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Remembering Rebbetzin Chana: Jewish Feminine Role Model

Dovid Zaklikowski | Features | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shofar In The Park

Dovid Zaklikowski | Features | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Train Crash, A Missing Spouse, A Day in the Life of Two Chabad Rabbis

Baila Olidort | Features | Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Interview: On The Art of the Halakhic Process With Rabbi Chaim Rapoport

Life without discipline may be more pleasurable but with halakhic discipline it is more meaningful. Jewish law is about the human responding to the Divine call.

Baila OLidort | Features | Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Community of Jewish Teens Grows On Boston’s North Shore

15-year-old Sasha Matusevich grew up on Boston’s North Shore. In many ways, the public school sophomore is your typical American teenager whose love for dancing made her drop out of Hebrew school at age 11.

Rishe Groner | Features | Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blog: A Sukkah Party In the Woods of Maine

A year ago, Yehudah Dukes of the Jewish Learning Network, paired me up with Robert. I lived in Australia and Robert, in the woods of Maine.

Yosef Hazdan | Features | Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pollinating New Holiday Growth

In Israel, honey jars fly off store shelves during the High Holiday season, when Jews pray for and wish each other a New Year filled with sweetness.

R. C. Berman | Features | Sunday, September 19, 2010

Israel’s Two Wheel Yom Kippur Dilemma

The origin of biking on Yom Kippur in Israel is murky, but it is ironically tied to the widespread reverence that Israelis—even secular ones—have for this holiest of Jewish days

R. C. Berman | Features | Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Israel: Secular Kibbutz Members Welcome Torah Study, Prayer

In Kibbutz Beit Alfa’s Children’s House, director Anat Lev is busy planning High Holiday activities with the local Chabad rabbi

R. C. Berman | Features | Monday, September 13, 2010

Rabbi Isaac Luria, Mystic for the Ages

Friday, July 16, marks the anniversary of the passing, of Rabbi Isaac Luria on the fifth of the Hebrew month of Av.

Mordechai Lightstone | Features | Friday, July 16, 2010

In Conversation: New Chabad Representatives To Mumbai

As a rabbinical student, I spent time in Mumbai helping the Holtzbergs. Gabi was a dear friend, and I knew Mumbai and the community. But after five months there, I knew I’d never want to live there. It’s not an easy place.

Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters | Features | Thursday, June 17, 2010

Beating Dyslexia: Michael Zarchin’s Story

In 1960, when Michael Zarchin was six years old, he had yet to learn to speak normally. He could not read, write, or understand basic math. Psychiatric and medical diagnoses ranged from challenged

Amihai Zippor | Features | Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dutch Government Acknowledges Failure To Protect Jews

On Wednesday April 28, members of the Dutch government apologized to Holland's Jewish community at the site of the former Westerbork concentration

Mordechai Lightstone | Features | Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Reaching For Heaven: An Observant Jew Navigates the Skies

n the cockpit of an Air France Airbus 330, about an hour after takeoff, on a flight from Paris to Senegal, with the plane safely on auto-pilot...

Features | Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lag B'Omer: Of Mystics and Merriment

More than a million people visit annually, but it is during the 24-hour period of Lag B’Omer that the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai really gets festive.

Dvora Lakein | Features | Friday, April 30, 2010

The Hidden Jews of Solano County

S. Fridman | Features | Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Greenbergs 17: A Leader in Every Time Zone

(lubavitch.com) Some call it “fate,” but the Greenbergs prefer “mission.” The children of Rabbi Moshe and Devorah Greenberg—there are seventeen in all—were raised in Bnei Brak, Israel. But today the family is dispersed around the globe in places as remote as Alaska, Ukraine, and Shanghai.

Features | Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Transition in Lubavitch: January 28, 1950

Today, the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Shvat, marks the sixtieth Yahrtzeit of the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn of Lubavitch.

Mordechai Lightstone | Features | Monday, January 25, 2010

Holocaust Survivors Find Social Support With Ivolunteer

Under Manhattan’s dazzling lights, Holocaust survivors met Tuesday at the Cooper Square Hotel’s magnificent penthouse, where they were joined by donors and volunteers in celebration and support of Ivolunteer.

Dvora Lakein | Features | Thursday, January 14, 2010

Major Jewish Philanthropist Explores Chabad's Russian Roots

Guma Aguiar is making up for lost time. Last week, the young billionaire sprinted through blizzard conditions in Russia and Ukraine, tracing the early history of Chabad in Haditch, where its founder, Rabbi Schneur

B. Olidort | Features | Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Allegheny vs. ACLU: Good for Chanukah

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that placing Chabad-owned menorahs in public spaces did not violate the establishment clause, it set a slab of precedent for Chabad centers to rest their menorah requests upon.

Rivka Chaya Berman | Features | Thursday, December 10, 2009

Scion of Chabad Musical Family Passes Away

Rabbi Shamshon Charitonow, an expert on Chasidic melodies and a survivor of Soviet oppression, passed away last Thursday, Nov 26, in Brooklyn. He was 91 years old.

Mordechai Lightstone | Features | Thursday, December 3, 2009

Remembering Mumbai: A Traveler’s Reflections On the First Yahrzeit

On November 26, 2008 at 9:45PM, two terrorists stormed the Chabad House in Mumbai, India. When I heard a CNN news report that members of Nariman House were being held hostage

Hillary Lewin | Features | Wednesday, November 18, 2009

U.S. Military Armory Is Transformed for Chabad Banquet

This Sunday evening, thousands will file into the Troop C Armory for the banquet session, concluding the International Conference of Shluchim.

Dvora Lakein | Features | Sunday, November 15, 2009

Have Bed, Will Host: Crown Heights Residents Host Travelers Year Round

The Crown Heights community’s hosting marathon begins in September, when thousands of visitors arrive for the High Holidays—often staying as long as six weeks

Sara Spielman | Features | Thursday, November 12, 2009