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  • On Sukkot, honoring the homeless

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 27, 2012 | 11:14 am

    On a recent Wednesday morning, Stuart Perlman wore paint-splattered clothes as he loaded up his 1999 Infiniti with art supplies and cans of low-salt Progresso soup before heading out on a painting excursion to Venice Beach. Over the past two years, Perlman has been spending two...

  • Chicago Chabad House avoids foreclosure

    June 28, 2012 | 10:56 am

    A Chicago Chabad House avoided foreclosure by filing for bankruptcy.

    The brownstone housing the Lubavitch Chabad of the Loop, Gold Coast and Lincoln Park was to have gone on the auction block Wednesday, but the bankruptcy filing this week gave Chabad additional time to repay a bank...

  • Thousands of Chabad emissaries gather for Brooklyn banquet

    November 28, 2011 | 11:52 am

    Thousands of emissaries from the Chabad-Lubavitch movement gathered for their annual banquet in Brooklyn.

    The nearly all-male crowd of about 4,500 at Sunday night’s gala dinner included nearly 4,000 Chabad emissaries from around the world, according to chabad.org. The event was...

  • The Rebbe’s army soldiers on

    By Sue Fishkoff

    December 4, 2008 | 1:14 am


    Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, the Chabad emissaries brutally murdered last week in Mumbai, ran the Jewish center they established in that Indian city on their own. But the young Israeli American couple were part of a worldwide network of Chabad-Lubavitch shluchim -- more than...

  • Grim news from Mumbai hits home

    By Jacob Berkman

    November 30, 2008 | 5:04 pm

    complete coverage on mumbai chabad attackNEW YORK (JTA)—Until confirmation finally came that the Chabad emissaries in Mumbai were among the more than 170 victims killed in this week’s terrorist attacks in India, Chabad Chasidim and emissaries the world over prayed for the best while fearing for the worst.

    By the morning of...

  • Chasidic beatboxing keeps Matisyahu moving

    By Matthue Roth

    November 12, 2008 | 10:16 pm

    Matisyahu is in a delicate place right now.

    Not emotionally (although in conversation he is raw and perceptive -- he always seems to know what you're thinking, and he's two steps ahead of the question you're about to ask) and not physically (on the night we speak, he's in Norfolk,...

  • Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Legacy Expanding

    By Sue Fishkoff

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ten years after the death of the last Lubavitcher rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, his influence on the Jewish world continues to grow.

    Tens of thousands of mourners visited Schneerson's grave in Queens, on Tuesday for his 10th yarhzeit. Israel's two chief rabbis had called for a...

  • Bloodless Coup

    By Lev Gorodetsky

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Escalating tensions in the Russian Jewish community exploded for all to see this week as authorities arrested Vladimir Goussinsky, the media tycoon who also serves as the president of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC).

    Tuesday's arrest, reportedly on charges of fraud and embezzlement,...

  • Missionary Passions

    July 1, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Five years after his death, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson seems to be influencing more people than he ever did in life. But not in ways he might have expected.

    It's ironic, perhaps. Pundits were sure that Schneerson's demise in June 1994 would lead to the disintegration of the...