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Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Revises Tablet Logo

Israel’s chief rabbinate updated the design of its official logo in which the Ten Commandments will now be depicted in a square rather than the familiar rounded shape. The change comes in time for Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the revelation at Sinai with the Ten Commandments and the Torah. This year, Shavuot falls on Sunday and Monday (May 24th 25th).

Remote U.S. Shluchim Gather in Portland

Many years ago, on the night the Rebbe asked that the world be divided into regions for purposes of regional Kinusim, those working on the project took a group of states from Mississippi to Washington – and many in between – and created a group they called the “Sheiris Hapleita.” Officially it was named the ‘Western Region,’ at the time encompassing about twelve Shluchim spread across twenty states.

Shliach Delivers Invocation at Post Office Dedication

On Monday, May 18, the Monroe post office held a ceremony to mark the naming of the post office for Gregg Wenzel, a Monroe native who died while working for the CIA. After the tragic events on September 11, 2001, Wenzel decided to serve his country and became a member of the CIA in the first post-9/11 recruitment class. At the age of 33, Wenzel lost his life while serving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 9, 2003.

12 Communities Worldwide to Get Torahs in Time for Shavuos

Shavuot marks the “giving of the Torah” at Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. That will have even greater meaning this year for 12 communities in four different countries that will be given their very own Torah scrolls for use by the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Beis Yisroel Torah Gemach.