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Editorial: Making the Exodus Personal

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 and its implications for the relationship of diaspora Jewry to Israel and to the Jewish people.

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, April 21, 2016

And You Shall Tell Your Child . . .

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 the knowledge and the confidence to claim their place as children of the Jewish people who received the Torah at Sinai in all its particulars.

News | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Bed, a Table, a Chair and a Lamp

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Monday, April 18, 2016

A Model Seder at A Catholic University

For the past 21 years, the Weisses have worked with the South Florida community nearby the university, but struggled trying to establish a Chabad presence on the campus.

Etti Krinsky | News | Sunday, April 17, 2016

Moscow Opens Goodwill Center In Time For Passover

A second-hand furniture and clothing shop offers affordable goods.

Etti Krinsky | News | Thursday, April 14, 2016

A Model Practice Seder Made of Chocolate

From chocolate Seder plates, to four cups of chocolate milk, the students got their chocolate fix through all fifteen steps of the Seder.

Etti Krinsky | News | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Year After the Earthquake, Chabad of Nepal Prepares for Annual Seders

The city is still far from a complete recovery, but Chabad emissaries to Nepal, Rabbi Chezki and Chani Lifshitz are planning their annual Passover seders.

Etti Krinsky | News | Monday, April 11, 2016

JLI Toward Inclusion

In an effort to educate the greater public, RCII has teamed up with JLI, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, creating Toward Inclusion, a compelling course that will advocate for, and advance, the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Prayer Book for the Blind

For the first time ever, Russian readers who are blind can follow in the siddur. The first Russian translation of the prayer book in braille was released the day after Purim.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Making Merry With Kharkiv Jewish Community

Still in the throes of struggle, the spirit of triumph reigned supreme as the community marked 25 years since Rabbi Moshe and Miriam Moskovitz arrived here in 1990 to rebuild Jewish life following the fall of communism.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Putting Hope into Hospice

Hospice patients know they are living on borrowed time. Most are given a prognosis of six months to live. According to Medicare laws, a doctor signs a hospice primary diagnosis, where the emphasis turns to palliative care.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, March 28, 2016

Purim: Seeking Unity Toward Positive Reversals

When, back in the middle ages, a Jewish convert to Christianity brought his grievances against the Jews to Pope Gregory IX, his complaints led to the famous Disputations of 1240.

Baila Olidort | News | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Jewish and Lost in Mormon Country

In 1996, a young rabbi walked onto the grounds of Youthcare, a residential treatment center for troubled teens in Provo, Utah on a mission. He was looking for a certain Akiva Greenfield...

Rena Greenberg | News | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Unfurling The Scroll

Purim celebrates a familiar plot: A nation threatened with destruction is saved at the eleventh hour when its enemy’s plans are miraculously thwarted.

News | Sunday, March 20, 2016

Aftermath of Attack: Istanbul’s Jewish Community Is Strong

The victims almost all Jews from Israel on a tour of Turkey, it is a question of some concern, especially to Turkey’s thriving Jewish community of about 15,000. Three Israelis were killed, and at least five seriously injured.

Staff Writer | News | Sunday, March 20, 2016

Editorial: Decoding a “Fleeting Chirp”

Simply stated: Science has now discerned and confirmed that emanating gravitational forces caused by collisions trillions of light-years away can reach us here on earth, and has proven that these forces cause an actual ripple effect on space and time as we know it.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Friday, March 18, 2016

Flashback: Lubavitcher Rebbe Arrives in the United States

It was a typically brisk windswept March morning, that Tuesday back in 1940, which saw a crowd of several thousand at New York's pier 97, gathered there to witness what was to be one of the finest hours in Judeo-American history.

Lubavitch News Service-1965 | News | Friday, March 18, 2016

A Community Grows, A Generation Gap Closes

The generation gap grows wider and wider, but in the Jewish community of Venice & North Port, FL, one team of Chabad representatives might have found a way to fix that.

Etti Krinsky | News | Thursday, March 17, 2016

War Hero Recalls Auschwitz

Albert Rosa, has five such medals, including an honorable purple heart. Now, for the first time in 55 years, he opened up about his time in Auschwitz.

Etti Krinsky | News | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

New Chabad Center Meets Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Opening in time for Purim is a Chabad House serving the Great Barrier Reef and its neighboring towns.

Etti Krinsky | News | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Moscow Inaugurates New Center to Feed Families

The new Bikur Cholim center in Moscow, a facility focused on goodwill, specializes in delivering meals to the families who have put their needs aside. Their new kitchen will prepare and provide meals for those who are in need and their busy families.

Etti Krinsky | News | Thursday, March 10, 2016

Acts Of Kindness for Judah

The UC Berkeley campus is no stranger to conflict and dispute. Anti-Israel protests led by students are quite common. But on March 10th, students will set aside polarizing opinions and divisive protests for a Day of Loving Kindness in memory of Judah Marans.

Etti Krinsky | News | Tuesday, March 8, 2016

If You Build, They Come

The spa-like ritual bath has has been lauded in local media for its beauty and elegance, drawing hundreds of visitors eager to have a look at the luxurious facilities featuring gold-plated fixtures and elegant furnishings.

Rena Greenberg | News | Monday, March 7, 2016

Blog: Progress In 180 Words

My special needs son has taught me to redefine progress. Checks on a chart, mastery of a "program" are a very small part of the story. Indeed, those achievements never added up for him. He was and is more than the data, and it seemed that only those professionals who understood this deeply could reach him.

Raizy Metzger | News | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Authorities Restore Synagogue to Jewish Community in Odessa

In a decision that has been repeated in many cities in the Former Soviet Union, authorities are restoring to Jewish communities synagogue buildings that were confiscated back in the prewar years.

News | Monday, February 22, 2016