For most of his childhood, 12-year-old Joel Pennington was unique. He was the only child in his Houston, Texas, neighborhood who was deaf, and one of the only Jewish students in the special school for the deaf that he attended in Austin.
Daily Archives: May 11, 2015
On Lag Ba’omer, thousands of Jewish children marched through Buenos Aires to Abasto, the biggest shopping mall in Argentina.
On Friday, the eve of May 9th, 70 years after the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany in World War II, the Jewish community of Moscow, Russia, gathered in the Red Square to celebrate ‘Victory Day.’
A spokesman for Magen David Adom emergency medical services Monday said that a 19-year-old Jewish man was stabbed in Mishor Adumim, a neighborhood located near a West Bank settlement.
A team from JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project just returned from a 5-day trip to Manchester, England, where they interviewed 17 individuals.
29 years ago, Rabbi Anchelle Perl, director of Chabad of Mineola, Long Island, made a promise to a dying Jewish woman that he would make a Bar Mitzvah for her 2-year-old son, Mathew. 11 years later, when the time came to fulfill his promise, Rabbi Perl discovered that Mathew had been baptized, and no Bar Mitzvah would be forthcoming.
This clipping from a 1973 print of the New York Times features a full-page advertisement, which was placed by Rabbi J.J. Hecht, beseeching Jews not to intermarry, and to explore their own beautiful roots before looking elsewhere.
The Chabad French-Jewish Community Center of New York York hosted a grand Lag Ba’omer dinner, which was graced with the presence of Mr. Frederic Lefebvre, a member of the French Parliament and Minister of trade under former President Nicholas Sarkozy.
Hundreds of men, women and children joined the Grand Lag BaOmer Parade at the Ecopark Feldman Zoo in Kharkov, Ukraine. Despite it falling in the middle of the week, a large crowd came to enjoy an amazing day with Jewish pride on full display.