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A Young Man With Autism’s Unexpected Gift to Friendship Circle

Secondhand boutique in North Carolina gets a boost from a grateful employee

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Belgian ban on kosher slaughter sends message 'Jews are not welcome'

Belgium curbing religious freedom with ban on kosher slaughter, top European rabbi Says.

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As Officials Ease Coronavirus Restrictions, Synagogues Show Caution - Going beyond the letter of the law to protect life

A sign attached to the padlocked door of the Shas Chevra Lubavitch synagogue in Budapest, Hungary, reads: “To fulfill the mitzvah of ‘you shall guard your lives very well,’ the synagogue is closed. Everyone is requested to pray individually at home.” (Photo: Alef/Vamos)

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Condition of Monsey stabbing victim improves

Man in comma since Hanukkah stabbing opens eyes, is breathing on his own, sources say.

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My Journey From Pakistani Muslim to Jerusalemite Jew - Stories of Return

My parents were secular Muslims who respected their religion; we all prayed and observed the holidays and some of the fasts. I turned out to be the most religious of the four daughters

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There’s a New Sheriff In Town—and He’s Wearing a Kippah

San Antonio sheriff’s deputy visibly displays his Judaism at graduation

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Why Do Jews Eat Lox and Bagels?

I always thought that lox and bagels on
Sunday mornings is as “Jewish” as apple pie is “American.”

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As Jewish Enclaves Spring Up Around NYC, So Does Intolerance

For years, ultra-Orthodox Jewish families priced out of increasingly expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods have been turning to the suburbs, where they have

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Judaism, Jails and Justice: A Conversation With Judge Jack B. Weinstein

The 98-year-old federal jurist speaks about criminal justice, the Aleph Institute, and the Rebbe’s influence on his life and work

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Finding Hidden Jews - The stories of Chabad rabbis in Oklahoma, Turkey, and Slovakia

Follow the extraordinary stories of three Chabad Shluchim (emissaries), from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Istanbul, Turkey, and Piestany, Slovakia.

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A Young Girl's Yom Kippur Under Nazi Rule - Contemporary Voices

Slowly the shelter came to life. My mother got up and prepared breakfast—a few crackers with some jam we still had left. But neither my two sisters nor my mother touched the food . . .

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A Shofar in Siberia and the Young Boy Who Arranged It - High Holidays

Young Meir noticed that with each passing day his grandfather grew more and more depressed. “How will we blow the shofar?” cried the Rebbe.

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Kippah-Wearing Athlete Dedicates $25,000 ‘Million Dollar Mile’ Win to 'the Jewish People'

Michael Neuman (right) on “Million Dollar Mile” with the show’s host, Tim Tebow. Photo: Screenshot. An Orthodox Jew from Florida …

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In Poway, a Shabbat of Healing, Inspiration and Joy - Led by Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, congregants experience an ‘unforgettable’ Shabbat

The previous Shabbat, they ran from the synagogue, fleeing a gunman’s bullets. This week, they filled it to capacity as Chabad of Poway, Calif., hosted a Shabbat that was at once solemn and joyous.

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Podcast: Dovid Margolin on the Rebbe’s Campaign for a Moment of Silence

How something as simple as a brief moment of reflection for schoolchildren could influence hearts and minds for the better.

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Descendants of Chernobyl’s Hasidic Dynasty Return To The Exclusion Zone

For centuries, Chernobyl was home to an important Hasidic movement. Now, one man—and his 50,000 relatives—are reclaiming their history.

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Stand United With Pittsburgh - Put up a mezuzah, share your condolences and show solidarity and pride!

Regardless of where you live around the globe, you can join this campaign. If you don’t have a Mezuzah at your door(s), please do so in honor of the victims.

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Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivor Murdered in Paris: We Cannot Be Silent Anymore

Keren Brosh brought many in the crowd at The Algemeiner’s fifth annual “J100” Gala last Thursday in New York City...

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Texas Jewish Communities Grapple With Catastrophic Flooding

Homes, cars and streets throughout Houston are under water as torrential rains from Hurricane Harvey—now downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm—continue to drench the city and cause catastrophic flooding throughout the region. At least five people have died as a result.

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Chabad Rabbi Competes on CHOPPED

Heard the old joke about the rabbi, the monk, the nun, and the priest walking onto a show set? It’s a cliche certainly, but in this test kitchen, there’s nothing stale about it. It is Leap of Faith, literally and otherwise, the latest episode

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Paris police tell Chabad not to light Hanukkah candles in public spaces - The Times of Israel

Miri Michaeli, Europe correspondent for Israel’s Channel 10 news, tweets a troubling report from Paris. The tweet reads, in Hebrew: “Chabad: Paris police order [us] to cancel most of our public [Hanukkah] candlelighting in the city, in light of the terror attack and the fear of additional attacks..."

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Orthodox Belief in God and Faith Is Spreading — Got a Problem With That? - Opinion – Forward.com

The Pew study shows Orthodox values like belief in God and adherence to custom are spreading. Mordechai Lightstone asks why any Jew would have a problem with that — even if some evangelical Christians feel the same.

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Jewish Kids Come to the Aid of Spongebob Squarepants, Ace Jimmy Kimmel's Social Experiment – Tablet Magazine

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC's late-night talk show, has a running feature titled

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Catskills Colony Collapse: Bungalows Hit By Zoning, Will Be Replaced by Upscale Housing – Tablet Magazine

The Catskills bungalow colonies that have played host for countless Jewish vacationers for decades are now becoming extinct. On Monday, the Times Herald-Record reported that new zoning regulations in Sullivan County, NY, updated last October, have encour

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In Wake of Nashville Synagogue Shooting, Security Intensifies at Jewish Institutions - Second anti-Semitic incident in a

Heightened security precautions are in place at Jewish institutions in Nashville after a bullet was fired Monday morning at a synagogue in the Tennessee capital.