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The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is called z’man simchaseinu, (the time of our happiness), and as millions of Jews around the world have been rejoicing this week with festive meals, prayers, concerts, and family outings, some antisemites tried to dampen the mood. On Wednesday night, a modern Orthodox shul in […]
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Rabbi Avraham Bekhor of Chabad of Randolph, NJ inspired his congregation to do more mitzvos, but his speech to them about it a few months ago made only a part of the impact. It took him almost dying a few hours after giving the speech for them to take it […]
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The most common question I get at our weekly community Shabbos meals is, “You must have spent all week cooking for this!” I always explain that in fact, I only cook on Friday mornings because I don’t like to spend my entire week cooking. To make this possible, I’ve adopted […]
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After the tragic collapse in Surfside, Florida of the Champlain Towers South condominium building, the community’s strong Orthodox Jewish contingent has been working nonstop to maintain traditional Jewish burial customs for the many Jewish victims. From through the period between death and burial known as aninut, the tahara, the ritual […]
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An Orthodox Jewish Israeli man who was visiting Baltimore to attend the wedding of a cousin was shot and killed on Sunday night. Efraim Gordon worked in IT and was 31 years old. According to the Baltimore Police Department, the motive appeared to be an attempted robbery. Gordon was shot […]
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An Chabad Hasidic Israeli man who was visiting Baltimore to attend the wedding of a cousin was shot and killed on Sunday night. Efraim Gordon, z’l, worked in IT and was 31 years old. According to the Baltimore Police Department, the motive appeared to be an attempted robbery, but he family […]
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Last month’s surprise Texas storm affected many in the state, but the small community of Austin was hit especially hard. “My biggest fear was at night. I kept checking on my kids, making sure they were warm and were breathing under all the heavy blankets. Thank God we were all […]
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Although Rabbi Levi Duchman has lived in Dubai for more than half a decade, he has never had as much on his plate as he does now. During Chanukah, an unprecedented number of Israelis came to visit, asking for help with everything from minyanim to food to whether the local […]
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Kosher Hotels and Authoritarianism: Israelis See Attraction in Easy UAE Travel, But Some Have Concerns Chevy Fleischman travels from Israel with a friend each year to celebrate their birthdays together. The Orthodox mother of five has been to Morocco and Peru, and now is hoping to visit a country that’s […]
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Officials Rule Delaware Chabad Center Fire an Arson Fortunately, no one was hurt in the blaze, but the damages are estimated to be at $75,000. The incident comes after a Chabad center in Oregon caught fire twice in the last week. Boy Forms Heartwarming Bond With UPS Driver During Pandemic […]
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