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Sep 19, 2014

For the second time in 3 days, newly elected District Attorney Ken Thompson visited Crown Heights, stopping at a local senior center and sends Rosh Hashana greetings to the community. Full Story

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Sep 18, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn explains when we are one, we merit the blessings of a sweet new year. Video

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Sep 18, 2014

The ninth Caribbean island will have its own full-time Chabad presence with the arrival of Rabbi Yaakov and Mushkee Raskin (nee Wilhelm) to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Full Story

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Sep 18, 2014

Seminary "Bet Shoshana" of Tel Aviv, directed by Mrs. Mindy Schmerling, prepares young women to build a Chassidic home. Full Story

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Sep 18, 2014

A lecture on miracle stories of Mezuzah was given at Chabad of Woodcliff Lake, NJ by Rabbi Aaron Raskin. Full Story

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Sep 17, 2014

Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman once again zoom up to the camera to present a 90 second Dvar Torah. Video

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Sep 17, 2014

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

Yossi Gershovitz is entering his second food venture in Crown Heights: A new dairy dessert shop for the sweet-toothed folks among us. Full Story

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Sep 17, 2014

Relief is headed towards Shluchim Benny and Sonia Hershcovich in Cabo and Rabbi Alexander and Esty Piekarski who are stranded after a hurricane. Full Story

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Sep 16, 2014

Cabo S. Lucas Shluchim Benny and Sonia Hershcovich, who is 9 months pregnant, have not been heard from following a hurricane, family asks for help. Update: Family members say they spoke with them Monday night. Full Story

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Sep 16, 2014

Children got a hands-on lesson about the Jewish new year with a shofar factory at Chabad of Gloucester County. Full Story

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Sep 15, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

A standing-room only crowd packed Lubavitch Yeshiva in Crown Heights for a powerful event Monday to combat child abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Sep 15, 2014

Chabad at HEC business school in Paris, directed by Rabbi Levi and Bracha Mimoun, offers kosher food and amenities. Full Story

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Sep 15, 2014

A new group supports and cultivates qualified frum women artists who are mothers as well. Full Story

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Sep 15, 2014

100 bochurim who teach in the Released Time program gathered in Queens for an educational and inspirational day of training. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Sep 15, 2014

Celebrity actors Elliott Gould and William Shatner filmed videos of support for the new Campus of Jewish Life in Portland, Oregon, directed by Shluchim Motti and Mimi Wilhelm. Full Story

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Sep 14, 2014

An event in Crown Heights will relaunch the organization Jewish Community Watch to combat child abuse in the Orthodox community. Full Story

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Sep 14, 2014

A global women's farbrengen will be held in honor of Chai Elul Sunday, 4 pm with Shluchos Itta Marcus, Shterna Gruzman, Rivka Marga Gestetner and others. Full Story

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Sep 12, 2014

Kehot Publication Society has released the first chapter of the 'Complete Tanya' with the Rebbe's commentary and more. Full Story

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Sep 12, 2014

Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, Shliach in Temecula, California, finds a lesson for relationships and Rosh Hashana from this week's parsha. Full Story

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Sep 11, 2014

Join us for a live class with world renowned lecturer and author, Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, tonight at 8pm EST. Live video

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Sep 11, 2014

120 women from across the greater Vancouver area gathered for a 'Community Mega Challah Bake' with Shlucha Rochie Pinson. Full Story

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Sep 11, 2014

13 years later, this clip takes a look back at the 9/11 terror attacks and shows what we learned as Jews, as Americans and as people.
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Sep 10, 2014

Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman once again zoom up to the camera to present a 90 second Dvar Torah.
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Sep 9, 2014

Jesse Hamilton is the Democratic nominee for NY State Senate's 20th District, after a race that had political bigwigs facing off. Full Story

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Sep 9, 2014

It was Uncle Moishy and lots of kosher food at a fair organized by Yakov Yarmove, Lubavitcher executive at Jewel-Osco supermarket. Full Story, Photos

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Sep 9, 2014

An exhibition of paintings of Jerusalem by Chasidic artist Joel Gluck will open at The Betzalel Gallery in Crown Heights Sunday. Full Story

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Sep 9, 2014

The Jewish Children's Museum will present a "Holiday Pavilion" at this Sunday's "Kosher Day", bringing the Tishrei holidays to real life. Full Story

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Sep 9, 2014

Rabbi DovBer Pinson, author of "Reclaiming the Self," explains why guilt is negative emotional baggage and how one can get rid of it. Full Story

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Sep 8, 2014

Top: Rubain Dorancy visits Crown Heights on Monday/Bottom: Crown Heights Political Club members

Avi Lesches, Shlomie Hecht and Sruly Clapman of the Crown Heights Political Club gave their endorsements in the New York election. Full Story, Photos

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Sep 8, 2014

Crown Heights activist Yaacov Behrman and friends call to support Jesse Hamilton for New York State Senate in the name of friendship. Full Story

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Sep 8, 2014

Chabad of California's L'Chaim To Life Telethon, attended by rabbis, elected officials and Hollywood notables, raises nearly $3 million.
Full Story, Photos

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Sep 8, 2014

Lecturer and author Rabbi Tzvi Freeman will be giving a live online class in honor of Chai Elul on COLlive.com. Full Story

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Sep 8, 2014

Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) in Longmeadow, MA mobilized over the summer to find space for new students and new classes in time for school's opening. Full Story

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Sep 7, 2014

From the COLlive inbox: A Yeshiva bochur writes a frank and open letter to girls his age and states the one thing guys want in a wife. Full Story

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Sep 7, 2014

At a barbecue for IDF soldiers in Ashkelon, each soldier recieved a special engraved gift from a few Chabad communities in the US. Full Story

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Sep 7, 2014

Op-Ed: A NY tax lawyer writes that the real source of the tuition problems which religious schools face is the attitude of school administrations. Full Story

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Sep 5, 2014

The annual Chabad Telethon, a TV staple for 34 years, was actually an idea of a non-Jewish actor who even filmed a funny bit for it. Full Story, Video

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Sep 4, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn for Chodesh Elul: Will Hashem remarry us - the Jewish people.
Full Story, Video

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Sep 3, 2014

Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman take to the camera to present a 90 second Dvar Torah on the Parsha.
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Sep 2, 2014

A Jewish father and son were sent to the hospital after a knockout attack by a black man in Crown Heights on Tuesday. "He came out of the blue and punched my son from behind," the victim told COLlive. Full Story

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Sep 1, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams took to the streets (and kosher eateries) of Crown Heights to promote his replacement in the State Senate, Jesse Hamilton. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Sep 1, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

Amid the hoopla of the West Indian Parade on Eastern Parkway, one Lubavitcher took out a Shofar to fulfill the Jewish custom. Full Story, Photos

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Sep 1, 2014

Halachik expert Rabbi Feitel Levin of Melbourne and Rabbi YY Jacobson have launched a new post Semicha program, this time globally. Full Story

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Aug 31, 2014

Lubavitch business owner and Crown Heights resident Mendy Raitport has announced that he is running for Senator of the 20th District."We live here, and we deserve better," he says. Full Story

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Aug 31, 2014

Photo: David Spieler

The Samborer Rebbe, Rabbi Hershel Yolles, a direct descendant of the Ba'al Shem Tov who learned in Tomchei Tmimim in Montreal passed away. Full Story

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Aug 30, 2014

Photos: Shalom Maatuf

Democratic candidates for New York State Senate's 20th district bounced around many questions during a Crown Heights debate. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 30, 2014

12 inches of water may not seem like much, but it was enough to spell disaster for the Detroit Jewish community last month.
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Aug 29, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn for Chodesh Elul: Is man truly like a tree? Video

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Aug 27, 2014

Time Magazine reedited a video which included "a horrendous blood libel accusing the IDF of stealing Palestinian organs."
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Aug 27, 2014

Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Crown Heights will host a debate between local candidates for New York State Senator, Thursday. Full Story

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Aug 26, 2014

Photos: Shalom Maatuf/COLlive

Kathy Hochul, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, swung by 770 Eastern Parkway and Raskin's Fish during a visit. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 26, 2014

In the presence of the Holtzberg family, the restored Chabad center in Mumbai was reopened; a $2.5 million museum is planned. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Aug 26, 2014

Ahead of the new school year, Professor Shlomo Eckstein and Rabbi Herbert Weiner share education advice the Rebbe gave them. Full Story

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Aug 25, 2014

Anne Frank's stepsister Eva Shloss held an audience of 500 in Denver spellbound with her story of the horrors of the Holocaust. Full Story

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Aug 24, 2014

As Chabad center in Napa Valley was damaged in the earthquake, Sunday, Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum attends to community. Full Story

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Aug 24, 2014

Bottom: Damage at Chabad of Napa, California

The strongest earthquake in 25 years struck California's Bay Area Sunday morning causing damage and injuring 70. Full Story

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Aug 23, 2014

Rubain Dorancy, candidate for New York State Senate's 20th District, speaks about racial tensions and keeping jobs. Full Story

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Aug 22, 2014

The building which was captured by terrorists to kill the Mumbai Shluchim and left vacant since 2008 will be opening next week. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 22, 2014

Photos: Ben Katan Studios

A Torah dedication ceremony was held in honor of renowned Rav and Chabad author and philosopher, Rabbi Dr. Jacob Immanuel Schochet obm at his first yartzeit. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Aug 21, 2014

Illustration photo of Hamafitz Judaica * shmoogle.com

If once only Lubavitch's "Spice and Spirit" was on shelves, today kosher cookbooks are best sellers in Judaica stores. Full Story

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Aug 21, 2014

An unpublished photo of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, the Rebbe's mother, is featured on the cover of the N'shei Chabad Newsletter in honor of her 50th yahrtzeit. Full Story

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Aug 20, 2014

There's a quickly growing group of Chabad Shluchim that are making their mark on their country's university campuses. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 20, 2014

CGI Florida Girls Division has concludes its successful inaugural season at the camp's recently acquired new campgrounds. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 19, 2014

A new Torah is being written in honor of the 25th Yartzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schapiro obm, known as a dedicated Mechanech and assistant principal in Oholei Torah. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 19, 2014

London Shliach Rabbi Shmuel Lew spoke about raising Chassidishe children for parents at Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh. Full Story, Video

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Aug 18, 2014

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was joined by elected officials and community leaders in Crown Heights to decry recent violence against Jews. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Aug 18, 2014

A Shloshim memorial gathering for Rabbi Chaim Aaron Kuperman obm will take place tonight in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Aug 18, 2014

Campers at Gan Israel Toronto received a pictorial album about the Rebbe's parents and spent Shabbos with visitors from a local day camp in honor of 20 Av. Full Story

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Aug 17, 2014

Today 4:45 pm: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will lead a news conference on Monday at the site of the attack of 24-year-old Avrohom Wolosow and will meet the family of Yosef Raksin. UPDATE: Rabbi YY Jacobson explains why everyone must attend. Full Story

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Aug 18, 2014

Spend Rosh Hashana in Ft. Lauderdale with Rabbi YY Jacobson and Rabbi Manis Friedman and Sukkos in Atlantis, Bahamas, hosted by Rabbi Pinny Andrusier. Full Story

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Aug 17, 2014

From the COLlive Inbox: The new Gmach founded by Crown Heights residents Devorah Wilmowsky and Chana Seligson helped my friend look like a charming picture - minus the cost. Full Story

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Aug 16, 2014

Photos: Mendy Moscowitz and Chana Blumes Photo

Over one thousand Jews from all walks of life gathered for five days of learning and inspiration at JLI’s National Jewish Retreat in Chicago. Photos

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Aug 15, 2014

A new publication to mark the 70th yartzeit of Rabbi Levi Yizchok Schneerson, the Rebbe's father, was produced by Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne. Full Story, Download

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Aug 15, 2014

In honor of the 70th yartzeit of the Rebbe's father, JEM presents 8 moments on this day that were captured in photo and video. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Aug 15, 2014

Fewer guests showed up at a recent Chabad wedding in Dnepropetrovsk, due to dangers on the roads, but the joy was evident. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 14, 2014

Illustration photo: Baruch Ezagui

Has knockout returned? Two attacks in the past 24 hours in Crown Heights is causing concern about the dangerous game. Full Story

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Aug 14, 2014

The Beis Medrash Women's Circle in Crown Heights collected 16 bits of insight about improving marriage and living better. Full Story

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Aug 13, 2014

Camp Gan Israel of Parksville enjoyed a grand spirited concert by popular Chassidic singer Benny Friedman. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 13, 2014

What's behind the videos on Facebook of Shluchim in the U.S. pouring ice cold water on themselves (and family members). Full Story, Video

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Aug 13, 2014

11th Grade English Language Arts class at Rohr Bais Chaya Academy in Florida will be analyzing the bestselling book "Rebbe." Full Story

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Aug 12, 2014

College-age students from around the world enjoyed an invigorating program in Upstate New York that explored their heritage. Full Story, Video

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Aug 12, 2014

The tension was high and the pressure on in Camp Gan Israel of Parksville with a "Gan Izzy Great Race" triathlon. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Aug 11, 2014

A Seminary student who was in Mrs. Tzivi Zaklos' obm class this year writes: "After an hour of pain and tears, I told myself, 'Mrs. Zaklos wouldn't want us to be sad now.'" Full Story

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Aug 8, 2014

A lively and entertaining Shabbaton with Shliach Rabbi Yehoshua Gordon inspired members of Chabad of Ottawa. Full Story

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Aug 7, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn explains that the Torah must be absorbed by more than our heads and hearts. Video

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Aug 4, 2014

Full replay online now: Over 1,000 women from across the globe joined a global Farbrengen on Tisha B'Av. Full Story

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Aug 6, 2014

From the COLlive inbox: The aunt of Miriam Baila Goldsweig, the baby who passed away this week, writes about a "special neshamale." Full Story

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Aug 6, 2014

Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick was elected as President of an Australian rabbinical organization, a position his father held for 30 years. Full Story

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Aug 4, 2014

It was a sad sight as only several hundred people came to pray at the Kotel in Jerusalem at the onset of Tisha B'Av.
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Aug 2, 2014

90 campers at the Jewish Girls Retreat in Albany, NY, recently concluded the summer session with a candle lighting ceremony. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 31, 2014

Power was lost at Bais Menachem in North Miami Beach on Wednesday, but congregants did not remain in the dark. Full Story, Video

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Jul 31, 2014

A group of women enjoyed a getaway Shabbaton at the Bonaventure Resort in Weston, Florida. For some, it was their first. Full Story

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Jul 30, 2014

Bais Toras Menachem, a smicha institute in Los Angeles, held a ceremony to salute its graduates as it completes its 6th year. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 30, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

30 preschool teachers met at a prestigious educational institution in Manhattan to study the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
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Jul 30, 2014

3 learned panelists answer why men and women can't shake hands and why women can't be called up to the Torah. Video

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Jul 29, 2014

Top: Basil Restaurant in Crown Heights, Bottom: Chagall Bistro in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Kosher restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan announced special menus for the "Nine Days" of mourning when meat isn't eaten. Full Story

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Jul 29, 2014

700 children from 5 Chabad day camps in Montreal gathered for a spiritual rally to support the Israeli soldiers fighting in Gaza. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 28, 2014

Mr. David Horovitz, founder and editor of "The Times of Israel," spoke about the Israeli-Hamas conflict for Taglit-Birthright Israel: Mayanot. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jul 27, 2014

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on bad advice from Rabbis, lapses in Kashrut, psychics, secular studies and more. Video

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Jul 27, 2014

The Manalapan Semicha Yeshiva, a growing program directed by Rabbi Levi Schapiro, is becoming known as a great place to learn and prepare for Semicha. Full Story

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Jul 25, 2014

Rosh Yeshivas helped the staff of Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, NY, develop their "Kluger" learning championships.
Full Story, Photos

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Jul 25, 2014

Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer lambasted CNN's selective reporting about what Israel deals with in Gaza.
Full Story, Video

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Jul 24, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn explains what is the significance of the month being named "Menachem Av." Video

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Jul 24, 2014

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth found North Korea and Iran guilty in a lawsuit filed by Tzfas Rabbi Chaim Kaplan.
Full Story

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Jul 24, 2014

Miami businessman Eli Nash, a victim of child abuse, is one of 4 donors matching funds in a campaign for Jewish Community Watch. Full Story

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Jul 23, 2014

Rabbi Meshulom Weiss, an educator and kosher supervisor who experienced miracles from the Rebbe, passed away. Full Story, Video

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Jul 23, 2014

The downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight in Ukraine brought renewed focus on the plight of residents, including Jewish. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jul 22, 2014

Crown Heights is buzzing about the Mayan Center, a new space that's bringing fitness, dance, and creativity - and a simcha hall.
Full Story, Photos

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Jul 22, 2014

A Chabad center located adjacent to a mosque in Pennsylvania are getting along, building on strong ties and mutual respect. Full Story

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Jul 22, 2014

The worst season in RCCS history highlights the need for funding, with 12 applications for insurance coverage received in one week. Full Story

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Jul 21, 2014

A global conference call for all women around the world will take place today, at 4:30 pm to increase in Torah, Tefillah and Tzedaka for Israel. Rabbi M. M. Gluckowsky, Mrs. Chanie Friedman and Mrs. Miryam Swerdlov will join from Israel. Full Story

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Jul 20, 2014

While our educators are better prepared than ever, the need for better communication is the challenge of the day, said Rabbi Nochem Kaplan, director of the Merkos Chinuch Office. Full Story

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Jul 18, 2014

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael Steinsaltz answers 5 common questions for these challenging times for Israel and Jews worldwide. Full Story

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Jul 17, 2014

Op-Ed: We must ask ourselves, what's gained by spending hours to constantly seek updates on the situation in Israel.
Full Story

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Jul 17, 2014

85 children enjoyed a winter break at Chabad of Sydney's North Shore Gan Izzy camp. Full Story

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Jul 16, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

50 educators gathered last week for a seminar by Pittsburgh principal Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum and Los Angeles principal Rabbi Mendy Greenbaum. Full Story

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Jul 14, 2014

A Jewish owned clothing line is responding to criticism over an Instagram photo of a Muslim woman modeling their skirt.
Full Story

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Jul 14, 2014

What an amazing time it was this winter at Gan Izzy of Bondi, Sydney, where 104 campers enjoyed two fun-filled weeks. Full Story

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Jul 13, 2014

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on secular education, The legitimacy of “mushrooms” and how important is the music I listen to? Video

