New Shluchim to Alabama

Rabbi Kussy and Rosie Lipsker of Crown Heights will shortly be moving on Shlichus to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of the University of Alabama, where they will join the family of Chabad on Campus Shluchim operating in universities all over the world.

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Ukraine President: Racism Will Not Be Tolerated

A unique encounter between various Ukrainian religious leaders occurred on Tuesday in Kiev. The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and Rabbi Yonatan Markovitch, Kiev’s Chief Rabbi and Chabad emissary, were among the participants. During the encounter, a personal conversation took place between the two regarding the anti-Semitism in the Ukraine.

Letter & Spirit: The Meaning of ‘Hamokom Yenachem..’

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, in honor of Shabbos Nachamu, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he sends his condolences to the family of an academic who had a profound love for the Land of Israel. The letter was written in English through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.

Despite Fierce Opposition, East Boca ‘770’ Approved

After months of controversy and hours of debate, a large Chabad House at 770 E. Palmetto Park Road in East Boca Raton, FL won final approval Tuesday night from the City Council. After the decision, Rabbi Ruvi New hugged supporters, who wore matching white T-shirts emblazoned with the American flag with the slogan “We the people support 770.”