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Miscellaneous | Passover

Coronavirus Nixed Your Seder Plans? - These FAQs Are for You

with coronavirus curtailing travel plans and social
interactions, many are facing the prospect of celebrating Passover alone. Here's what you need to know.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

America’s Largest Population of Holocaust Survivors Is Endangered by the Coronavirus as Crown Heights and Borough Park Shut Down

The pandemic inflicts miseries that are particular to each place it visits

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Chabad: Coronavirus Resources & Inspiration - Insight & Commentary

No matter where we may live in this ever-shrinking world, almost everyone seems to be affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). As the days progress, the number of people impacted is increasing at an alarming rate with entire cities under quarantine.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

In New Rochelle, Yeshivah Students to Bring Purim to the Quarantined

Young Megillah readers span out through the community

Miscellaneous | Chabad

As Coronavirus Goes Global, Chabad of Italy Keeps Its Doors Open

Prayers, Torah classes and welfare programs continue in Italy amid fears of virus

News | Israel

Purim: Did Mordechai Act Foolishly?

Even if Haman thought he was a god, shouldn't Mordechai have bowed down to him rather than risk the lives of the entire Jewish people?

Advice & Self-Help | Jewish Wisdom

Jewish Wisdom: Religious? Not Me!

When I hear the word "religion," I instinctively cringe. My stomach turns. My hands become clammy. My throat dry. On occasion, I have been known to break out in hives. This tends to confuse people who know me as a Torah observant Jewish woman...

Miscellaneous | Chabad

"Operation Ron" - Thousands Of Secular Jews Don Tefillin Thanks To Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai

Thousands of secular Jews began putting on tefillin recently as part of "Operation Ron" - an initiative named after Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai "in honor"

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Presidential Campaign Staffers ‘Caucus for Shabbat’ in Iowa

Amid divisive primary, Jewish campaign staffers get together over Shabbat dinner

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Jewish History: Who Was Amram?

Amram, son of Kehot, led the Jewish people in
Egypt and fathered three of the greatest leaders in Jewish history.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

‘We’ve Made Contact With Chabad,’ Raises a Cheer on Diverted El Al Flight

Passenger pens note of gratitude after unexpected Shabbat in Halifax

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Did Non-Kosher Animals Become Jewish Names?

This seems strange, since the sages place great significance on a
person’s name.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: The Truth about Moshiach - Moshiach 101

Why is Moshiach so integral to the Jewish belief system? It would certainly be nice to see an end to global suffering, but that is a universal ideal. Why is that a principle of the Jewish faith?

Miscellaneous | Chabad

11 Treasures of the Chabad Library and the Stories They Tell

On Tevet 5, we celebrate the Library of Agudas Chassidei Chabad - Ohel Yosef Yitzchak Lubavitch and its position as the communal treasure for all who value the teachings and ideals of Chabad Chassidism.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Steinsaltz Biography of the Rebbe a Hebrew-Language Best-Seller

The Steinsaltz Center in Jerusalem, the umbrella institution for the activities of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz), is a hub of publishing and disseminating Torah in multiple languages, especially Hebrew and English.

News | Jewish Community

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

Advice & Self-Help | Jewish Wisdom

4 Strategies for More Meaningful Conversations - Editorial & Commentary

Studies show that social interactions, even if very brief, leave us feeling more satisfied and happy.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

New Video App Shows Children a Better World - Chabad.org/Kids continues to raise the bar for Jewish children’s media

The new Chabad.org video app for children will deliver technologically advanced features while including the hundreds of videos from JewishKids.org, packaging them in a feature-rich experience with an improved look and feel.
The new Chabad.org video app for children will deliver technologically advanced features while including the hundreds of videos from JewishKids.org, packaging them in a feature-rich experience with an improved look and feel.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

6 Steps to Improving Your Relationship With Your Spouse - Love & Judaism

We have the ability to perceive any person and any situation in a positive way, if we choose to do so.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

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.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Is Eating Melaveh Malkah Important? - Shabbat

The sages in the Talmud tell us to “always set the table after Shabbat even to eat small amount of food." Here's why.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

25 Shabbat Facts Every Jew Should Know

Every week, for the 25 hours beginning just before sundown on Friday until after night has fallen on Saturday night, Jewish people celebrate Shabbat, a period of rest and spiritual rejuvenation.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How Does Yom Kippur Work? - DIY Soul Repair - High Holidays

Only you can fix yourself. What does a particular day of the year have to offer?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

What Is Rosh Hashanah?

The Jewish New Year, anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, a day of judgment and coronation, and sounding of the shofar . . .

