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Miscellaneous | Chabad

Florida Chabad Rabbi and Son Rescue Orlando Family by Boat

The devastation caused by Hurricane Ian has extended far beyond Florida’s Gulf Coast. When Rabbi Yosef Konikov of Chabad-Lubavitch of South Orlando learned that a family of four was trapped on the second floor of their home in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando, and calls to 911 were not being responded to due to more urgent and immediate threats to life, the rabbi and his son Levi, a certified lifeguard, commissioned a boat and set out along flooded neighborhood streets to rescue the family.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

As Hurricane Ian Crashes Into Florida’s Gulf Coast, Chabad Rushes to Help

Category 4 storm expected to cause catastrophic flooding and damage

Miscellaneous | Judaism

9 Yom Kippur Myths and Misconceptions - High Holidays

Here’s your chance to rethink some things that “everyone knows” about the holy day.

Miscellaneous | The High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah 2022 FAQ - High Holidays

Observed on the day G‑d created Adam and Eve, it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year. The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is blowing the shofar (ram’s horn).

Miscellaneous | Judaism

RoshHashanah: 7 Tips for Making and Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Here are a number of suggestions to keep our resolutions long-lasting and meaningful.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

I Got Covid in Paris, a Rabbi Came to My Rescue - Jewish Life

Imagine arriving in a country where you don’t speak the language or know your way around, and contracting the latest strain of Covid. Who do you turn to?

History | History

Memo to Secret Police Chief Reveals Hunt for Chabad’s Soviet Underground

What does a top-secret post-war memo to Stalin’s MGB boss tell us about the Soviet campaign against Chabad?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

When Blessings Come Cloaked in Darkness

A distillation of the Rebbe's talk on Jewish indignation, 1966.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How Were the Priests Divided? - On the 24 Clans of Kohanim

The Torah dictates that the descendants of Aaron (the Kohanim) be separated from within the tribe of Levi and be prepared to serve in the Holy Temple (or Tabernacle).1

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

In the US, some fading Reform and Conservative synagogues go Orthodox to stay afloat

Chabad Hasidic outreach programs reverse decline and bring growth to congregations through a host of programming designed to foster a more traditional community

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Growth of Chicago’s Jewish Communities a Study in Chabad’s Broad Impact

New center in wake of Highland Park shooting part of a heartening trend in the Midwest Jewish metropolis

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Cover the Head With a Tallit During Prayer? - Mitzvahs & Traditions

One should make preparations before praying, including preparing special garments, as if one were meeting an important dignitary.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: 14 Facts About the Book of Psalms

Psalms is a most beloved book, filled with prayers, praises, and prose. Compiled by David, it is an essential part of the Jewish Canon.

News | News

Chabad rabbi says alleged July 4 Chicago shooter entered his synagogue on Passover

Rabbi Yosef Schanowitz, whose house of worship is near the site of Monday's shooting in heavily Jewish Highland Park, says he sternly asked Robert Crimo to leave

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

In the US, some fading Reform and Conservative synagogues go Orthodox to stay afloat

Chabad Hasidic outreach programs reverse decline and bring growth to congregations through a host of programming designed to foster a more traditional community

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why No Paschal Offering for 39 Years in the Desert? - Jewish History

As strange as it may seem, the Israelites seem to have only observed Passover once during their 40-year sojourn in the desert.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

11 Kippah Facts Every Jewish Guy Should Know - Mitzvahs & Traditions

A kippah is a head-covering traditionally worn by Jewish men
and boys as a sign of reverence and respect to G‑d.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Battle-Hardened Kharkov Welcomes Rabbi Home to Ukraine

In exile, Rabbi Moshe Moskovitz has been helping the community he worked to build for 30 years

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Is There a Flawless Proof That Torah Is True?

Years ago I attended a seminar where we were presented with logical proofs that the Torah was delivered to us by Moses at Sinai. I was convinced and began a path towards complete Jewish observance.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Rabbis receive anti-terror training after sacked professor repeats 'extremism' slur

EXCLUSIVE: Sociology professor David Miller, sacked from Bristol University amid claims he incited hatred against Jewish students, has republished parts of Iranian TV interview

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Seven Things People Get Wrong When Learning Kabbalah - …and how to get on the right track

1. Myth: Nobody goes to a Kabbalah class expecting to actually understand anything.

Truth: Kabbalah is about the human mind grasping the ungraspable.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

19 Facts About Moroccan Jews - Jewish Life

At times, they were welcomed, and at times, they were persecuted, but the Jewish presence remained throughout.

News | News

Blaze Destroys Torah Scrolls, Chabad House Serving Florida State University

The Florida State University campus, in Tallahassee, Florida. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – A fire ripped through Chabad-Lubavitch of the …

Miscellaneous | Judaism

What Is Ahavat Yisrael?

