Teacher in Chabad School in Russia on Trial for ‘Inciting Racial Hatred Against the German People’

A former teacher at Chabad’s Or Avner Jewish day school in Yekaterinburg, Russia, is on trial for inciting racial hatred because he told his students to “kill the Germans,” according to testimony by one of his former 12-year-old students. The school was raided earlier this summer by agents of the FSB, successor to the dreaded Soviet KGB.

Laws and Customs: Sukkos

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Maggid Shiur in Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of Sukkos (up to – but not including – Hoshanah Rabbah), including the laws of building a Sukkah and selecting the Daled Minim, for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.

Thousands Expected at Mega Hakhel Event

“We were there, we saw with our eyes, and we trembled in awe. But what about our children in fact the entire generation who did not have the zechus to see. As my last will and testimony, I ask of you to gather the Jewish people. Everybody, man woman and child once every seven years. They should gather on Succos in the Beis Hamikdosh, and the king of the Bnei yisroel should read from the Torah, as a messenger from G-d. To everyone at the gathering it will be like Hashem himself was talking to them, instilling an awe for Hashem for the rest of their lives.”