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  • In wake of rabbi’s murder, Miami Jews fretting over security

    August 19, 2014 | 1:27 pm

    The streets of North Miami Beach look different since the murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin. At Northeast 175th Street and 8th Court, in the heavily Orthodox neighborhood where he was killed, a memorial of candles is arranged in a Star of David that the community keeps lit. Police...

  • Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, father of Jewish Renewal, dies

    July 3, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the father of the Jewish Renewal movement, has died at age 89.

    A maverick rabbi who started out in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, Schachter-Shalomi transitioned over time toward a New Age, neo-Chasidic approach, gaining a substantial following on...

  • Shabbat dinner sets Guinness record

    June 18, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    More than 2,000 people in Tel Aviv set the Guinness World Record for largest Shabbat dinner.

    At a June 13 evening event hosted by White City Shabbat, a Tel Aviv organization that hosts and coordinates Shabbat meals, and co-sponsored by Chabad-Lubavitch, 2,226 people gathered for...

  • Schools caution on alcohol during Simchat Torah

    By Jared Sichel

    September 24, 2013 | 3:44 pm

    Dozens of men sit around a few tables, humming a soft Chasidic niggun (tune), swaying slowly back and forth, noshing on cold cuts, salads and light snacks. Some are sipping on small cups of vodka. Most wear white dress shirts, black dress pants and a long black coat. 

    This is a...

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  • Putin: First Soviet government was mostly Jewish

    June 19, 2013 | 10:17 am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that at least 80 percent of the members of the first Soviet government were Jewish.

    “I thought about something just now: The decision to nationalize this library was made by the first Soviet government, whose composition was 80-85 percent...

  • Rabbi denies he knew of sexual abuse at Jewish school

    February 21, 2013 | 7:41 am

    A man under investigation for allegedly sexually abusing boys at a Sydney Jewish day school told police that senior rabbis knew of his actions but failed to report them to authorities, a newspaper reported.

    The Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday that the man told New South...

  • Chabad Telethon raises $4 million

    By Ryan Torok

    September 12, 2012 | 3:05 pm

    Hollywood stars and dancing rabbis came together for the 32nd annual Chabad “To Life” Telethon on Sept. 9. Held for the first time at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, the high-profile fundraiser raised approximately $4 million for Chabad of California.

    “At Chabad, there’s no...

  • Amid the ravages of wildfires, Colorado Jews band together

    July 2, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    The Sidmans are among the lucky ones: Their Colorado Springs home is still standing, nearly untouched by the flames that left many of their neighbors’ houses in ashes.

    “I was just sobbing uncontrollably, even though my house was perfect,” Renee Sidman told the Colorado Springs...

  • Relief funds assisting Colorado fire victims

    July 2, 2012 | 11:36 am

    As residents of Colorado Springs return to their homes following widespread wild fires, U.S. Jewish communities are raising money for relief funds.

    The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, in conjunction with local synagogues, community organizations and national partners, has...

  • Rabbi David Wolpe tops Newsweek’s L.A.-heavy list of ‘most influential’ rabbis

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 2, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple is officially the top rabbi in America, according to Newsweek and the Daily Beast.

    The sixth annual installment of the “Top 50 Rabbis” list, published on April 2, included rabbis who head religious movements, rabbis who lead political and...

  • Quit Facebook or risk expulsion, N.Y. Orthodox school orders students

    March 28, 2012 | 10:23 am

    An Orthodox Jewish girls’ high school in Brooklyn has ordered its 11th-grade students to close their Facebook accounts and pay a fine.

    Administrators at the Beis Rivkah High School, which is associated with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, reportedly called each 11th-grader with...

  • Joplin’s small Jewish community hit by tornado

    May 24, 2011 | 10:28 am

    At least two Jewish brothers are missing in the wake of a deadly tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo.

    Other members of the small Jewish community there are in need of basic supplies, Chabad.org reported late Monday.

    Rabbi Yehuda Weg, the Tulsa-based director of Chabad-Lubavitch of...

  • Matisyahu—reggae king without a crown?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Has Orthodox reggae star Matishayu severed his ties with Chabad-Lubavitch? Is he a bad influence on religious youth? And is he still frum?

    Blogs have been buzzing over these questions since Matisyahu appeared to distance himself from Chabad last month.

    "My initial ties were through...

  • Briefs: Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction; Chabad expands on West Coast

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction

    A survey of historic landmark buildings in Boyle Heights will start shortly, spurred in part by the mysterious demolition of a former Jewish Community Center last year.

    To prevent such thoughtless destruction...

  • Life of a Footsoldier

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Shmuel Marcus is a bit like the lucky son of an ambitious frontier storekeeper, who relies on family to staff a second storefront.

    Since January, Marcus, 27, has operated Orange County's newest Chabad from a living room alcove of the second-floor Cypress apartment he shares with his...

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