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  • Victim of police beating on video at N.Y. Chabad center has charges dropped

    October 23, 2012 | 11:19 am

    All charges have been dropped against a homeless man shown on a video being beaten by New York police officers at a Chabad youth center in Brooklyn.

    The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office said Monday afternoon that it would drop the charges against Ehud Halevy, 21, who was...

  • Israel opens schools with record number of students

    August 27, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Israeli schools opened for more than 2 million students, a record for the country.

    The number of students included 145,374 first-graders, including Moshe Holtzberg, whose parents were murdered in the November 2008 terrorist attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.

    Many cities...

  • Rebbe on the go

    By David Suissa

    August 1, 2012 | 1:06 pm

    It’s one thing to feel holiness when you enter a synagogue on Shabbat or a holy day. You go in expecting holiness. You expect that the rabbi’s sermon will inspire you; that you will have a spiritual experience and connect with God.

    But what if it’s not Shabbat or a holy day? What if...

  • Irvine Chabad House hit by potted plant

    June 2, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    A potted plant was thrown through the front window of the Chabad House at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) on Tuesday, May 31.  The building is the site of regular Friday night and holiday dinners for UCI students and serves as the residence of UCI Chabad co-directors,...

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  • Witness: Pakistani intelligence official ordered Chabad house attack

    May 26, 2011 | 10:49 am

    Pakistani government intelligence official directed terrorists to attack the Mumbai Chabad house in their November 2008 rampage through the Indian city, a witness in the terror trial testified.

    David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani American who has confessed to conducting surveillance...

  • Chabad bombing suspect pleads ‘not guilty’

    By Ryan Torok

    May 23, 2011 | 3:45 pm

    Ron Hirsch, a transient accused of setting off an explosive device outside of a Chabad in Santa Monica last April, pleaded not guilty to four felony charges in a downtown Los Angeles federal court on May 23. A trial has been set for June 28.

    Charges against Hirsch include use of an...

  • Religious books rescued from Christchurch Chabad House

    April 13, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Nearly 1,000 religious books have been rescued from the heavily damaged Chabad House in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    The Chabad House is located in the city’s downtown, near the epicenter of the major Feb. 22 temblor that claimed more than 165 lives, including three Israelis. Days...

  • Thailand Chabad House again damaged by floods

    March 29, 2011 | 10:17 am

    A recently renovated Chabad House in Thailand has been ravaged again by flooding.

    Heavy rains and flooding this week once again put the Chabad House in Koh Samui under water. The center recently completed a $50,000 renovation after floods in November destroyed electrical equipment,...

  • Two more Israelis dead in New Zealand quake

    March 1, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Two more Israeli bodies were identified in New Zealand, and at least two others remain missing since last week’s devastating earthquake.

    The dead Israelis, Ofer Levy and Gabi Engel, 22-year-olds from Rehovot, were found in Christchurch Tuesday by New Zealand search and rescue...

  • Several Israelis still missing in New Zealand

    February 23, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Up to four Israelis who were in Christchurch, New Zealand at the time remain missing and are feared dead.

    On Wednesday, Israel’s consul to New Zealand, Teddy Poplinger, said that his staff is working to contact all Israelis who were reported to be in the area of the quake when it...

  • Israeli killed, Chabad House destroyed in New Zealand quake

    February 22, 2011 | 10:11 am

    An Israeli backpacker was among dozens killed in an earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand and destroyed its Chabad center.

    At least 65 people are reported dead and many buildings toppled, including the city’s Chabad house, in Tuesday’s temblor, which...

  • New Mumbai Chabad house to memorialize Holtzbergs

    October 20, 2010 | 10:28 am

    Tentative plans for a new Chabad House in Mumbai feature a memorial to the emissary couple slain in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city.

    The plans for the new Nariman House, on the site of the previous Chabad House, are pending consultations with security experts, according to an...

  • USC Trojans march for restored Torah; Backyard tashlich in Fairfax

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Trojans Greet Restored Torah
     
    When the Trojan fight song rings out at a Torah restoration ceremony, where else could you be but at USC?

    About 100 people gathered Sunday under the shade of sycamore trees in front of the university's Bovard Auditorium to witness the ceremonial...

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