A Chabad Rabbi’s Hurricane Harvey Diary

Writing in Tablet, Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler, who directs Chabad of the Bay Area in League City together with his wife, Malky, chronicles his thoughts, feelings and actions as Hurricane Harvey bore down on his family, home, and community.

India Grants Visa to Son of Slain Shluchim

Fulfilling a promise made by the Indian Prime Minister during a recent visit to Israel, Moshe Holtzberg, the son of Chabad emissaries to Mumbai Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, HYD, received an entry visa to India.

A Story of the Rebbe You Can ‘Witness’ Yourself

Rabbi Mendy Paltiel, Shliach to Laguna Niguel, CA, shared on Whatsapp a remarkable, personal story of the Rebbe he heard from fellow Shliach Rabbi Zalman Marcus of Mission Viejo, CA. A short while later, a recording of the Rebbe’s Sicha surfaced that verifies the story to the tee, allowing everyone to “witness” it for themselves.

Ancient Meets Cutting Edge at GoSofer.com (ad)

Just in time for Elul, a month when it’s customary to have one’s Tefilin and Mezuzos Checked, Crown Heights-based Chevras Hasofrim has rolled out a cutting-edge new website, GoSofer.com, enabling consumers to make informed, personal choices as they take part in the exciting process of purchasing and servicing tashmishei kedushah for their home and family.

Here’s My Story: It’s Their Right

Rabbi Moshe Tzur, an Israeli Air Force veteran, now lives with his family in Jerusalem, Israel. After his service in the Air Force, he went on to found a number of yeshivot and other non-profit organizations. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in December of 2015.