We all know the mitzvah to love your fellow Jew, but how do you love another as yourself?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Spiritual Physics - Jewish Prayer

What do you do with this powerful love and desire for G‑d, awakened during prayer as a result of our challenges?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: Does Hell Exist?

Who isn’t terrified at the notion of being in a fiery furnace for all eternity?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Redesigned and Updated, Chabad.org’s Haggadah Brings a Classic Text to Life

Second edition tops Amazon’s charts for both “Haggadahs” and “Jewish holidays” categories

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why No Chad Gadya? - Why Doesn’t the Chabad Haggadah Include the Post-Seder Songs?

Many have the custom to sing various post-Seder songs at the conclusion of the Passover Seder.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Overcoming Shortages to Bring Passover to 30,000 Ukraine Refugees in Europe

Mega-seders and home deliveries require many tons of shmurah matzah, wine and other staples

Miscellaneous | Judaism

The Agony and Ecstasy of Jewish Sovereignty - Has the State of Israel been a success?

A critical analysis of Israeli statehood, Jewish identity and Middle East politics since 1948.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

25 Chabad Rabbinic Interns Dispatched Towards Ukraine Border

As soon as a river of Jewish refugees began streaming out of Ukraine, it became clear that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Europe needed more manpower—and fast.

News | News

In Ukraine, Jews Celebrate Purim With Muted Joy - Holiday goes on in cities under attack


Wearing a wide-brimmed sombrero and colorful poncho, Kherson’s Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Wolff, stood in the city’s beautiful renovated synagogue clutching a megillah.

Miscellaneous | Purim

Thousands of Ukraine Refugees in Europe and Israel Take a Joyous Break For Purim

Late on Tuesday, Miriam Moskovitz, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Kharkov, Ukraine with her husband Rabbi Moshe Moskovitz, received a text from a woman in her community and a photo of fresh-baked hamantaschen.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

From Kharkov Subway to Hamburg Hotel, a Jewish Family’s Escape from Ukraine

Alona Dedovsky considers herself lucky. For nine days she, her husband, young son, elderly parents and even older great-aunt lived deep underground in Kharkov’s Prospekt Gagarina subway station.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

Even War Could Not Stop This Bar Mitzvah in Dnipro, Ukraine

City’s rabbi and community celebrate at the Golden Rose synagogue adjacent to massive Menorah Center

Miscellaneous | Chabad

140 Refugees From Ukraine Children’s Home Arrive Safely in Israel

A group of 140 refugees from a children’s home in Zhitomir, Ukraine, —including 90 young children—arrived at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, where they were greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other cabinet ministers, ending a grueling, five-day journey through a deadly war zone.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Who Are the Jews of Ukraine?

350,000 Jews are served by 200 Chabad couples in 35 cities and towns

News | News

‘We Need a Miracle’: Jews of Ukraine Pray for Peace as Invasion Continues

Chabad rabbis are providing material aid and spiritual comfort wherever possible

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Chabad in Beijing Provides a Kosher Boost at Olympics

A whopping 1,500 meals prepared for visiting athletes, coaches and journalists

Miscellaneous | Judaism

17 Facts About Moses Every Jew Should Know

Moses was born in Egypt during the enslavement of the Jews. His parents, Amram and Yocheved, were from the illustrious tribe of Levi.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

The Moses Connection - The Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom

“Command” in Hebrew is tzivah, which also means “connect.”

News | Jewish Community

What It’s Like to Be a New Jewish Arrival in Utah

Entrepreneur Mort Fertel shares how he and his family have turned Salt Lake City into home

Miscellaneous | Judaism

13 Facts About Jewish Leap Years - Jewish Calendar

The Hebrew leap year ensures that the Jewish calendar remains true to the solar cycle

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Understanding After Doing - The Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom

At Sinai, we declared, “We will do and we will understand!”

Angels descended from heaven and placed two crowns upon our heads.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Bob Saget, 65, Comedian and Co-Host of Chabad Telethon in California

He is remembered as a warm, loving soul who gave back to the community

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Women First - The Daily Dose of Wisdom

When it came time to give the Torah to the Jewish people, G‑d told Moses to speak with the women first.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

13 Ways the Lubavitcher Rebbe Changed the World Forever - Impact

How one man in Brooklyn. N.Y., shattered misconceptions and predispositions about Judaism—and forever changed the world.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Did G-d Smite the Firstborn? - Parshah

Our job is to find the divine sparks hidden within each person, each object and each event, and let that shine.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Do Jews Really Believe In Reincarnation?

