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The Menorah Across From Hitler’s House

The Chabad center in Munich, Germany, seems like thousands of others in 100 countries and territories around the globe. Located in the center of town, it is the site of busy Jewish activity—prayers, holiday celebrations, Torah classes—from morning until evening. What sets it apart is that it sits directly across the street from the nine-room luxury apartment at Prinzregentenplatz 16, which became home to Adolf Hitler in 1929.

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Rabbis Comfort Families After Train Derailment

Shortly after he heard the news that an Amtrak train had derailed on Monday morning in DuPont, Wash., Rabbi Yosef Schtroks, who co-directs Chabad of Olympia in Tumwater, Wash., headed for a nearby hospital where the injured were taken. “Realizing that this took place in my own backyard, that there are people suffering a terrible tragedy, my instinct was: ‘What can I do to help? How can I be supportive?’ ”

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.

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.