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The teachers' manual "The People of Israel are Alive" is being tested in the eighth grade class of the Ohr Avner Chabad-Lubavitch Day School in Dneprodzerzhinsk, Russia
Some 80 worshippers barricade themselves inside; killer live-streams anti-Semitic diatribe
After failing to get inside a synagogue where more than 80 people were attending Yom Kippur services in Halle, Germany, a heavily armed gunman shot two people dead, left explosives outside the synagogue and threw a hand-grenade into a nearby Jewish cemete...
Rabbi Shlomo Tawil was beaten by youths shouting anti-Semitic slurs
Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, director of Chabad-Lubavitch in Rosario, Argentina, was recovering at home after being assaulted by three youths on Sunday night during the holiday of Shavuot. According to neighbors who came to the rabbi’s aid, the attackers shouted a...
Synagogue attack spurs 150 to gather in a neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.
A dozen or so people lingered over the remnants of the Shabbat meal at Chabad of Bushwick on an unseasonably warm Friday night in mid-February, engaged in conversation with Rabbi Menachem and Chana Heller, who co-direct the popular synagogue and Jewish ce...
Rabbi to speak on Nov. 5 at Chabad in Hackensack, N.J.
Many rabbis have graced German soil through the ages—some famous, even luminous, like the great Rashi. Today, though, there is one who has the distinction of being one of the first German-born rabbis to be ordained in that nation after the Holocaust, with...
Gunman bursts into Sabbath-morning services and opens fire
A gunman shouting anti-Semitic epithets burst into Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa., and opened fire during Shabbat-morning services, killing at least 11. Six people were wounded, four of them police officers res...
Another mezuzah will go up as part of a public rededication ceremony planned for Jan. 18
A mezuzah will again go up on the doorpost of the Undergraduate Students Association Council at the University of California-Los Angeles, after having been forcibly ripped off multiple times in the past few years. It will be rededicated next week in the p...
Stressing light over darkness at the University of Virginia in the wake of recent violence
As Jewish students arrive over the next week for the new academic year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Shlomo and Channa Mayer will be there for them. They will be there for them as they always are, but ...
Nazi symbols painted on school entrance brings a community together
Alana Halperin says it’s not unusual to discover a swastika or other hurtful symbols scrawled or carved on school property at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Fla., a suburb north of Orlando. “It just happens sometimes,” says the 16-year-ol...
Rabbi and the university encourage all to show their support
Hundreds of students and other concerned citizens are expected to gather late Monday afternoon on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., to show their support for the Jewish community after more than 100 anti-Semitic leaflets were left on the gro...
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