A memorial to the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s younger brother, R’ Dovber Shneerson, OBM, who was murdered by the Nazis YMS in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, was defaced with swastikas – the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents in the pro-Russian eastern half of the country.
On a crisp September morning in 2001, terrorists hijacked and slammed two airplanes into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in Lower Manhattan. Just miles away, Rabbi Elkana Shmotkin, executive director of JEM (Jewish Education Media), was hard at work on a new project.
In honor of Yud Alef Nissan, the Rebbe’s birthday, nine Mitzvah Tanks paraded through the streets of the Greater Toronto Area, bringing awareness of Pesach to thousands of Jews.
For a full month, each student of 7th and 8th grades of Lubavitcher Yeshiva-Crown St. gained and achieved on his own level with personal Hachlotos in honor of the Rebbe’s birthday. As a celebration of their tremendous success, the Talmidim were treated with a visit to the largest Trampoline Park in the world.
At around 2:00am Shabbos morning, two Molotov cocktails were lobbed at a synagogue in Nikolayev, located in the southeast of Ukraine, amid rising tensions between the country’s ethnic Russians and the newly instated pro-western government in Kiev.
A notice was posted on the door of the main Synagogue of Donetsk, Ukraine, and similar flyers appeared elsewhere in the city, demanding that all Jews appear at the pro-Russian-rebel-controlled municipal headquarters to ‘register’ and pay a fee, or else they would be forcibly deported.
The Jewish community of Chevron celebrated ecstatically with 500 visitors, led by 60 Shluchim in a program organized by the JLI, as they welcomed a new Sefer Torah at the local Chabad Center.
Binyamin Murray grew up on a poultry farm in rural Connecticut, learning to hunt with a bow, and catch fish in lakes and rivers. Spiritually, the 2006 University of Vermont graduate has traveled a long way from his secular upbringing: He’s studying for rabbinical ordination at the Rabbinical College of America, aChabad institution in Morristown, N.J.
Chabad in Israel teamed up with the Friends of the IDF organization to distribute over 200,000 handmade Shmura Matzos to Israeli soldiers around the country.
Despite the political instability sweeping through the city and the rest of Eastern Ukraine, the Jewish community of Kharkov joined together to celebrate the completion of a new Sefer Torah on the Eve of 11 Nissan.
Over 1,000 Jewish travelers breathed a sigh of relief when, after having been stuck for weeks in an Indian port due to a strike by Israel’s Foreign Ministry, a container of supplies needed by Chabad of Nepal to conduct the world’s largest Seder arrived just hours before the onset of Yomtov.
A fire last week in the Rohr Chabad Student Network of Ottawa building in Canada has damaged the home that serves as the communal gathering spot for Jewish students and as the residence for the area’s emissaries, Yocheved and Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky and their five daughters, ages 2 to 10.
Mr. Greens and Mr. Clean, both Albany Avenue merchants, helped ease some members of the community’s Pesach financial burden by distributing donated and unclaimed clothes and shoes, as well as cases of quality produce to needy families in Crown Heights.
Once again this year, the teachers of Oholei Torah were given helping hand in relieving the financial burden of the cost of produce and poultry ahead of the upcoming Yom Tov of Pesach.
A grand Mitzvah Tank Parade was organized in Melbourne, Australia this past Thursday, celebrating the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s birthday, the 11th of Nissan.
An urgent conference was held last night to address the recent tragedies that have befallen the Chabad community in general and the family of Shluchim in particular over the past few months.
Thousands of children from across Israel gathered today at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem for a rally to mark the Rebbe’s birthday, organized by Tzivos Hashem in the Holy Land.
64 Mitzvah Tanks rolled through the streets of New York City today in honor of the Rebbe’s 64 years of leadership and his 112th birthday.
Tze’irei Agudas Chabad of Israel, under the leadership of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Aronov, has just successfully wrapped up its annual ‘Pesach Fair,’ held at the ‘770’ in Kfar Chabad.
50 seventh graders from Crown Heights’ Yeshivos competed against each other in the grand Halichos Olam Chidon, testing their knowledge of the laws of Tefilin in front of an audience of parents, teachers, community members and fellow students.
Rabbi Dovber Grunblatt‘s 7th grade class at Cheder at the Ohel was honored to have Rabbi Shmuel Horowitz farher them on his own sefer, Shevach Yekor, on the laws of Tefilin and other things related to the age of Bar-Mitzvah.
Darkness enveloped the five members of the Hike 4 Friendship team as they sat together in the Grand Canyon’s Cave of the Domes. It was Day Two of the hike, and inside the cave was a group of twenty five Boy Scouts. Having all turned off their flashlights, a unique serenity surrounded them deep in the dry cave.