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3,000 Lubavich Women Emissaries from Around the Globe Gather in New York

Hailing from as far away as Bangkok and the Congo, and as near as the Hamptons and the Bronx, these Chabad women serve communities throughout the world.

PM Netanyahu Visits Singapore Jewish Community at Maghain Aboth Synagogue

PM Netanyahu: "I want a reciprocal visit this year. This is year in Jerusalem, I look forward to meeting you there."

‘Nazis Rule’ Scrawled in Jewish Student’s Dorm Room at U of Minn

The drawing had a swastika and the words, "Nazis Rule." It depicted a death camp with Jews in a gas chamber.

NY Councilman Asks Obama to Commute Rubashkin’s Sentence, Too

NYC Council member Chaim Deutsch sent a letter to President Obama asking for last-minute clemency for Sholom Rubashkin before he leaves office.

Operation Survival: ‘Local Event to Address Issue That’s Become a National Epidemic’

Hundreds of local Jewish community members crowded into a wedding hall to hear about how to deal with the plague of substance abuse.

Russia’s Chief Rabbi: Terrorists Should Not Enjoy Safe Harbors

'The terrorists are trying to impose their agenda and language on the world, focusing on no negotiations, no value for human life, and murder and intimidation.'

Watch: The White House Kitchen is ‘Kosherized’ for A Hanukkah Party [video]

Rabbi Levi Shemtov says he is privileged to supervise the "kosherizing" of the most important kitchen in the USA.

PM and Wife Sara Visit Great Synagogue of Astana in Historic Visit

PM Netanyahu and his wife visited the Great Synagogue in the capital city of Kazakhstan, Astana, "in an Islamic country that honors coexistence."

Joint Azeri-Israeli Presidential Fund Supports Local Jewish Education

PM Netanyahu revealed in a speech in Baku that Israel jointly funds Jewish education with the president of Azerbaijan, and his predecessor.

Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael Steinsaltz Hospitalized in Jerusalem

One of the most beloved rabbis worldwide is recovering at a Jerusalem hospital after a catherization for a cranial blood clot.

Which Is Worse for Jews: Halloween or Christmas?

It is impossible to paint lipstick on either of these pigs, but in the competition between Halloween and Christmas over which of the two holidays is more dangerous Halloween wins out, hands down.

US Jewish Leaders Briefed by Dept. of Homeland Security Ahead of High Holy Days

More than 100 Jewish institutions were briefed on security in a pre-holiday conference call by the US Dept. of Homeland Security and Jewish Federation.

How 1970s Hassidic Hackers Created Worldwide Broadcast Network

This is the story of how a handful of young Hassidim set out to build a global communications network in the era before Periscope, Skype, VoIP, or even satellite or Cable TV.

A Pillar of Torah Lost as Haifa Chief Rabbi Sha’ar Yashuv Cohen Passes Away...

A bastion of Judaism and Torah has been lost with the passing of longtime Haifa Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef Sha'ar Yashuv Cohen, z'l, age 89.

Senior German Lawmaker Says Law of Integration is Solution to Jewish Community Fears

Senior German lawmaker Johannes Kahrs says a Law of Integration would solve the Jewish community fears being fed by recent events escalated by incoming Muslim refugees.

Australian Jewish College Director Suing over Claims She Pressured Abuse Victims Not to Complain

Back on February 11, 2015, the Australian ABC network reported on Nechama Bendet's testimony to the Royal Commission that day, admitting it was a mistake that Yeshivah College had never apologized directly to Manny Waks, a student who had been sexually abused by a guard.

Crown Heights Jews Remember: Prayers for Yankel Rosenbaum, z’l, Hope for Peace

Australian Professor Norman Rosenbaum visits the scene of his brother's murder in Brooklyn 25 years later, denouncing violence with bereaved father Carmel Cato.

Bennett Relying on Orthodox to Lead Israel’s Jewish Identity Project for Diaspora Youth

The fact that the first two of these organizations is completely Orthodox, while the third varies from one campus to another has irked many, in Israel and abroad.

Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshiva Boys to Finish Rabbinic Studies Before Military Service

Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva students will be able to finish their rabbinic studies before military service under a new agreement.

Chabad to Launch Center for Jews in East Africa

A new Chabad center opens in the East African nation of Kenya just in time for Rosh Hashana 2016 / 5777.

Rabbinical Congress for Peace Wants Netanyahu to Suspend Everybody’s Basic Rights

The government should "temporarily impose a complete censorship on radio and TV for several months."

Chabad Creates Jewish Welcome Centers for Brazil Summer Olympics in Rio

There will be three Chabad welcome centers for Jewish visitors to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

Chabad Rabbi Wins Second in Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Competition

Chabad Rabbi Hanoch Hecht came in second, competing on the popular 'Chopped' cable TV foodie show.

Jewish Program Launches Opioid Overdose Prevention Project

NCFJE's Operation Survival program is again shaking up the Jewish world with a new opioid overdose prevention project.

Attacked by Haredi, Officer Impounds his Hat, Forces him to Sit and Learn

"I'm not ashamed of what I do, should I apologize for representing Judaism in the IDF?"

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