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Little Daniel and Anton were left on the streets before Chabad took them in
Two-year-old Anton was found one day in July wandering the streets of Odessa, Ukraine. His mother had disappeared months earlier, and his father had been out of the picture for a long time. Anton’s neighbors and aunt had taken the boy in, but now, with th...
In recent visit, U.S. Congressmen Panetta and Suozzi were inspired by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson
In 1944, in the harsh conditions of Almaty’s hot summer, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson’s health worsened, and he passed away at age 66. Arrested by the Soviets for the crime of upholding Judaism and exiled from his community in Yekatrinoslav, where he se...
In communities of all kinds, women and men, young and old, study a ‘transformational’ Chassidic text
As a young man and already an accomplished Torah scholar, Rabbi Mordechai Burg felt he needed something more. “I was studying Talmud and the deep, analytical commentaries, but it was dry,” he recalls. The dean of his yeshivah—Lander College’s Beis Medrash...
A 15 percent increase in High Holiday attendance expected in Hakhel year
When Rabbi Mendy Mentz moved to California last year with his wife, Dobbie, to establish Chabad of West Bel Air in the Los Angeles area, it was four weeks before Rosh Hashanah, and the Delta variant of the coronavirus was on everyone’s mind. Even though t...
Rabbi Nosson Gurary’s lasting influence has changed thousands of young lives
He would go wherever the Rebbe sent him, the young Chassid told his Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. It was 1971. Twenty-five-year-old Rabbi Nosson Gurary had been married for two years and now wanted to join the growing number of ...
Chabad.org’s engine behind online presence of almost 1,500 Chabad centers since 2002
Before there was Wix, Weebly, WordPress and the rest of the popular, user-friendly website builders, creating your own professional-looking website took a team of coders and designers—a complex, cumbersome and expensive process that was beyond the capacit...
The town’s serenity shattered, Chabad became a place of solace
The idyllic lakefront town of Chautauqua in Western New York, just over the Pennsylvania state line, was a serene spot, a place where about 10,000 people stay over the summer, engrossed in intellectual activity, culture and recreation. “It’s a unique plac...
Chabad-Lubavitch of Athens to preserve historic site as new center for Jewish life at University of Georgia
Georgia’s historic Camak House, which sits on a two-acre property in downtown Athens, will come alive once again when Chabad-Lubavitch of Athens completes preservation and refurbishment of the 188-year-old home and property. Once the residence of James Ca...
Award in recognition of Chabad’s contributions to Judaism worldwide
Citing the life-saving activities of Chabad-Lubavitch in Ukraine as a prime example of an ongoing contribution of Jewish life around the world, Israel’s President Isaac Herzog presented Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch—the educational arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch ...
The Kindertransport orphan who became one of Jerusalem’s most prominent rabbis
As the head of the Eida Hachareidis rabbinical court in Jerusalem since 2003, Rabbi Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss was among Israel’s most revered and influential Torah authorities and communal leaders, a consummate scholar who previously served as one of the rabbi...
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