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Purpose in Pudong

When Nechamie Greenberg and her husband Avraham moved to Pudong, China, in 2006, the section of Shanghai was only 20 years old.

Nechamie Greenberg | News | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Virginia Tech Fights Back

It was another ordinary Saturday afternoon when Chabad Rabbi Zvi Yaakov Zwiebel stepped out of the Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center, located just across the street from Virginia Tech University, to find the lawn littered with over a hundred leaflets bearing hand-drawn swastikas.

Esther Gopin | News | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

G-d Doesn’t Work For Me

Highland Park, Illinois, is an affluent suburb north of Chicago where Michla Schanowitz and her husband Rabbi Yossi serve as directors of North Suburban Lubavitch Chabad.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Made In The Image of G-d

With the number of cremations now surpassing the number of burials in the United States, many rabbis have been moved to take a proactive approach and educate their communities about Judaism’s view on death, burial and the afterlife.

Rena Udkoff | News | Monday, March 20, 2017

The Great Jewish Food Debate Comes to U. Penn

For the past 71 years, philosophers, noted academics and Nobel laureates have come to argue whether the Hamantash, the pastry traditionally eaten on Purim, is greater than the Latke, the potato pancake eaten on Chanukah.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Holiday Highlights: Festive Purim Celebrations Brighten up Moscow’s Winter

Thousands of people took part in more than a hundred different events that were held in Moscow over Purim this year.

Shie Deitsch | News | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mikveh Renaissance

For a growing number of women in the digital age of 2017, the ancient ritual of mikveh immersion is becoming the spiritual restorative of their choice.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, March 13, 2017

Purim Joy To Permeate Tel Aviv

With fifty designated "party points" located around the city, Purim in Tel Aviv is set to be an awesome experience.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, March 9, 2017

Unfurling The Scroll

Purim celebrates a familiar plot: A nation threatened with destruction is saved at the eleventh hour when its enemy’s plans are miraculously thwarted.

News | Thursday, March 9, 2017

Opposition Leader Bougie Herzog Visits Jewish Institutions in Moscow

Israeli Opposition Leader and head of the Zionist Union Mr. Isaac (Bougie) Herzog was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Parliament to visit Moscow this week.

Shie Deitsch | News | Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Chabad at University of Illinois Opens Hospitality House

Students and parents at the University of Illinois Urabana-Champaign now have a place to unwind and spend a quiet night.

E. Gopin | News | Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Flashback: Lubavitcher Rebbe Arrives in the United States

It was a typically brisk windswept March morning, that Tuesday back in 1940, which saw a crowd of several thousand at New York's pier 97, gathered there to witness what was to be one of the finest hours in Judeo-American history.

Lubavitch News Service-1965 | News | Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Mikveh Opens in Abuja, Nigeria

Jewish Women in Nigeria finally have a mikveh of their own. The new addition to Abuja—a clean and modern oasis in the literal and figurative Nigerian desert—brings an ancient practice to Jewish women in West Africa.

E. Gopin | News | Friday, March 3, 2017

Wordsmith: Iskafya

Iskafya is the mind showing the body who his boss. “So, mister,” says the mind. “You want to indulge in that indulgence? Do you? No. Not today.”

Shmuel Loebenstein | News | Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Conversations With The Conductor

For everyone who regularly recites Tehillim (or is ready to start), this is a book that will considerably deepen—even transform—the experience.

Chana Silberstein | News | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bibi Netanyahu Meets with Sydney Jewish Community and Australian PM

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited Sydney’s Central Synagogue Wednesday as part of an official diplomatic trip to Australia.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Life Sketches: Tefillin in the Eldridge St. Shul

This past summer, my wife and I and our 12-year-old daughter spent a few days in New York for her bat mitzvah. We love Jewish history so we visited the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Rabbi Yossie Denburg | News | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chabad at Wash. U Hosts Landfill-Free Shabbat Dinner

Chabad at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri held their first landfill-free Friday night dinner this past January, where everything not eaten was either composted, reused, or recycled.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, February 20, 2017

Chabad Opens in Mar del Plata, Argentina

It was just over a month ago, on the fifth of Tevet, that Rabbi Zalmi and Patsonia Lipinski relocated to Mar del Plata to open the 37th branch of Chabad in Argentina.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pursuing the Path of Peace

Empowered by the Rebbe’s vision, inspired by the Rebbetzin’s devotion and guided by the Torah, the ways of Chabad shluchos, together with their husbands, are clearly “ways of pleasantness, and all their paths are in peace.”

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Woman’s Strength

Shluchot from all corners of the world gathered to draw inspiration and knowledge from an extended weekend jam-packed with workshops and events at the International Conference of Shluchot. 3,500 women from 90 countries celebrated at the event’s banquet dinner, which took place Sunday, February 20.

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Life Sketches: 32 Year Later

During the holiday of Sukkot, our son, today the Chabad representative at the University of Madison, received a random $500 donation from someone in Colorado.

Faygie Matusof | News | Monday, February 13, 2017

Chabad at Stockton University Purchases New Center

When Rabbi Meir and Shaina Rapoport and their son Mendel moved to Galloway Township, N.J., in September of 2016 to serve the Jewish student body at Stockton University, they knew that they’d need a bigger space—and fast.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, February 9, 2017

If You Build It, You Will Come

Chabad of Columbia gets a new home, by the people for the people

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, February 6, 2017

Today in Jewish History: Yud (10) Shvat

Yud Shvat is one of the most important events in the Chabad-Lubavitch calendar.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, February 6, 2017