On Monday, the final day of the International Kinus Hashlucim, Vaad Rabonei Lubavitch conducted a Yom Iyun (Seminar) on the issue of Building and Maintaining a Kosher Mikvah, as per The Guidelines of the Rebbe Rashab, which ended with a tour of Crown Heights’ new women’s Mikvah – Mei Chaya Mushka.
For the second consecutive year, Rabbi Yitzchok Grossman, Chief Rabbi of Migdal HaAmek, visited the Chaya Aydel Seminary (CAS) in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Rabbi Grossman spoke to the young women about the year in Seminary, and how it will impact their lives forever.
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, a world-renowned lecturer who serves as the spiritual leader of the Boca Raton Synagogue, addressed a unique subject in his weekly column – how Chabad is revolutionizing the role of a Rebbetzin in Orthodox Judaism.
This year’s OK Kosher Annual International Conference brought Rabbinic Coordinators and Field Representatives from across the globe together for a full-day symposium.
Among five soldiers who are being disciplined for accepting what the IDF said were “inappropriate gifts” during the course of their service at IDF checkpoints was one female soldier who, according to a report on Israel Radio, “crossed a red line when she accepted food from civilians” – in her case, a jelly doughnut (sufganiya) distributed by Chabad chassidim in honor of Chanukah.
HaRav Yitzchok Raitport, a dear friend and loyal supporter of Oholei Torah, visited the mossad this past week.
When offered the choice of receiving a substantial gift for her Bas Mitzvah or using the money to sponsor a life saving device for her school, one child opted to get the defibrillator.
A rockslide buried Japanese tourist Akiho Sugiyama, who was trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, under heavy boulders. Luckily for her, a group of Israeli backpackers with a satellite phone provided to them by the local Chabad Shluchim was close behind.
Chanukah celebrations started early at Victoria’s Parliament House on Monday when Premier Daniel Andrews lit the Menorah.
Shliach to Montana Rabbi Chaim Bruk took to the pages of the Huffington Post to describe what it’s like to raise his special-needs daughter, Zeesy, who has GLUT-1 Deficiency, a disorder so rare that she is the only person known to have it in the entire state of Montana.
The mother of Dinush Rivkin, a four-year-old girl from Kiryat Malchi, Israel, for whom Jews around the world contributed over 1.5 million Shekels to help pay for a desperately needed surgery in the U.S., has reported on Facebook early this morning that the surgery was a success.
Chabad Hebrew School of Orange County, NY, decorated and presented cookies to cops to express their appreciation for all they do.
“Chabad’s acronym for Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge and its central philosophy and goals are remarkably similar to the mission of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.” These words, spoken by Dr. Redonda Miller, President of Johns Hopkins, at an elegant dinner on a balmy November evening on the Johns Hopkins campus, underscored an unusual relationship.
Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar highly praised the Russian people in an article published on Thursday by the Izvestia daily, a national paper. “A Russian person in his culture is oriented on love, kindness, openness,” Lazar wrote.
Call it the mitzvah-multiplier effect. Over the course of the past decade, the Florida-based, Chabad-affiliated Aleph Institute has sent thousands of Chanukah gifts to children whose parents were in the military or serving time in prison. Now, it is looking to get many others into the giving spirit as well.
A joyous celebration took place in the Chabad Shul in Paris on Sunday, as members of the community welcomed a new Sefer Torah to their midst.
A years-long dispute between two Chabad organizations over whose public Menorah claims the distinction as the world’s largest has ended up in front of the Vaad Rabbonei Lubavitch, which issued a definitive ruling yesterday.
Police and firefighters rushed to Kfar Chabad this morning after cars were trapped on roads subject to massive floods. In a dramatic scene caught on video, 8 persons were extricated from the flooding, four of them children.
An 18th century sefer that is the cornerstone of the Chabad Chasidic movement is about to become more accessible to English speakers with the release of a contemporary translation of the highly sought after work on Jewish thought.
Immediately upon returning from the convention of Chabad Shluchim in New York, Rabbi Menachem Kutner, Director of Chabad’s Terror Victims Project (CTVP) and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Freiman, Shaliach in Zichron Yaakov, began visiting families in that area who have been impacted by the terrible fires that raged everywhere. Fires that are the newest weapon in the terrorists’ arsenal of violence.
Richard Teitelman, who was the first blind and the first Jewish Missouri Supreme Court justice, died Tuesday at his home in the Central West End. He was 69.
Rabbi Zalman Deitsch, Chabad Shliach to Ohio State University, told The Algemeiner that he was prepared for Monday’s car-ramming and mass stabbing attack on campus. “No one lives in a bubble anymore,” he said.