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“Pray for the welfare of the government, for were it not for the awe of it, men would swallow one another alive.” (Ethics of the Fathers, Chapter 3)

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Friday, January 20, 2017

Life Sketches: The Empty Seat

A gentleman comes over and asks if he could sit down in the empty seat next to mine. It is the only available seat left in the whole place. I introduce myself. “I know who you are,” he says. “You’re the chief rabbi here.”

Yosef Yitzchak Wolff | News | Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Portland, Oregon: School's Closed, But Chabad Preschool Takes Shabbat Party Online

In a unique and creative effort to compensate for all the fun children are missing at school, The Gan - Portland Jewish Preschool is taking its weekly Shabbat party online.

Staff Writer | News | Friday, January 13, 2017

Life Sketches: Tevye in the 99-Cent Store

I walked into the 99-cent store on Poway Rd. and noticed a man smiling at me so I gave him a big “Hello!”

Mendy Rubenfeld | News | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Israeli President Ruvi Rivlin Visits Tbilisi’s Great Synagogue

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Chabad of Vail Overturns 1970s Amendment, Establishes Religious Center

Chabad Jewish Center has just purchased a building to be used as its permanent home, overturning a longstanding amendment in the process.

E. Gopin | News | Monday, January 9, 2017

Yeshiva Offers Progressive Masters In Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy opens up a world beyond the rabbinate, for women and others who want to be involved in pastoral care.

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Australian Prime Minister Visits Central Synagogue in Sydney

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy joined the pre-Shabbat menorah lighting ceremony at the Central Synagogue of Sydney this past Friday.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, January 2, 2017

Life Sketches: The Pushka in My Hand

Mark,* the father of a six-year-old girl, recently lost his wife. I listened silently to his heartbreaking story. Was there anything I could do for my newfound friend? Anything I can say that would bring him comfort?

Shmuly Hecht | News | Monday, January 2, 2017

In Conversation With Géza Röhrig, Lead Actor of Son of Saul

Son of Saul actor Geza Rohrig talks with Lubavitch International about his role in the film, his poetry, and his journey to Chabad.

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, December 29, 2016

Overview: Chanukah 5777 in Moscow, Russia

For Russia’s Jews, the Chanukah holiday, its lights and message of religious freedom and the triumph of good over evil has particular resonance. Here are some holiday highlights.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hebrew Academy Attempts Guinness World Record for Biggest Latka

Bring on the puns: Huntington Beach community members, along with students and faculty of Hebrew Academy, took the adage “go big or go home” very seriously on Friday as they attempted to fry and flip the world's first 7-foot traditional Chanukah latka.

E. Gopin | News | Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Center for Jewish Life Dedicated in Stamford, CT

Situated on a prime two acres of land along one of Stamford’s busiest thoroughfares, the 20,000-square-foot center provides much-needed space for Chabad’s many activities.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, December 26, 2016

Who Is The Teacher In That Photo?

When you look at photographs of Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust, do you wonder who the people in this picture were. Did they survive the Holocaust? What were their names? And who are their children? Where are they now?

Leah Namdar | News | Monday, December 26, 2016

Book Review: For the Love of Truth

Peace and Truth. The two qualities are often at odds. It is easy to maintain the peace if we are willing to bend the truth, and easy to tell the truth if we don’t need to worry about who will be hurt by it.

Chana Silberstein | News | Thursday, December 22, 2016

Berlin Jewish Community to Step Up Chanukah Activities Following Attack

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Chabad of Aventura Breaks Ground on New Facility

Aventura Chabad’s new facility showcases incredible growth from trailer to multimillion-dollar center

Staff Writer | News | Monday, December 19, 2016

Prime Minister and Sarah Netanyahu Visit Great Synagogue in Astana, Kazhakstan

Bibi Netanyahu shares words from the Rebbe at Kazhakstan Great Synagogue

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, December 15, 2016

Illinois Governor Takes Dreidel for a Spin

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Gets a Gimmel

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Prime Minister Netanyahu Visits Chabad School in Baku, Azerbaijan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah met with children at the Azerbaijan Ohr Avner Chabad Jewish Day School today, where they spoke with the students the miracle of Chanukah.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Stapleton Community Unites Across Faiths To Combat Anti-Semitism

After encountering anti-Semitism in their community, Jews and non-Jews unite to show support in Stapleton

Esther Gopin | News | Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New Shluchim to Spring Hill, Florida

Rabbi Chaim and Seema Lipszyc will be moving to Spring Hill, Hernando County shortly after Chanukah to provide Jewish resources to the 3000 Jews living in Hernando County and nearby Citrus County.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, December 12, 2016

From Heartbreak to Hope

More than 700,000 children live in state-run institutions in Russia and Ukraine. Many go to bed hungry, never see the inside of a classroom and endure abuse, neglect, and deprivation. Approximately 8,000 Jewish children are orphaned and homeless throughout the former Soviet Union.

Rena Udkoff | News | Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wordsmith: Derher

The phrase “I hear you” is the linguistic equivalent of a homeless orphan with no siblings. It makes sense in English on a very practical level, but it is a phrase whose richness can only be fully realized in light of its Yiddish origins and philosophical significance.

Shmuel Loebenstein | News | Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Life Sketches: The Convert at Kol Nidre

It was 1991, our first year in Solon, and a week before our model Passover Seder when a woman in a local supermarket approached me.

Zushe Greenberg | News | Monday, December 5, 2016