A grand outdoor Simchas Beis Hashoeva took place in Monsey on Sunday Chol Hamoed Sukkos, where thousands of men, women and children participated in dancing, singing and celebrating Zman Simchaseinu.
With overdoses, substance abuse and many forms of addiction making national news, the Jewish community has not been edited from those tragic headlines. In fact, the statistics are dangerously growing with minimal sustaining solutions to the problem among all Jewish denominations. After traveling to over 600 Jewish communities in the world, this catastrophic problem did not escape the attention of Dr. David Nesenoff who this year opened Tikvah Lake Recovery, a very unique oasis for those who need to overcome their addictions, along with his son Rabbi Adam Nesenoff.
Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Puerto Rico, and assistants on the ground have been working nonstop on recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria plowed over the island on Sept. 20. A 30-hour fundraising campaign was launched on Oct. 16 to assist residents, many of whom remain without power and potable water.
The childhood home of Likud ideological forebear Ze’ev Jabotinsky in Odessa, Ukraine, will be turned into a historic site rather than be demolished, following the efforts of Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara and Chabad emissary to Odessa Rabbi Avrohom Wolff.
The Jews of Kiev, from young to old, celebrated the holiday of Sukkos with a variety of activities that were even more successful than the Shluchim themselves could have imagined.
LIVE BROADCAST: In 5716 (1956) a murderous terrorist attack in Kfar Chabad left the country devastated. The Rebbe sent a special group of Shluchim to uplift them and bring them the spirit of 770. Now, for the first time ever, all the 12 Shluchim are coming together from across the world for a reunion, to recount their historic visit.
Thursday was a special evening for the Jewish community in Richmond, for more than one reason. Not only was it the joyous holiday of Simchas Torah, but the Chabad Center of Richmond was in possession of a very significant artefact saved from one of the most traumatic events in modern Jewish history.
Russia has for years refused to comply with a US court order to return a collection of Chabad books and texts seized in the early 20th century. The case could present new diplomatic and legal challenges for the Trump administration.
The NYPD is investigating a possible bias crime after someone vandalized a Chabad sukkah on the Upper East Side.
The city of Chicago has forced an area Chabad center to close after inspectors found it to be under breach of building code violations.
Eccentric Jewish billionaire Leonardo Farkas distributed 100 dollar bills to anyone who agreed to sing a Chabad Niggun at the Western Wall on Tuesday, Kikar Hashabbat reported.
On the yahrtzeit of Mendel Brikman, OBM, his family and friends recall a man who impacted many during his brief life of forty-three years.
Under the auspices of Shaul and Beverly Spigler, Jews all across Rural and Regional Australia were able to participate in record breaking Jewish programs during the Month of Tishrei.
Chabad of Orange County, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, held a community “Shakshukah in the Sukkah” at the Burston home in Monroe, New York. The event featured a gourmet Israeli Breakfast spread, a dynamic fire show, and enabled more than 100 people to partake in the mitzvos of Sukkos.
Chabad of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) hosted their 18th Annual Sukkot Luncheon in the City on Monday. In attendance was the Mayor of Melbourne, the Honorable Lord Mr. Robert Doyle.
An estimated 1,500 buildings have been destroyed and more than 75,000 acres have burned in eight counties as a result of the fires that started on Sunday night in Northern California. At the same time, a brush fire in Anaheim, in Southern California, has been making its way towards homes and buildings, necessitating more than 1,000 firefighters to battle the flames.
All lanes of the upper level of the Brooklyn-bound side of the Verrazano Bridge were blocked Monday night, causing traffic delays. Included in the jam, which stretched for almost five miles, was a sukka mobile returning from a day of mivtzoim in the Staten Island area. The vehicle sat idle, but the Bochurim that were on it did not.
Rabbi Shimon Posner, Shliach of the Rebbe to Rancho Mirage, CA, penned a heartfelt and personal letter to the family of Dr. Yitzchok Block, OBM, describing the tremendous positive effect he had on all who encountered him, which he kindly allowed us to share with our readers.
New Hampshire’s head Shliach, Rabbi Levi Krinsky, along with Upper Valley (Dartmouth College) Shliach Rabbi Moshe Leib Gray, met this week with U.S senator, Maggie Hassan (D-NH).
Rabbi Yechezkel Lazar, son of Russia’s Chief Rabbi and senior Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Berel Lazar, has moved to — and intends to lead the Jewish community of — Simferopol, capital of the Republic of Crimea, which was forcibly annexed from Ukraine by the Russian military in 2014.
A drama-filled, new course from JLI, Great Debates in Jewish History offers a glimpse into six pivotal disputes that engulfed the Jewish people at different periods and have a lasting impact today.
A former teacher at a Chabad nursery school in London is suing the institution for religious discrimination, claiming she was fired for living with her boyfriend.