A Spiritual Injection for Azerbaijan's Hidden Jerusalem

A Spiritual Injection for Azerbaijan's Hidden Jerusalem

Just about thirty miles from the Caspian Seashore, in the northeast of Azerbaijan, lies the only all-Jewish town outside of Israel and Kiryas Joel and New Square in the USA. Krasnaya Sloboda, or Qirmizi Qəsəbə in Azerbaijani was founded in 1742 by Fatah Ali Khan, the Muslim emir of the town of Quba, located on the other side of the river as a haven for the Mountain Jews. This Summer Chabad sent young Rabbi to invigorate the Jewish life there.

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They Biked Across America for Friendship

Chaim Weiss is about to enter his junior year of high school at a yeshivah in Far Rockaway, New York, with a summer experience under his belt that will rival that of most of his classmates. The sixteen-year-old was the youngest of a team of four cyclists who completed a six week, 3,100 mile ride across the breadth of the USA last Sunday raising $33,000.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, September 9

Buenos Aires: Tarnished Synagogue Returned to Former Glory

Knesset Israel Boca Barracas is a synagogue once more. Occupied by a squatter for the better part of two decades, the synagogue built in 1907 was desecrated when Rabbi Shneor Mizrahi discovered it six years ago. The Chabad representative to Barracas, a neighboring Buenos Aires district, determined to return the tarnished sanctuary to its former glory.

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, September 4

LifeTown: Reimagining Society, Redefining Inclusion

Set on five sprawling acres and surrounded by New Jersey’s hills and parks, LifeTown offers children and adults with special needs the opportunity to work, play, and learn together with their peers, with and without disabilities, in a rarefied setting of true integration.

Baila Olidort with Tzipora Reitman | News | Tuesday, September 3

Florida Chabad Tackles Mental Health Conditions

“I was shaken,” Ella remembers. “She told me how her mother walked in as she was swallowing pills, intent on ending her life. And I felt terrible that I had not noticed that this teen was struggling.” The warning signs were all there, Ella says, “But I didn’t recognize them.”

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Thursday, August 22

Under the Umbrella: the Orthodox Rabbi and the Irish Catholic Walk to Shul

It was raining that Shabbat and I would not be driving. And the Torah prohibits us from carrying on Shabbat, so I didn't have an umbrella either. What I did have was a nice Italian suit and a score of congregants waiting for me at the synagogue.

Rabbi Yizhak Hecht | News | Wednesday, August 21

Students And Stress On Campus: Chabad at Texas A&M

This fall, Chabad will partner with Houston’s Jewish Family Services to offer a comprehensive Mental Health First Aid Training Day. The eight-hour CPR-style course will cover depression, substance abuse, trauma, psychosis, and mood disorders. Trainees will learn how to identify and triage these issues in themselves and among their peers.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, August 15

Young Teenage Girls Learn How to Bake the Traditional Challah in Philadelphia

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