When The Kotzker Rebbe was five years old, he asked his father "Where is God?" to which his father answered "God is everywhere!" The young boy then corrected his father by saying "No, I think God is only where you let Him in." This remarkable story was quoted by the late Rabbi...
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Argentina’s president has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history.
President Christina Fernandez described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family.
He was adopted as a godson under...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Briefs: Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction; Chabad expands on West Coast
March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmSurvey 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...
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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...