Weekly Living Torah Video: Prisoners Are People

While the modern legal system has prisons at the core of its establishment, the Torah never features prison as a form of punishment, even as a deterrent. This, because the idea of locking someone up is antithetical to the nature of humanity. According to the Torah, a person was put on this earth for a purpose. Withholding one’s ability to achieve that purpose is the most inhumane treatment they can possibly suffer.

Weekly Story: Lose the Rush

One young chossid, who owned a pair of strong, young horses, heard about Reb Hillel’s predi­cament. Approaching Reb Hillel, he confi­dently offered to help. “I can get you to Lubavitch before Shabbos. However, you must agree to two things.

Lubavitcher Stabbed by Man Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’

A 62-year-old Lubavitcher man was injured after being stabbed by a man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Strasbourg, France. The victim was identified as Shalom Ber Levy, who is a longstanding member of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Strasbourg and father of Chabad Shluchim in France and Israel.

Video: Why Do We Celebrate 15 Av?

The Talmud states: “Never were there more joyous days for the Jewish People than the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur,” listing five or six joyous events that occurred on 15 Av throughout history. But what is it about the energy of the 15th of Av that attracts so much joy?

Excitement Builds in Moscow Ahead of Historic Kinus

Friday, Erev Shabbos Nachamu. The Shabbos before the historical European Kinnus Hashluchim that will begin on Sunday  Official Kinus photographer Itzik Roitman presents his first gallery of the beautiful Marina Roscha Shul. Home to a  large Prayer Hall with many minyanim, stunning mikva, and spectacular restaurants, all in the authentic Erev Shabbos atmosphere of Jewish Moscow.