Survivor Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at 88

Born into a Jewish family, Lazar Abramovitch was supposed to have his bar mitzvah when he turned 13. Except he turned 13 in 1941, in the Soviet Union, a communist country where religions of all kinds were frowned upon, and a country that happened in that year to be newly involved in World War II, fighting Nazi Germany.

With 9 Dead in Matthew’s Wake, Chabad Reaches Out

With nine people dead, 2 million homes without power, and extensive flooding and property damage from Florida to North Carolina, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries reached out to their communities after the conclusion of the Jewish Sabbath to begin to assess the massive help that will needed. Hurricane Matthew continues to threaten the region with storm surges and torrential rains.