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  • Three books, three opinions about The Lubavitcher Rebbe

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 23, 2014 | 2:48 pm

    The 20th anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (1902-1994) has inspired no fewer than three new biographies, a fact that attests to his enduring importance even outside the Chasidic community he led for four decades. Even more telling, however, is the fact that he is...

  • U.S. court rules for Chabad

    June 20, 2008 | 2:28 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—A U.S. appeals court ruled that a decades-old struggle between Chabad-Lubavitch and the Russian government over a seminal Lubavitch archive can proceed in the American courts.

    For decades, Chabad has appealed to the Soviet and later Russian governments to return the...

  • Rabbi Meir Abehsera: Remembering the possible Jew

    By David Suissa

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Meir Abehsera passed away in Jerusalem on June 6, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Claude, and seven children. This is a column that David Suissa wrote in 2008 about his relationship with Abehsera.


    You might call it the slap that launched a very interesting life.

    Meir...

  • Girls’ Schools Get New Home

    By Gaby Wenig

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In 1988, when Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, was sitting shiva for his wife, Chaya Mushka, West Coast Director of Chabad, Rabbi Shlomo Cunin, decided that the best way to comfort the mourner was to show him that there was still hope for the future. So...

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