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Flood of Chabad Outreach After Sandy

16 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
Despite damage and loss of power, Chabad rabbis in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy are redoubling their efforts to reach out in their communities and provide a helping hand to Jews in need.

Chabad Women Rocking in ‘Bulletproof Stockings’ (Video)

12 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
Rocking custom sheitels and opaque tights, and walking the sidewalks of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Dalia Shusterman and Perl Wolfe have the Hasidic world talking – and singing along to the tunes of their Hasidic alternative rock girl band, Bulletproof Stockings.

The Evolution Of American Orthodoxy: An Interview with Yeshiva University Librarian Zalman Alpert

22 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
Books. Some people love them; others claim they can do without them. For Zalman Alpert, they are essentially his life. For the past 35 years, Alpert has served as a reference librarian at Yeshiva University (YU). Educated at Columbia University’s School of Library Services and New York University’s School of Education, where he attained a master’s degree in Modern Jewish History, Alpert is one of those individuals who knows a little (sometimes a lot) about everything. Over the years, he has contributed articles to such works as Encyclopedia of Hasidim; Jewish American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture; Midstream; and The Jewish Press.

The Love For The Torah

2 Tammuz 5772 – June 21, 2012
Many inspiring stories emanate from the Lubavitch chassidic movement. One of the stories published in Di Yiddishe Heim bulle­tin describes the early years of Rav Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, known as the Tzemach Tzedek. This year marks the 146th anni­versary of his passing.

Tibbi’s Roundup: ‘Asifa’ Organizers Snub Women, Lubavitch

14 Iyyar 5772 – May 5, 2012
Happy New Week. I'm trying a topical approach to my roundup, so I went trolling for new, interesting things about Lag Ba'Omer (only a...

Israeli Foreign Minister Visits Muslim Azerbaijan, Chabad House

3 Iyyar 5772 – April 25, 2012
Israel marked twenty years of diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan on Sunday, with a visit to the 95% Muslim country by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who also visited the capital city’s Chabad house, according to a report by Lubavitch.com.

Chai’s Rabbi Metzger Pays $40 Million for Midtown Building Shared with Lubavitch

19 Nisan 5772 – April 11, 2012
The NY Post reported that Rabbi Joshua Metzger has signed a contract to pay $40 million for the 12-story, 60,000-square-foot building at 509 Fifth...

Lubavitch Replicate Another Major Edifice

10 Adar 5772 – March 4, 2012
After moving the Rebbe's home at 770 Eastern Parkway to Israel, Lubavitch now moves the Kotel to America. My advice to you is, fasten the bolts and beams in your house, or one morning you'll wake up to discover Lubavitch has moved you to a new continent…

Westport to Lubavitch: Hands Off the Three Bears

5 Adar 5772 – February 28, 2012
When you think of Lubavitch and Bears, you're more likely to come up with Dov Ber rather than that illustrious trio renowned for that infamous Goldilox incident. But this time you'd be wrong.

India to Expel Lubavitchers for Espionage – or Maybe Just a Farbrengen

14 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
Two Israeli Lubavitchers are about to be deported from southern India for what intelligence forces describe as suspicious behavior, but may only be harmless spiritual get-togethers into the night.

Video: White House Kitchen Goes Kosher

25 Kislev 5772 – December 21, 2011
In honor of the annual White House Hanukkah celebration, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Director of American Friends of Lubavitch,  kashered the White House kitchen.

The Chabad Cookbook – The Most Prized in My Collection

22 Kislev 5769 – December 19, 2008
I collect cookbooks the way other people collect coins, shot glasses, or miniature teaspoons.

The Chabad Cookbook – The Most Prized in My Collection

I collect cookbooks the way other people collect coins, shot glasses, or miniature teaspoons.

New Jewish Institutions In Poland

10 Shevat 5766 – February 8, 2006
The opening of the first full-time Chabad center in Poland, under the direction of Rabbi Shalom Ber and Dina Stambler, was made official at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim earlier this year.

Farbrengen: A Gathering Of Images: Photographs Of Jerry Dantzic

7 Iyyar 5763 – May 9, 2003
A farbrengen is a gathering of Hasidim in the presence of their holy Rebbe to learn Torah and hear his words of wisdom. This exhibition is such a gathering. The hitherto unseen photographs by the photographer Jerry Dantzic present the collective fabric and texture of the Lubavitch community. The Torah life of a hasid is seen in a joyous wedding dance, tender moments at the bedeckening and under the chupah, a l'chaim to the Rebbe, and rapt attention at leining on Purim morning.

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