New Mezuzah Leads to Bar Mitzvah in Ukraine

Twice a year, brothers Nechemya and Yair Ledaiev, members of the Lubavitch community in France, travel to far-flung places across the globe to help isolated Jews fulfill the Mitzvah of Mezuzah. This week, while in the western Ukrainian city of Vinnitza, they were helping a Jewish family affix a Mezuzah when they learned that their son would be celebrating his 13th birthday the following day.

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Boruch Dayan Hoemes: Benjy Lieberman, 1, OBM

TRAGEDY: With great sadness, shock and deep pain we inform you of the tragic and untimely passing of Zisa Bentzion (Benjy) Leiberman OBM, a 1 year old toddler who was upstate with his family on winter vacation. UPDATE: The Levaya will take place Friday morning.

MyLife Challenge: Can You Make Chassidus Practical?

In honor of the Alter Rebbe’s 202nd yahrzeit on Chof Dalet Teves, and first  anniversary of the acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied webcast series, the Meaningful Life Center has launched the MyLife Essay Contest, and will award $10,000 to the winning essay which applies a concept or idea in Chassidus to solve a contemporary life issue or challenge. Contest details can be found online at

Torah to Commemorate Rashi’s 1st Yahrtzeit

It is hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since Rashi Minkowitz, shlucha, mother, daughter and wife has passed away. The shock and horror of her premature passing left a deep imprint on us all. We can each remember exactly where we stood, when we heard the tragic news. At that time, there was an international outpouring of grief; a sincere desire to do something, indeed anything, in her memory.

Camp L’maan Achai Hosts Shabbaton in Miami

Camp L’man Achai recently organized a meaningful shabbaton in Miami, Florida. The Shabbaton, which was held on Shabbos Parshas Va’era, gave campers from all around Florida the opportunity to truly enjoy an authentic and heartwarming Shabbos experience together with their friends and staff from summer camp.