Having run into Rabbi Goldberg at a Chabad tefillin stand in France, the two discussed the Seven Noahide Laws, the importance of charity in Judaism and recited a Hebrew blessing together.
By David Rosenberg
For decades, emissaries of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement have set up tefillin stands in universities and at street corners around the world, looking to encourage Jewish passersby to put on phylacteries.
One such tefillin stand in Paris received a most unusual visitor on Monday, when a middle-aged tourist from Morocco approached the stand and began chatting about the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
As Chabad emissary Israel Goldberg soon learned, the visitor was not the run-of-the-mill tourist, but Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco. Continue Reading »
Reason for the attack is still unknown, but some claim it was a hate crime.
By SAM SOKOL
Dramatic footage of Monday’s stabbing attack against an Israeli yeshiva student outside of Chabad’s international headquarters in Brooklyn was released Tuesday.
Stabbing attack against an Israeli yeshiva student – Screenshot
The attacker, an unidentified African-American described as a homeless man by the Daily News, entered the building and, according to witnesses, asked for a book. He subsequently left but then returned and took out a switchblade, menacing a group of students before stabbing 22-year-old Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel of Betar Illit, Israel. Continue Reading »
Even if there are more deadly crocodiles than Jews in Australia’s Outback,that’s not going to stop Chabad emissaries from bring Chanukah to the few wandering Jews.
Hanukkah Down Under is arguably the most public of Jewish festivals, an eight-day blitz of festivities across the continent.
The ‘Mitzvah Tank,’ a synagogue on wheels, belonging to Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia.- Photo: George Koulakis
Cherry pickers hoist rabbis high above the crowds to light giant Hanukkah menorahs in public spaces; inside the Westfield chain of shopping malls – founded by Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy – menorahs jostle alongside Christmas decorations; on the beaches and in the bays, in parks and even in parliament, Hanukkah is a hive of activity. Continue Reading »
Israel TV-2 reports Global Jihad terrorist has been arrested by Indian authorities. India has Heightened security alert around possible Jewish targets.
By Gil Ronen
Channel 2‘s website says that Indian security forces have arrested a Global Jihad terrorist who they believe planned to carry out terror attacks against Jewish targets in India. The investigation revealed that he is part of a cell that planned terror attacks in Mumbai and other locations. Chabad houses were reportedly on the list of planned targets.
The report has not been corroborated by other news sources.
According to the report, there are terror alerts regarding two possible targets on the island of Goa, which is very popular with Israelis, especially in the October “party season”: a beach town named Anjuna and a nearby resort village named Arambul. Continue Reading »
The Chabad center has begun passing out supplies and giving shelter to those left homeless after the deadly tornado devastated parts of the State.
A Chabad center in Oklahoma City opened its building as a shelter for those displaced by a deadly tornado.
A man walking over the ruins of his destroyed house following the deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013. Photo: Brett Deering/Getty
The Chabad Community Center of Southern Oklahoma also is collecting supplies for those left homeless by the tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday afternoon, leaving at least 24 people dead, including several children, and injuring hundreds. Continue Reading »
Vladimir Putin says Russia will not comply to a U.S. District Court verdict by returning a disputed 18th Century Jewish archive to the U.S., saying doing so, would “open a Pandora’s box”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he refused to return a historic but disputed Jewish archive to the United States because doing so would “open a Pandora’s box”, AFP reports.
Putin spoke after a U.S. judge slapped a daily fine of $50,000 on Moscow last month for its failure to comply with a 2010 order to return the sacred texts.
Putin’s international cultural cooperation representative Mikhail Shvydko said at the time that the ruling “doomed” the chances of the archive ever being sent to the United States. Continue Reading »
Security guards at the Ramat Aviv shopping mall explain that they were acting on specific instructions. The mall management says that store owners and customers have complained about Chabad activity in the mall. The haredi community doesn’t intend to let this pass
Last week, security guards at the swanky Ramat Aviv shopping mall refused to allow an Ultra-Orthodox man in, claiming that they were acting according to instructions from the mall’s management. A few mall workers who knew the man tried to intervene, but to no avail.
When asked to explain the incident, the management said that it had received numerous complaints from both store owners and shoppers saying they felt harassed by Chabad representatives active in the mall. Continue Reading »
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The Feldinger Chabad Jewish Centre is first synagogue in the city since 1929.
A synagogue has been dedicated in Basel for the first time in more than 80 years.
The Feldinger Chabad Jewish Centre is the first synagogue inaugurated in the city since 1929.
Rabbis and government officials were present at the opening ceremony.
The inauguration of the centre was supported by Sami Rohr, one of the most notable philanthropists to Chabad-Lubavitch causes worldwide.
Mr. Rohr was born in Berlin but escaped Germany prior to the outbreak of World War II. His parents were sent to a refugee camp but their 16-year-old son, found refuge with Shlomo Zalman and Recha Feldinger, a Jewish couple living in Basel. Continue Reading »
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