Shliach Dances with Students after Campus BDS Motion Fails

A motion supportive of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel was voted down at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday, marking the tenth successive failure for the movement on Canadian campuses. Initially the motion was erroneously announced as passed, only to be corrected ten minutes later, leading Shliach Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky to break out in dance with fellow Jewish students.

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Shluchim Partner To Save

How does one inform his family that he was just diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure? That’s the position Harvey was in. He couldn’t. He knew it wasn’t too long before he’d need to go on dialysis (a form of life support). His wife and two young daughters in college would be devastated. Thus he downplayed it. He stated half-truths that would be considerably more digestible to them. 

In Parkland and Coral Springs, an Area-Wide Shiva for the Fallen

There is a certain silence that hangs over funerals, quieter still when those being buried are the young, the innocent. Life moves on: traffic lights change, palm trees shed their giant leaves, but it all seems unreal, or rather surreal. On a typically warm and seemingly pleasant South Florida winter’s day, this silence envelopes Parkland and neighboring Coral Springs, Fla.—the two towns from which Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drew its students, and its martyrs.

Mother and Daughter Saved after Last Minute Ticket Change

A Saratov Airlines jetliner crash in the area of the village of Argunovo, 50 miles outside Moscow, claimed the lives of all 71 people on board. A mother and daughters last minute ticket change to attended an extra day of a Chabad conference saved their lives.

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Jewish Names Among Most Popular NYC Baby Names

As the year 2017 came to a close, the New York City Health Department released vital statistics for births over the previous year. Rounding out the list of most popular names, they included five Jewish girls’ names and four boys’ names. The city also saw an overall decline in the birthrate.

Trump Train Station Planned at Kosel

Israel’s transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City ending at the Kosel with a station named after President Donald Trump, who recently became the first U.S. president to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Subway Encounter Brings Hollywood Star Full Circle

In the above photo, Boonya Laskey, a Lubavitcher Young Woman, can be seen giving a Menorah to Hollywood Star Liev Schreiber amid a chance encounter on the New York City Subway during Chanukah. But this is only half the story. Many years ago, Schreiber himself was a student of Boonya’s father, Rabbi Aryeh Laskey, who arranged for him to have an Aliyah with the Rebbe in 770 for his Bar Mitzvah! Read this phenomenal story in the extended article!

House Votes to Suspend US Aid to Palestinians

The Republican-led House easily approved legislation that would restrict financial aid that directly benefits the Palestinian Authority until it takes credible steps to end what lawmakers say is a practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis.