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  • How the Chabad rebbe helped create food stamps, and other Jewish Medal of Freedom stories

    5 days ago

    Barack Obama got a big laugh at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Tuesday when he pretended not to know Barbra Streisand was Jewish.

    It was just one of many Jewish moments in one of the most Jewish iterations of the ceremony in memory. Four of the 17 people awarded...

  • Obama cites Lubavitcher rebbe in proclamation

    April 3, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    President Obama underlined the accomplishments of the late Lubavitcher rebbe in his proclamation of Education and Sharing Day.

    In Tuesday’s proclamation, Obama highlighted the teachings of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and said that Schneerson embodied a “humanitarian...

  • Tens of thousands visit rebbe’s grave

    July 6, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    More than 50,000 people visited the grave of the seventh Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, on the 17th anniversary of his death.

    Along with the visitors Tuesday at Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, N.Y., an estimated 1 million more people sent requests to be left at...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lubavitch Recall Sept. 11

    By Sharon Samber

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Lubavitch rabbis from across the United States and 40 countries launched the 100th birthday commemoration of their spiritual leader, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, by marking the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    Standing Monday in the cold wind and bright...