Dynamic New Mobile App for Mivtza Tefillin

After 50 years of incredible success, the Tefillin campaign the Rebbe launched prior to the Six Day War is about to spread like wildfire. WRAPP, a brand new mobile app that merges cutting-edge technology with good old-fashioned Ahavas Yisroel, puts a powerful tool in the pocket of every Lubavitcher to fulfill the Rebbe’s vision of enabling every Jewish male over age 13 to wrap Tefillin.

Video of Tefillin in Sign Language Goes Viral

A video of Rabbi Isser Lubecki, a 27-year-old Chabad rabbi from France, helping a Deaf Jewish man put on tefillin and say the Shema in sign language, recently went viral. Viewed tens of thousands of times across various social networks, the video shows Lubecki helping the man with the mitzvah.

A Kangaroo Crash and a Rare Rabbi-Sighting in the Outback

Cootamundra, population 6,700. I had been driving for six hours on behalf of Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia, or RARA, northbound along the seemingly endless Hume Highway, stretching the vast distance of Australia’s east coast. I was headed to Wollongong, just one of eleven locations where regional Seders would be taking place, a coastal paradise famed for its beautiful beaches and warm climate. But now I was taking an hour detour off the Hume Highway to visit the only Jewish family living in Cootamundra.

King of Morocco Visits Chabad Tefillin Stand

For decades, emissaries of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement have set up tefillin stands in universities and at street corners around the world, looking to encourage Jewish passersby to put on phylacteries. One such tefillin stand in Paris received a most unusual visitor on Monday, when a middle-aged tourist from Morocco approached the stand and began chatting about the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

In Bustling Jerusalem Market, One of the Smallest and Busiest Chabad Centers in the World

It’s still early Friday morning, but Agripas Street is already wide awake. Those staying in town for Shabbat are rushing to the historic Machane Yehuda market (also known as the shuk) to buy food, challah, wine and other staples for the day of rest. And those leaving the city are rushing to the central bus station nearby to get to places all over Israel before the buses stop running an hour before sunset.