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Who’s Afraid of the Days of Awe?

Perhaps our grandmothers felt obligated to come to shul on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. But many of us don’t like thinking all that much about what we’ve done (or neglected to do), we find it boring to spend all day in shul, and anyway, if G-d is a kind a loving G-d, shouldn’t He just let us be?

Chana Silberstein | News | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Arsonists Set Fire to Brussels Synagogue

A fire that broke out in a Brussels synagogue Tuesday morning was the work of arsonists, say investigators. Three people at the Machzikei Hadath Synagogue were treated on site for smoke inhalation.

Dovid Zaklikowski | News | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Door-to-Door Mezuzah Service

Dovid Zaklikowski | News | Monday, September 15, 2014

Searching for Jews Off the Beaten Path

Dovid Zaklikowski | News | Monday, September 15, 2014

Got A Kosher Dog?

Dovid Zaklikowski | News | Monday, September 15, 2014

A Welcome Sign in the Tel Aviv Skyline

Dovid Zaklikowski | News | Monday, September 15, 2014

220 Chabad Centers in CA

Dovid Zaklikowski | News | Monday, September 15, 2014

Chabad Preschool Selected For TACSEI National Study

Aleph Academy, the only Jewish preschool in the Sierra-Nevada region, is the first private early childhood program in Nevada to become an implementation site for the national TACSEI (Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Development) Program.

S. Fridman | News | Thursday, September 4, 2014

Coffee at Dartmouth, One Cup At A Time

On a mild spring day last May at a café in the small idyllic town of Hanover, New Hampshire, Rabbi Moshe Gray was holding his fifth cup of coffee of the day. Unlike the other patrons of the venue, mostly over-caffeinated Ivy League students cramming for exams, the Chabad rabbi was not trying to stay awake.

Rena Greenberg | News | Monday, September 1, 2014

A First At 83: Survivor, Philosopher, Wraps Tefillin

Frithjof Bergmann, an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor, is a professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan. "I feel different, more elevated," he said after donning tefillin.

Rena Greenberg | News | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Six Years After Mumbai Attack, Chabad House Reopens

“We can overcome challenges, even the most horrific of challenges. We can and must rebuild, and this building serves as a beacon of light and hope that evil will not prevail,”

S.B. Nemanow | News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CTeen Europe Shabbaton Gives Jewish Teenagers a Boost of Jewish Pride

Jewish Teens spend a weekend together, having fun and making lifelong connections

S.B. Nemanow | News | Monday, August 25, 2014

Donetsk Jews in Exile: Pray for Us

Back in Donetsk, an eerie emptiness has replaced the noisy, boisterous JCC. The school building is closed, as is the kosher restaurant. A few Jews remained.

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, August 25, 2014

Sweden's Jewish Leadership: We Will Stand Strong

“We need take a stand. This is not ok and cannot be allowed. Every government’s first responsibility is to protect the safety of its citizens,” says Rabbi Alexander Namdar, who insists that while Jews must be vigilant, “The last thing we want to do is to disappear.”

Baila Olidort | News | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Photo Gallery: JLI Retreat 2014, Chicago

Photos from five days at JLI’s National Jewish Retreat

News | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Video: Canadian Rabbis Look Out for Jewish Inmates

Rabbi Zushe Silberstein works with Jewish Inmates of Quebec’s prisons.

News | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Walk Through the Pages of History

In 1475, a Hebrew printing press in southern Italy printed a book that stands as one of the earliest examples of an industry that would change the Jewish world forever.

S.B. Nemanow | News | Monday, August 18, 2014

The Rebbe’s Father: The 70th Yahrzeit

Jewish communities worldwide will this Shabbat (20 Av) be marking the 70th yahrzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (1878-1944), the father of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Baila Olidort | News | Friday, August 15, 2014

IDF Golani Soldiers Give Thanks

Soldiers return directly from the Gaza front to say the traditional "Gomel" blessing.

News | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Built on Inclusiveness, New Center Shapes Aspen’s Jewish Community

The $18 million building was at least a decade in the making. Now complete, the Mintzs say this is only a beginning. “We have to reach every man, woman, and child in our community with the light of Torah and Judaism.”

S.B. Nemanow | News | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chabad Representative Assists Victims of Fatal Crash in Switzerland

“The important thing to me was that there were people here in trauma, in a foreign country, without the language and familiarity. They are Hebrew speakers and needed our help.”

Staff Writer | News | Monday, August 11, 2014

Israeli PM Inscribes Torah Letter for IDF

S.B. Nemanow | News | Friday, August 8, 2014

For Some, Camp Winds Down to A Strong Jewish Send-off

Rena Greenberg | News | Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tisha B'Av: Remembering for a Better Future

The idea of remembering, and the traditions that facilitate remembering are everywhere embedded in Jewish life, enabling us to bridge the wide gap between past and present, not for the sake of keeping us tethered to the past, but so that we will have a future to look forward to as Jews.

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, August 4, 2014

Strong Attendance at Europe's Jewish Summer Camps

"We take all precautionary security measures, but we will not hide, nor will we disguise ourselves, or remove our kippah when we are outside, as some have suggested,” said Chabad's representative to Berlin.

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, July 31, 2014