Shliach’s Legacy Lives On in Paris’ Sinai Schools

Rabbi Hillel Pevzner was known to wear many hats. For much of the 60-plus years that the late rabbi lived in France, he was a teacher of an advanced yeshivah class, a day-school administrator, a sought-after authority on Jewish law and a spiritual leader of a historic congregation in Paris—all while raising six children with his wife, Echka.

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De Blasio Defends Opera Accused of Being Anti-Semitic

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday criticized his predecessor Rudolph Giuliani for objecting to the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of The Death of Klinghoffer and defended the Met’s right to stage the controversial performance that has been labeled anti-Semitic, the New York Daily News reported on Monday, hours before the play was set to open.

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Rambam Class Spans the Globe

by Rivka Chaya Berman

In a few short months, Marco Jenau will be completing the three-year cycle of the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah with “Rabbi Gordon Live” as he whips along Germany’s autobahn highway. Michael Hirsch, who has been streaming Rabbi Joshua Gordon’s classes on Torah and Tanya for years, will toast the completion with a slug of coffee as he studies at dawn on the east coast of the United States. During the wine dark night in Norway, Ole Mads Sirks Vevle will tune in for a class that started in Chabad of Encino, CA, and has grown into one of Chabad.org’s most popular online video classes worldwide.

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Story: Saved By His Faith

On the occasion of Reb Levi Yitzchok of Berditchov’s yahrzeit on the 25th of Tishrei, we present the following amazing personal story as related by a survivor of the holocaust, written by Rabbi Sholom Dovber Avtzon.