News | Jewish Community

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.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Who Is a Good Jew? - Wisdom & Teachings

What are people made of? What really lies beneath the surface of the masks we wear and present to the world? Are we selfish animals at heart motivated by base desires, or are we aspiring souls seeking deeper meaning and connection with others?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn’s Soviet Photo; or, Seeing the Rebbe Once He’s Gone - Chabad-Lubavitch News

A search for the story behind the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe’s lone Soviet portrait yields not one, but two photos

Politics | Politics

Pence to Poway rabbi: We will always condemn evil acts of antisemitism

“To me there was a very short moment of darkness. That darkness was pushed out of here,” the rabbi said. “God was really protecting us.”

News | News

Naomi Campbell Honors the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Again | Israellycool

Naomi Campbell has just posted the following on social media

Miscellaneous | Judaism

What Did the Rebbe Say About the Moon Landing? - Chabad

Discover three powerful lessons we can learn from America’s historic Apollo 11 mission – the first crewed landing to the moon.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

A Rift Extending Across History - Chassidic Masters - Parshah

From the rivalry between Leah and Rachel, through the animosity between Joseph and his brothers, the clash between Saul and David, the split between Judah and Israel, to the dual nature of the messianic redemption—a rift and twinship that extends across h

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Is a Tallit So Often (Mostly) White? - Questions & Answers

The overwhelming majority of tallits have historically been white, often with stripes. There are a number of reasons for this.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

Poway Rabbi Leads Jewish Youths in 'Am Yisrael Chai' Chant in Speech at Auschwitz | Jewish & Israel News

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, injured in the recent shooting at the Congregation Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, speaks as US President …

Family & Parenting | Jewish People

Jewish shooting victim gives inspiring message at the White House

After such a tragedy, he spread so much light.

News | Jewish Community

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.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Rabbi Wounded in Deadly California Synagogue Shooting Thanked in Delta in-flight Announcement

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, injured in the recent shooting at the Congregation Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, speaks as US President …

News | Jewish Community

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.

News | News

Wounded Poway Rabbi at White House: I Will Teach Others to Be 'Mighty and Tall'

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, injured in the recent shooting at the Congregation Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, speaks as US President …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Poway and the Struggle for America’s Soul - Insight & Commentary

If you’re a Jew in America today, there’s a good chance you’re concerned.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Combat Vet Who Stopped The Synagogue Shooter: ‘I Scared The Hell Out Of Him’

“I heard gunshots,” [Iraq War veteran Oscar Stewart said. “And everybody got up and started trying to get out the back door, so I — for whatever reason — I didn’t do that. I ran the other way. I ran towards the gun shots.”

News | NEWS

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein | A Terrorist Tried to Kill Me Because I Am a Jew. I Will Never Back Down.

I do not know why God spared my life in my Poway synagogue. All I can do is make this borrowed time matter.

News | Local News Articles

Shots Fired Inside Poway Synagogue

Deputies detained a man following a shooting incident at a Poway, California, synagogue Saturday morning.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Is It All About Getting Spiritually High? - Parsha Perks

Our natural human desire to get close to God sometimes leads us to pursue methods of religious ecstasy. Yet our human desire to be close to God may well be at odds with God’s divine desire to be close to us.

Miscellaneous | Purim

Your Complete Purim How-To Guide

This user-friendly wizard walks you through all of Purim’s traditions and customs.

News | News

Young Palestinian Discovers He's Jewish, Becomes Anti-UNRWA Activist

Anti-UNRWA activist Mordechai Yosef. Photo: Twitter screenshot. A young Palestinian Muslim man was raised to hate Jews, but then discovered …

Miscellaneous | Judaism

The Ark of the Covenant Explained

A golden box containing the tablets with the Ten Commandments, the ark stood in the Holy of Holies, the Temple’s innermost sanctum.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Shirley Chisholm, The Rebbe and a Vision to Feed America's Hungry Children

U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-N.Y.), the first African-American woman elected to Congress, helped expand federal food supplement programs at the urging of the Rebbe.

News | Jewish Community

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.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Everything You Need To Know About Yom Kippur

For nearly 26 hours Jews everywhere “afflict their souls” and spend the day in synagogue, praying for forgiveness.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

17 Rosh Hashanah Facts Every Jew Should Know - High Holidays

Brush up on basic facts, traditions, and more associated with the Jewish New Year.

News | News

Need tefillin? There’s an app for that

'Wrapp' crowd sources the Chabad mission of helping Jews pray by offering a platform for instant lending and borrowing of phylacteries

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Why Are Imitation Crab, Pork and Cheeseburgers Kosher?