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Jul 13, 2014

A woman from Boro Park died in Israel after suffering a fatal heart attack while running after air raid sirens went off, rocket attacks continued Sunday. Full Story, Video

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Jul 13, 2014

Baby girl to Levi and Nechama Dina Milecki (nee Zirkind) - Sydney, Australia

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Jul 11, 2014

Photos: Katan Studios

A crowd of 600 came to view the opening of the 18,000 square-foot newly renovated center of Chabad of Markham. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 11, 2014

A guest speaker at Vancouver's commemoration of Gimmel Tammuz was Efrat Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speakings from Israel. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jul 11, 2014

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of visits the Rebbe made to Camp Gan Israel in the Catskills. Photos

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Jul 10, 2014

Rabbi Berry and Shayna Nash have moved way out west to open Chabad of Missoula, Montana. Full Story

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Jul 10, 2014

As a Shliach from Canada was standing in line to go into the Ohel on Gimmel Tammuz, he recalled a moment with the Rebbe. Full Story

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Jul 10, 2014

Photos: Mendel Fishman

Campers from around the world have kicked off an exciting summer at Gan Israel of Florida's new grounds. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jul 10, 2014

IDF security guards stopped a car carrying a bomb they believe was meant for a terror attack inside Israel. Full Story, Video

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Jul 10, 2014

Photos: AAP

Gan Israel of Parksville's oldest campers traveled to Neversink Campsite for a grand overnight, complete with a barbecue and kumzitz. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 9, 2014

David Nesenoff with the Feigelstock siblings in Asuncion, Paraguay

Returning from a trip to Paraguay, lecturer Dr. David Nesenoff reflects on the children of Shluchim he has met in his travels. Full Story

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Jul 9, 2014

Photos: Van Martin

A sold out crowd gathered at the Hilton Suite in Manchester, UK, for an evening benefitting the Friendship Circle starring singer Benny Friedman. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 8, 2014

A Lubavitcher artist who was practically forgotten is making a comeback 100 years after he passed away at the age of 41. Full Story

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Jul 8, 2014

An event in Massachusetts marked the 20th yartzeit of the Rebbe and the first yartzeit of his first Shliach in the United States. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 7, 2014

Photos: Shalom Maatuf/COLlive

Hundreds of Shluchim gathered for the annual JLI Conference, sharing tips and ideas for expanding and improving the more than 350 JLI chapters around the world. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 7, 2014

Leave it to Chabad to make sure that no Jewish man remains without a Bar Mitzvah - even Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Full Story

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Jul 7, 2014

Images from last year's LTB conference

Ahead of the LTB 2014 business conference on Tuesday, Eliyahu Rosenbloom tells how a $500,000 investment helped his business to expect $45-55 million in gross sales. Full Story, Video

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Jul 7, 2014

An inspiring Farbrengen and communal gathering was held at the Yeshiva Centre in Sydney, Australia, in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. Full Story

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Jul 7, 2014

Young women from around the world have landed in Tzfas, Israel for Machon Alte's 18th annual life-changing summer program. Full Story

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Jul 6, 2014

A noted rabbi and educator in Los Angeles made a startling admission about how Chabad is perceived by other frum communities. Full Story, Video

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Jul 6, 2014

Music star Avraham Fried sang one of his known songs at the shivah home of slain teen Gil-ad Shaar as tears flowed. Video

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Jul 6, 2014

Rabbi Levi Schapiro of Yeshivah Beis Menachem for smicha in Manalapan, NJ, gives an introductory class about halacha. Video

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Jul 5, 2014

Miami Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Leibel Schapiro and his wife Tirtza told a Shabbaton about their secret mission from the Rebbe. Full Story

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Jul 5, 2014

Photos: Alex Gorokhov and Ekaterina Golovinskaya.

Hundreds of Russian speaking Jews in Brighton Beach, NY, gathered to hear an address by Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 4, 2014

Veteran Shliach Rabbi Shmuel Lew led a chassidic farbrengen marking the 20th Gimmel Tammuz at Beis Menachem Mendel in Flatbush. Photos, Video

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Jul 3, 2014

Photos: Leah Cohen

Miami's Auto Museum was the location where 8 Chabad day camps met together for a day of fun and connecting with the Rebbe. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 3, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for New York City from noon today until 5:00 PM, with temperatures rising into the 90s. Full Story

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Jul 2, 2014

A proper farewell for a devoted Shliach: Men put on Tefillin at the tearful funeral of Rabbi Yosef Loschak at Chabad of S. Barbara in California. Photo

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Jul 2, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

Educators from around the world gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Danbury, CT for the Kinus Hamechanchim. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 2, 2014

Chabad of Fourways in Johannesburg held a celebratory dinner at the Monte Casino Ballroom, marking 6 years of outreach led by Shluchim Dovi and Yael Rabin. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jul 2, 2014

Over 100 people attended a farbrengen at Sydney’s North Shore Chabad House marking Gimmel Tammuz. Full Story

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Jul 2, 2014

Events in Manchester, UK marking Gimmel Tammuz included farbrengens with Rabbis Aron Dovid Ganz of Morristown and Yosef Y. Chitrik of Tzfas. Full Story

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Jul 1, 2014

Rabbi Yosef Loschak, one of the veteran Shluchim in California, passed away on Gimmel Tammuz, the 20th yartzeit of the Rebbe. Update: Levaya in NY on Thursday. Full Story

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Jul 1, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

Hundreds gathered at Campus Chomesh in Crown Heights for the central Gimmel Tammuz farbrengen commemorating the 20th yartzeit of the Rebbe on Tuesday. Full Story, Photos, Full Video

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Jul 1, 2014

Photos: Chaim Perl

At the Ohel on Gimmel Tammuz, "it was an unprecedented crowd for an occasion that seems to defy local comparison, even in a city accustomed to hosting mega-events," writes Matt Flegenheimer in the NY Times. Full Story

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Jul 1, 2014

Broadcast ended: Throngs of children are assembling at 770 Eastern Parkway for a Gimmel Tammuz Rally with story teller Rabbi Yitzi Erps and internationally renowned singer-songwriter Chaim Fogelman. LIVE VIDEO

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Jul 1, 2014

JEM released the beta version of their new website which restores and archives thousands of the photos of the Rebbe. Full Story

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Jul 1, 2014

Photo: Chaim Perl

When California Shliach Shimon Posner was asked about his hiskashrus, he was taken aback. But then he remembered a story from 1949. Full Story

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Jun 30, 2014

In commemoration of Gimmel Tammuz, the 20th yartzeit of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, COLlive presents customs, observances and Mishnayos. Full Story, Video

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Jun 30, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn presents a special edition of his weekly Chassidus webcast in honor of Gimmel Tammuz: Hiskashrus Today - Part 2. Full Story, Video

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Jun 30, 2014

2000 Jews in Argentina marked Gimmel Tammuz with lecturer David Nesenoff and heartwarming nigunim sung by bochurim.
Full Story, Photos

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Jun 30, 2014

A new CD for women and girls by Shlucha Yehudis Bluming teaches the Basi Legani Maamar through song. Full Story, Audio

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Jun 29, 2014

Photos: Shalom Maatuf

1,000 people attended JLI's "Soul Encounters" event, to reflect and connect to the Rebbe in advance of his 20th Yahrtzeit. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 25, 2014

Join today at 5:00 pm: Women around the world will unite in honor of Gimmel Tammuz at a global conference call with Shluchos Rochel Goldman, Sarah Moscowitz, Dinie Greenberg and Chaya Teldon. Full Story

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Jun 29, 2014

Chani Ezagui writes about her mother Mrs. Basha Shuchat's special personality in honor of her Shloshim. Full Story

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Jun 29, 2014

The extraordinary discovery of a manuscript from 1807 provides comfort and hope as the 20th anniversary of Gimmel Tammuz is marked this week. Full Story

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Jun 28, 2014

Photos: Priceless Reflections

A businessman and a doctor who never met the Rebbe told a crowd of 300 people in Phoenix why "the Rebbe is my Zeide." Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 28, 2014

N'shei Chabad has launched a program with the goal of getting 2,000 women to learn a Sicha about Moshiach and Geulah once a week for seven weeks. Full Story

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Jun 27, 2014

Both English and Hebrew editions of Mishpacha magazine were dedicated to exploring the lasting impact of the Rebbe. Full Story

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Jun 27, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn presents a special edition of his weekly Chassidus webcast in honor of Gimmel Tammuz: Hiskashrus Today - Part 1. Full Story

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Jun 27, 2014

Shluchos Altie Kasowitz of NJ and Chani Lipskar of Bal Harbour tell why the Rosh Chodesh Society changed the way many Shluchos teach women's groups. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 26, 2014

Photo: JEM Living Archive

A unique day-long seminar at Queens College this Sunday is promising to inspire Jews of all backgrounds for Gimmel Tammuz. Full Story

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Jun 26, 2014

A new short film by JEM being shown around the world succeeds in quickly introducing the Rebbe to "newcomers." Full Story, Video

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Jun 26, 2014

A Torah will be completed in 2 weeks in honor of Rabbi Dr. Immanuel Schochet OBM. The public is encouraged to participate. Full Story, Video

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Jun 26, 2014

Former Sefardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar spent a recent Friday in Melbourne visiting Yeshiva and Beth Rivkah Colleges and the Yeshiva Gedola. Full Story

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Jun 25, 2014

A capacity crowd filled Chabad of the Five Towns to pay tribute to the Rebbe in honor of Gimmel Tammuz with guest speaker Rabbi Chaim Miller. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 25, 2014

A radio host, a bestselling author, a Head Shliach and a campus Shlucha met in Houston, Texas, to explore the Rebbe's leadership.
Full Story, Video

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Jun 25, 2014

A original invitation to the Rebbe's wedding and a painting by the celebrated Chabad artist Zalman Kleinman are up for auction. Full Story

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Jun 25, 2014

Shluchim Leib and Sara Rojtenberg are coordinating Mivtzoim for the thousands attending the World Cup soccer games in Brazil. Full Story

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Jun 25, 2014

Chabad Librarian Rabbi Sholom Ber Levin gives a tour of the Rebbe's Library

A special exhibition at the Library of Agudas Chassidei Chabad at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights will be open for visits in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. Full Story, Video

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Jun 24, 2014

Photo: JEM Living Archive

Op-Ed by Yanky Kramer: The recently published books about the Rebbe cannot give you the fire; the kedushah, the battle for only the most pure yiddishkeit. Full Story

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Jun 24, 2014

A new state of the art Mikvah is being built at Chabad of the Florida Keys, directed by Shluchim Yaakov and Chanie Zucker. Full Story

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Jun 24, 2014

A full crowd came to salute Rabbi Efraim and Chani Zaltzman and supporters of Chabad at Kingsborough Community College. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 24, 2014

Parents and community members are thrilled that most Mesivta graduates in Miami will enroll in the local Yeshiva Gedolah. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 24, 2014

Reflective of Gimmel Tammuz, musician Zalman Goldstein released a new album featuring evocative and contemplative niggunim. Full Story, Audio

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Jun 24, 2014

Crown Heights Community Board 9 is set to get a new chairman, replacing Jacob Goldstein after 34 years. Full Story

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Jun 23, 2014

Photos by Chana Blumes

200 guests of the Lamplighters Yeshivah school gala lit a candle during the evening of music, art and inspiration.
Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 23, 2014

Journalists from Forbes and New York Observer were honored by The Algemeiner at a Summer Benefit in New York City.
Full Story, Photos

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Jun 23, 2014

An intimate fundraiser in a private home in Crown Heights aimed to highlight and support the plight of 'yene machla' in the community. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 22, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

Thousands gathered at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights for "An Hour With The Rebbe" Pre-Gimmel Tammuz unity event. The Crown Heights Badatz has issued practical suggestions for going forward. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 22, 2014

Late Friday afternoon, a fire broke out at Crown Heights girls school Bnos Chomesh, leaving the facilities in disrepair for the end of the school year. Full Story

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Jun 22, 2014

Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schapiro, Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva Gedolah in Miami, will lead the Farbrengen which is a highlight of the annual Kinus Hamechanchim. Full Story

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Jun 22, 2014

The boys of Bais Shmuel's junior minyan enjoyed jumping on trampolines and eating pizza on their end of year trip. Full Story

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Jun 21, 2014

The new book seen on the storefront of Hamefitz in Crown Heights

"Turning Judaism Outward" about the life of the Rebbe hits second printing in 2 weeks as Shluchim respond with enthusiasm. Full Story

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Jun 20, 2014

The Jewish Educational Trade School in California completed its 9th school year with a banquet and ordination to 19 students. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 19, 2014

75 Chabad families from Michigan spent this past Shabbos together in an inspiring preparation for Gimmel Tammuz. Full Story

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Jun 19, 2014

Watch how insightful Chabad minds --2 rabbis, 1 rebbetzin-- address some weighty issues. No subject too controversial.
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Jun 18, 2014

A group of New York rabbis toured the 9/11 memorial museum to rule whether Kohanim are permitted to enter Ground Zero. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 18, 2014

Anticipation grows for the pre-Gimmel Tammuz unity event on Eastern Parkway this Sunday, with a promo video and promotional bags at local stores. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 18, 2014

Photos: Tzvi Bergstein

The Friendship Circle of South Jerusalem hosted a barbecue and petting zoo to celebrate another year of services for children with special needs. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 17, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman/COLlive

Candles and prayers were part of a service in Crown Heights for Jewish teens kidnapped in Israel; there were sharp words for the terrorists. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 17, 2014

A Shliach and a grandson writes about England's Head Shliach Rabbi Nachman Sudak OBM from their perspective. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 17, 2014

Illustration photo

At the upcoming Kinus Hamechanchim Chassidic educational consultant Rabbi Avrohom Segal will address the issue of communication - are our children listening? Full Story

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Jun 17, 2014

A talk by mother and lecturer Mrs. Devoiry Kreiman drew tears and laughs from the standing-room only crowd at Junior N'Shei's final event of the year. Full Story

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Jun 16, 2014

Photos: Shalom Matuf/COLlive

Menachem Mendel Adelman, a student at Yeshiva Chovevei Torah in Crown Heights, made a Siyum after completing the entire Shas. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 16, 2014

Organizers are scrambling for more rooms as 1,000 people signed up for "One Shabbos weekend" in Florida; more speakers added. Full Story

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Jun 16, 2014

Photos: Alex Gorokhov

Supporters of FREE Gan Israel Camp were honored at their 6th annual benefit dinner at a Club in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 15, 2014

The Smetana Group, a Crown Heights based bookkeeping and controllers service, has recently opened a shared office workspace in the community. Full Story

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Jun 15, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

100 top students from around the world competed at the international tournament of the 613 Mitzvos, culminating in the live game show finals in Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 15, 2014

Schools and Yeshivos around the world are preparing for the pre-Gimmel Tammuz unity event with a series of learning materials and videos. Full Story, Video, Download

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Jun 15, 2014

Chabad of West Orange, NJ, launched a capital campaign for their planned $3 million new facility at their annual gala dinner. Full Story

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Jun 13, 2014

From the COLlive inbox: An email from a school administrator left my friend in tears and terrified. And she's not the only one. Full Story

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Jun 13, 2014

Bais Rivkah of Crown Heights is gearing up for their upcoming summer day camp, directed by Mrs. Sara Blau and head counselors Mindy Begun and Devorah Leah Labi. Full Story

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Jun 12, 2014

Gymies gym of Crown Heights has expanded their creative arts preschool, giving little ones an opportunity to grow and develop their sense of self. Full Story

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Jun 12, 2014

Bochurim from Shiur Gimmel Mevita of Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto were rewarded with a Shabbaton to the city of Ottawa. Full Story

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Jun 11, 2014

Photo by Kobi Gideon / GPO

The Australian government is being praised for taking a stand and deciding not to refer to Jerusalem as "occupied" territory. Full Story

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Jun 11, 2014

A mass event is planned to take place just a week before Gimmel Tammuz in front of Lubavitch World headquarters on Eastern Parkway. Full Story

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Jun 11, 2014

Outdated dictionaries were cut and pasted to create backdrops for the prizes of the Cheder Menachem Auction in Los Angeles. Full Story, Winners List

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Jun 11, 2014

Students of Oholei Torah's grades 5 and 6 participated in a triple event this week, with a Pirkei Avos Chidon, Tanya baal peh awards and a Chinese Auction. Full Story

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Jun 10, 2014

Volunteers of the Five Towns Friendship Circle were honored at an Evening of Appreciation event. Full Story

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Jun 10, 2014

In a past speech to a visiting Chabad group, Israel's President-elect Reuven Rivlin told of his chassidic and litvish roots.
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Jun 10, 2014

The new issue of the N'shei Chabad Newsletter features stories how ending secrecy relieves pain, and eventually brings healing. Full Story

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Jun 10, 2014

New President Reven Rivlin with Jerusalem Shliach Tzvi Ruderman

Rubi Rivlin, a Likud lawmaker who opposes the creation of a Palestinian state, was voted Israel's 10th president, Tuesday.
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Jun 9, 2014

Update: Hours before official launch, Amazon notified that "Rebbe" is "Temporarily out of stock"; event was postponed.
Full Story

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Jun 9, 2014

The Jacksonville, Florida community gathered at Chabad of Southside for a full day of Torah learning with speaker Mrs. Chana Weisberg. Full Story

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Jun 9, 2014

Ahead of his new teleconference course which begins tonight, Rabbi Manis Friedman asks: Ever wonder why some of your children make your life easy and others make you rethink your life-long role as a parent? Full Story

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Jun 8, 2014

Time is running out to help a Chabad Preschool in Florida win important recognition. Voting only takes 50 seconds.
Full Story, Video

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Jun 8, 2014

Students of local boys schools marked the completion of Seder Noshim in the Mishnayos Baal Peh program. Full Story

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Jun 8, 2014

Mrs. Devorie Kreiman, mother, educator and lecturer, will give a talk on "When Life Gives You Lemons..." at Crown Heights Junior N'shei's final event of the year. Full Story

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Jun 7, 2014

The 2014 list on the background of the Verrazano bridge (Photo: Rian Castillo)

Two Lubavitchers from Crown Heights appear in the Jewish Week's annual "36 Under 36" list of young Jewish innovators.
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Jun 7, 2014

A new "Spoken word" performance by Meir Kalmanson explores the thoughts while standing in front of the shtender in shul. Video

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Jun 6, 2014

The shocking results of a new study on teens and internet use commissioned by the Merkos Chinuch Office will be revealed at this year's Chinuch Conference. Full Story

