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The cruel irony of the two photos: in one, the German chancellor with his arm around a 75-year-old Buchenwald survivor; in the second, an Israeli soldier arresting a demonstrator burning tires on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway
2,000 backpackers in Nepal and thousands more worldwide to attend Chabad seders
When 20-year-old rabbinical students Mendel Kastel and Mendel Lipskier arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, on very short notice in April 1989, they knew they had their work cut out for them. But they were ready. Preparing a large, communal Passover Seder is logi...
Every year, a new challenge and a new triumph
Nestled in the soaring mountains between India and China, Nepal has long held an allure for Israeli travelers. It has also had the distinction of being host to both the most well-attended and the highest Passover seders in the world, in Kathmandu and Mena...
In Israel for a visit, Rabbi Chezki and Chani Lifshitz receive appreciation for their work
Rabbi Chezki and Chani Lifshitz, co-directors of Chabad in Nepal, just spent some time in a completely different venue—the Knesset. They were invited there as official guests of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely, who wanted to formally rec...
Featuring the director of Chabad in Nepal, Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz, to share his incredible stories of life-saving activities following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. This event was broadcasted live from Flamingo, Canada honor of the Rebbe’s 21st Yahr...
Chabad emissaries and volunteers focus on concentric circles of care
Five weeks after Nepal was rocked by successive earthquakes, officials at Chabad say they’re using Talmudic logic to help them determine who to help first. “There are tens of thousands of people—families of grandparents, parents, children and little babie...
Buildings rattle in Kathmandu; many take refuge at Chabad center
Suffering its second major earthquake in less than a month, a powerful 7.3 magnitude quake shook Nepal today, with initial reports of dozens of deaths, thousands of injuries and significant damage in the eastern parts of the beleaguered South Asian nation...
Chabad works to acquire and distribute waterproof tents to the homeless
With monsoon season fast approaching, Chabad of Nepal is working feverishly to supply thousands of Nepali people with sturdy tents that will be able to withstand the annual gush of rain and pounding winds that are expected to hit the country, which is sti...
Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz and fellow rescuer Yehuda Rose fly to find the living—and the dead
With the body of 22-year-old hiker Or Asraf in the airport en route to Israel, Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz, co-director of Chabad of Nepal, says the grisly work of searching for Jewish remains continues in the wake of the April 25 earthquake that crippled the S...
With disaster has come loss; the daunting work to help the suffering in Nepal continues
Soon after Shabbat ended in Nepal, reports began to come in that the body of Israeli backpacker Or Asraf, 22, had been discovered by 20 of his former comrades from the elite Egoz IDF unit who had braved treacherous terrain to find him and were bringing hi...
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