1 Million Pounds of Shmurah Matzah: How Passover Production Continues to Rise

Passover is around the corner, and handmade shmurah matzah is starting to pop up on supermarket shelves. Before long, it’ll be everywhere—from Costco to the White House. Demand for the traditional, round matzah has grown at a rapid rate in the last 60 years, and according to a survey conducted by Chabad.org, more than 1 million pounds of the handmade variety will be produced in the United States alone. To meet the growing demand, matzah bakeries around the world begin baking shmurah matzah as early as October, producing batches of the tasty, smoking discs.

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‘Soul Talk’ Online Course Reveals the Spiritual Reality Behind All Existence

Look around the world and observe a dizzying array of elements, movement, color and creativity. What’s behind it all? Is there purpose in the seemingly endless struggle for survival and the human quest to live better? Is the soul for real?

This Rabbi’s Picture Is Worth 10,000 Mitzvahs

A group of yeshivah students gathered at the bedside of Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz last week and presented him with a digital portrait composed of thousands of miniaturized images of men, women and children around the world doing mitzvahs in honor of his 46th birthday.

What About Purim For Women?

It is just before Purim in Crown Heights, and residents are putting the last touches on their plans for the holiday. Shalach manos have been created; children eagerly await the moment they can put on their costumes; and many men have already decided which farbrengens and other gatherings they plan to attend. But what about the women?

Bayis Raffle Winners Announced

On Erev Shabbos Zachor, thousands of additional “Likras Shabbos” booklets were sent to shuls from Bnei Brak to Boro Park, from Ma’ale Adumim to Miami… thanks to the thousands of participants in the annual Bayis Raffle. So, who gets to live “on the house” for the next six months?

Tonight: Siyum Sefer Torah in Bochurs Memory

Tonight, the Brashevitsky’s will hold a ceremony marking a part of the completion of a new Sefer Torah. This Torah was written the memory of their dear brother Shlomo Sholom Barshevitsky OBM, who passed away 18 years ago. Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitsky relates a story about how we normally rush to do a mitzvah, but in this case it was “Better Late then Early.”

Breaking the Taboo of Addiction in Jewish Communities

A Chabad Shliach, who is the head of religious services at a Kosher rehab facility, is joining in to help break the taboo of substance abuse within the orthodox Jewish communities. “When the number of addiction cases are increasing then we are at crises levels,” he said in an interview to Fox News, which doing a feature on a “kosher” addiction recovery center in New Jersey.

Contentious “FISA Abuse” Memo Released

President Donald Trump ordered the release of a controversial memo, compiled by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. The memo details abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in targeting a U.S. citizen and volunteer for the Trump presidential campaign, based on information contain in the infamous and widely debunked dossier. Full Memo in the extended article.