FIFA Fans Score Shabbat at Chabad

FIFA Fans Score Shabbat at Chabad

As players and fans gear up for the FIFA World Cup Finals to be held this weekend, Chabad centers around the host country are making their own preparations. Over the last four weeks an estimated one million soccer fans have poured into Russia. Among them are at least ten thousand Israelis and many more Jews from any of the thirty two competing countries. The Chabad houses have undertaken a -- operation to provide for their Jewish needs.

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