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IDF Soldier Jailed for Accepting Chanukah Doughnut

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.

Lazar: Not Coincidence Town of Lubavitch in Russia

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.

CTVP Mobilizes to Aid Israel Fire Victims

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.