parents urged to guide their children on the time of brief reflection
A Florida law that requires a one- to two-minute Moment of Silence at the start of each day in public schools was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The law, which was passed by the Florida Legislature in April, prohibits teachers from making...
Students in the township of Sparta get time to think about what’s important
Larry Pearson, 77, was ready to settle down and retire a few years ago in the sleepy township of Sparta, N.J., until he read a book that gave him pause and didn’t allow him to rest, compelling him to act. “It all spirals back to The Rebbe,” he says of the...
Giving children time to stop and think about what’s important
The Florida Legislature passed a bill requiring that all public-school students be given a brief period to pause and reflect as they begin each school day. The State Senate’s approval of the Moment of Silence in Public Schools bill follows its passage in ...
Neighboring Chabad emissaries work to provide aid to a devastated island
Shaaryn Behr has lived through hurricanes and tornadoes, but nothing could prepare her for what she is currently experiencing. As Behr lit her Shabbat candles on Friday, April 9, the Caribbean island of St. Vincent lay blanketed by a thick coating of ash,...
Australia and New Zealand welcome a pandemic-free holiday
As the coronavirus began its deadly march across the globe a little more than a year ago, Passover was on the minds of Jews worldwide. Seder without the family? Where to obtain matzah, kosher wine and other Passover essentials? For many of the Jews “Down ...
The historic move underscores Chabad’s years of activity in the Land of Fire and Ice
For the first time in its millenium-long history, Iceland has formally recognized Judaism as a religion. The year-long process, during which the country’s rabbi, local Jewish community members and an Icelandic attorney elucidated the Jewish religion and p...
He helped nourish communities worldwide, both physically and spiritually
Rabbi Chaim Gurevitch was a beloved figure in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., and far beyond. Formally, he served as director of special events at Colel Chabad, founded in 1788 by the first Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Schneur Zalman...
Revealed Dead Sea Scrolls photographs to the public
Hershel Shanks, an author, attorney and editor of Moment magazine and founder of Biblical Archeology Review who first brought the Dead Sea Scrolls to public view, passed away on Feb. 5. He was 90 years old. A force to be reckoned with in his every underta...
Australia celebrates the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel
Australia’s Jewish communities have a lot to celebrate this Purim. The Land Down Under is emerging as a pandemic-free nation, and unlike most places in the world, the joyous holiday will be celebrated almost normally this year. In Australia’s tropical nor...
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