The world’s oldest known complete Sefer Torah, which was discovered about six months ago, confirms that the Alter Rebbe was correct regarding the spelling of the words ‘Petzua Daka’ – ending ‘daka’ with an Aleph rather than a Hey.
Last night, Rena Finder, one of the roughly 1,200 survivors rescued by Oskar Schindler, told her story to more than 400 people gathered at Chabad of Naples, FL.
On the northwestern slope of the iconic mountain that gave Montreal its name, the Borough of Outremont is a mix of stately but crumbling townhouses, converted warehouses, sleek luxury condo buildings, rambling mansions, and bars and boutiques common to an up-and-coming urban community.
On Sunday night, as residents of Hong Kong were ushering in the Chinese New Year, members of Hong Kong’s Jewish community—men, women and children—took the streets, quite literally, to distribute food packages to the city’s homeless.
Twenty cents an hour. That is all some employees in America get for their hard work, and only because of their disabilities. Big change is way past due, and advocates spent the day on Capitol Hill lobbying congressional and other leaders to make it happen.
Two Boca Raton residents have filed a federal lawsuit against their city alleging it provided special treatment to the Chabad of East Boca, directed by Rabbi Ruvi New, by allowing it to build a new center on Boca Raton’s barrier island.
While he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont, U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders defended Chabad of Vermont’s public menorah, one of the first politicians in the country to do so. He later declared the Rebbe’s birthday, Yud aleph Nissan, as Education Day, which the Rebbe personally thanked him for in a letter.
A Jerusalem court issued a verdict ordering a young Lubavitcher woman to pay some 75,000 shekels after she was sued by her prospective groom for cancelling their wedding just over 2 weeks before it was set to take place.
The University of Illinois has indefinitely suspended a softball player and suspended a men’s gymnast for their parts in vandalizing a Menorah in front of the Chabad Center. This was the third time the menorah had been vandalized this year.
Jedidiah Murphy has spent the last 15 years on death row in Livingston, Texas. Like all of the men in the Polunsky Unit, he’s been convicted of terrible crimes. On Oct. 4, 2000, high on cocaine, he shot and killed a 79-year-old woman, stole her car, and used her credit cards to purchase alcohol and cigarettes. Less than a year later, at the age of 25, he was sentenced to death.
Crown Heights accountant and financial adviser Asher Lieblich recently published a book titled “The Gift of Wealth,” whose theme is time-tested strategies to build, protect, and preserve wealth. He recently hosted a book-launch event and seminar, followed by a question-and-answer session, which was attended by 150 members of the community.
Rabbi Yehoshua Binyamin (Josh) Gordon, the beloved Torah scholar, congregational rabbi and educator who taught thousands of students around the globe through the world’s most widely viewed daily Torah classes, passed away yesterday in California after an extended illness. He was 66 years old.
Chabad Lubavitch of New Hampshire, led by Rabbi Levi Krinsky, has opened a field office in downtown Manchester at 1117 Elm St. to meet the needs of the Jewish staffers and volunteers in the lead up to the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, which takes place today.
The Chabad Yeshiva of Frankfurt, Germany, celebrated its 15th year anniversary with a Siyum Sefer Torah, dedicated by Vladi Izraelit in memory of Lev ben Grisha. “A Simcha like this hasn’t been seen in Frankfurt for many years,” said a Jewish community leader who was in attendance.
The excitement is mounting around the The Meaningful Life Center’s 2nd MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest as MLC announced the first list of prestigious judges for this year’s contest (the list is in formation, with more judges to be confirmed shortly).
Arrested on charges of smuggling drugs, a soon-to-married Israeli couple have found themselves in a real-life nightmare after they were arrested in a Ukrainian Airport with two pounds of marijuana in their luggage. Relatives claim that they were framed and have launched a Pidyon Shvuim fund to help cover the legal fees ahead of their trial, which is set for February 25th.
EnerJew, the FJC’s leading project for Jewish teenagers, opens 2016 with its powerful annual coordinators seminar, taking place this week in Baku, Azerbaijan. The four-day seminar, attended by over 50 coordinators from 25 cities that participate in the project, consists of a wide range of professional workshops, lectures, classes, brain storming sessions and much more.
As testament to 35 years of service to the Jewish community of St. Louis,Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Shiffy Landa was honored last week with the Jewish Professionals of St. Louis (JProStl) Career Achievement Award. The award is presented to an experienced professional—Landa is co-director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis, and Judaic-studies coordinator and a teacher at the Epstein Hebrew Academy in the city—who has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication and effectiveness throughout her career.
Preparing for the New Hampshire primaries next week, the presidential candidates and their volunteers will do almost anything to win the votes of the Granite State’s citizens. They’ll even make house visits.
A state-of-the-art Chabad educational center will soon rise in the Highland Lakes neighborhood in Northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida.
This past week, the weekly women’s discussion group at the Levi Yitzchak Library hosted Crown Heights professional organizer and owner of Home Refined Shayna Cohen.
Prosecutors fighting to keep the accused murderer of Rabbi Yosef Raksin, Deandre “Big Boy” Charles, behind bars before the trial begins, argued during a bond hearing Wednesday that they found the rabbi’s DNA inside a getaway vehicle they linked to the crime scene.