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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
Rabbi Shlomo Noginski says conquering darkness with light is ‘the only way forward’
The rabbi who was stabbed eight times in an anti-Semitic attack in Brighton, Mass., on July 1, has proclaimed his resolve to train and ordain at least eight new rabbis who will join the Chabad-Lubavitch worldwide network in spreading the light of Torah. C...
Windows smashed in nearby synagogue followed by outpouring of Jewish pride
Seneca Park is a lovely patch of green shielded from the busy Dempster Street by the tan-bricked Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie, Ill. Seated around satin-topped tables in the park and hearing dozens of teens singing, “I’m a Jew and I’m proud,” it’s hard to im...
Lighting a symbol of the defeat of anti-Semitism under Nazis and Communism
For Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, the lighting of the 20-foot-tall public Hanukkah menorah in front of the towering Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw completes a circle. Reading about the ceremony some 1,300 kilometers to the west in Amsterdam, it...
It was latest in series of incidents at the University of Kentucky
A Jewish veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps is being hailed as a hero after he was injured in an anti-Semitic attack Saturday night during a menorah-lighting outside Chabad at the University of Kentucky Jewish Student Center in Lexington, Ky. As volunteers ...
A community and its leaders to gather for celebration and reflection
When Jersey City residents gather for a community-wide Hanukkah menorah-lighting and celebration on Thursday night, Dec. 10, there will be much on their minds. Thoughts of a horrific event just one year prior on this very date, reflections on an eventful ...
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...
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