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Jun 6, 2014

Rabbi Meir Michel Abehsera, renowned for his books on natural medicine and macrobiotics and known as "the Rebbe's whistler" passed away. Full Story

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Jun 5, 2014

Every Jewish singer needs a Moshiach song, and Gad Elbaz now presents his upbeat anthem filmed by Danny Finkelman in 770 and Manhattan. Video

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Jun 3, 2014

A first: Right before Gimmel Tammuz, Queens College will host a day-long inspirational event with known figures such as Rabbi Adin Even-Israel and Rabbi Yoel Kahn. Full Story

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Jun 3, 2014

Over 5,000 children around the globe watched an inspiring Shavuos rally prepared by Tzivos Hashem Headquarters. Full Story, Video

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Jun 3, 2014

In honor of the Yom Tov of Shavuos The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe by the Torah. Photos

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Jun 2, 2014

A newly released letter from the Rebbe guides how to go about psychiatric help and dealing with "Ayin Hara" and depression. Full Story

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Jun 2, 2014

Over 500 guests gathered in support of Oholei Torah School in Crown Heights at their annual gala dinner. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 2, 2014

Ahead of his upcoming teleconference, Rabbi Manis Friedman asks, why is it called "raising" a child? Full Story, Video

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Jun 1, 2014

Photos: Chaim Ezagui

Hundreds were in attendance at the second annual Crown Heights Health and Wellness Fair on Sunday at Lubavitch Yeshiva hall. Full Story

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May 31, 2014

Beth Rivkah Seminary in Crown Heights hosted a webcast with Rabbi Simon Jacobson answering girls' question, including shidduchim. Video

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Jun 1, 2014

Shluchim in Australia gathered over Shabbos to strengthen each other, learn about the dateline and hear kaddish to a special inspiring tune. Full Story, Photos

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May 31, 2014

Experts say bullying can start as young as age 3 and is more prevalent among girls than boys. Video

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May 30, 2014

The Creative Soul will present a unique group art show in Crown Heights celebrating the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Full Story

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May 29, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn explains that "naaseh v’nishma" places kabalas ol at the foundation of our actions. Full Story, Video

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May 29, 2014

Yad L'shliach, the organization that assists struggling shluchim and their families, has accepted a challenge from an anonymous donor. Full Story

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May 27, 2014

Illustration photo by Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee

Sichos Online: Rabbi Levi Garelik presents an in-depth shiur on the reason behind the custom to eat dairy on Shavuos.
Video

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May 29, 2014

Mazkir Rabbi Leibel Groner will lead a group to the gravesite of the Rebbe's father in Kazakhstan for the 70th yartzeit.
Full Story

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May 28, 2014

An unprecedented weekend retreat is being planned for Lubavitch families across Florida in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. Full Story

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May 28, 2014

11 Chabad Shluchim couples that serve the Caribbean Islands and Mexico's Caribbean coast met for a regional conference. Full Story

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May 28, 2014

Two brothers who have been estranged for some 20 years made peace thanks to Rabbi Benzion Laskin's new radio show. Full Story

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May 26, 2014

Chabad Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant was elected unopposed to the senior rabbinic post in Australia. First task: Fighting child abuse. Full Story

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May 27, 2014

The girls division of the Rebbe's Diamond Daveners Minyan of Los Angeles celebrated their Bat Mitzvah year with a mother-daughter event. Full Story

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May 27, 2014

Modern technology has made Tzivos Hashem's CKids new program the hype of Chabad Houses around the world. Full Story

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May 26, 2014

Illustration photo*CHpicturesblog

Op-Ed: What can a parent do to support the efforts of their child’s educators? How can they intervene when they have a concern? Full Story

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May 26, 2014

A kind neighbor of the Aliya Institute in Crown Heights hosted their Lag BaOmer party, as the need for "inreach" increases.
Full Story, Photos

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May 26, 2014

After 5 years of not seeing each other, Alec and Nella Greenzayd attended their son Gedaliah's funeral. A profile by Mishpacha Magazine. Full Story

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May 26, 2014

A historic American Jewish Heritage Torah was dedicated by Chabad of Clifton Park, NY led by Shluchim Yossi and Leah Rubin. Full Story, Photos

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May 26, 2014

Great Britain's Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis visited Scotland, meeting with Rabbis and community leaders including Head Shliach Rabbi Chaim Jacobs. Full Story

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May 25, 2014

Mashpia Rabbi Elimelech Zwiebel leads a farbrengen at the New York and New England Shluchim Kinus at Chabad of the Upper West Side in Manhattan, tonight. Photo

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May 25, 2014

A group of Australian Rebbetzins attended a professional development seminar led by Dr. Jane Sherlock-Holcombe.
Full Story

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May 25, 2014

It was a Zionist song at a Shliach's Shabbos table that had David Nesenoff tearing up during his lecture tour at Chabad centers in Brazil. Full Story

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May 25, 2014

A manhunt is underway for a gunman who killed 3 people in a shooting spree at the Brussels Jewish Museum, two were Israeli tourists. Full Story, Video

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May 23, 2014

100 Shluchos from around Europe enjoyed sailing on Hungary's Danube River, rejuvenating lectures and delicious meals.
Full Story, Photos

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May 23, 2014

Baby boy to Dovid & Musie Blecher (nee Lepkivker) - Crown Heights

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May 22, 2014

5000 people joined Chabad of Toronto to celebrate Lag Baomer at Earl Bales Park with a special performance by the French Twins. Full Story, Photos, Video

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May 22, 2014

It was 1992 when Howard Feinstein first met Ari at his Manhattan office, leading to a years-long friendship with the Halberstam family. Full Story

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May 22, 2014

The Manalapan Smicha Program is adding a series of new classes to their curriculum to include practical halacha relevant to Shlichus. Full Story

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May 21, 2014

Mrs. Carole Basri, whose family was driven from Iraq after 2700 years, tells the tragic and largely untold story of Iraq's Jews. Video

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May 21, 2014

Rabbi Lazer Gurkow's latest book showing how to live with a higher purpose, will be in bookstores by Gimmel Tammuz.
Full Story

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May 20, 2014

A GoFundme campaign aims to cover medical bills of Lubavitcher attorney Mendy Fellig, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Full Story

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May 20, 2014

Photos: Menachem Aron - Maron Photography, Michelle Blutman & A. Aron

Thousands joined the Great Parade and Fair organized by Chabad Youth Melbourne on Sunday, celebrating Lag B'Omer with unity and Jewish pride. Full Story, Photos

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May 19, 2014

300 people attended the re-opening of the new and spacious premises of the Ohr Hatorah Library in London's Stamford Hill.
Full Story, Photos

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May 19, 2014

"Do you need G-d or does G-d need you?" Rabbi Manis Friedman will ask this question on a new teleconference course. Full Story

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May 19, 2014

Photos: Dovi Meyer Photography

Thousands took part in Sydney’s Great Parade marking Lag B'Omer at the iconic Bondi Beach, ending with a fair at Barracluff Park. Full Story, Photos, Video

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May 17, 2014

Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch of Montreal held their annual Chinese Auction this week, with Tznius Fashion Show and raffle drawings. Winners

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May 17, 2014

In time for Lag BaOmer, when Rabbi Yosef Goldstein OBM would lead the Great Parade, comes his second "Big Book of Stories." Full Story

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May 16, 2014

Photos: Yossi Percia

The Association of Moving Image Archivists featured a presentation by JEM's Living Archive team, headed by Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin at a conference in California. Full Story

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May 16, 2014

A Lag Baomer Campaign to raise funds for the legal defense of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin is underway. Full Story

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May 15, 2014

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

At a meeting between Israel's Chief Rabbi David Lau and U.S. Senator Cory Booker they discovered something they have in common. Full Story, Photos, Video

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May 15, 2014

Photos: Y. Belinko

More than 100 Chabad shluchos in Europe are attending a Kinus Hashluchos this week, giving them the opportunity to be inspired and recharge. Full Story

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May 15, 2014

40 Shluchim, rabbis, teachers and scholars are featured in a new JLI course about the Rebbe's vast, all-encompassing and unique perspective on a purposeful life. Full Story, Video

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May 15, 2014

A three week learning program for post-seminary girls will take place this summer in sunny Los Angeles, directed by Maayon Yisroel's Rabbi Reuven Wolf. Full Story

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May 14, 2014

Join today at 5:00 pm: Chabad women worldwide will unite for Lag B'Omer on Thursday, at a conference call with Shluchos Tila Hecht, Binie Tenenbaum, Shterna Rodel, Mashi Slavaticki and others. Full Story

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May 13, 2014

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With the shidduch process ever more complex, a new pre-dating course helps young adults take the biggest decision of their life seriously. Full Story

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May 13, 2014

Two weeks after its release, the first edition of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz's book "My Rebbe" is nearly sold out. Full Story, Video

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May 13, 2014

CHYE will bring new business resources to the Crown Heights community through a collaboration with the Business Outreach Center Organization. Full Story

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May 12, 2014

At Chabad Hebrew School of Orange County, NY, children enjoyed a special day with their moms. Full Story

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May 12, 2014

More than 700 people attended Kabbalah lectures by Rabbi Eyal and Nathalie Riess of Tzfas, Israel, hosted by Chabad centers in South Florida. Full Story

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May 11, 2014

Photos: Levi Percia/COLlive

Over 500 women joined "A Celebration of Femininity" event with speakers Mrs. Rishe Majesky, Shaindel Schapiro, Sara Morozow and Chanie Wolf. Full Story, Photos, Video

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May 11, 2014

From the COLlive Inbox: A staffer of Camp Yeka for children in Ukraine hopes they will be able to pull through this summer. Full Story

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May 11, 2014

Photos: Shmuel Lenchevsky

Congressmen, Senators and Jewish community leaders gathered to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and the Shimon Peres Gold Medal Legislation. Full Story, Photos, Video

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May 11, 2014

Hundreds turned out to pay tribute to the Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa, Canada at their 30th Anniversary Dinner celebration. Full Story, Photos, Video

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May 10, 2014

Tucson Shliach Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin gave an invocation after the US Supreme Court upheld prayer at government meetings.
Full Story, Video

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May 10, 2014

What to expect at the upcoming Crown Heights Health Expo: Samples from "Spelt Right" bread, a brain vitamin and legal advice.
Full Story

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May 9, 2014

Photos: Colorado State University Alumni Association

What made the Colorado State University's Alumni Association bestow the "Best Teacher Award" on Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik. Full Story, Video

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May 8, 2014

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

On his first official visit to the United States, Israel's Chief Rabbi David Lau visited the Rebbe's Ohel, accompanied by Mazkirim. Full Story, Photos

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May 7, 2014

Photos: Chaim Perl

Elected officials and Brooklyn residents mingled around artistic masterpieces created by people with special needs. Full Story, Photos

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May 1, 2014

Join tonight at 9:30 pm: Women around the world are invited to join a conference call Shiur with Rabbi Shlomo Majeski, organized by a group of Bais Rivkah teachers in Crown Heights. Full Story, Audio

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May 6, 2014

22 Stern College students spent a fun and inspiring Shabbos in Crown Heights with davening, meals and speakers. Full Story

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May 6, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's lost and found has a special "Jewish section" for the items lost this year. Full Story

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May 5, 2014

Supermarket entrepreneur Itzik Benabou is expanding the service of his online kosher grocery to New York City neighborhoods. Full Story, Photos

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May 5, 2014

Phoenix, AZ: Rabbi Levi Levertov poses with 4 seniors in their first ever "selfie" after attending a Smile On Seniors lunch. More

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May 5, 2014

Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch announced the purchase of 760 Eastern Parkway on Monday morning. Full Story

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May 5, 2014

Photos: Yaacov Guez

Shluchim gathered at the annual Kinus convention in Paris were given a hammer and set of tools as part of a new campaign. Full Story, Photos

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May 5, 2014

This summer, YeshiVacation in Crown Heights will open its doors to another segment of the population: frum women. Full Story

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May 5, 2014

Lubavitch Yeshiva of Ocean Parkway held their annual auction event in Crown Heights Sunday, with entertainment and raffle drawings. Winners

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May 4, 2014

Jewish Girls Retreat will launch their "Build a Bunkhouse" fundraising campaign at a camp reunion on Monday in Crown Heights. Full Story

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May 3, 2014

Chabad Shluchim in California gathered on Thursday and issued a call to their colleagues and the global Chabad community. Full Story

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May 2, 2014

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss offered support for Rashi's Campus after hearing from Mendel Minkowicz about his late mother, Shlucha Rashi Minkowicz. Photos

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May 1, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn says that Hashem didn't merely inspire us to follow Him, He also infuses our service. Full Story, Video

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Apr 30, 2014

Detectives made an arrest Wednesday night in the brutal murder of Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark. Full Story

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Apr 30, 2014

OK Kosher Certification has been selected for the 2014 Best of Brooklyn Award in the Kosher Food Products. Full Story

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Apr 30, 2014

Singer Benny Friedman at the bris of his son, Wednesday

Op-Ed: Once again, reckless journalism aimed poisonous fangs at the frum community, targeting a hallowed practice.
Full Story

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Apr 30, 2014

Photos: Andrew Hinderaker

A new art gallery and community space featuring exhibitions and open mic events has opened on Kingston Avenue. Full Story

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Apr 30, 2014

Jewish teenage girls will have a new program available to them this summer, blending mysticism and arts. Full Story

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Apr 29, 2014

10th graders in Florida completed a Chassidic discourse from the Alter Rebbe and illustrated its perspective in art.
Full Story, Photos

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Apr 29, 2014

Shlucha Liba Andrusier was presented with a Jefferson Award, founded by First Lady Jackie Kennedy, for helping improve lives. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 29, 2014

Photos: Shmuel Lenchevsky

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio attended a Holocaust memorial on Manhattan's West Side and spoke against anti-Semitism. Full Story

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Apr 29, 2014

Rabbi Chaim Rapaport during a lecture * Photo: Drew Kaplan

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport, a known scholar and halachic expert, is joining the faculty of a veteran Lubavitch Yeshiva Gedolah. Full Story

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Apr 29, 2014

While preparing for his son's Bar Mitzvah, Five Towns Shliach Meir Geisinsky was faced with a dilemma: how to keep the crowd's attention during the reciting of the Maamer? Full Story, Video

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Apr 29, 2014

The second annual Health and Wellness Expo, founded by triathlon coach Chaim Backman, will take place in Crown Heights this June. Full Story

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Apr 28, 2014

Students at Lubavitch Elementary School of Miami, Florida donated the "largest shipment ever received from a school" to the JCS Food bank. Full Story

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Apr 28, 2014

Kharkov mayor Gennady Kernes with Shliach Moishe Moskovitz

The Kharkov community is praying for the recovery of Mayor Gennady Kernes who was shot and critically wounded by unidentified gunmen. Full Story

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Apr 27, 2014

The moving story of the Lubavitch Chanowitz family who discovered the existence of a sister they have been saying Kaddish for after they thought she perished in the Holocaust. Full Story

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Apr 27, 2014

An article written by the late Rabbi Zalman Posner in 1982 about the Israeli-Arab conflict seems right on target even today. Full Story

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Apr 24, 2014

Women around the world united in honor of Chof Ches Nissan at a global conference call with Shluchos Hindy Lew, Chanie Krasnianski, Mashie Lipskar and Fruma Itta Schapiro. Full Story

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Apr 25, 2014

Photos: Levi Percia/COLlive

The funeral of pioneering Shliach Rabbi Zalman Posner took place Friday as some remember his "mastery of the pulpit." Full Story, Photos

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Apr 25, 2014

Manhattan's Our Town newspaper awarded its 2014 OTTY to Rabbi Ben Tzion Krasnianski for 'Injecting Spirituality'. Full Story

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Apr 24, 2014

Over 1,800 people packed South Africa's largest Convention Centre for Chabad House of Johannesburg's annual Miracle Drive Gala Dinner. Full Story

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Apr 24, 2014

As West Boca Raton continues to grow, Shluchim Rabbi Zalman and Chani Bukiet are expanding to an all-new 12,000-square-foot building. Full Story

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Apr 24, 2014

Photo: Yisrael Bardugo

A staggering number of 50,000 elderly people who survived the Holocaust are now battling poverty in Israel. Full Story

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Apr 23, 2014

Chabad of Melbourne CBD hosted Rabbi Dudi Winkler, the Rosh Kollel Torah MiTziyon for a luncheon about the deeper meaning of Pesach cleaning. Full Story

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Apr 22, 2014

Photos: Levi Percia

350 people celebrated the 25th anniversary dinner of Congregation B'nai Avraham of Brooklyn Heights, led by Rabbi Aaron and Shternie Raskin. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 20, 2014

Photos: Chaim Ezagui

Elected officials and the NYPD honored an officer that was shot in the line of duty and the off-duty EMTs who came to his aid. Full Story

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Apr 20, 2014

Ottawa Shlucha Mrs. Devora Caytak was among 46 Canadians who received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for reaching out to others. Full Story

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Apr 19, 2014

Photos: Levi Percia

President George W. Bush's security advisor and law-enforcement officials celebrated 9 years at the Jewish Children's Museum. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 18, 2014

The Avner Institute presents a unique collection of photos from a children's rally in the 1980's. Photos

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Apr 17, 2014

As Montreal was embroiled in a heated election, Lubavitchers got a permit to promote concepts that were not politics. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 17, 2014

Dr. David Lazerson, affectionately known as 'Dr. Laz,' gave two teacher training events which inspired other long-time educators as well. Full Story

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Apr 16, 2014

This Pesach, Chol haMoed visitors to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens can learn about the "Ketores" thanks to a Crown Heights resident. Full Story

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Apr 13, 2014

New York State Senate and Assembly opened by honoring the Rebbe's birthday and proclaimed "112 days of education."
Full Story, Photos

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Apr 13, 2014

This Chabad community celebrated the Rebbe's 112 birthday with love: Davening, learning, a rally and even a creamy cake. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 13, 2014

Hundreds celebrated the completion of a new Torah scroll at Chabad of Camarillo, with singing and dancing in the local streets. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 11, 2014

The dish mikvah behind Sterling Electronics in Crown Heights

Ahead of Pesach, we present a how-to guide for the kitchen utensils that need and don't need to be dipped in the mikvah.
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Apr 11, 2014

In honor of 11 Nissan, The Avner Institute presents a unique collection of photos of the Rebbe from over the years. Photos

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Apr 10, 2014

4th and 5th grades in Miami managed to raise $10,000 to ease the financial burden on families as they prepare for Pesach. Full Story

