Here’s My Story: Five Minutes Late Is Also Late

Rabbi Nochem Kaplan is the director of the education office of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, Chabad’s central educational arm, which provides guidance and professional training to Chabad-run schools. He was interviewed three times in September and December of 2020. Launches New Podcast

Lamplighters: Stories From Chabad Emissaries On The Jewish Frontier is a bimonthly podcast focusing on Chabad emissaries, or shluchim, their personal struggles and the people they inspire all around the globe.

Hundreds of Bochurim Join Hanachos program

The Vaad Hatmimim’s Hanachos program which was launched earlier this week for its third year in Mesivtas across America has kicked off with hundreds of Bochurim from 15 Mesivtas across the world watching video Farbrengens of the Rebbe and writing their very own Hanacha by heart in preparation for Gimmel Tammuz.

A Jewish Community Rises in Sun-Drenched Turks and Caicos

When Jill Swann moved to the Caribbean Island of Providenciales to teach windsurfing and sailing, she found just about everything she wanted in Turks and Caicos. All that was missing was Chabad, but not for long.

BDE: Mrs. Raizel Zirkind, 92, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of Mrs. Raizel Zirkind OBM, the wife of famed sofer Rabbi Eliezer Tzvi Zev Zirkind OBM, and matriarch of a large Lubavitch family. She passed away on Tuesday, the 29th of Iyar, 5781. Updated with Levaya information

Russian Jews for the Victims of Meron Tragedy

When the news of the Meron tragedy reached Moscow, the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, called for a rally at the Marina Roscha Synagogue in Moscow. There they recited Tehillim for the wounded, and silently listened to the speeches, in which there was a call to add in prayer, charity, and especially the mitzvah of Ahavat Yisrael.

Picture of the Day

On 22 Iyar 1976, the Rebbe sent a group of Talmidei Hashluchim to Cincinnati, OH to open a branch of Tomchei Temimim. The local newspaper wrote an article on their arrival. Can you identify the bochurim and Hanhalla in the picture?

Duke University Jewish Undergrads Get a Royal New Home

As Duke University celebrates commencement festivities and bids farewell to their 2021 graduates, there is additional cause for celebration among its Jewish students. They can now look forward to greeting incoming students this fall with an expansive new presence centrally located alongside Duke’s East Campus in Durham, N.C.