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This Year’s High Holy Days: Challenged but Emboldened

We’re being tested — perhaps like never before in recent memory — for our sense of priorities, our core principles and attitudes, and our underlying faith.

University of Delaware Chabad Fire Was Arson, Investigators Say

The estimated damage is $150,000-$200,000.

Shalhevet Institute Explores Black and Orthodox Jewish Identities

The four panelists were invited to give a constructive rebuke to the Orthodox community for the way that it deals with issues of race.

Possible Drug Operation Suspected in Commercial Fire Opposite Chabad Girls School

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 24, a huge commercial fire broke out at 9041 West Pico Boulevard in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood.

Chabad Delivers Shabbat Meals During Lockdown

As the coronavirus shelter-in-place order continues, Chabad congregations are delivering Shabbat meals around Los Angeles to hundreds of people who are unable to cook...

The Tour Operator Rescuing Stranded Israelis During COVID-19

Yacov Amsalem’s business partner called from the United Kingdom and said, “We’re on the BBC!” The news item was about stranded British vacationers in the...

30 Going on 13, I Think I’m Ready for A(nother) Bat Mitzvah

Let’s be honest, no one really thinks a 13 year old thinks too seriously about the religious commitment they’re making when they stand before...

The Clash Over Support for Israel

Have the Jews paid a price for defending Israel? I am a lover and supporter of Israel. I dedicate much of my life and waking...

Anti-Semitism in America: When Is It Enough?

It’s an old trope: “Don’t get too comfortable, anti-Semitism is just around the corner.” My parents used to say it all the time. My...

Jewish Groups React to Monsey Stabbings

Jewish groups have expressed shock and horror over the stabbings that occurred at a rabbi’s house in the New York City suburb of Monsey,...

In Brooklyn, Conservative and Orthodox Jews Quarrel Over Rental of School Space 

Inside a ballroom at Brooklyn’s East Midwood Jewish Center (EMJC) — a Conservative synagogue — some 200 members danced in celebration of the installation...

Elan Carr, Israeli MK Spar Over How to Fight Anti-Semitism

United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, and Israeli Meretz Party Chairman and Knesset Member Nitzan Horowitz shared differing views...

Chabad Rabbi Joins Northern California Fire Relief Efforts

Amid widespread power outages and forced evacuations, Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky of Chabad of Sonoma County has been supporting those affected by the Kincade fire...

A Microcosm of Bipartisanship

Throughout the United States, people are engaging in intense and passionate conversations and debates regarding the political world’s current state. These exchanges have resulted...

Louis Kemp Memoir Pulls Back the Curtain on Bob Dylan

 In the recently released concert documentary by Martin Scorsese chronicling Bob Dylan’s 1975 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour, Dylan says, “If someone’s wearing a mask,...

Chabad Couple Runs the Kosher Farm on Maui

Each day, after Rabbi Mendel and Rebbetzin Chani Zirkind wake up, they say their prayers, learn some Torah, meet with members of their community,...

Setting Sail on New Adventures

Lester Helmus, 90 Lester Helmus never stands still. He’s either strolling through his apartment complex in Koreatown, overseeing a boat club, studying Torah with Downtown...

The Rebbe Fought Anti-Semitism By Spreading Pro-Semitism

We take it for granted that the way to address the evil of anti-Semitism is to fight it.  It’s a natural part of our...

Chabad of Century City Rabbi Tzemach Cunin, 43

Asked what it was like to grow up with Rabbi Tzemach Yehoshua Cunin, who died suddenly on July 5, his brother Rabbi Chaim Cunin...

Poway Torah Dedicated in Gilbert-Kaye’s Honor

Following the 30-day mourning period of Lori Gilbert-Kaye’s death and the Jewish holiday of Lag b’Omer, the Poway Chabad community gathered May 22 to...

The Candy Man

“The candy man can ’Cause he mixes it with love And makes the world taste good.”  — Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley In late April, I attended Lori...

Alleged Poway Synagogue Shooter Charged with Murder

(JTA) — The alleged gunman in the attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego was charged with murder. John Earnest, 19, was...

Updates from San Diego: Community Gathers, Prays, Grieves

SAN DIEGO – Shaina, a 15-year-old girl, corralled her younger sister and six other kids and led them out a back exit of Chabad...

What’s Happening: Passover Seders

FRI APRIL 19 Pico Night of Freedom Rabbi Yonah Bookstein and Rebbetzin Rachel Bookstein hold an inspiring first-night seder for young professionals and the community. The...

Westwood’s Model Matzah Factory Brings the Passover Experience to Life

Something amazing has happened on the third floor of Chabad House at UCLA in Westwood. It’s been magically transformed into the five different sets...

Arizona Chabad Construction Site Vandalized with Swastikas

A Chabad building that is under construction in Flagstaff, Ariz. was found with swastikas spray-painted and carved on it. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that...

Harvard Chabad Menorah Knocked Over on First Night of Hanukkah

The Chabad House at Harvard’s menorah was knocked over on Sunday, the first night of Hanukkah, an incident that is reportedly being investigated as...

Surviving the College Application Process

The prevailing wisdom is that junior year of high school is the toughest. However, Ross Mankuta, director of college counseling and academic planning at...

Into the Heart of Chabad

Shabbat begins. I follow Rabbi Reuven Wolf into 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn — Chabad World Headquarters. The prayer space is packed with bearded...

The surprising history of a one-time Charles Manson house

Fifteen years ago, Chabad of Pacific Palisades set up a summer camp on a sprawling two-acre estate located in Rustic Canyon. Originally, the estate...

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Israelis Brace for High Holidays in Shadow of Second Lockdown

The Ministry of Health says 5,238 new cases have been confirmed between Thursday and Friday, setting yet another negative record. Restriction on movement is somewhat relaxed from 500 yards from one's home to 1,000 yards.

A Tale of Two High Holidays: Why Orthodox Jews Are Going to Synagogue While Everyone Else Is on Zoom

(JTA) – At the Jewish Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this year’s High Holidays will be anything but normal. With eight services happening in various...

Remembering the Life and Work of the Woman who Championed Women’s Rights: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

She died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

3 Holocaust Monuments Vandalized With Swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

Police are investigating the instances of vandalism.
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