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Apr 9, 2014

The Rebbe speaks to Nshei Chabad

Join today at 3:00 pm: Chabad women worldwide will unite for the Rebbe's 112th birthday on Thursday, at a conference call with Shluchos Goldie Plotkin, Chaya Teldon, Leah Namdar, Channa Hecht and Yehudis Bluming. Full Story

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Apr 9, 2014

Pictured: Rabbi Sholtiel Lebovic of GoKosher.org at work

With Pesach being defined by what we don't eat, one dayan maps out and even dispels some known chumros. A must read.
Full Story, Video

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Apr 9, 2014

The nephew of President John F. Kennedy helped inaugurate the Friendship Circle of Los Angeles' new all-accessible playground. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Apr 9, 2014

Top: Rabbi Leibel Groner and R Chanina Sperlin pay a shiva call to Mordechai Ben David/Bottom: Chazan Dovid Werdyger with his sons*Photos: Baruch Ezagui

Days after his passing, Chazan Dovid Werdyger is being recalled for his tremendous warmth, his enthusiasm for life, and his illustrious musical talent that forever changed the face of the Jewish world. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Apr 8, 2014

Photo by Adam Moss

An upstate New York village that is a summer destination for frum families will be the location of a new Chabad Yeshivas Kayitz. Full Story

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Apr 6, 2014

Photos By: Bentzi Sasson, Mendy Hechtman

One of the largest groups to ever visit Israel, the 2014 Rohr JLI Land & Spirit Israel Experience recently concluded its sprawling 10-day tour of the Holy Land. Full Story

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Apr 6, 2014

Major-General in the Canadian Army Edward Fitch has joined Mayanot in Jerusalem as an executive scholar. Full Story

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Apr 4, 2014

Educational Institute Oholei Torah announces the honorees for its upcoming 58th Annual Dinner, which will be held Tuesday, May 27. Photos, Video

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Apr 3, 2014

Members of the Jewish community of Rostov traveled to the Rebbe Rashab's Ohel on Bais Nissan, the Rebbe's Yartzeit, to pray for world Jewry. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 3, 2014

Preparations for the Great Parade, the annual Lag BaOmer parade on Eastern Parkway, are well underway. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Apr 3, 2014

Tzivos Hashem have set a goal to give the Rebbe a present of 224,000 lines of both Tanya and Mishnayos Baal Peh. And they are almost got there, but now they need your help! Full Story, Video

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Apr 2, 2014

Nechama's Closet auction was this past week. Every year, the first prize (tickets to Israel) is sponsored by donations collected solely from single girls and bochurim as a segulah to find their zivug. Full Story

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Mar 31, 2014

Nechama's Closet organization held their annual raffle auction. The Grand prize has been extended to April 7th. Winners

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Mar 28, 2014

Rabbi Eliezer Glatt, a renowned educator and life coach who chaired the special education department at Beis Rivka in Kfar Chabad, Israel, passed away. Full Story

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Mar 28, 2014

A new Pesach app helps with choosing recipes, planning meals, shopping, selling the Chametz and even teaches the Ma Nishtanah. Full Story

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Mar 27, 2014

The Pesach issue of Nshei Newsletter discusses Mothering and how one mother kept her home strong after a divorce.
Full Story

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Mar 27, 2014

Chabad and Crown Heights rabbis are calling to dedicate this coming Monday for good deeds in light of recent tragedies.
Full Story

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Mar 27, 2014

Education executive Rabbi Nochem Kaplan analyzes a "growing movement" in Chabad schools and states that "we cannot replace the Melamed with a computer." Full Story

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Mar 27, 2014

Following the discussion about Pesach food assistance in Crown Heights, 50 additional requests came in. How it will work this time around. Full Story

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Mar 25, 2014

Tonight at 6:00 pm: As Shlucha Rivky Barber's family stands up from shiva, women around the world are invited to storm heaven's gates at a global conference call Farbrengen on Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka's birthday. Full Story

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Mar 27, 2014

Lecturer Dr. David Nesenoff shared words of inspiration at Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies this past week. Full Story

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Mar 26, 2014

Spotted at Mendy's Deli: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer at a working lunch with Crown Heights activists Chanina Sperlin and Eli Cohen. More

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Mar 26, 2014

Rabbi Steinsaltz*Photo: Baruch Ezagui

Another upcoming book about the Rebbe was written from a personal perspective by the famed Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. Full Story, Video

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Mar 26, 2014

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

A group of women got a glimpse into the Yeshiva world with Chabad on Campus' first "Taste of Yeshiva" retreat in Morristown, NJ. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 26, 2014

Photos: Beth Sarafraz

America's oldest man put on Tefillin for the first time in nearly 100 years with the help of Shliach Pinny Marozov of Chabad of Brooklyn's Coney Island. Full Story

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Mar 26, 2014

Baby boy to Shmueli and Sora Milecki (nee Margolis) - Crown Heights

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Mar 25, 2014

"I may not be able to use my words to invite you, but I really hope you come," writes 11 year old Aharon about an upcoming event in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Mar 25, 2014

The 23rd of Adar marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Ari Halberstam obm, who was murdered by a terrorist on the Brooklyn Bridge. Full Story

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Mar 25, 2014

Students of Lubavitcher Yeshiva enjoyed dancing and a Game Show at the Jewish Children's Museum as part of the Mishmor program's Adar activities. Full Story

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Mar 24, 2014

Crown Heights Vaad Hakohol Chairman Zaki Tamir apologizes for those having to receive Pesach charity vouchers in broad daylight. Full Story

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Mar 24, 2014

From the COLlive inbox: I am writing to thank the anonymous sponsors who ensure that my high school experience be a most Ruchniyusdik one of constant growth. Full Story

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Mar 24, 2014

“Pesach in Lake George” is not just a break from cooking and cleaning, it is also a spectacular family vacation. Full Story

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Mar 23, 2014

"BIZTALK 14" by Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs provides aspiring entrepreneurs access to 280 years of combined business experience. Full Story, Video

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Mar 21, 2014

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin (photo: Baruch Ezagui), The book cover

HarperCollins Publishers set a release date for Rabbi Joseph Telushkin's book about the life of the Rebbe in English. Full Story, Video

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Mar 21, 2014

Bochurim who signed up to lead public Pesach Seders were questioned by Merkos on their expertise and knowledge.
Full Story

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Mar 21, 2014

Open letter from Georgia Shliach Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz: Upon the sudden passing of his wife, what used to be a slogan is now a real life fact. Full Story

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Mar 20, 2014

Mayanot alumni joined F.I.T. students for a grand Purim bash at Chabad of Midtown Manhattan. Full Story

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Mar 20, 2014

Newly discovered 19th-Century documents uncover the origins of the Rebbe's status as “Honorary Hereditary Citizen” of the Tsarist Empire. Full Story

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Mar 20, 2014

Photos: Chaim Perl

70 Shluchim who serve on college campuses around the world gathered last week for a three day fundraising seminar. Full Story

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Mar 19, 2014

Photos: Tzvi Bergstein and Janet Wilson

This Purim, Chabad of Baka shared the holiday joy with the broader community of Jerusalem, with a concert at the Tachana Rishona station. Full Story

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Mar 19, 2014

World renowned Sephardic entertainer Pini Cohen celebrated his Purim birthday at Chabad of Tarzana's Purim party. Full Story

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Mar 19, 2014

An online teaching course from Bais Rivka Seminary will begin tonight, taught by Professor Ilana Turetsky, professor at Azrieli Graduate school of Education. Full Story

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Mar 18, 2014

After being out of order for a month, Sholom Ber Goldstein says the 'Shabbos alarm' which goes off on Fridays is back in service. Full Story

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Mar 18, 2014

Students of Year 8 of Yeshiva College of Melbourne dressed up as a dance group, bringing the joy and Mitzvos of Purim to hundreds. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mar 18, 2014

A group of enthusiastic Lubavitchers visited Chevron during Purim but stopped what they were doing for a single soldier. Full Story

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Mar 18, 2014

500 unaffiliated Jews from Brooklyn gathered for a Purim event at Chabad of Kings Highway, directed by Rabbi Zalmen Drizin. Full Story

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Mar 16, 2014

43 years ago, President Zalman Shazar visited the Rebbe on Purim, in a most unique visit. Full Story

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Mar 14, 2014

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

Musician Chony Milecki is offering a free Purim Dance Track that will really get your party moving. Full Story, Download

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Mar 14, 2014

After 3 people were injured in one Chabad House, the Shliach insisted on checking the center's Mezuzos, but more was needed. Full Story

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Mar 14, 2014

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe on Purim. Photos

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Mar 13, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn says celebrating Purim is our part to thank G-d for saving us, and the expression of our gratitude reflects that. Full Story, Video

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Mar 13, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

In light of recent untimely deaths in the Lubavitch community, Agudas Chassidei Chabad held an urgent prayer at the Rebbe's Ohel. Photos, Video

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Mar 13, 2014

Photos: Shaina Brandenburg-Andreasen

A workshop based on Rebbetzin Chana's diaries was given by Robin Garbose at Machon Chana in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Mar 10, 2014

Join the global masquerade: A top camera retailer in Brooklyn is sponsoring 3 amazing prizes for the COLlive Purim Contest.
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Mar 12, 2014

In light of recent tragedies, 3 Shluchos suggest a call to action: Send to the Rebbe's Ohel Mitzvos that you'll be doing.
Full Story, Video

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Mar 12, 2014

Kids: Join with thousands of fellow Tzivos Hashem soldiers for an online rally, together with kids from all around the world. Full Story, Video

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Mar 11, 2014

Raphael Aron. Photo: Angela Wylie

Mind control and cult expert Raphael Aron presents his comprehensive report into the practices and beliefs of the Call of the Shofar. Full Story

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Mar 11, 2014

Rabbi Zalmen and Seema Friedman of Crown Heights have joined the Camp Emunah staff to infuse the campers with a fresh, positive approach to Torah and mitzvos. Full Story, Video

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Mar 11, 2014

Trendy-elegant gift and housewares store "Welcome Home" has moved to a new location on Kingston Avenue. Full Story

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Mar 11, 2014

Help a needy Chosson and Kallah, and 100 names of bochurim or girls needing a Shidduch will be read at the Rebbe's Ohel. Full Story

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Mar 10, 2014

Bartenura's blue bottle, Barkan's Cab Sav, Zachlawi vodka and the creamy Walders liquor are available in smaller sizes.
Full Story

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Mar 10, 2014

Students of Lubavitch Yeshiva who joined the Chayolei Beis Dovid extra-curricular program are enjoying learning, Mivtzoim and trips. Full Story, Video

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Mar 9, 2014

From the COLlive inbox: A seminary girl wrote a poem "because of all the craziness going on, the tragedies and the pain."
Full Story

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Mar 8, 2014

Popular singer Gad Elbaz had the crowd electrified at the Millennium Theater and then teary eyed when his father joined him. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mar 8, 2014

Op-Ed: Instead of asking your child what subjects he "covered" in school, find out what wasn't learned that day. Full Story

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Mar 7, 2014

Crown Heights rabbis urged residents to partake in the gathering in lower Manhattan this Sunday against Israel's draft bill. Full Story

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Mar 6, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn says if we feel inspired yet do nothing ourselves, then it just peters out.
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Mar 6, 2014

David Schottenstein of Viewabill, along with his partner Robbie Friedman, presented at Harvard Law School's Disruptive Innovation conference. More

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Mar 6, 2014

Top photo: The destroyed Chabad House kitchen. Bottom photo: Shliach Chaim Goldstein teaches a class

After a flood from a burst pipe destroyed their Chabad House kitchen, students at Drexel University in Pennsylvania have rallied to help their Shluchim raise funds. Full Story

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Mar 5, 2014

Ahead of his "Live in New York" show on Thursday, singer Gad Elbaz tells about a bochur that became frum because of him. Full Story, Video

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Mar 4, 2014

A new Yeshivas Kayitz will open this summer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, directed by Rabbi Zushe Wilmowsky of Crown Heights. Full Story

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Mar 4, 2014

Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, Head Shliach of Illinois, passed away unexpectedly after going through minor surgery. Full Story

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Mar 4, 2014

Photos: David Fellows and Tsivya Frieder

A brick from the remodeling of 770 Eastern Parkway was used as a cornerstone for the new Chabad center in Boulder, Colorado. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 4, 2014

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

Popular singer Alex Clare performed Havdallah in New York City's Times Square, culminating Cteen's inspiring Shabbaton. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mar 3, 2014

Rabbi Tzvi Ostrozynski, a longtime resident of Crown Heights, passed away Monday at the age of 60. Full Story

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Mar 3, 2014

Ukraine's intern government appointed a personal friend of Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetsky as governor of Dnepropetrovsk.
Full Story

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Mar 3, 2014

Friendship Circle children and their parents built and painted wooden Purim baskets in a project with the Home Depot of Brooklyn. Full Story

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Mar 2, 2014

Photos by Mendy Hechtman and Schneur Shiff

On Sunday, a huge number of ultra-Orthodox Israelis rallied against the proposed draft law at the entrance to Jerusalem. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mar 1, 2014

Flatbush residents spent a Shabbaton in a hotel on the bank of the Hudson River with inspirational classes and lots of music.
Full Story, Photos

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Mar 1, 2014

Something is being done: Oholei Torah elementary boys school in Crown Heights kicked off an anti-bullying campaign. Full Story

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Feb 28, 2014

Geshem Center isn't debating the pros and cons of staying in the system or going to college. They want to dispel a myth.
Full Story

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Feb 27, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn says even a Mitzvah done when you're "uninterested" has great value. Video

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Feb 27, 2014

A sign handing outside 770 today, 27 Adar I * Photo: Itzik Roytman

World-renowned teacher Rabbi YY Jacobson reviews what the Rebbe said on a Shabbos before the Chof Zayin Adar stroke. Video

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Feb 27, 2014

Photos: Meir Pliskin

Bikur Cholim of Crown Heights held a brunch thanking its dedicated volunteers on Sunday. Full Story

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Feb 27, 2014

Five hundred Bais Rivkah High School girls enjoyed a Shabbaton in the Raleigh Hotel in Upstate, NY with renowned speakers. Full Story

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Feb 27, 2014

Rabbi Manis Friedman will lead a Chof Zayin Adar Alef Tele-seminar "How will we ever repay the kindness? Reflections on our staggering debt of gratitude to the Rebbe." Full Story

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Feb 26, 2014

Photos by Shaina Eliana Brandenburg-Andreasen

Participants and guests of the Machon Chana Family Shabbaton in Crown Heights shared their stories of returning to Judaism. Full Story

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Feb 26, 2014

Mrs. Devorah Halberstam with Ex NYPD Commisioner Ray Kelly

Twenty years after her son Ari’s murder, Devorah Halberstam is an authority on terrorism with close ties to law enforcement officials. Full Story

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Feb 26, 2014

COLlive compiled 5 helpful tools to help you get ready (and entertained) for the reading of Megillas Esther on Purim. Full Story, Video

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Feb 26, 2014

Renowned lecturer Rabbi Manis Friedman reads Bais Rivkah's newspaper The Grapevine at the conclusion of its Shabbaton in Upstate New York. Photo

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Feb 26, 2014

Photos: Chaya Andrusier

Albany's 9th Spa for the Body and Soul featured Australian singer Sarah Hecht, spa treatments and a gourmet buffet. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 25, 2014

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

More than 100 volunteers of the JNet Chavrusa learning program gathered at the Jewish Children's Museum for an appreciation event in their honor on Sunday. Full Story

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Feb 25, 2014

Photos: Levi Percia/COLlive

The annual destination for kosher wine lovers and foodies overlooking the Hudson River included a luxury yacht filled with sweets. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 24, 2014

Illustration photo: CHPicturesblog

From the COLlive inbox: An 11-year-old elementary school student says he's being bullied but won't reveal their names to the public. Full Story

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Feb 24, 2014

New York City's Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson announced new policies that will expedite burial of Jewish deceased.
Full Story, Photos

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Feb 23, 2014

Montessori Schools such as Lamplighters Yeshiva and Luria Academy have surged in popularity in New York Jewish neighborhoods, writes Vivian Yee in the New York Times. Full Story

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Feb 22, 2014

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

The National Russian Shabbaton held last week in Stamford, Connecticut, drew 1,000 people and created memorable experiences. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 21, 2014

Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin of Brooklyn Heights told miracle stories about Tefillin and Mezuzah at a book signing this week. Full Story

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Feb 21, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn says a Jew's business should not be his life's main focus. Full Story, Video

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Feb 20, 2014

Have you gone through all the books in the self-help section but are more confused than ever? A new class for women is coming to Crown Heights with some answers. Full Story, Video

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Feb 20, 2014

Mayor Bill deBlasio and DOT Commissioner Trottenberg fill a pothole in Queens on Feb. 20, 2014. (NYC Mayor)

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio got his hands dirty as he announced a plan to fix wear-and-tear on streets and highways.
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Feb 19, 2014

At Miami’s Lubavitch Educational Center's Annual Gala Dinner, singer Avraham Fried debuted a new song written to mark the occasion of the building's mortgage settlement. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 19, 2014

Illustration photo by Kürschner

The hypocrisy: Denmark, the number one farmed mink producer in the European Union, is banning shechita under "animal rights." Full Story

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Feb 18, 2014

The weather in Tucson is currently in the 80s, yet the snow storm in New York had an affect on a Chabad women's luncheon. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 18, 2014

The 'Shabbos alarm' which alerts Crown Heights residents that it's candle lighting time each Friday evening is out of order until further notice. Full Story

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Feb 17, 2014

Camp Gan Israel of Toronto will introduce sailing activities to the campers of the upcoming summer boys season. Full Story

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Feb 16, 2014

Mr. Norman Katz, one of the founders of Chabad in California's South Bay area and gabbai at Chabad of Palos Verdes, passed away. Full Story

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Feb 15, 2014

Kivi Bernhard will deliver a keynote address at the corporate convention of the Subway sandwich franchise. He'll even be able to eat. Full Story

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Feb 13, 2014

From the COLlive inbox: When I saw the article "Will $1 Cover Wedding's Cost?", I cried. If only I were a rich man... Full Story

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Feb 13, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn says a Jew strives to find ways to derive pleasure from Torah. Full Story, Video

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Feb 13, 2014

100 preschool teachers from the greater New York area gathered to share fresh ways to help their students develop and grow. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 12, 2014

Photos: Levi Percia/COLlive

The Midwood neighborhood is getting a 3-month expanded street cleaning program; Crown Heights streets are among the dirtiest. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 12, 2014