Every descent of the soul into this world has a specific Divine purpose. This is the case whether it is the soul’s first descent or a subsequent reincarnation. There are many aspects of gilgul haneshamot—reincarnation of the soul—that are complex and intricate beyond the scope of this response. However, to understand the general purpose for reincarnation, we can look to the three reasons outlined by Rabbi Yeshaya HaLevi Horowitz, as provided by the Kabbalists, in his classic work Shnei Luchot HaBrit (Shaloh).1

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

Were the Maccabees Wrong to Fight? - Chanukah

When we kindle our Chanukah candles each year, the light that glows is the spirit of faith and determination of the Maccabees.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

My Father, My Superman - Health & Wellness

I watched my father, encloaked not in a red cape but in a weathered, white tallit, a joyful Chassidic melody on his lips.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Jewish Wisdom: Mothering Teens Is Harder Than I Thought - Vayishlach

On the one hand,
I saw myself traveling, working long hours, being busy with a busy career; on
the other hand, I always had this desire to be a mommy.

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

How This Rabbi Built 30,000 Public Menorahs

A Chabad emissary in New Jersey has taken menorah construction to new heights

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: Why Is the Contemporary Prayer Book So Long?

During the days of the First Temple, no formal prayer was needed.

News | Jewish Community

An American Rapper and a Soviet Child: Parallel Journeys of Return

My childhood could not have been more different from that of Nissim Black.

Miscellaneous | Sukkot

10 Tips for an Amazing Sukkot @ Home - Sukkot & Simchat Torah

You can create an over-the-top joyous Sukkot at home, one to
remember fondly long after the pandemic has been relegated to the dusty annals
of history.

Miscellaneous | The High Holidays

14 Tips for an Amazing Yom Kippur at Home - High Holidays

Many of us will be celebrating Yom Kippur alone. Here are our pro tips to making your at-home Yom Kippur meaningful and memorable.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Criticized by Family Members for Becoming Religious

They think that the laws are stupid and separate me from them. And sometimes, I think that they’re right! I feel so alone and it makes me question the journey that I am on.

Miscellaneous | The High Holidays

Why Is Rosh Hashanah Before Yom Kippur? - Is it possible we've gotten these holidays all wrong?

Maybe we’ve got everything 100% wrong. Because if we’re thinking the holidays are backward, it’s likely we’ve got their meanings backward.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

A Short History of Bringing Shofar to the Streets

The first mitzvah campaign to bring Judaism to the individual, wherever he or she was

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Boston Chabad Rabbi Stabbed Several Times, Attacker Apprehended by Police

A Boston Police cruiser. Photo: Ben Schumin / Wikimedia A Boston-area Chabad rabbi was in stable condition after being stabbed …

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Glimpse Into Rebbe’s Holocaust Correspondence Discovered in a Basement

Leonard Holtz found an archive of letters in a shoebox. Then he and his wife gave it to the Chabad Library

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

‘The Almighty Helped Me to Survive’: A Marine’s Tale From the Pacific Theater

When Bernard (Baruch) Haller enlisted in the United States Marines in 1941, he had two goals: to serve his country and to survive. To accomplish these goals, he knew that he’d need the help of a Higher Power. And so Haller, known to friends as Bernie, vowed then and there never to eat non-kosher meat and never to miss a day of tefillin.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

13 Facts About Learning Torah - Mitzvahs & Traditions

Torah study occupies a central place in Jewish life, but how much do we really know about this activity?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

9 Facts You Should Know About Mount Sinai - Shavuot

Mount Sinai is where G‑d Himself descended and struck a deal with His chosen people.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Healing Body and Soul - Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom

Your body and your soul fuse together as one. Nothing happens in the soul that is not reflected in the body. And nothing happens in the body that doesn’t deeply affect the soul

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Thinking Healthy - Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom

The Baal Shem Tov taught, “Where a person’s thoughts are, that’s where he is, all of him.”

Miscellaneous | Judaism

10 Facts About Pesach Sheini Every Jew Needs to Know

If someone was unable to participate in the Passover offering at
the proper time, they would offer the sacrifice a month later.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Torah Study: Does It Matter Which Words Rashi Quotes?

See how a nuance in a simple one-line Rashi can be examined, unpacked, and understood in an entirely new light.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Is It Wrong to Like a Lot of Stuff? - Parshah

Is it OK to
enjoy a good shopping spree and to delight in yet another Amazon box at your
doorstep?

Miscellaneous | Passover

As Covid Recedes, Passover Ushers in Season of Hope

Amid continued restrictions and rising vaccinations, Chabad-Lubavitch brings Passover to one and all

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Coming Home: 65-Year-Old Hidden Jew Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah - Contemporary Voices

Discarding all documents and photographs that might reveal the family’s Jewish ties, they refused to discuss their lives prior to arriving at Ellis Island.

Miscellaneous | Purim

Purim: Why Read the Megillah Twice?

Why do we read the Megillah twice every Purim, once at night
and once during the day?