Even if the Torah forbids a food, one is still permitted to eat kosher food artificially flavored to taste like it. However, if it closely resembles the non-kosher food, it may be necessary to mark it as an imitation.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

May I Join a Protest on Shabbat? - Questions & Answers

While an action may be halachically permitted, it may not be in keeping with the spirit of Shabbat and is therefore avoided.

Politics | Politics

Chabad Rabbis Meet with Trump in Oval Office

President Trump issued a proclamation in honor of Education and Sharing Day, marking the anniversary of the birth of the last Lubavitcher rebbe.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

What is Freedom?

On the first night of Passover, we are commanded to relate the miracles and wonders that were performed for our forefathers in Egypt, as it is written, "Remember this day, on which you went out of Egypt".

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

What Addiction Actually Is

For most people, spirituality is a luxury, something to be sought after more “basic” needs are met. For addicts, there can be nothing resembling a normal life if their spiritual needs are not met first.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

8 Things to Enjoy This Chanukah

Chanukah is coming, and we want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy and inspiring eight-day Festival of Lights!

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Chabad’s Massive Growth Is Pragmatic, Yet ‘Defies Logic’ | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

JNS.org – How do you go about feeding a crowd of 5,600 hungry rabbis and other guests, many of whom have...

Miscellaneous | Judaism

To Forgive Is Divine: 6 Steps to Reach True Forgiveness

Some people never ask for our forgiveness. They don’t show remorse, they don’t seem to care that they’ve hurt us, and they may even demean or belittle us for having been hurt. Why should we forgive them?

News | Jewish Community

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.

News | News

As Houston Flood Waters Rise, So Does the Kindness of Strangers

Almost as soon as the half-foot of water receded from the Bellaire home of Rabbi Yossi and Esty Zaklikofsky and it began to drain from the surrounding street, there were knocks on the family’s door. Neighbors came by to help clear away any damaged sheetrock and carpeting from their home.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Passed over by Nazis and Communists, remnants of Ukraine's last shtetl prepare to celebrate | The Times of Israel

Numbering just 50 today, the Jews of Bershad have managed to protect their 200-year-old clay synagogue through successive despotic regimes

Miscellaneous | Judaism

“Tell Them It’s Never Too Late”

The rabbinical students hesitated before knocking. The name on the doorbell read David O’Malley-Keyes. Not a very Jewish sounding name. But you never know.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

If Judaism Is Spiritual, Why All the Rules? - On Freedom By Choice - Questions & Answers

More than Torah is about keeping rules, it’s about breaking them. Torah is about transcending the rules of the universe and creating freedom.

News | Jewish Community

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

News | News

Menorahs in France to Shed Light During State of Emergency
Public Lightings to Continue, Despite Terror Attacks

Chabad Houses across Paris and its suburban environs are preparing for outdoor public Chanukah menorah-lightings just weeks after terror attacks killed more than 120 people throughout the city.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How Jews Respond to Terror - A talk following the horrific attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015 - Lectures

As global terrorism continues to wreak havoc, Israel has been the target of these horrific evils for decades. In guiding us to defend ourselves against murderous attacks the Torah provides us with a dual approach. (A talk at the Jewish Women’s Retreat i

Advice & Self-Help | Life Studies

Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

Telling the truth is usually right. But can it also sometimes be wrong? If so, when? And why? Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, a bestselling author and renowned scholar, explains when honesty isn't the best policy.

Miscellaneous | Interviews

The Secret of Chabad | Jlife

The white truck was parked on 49th Street just west of Fifth Avenue. As I peered into it I saw a young bearded man putting phylacteries on another young man. Just then, I heard a voice asking me if I was Jewish. I turned to see yet another young man.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

‘When Western women stop being objectified, they can criticise us.’ Orthodox Jewish women fight back

The Hebrew phrase “chillul hashem” translates as bringing shame upon one’s community in the eyes of the outside world. It can be invoked by anything from double-parking to failure to observe the complicated latticework of laws that circumscribe orthodox Jewish life, dictating everything from hairstyles to behaviour.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

24,000 Plus One - Chassidic Masters - Parsha

Rabbi Akiva taught that "Love your fellow as yourself" is a "cardinal principle in Torah." How was it that that Rabbi Akiva's disciples, of all people, were deficient in this area?

News | News

Brooklyn man shot after yelling 'I want to kill the Jew!'

A man stabbed a 22-year-old student in the face at the Brooklyn HQ of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement before he was shot dead by police.