Illustration photo: Yossi Percia

While secular influences have crept into our view of marriage, Rabbi Manis Friedman will set the record straight on the Torah-true view of marriage and a man’s role as a husband. Full Story

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Feb 11, 2014

The brother of murdered businessman Menachem Stark sang a cantorial bit at the inauguration of Brooklyn's District Attorney Ken Thompson. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 11, 2014

A grassroots campaign has the goal of getting the three-volume set "Eternal Joy" about shidduchim and marriages back in print. Full Story

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Feb 11, 2014

Background illustration photo: chpicturesblog.com

The business questionnaire: Real estate broker Sheina Levin on getting started in business, working alongside her husband and choosing a unique name for the company. Full Story

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Feb 11, 2014

The "Musical Duo" Rivka Leah Cylich and Chaya Sara Weiss will be performing at the upcoming N'shei Chabad Convention. Full Story

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Feb 11, 2014

An inspiring evening with Chabad of Orange County, NY's Women's Circle included packing gifts to donate to a local women's shelter. Full Story

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Feb 10, 2014

Illustration photo: Israel Bardugo

A Chabad Shliach is banking on a single U.S. dollar bills to help his family cover the costs of his son's upcoming wedding. Full Story

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Feb 10, 2014

Ex-IDF soldiers shared memories of the Yom Kippur War in a short documentary produced for a Daf Yomi Siyum in Albany. Full Story, Video

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Feb 10, 2014

Over 400 women from the greater Boston area braved a winter storm for a history-making "Mega Challah Bake." Full Story, Photos

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Feb 9, 2014

A 23,000 square-foot environmentally-efficient Chabad Student Center is set to open in a gala ceremony in Florida, Sunday. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 9, 2014

Fine item of clothing, accessories and housewares are being collected for a "Vintage Bazaar and Family Fun Fair" in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Feb 9, 2014

The Aleph Institute held their annual auction in Miami Motzei Shabbos, announcing the winners of over 100 prizes, including a $100,000 grand prize. Winners

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Feb 8, 2014

American-born Yudi Sherman, who recently emigrated to Israel, composed a song to defend the Jewish land against critics. Full Story, Video

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Feb 6, 2014

An anonymous donor pledged to match the first $50,000 donated to the Crown Heights Kollel as a new effort tries to keep it active. Full Story

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Feb 5, 2014

Shmuel Goldman, Menachem Education Foundation's new Chief Operating Officer, says there's many options for non-profits. Full Story

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Feb 5, 2014

The construction of a new Mikvah in the seaside community of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been bringing the community together. Full Story

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Feb 4, 2014

Students of Tzohar Seminary took deep Chassidic concepts and presented them in the form of paintings, poetry, dance and film. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 4, 2014

The identity of Daniel Pearl's murderer 12 years ago isn't a mystery. Yet terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed wasn't tried. Video

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Feb 4, 2014

Shlucha Rivka Caroline, who writes about time-management, shared 10 tips to help women stay focused, inspired, and smiling. Full Story

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Feb 4, 2014

While Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein promised to wreak disaster on Israel in 1990, the Rebbe said there's no cause for worry. Full Story

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Feb 4, 2014

Photos: KAREN QUINCY LOBERG/THE STAR

Chabad of the Conejo's Jewish academy, directed by Shliach Moshe Bryski, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of lectures, workshops and study courses. Full Story

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Feb 3, 2014

Archive photo by Levik Hertzel

The chassidic art gallery of Crown Heights is embarking on an exhibit tour in South Florida, sponsored by a pharmaceutical executive. Full Story

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Feb 2, 2014

A new U.S. Postal Service stamp honors Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who credited the Rebbe for inspiring her main work. Full Story, Video

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Feb 2, 2014

Recently discovered original 65-year-old documents pertaining to the Nuremberg Trials are on display for the first time at the Rohr Chabad Center in Berlin. Full Story

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Feb 2, 2014

Tonight marks the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Pesha Leah Lapine hyd, who was murdered in 1992 in her home in Crown Heights. We present a recollection by her cousin and friend Jena Morris Breningstall. Full Story, Video

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Jan 30, 2014

Netanyahu lights a Menorah with his wife Sara and sons Yair and Avner in 1996 * Photo: Avi Ohayon

Op-Ed: You can admonish Yair Netanyahu for "accomplishing what Hitler could not," but true as it may be, it won't work. It does not work. Full Story

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Jan 30, 2014

At a meeting with Brooklyn's new Borough President Eric Adams, Shluchim halachically purchased the rights to keep an eruv. Full Story

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Jan 28, 2014

An Army Ranger who recently inspired a Chabad event in Arizona was cited by President Barack Obama in the State of the Union address. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 28, 2014

Shluchim Rabbi Aharon and Mashi Rose are opening a new Chabad girls seminary that will include trips to South Africa's wildlife. Full Story

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Jan 28, 2014

Photos: Monika Lightstone

This year’s Annual Shluchos Farbrengen filled all five floors of the Shluchim Center, including a rooftop tent, with hundreds of Shluchos gathering for inspiration. Full Story

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Jan 28, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service has warned of a phone scam targeting taxpayers, with threats of jail or deportation if not paid immediately. Full Story

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Jan 27, 2014

Photos, Video: Itzik Roytman

As their mothers celebrated in the Hilton, young shluchos were in Crown Heights at their own inspiration-filled gala banquet culminating their Kinus convention. It included singer Chanale and an international Roll Call. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 27, 2014

A state-of-the-art mikvah in San Antonio, Texas, was dedicated in honor of a Shlucha who recovered from a complicated surgery. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 26, 2014

300 fathers and sons gathered together for an evening of chizuk and connection in Montreal, at the grand Father and Son Melava Malka. Full Story

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Jan 25, 2014

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson presented his fast-selling book "Seeds of Wisdom" in an evening of cocktails and canapes.
Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 25, 2014

Rabbi Moshe Bleich with friends (below) and the video that was sent to him

From the COLlive inbox: With my wife at the Kinus Hashluchos, I watched a few videos of the Rebbe and felt a bit dejected. Until... Full Story, Video

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Jan 24, 2014

Chabad's official rabbinic body has concluded an extensive investigation into the "Call of the Shofar" and found it to be "dangerous." Full Story

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Jan 24, 2014

In honor of Chof Bais Shvat the Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe Davening in his home during the year of the Rebbetzin's passing. Photos

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Jan 23, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn says in a new webcast it's not just about learning Torah, but how you do it. Full Story, Video

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Jan 22, 2014

Singer Chanale Fellig reviews "A Shabbos With Benny Friedman," where he "proves that the hits "Tamu," "Yesh Tikvah" and "Mi'Shema'amin" were much more than beginner's luck." Full Story

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Jan 22, 2014

Thousands of Shluchos are flying in from around the world for the Annual Kinus Hashluchos which opens tonight in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Jan 22, 2014

A new highly interactive middos and social-skills training initiative for children ages 4 - 7 is now open for schools after pilot schools report success. Full Story

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Jan 21, 2014

120 Crown Heights women celebrated in style the second anniversary of the Beis Medrash Women's Circle, 'our Chabad House.' Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 21, 2014

Just off the plane, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's delegation to Israel met at the David Citadel Hotel to learn about Colel Chabad. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 20, 2014

The National Jewish Retreat will be held this summer in Chicago's Loop area, at the legendary and magnificent Palmer House hotel. Full Story, Video

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Jan 20, 2014

In an historic speech, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he's with Israel "through fire and water," ignoring heckles by Arab parliamentarians. Chabad rabbis were in attendance. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 20, 2014

Oholei Torah 7th grade boys had a chance to try out Google glasses at an event to celebrate their achievements in preparation for Yud Shvat. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 20, 2014

The vibrant Mayan Yisroel center in Flatbush opened a division called "My Extended Family" for single mothers and their children. Full Story

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Jan 20, 2014

Photos: Alex Gorokhov

A lecturer at Chabad of Kensington says the current state of the world is like the chaos found in Jewish homes on Friday afternoon. Full Story, Video

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Jan 20, 2014

With nice outdoor weather, hundreds flocked to Kollel Menachem in Melbourne, Australia, for a Yarchei Kallah learning program. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 19, 2014

"MyLife: Chassidus Applied" with Rabbi Simon Jacobson covers addiction, shalom bayis, narcissism, depression, chinuch and more. Live Video

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Jan 19, 2014

208 people, including 11 Chabad officials, flew to Israel to join Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his official 4-day trip. Full Story

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Jan 18, 2014

Chabad of Bellevue in Washington held a grand opening to a stunning 20,000 square foot Eastside Torah Center, at a cost of $4.8 million. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 18, 2014

Attending a Tu B'Shevat event last week, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito compared herself to a unique fruit. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 17, 2014

The HaChayol weekly magazine is marking its 100th issue, having grown from a monthly to weekly and reaching 5,000 children in 31 countries. Full Story

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Jan 17, 2014

The success of the previous webcast led the preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn to speak for another one this week.
Full Story, Video

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Jan 17, 2014

Chabad of Riverdale, NY directed by Shluchim Levi Y. and Sorah Shemtov celebrated 22 years at a gala dinner at the New York Botanical Garden. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 17, 2014

Lubavitcher Yeshiva's auction event will include Motzei Shabbos and Sunday programs for both men and women, with something for everyone. Full Story

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Jan 16, 2014

When new Boston councilor Josh Zakim remarked he didn't furnish his office, Rabbi Shmuel Posner offered help.
Full Story

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Jan 16, 2014

The Jewish Recovery Center in Boca Raton, Florida, will be holding its 3rd Shabbaton to help Jews connect in fellowship and camaraderie. Full Story

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Jan 16, 2014

Over 350 women gathered at the Shul of Bal Harbour in Florida for an evening of unity, with inspiring speakers and a concert. Full Story

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Jan 15, 2014

Photos: Stan Weiss

A person in the crowd at the HASC Concert this week pledged $300,000 for a song request. The result was electrifying.
Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 15, 2014

What happens when Jewish music superstar Mordechai Ben David tries to shop for discounts from a catalog. Video

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Jan 14, 2014

A recent letter from a Chabad rabbi has resulted in a 25% increase in purchases of DVDs about the Rebbe and Chabad history. Full Story

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Jan 14, 2014

The students of Bais Rivkah high school in Crown Heights marked Yud Shvat with great excitement, after an entire month of learning sichos as a preparation. Full Story

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Jan 13, 2014

Photos: Mushka Lightstone Photography

500 Chabad boys and girls from across the West Coast participated in the first children's convention with davening, meals, lectures and even a concert. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 13, 2014

The little known tale of how the Rebbe prevented Ariel Sharon from boarding an El Al flight hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. Full Story, Video

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Jan 13, 2014

Students and supporters of Mayanot Women's Program in Jerusalem told of the impact it had on them, on the 6th anniversary. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 13, 2014

Speakers at former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral praised his Gaza pullout, yet rockets were fired shortly thereafter. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 12, 2014

A Shlucha in a far-flung location davened for a miracle this month and was answered by generous readers of COLlive. Full Story

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Jan 12, 2014

Junior Nshei will hold two parallel parenting lectures on Tuesday, for motivated mothers with children in different stages. Full Story

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Jan 12, 2014

Photos: Shimon Roumani

A Monsey dayan told the International Siyum Harambam that he decided to join the daily learning after meeting Chabad bochurim. A surprise waited for him in the crowd. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 11, 2014

Photos: Chabad.org

Ariel Sharon, decorated Israeli general, strategist and former prime minister of Israel, passed away Shabbos in Israel. Full Story, Video

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Jan 9, 2014

5 speakers are in Los Angeles as guests of Yud Shvat events - the largest, a first ever convention for 456 Lubavitcher children. Full Story

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Jan 10, 2014

A large Siyum Harambam in Morristown, NJ, with a guest speaker ended with bochurim spontaneously starting a project.
Full Story, Photos

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Jan 10, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn speaks about Yud Shvat in a special webcast. You can watch it in Yiddish or read the transcript in English. Full Story, Video

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Jan 10, 2014

Op-Ed by Rabbi Mordechai Lipskier: There have been some grave misunderstandings about the role of Chassidus when dealing with certain issues. Full Story

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Jan 10, 2014

In honor of Yud Shevat, the Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe Davening at the Ohel and the Frierdiker Rebbe. Photos

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Jan 9, 2014

Join 4,000 children and Yaldei Hashluchim from around the world for a live Rally and Farbrengen marking Yud Shvat and the completion of 200,000 lines of Tanya Baal Peh. Full Story, Video

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Jan 8, 2014

N'shei Newsletter surveyed some 350 Chabad women and girls about how they are fulfilling a personal instruction of the Rebbe. Full Story

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Jan 8, 2014

Yeshiva University will host a discussion about the special relationship between the Rebbe and Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Full Story

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Jan 8, 2014

52 medically fragile children braved the snowy vistas at a ski getaway weekend hosted by Kids of Courage organization. Full Story

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Jan 8, 2014

An alternative/indie rock concert with a Jewish flavor will take place in Florida's Coconut Grove. Full Story

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Jan 6, 2014

Camp Emunah, the veteran overnight camp for Chabad girls in Greenfield Park, NY, has opened registration for summer 2014. Full Story, Video

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Jan 6, 2014

A counselor from the Jewish Girls Retreat describes the camp where "heaven and earth meet" and every girl has a story. Full Story

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Jan 6, 2014

College basketball player Aaron Liberman made 'Big Ten' history by wearing a yarmulka during a major college basketball game. Full Story

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Jan 6, 2014

"To Be a Jew in the Free World" from JLI confronts issues in which Judaism and contemporary society appear to be in conflict. Full Story, Video

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Jan 5, 2014

A packed crowd filled One Brooklyn to condemn the New York Post's front-page cover about the murder of Max Stark.
Full Story, Video

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Jan 5, 2014

The Derher magazine reports about a grassroots initiative that preceded the Rebbe's daily Rambam learning campaign. Full Story

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Jan 5, 2014

Photo collage by @GarySchlesinger

The New York Post's heartless front page cover about the murder of Satmar landlord Menachem Stark is enraging many. Press conference planned. Full Story

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Jan 5, 2014

Shluchim Rabbi Pesach and Chanie Scheiner say the support from COLlive readers during the Colorado floods was "heartwarming." Full Story, Video

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Jan 4, 2014

Shmuel and Bentzi Marcus of the popular 8th Day band have released their new album "Hooleh!" Full Story, Video

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Jan 4, 2014

The Jewish community of Argentina recently hosted Rabbi Manis Friedman for 10 days filled with learning and inspiration. Full Story

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Jan 2, 2014

Call of the Shofar founder Simcha Frischling at a retreat * Photo: Call of the Shofar

Now that rabbis forbid it and experts warned against it, Rabbi Shea Hecht offers a 40-day detox for those who went to the "Call of the Shofar." Full Story

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Jan 2, 2014

A special screening of the Rebbe's Farbrengen of Yud Shevat, 5743 will be held on Motzei Shabbos at the Beis Medrash. Full Story

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Jan 1, 2014

A winter retreat for girls in Latham, NY wrapped after 5 days of fun, inspiration, friendship and bonding. Full Story

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Dec 31, 2013

Benny Friedman’s brand new album, “Bnei Heichala,” is a stirring collection of classic and modern Shabbos Zemiros. Full Story, Audio

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Dec 31, 2013

Call of the Shofar founder Simcha Frischling at a retreat * Photo: Call of the Shofar

Shmuel Pollen, a resident of Morristown who participated in and even led a "Call of the Shofar" workshop, reveals what shook him out of the "influence." Full Story

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Dec 31, 2013

Shliach Rabbi Yosef Landa elaborates on the photo of the Satmar Rebbe, R' Moshe Teitelbaum OBM at his parents' wedding. Full Story

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Dec 30, 2013

600 people attended a large farbrengen in Monsey's Atrium Plaza with Rabbi Yoel Kahn and a guest speaker from Israel.
Full Story, Photos

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Dec 30, 2013

Rabbi Rosenfeld (top right), his email and the bochurim in front of his home

Oholei Torah fired key staff over alleged association with Call of the Shofar and is facing a protest by 51 bochurim and a Din Torah. Full Story

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Dec 30, 2013

Preschool students at Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh’s Early Learning Center (ELC) welcomed their fathers into the classroom for a special program. Full Story

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Dec 30, 2013

A Shliach who is known as a scholar spoke at the Mesivta of Coral Springs in Florida and left impressed by one particular class. Full Story

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Dec 30, 2013

A campaign was started to help Shluchos who cannot afford to attend the annual Shluchos Convention in New York. Full Story

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Dec 29, 2013

Illustration photo by Marlith

News about schools firing teachers over participation in Call of the Shofar prompted this letter to principals and parents.
Full Story

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Dec 29, 2013

"Someone you can share your sholom bayis issue with is mandatory for every marriage," says Chana Epstein in a new webinar. Video

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Dec 27, 2013

Yiddish today can be found in the most unlikeliest of places, thanks to entrepreneur David Schottenstein: Your shirt collar stay. Full Story

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Dec 27, 2013

Raphael Aron, a specialist on mind control and cults, explains the dangers of Large Group Awareness Therapy such as Call of the Shofar. Update: Crown Heights Rabbonim issue a psak. Full Story

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Dec 26, 2013

A farbrengen honoring the Alter Rebbe's yartzeit took place Thursday in Flatbush with Rabbi Manis Friedman.
Video

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Dec 26, 2013

As the "urgent gathering" concluded, Rabbi Yoel Kahn requested to speak again to "so that there'll be absolutely no mistakes." Read what he said. Full Story, Video

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Dec 25, 2013

From the COLlive inbox: A publishing professional tells of the negative aftereffects from visiting a healing practitioner.
Full Story

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Dec 25, 2013

Photos: Michal Weiss

Over 400 women and girls gathered at Lubavitch Yeshiva for Lamplighters "In the Glow" celebrating women's talent and creativity in Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 25, 2013

Some 30 men under the age of 30 met for an evening of guidance in practical Sholom Bayis led by Rabbi Moshe Kesselman. Full Story

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Dec 24, 2013

Besides for Chinese food, COLlive compiled 6 recommended activities you can be doing tonight, on Nittel Nacht.
Full Story, Video

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Dec 24, 2013

Rabbi Yaacov Spitezki, who served as shliach on campus in Brussels for over 25 years, has relocated to Israel where he is working with foreign Jewish students. Full Story, Video

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Dec 24, 2013

Crown Heights based Audiologist Levi Reiter points out what to absolutely avoid when providing audiology services to Orthodox Jews in ASHA Leader magazine. Full Story