Miscellaneous | Chabad

11 Russian Chassidic Songs That Uplift the Soul and Enliven the Spirit - Jewish History

Russian, Belarussian, and Ukrainian peasants
were a source for beloved songs, sometimes with Hebrew or Yiddish added.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How to Observe Judaism in Outer Space?

Space travel presents its own unique challenges to the Jewish astronaut: How can one procure kosher space food, as well as all the other necessities of Jewish life? How does one face Jerusalem when praying in orbit?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Torah: What to Tell Yourself When Things Go Wrong

In the meantime, it’s dark, confusing, and difficult. That’s only because the process of getting to a deeper place can give space for negative consequences. But just around the bend is a time, a space that is even deeper and greater, that it will make thi

Miscellaneous | Chabad

He Came to Fix a Freezer. Little Did He Know . . .

My wife, Esti, and I co-direct the Chabad Jewish Student Centre in Vancouver, Canada. As you can imagine, we serve a lot of food. So our freezer, which is filled with lots of kosher meat, chicken and other kosher items, is very important to us.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

3D Kabbalah #5: The Art of Balance - 3D Kabbalah: How G-d Creates the World

God's names are expressions of one single Entity, reflecting Him and how He interacts with the reality He creates.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: Darkness is a lie. There is only light.

Darkness lurks ubiquitously, mockingly, as though it is the sober truth—that all is empty, for there is no meaning.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Discovering a Personal G-d on My Trip to the Ohel - The Ohel

I had decided to visit the Ohel, the Rebbe’s gravesite in Queens, N.Y., a place I hadn’t been in more than 16 years and a place I actually thought I wouldn’t ever be again.

News | Jewish Community

Chief Rabbis Honor Rabbi Jonathan Sacks by Teaching His Work on the Rebbe’s Talks

Excerpt from Sacks’s Torah Studies Taught in Six Languages as Part of Worldwide Project

News | Jewish Community

Circumcision, Berzerkeley, and the Power of Five Minutes - Jewish Life

Rabbi Chanan Feld was a towering fixture of my childhood—my friend’s father, and my father’s friend. He had the cuddly torso of a teddy bear, the magical beard of a wizard, and the twinkling eyes of a Rebbe. This is how I remember him.

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

Why Insist on Depicting a Straight-Branched Menorah? - Questions & Answers

Despite the depiction of the Temple menorah on the Arch of Titus, Chabad makes a point of depicting the menorah with straight, diagonal branches. Why?

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

Chanukah: The Eternal Light - Daily Dose of Wisdom

The flames of the Temple Menorah have been dark for many centuries, but the flames of the Chanukah menorah can never be extinguished.

News | Antisemitism Watch

One Person Injured During Antisemitic Attack on Menorah-Lighting Ceremony at University of Kentucky

A police car outside the Chabad center at the University of Kentucky. Photo: Screenshot. Police in Lexington, Kentucky, have boosted …

Miscellaneous | Judaism

A Deeper Look at the Menorah Blessings - Chanukah, 5743

The three blessing we recite before kindeling the menorah carry deep inside them the timeless Chanukah lessons for our service of God, specifically in our times.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The First Hanukkah Light in Bergen Belsen - Chanukah

A wooden clog became a hanukkiah; strings from a uniform, a wick; and shoe polish, pure oil.

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

Chanukah: How Is It Possible that Enlightened Reasoning Could Bring to Spiteful Bigotry?

This is the light of God’s wisdom. It’s not there for our use that we can manipulate it and modify it to fit our needs and desires. If we’re able to figure a little bit of it out, well, that’s pretty amazing. But if we can’t, that doesn’t change its truth

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Join Us in Praying for (and Learning From) Rabbi Sacks

If you read Chabad.org, or if you follow the happenings of the Jewish world, it is virtually impossible for you not to have been touched by the writings, teachings or example of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Rabbi to Blow Rosh Hashanah Shofar in Two Countries at the Same Time

Observing the holiday on an island split by the coronavirus pandemic

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

5780 in Review: A Year of Pain and Loss—and of Kindness and Community - The stories that helped define the year

As nearly every aspect of the world around us was changing in this year of global pandemic, Chabad.org/News worked to provide unique perspectives on the unfolding tragedy and unfathomable loss of life, while at the same time reporting on the outpourings of kindness and humanity from every part of the globe. With the Jewish year 5780 coming to a close, here is a look at some of the stories that defined it, as featured on Chabad.org/News.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Are Body Piercings Kosher? - Questions & Answers

We often associate
piercings with tattoos, and we may wonder if they are equally forbidden.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Crown Heights: A Jewish Community Under Attack From Coronavirus

Kindness abounds from behind closed doors, even though its streets are silent

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 | 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 | 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.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 …

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.