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Rabbi Bentzion Butman rallies Phnom Penh Jewish community to assist a visitor
When David Ginsberg fled from China to Cambodia back in February earlier this year to escape the quickly spreading coronavirus pandemic, he had no idea that matters would develop into the stuff of horror movies. A native of Philadelphia, Ginsberg was born...
Chabad out in force worldwide to enable everyone to celebrate the holiday safely
With safety and precautions top of mind, Chabad-Lubavitch is calling for anyone able to construct their own sukkah and obtain their own lulav and etrog with the goal of, wherever possible, safely sharing the holiday celebration with those around them, if ...
Founded and led Ahavas Chesed for people with a wide range of medical needs
Rabbi Avraham Lider, a tireless activist who dedicated his life to helping others with medical emergencies and other needs, passed away suddenly on Sept. 18, the first night of Rosh Hashanah, 5781, from a heart attack. He was 61 years old. The rabbi was a...
Observing the holiday on an island split by the coronavirus pandemic
Rabbi Moishe Chanowitz never imagined that he would be the first person in 350 years to serve as the bridge over an international border on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. But this year, he will be doing just that: For Rosh Hashanah, he will be headin...
Chabad brings the sound of the shofar, and holiday’s message of hope and faith, to millions
As 5780 comes to a close, and the Jewish people prepare to turn their expectant eyes and heartfelt prayers to G‑d for a good and sweet new year, Chabad centers are working feverishly to put the finishing touches on an unprecedented variety of services for...
A portrait of the Rebbe inspired Los Angeles benefactors
When Rabbi Moshe Levin of Los Angeles received a call one day in August from his friends, Yosef and Alona Cohen, he was quite taken aback, to say the least. “Rabbi, can you please help us figure out how to donate face masks to protect against COVID-19 to ...
International mitzvah program brings singles and young families together
It’s becoming a familiar storyline: As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, life in urban centers across the world is almost entirely disrupted, and so young urbanites are fleeing the metropolises for smaller, quieter places. Suburban realtors talk of the i...
Innovative programs for synagogues, homes and outdoor spaces around the world
As Rosh Hashanah approaches amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, Chabad-Lubavitch around the world is responding by increasing and expanding High Holidays services and activities everywhere. While there’s obviously no replacement for the traditional model o...
Hundreds who recovered from the coronavirus line up in Brooklyn to aid strangers
The line of Orthodox Jews in Chassidic dress stretched out the door Wednesday afternoon in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. This wasn’t a wedding or a prayer service; these were volunteers coming out in droves to donate plasma to be used i...
New Jersey father recalls a decades-old tipping point as a visiting college student on the road
Sometimes, all it takes is a billboard. In the middle of Oklahoma, no less. Seth Feldman grew up in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., where, in his words, “everyone was Jewish.” In an environment like that, being Jewish was only natural, and young...
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