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Dec 24, 2013

A student of the Beis Chana girls seminary in Tzfas describes the 10th of Teves fast day and Shabbos they spent "in siege."
Full Story

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Dec 23, 2013

A statue of the Rambam in his birthplace of Cordoba, Spain * Photo: fineartamerica.com

Speaking at Mayan Yisroel in Flatbush, Rabbi YY Jacobson explains how the Rambam transformed the landscape of Judaism. Video

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Dec 23, 2013

The mansion in Morristown, NJ, where the retreat is reportedly held

"The Call of the Shofar is a diversion; we are too focused on one tree instead of the forest. Our reaction to the issue is the true issue." Full Story

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Dec 23, 2013

Rabbi Manis Friedman will lead an informational conference call on natural healing, with particular results in treating children. Full Story

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Dec 22, 2013

The winter camp for children of Shluchim officially inaugurated their new location in Lake Worth, Florida with a guest speaker. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 22, 2013

A new seminary is opening in Israel for the upcoming school year, under the capable directorship of Mrs. Shosh Rabinowitz, of YTT Camp fame. Full Story

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Dec 22, 2013

A group of bochurim initiated a learning campaign for Yud Shvat that is being used in Chabad yeshivos and promises prizes. Full Story

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Dec 21, 2013

Jews in Russia flocked to attend the lecture tour of a young Chabad rabbi from New York, some traveling some 250 miles. Full Story, Video

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Dec 20, 2013

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos from the 1960's of the Rebbe Davening in the upstairs Zal of 770. Photos

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Dec 19, 2013

Two sons of the revered posek Rabbi Moshe Feinstein were at 770 Eastern Parkway for a wedding of a family friend. Full Story

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Dec 19, 2013

COTS founder Simcha Frischling (L) and Rabbi Schochet

Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet weighs-in on The Call of the Shofar, but asks a question Lubavitchers should be asking themselves.
Full Story

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Dec 19, 2013

Baby boy to Yitzchok Elechonon and Devorah Rivkah Shagalov (nee Blasberg) - Crown Heights

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Dec 18, 2013

NYPD warns of a recent money scam: You get a call about an IRS or utility bill and are instructed to purchase a prepaid card.
Full Story, Video

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Dec 19, 2013

It's summer time in Australia and the Chabad community has gathered to learn at the Kollel Menachem Lubavitch in Melbourne. Full Story

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Dec 19, 2013

Izzy Ezagui, an IDF paratrooper who returned to combat after a serious injury, inspired a gathering at Chabad of the Valley in Tarzana, CA. Full Story

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Dec 18, 2013

Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant will remain at the helm of The Rabbinical Council of Victoria, they announced at their annual general meeting. Full Story

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Dec 17, 2013

Chaim Leiter of Camp Yeka writes about the impact that 19 bochurim had on 100 children from the former Soviet Union. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 17, 2013

Mrs. Shira Frank's new handbook for parents "50 Pathways to Parenting Wisdom" is praised by rabbis and educators.
Full Story

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Dec 17, 2013

Photos: Shneur Schiff

The wealthy brothers Alexander Granovski and David Granovski donated a new Torah to the community in Bad Homburg. Full Story

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Dec 16, 2013

Rabbi Shea Hecht, a long-time counselor and cultbuster, says the Call of the Shofar uses mind-controlling techniques.
Full Story

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Dec 16, 2013

Photos: Michal Weiss

Crown Heights’s female JNet Chavrusa volunteers of all ages and backgrounds enjoyed an evening of inspiration and community building. Full Story

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Dec 16, 2013

Black and Jewish leaders united Sunday to condemn ‘Knockout Game’ attacks and what is believed to be a 'retaliation' attack on a black man. Full Story

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Dec 16, 2013

A lecture on Tuesday for women in Crown Heights will help you become a 'professional bug finder' to better keep kashrus at home. Full Story

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Dec 15, 2013

The Wolf & Lamb steakhouse said it's now offering meat with Lubavitch shechita at its Brooklyn location and upon request. Full Story

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Dec 15, 2013

Israel under snow: Tzfas residents left in cold without power, 200 pregnant women rushed to hospital, Chabad yeshivos continue. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 15, 2013

Queens Borough President-elect Melinda Katz is beginning her tenure on the right foot by holding a Jewish ceremony. Full Story

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Dec 14, 2013

Dr. Meir Shlomo Spinner deplores the stalemate in Crown Heights leadership. In response, an official says progress is made. Full Story

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Dec 12, 2013

Photos: Levi Percia

9 young finalists of "Jewish Kids Got Talent" flew in to New York and competed on stage at Tzivos Hashem's annual dinner. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 11, 2013

Rabbi Manis Friedman questions if there is a "Shidduch crisis" in episode 4 of his video series on 'Dating Do's and Don'ts.' Video

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Dec 11, 2013

Jewish art collector Alan Stern presented the first known hand-written letter from the Rebbe to the Rogatchover Gaon. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 11, 2013

Lubavitch fathers from south Florida spent a morning of inspiration with their sons at the Klurman Mesivta this Sunday.
Full Story, Photos

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Dec 11, 2013

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Chabad in lighting the "Capitol Menorah" on the steps of the Tennessee State Capitol. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 4, 2013

4 Mayanot teachers ended a North American tour that included lectures, BBQs and one on one meetings in some 50 universities. Full Story

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Dec 10, 2013

Archive photo of Laurie Cumbo (center) during her campaign

NYC Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo apologized for her comments linking the Knockout attacks with Jewish wealth.
Full Story

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Dec 10, 2013

Rabbi Dovid Slavin and some of the 300 books he studied for his thesis Photo Henry Benjamin

Australian Shliach Rabbi Dovid Slavin attained a PhD from Sydney University for a 20 year study of yeshiva life in Poland.
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Dec 10, 2013

Cheder Menachem of NJ has launched a read-a-thon to raise funds to purchase much-needed new books for their children's library. Full Story

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Dec 9, 2013

Yosef Gorowitz, CEO of a popular online rewards site, on why he's proud of his beard and the mantra he lives by.
Full Story, Video

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Dec 9, 2013

More than 100 people gathered outside of Shoprite Mall in Liberty, NY for a Menorah lighting with Liberty Mayor Dan Ratner. Full Story

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Dec 8, 2013

In a spectacular show of unity and light, 500 people came to celebrate at Chabad's very first "Chanukah at the Zoo" in Tucson. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 8, 2013

Exclusive: A day to day diary of the happenings of the "Didan Notzach case" as written by Rabbi Yisroel Noach Vogel.
Full Story, Video

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Dec 8, 2013

Judaica stores and book publishers (even one from Boro Park) are offering their biggest sales on seforim. Get all the details. Full Story

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Dec 8, 2013

Photos: Moushkie Photography

The Levi Yitzchok Library of Crown Heights was rededicated with a grand show of dazzling women's performing talent. They will be holding special programs today for Hei Teves. Full Story

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Dec 7, 2013

Lamplighters Yeshivah hosted its very first public Menorah lighting on Eastern Parkway, with a Menorah created by their own students. Full Story

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Dec 6, 2013

Photo: DNAinfo

Every Shabbos, Chicago's Chabad Rabbi Baruch Hertz walks 5.5 miles with his wife and children to serve 2 congregations.
Full Story

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Dec 5, 2013

Chanukah with President Barack and Michelle Obama: 2 parties, 1000 guests, a Statue of Liberty Menorah and a request for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 4, 2013

Photos by Shimon Roumani

Coming to the World's Largest Menorah in Manhattan, Mayor Michael Bloomberg bragged he never missed a lighting.
Full Story

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Dec 4, 2013

100 post-seminary girls in Crown Heights celebrated Chanukah by decorating cookies and remembering their late friend. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 5, 2013

Cumbo speaks in a sukkah during her campaign for city hall

Crown Heights' new Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo is slammed across the board for excusing Knockout with "Jewish success." Full Story, Audio

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Dec 4, 2013

9 finalists of Tzivos Hashem's Jewish Kids got Talent competition are flying to New York this weekend from around the world to compete in the finals. Full Story

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Dec 4, 2013

Rabbi Manis Friedman explains how to Daven for your Shidduch in episode 3 of his video series on 'Dating Do's and Don'ts.' Video

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Dec 3, 2013

"The accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment" among blacks in Crown Heights, incoming Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo says in a shocking new statement. Full Story

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Dec 3, 2013

Photos: Itzik Roytman

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosted his last Chanukah party as mayor, wondering if he'll be invited back. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 3, 2013

Over 200 people came to participate in historic first Public Menorah Lighting in Loughton, Essex UK by Shluchim Rabbi Odom Brandman of Buckhurst Hill and Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin of Ilford. Full Story

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Dec 3, 2013

The Amazon Theater, one of Manaus' biggest tourist attractions, hosted a public Menorah lighting ceremony. Full Story

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Dec 2, 2013

Photos: Yehudis Israily

The popular 8th Day Band performed for sold-out concerts in London and Montreal this Chanukah. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 2, 2013

Thousands flocked to Caulfield Park in Melbourne, Australia for the annual "Chanukah in the Park" celebration. Full Story

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Dec 1, 2013

Despite drenching rain, the 34th annual Chanuka Festival in South Florida's Gulfstream Park with singer Avraham Fried was a most memorable and inspiring event. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 2, 2013

The world’s first Pearl Menorah, crafted with £25,000 worth of pearl necklaces and bracelets, was lit at Chabad of Buckhurst Hill in the UK. Full Story

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Dec 1, 2013

Photos by Baruch Ezagui

A black and white photo at the public Menorah lighting in Philadelphia recognized the very first one that stood there in 1974. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 1, 2013

The Great Synagogue of Grodno, Belarus, suffered $100,000 in damages from a fire caused by a faulty electrical circuit. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 29, 2013

Chabad built the largest Menorah in Europe, standing tall in front of the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Berlin. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Nov 29, 2013

Rabbi Manis Friedman led an inspirational conference call on how did the Greek-Syrians know to contaminate the oil in the Bais Hamikdash. Full audio replay now online. Full Story, Audio

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Nov 28, 2013

An unexpected question by a man at the gate led Rochel to a fruitful conversation on the flight. The story actually began earlier. Full Story

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Nov 28, 2013

Shifra Klein, editor-in-chief of the Joy of Kosher magazine, presented delicious "Chanukah/Thanksgiving" menu options. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 28, 2013

From the COLlive inbox: Looking for a large soup pot, my wife was told that the store only carries them in "cooking season." Full Story

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Nov 28, 2013

It was erroneously stated that Chabad's first Car Menorah was in 1977, but Lubavitch Archives tracked down what is now believed to be the very first (it wasn't the one in New Haven either). Full Story

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Nov 27, 2013

Rabbi Manis Friedman explains the Golden Rule of Dating in episode 2 of his video series on 'Dating Do's and Don'ts.' Video

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Nov 27, 2013

Photos: Western Wall Heritage Foundation

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz conducted lighting of the first Chanukah candle at the Kotel in Jerusalem Wednesday. Full Story

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Nov 27, 2013

Photos: Mendy Hechtman

In an historic event, the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem was filled for a mesmerizing evening with Chassidus thought and music. Rabbi YY Jacobson told a moving story. Full Story, Video

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Nov 26, 2013

Israeli singer and composer Sandy Shmuely will be musical guest of Shabbos at the Chanukah Getaway Retreat in Connecticut. Full Story, Video

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Nov 26, 2013

A congregant at the main shul of 770 Eastern Parkway was seen helping an elder charity collector with a new pair of shoes. Photo

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Nov 25, 2013

On what was the coldest night of the year, women gathered at Itchke’s Shtiebel in Crown Heights for inspiration, food and pottery. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 25, 2013

Mr. Lipskar (L) speaks in a panel at The Shul * Photo: jcsfl.org

Bal Harbour Shlucha Mrs. Chani Lipskar will be the keynote speaker at the gala banquet of the 5774 Kinus Hashluchos.
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Nov 25, 2013

Rabbi Shemtov davens Maariv on Motzoei Shabbos at Beis Shmuel

Bais Shmuel Chabad of Crown Heights spent the special Shabbos of Yud Tes - Chof Kislev with Rabbi Abraham Shemtov. Full Story

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Nov 25, 2013

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

The annual car Menorah parade which travels from Crown Heights to Manhattan has released a new, updated online registration system. Full Story

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Nov 25, 2013

Nshei and Young Nshei Chabad of Melbourne gathered Thursday evening to mark 19 Kislev with speaker Rabbi Binyomin Cohen. Full Story

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Nov 24, 2013

Photos: Itzik Roytman/COLlive

The inter-high school Convention held this weekend in Crown Heights concluded Sunday with a grand banquet. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 24, 2013

The step-sister of renowned Holocaust diarist Anne Frank spoke at the annual gala of Chaya Mushka Seminary in Montreal. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 24, 2013

The New York Post revealed that the 19-year-old victim of the "Knockout Game" that drew widespread ire was Israel Blizovsky, a photographer for COLlive.com. Full Story

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Nov 24, 2013

A grandchild writes about Mrs. Gita Ceitlin OBM who served as a mashpi'ah in the Chabad community in Montreal, as per directive of the Rebbe. Full Story

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Nov 23, 2013

Photos: Chana Blumes

A new pottery painting studio opened on Troy Avenue by Estee Setton brings the fun new trend to Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 22, 2013

Lubavitch Archives released a series of pictures of a Yud Tes Kislev celebration in the early 1960’s. Who do you identify? Full Story, Photos

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Nov 21, 2013

Watch now: Renowned teacher Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson will lead a farbrengen in honor of Yud Tes Kislev, Rosh Hashanah L’Chassidus. Join at 8:30 pm. Full Story, Video

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Nov 21, 2013

Eli Gerstner and the YBC soloists will headline Chabad of the Valley’s 12th annual Chanukah@Citywalk Concert and celebration. Full Story, Video

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Nov 21, 2013

Bochurim of Yeshiva Tiferes Bachurim in Morristown broke out in dance after hearing details of the Rebbe's wedding, 85 years ago. Full Story, Video

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Nov 21, 2013

Looking for family fun this Chanukah? The Chanukah Getaway Shabbos retreat and Sunday's Chanukah on the Slopes are just 1.5 hours from NYC. Full Story

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Nov 20, 2013

Baby girl to Chony & Chanchi Milecki - Crown Heights

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Nov 20, 2013

A group of 10th and 11th graders from Russia recently visited the Nazi death camps and Jewish Ghettos in Poland. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 20, 2013

A campaign in the Chabad Yeshiva in Baltimore about Hashem's presence in daily life was launched with a farbrengen. Full Story

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Nov 19, 2013

The Drizin, Pinson and Wineberg families joined residents of downtown Brooklyn to honor the life of the rabbi's mother and the growth of his center. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 19, 2013

"The person you are supposed to marry, you will marry and no shadchan can stop that," says Rabbi Manis Friedman in this new series. Video

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Nov 19, 2013

3 politicians are offering a $1,000 reward for information on each of the individuals involved in recent hate crimes in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Nov 19, 2013

Photos: Yisrael Belizovski/COLlive

A cross-representation of Crown Heights met for breakfast to discuss the rise in hate crimes. One school principal got frustrated at the lack of concrete solutions. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Nov 18, 2013

Shliach Chezki Lifshitz and Israeli Ambassador Hanan Goder Goldberger traveled to the Himalayas to monitor Nepal's elections. Full Story

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Nov 18, 2013

An anonymous grant lowered the price of 2 tracks for learning rabbinics, in addition to the regular smicha course. Full Story, Video

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Nov 17, 2013

Photos: Levi Percia/COLlive

Hundreds turned out for Oholei Torah's Chinese Auction, enjoying a "Promenade Expo" featuring food decorating, makeup and wig styling demos, shidduch and Chinuch tips, a lecture by Rabbi Shais Taub and raffle drawing. Updated: Winners List Photos, Winners

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Nov 18, 2013

No location is too remote for terrific Shabbos and Yom Tov youth programming, nor too remote to have someone in New York do all the prep done for you. Full Story

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Nov 17, 2013

The Jewish Girls Retreat is the first camp with Orthodox supervision to offer gluten-free food for campers during five-day Winter Retreat. Full Story

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Nov 15, 2013

A Jewish couple votes in Crown Heights. Illustration photo

A Crown Heights resident wrote to the NYC Board of Elections about fraud he witnessed at the voting booth. He got a poor response. Full Story

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Nov 15, 2013

85th anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin on Yud Daled Kislev: The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe attending different weddings in the 1950's. Photos

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Nov 14, 2013

Does the Keurig coffee maker need a mikvah, what olive oil doesn't need a hechsher and other kashrus questions. Full Story

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Nov 14, 2013

Santa Barbara Shliach Yosef Loschak explains why his Chabad House went 'green'. There's also an environmentally friendly yeshiva. Full Story

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Nov 14, 2013

Orator Rabbi YY Jacobson, singer Sandy Shmuely and caterer Levi Feigenson are headlining a Shabbos Chanukah Getaway Retreat. Full Story

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Nov 13, 2013

A story via a eulogy: a 40 cent Chanukah stamp led to an unlikely friendship until an untimely death. But things didn't end there. Full Story

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Nov 13, 2013

Photo: Meir Pliskin

The women of Oholei Torah's PTA are giving a new twist to their Annual Chinese Auction with a "Promenade Expo" this Sunday. Full Story

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Nov 13, 2013

Lubavitchers davened at the gravesite of the second Lubavitcher Rebbe on his birthday and yartzeit in northern Ukraine. Full Story

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Nov 12, 2013

Photos by Yisrael Belizovski/COLlive

In a meeting with the 71st Precinct new commander George Fitzgibbon, activists asked for arrests be made in hate crime cases. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 12, 2013

Business reality TV show "Shark Tank" updates viewers on what happened to Rabbi Moshe Weiss since he struck a deal. Full Story, Video

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Nov 12, 2013

Junior N'Shei in Crown Heights is holding a lecture event next week with a kashrus coordinator and an herbalist and homeopath. Full Story

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Nov 11, 2013

Levi Margolin attended the Jewish Federations' General Assembly and suggests they embrace their missing link: Chabad. Full Story

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Nov 11, 2013

Photos: Yisrael Belizovski/COLlive

The third annual Melava Malka for the Yagdil Torah organization celebrated continuous learning in the Crown Heights community. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 11, 2013

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

Newly elected Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was seen enjoying a meal with Crown Heights activist Chanina Sperlin at Basil Pizza & Wine Bar on Sunday. More

