Cop Impostor Brandishes Gun, Threatens Driver

A Brooklyn man was indicted for a daring crime spree near the corner of Utica Ave. and Lincoln Place in Crown Heights, in which he allegedly impersonated a police officer, pulled over a van, brandished a gun, and threatened to kill its driver.

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Picture of the Day: A Raisin-Filled Surprise

Nursing home resident Kate Friedman is pleasantly surprised by a gift of challah from students Aaron Friedman and Sarah Crawford, who are accompanying Rabbi Boruch Shmuel Liberow of the Chabad Student Center of Boca Raton, FL. The trio were delivering Challah to nursing home residents and other local needy in advance of Rosh Hashanah.

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1/3/13

NPR Profiles ‘Roving Rabbis’ in Rural West

On Sunday, NPR radio ran a feature broadcast on two Chabad Yeshiva students traveling through rural Arizona this summer as part of the ‘roving rabbis’ program. The two Bochurim, Zalman Refson and Yaakov Kaplan, were interviewed for the program, along with a couple of isolated Jews they encountered on their travels.

Story: Yom Kippur with Boris

For many years, Rabbi Col. Fishel Jacobs has served as Chabad’s emissary to Israel’s prisons, where he visits incarcerated Jews and provides them with refreshments, words of encouragement and the opportunity to perform several Mitzvos. The following is an excerpt from his soon-to-be-released memoir, titled Coffee Melts Bars, in which he recounts a Yom Kippur encounter with a hulking middle-aged Russian-Jewish convict named Boris.