On Sunday, Hei Teves/December 8th, hundreds of thousands of people across the Tri-State area tuned in to the Chanukah Telethon of Chabad of Mineola, Long Island. This annual broadcast is a beacon of ‘Yiddishkeit,’ spreading the warmth of Torah and tradition while demonstrating the most essential quality of Judaism – helping those in need.
A 12 year old West Hempstead girl who bowed out of a National Table Tennis tournament last winter because it conflicted with Shabbos, took first place honors at this year’s Jewish Kids Got Talent competition, beating out eight other finalists in the annual contest.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Maggid Shiur in Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of Asara B’Teves for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
It was the last night of Chanukah, December 26, 1992. We had just lit the last Chanukah candle and my father was driving me to the airport. As we drove he told me, “Always remember that on the 8th night of Chanukah you left South Africa to begin a new life in Israel.”
Jewish students at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire learned about the love of the Land of Israel from Golani fighter Ziv Yitzhaki, who was wounded in the second Lebanon war.
Incoming Brooklyn Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, who set off a firestorm last week with a Facebook post that blamed some “knockout game” attacks on tensions between blacks and Jews, once invited a known race ranter to speak at her museum.
Greg Nathan (Sydney, Australia) and Cassy Atlas (Sydney, Australia)
Snow began to fall in Jerusalem Thursday morning, in has been described as the heaviest December storm since 1953. The winter weather system intensified across the country since it began Tuesday night.
Picture from the wedding of Zevi Gutleizer and Hindy Yarmak, both of Crown Heights, which took place Monday evening at the Razag ballroom.
Hadar and Chana Soroh Freida (nee Cohen) Crown (Jerusalem, Israel)
For the last six years, the living room in the small, Morgantown, W. Va., home of Rabbi Zalman Gurevitz and his wife, Hindy, has been packed with up to 35 guests each Friday night.
Chabad of Puerto Rico on Tuesday laid the cornerstone for its new Jewish Center in the San Juan metropolitan area’s Isla Verde tourism zone.
A new song on singer Lipa Schmeltzer’s latest album has listeners wondering if perhaps this time the colorful singer has taken things a step too far as he takes on an unusual topic: beards.
On Sunday, Hey Teves, the Talmidim of Cheder Menachem in Los Angeles, California were privileged to view the original copy of the first known existing letter written by the Rebbe to the Rogatchover Gaon in 1925. It is printed in Igros Kodesh, Chelek 21.
Every year on Hei Teves, the women of N’shei Chabad of Montreal organize a beautiful event, where ladies come together and celebrate Seforim.
The latest vehicle to be victimized by the wheel thieves operating with impunity and devastating car owners all over Crown Heights, was a BMW sedan parked on Brooklyn Ave. between President and Carroll Streets.
Levi Gourarie (Sydney, Australia) and Chaya Herbst (Melbourne, Australia)
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha - Vayechi. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: What can one do if he/she is experiencing low self esteem?
A doctor who developed the measles vaccine recently urged members of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities to vaccinate their children, noting that those communities who refused the 50-year-old vaccine were linked to a third of US measles cases last year.
Chaim and Dina (nee Flood) Schneider (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Every morning before the sun rises over South Florida, several members of Anash come together at the Beis Menachem Shul in Miami Beach for a Shiur on the Alter Rebbe’s Torah Ohr.
The South African Jewish community remembers Nelson Mandela, the country’s first democratically elected president, as a close friend, one with deep ties to prominent community figures and a partner in the decades-long effort to end apartheid.