It is Leap of Faith, literally and otherwise, the latest episode of the Food Network’s popular cooking competition, Chopped. Rabbinic contestant, Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, Chabad’s representative to Rhinebeck, New York, faced off with three other clerics in the episode airing[…]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who came to Russia to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, sent a virtual prayer note through the “Western Wall” display shown at the new educational exhibition in front of the Kremlin in central Moscow.Highlight of[…]
On Sunday, the Jewish community will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, marking the Sinai revelation, when the Jews received the Torah 3,328 years ago. Now thousands of Jews, no longer under Communism’s hammer and sickle, can appreciate its meaning at[…]
Faint echoes of German can be heard in Yiddish. Translators and lexicographers struggling to capture the meaning of a Yiddish word can sometimes amplify those sounds until a rich and nuanced definition resonates from the German origins.
Rivky Berman, a young woman who battled serious illness while serving as a Chabad emissary, passed away Monday. Rivky’s pluck and perseverance, her larger-than-life attitude in the face of great challenge, made her an inspiration to many. She was 29.
Shliach and AF Chaplain (Capt.) Elie Estrin with Capt. Ari Wood (US Army) and Lt Commander Greg Touchton (US Navy) place flags and pray at the graves of US military veterans in Seattle, in a program sponsored by the local[…]
Yona Krasilchik arrived in Sao Paulo in 1908 with a small group of landsmen from Bessarabia. By 1912, he had helped build Kehilat Israel, the city’s first synagogue, and soon after, a Jewish hospital, cemetery, and school.
They meet weekly in A320, an unassuming club room at the iconic Fashion Institute of Technology. Students of toy design, fashion, and business, they gather each Tuesday to create something ever more eternal.
The first crisis the young Chabad rabbi encountered when he arrived at the University of Pennsylvania was a suicide. The victim was the son of a faculty member and Rabbi Menachem Schmidt, the campus’ new Chabad representative...
Responding to the suggestion that some feminists might endorse Ami’s policy of not publishing photographs of women, editor Rechy Frankfurter says she doesn’t need to gussy up her Hasidic beliefs with politically correct rhetoric.
The organization, which matches people as study partners, celebrated its 10th anniversary at a gala dinner honoring its volunteers. Those volunteers, who commit to weekly half-hour sessions for at least three months, are the mainstay of this organization.
In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Chabad Teen Network of Hunterdon County (Cteen) is hosting a Holocaust Educational Night Thursday, May 5, 7 p.m. Featuring a presentation by Cteen Hunterdon's President Kirsten Bashford, senior at Del-Val High-School, who has created and presented[…]
Over the past two years, the Lugansk community has relied on the critical support of Jewish communities around the world who have galvanized to lend resources and moral support to Jewish refugees and locals alike. Central among them, is the[…]
A two-acre property down the block from the University of Central Florida campus will soon see a a three million dollar facility go up. The space, conducive to their growing community of about 6,000 Jewish students, will reflect the vision[…]
Uruguay’s tight-knit Jewish community was stunned last month when a prominent Jewish businessman was murdered in Paysandu, a small city 235 miles north of the country’s capital. David Fremd, a beloved leader in the Jewish community, was stabbed ten times[…]
As the UN and the EU continue to stoke the fires of anti-Semitism with their sanctimonious condemnations of Israel, here in the U.S., a spate of new books and articles examine the disconnect of young American Jews from their roots[…]
The overriding purpose of the observance of the Passover Seder and all its many rituals, says the Torah, is v’hee-gadta l’vincha—to teach your children. To teach them their family narrative that allows them to grow from their roots, giving them[…]
In what sounds like a page ripped out of novel, several dozen Muslim activists, a group of Jewish teens and a rabbi joined forces on Sunday in a number of Moroccan cities to supply 1,500 underprivileged Muslim families with break-fast[…]
It was devastating to watch as the cruelty of the mental illness began to steal his independence and the identity that he had established for himself. What was it that G‑d expected from me as we became engulfed by the[…]