As Federal Judge Linda Reade read aloud his unimaginably cruel sentence of 27 years, which at his age amounted to life in prison, anyone else would have sunken into despair. But Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin is a man of unshakable faith, and during what were meant to be his last few minutes as a free man, he scribbled this remarkable note to his family.
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.
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!
Juan Thompson, the former journalist who admitted to terrorizing Jewish groups across America with bomb threats, has received a five-year prison sentence.
A fast moving fire has tragically claimed the lives of a mother and her three children, while injuring a number of others in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Chesed Shel Emes is on scene and assisting in preserving kovod hames.
Following President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, this morning, an Arab wearing a Keffiyah and holding a Palestinian flag took a baseball bat to a kosher supermarket in Amsterdam, while police stood by and watched. Only after the supermarket was destroyed, did they intervene and arrest him.
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.
Following through on a campaign promise, President Donald Trump has formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the first U.S. president in history to do so, and will move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv.
President Donald Trump spoke to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the phone on Tuesday, multiple reports state. Trump reportedly informed Abbas about his ‘intention’ to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a readout of the phone call published by the official PA news outlet Wafa.
A day after graffiti calling for “Death to Kikes” appeared on the wall of the Hesed Shpira Jewish social services building in Uzhgorod, western Ukraine, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Mendy Wilhelm awoke to find a threatening anti-Semitic slur spray painted onto the wall of his synagogue and Jewish community center in the same city.
A German court ruled today, Wednesday, that a 96-year-old German known as the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz” was fit to go to prison, rejecting his plea for the sentence to be suspended.
US President Donald Trump may formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital early next week and direct his staff to prepare for moving the embassy to Jerusalem, Channel 2 News reported Wednesday night.
Traveling to Israel this weekend? A strike at Ben Gurion International airport means you may not make it.
About 70 Volgograd Jews, from school children to Holocaust survivors, took part in a memorial trip organized by city’s Jewish community to two villages, whose Jewish residents were murdered in 1942. Volgograd is a city in southwest Russia, where the Battle of Stalingrad took place in 1942-1943, which changed the course of the war.
The Federation of Jewish Communities, Russia’s largest Jewish group, protested a local bishop’s claim, repeated by a justice ministry official, that the country’s last czar was murdered by Jews for ritual purposes.
Two months after Jesse Galganov vanished in Peru at the start of a solo backpacking trip, his family and friends remain resolved to determine his fate.
A year after Facebook vowed to stamp out discriminatory advertising, landlords can still exclude specific races, minorities and other categories of people from seeing rental ads on the social media site.
The rabbi thought nothing of the Flamingo Hotel as he passed it on his way to a Las Vegas area hospice. Despite the glitz and glimmer that draws people to the desert city—and the grimy edge that sometimes keeps them there for good—Las Vegas is a big place, home to real people with real (and regular) lives, and Rabbi Mendy Harlig was on his way last week to do what rabbis often do: meet with a Jewish woman breathing her last.
Like any self-respecting author, Ann D. Koffsky checks her Amazon rankings on a regular basis. “A little bit ridiculously,” she acknowledged. Yet when she noticed the rating for her most recent book had dropped to one-star overnight, it wasn’t so funny — especially once she started reading the user reviews.
A children’s book titled “P is for Palestine” is infuriating some New York Jewish mothers — who charge that it’s nothing but anti-Semitic propaganda disguised as a kids’ alphabet book.
The vivid blue mural with swimming fish on the side of a duplex at the corner of Victoria and Kent avenues in Montreal has been attracting attention for months. Only the members of the surrounding Lubavitch community likely recognize the elderly bearded man at the center. It’s obviously the creation of a professional – but who?
A 55-year-old man who had been driving in Brooklyn Thursday allegedly ran over a 65-year-old Jewish man after a fender bender, authorities say, dragging the victim for roughly two blocks before leaving him to die in the road in front of his wife.