Eldar Hughes, a 31-year-old man from Kfar Saba, was attacked tonight, Motzei Shabbos by Arab assailants near a Chabad House in the Israeli town.
Chana Hirschowitz, a student at Ohel Chana Seminary in Melbourne, Australia, describes the momentous day of Chof Beis Shvat experienced this year by the students of Ohel Chana.
It has been 75 years since the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory, a refugee from Communist Russia, Nazi Germany and war-torn Europe—arrived on America’s shores in 1940, on 9 Adar, 5700, which corresponds this year to Feb. 28, 2015. And in that time, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement has developed into a vibrant presence in Jewish communities around the nation and the world, with the most dramatic recent growth taking place among young families.
Hundreds of Shluchim and Jewish Community Leaders from across Russia gathered in Moscow today, Thursday, for the annual conference of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia.
It is well below freezing outside, but inside BerMax Caffé + Bistro, patrons are sipping hot soup and lattes, enjoying a rare Winnipeg experience: kosher dining in a smart, upscale eatery.
March 16, 1944, the Nazi army invaded Hungary and the home of Holocaust survivor Rabbi Nissen Mangel. By the end of May, his family was in Auschwitz. “I was in the threshold of death,” Mangel said. “In a year in these death camps day in and out. I was in complete danger of death.”
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Tzivia Bravman, OBM, a survivor of Stalin’s USSR who helped the Rebbe’s father during his exile in Kazakhstan and a veteran member of the Kfar Chabad community since 1951. She was 90 years old.
An explosion on Sunday rocked a peaceful demonstration in the eastern city of Kharkov, Ukraine, killing three people and injuring nearly a dozen others. The march celebrated one year since the events last February at Maidan Square in Kiev, which led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, who is now in exile in Russia.
Today, Vov Adar mark’s ten years since the passing of Reb Michoel Teitelbaum, OBM. Reb Michoel, together with his wife, Rebbetzin Esther Teitelbaum, are known to be the founders of Mossad Chinuch Oholei Torah, the largest Chabad yeshiva today. What many may not know, is the long history of mesirus nefesh that Reb Michoel had back in Soviet Russia.
Hundreds of Rabbis received basic training in first aid and self-defense at a conference organized by the Rabbinical Centre of Europe and the European Jewish Association. The annual conference, which was this year held in Prague, Czech Republic, brought together community leaders from across the European continent, with participants given basic training in self-defense and first aid following a recent spate of terror attacks across the EU.
A record number of 1500 Jewish teens from 10 countries will be hosted at a Shabbaton weekend Feb 27-March 1, at the Cteen International Convention in Brooklyn, NY.
The excitement was palpable and the inspiration contagious as hundreds of submissions poured in to the Meaningful Life Center’s inbox hours before the MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest deadline last Thursday night, surprising MLC staff and judges with the sheer number of participants – over 500 essays – committed to learning, researching and writing an original essay on the application of Chassidus to a life challenge.
Dozens of rabbis from all across Europe have gathered in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, for an annual conference, hosted by the Rabbinical Centre of Europe, under the leadership of Rabbi Menachem Margolin.
Crown Heights musician Aron Niasoff has produced a new lively Purim dance track, which he is sharing with the community to stream and download free of charge. The track is perfect for Purim parties, Purim vehicles, or merely for one’s personal enjoyment.
For the families with a deceased parent, celebrating joyous occasions could be emotionally and financially difficult, to make it easier during these times, Colel Chabad, marked the Bat Mizvah of thirty-six orphans, in a joint celebration in Jerusalem.
In an interview with Israeli media, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett explained his fondness for Chabad, and described in detail how Chabad brought him to leading an observant lifestyle.
As the Royal Commission Hearings on Child Abuse rip through the heart of Australia’s Orthodox-Jewish community, one Sydney Chabad Shliach – Rabbi Danny Yaffe – wrote the following heartfelt open letter, which was published in the local Jewish Media outlet J-Wire.
On Chof Beis Shvat, Rabbi Y. Karp’s 5th grade class at United Lubavitcher Yeshiva-Ocean Parkway honored the Rebbetzin’s yahrzeit by making a siyum on Mishnayos Sukka, led by Hatomim Meir Levy. He concluded the mesechta beautifully, with a dvar Torah and explanation according to the Rebbe.
Chana Sharfstein is a fighter. Throughout much of her life she endured tragedy, struggles and many obstacles. This never deterred her, always fighting for what was right and in her eyes just. When her autistic daughter Zlatie passed away last year at the age of 53, it propelled her to continue to fight on behalf of people with special needs.
Chabad has become the center of an ongoing Israeli political battle dubbed by many ‘the war of recordings.’ Recently a decade-old recording was released in which Rabbi Meir Mazuz, the spiritual leader of the Yachad party, is heard attacking Chabad in nasty terms.
The Jewish community of Moscow, known for its inspiring congregation, spiritual leaders, educational institutions, state of the art museum and warm hospitality – has begun a new program calling Jewish youth from across the land to enjoy an inspiring Shabbat weekend.
Second Bite, an Australian organization which rescues supermarket food that has reached its use by date, has joined Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen, a soup kitchen directed by Chabad Shliach Rabbi Dovid Slavin, in a new initiative to get that food to those who need it.