U.S. Ambassador to Israel Joins Chabad in Packing Staples for the Needy

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Joins Chabad in Packing Staples for the Needy

Every day, dozens of local and visiting volunteers head to the Colel Chabad warehouse in Jerusalem to pack food staples to be distributed to thousands of needy families all over Israel. This month, the division of Colel Chabad known as Pantry Packers was joined by U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, his wife, Tammy, and the embassy staff.

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Today in Jewish History: Asarah (10) B’Tevet

On the 10th of Tevet in the Hebrew year 3336 (425 BCE), the army of Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar surrounded Jerusalem’s stone walls and laid siege on the city. This was the beginning of the end of the first Beit Hamikdash; on the 17th of Tammuz, 3338, the city walls were breached, and three weeks later, on 9 Av of that year, the Temple was destroyed and the Jews were sent into exile.

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Today in Chabad History: 5 Tevet

On the 5th of Tevet (Hei Teves) in 1987, the extensive library of the sixth Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, was declared as belonging to Agudas Chasidei Chabad Lubavitch. The U.S. Federal court issued this ruling after a lengthy, highly-publicized trial. The anniversary of this event is marked annually, by purchasing new sefarim (Jewish books) and studying them.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, December 13

From Imprisonment To Freedom

It’s a 220 year old celebration. And it happens all over the world. The 19th of Kislev, beginning at sunset on Monday evening and lasting through Tuesday, Nov. 27, will be marked globally with lectures and farbrengens—gatherings of people dedicated to the study of Chabad Chasidut—the mystical inner dimension of Torah study.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, November 27

TanyaClass.com Celebrates Completion of Fourteen-Year Series

What started as a class of ten people studying the Tanya at Chabad of the Upper East Side in Manhattan became a global network of thousands, from every walk of life, studying the foundational text of Chabad online. This week, fourteen years later, TanyaClass.com will celebrate the completion of the entire five-volume work at a grand farbrengen on November 27.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Monday, November 26

Why I Support Chabad

“Chabad is the only proactive outreach Jewish organization that I’ve seen in my adult life and that’s something I want to support ... I’m a son of Holocaust survivors—my mother was orphaned in the Holocaust, and my father escaped the Ghetto, so I have an opinion about the importance of Jewish continuity."

Staff Writer | News | Monday, November 26

The Case for Religious Freedom: the Struggle to Expand a NJ Synagogue

Rabbi Dov Drizin never imagined that his Chabad House would become the centerpiece of a federal lawsuit. Arriving in suburban Pascack Valley, New Jersey, he and his wife, Hindy, found “an incredibly welcoming and gracious community” that was very receptive.

Tzipora Reitman | News | Sunday, November 25

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