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Serving residents and IDF troops near the Gaza border
Undoubtedly, there is no city in the world that suffers as much from continuous artillery bombardment throughout the year as the southern Israeli city of Sderot. Located less than a mile from northern Gaza, Sderot (population 27,000) has been under regula...
Synagogues, homes, businesses and vehicles ransacked and burned
In what the city’s mayor described as “Kristallnacht”—the unimaginable experience of a murderous pogrom aimed at the Jews living in a city in central Israel—residents of Lod were attacked by stone-throwing Arabs; Molotov cocktails were hurled at Jewish ho...
Israel hits back at terrorist infrastructure in Gaza
Updated at 4 p.m. ET JERUSALEM—Residents of Tel Aviv and the rest of central Israel took shelter tonight amid the sounds of wailing air-raid sirens followed by a terrifying series of explosions, as terror groups in Gaza launched more than 100 missiles at ...
Jewish community houses evacuated as fires continue to burn
In the midst of a raging wildfire at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, a campus rabbi braved the flames that were engulfing nearby buildings to salvage a Torah scroll and other sacred objects from the Jewish student center. The blaze began in t...
Shterna Wolff oversees the expansion of the Chabad center in Hanover
When Rabbi Binyamin Wolff passed away in Hanover, Germany, at the age of 43 last April following a brief illness, he left behind his wife, Shterna; their eight children; and a shocked and devastated Jewish community. But the tragedy has not deterred Shter...
Rabbi Mendy and Mazal Sternbach to establish a Chabad center in Lagos, population 17.5 million
When Mendy Sternbach first traveled to Nigeria from Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2014 as a 21-year-old rabbinical student to help out for the High Holidays, he didn’t expect that someday he would be putting down roots in Africa. But year after year, something drew ...
Broadcast on parshat Chayei Sarah
If this was an ordinary year, Rabbi Danny Cohen would be preparing to host record crowds at Chabad of Hebron’s annual Shabbat Chayei Sarah mega-gathering located near the Me’arat Hamachpelah (“Cave of the Patriarchs”). But due to the coronavirus, few thin...
A long and steady return to Jewish observance following a dollar from the Rebbe
Israeli actor and film director Yehuda Barkan, a “wellspring of joy” who embarked on a 35-year spiritual journey rediscovering his Judaism following a brief encounter with the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—passed away on Oct. 23 ...
“They offered me a home I never had,” says Susan Moss of Long Island
Susan Moss, 76, says she always had a deep thirst for Judaism. Growing up in Queens, N.Y., synagogue membership fees were prohibitive for her family, and she didn’t have much connection to her heritage. She recalls following her friends to Hebrew school a...
Let the marriage go on says Rabbi Shneur Landa. The big party can wait
Rabbi Shneur Simcha and Moussia Landa have directed Chabad on Campus in Netanya, a seafront city in central Israel just North of Tel Aviv, for the last seven years. One of the rabbi’s greatest honors during that time, he says, was conducting marriage cere...
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