“Chabad’s acronym for Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge and its central philosophy and goals are remarkably similar to the mission of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.” These words, spoken by Dr. Redonda Miller, President of Johns Hopkins, at an elegant dinner on a balmy November evening on the Johns Hopkins campus, underscored an unusual relationship.
Daily Archives: December 5, 2016
Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar highly praised the Russian people in an article published on Thursday by the Izvestia daily, a national paper. “A Russian person in his culture is oriented on love, kindness, openness,” Lazar wrote.
Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines. Called Amazon Go, shoppers scan their Amazon app when they enter the store, and then sensors register items that shoppers pick up and automatically charge them to the Amazon app.
Call it the mitzvah-multiplier effect. Over the course of the past decade, the Florida-based, Chabad-affiliated Aleph Institute has sent thousands of Chanukah gifts to children whose parents were in the military or serving time in prison. Now, it is looking to get many others into the giving spirit as well.
Hundreds of outraged Flatbush residents rallied on Sunday to “Save Ocean Parkway,” after plans were unveiled by the NYC Dept. of Transportation to eliminate right and left turns off the main roadway, requiring cars to exit onto the service lane a block beforehand if they wish to make a turn.
Professor David Kaufmann has been overcoming cancer for over two years. After undergoing a perilous surgery in Texas, he arrived back in New Orleans with his family, finally ready to return home and settle down to a semblance of normalcy. Unfortunately, a nasty surprise awaited them when they walked through the door.
As the summer heat bears down on Australia, a small group of Chabad Bochurim are canvassing RARA (Regional and Rural Australia) in a Mitzvah Mobile, searching for Jewish souls and bringing them the light of Chanukah. Just two weeks into their journey, these ‘roving rabbis’ have already touched hundreds of Jewish souls.
A joyous celebration took place in the Chabad Shul in Paris on Sunday, as members of the community welcomed a new Sefer Torah to their midst.
The singing puppets known as the ‘Bube Myses’ took over a Chabad Tefilin stand in Israel for their latest music video – ‘Wrap Tefilin.’