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Nov 11, 2013

"I would rather make a thousand Bikur Cholim meals than ever need to be a recipient of even one," writes Chani Vogel, host of an upcoming benefit auction viewing. Full Story

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Nov 10, 2013

Moshe Kravitsky brings his take on the Mayoral elections, Shluchim gathering in NY for their annual Kinus convention and more. Video

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Nov 10, 2013

Therapist Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch tells the signs of childhood anxiety disorders which affect 1 in 8 children. Full Story

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Nov 9, 2013

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg of the Boca Raton Synagogue watched the Kinus banquet from home. He recalls a Shliach who moved him. Full Story

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Nov 8, 2013

Mrs. Shaindy Jacobson personally presented the course she provides for others as director of the international Rosh Chodesh Society. Full Story, Video

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Nov 7, 2013

Photos: Josh Justic

250 people joined Chabad of the Five Towns' second annual Bike4Friendship, benefitting the Friendship Circle. Full Story

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Nov 7, 2013

The Mothers' Lecture Series from the Friendship Circle kicked off Monday, with a workshop by professional life coach Mrs. Heidi Krantz. Full Story

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Nov 6, 2013

Photos: Yisrael Belizovski/COLlive

The L'Chaim of Zalman Blecher of Melbourne, Australia and Chaya Shemtov of Yardley, PA took place Tuesday at Lubavitch Yeshiva hall in Crown Heights. Photos

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Nov 6, 2013

Ken Thompson toppled 20-year incumbent Charles Hynes in the hotly contested race for Brooklyn District Attorney. Full Story

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Nov 5, 2013

Left: Gathering at Bill De Blasio's election party * Right: Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio

Bill de Blasio has been elected the first Democratic New York City mayor in more than two decades by defeating Joe Lhota. Full Story

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Nov 5, 2013

With only one week left to join, dozens of kids from around the world have submitted their talents to Tzivos Hashem's Jewish Kids Got Talent competition. Full Story, Video

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Nov 5, 2013

The weekend's Kinus camp for children of Shluchim culminated in a grand banquet with their own "roll call" and a performance by Eli Marcus accompanied by musician Chony Milecki. Photos, Video

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Nov 5, 2013

Crown Heights activists Chanina Sperlin and Yaacov Behrman greet NYC Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio on the campaign trail today, election day. More

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Nov 5, 2013

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

Students from schools and colleges from around the world gathered in Crown Heights for a weekend of education and inspiration. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 5, 2013

New York City residents will vote Tuesday on who will succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the fate of District Attorney Charles Hynes and other areas. Full Story, Video

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Nov 5, 2013

Members of the London community gathered for a Rosh Chodesh Kislev farbrengen with guest speaker Rabbi Chaim Schochet from Crown Heights. Full Story

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Nov 4, 2013

The man suspected as having burglarized Crown Heights Jewish homes on Shabbos was finally arrested - thanks to new evidence. Full Story

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Nov 4, 2013

Drawing the winning raffle

Winners of Aliya Institute's grand raffle for a trip to Israel and other prizes were chosen last night. Winners

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Nov 3, 2013

Zalman Blecher - Melbourne, Australia to Chaya Shemtov - Yardley, PA

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Nov 3, 2013

COLlive interview: NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota on connecting his opponent to the '91 riots, a "cure period" for restaurants, backing off small businesses, crime and even the Shluchim convention. Full Story, Video

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Nov 2, 2013

Tonight - Fall Back: At 2 a.m. Sunday, you'll have to turn your clock back one hour, because it's the end of daylight saving time. Full Story

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Nov 1, 2013

The campaign bus of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes made a noisy appearance in Crown Heights, shouting to passersby to vote in Tuesday's election. More

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Nov 1, 2013

Photos: Itzik Roytman/COLlive

The sky was the limit as Shluchim discussed options to grow and expand - such as a cloud-based data system that served the campaign of President Barack Obama. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 1, 2013

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos from a Farbrengen in the 1970's. Full Story

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Oct 31, 2013

The seasonal Chassidisher Derher which began as a publication for bochurim is now becoming a monthly to be read by many. Full Story

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Oct 31, 2013

A library in Hallandale Beach, Florida was renamed and expanded at a Shloshim event for Mrs. Hanna Tennenhaus obm. Full Story

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Oct 31, 2013

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

From the COLlive inbox: A small-town Shliach writes that the story of the Kinus isn't the large numbers, but someone back home. Full Story

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Oct 30, 2013

Photos: Israel Belizovski/COLlive

With both of their ambulances aging and constantly on-call, Hatzalah of Crown Heights turned to a local donor to ease their ride. Full Story

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Oct 30, 2013

Photos by Moushkie Teleshevsky

A performance by singer Sara Hecht was the highlight of an elegant women's event in Orange County, NY. Full Story

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Oct 30, 2013

The song "One," a piano single by Sarah Dukes in honor of Leiby Kletzky's yartzeit, has now been orchestrated. Full Story, Audio

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Oct 29, 2013

The family of R' Rafael Namdar OBM, the Italian businessman who was close to the Rebbe, marked his first yartzeit. Full Story

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Oct 29, 2013

Renowned teacher Rabbi Manis Friedman will be giving a free 30 minute tele-seminar Tuesday titled "Narcissism is killing us." Full Story

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Oct 29, 2013

A modest siyum by a yeshiva University graduate at Lubavitch Headquarters was a result of years' long study and friendship. Full Story, Photos

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Oct 28, 2013

Cartons and wrappings pile outside the dish Mikvah at Sterling Electronics in Crown Heights, which can lead to its closure. Full Story

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Oct 28, 2013

A group of Australian Lubavitch musicians filled the Phoenix Theatre in Melbourne to benefit the Mayanot Institute in Jerusalem. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Oct 27, 2013

The unique ring Mrs. Esther Golda Shemtov received from her husband Rabbi Benzion Shemtov was testament to her unique life. Full Story

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Oct 27, 2013

Outgoing John Lewis (l) and incoming George Fitzgibbon (r)

The NYPD is replacing John Lewis, Commanding Officer of the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights with a chief from Canarsie. Full Story, Video

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Oct 26, 2013

Ahead of the Kinus Hashluchim, COLlive asked 6 leading figures for their responses to the Pew Study about American Jewry. Full Story

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Oct 25, 2013

From the COLlive Inbox: A young single woman in Crown Heights describes a special Shabbos meal for post-Seminary girls. Full Story

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Oct 24, 2013

Presidential visit: Helicopter in the park, "frozen" Avenue, Rubashkin protest, subway suspension and 850 visiting students. Full Story, Photos

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Oct 24, 2013

This weekend there will be a political showdown of a different kind at a junior Chabad congregation in Los Angeles.
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Oct 24, 2013

The Aliya Institute of Crown Heights is calling on the community to support the "safe haven for our community's children." Full Story

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Oct 24, 2013

Over 5,000 children unite for the first Tzivos Hashem rally of 5774. Video

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Oct 24, 2013

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

300 people gathered to celebrate 10 years of dedication of Chabad of Monroe, NJ, directed by Rabbi Eliezer and Chanie Zaklikovsky. Full Story, Photos

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Oct 23, 2013

If there's a bashert, why is divorce allowed in Judaism? Can I drive a self-driving car on Shabbos? 3 Chabad rabbis respond. Video

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Oct 23, 2013

R' Sholom Ber Raskin OBM and his wife Riva with some grandchildren

Blumie Abend (nee Raskin) shares fond memories of her grandfather, Rabbi Sholom Ber Raskin OBM, who was an active and respected member of the London Chabad community. Full Story

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Oct 23, 2013

Photos: Baruch Ezagui * Video: Yankee Teitelbaum

COLlive presents the songs Shir Lamaalot, Tismach and other hits that popular Breslov singer Yosef Karduner performed at a concert in Crown Heights this week. Photos, Video

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Oct 22, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Oct. 7, 2013

The U.S. State Department offered Russia to settle the ongoing dispute over the Schneerson Collection "by exchange."
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Oct 22, 2013

The route of President Barack Obama's Crown Heights visit is kept secret, but NYPD announced where to expect heavy traffic. Full Story

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Oct 22, 2013

The International Shidduch Group Network has announced its first ever conference to be held in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Oct 22, 2013

Lubavitcher Aaron Goldsmith talks about serving the quadriplegic actor Christopher Reeve and offers tips for building a business. Full Story

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Oct 22, 2013

Chabad Australia's North Shore is providing shelter to those evacuated by the raging bush fires which have engulfed hundreds of homes. Full Story

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Oct 22, 2013

A music video for a rendition of the niggun Tzomo Lecha Nafshi by Gad Elbaz shows a Jewish man finding his way to 770 and the Rebbe's Ohel. Video, Audio Download

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Oct 22, 2013

A new learning institute and Sefer Torah writing were launched at an emotional memorial gathering for Shliach Rabbi Mordechai Berger obm. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Oct 22, 2013

NYC Mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota says his rival Bill de Blasio deserves "some of the blame" for the 1991 Crown Heights riots. Full Story, Photos

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Oct 21, 2013

New Hampshire's new Governor Maggie Hassan was "delighted" to meet with Head Shliach Rabbi Levi Krinsky and Rabbi Moshe Leib Gray. Full Story

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Oct 21, 2013

'Jewish Voice for Peace' activist disrupts Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress, May 2011

The Anti-Defamation League listed the 10 most active anti-Israel groups in the United States. Two of them are Jewish. Full Story

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Oct 21, 2013

Congregants were left confused when a phamplet resembling Chabad's popular weekly called for voting for a religious party. Full Story

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Oct 20, 2013

Photos: Yisrael Belizovsky/COLlive

Ten Yad held their annual Gala Auction Sunday in Crown Heights, with a Prize Expo Boutique and hilarious live musical performance "The Mechutanim." Update: Winners list. Photos, Winners

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Oct 20, 2013

Tonight: An event marking the Shloshim - 30 days since the passing of Shlucha Shaindy Lieberman will take place in Florida. Watch a live broadcast on COLlive at 8:00 pm. Full Story

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Oct 20, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry was at the Kotel in Jerusalem, as pundits speculate a possible run for U.S. president in 2016. Full Story

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Oct 19, 2013

Illustration photo by Brian Turner

Crown Heights residents were asked to contribute to the dayan under house arrest for alleged involvement in the "get case." Full Story

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Oct 19, 2013

12th Grade of Bais Rivkah High School enjoyed an inspirational and educational evening of music and workshops in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Oct 17, 2013

Lhota meeting a haredi pharmacist during his tour to Jewish Brooklyn

New York City mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio is criticizing his opponent Joe Lhota for visiting a haredi shul in Brooklyn. Full Story

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Oct 16, 2013

Archive photo of Booker dancing with a Chabad fedora

Newly elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker was seen visiting the Rebbe's Ohel in Queens with 2 rabbis on election eve.
Full Story, Photos, Video

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Oct 16, 2013

Last year's standing room only crowd at Ten Yad's auction event* Photos: Levi Percia

Miriam Handler will direct a hilarious live musical performance about an unlikely shidduch for the Ten Yad Chinese Auction. Full Story

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Oct 14, 2013

Artist Annita Soble and filmmaker Moshe Raskin use whiteboard animation to profile NCFJE's Released Time program. Video

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Oct 14, 2013

Chazzan Chaim Kriss, beloved long-time member of Chabad of Hallandale Beach, FL, marked his 99th birthday with great celebration. Full Story

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Oct 13, 2013

The Great Park Synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa, hosted a Friday night "Alfresco Dinner" for 560 people. Full Story

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Oct 11, 2013

Thousands of women in Johannesburg, South Africa gathered to bake challah together as part of a grand "Shabbos Project." Full Story

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Oct 10, 2013

Screenshot of the lecture from mikvah.org

Watch now: Marriage educator Chana Epstein argues that the secret to a good marriage isn't only "communication."
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Oct 10, 2013

Steiner speaks with police at his home. Inset: The dead fish

Police are investigating why a headless fish was thrown in the backyard of Chaim Steiner, Deputy Mayor of Kiryat Malachi. Full Story

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Oct 10, 2013

Chabad's Jewish sisterhood launches a new Rosh Chodesh course focusing on the joy and meaning of Jewish holidays.
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Oct 9, 2013

A former brigadier-general in the Israel Defense Force attributes his survival in the 1982 Lebanon War to a Chabad mitzvah campaign. Full Story

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Oct 9, 2013

Mario Sisneros describes his first visit to Crown Heights, Shul hopping and enjoying the streets filled with singing and dancing, on Simchas Torah. Full Story, Video

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Oct 8, 2013

The third yartzeit of Shlucha Esty (Rubin) Cohen obm was marked in Albany, NY with an event featuring speaker Helana Herman from Raleigh, North Carolina. Full Story

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Oct 8, 2013

Ken Thompson visits 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights

Both Satmar groups are backing Ken Thompson for Brooklyn District Attorney, after supporting incumbent Charles Hynes in the primary. Crown Heights is in too. Full Story

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Oct 7, 2013

Photo: Meir Dahan

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardic Jews passed away. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Oct 6, 2013

A Shloshim memorial event for Rabbi Mordechai Berger OBM will take place tonight, with an address by Rabbi YY Jacobson. COLlive will provide a live broadcast. Full Story

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Oct 5, 2013

Shabbos Night Live with Rabbi Shmuel Butman: Why Reb Itzikel of Antwerp told a Jew he cannot be of help to him after he met the Rebbe. Video

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Oct 4, 2013

Praying in a minyan on an airplane at the discomfort of others is forbidden, ruled newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef. Full Story

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Oct 4, 2013

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe seeing off guests who came to spend the Tishrei month with him in Crown Heights. Photos

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Oct 3, 2013

Ben Frank visited 88 countries and many Chabad Houses along the way. He tells of his travels with anecdotes and personal family history. Full Story, Video

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Oct 3, 2013

A highly articulate Shliach and a former U.S. Senator with a rich bond with Lubavitch will headline the 5774 Kinus Banquet. Full Story

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Oct 2, 2013

Illustration photo by Leonard J. DeFrancisci

This is a story of a professor who got entangled with a hot dog. The hot dog lost. The professor won. Forever. Full Story

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Oct 1, 2013

Lubavitch author Miriam Karp of Cincinnati has won a prestigious writing award for her new book about the searches and struggles of becoming an Orthodox Jew. Full Story

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Oct 1, 2013

A newly discovered letter from the Rebbe to President Ronald Reagan sheds light on the Rebbe’s approach to education. Full Story

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Oct 1, 2013

Following an artists' reception and opening night of the "Pure Joy" exhibition, the Creative Soul will present a series of events in Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos

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Oct 1, 2013

Mendel Beilis under guard during the trial.

A century later, new discoveries have been made in the trial of Mendel Beilis, known as the last major blood libel of the 20th century. Full Story

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Oct 1, 2013

Illustration photo: Baruch Ezagui

A new report states that the U.S Jewish population is substantially larger than has been previously reported. Full Story

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Sep 30, 2013

Rabbi Eliyahu Raitport, known as a brilliant inventor who spent many hours each day in prayer, passed away. Full Story

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Sep 30, 2013

Photo by Kristen Artz

A New York Post editorial slams Mayor Michael Bloomberg to making a Jewish practice the topic of this mayoral race.
Full Story

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Sep 30, 2013

A Pedi-Sukkah set up by new Shluchim Hersch and Fraidy Loschak caught the attention of students at Rowan University. Full Story

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Sep 30, 2013

Can you take a good marriage and make it better? Rabbi Manis Friedman says "Yes!" and invites you to his life-changing tele-conference course. Full Story, Video

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Sep 28, 2013

Mrs. Hanna Tennenhaus, a friend of Dr. Henry Kissinger who survived the Holocaust and lived in Montreal, passed away. Full Story

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Sep 25, 2013

2,000 people joined a Grand Community Simchas Beis Hashoeva in California with Piamenta - the next generation and Boruch Sholom Blesofsky. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Sep 25, 2013

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe giving Lekach on Hoshana Rabbah. Photos

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Sep 24, 2013

In an emotional talk, Mrs. Shaindy Jacobson discusses her father's response to her mother's death on yomtov.
Video

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Sep 24, 2013

On Sunday Chol Hamoed, the Sydney Jewish community celebrated Sukkot with much joy and fanfare at Sydney's Luna Park. Full Story

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Sep 23, 2013

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

It was an amazing fusion of Chassidic and Sephardi music at Brooklyn's biggest Chol Hamoed concert event with singers Chaim Yisrael and Lipa Schmeltzer. Full Story, Photos

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Sep 23, 2013

Scott Stringer and Ken Thompson at the Sukos party in Crown Heights

Winners of the Democratic primary race swarmed to a sukkah in Crown Heights to celebrate and seek future support.
Full Story, Photos

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Sep 22, 2013

A 88 page "supplement" was released for a encyclopedic work about cutting and growth of the beard in Halachic perspective.
Full Story

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Sep 22, 2013

R' Binyomin Levitin, son of an illustrious chossid who helped restore the rich repertoire of Chabad niggunim, passed away. Full Story

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Sep 21, 2013

A free music download from musician Chony Milecki featuring singer Eli Marcus is perfect for Simchas Beis Hashoeiva celebrations. Full Story, Audio

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Sep 18, 2013

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe from Sukkos over the years. Photos

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Sep 17, 2013

This Sukkos hundreds of holiday visitors to Crown Heights will be learning about the Daled Minim at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens thanks to a Lubavitcher Chosid. Full Story

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Sep 17, 2013

"The Creative Soul" will be back in Crown Heights on Sukkos with an art exhibition, concert and TED inspired lectures. Full Story

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Sep 17, 2013

The meeting between the Rebbe and revered posek Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was never seen in a photograph - until today. Full Story

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Sep 16, 2013

Mendy Scheiner, son of Shluchim in Boulder, Colorado, says renewed rain is hindering rescue efforts as they try to recover.
Full Story, Photos

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Sep 16, 2013

Bill Thompson campaigning in Crown Heights

Bill Thompson will quit the race for mayor, NY Post is reporting, as Bill deBlasio has nearly clinched the democratic party's nomination. Full Story

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Sep 16, 2013

Joseph Gopin, left, manager of Kosher Central and Allen Susser, owner of Chef Allen’s 2 Go*Photo/Randall P. Lieberman

Joseph Gopin and Allen Susser teamed up to offer kosher meals at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Full Story

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Sep 15, 2013

A new season of Jewish Kids Got Talent contest is searching to give boys and girls their moment in the spotlight. Find out how. Full Story, Video

