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Book Review: My Story

My Story: Forty-one individuals share their personal encounters with the Rebbe, Published by Jewish Educational Media

Miri Birk | News | Wednesday, November 15, 2017

From Air Force to Arizona Emissary

If I ever had any doubt that events in my life are divinely ordained, that certainly is a tapestry showing that I am, now, exactly where I'm supposed to be.

Mushkie Engel | News | Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jewish Students' Shabbat in NY

More than 1,200 students from 120 universities from around the world converged on Crown Heights last weekend for the annual Chabad on Campus Pegisha.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, November 9, 2017

Oh, Barcelona!

In a country where religion is often met with skepticism, and where being a tiny minority makes Jewish life “not easy,” this is remarkable, observes Axel Santilo a local businessman who has been involved with Chabad for many years. “We are up against a lot of prejudices.” Anti-Semitism. And ignorance. There are a lot of people who just don’t know. “People are always asking me, ‘What is a Jew? What is kosher?”

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, November 7, 2017

IL Governor Rauner Joins Chabad Emissaries in Prayer at Western Wall

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was joined by Rabbi Avraham Kagan of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois on a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem Tuesday night.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, November 2, 2017

Wordsmith: Tamim

The tamim is unflappable. He does not sway with the winds of change, nor bend to meet the expectations of others. He is a simple and straightforward person. What you see is what you get.

Shmuel Loebenstein | News | Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Keeping That Daily Appointment with G-d

What these books will do is give you the roadmap to find your own “Mezherich” so that you too can learn how to daven.

Chana Silberstein | News | Thursday, October 26, 2017

Israeli Minorities Find A Platform at Stanford University Chabad

Less than twenty-four hours before it was due to begin, an event scheduled to take place at Stanford University’s Hillel facility earlier this week was abruptly cancelled.

Ruthy Procaccia | News | Friday, October 20, 2017

A Shabbat Dinner for Wine Country Survivors

With California’s wine country reeling from this week’s horrific wildfires—the most destructive of their type in California’s history—Chabad of Sonoma County is rallying the forces to bring comfort and unity to a community ravaged by disaster.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, October 19, 2017

It Happened At The Dinner Table

It’s the only state in the U.S. where support for Israel is as official as its state-issued motor-vehicle license plates. In 2014, when entrenched hostility toward the Jewish state inhibited pro-Israel Americans from speaking out, South Carolina dug its wheels in.

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

For motorists stuck in traffic, a sukkah mobile sweetens the delay

The site of the illuminated musical mobile Sukkah amidst the standstill brought a smile to frustrated drivers crawling through the traffic.

News | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Moving Out

To get her sukkah to Inwood Park in Manhattan on Sunday, artist Shaina Denburg detached its walls. But even in pieces, it didn’t fit in her rented U-Haul.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Kathmandu Emissary Organizes Rescue on Yom Kippur

It was the night of Yom Kippur, and Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz was not in shul.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, October 2, 2017

Puerto Rico Chabad Coordinates Private Relief Planes

With Puerto Rico reeling from Hurricane Maria and island residents struggling to find basic items such as fresh water, food, and fuel, Chabad of Puerto Rico has been arranging shipments of supplies from the US mainland.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, September 28, 2017

Our Kitchen Hand

Brittany Karpin, 21, has autism and is non-verbal, yet feels right at home in this bustling kitchen that serves up 70,000 meals a year to the needy.

Mushkie Engel | News | Thursday, September 28, 2017

Remembering Rebbetzin Chana: Jewish Feminine Role Model

Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, a feminine role model of Jewish activism and proponent of Jewish scholarship, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and wife of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok, is being remembered today, on her yahrzeit.

Dovid Zaklikowski | News | Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A First for Sukkot in Shanghai

Rabbi Shalom Greenberg has celebrated Sukkot in Shanghai every year since 1998, but this year’s the first that he’s been able to legally import the traditional arbaah minim—four species—into Mainland China.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 25, 2017

Puerto Rico Chabad Rabbi Appeals For Help

It was the morning of Rosh Hashana, and the folks over at Chabad of Puerto Rico were preparing for the holiday as a category four hurricane moved in fast and furious.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 25, 2017

Dinner Raises Money for Free Meals in South Florida

How to raise money for dinner? Why, host a dinner, of course.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Mikvah in the Dominican Republic—Seventy Years Later

The newly-inaugurated mikvah in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic looks like any other Jewish ritual bath. Bricks of Jerusalem stone line the walls, the water is blue and clear, and the decor features light pastels.

Mushkie Engel | News | Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In Irma Aftermath, Campus Chabad Stays Put and Open

"A disaster like Hurricane Irma can be frightening, but it also brings people together and highlights the wonderful community on campus."

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 18, 2017

Finding Their Place: Israelis in America

It was the winter of 2011, and Rabbi Shmulik Gurary was driving up and down the streets of suburban Baltimore looking for a sign.

Rena Udkoff | News | Wednesday, September 13, 2017

St. Thomas: Preparing for Rosh Hashana Amid Irma Recovery

It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Irma smashed through St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 6, and Chabad Rabbi Asher Federman is making the rounds, surveying the damage as he speaks by phone.

Esther Gopin | News | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Battered by Irma, Chabad of Florida Organizes Relief Efforts

It was Friday morning as Floridians were bracing for Hurricane Irma, when Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, director of Tampa’s Chabad Young Professionals chapter, received a call from his colleague.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 11, 2017

Chabad of Bakersfield Cuts the Ribbon

After fifteen years of fostering Jewish life in sunny California, Rabbi Shmuly Schlanger and his wife Esther have finally opened the doors to the permanent home of Chabad of Bakersfield.

Nehama Silvers | News | Monday, September 11, 2017