With 9 Dead in Matthew’s Wake, Chabad Reaches Out

With nine people dead, 2 million homes without power, and extensive flooding and property damage from Florida to North Carolina, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries reached out to their communities after the conclusion of the Jewish Sabbath to begin to assess the massive help that will needed. Hurricane Matthew continues to threaten the region with storm surges and torrential rains.

Ukraine Beating Victim Airlifted to Israel

On Friday morning, Rabbi Mendel Deutsch, a prominent Chabad activist from Jerusalem, was savagely beaten nearly to death in the Ukrainian city of Zhitomir. After Shabbos ended, the Shliach to Zhitomir, Rabbi Shlomo Wilhelm, gave an update on his situation.