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Rabbi Moshe Margaretten has helped dozens escape war-torn Afghanistan, including the women’s national soccer team, with more on the way
It reads like a fantastical plot: Afghanistan’s government falls to the Taliban, a group bent on undoing decades of progress. Thousands desperately trying to escape the incoming radical regime are left stranded and families are wrenched apart. Many of the...
A year after arson, Chabad at University of Delaware unveils plans for a new home
One year on, the horror and pain of losing their beloved Chabad House to arson has given way to hope and rebirth—just in time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. For Rabbi Avremel and Shulie Vogel, the events of Aug. 25, 2020—when they looked in disbe...
Educator, rabbi and judge speaks to Chabad.org in a wide-ranging interview
Fifty-eight-year-old Rabbi Justice Marcus Solomon is a graduate of Chabad-Lubavitch yeshivahs in Australia, Israel and America. He was ordained as a rabbi before going on to study law in his native Australia. In 1987, he and his wife, Linda, married in Pe...
Istanbul’s Rabbi Mendy Chitrik tweets his three-week trek across centuries of Jewish life
Sometime between the first and second centuries, a discussion was brewing in ancient Israel among the rabbis of the Mishnah. The burden of history and future lay on their shoulders; millennia of Jewish tradition would be based on their word. On this day, ...
“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 ...
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