As heavy rocket and artillery fire pounded the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk last week, teachers at the city’s Ohr Avner Jewish Day School rushed their students into a room in the building’s center, where they silently waited for the barrage to end. Classes were dismissed early that day, and the 20 children in attendance—a small fraction of the amount the school had before the war—were sent home for the rest of the week.
Daily Archives: November 5, 2014
In some significant way, the opening this month of a kollel, a rabbinical seminary in Hamburg, Germany, harks back to its glory pre-war days when the city was graced by distinguished rabbis. It is yet another of many signs of the recent rise of Jewish life in Germany, much of it due to the Chabad centers—nearly 20 of them—across the country.
The Elementary School boys of the Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami have made history, and for a very good cause.
Last week, one hundred and fifty young activists, coordinators, professional mentors and rabbis, from ten cities in four different countries of the former Soviet Union, attended the five-day annual general seminar of the FJC’s new and innovative youth movement – EnerJew, which took place in the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus.
The matzeiva unveiling for Mrs. Miriam Slater, OBM, a longtime member of the Crown Heights community and beloved Baalas Chesed, who passed away last week at the age of 60, took place yesterday, Tuesday.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Reb Shmuel ‘Muleh’ Azimov, OBM, the head Shliach to Paris since 1968, who was much beloved by the Jewish community he served and helped revitalize. Rabbi Azimov spearheaded the ‘French Jewish Revolution,’ which saw close to 100,000 French Jews become Baalei Teshuvah over the past five decades. He was 69 years old.
A Palestinian man rammed his car into a crowded train platform in east Jerusalem on Wednesday and then attacked people with an iron bar, killing one person and injuring 13 in what authorities called a terror attack before he was shot dead by the police.
The condition of Rabbi Shmuel ‘Muleh’ Azimov, Shliach of the Rebbe to Paris since 1968, has taken a sharp turn for the worse, r”l. The community asked to please say urgent Tehillim for Shmuel Ben Risha.
Riding a wave of anger and dissatisfaction with government in Washington, Republicans, for the first time in 8 years, took control of the senate and made gains in the House of Representatives. In New York State Andrew Cuomo was reelected as governor.