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Sep 15, 2013

A new upbeat song by Baruch Levine is based on the words that became Chabad's anthem. The music video includes select Chabad snapshots. Full Story, Video

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Sep 13, 2013

The modest room which broadcast the Rebbe's farbrengens to communities around the world is attracting visitors. Full Story, Photos

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Sep 13, 2013

From the COLlive inbox: Rabbi Shmully Hecht met the father of a friend who explained why he always carries a photo of the Rebbe in his wallet. Full Story

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Sep 13, 2013

Flooding in Longmont, Colorado. Inset: The Borenstein family

Shluchim Yakov Dovid and Shayna Borenstien and their children were evacuated from their home yesterday at 3:00 am due to terrible flooding near their Longmont, Colorado home. Full Story

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Sep 13, 2013

Photo: idfblog.com

In commemoration of 40 years since the Yom Kippur war, Chabad.org and JEM have collaboratively released a collection of articles, videos and letters from the Rebbe from that time. Full Story

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Sep 13, 2013

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe giving Tzedaka on Erev Yom Kippur. Photos

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Sep 12, 2013

After winning the Republican NYC mayoral nomination, Joe Lhota visited the Rebbe's gravesite. Asked about politics, he had an interesting answer. Full Story

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Sep 11, 2013

Illustration photo by Mendy Hechtman

What did the Chabad scholar Rabbi Immanuel Schochet OBM do in his last days and what can be learned from it.
Full Story

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Sep 11, 2013

More than 5,000 children in over 40 schools are experiencing a newfound appreciation for davening with a newly-published Siddur. Full Story

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Sep 10, 2013

Left: Republican Party nominee Joe Lhota, Right: Democratic nominee Bill de Blasio

NYC 2013 ELECTION: Bill De Blasio leads the Democratic mayoral race; Scott Stringer defeated Eliot Spitzer for Comptroller; Ken Thompson ousted veteran District Attoney Charles Hynes. Full Story

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Sep 10, 2013

Illustration photo: Chana Blumes

From the COLlive inbox: Although I couldn't find any place where I felt confident, I was too afraid to leave the system. Full Story

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Sep 10, 2013

Shortly before Rosh Hashana, a 55'' flat screen was placed in the window-front of a shop on Kingston Avenue airing a special message. Full Story

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Sep 9, 2013

The Political Action Committee of Crown Heights announced its endorsements for the NYC Democratic Primary election on Tuesday, but abstained on the District Attorney's race. Full Story

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Sep 9, 2013

Ede Fox, a leading candidate for NYC Council's 35th District, suggests that taxes should help cover the tuition costs in Crown Heights Jewish schools. Full Story

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Sep 9, 2013

40 Shluchim families with special needs children gathered at a resort in California for three days of inspiration. Full Story

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Sep 9, 2013

Using a single saying in Arabic, Dr. Mordechai Kedar brilliantly sums up why there can never be peace in the Middle East.
Video

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Sep 8, 2013

Olanike Alabi and Laurie Cumbo, vying for the Jewish votes in the New York City's 35th Council District race, speak about safety, high rent and keeping the peace. Full Story

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Sep 8, 2013

Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson came to Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights to garner street support, days before the primary.
Full Story, Photos, Video

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Sep 8, 2013

Photos by Shimon Gifter

Brooklyn activist Rabbi Shea Hecht weighs in on the tight race for New York City Comptroller and endorses Scott Stringer. Full Story, Video

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Sep 4, 2013

In honor of Rosh Hashana, the Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe during the month of Tishrei. Photos

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Sep 4, 2013

Rabbi Pinny Andrusier and staff prepare for Chabad's Five Star High Holiday Program at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Photo

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Sep 3, 2013

A weekly magazine for Chabad children has recently expanded. Download the past 4 Tishrei issues in full color.
Full Story

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Sep 2, 2013

Illustration photo: CHpicturesblog

From the COLlive inbox: A Crown Heights woman writes a letter of gratitude to the women who unknowingly impacted her life. Full Story

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Sep 2, 2013

Wine Spectator magazine rounded up its picks of the best and budget-friendly kosher wines from both Israel and California. Full Story

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Sep 2, 2013

Rabbi Mordechai Berger, speaker, educator and counselor and the first Shliach to Ottawa, Canada, passed away. Full Story

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Aug 30, 2013

The latest candidates to visit Crown Heights were billionaire John Catsimatidis and Scott Stringer, while Devorah Halberstam sat in with Christine Quinn. Full Story, Video

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Aug 30, 2013

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

At a recent Chabad wedding in Brooklyn, the orchestra led by Chony Milecki included a shofar as one of the instruments.
Photos

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Aug 30, 2013

Funny and entertaining Torah thought with Rabbi Benny Hershcovich for Parshas Nitzavim and Vayelech and the New Year: Why we must never stop moving. Video

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Aug 29, 2013

Author and historian Conrad Black, who was convicted for fraud but maintained his innocence, called the Rubashkin Case "a mockery of Justice." Full Story

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Aug 29, 2013

How long should it take for a girl to get accustomed to an overnight camp experience? In Wisconsin, it took 8 days. Full Story

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Aug 29, 2013

Levi Margolin, the social media man of Mayanot's Taglit-Birthright Israel tours, writes about a trip of another kind.
Full Story, Photos

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Aug 29, 2013

Rabbi Yehuda and Batsheva Glick remember being pained to see friends find Shlichus and not them. Persistence paid off. Full Story

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Aug 29, 2013

Join Rabbi Manis Friedman for three inspirational calls to prepare you for an uplifting and meaningful Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Simchas Torah. Full Story

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Aug 29, 2013

The US Department of Education dismissed complaints that UC Berkeley did not respond to a "hostile environment" for Jewish students. Full Story

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Aug 28, 2013

Photos: Levi Percia/COLlive

A short film set in the 70s was shot in Crown Heights with the lead character being played by a known Jewish singer and cantor. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 28, 2013

With 6 hours of celebrities and musical entertainment, Chabad of California's annual "To Life" Telethon raised $3 Million. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 28, 2013

NYC Republican Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota identifies as Christian, but a visit to Crown Heights brushed up his Jewish roots. Full Story

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Aug 28, 2013

Class on the Mivtza in Guayaquil, Ecauador

From Australia to Guadeloupe to South Africa to Spain, hundreds participated in the JNet Chai Elul learning campaign, who announced the winners today. Full Story

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Aug 27, 2013

Friends and family of Rabbi Dr. Immanuel Schochet gathered in Toronto and New York to remember the man who touched lives and electrified audiences around the globe with his unparalleled scholarship and erudition. Video

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Aug 26, 2013

After ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange with 2 Shluchim present, mining executives headed to the Rebbe's Ohel. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Aug 25, 2013

Shliach Aaron Slonim gave the invocation before President Barack Obama's speech on education at Binghamton University. Full Story

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Aug 24, 2013

On land that stood vacant for 7 years after a groundbreaking ceremony, hundreds gathered to dedicate the new Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Chandler, Arizona. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 23, 2013

More than 500 educators joined the month-long series of online Chinuch presentations from the Merkos Chinuch Office. Full Story

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Aug 22, 2013

Photos: Levi Percia, Itzik Roytman

NYC mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson swung by a Crown Heights home and was reminded of the Riots and a problem he resolved. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 22, 2013

To help you get ready for the new year, a Bazaar with many Crown Heights businesses will take place on Sunday in Lubavitch Yeshiva. Full Story

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Aug 21, 2013

Robert Tanenbaum, a prolific artist who has been painting famous pop icons for 40 years, has now begun to paint Chasidic - Jewish oil paintings. Full Story

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Aug 21, 2013

It didn't take long for the bochurim's excitement over the founding of the global Chabad Yeshiva network to catch fire. Full Story

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Aug 21, 2013

Camp Gan Israel of Manchester, England, directed by Rabbi Levi and Rifka Wineberg, marked its 50th summer with almost 700 campers. Full Story

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Aug 20, 2013

In the race for Brooklyn District Attorney, Ken Thompson traveled to the Catskills and ripped into his rival Charles Hynes. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 20, 2013

Calling all little artists: The Betzalel Gallery of Crown Heights is holding an art contest for children to illustrate what the month of Tishrei means to them. Full Story

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Aug 19, 2013

Photos: Bentzi Sasson, Mendy Moscowitz

Leave it to the ever-growing National Jewish Retreat to dazzle its 1000 participants and in particular, a doctor who thinks Judaism is one big jigsaw puzzle. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 19, 2013

Family, rabbis and elected officials renamed a street in Brooklyn in memory of a gunned kosher liquor-store owner. Full Story

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Aug 19, 2013

Nshei Chabad Newsletter has a new logo thanks to graphic designer Leibel Krinsky. You won't believe how Hensha Gansbourg created the original one in 1980. Full Story

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Aug 15, 2013

Shluchim Zalman and Raizy Mendelsohn are winding down from a busy summer with thousands of tourists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Full Story

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Aug 15, 2013

Lorne Rozovsky, lawyer and author on Jewish topics who contributed to Chabad.org and The Richmond Jewish News, passed away. Full Story

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Aug 14, 2013

This year, inspire and engage even once-a-year congregants with CTeen's brand new interactive Machzor. Full Story

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Aug 13, 2013

A class on Talmudic ethics in Vancouver, B.C. with Rabbi Binyomin Bitton is going virtual in a new series on Jewish.tv. Full Story, Video

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Aug 13, 2013

Photos: M. Mamin

Israel's newly elected Chief Rabbis Yitzchak Yosef and Dovid Lau received the full collection of the Rebbe's halachic writings. Photos

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Aug 13, 2013

40 college students combined touring and learning on a life-changing trip through Israel accompanied by Rabbi YY Jacobson. Full Story

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Aug 12, 2013

Australian women gained chayus and inspiration from the 18th Annual Nshei Chabad Convention held in Melbourne. Full Story

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Aug 11, 2013

Adai Ad will present "Enhancing your Beautiful Marriage," on building a successful relationship and achieving effective communication. Full Story

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Aug 11, 2013

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Despite having bars on the windows, a Crown Heights home was broken into on Friday night, with the burglar spending nearly an hour inside stealing their belongings. Full Story

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Aug 11, 2013

Jewish Star finalist Choni Grunblatt has released his new single "Od Yavo Hayom" which "makes you sing along, stand on your chair and wave to the rhythm." Full Story, Video

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Aug 9, 2013

65 students from 10 cities gathered together for a special youth seminar promoting Jewish traditions and awareness in Rostov. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Aug 8, 2013

After undergoing $100,000 in renovations, Mikvah Yisroel at the Rebbe's Ohel is set to reopen within the next few days. Full Story

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Aug 8, 2013

An event marking the Shloshim - 30 days since the passing of Rabbi Gershon Chanowitz OBM will take place today, Thursday in Monticello. Full Story

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Aug 7, 2013

Photos: Meir Pliskin

A Chabad overnight camp has organized a full Bar Mitzvah celebration for 13-year-old camper Yaakov Eitan Goffstein. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 7, 2013

Shaye Cohen. Photo: Stephanie Mitchell / Harvard Universiry Gazette

Harvard Literature Professor Shaye Cohen used an uncommon word to describe the Rebbe's teachings in the new Schottenstein Tehillim. Full Story, Video

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Aug 7, 2013

An inspiring Rosh Hashana retreat with Rabbis Manis Friedman and YY Jacobson will take place in Florida, as well as a new Sukkos program. Full Story

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Aug 6, 2013

The RCCS annual Flatbush/Crown Heights barbeque will take place tonight, with Crown Heights resident Dovid Rogatsky among the honorees. Full Story

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Aug 6, 2013

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

Participants of a camp for public school teens have continued with Mivtzoim and good deeds even after returning home. Full Story

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Aug 5, 2013

Security officials in uniform and civilian clothes will be around the Hilton Alexandria hotel during the National Jewish Retreat. Full Story

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Aug 5, 2013

85 campers and 40 staff members will never forget the three and a half fun and inspiring weeks at the 8th annual Jewish Girls Summer Retreat in Albany, NY. Full Story

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Aug 5, 2013

13 Jews climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak - the highest freestanding mountain in the world, with a Sefer Torah. Full Story

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Aug 4, 2013

The older girls division of CGI LA went on a camping trip, spending a fun filled day enjoying water activities and hikes. Full Story

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Aug 2, 2013

A five course dinner demonstration was given by chef and restaurateur Levana Kirschenbaum benefitting Cheder Chabad of Monsey. Full Story

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Aug 1, 2013

Photos: Levi Percia

Overlooking the Manhattan skyline, guests enjoyed delectable entrees, fine wine and hand-rolled cigars at a benefit that competed over their attention. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Aug 1, 2013

Round the clock learning took place at the Ohel of the Rebbe's father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, in honor of his Yahrtzeit, sponsored by businessmen Avraham Shaulson and Shmuly Stern. Full Story

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Aug 1, 2013

Rabbi Mendy Cohen helping "Chabadnick" Eric Cohen don Tefillin

Chabad of Merion County, PA has meshed America’s past-time of baseball and the donning of tefillin together in a perfect harmony of athletics and spirituality. Full Story

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Jul 31, 2013

From L: Creator Dovid Taub, animator Sruli Broocker and writer DovBer Naiditch

A team of 3 Lubavitchers from Pittsburgh are behind a new kosher entertainment and humor website. Full Story, Video

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Jul 31, 2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes attended an election fundraiser in his honor in Crown Heights and recently criticized ex-Mayor David Dinkins. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 30, 2013

Footballer Dori Arad hosted an alumni reunion of a Chabad center in his apartment in Manhattan and explained why.
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Jul 30, 2013

Congregation B'nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights celebrated the 13th anniversary of their mikvah in a breezy beach style event. Full Story

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Jul 29, 2013

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

CTeen's first ever traveling summer plan was scheduled just over a month after the Berlin shabbaton. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 29, 2013

When Chabad campers in Miami stood to daven outside Legoland amusement park, a staffer stood nearby, recalling the tune.
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Jul 28, 2013

Among other speakers at a day of learning in Long Beach, CA, renowned posek Rabbi Yossi Shusterman on Sholom Bayis.
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Jul 27, 2013

Rabbi Schochet OBM speaks for students at Sinai Scholars * Archive photo by Binyomin Lifshitz

Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet, one of the great thinkers and authors of Chabad in the last generation, passed away on Shabbos.
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Jul 25, 2013

Recovering Shliach Rabbi Ovadia Isakov made a request before being visited by Israel's newly elected Chief Rabbi David Lau. Full Story

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Jul 25, 2013

Rabbonim gathered at the Yarchei Kallah held another day of learning in what the Rebbe considered his fulfillment of "Kibud Av."
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Jul 26, 2013

The medical condition of Rabbi Ovadia Isakov, shot in the Derbent in the Republic of Dagestan is improving, doctors said. Full Story

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Jul 25, 2013

Philanthropist George Rohr founded a new initiative that will act upon an unfulfilled plan of his late father, Sami Rohr OBM. Full Story

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Jul 25, 2013

Selections from acclaimed classical composers such as Bellini, Hahn, Rachmaninov, and Puccini were recently sung in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Jul 24, 2013

Entering its 40th year, an additional day was added to the Yarchei Kallah summit of leading rabbonim, roshei yeshiva and mashpiim. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 24, 2013

Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipskar of the The Shul in Bal Harbour, Florida, on why the philanthropist and his congregant Sami Rohr refrained from meeting the Rebbe for many years.
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Jul 24, 2013

Baby girl to Levi & Dena Blecher (nee Branover) - Crown Heights

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Jul 24, 2013

Ashkenazi Rabbi Dovid Lau and Sephardic Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, backed by haredi parties, were elected as Israel's Chief Rabbis.
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Jul 24, 2013

60 girls from 29 cities spanning Europe concluded Gan Yisroel for young Shluchos in Gothenburg, Sweden on Monday.
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Jul 24, 2013

Rabbi Levi and Yochi Lipinski will be moving to Buenos Aires to run the Youth programs of the Chabad of Palermo Soho.
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Jul 24, 2013

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Personal counselor and mentor Bronya Shaffer will be speaking about protecting children for Chabad women in Montreal.
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Jul 21, 2013

Ahava sculpture by Robert Indiana at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

Single men and women would meet on Tu B'Av in the vineyards of Jerusalem to find a soul-mate. What was behind it?
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Jul 21, 2013

Shas leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef hosted a group of Chabad rabbis hoping to sway their vote in Wednesday's election for Chief Rabbis. Full Story

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Jul 19, 2013

Frum political honcho Ezra Friedlander has joined Christine Quinn's campaign for NYC Mayor as "Jewish Community Senior Advisor." Full Story

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Jul 19, 2013

Heavy rains over the past two days have left devastating flood damage at Chabad of Miami Beach directed by Rabbi Zev Katz. Full Story, Video

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Jul 18, 2013

With an unprecedented 98% of campers in CGI Parksville taking part in the new Mishnayos Baal Peh program, together they have already learned more than 17,500 lines. Full Story

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Jul 17, 2013

Under beautiful sunshine, businessman, professionals and laymen participated in Colel Chabad's 28th Annual Five Towns Breakfast at the home of Avi and Chava Popack. Full Story

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Jul 17, 2013

Temple historian Chaim Clorfene recently presented his handiwork model of the 3rd Beis Hamikdash. Full Story

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Jul 17, 2013

Rabbi Mendy and Sarah Rimler will be moving to Tempe, Arizona to join Shluchim Shmuel and Chana Tiechtel at the Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at ASU. Full Story

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Jul 16, 2013

Photos: Mendy Hechtman

Thousands of people came to the Kotel Monday night to mark Tisha B'av, to mourn the destruction of the Holy Temples.
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Jul 15, 2013

Photo: Bentzi Sasson

Chief Rabbi Isroel Meir Lau describes his heart-wrenching experiences at Buchenwald death camp, and makes one wonder, what would I have done to prevent the Holocaust? Video

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Jul 14, 2013

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From the COLlive Inbox: A girl in Shidduchim writes her perspective as a single girl, while many of her friends are getting engaged. Full Story

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Jul 14, 2013

Deep and inspiring ideas being taught at iLearn this week, where women are learning high level classes with experienced teachers in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Jul 12, 2013

A special evening celebrated the achievements of 35 aspiring teachers at Beis Rivkah Seminary Teacher Training Program in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Jul 10, 2013

From the COLlive inbox: 23-year-old Tamara G. who grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn and now lives in Manhattan, says she found Chabad and "refuses to return it." Full Story

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