Photos: Ukraine Shluchim Gather in Dnepropetrovsk

The team of Chabad Shluchim operating in the Eastern European nation of Ukraine, which is currently embroiled in a war with Russian-backed separatists in the east, gathered in the city of Dnepropetrovsk for a regional Kinus to share ideas and inspiration. The kinus was hosted by Shliach and chief rabbi of the city Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzky, and was attended by Merkos vice-chairman Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky.

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In the Ancient City of Hebron, Chabad Center Celebrates a Special Bar Mitzvah: Its Own

It’s impossible to know how many bar mitzvahs have been celebrated in this most ancient of Jewish cities in the last 3,700 years since the patriarch Abraham purchased his family’s burial plot here. It’s just as difficult to determine how many Chassidic celebrations and milestones have been marked since the second Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe—Rabbi Dov Ber, known as the Mittler Rebbe—purchased property in this holy city more than 200 years ago.

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Chabad House in Latin America Seeking Bochurim for Tishrei

A Chabad House in Latin America is looking for 2 Bochurim to help for Tishrei, beginning before Rosh Hashana until after Simchas Torah

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Chabad of Mineola: ‘Thank You Police!’

With the recent scourge of Police personnel being attacked around the country, Chabad of Mineola, NY, has launched a new ‘Thank You Police Officer’ project.

3 Chabad Campus Rabbis Have Led 100 Birthright Trips

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Three Chabad Rabbis from Delaware, Illinois, and California, hold the record for the most Taglit-Birthright trips led, with an astonishing 100+ trips between them. The rabbis, who are all in their 50s, describe the trips as energizing experiences and have no plans of slowing down.

Handwriting Analyst to Present Workshop

In honor of Rosh Hashana, and the season of introspection it heralds, The Beis Medrash Women’s Circle of Crown Heights will be hosting noted graphologist Yaakov Rosenthal, who is well-respected for his work exploring the intricate ways that handwriting reflects the personality and mind of its creator.

Op-Ed: Protecting the Religious Liberty of Yeshivas

Writing for the New York Post, Crown Heights lawyer and activist Eli Federman and Jason Bedrick of the libertarian think tank The Cato Institute make the case that the efforts of activists petitioning the government to force Orthodox-Jewish schools to teach secular subjects are misguided, against the spirit of American religious liberty, and bound to fail.

Minister Reiterates Opposition to 2-State Solution

A delegation of The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) met with Israeli Science Minister Ofir Okinus this week and presented him with the popular Psak Halacha (Halachic verdict) signed by leading rabbis in Israel and abroad forbidding the surrender of even one inch of land currently under Israeli control because it will lead to bloodshed and instability in the region. This Halachic verdict which was first issued in 1993 carries the signature of hundreds of rabbis living then and rabbis living today with additional signatures added from year to year.