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Chabad Marks Birthday of Movement’s Founder

Besides this general aspect, there is also a special character of the month of Elul, of great significance to the Chasidic world, and through that, to all of Jewry. For on the eighteenth of Elul (this year, September 18, 2019) Chasidim the world over, celebrate the foundation of the Chasidic Movement.

Gold Medal Flour Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination

General Mills has put a recall on its five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour sold nationwide, after the discovery of E. coli during a product sampling. The consumer warning to discard and not eat the flour comes two months after federal health officials reported the end to an E. coli outbreak linked to other flour brands that sickened 21 people in nine states.

Historic Home to Khazars and Cantonists, Astrakhan Gets a Mikvah

The Jewish community of Astrakhan has roots that go back to the dawn of recorded history in Eastern Europe. Situated near the salt mines of Lake Baskunchak, northwest of the Caspian Sea in the southernmost reaches of Russia, Astrakhan has experienced the historical ebbs and flows of Jewish trade and settlement. But for the last century, Astrakhan has been without one of the most central and important features of any Jewish community: a mikvah.