15,000 Public Menorahs Lit Around the World

Public menorahs are in the process of being lit all over the world as part of the Chabad-Lubavitch Chanukah campaign in more than 100 countries and territories, including all 50 U.S. states. Some 15,000 oversized menorahs will be kindled in front of landmarks such as the White House, Mount Rushmore, the Eiffel Tower, the Brandenburg Gate and the Kremlin.

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Mivtzoim Outside Home of Subway Bomber

While law enforcement agents were searching the Kensington, Brooklyn, home of Akayed Ullah, the would-be suicide attacker who had detonated a pipe bomb in a Manhattan subway on Monday, Rabbi Yisrolik Langsam, who heads a Chabad outpost in the area with his wife Mushkie, arrived at the scene to pass out donuts and Chanukah menorahs and wrap tefillin with Jewish people present — from law enforcement, the media and passersby.

Woman Meets Her Organ Donor at Chabad

On Rosh Hashanah this year, Vicki O’Neill Haber stepped out of synagogue services in Denver because her 9-year-old son, Max, needed to take a break. Outside the sanctuary, she saw someone who looked familiar. A woman named Rachel had also left services because she had received a long-awaited call from a hospital, and it was a matter of life and death.

‘Revenge’ Threatened on Ukraine Synagogue

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.

Nine Years After Mumbai: Remembering, Rebuilding

Nine years ago this week, terrorists stormed the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai. Members of the Islamic terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba held Chabad representatives Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg and four of their guests hostage, before brutally murdering them. Two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg was saved by his nanny. The 2008 terrorist attacks left 166 people in Mumbai dead in a four-day coordinated attack.

Moscow Machon Opens Doors to New Students

Machon Chomesh in Moscow, the FJC’s Jewish Institute for women, hosted an open house seminar last week, welcoming potential students from all over Russia, from Birobidjan to Yekaterinburg. The Institute holds a unique place among the country’s higher education institutions offering high-quality professional education together with a homey Jewish atmosphere of spiritual growth and personal attention.

Bugsy Siegel’s Daughter Gets a Jewish Burial

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.