The Unity of the Festivals

We present an excerpt from the writings of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel explaining the deeper significance of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

500 Gather to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Mexico

Rosh Hashanah brought a family reunion of sorts to Chabad Lubavitch of Playa del Carmen: The Jewish Center of the Riviera Maya in Mexico as 500 Jews, most of them strangers to one another, joined together for a holiday meal complete with round challahs, apples and honey, mouthwatering meats and lively conversation, complete with words of Torah.

Video: Are You Listening?

In his latest video, filmmaker Meir Kalmenson sat down three strangers and took away their ability to judge the others with their eyes, giving them an opportunity to listen to what the others had to say without any preconceived conclusions and prejudices.

Community Board 9 Chair Abruptly Resigns

An embattled Community Board 9, already operating without a district manager, will now likely have to operate for the rest of October with an interim chair after Chairman Demetrius Lawrence abruptly announced his resignation.

Millions Urged to Evacuate as Matthew Nears U.S.

Hurricane Matthew marched toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and nearly 2 million people along the coast were urged to evacuate their homes, a mass exodus ahead of a major storm packing power the U.S. hasn’t seen in more than a decade.

Here’s My Story: The Unforgotten Jew

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Nemes works in the administration of Tzivos Hashem youth group at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with Rebbe project in Brooklyn, in July of 2012.