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Jul 5, 2015

Today we mark the fast for 17 of Tammuz, mourning the breaching of Jerusalem's walls and other tragic events. Watch a collection of clips featuring the Rebbe observing the fast and discussing the meaning of the day. Full Story, Video

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Jul 4, 2015

"There's a common thread of unresolved issues running through the minds of older singles," says shaddchanis Rivkah Leah Bernath. Full Story

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Jul 3, 2015

Mayanot's Rabbi Boruch Kaplan was the guest of Melbourne's Chabad community speaking at 6 events in honor of the Rebbe. Full Story, Photos

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Jul 2, 2015

The annual gala of Lamplighters Yeshivah in Crown Heights featured "Bricks of Light" and focused on its students internal power. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jul 2, 2015

The first class of Chabad Girls Academy of Crown Heights has graduated; an award was given in memory of Chaya Levy OBM. Full Story

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Jul 2, 2015

Musicians Chony Milecki and Benny Friedman film a 90 second Dvar Torah on Parshas Balak in front of the oldest Shul in Hong Kong. Video

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Jul 1, 2015

Let's Talk Business 2015, the Jewish community’s premier career and business education event, is gearing up for a sellout event in New Jersey. Full Story

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Jun 30, 2015

Photos: Mendy Toledano/COLlive

Bais Shmuel men enjoyed a rooftop BBQ hosted by Haysha and Bassie Deitsch in Crown Heights with Hebron Shliach Danny Cohen. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 30, 2015

Chabad of Penn Wayne joined Gan Yisroel of the Poconos for a scenic and relaxing Shabbaton. Full Story

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Jun 30, 2015

Crown Heights women will gather tonight for Torah, Tefillah and Tzedaka in light of Rabbi Kuti Rapp's passing. Full Story

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Jun 29, 2015

Photos: Courtesy of Lubavitch Archive

Here's how the JTA news agency reported about the 1927 arrest and later release of the Frierdiker Rebbe from Soviet prison on 12 Tammuz. Full Story

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Jun 29, 2015

JETS - Jewish Educational Trade School in California completed its 10th school year with a banquet and ordination to 18 Smicha students. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 28, 2015

120 Rabbis graduate their 1-year intense Post-Semicha program under the leadership of Rabbis Feitel Levin and YY Jacobson. Video

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Jun 28, 2015

Photo by Silverisdead

Israeli websites said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was born because of a blessing of the Rebbe. But the report is a prank.
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Jun 28, 2015

Photos: Itzik Roytman

Bochurim who will be traveling to over 1,000 cities and towns across the globe to spread Judaism, met for a day of guidance and direction. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 28, 2015

Photos: Bentzi Sasson, Mendy Hechtman

Beneath the Fedora: A day in the life of a Chabad ‘Yeshivah Bochur’ - Who they are, what they do and where they go in the Jewish world. Full Story

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Jun 26, 2015

Rabbi Feitel Levin, who led the renowned Melbourne Semicha program, is launching an advanced Semicha program online this fall. Full Story

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Jun 25, 2015

Shluchim Sholom and Rochela Rodel of Mt. Olympus in Los Angeles were awakened at 2 am by the sound of explosions from their car which had been set on fire. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 25, 2015

Over 250 people filled a concert hall this week to celebrate the life of beloved Shlucha Mrs. Zlata Geisinsky OBM at her fifth yartzeit. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 25, 2015

Rabbi Leibel Bistritsky OBM described his parents' close relationship with the Rebbe's family, who showed great interest in their well being. Full Story

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Jun 24, 2015

From the COLlive Inbox: "A mother and her three daughters arrived for their appointment at the Uniform Gemach, each carrying a large, full shopping bag which they put down in a corner before they browsed the racks of skirts." Full Story

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Jun 24, 2015

Jerusalem lecturer Mrs. Malka Touger will present a two part series for women on intimacy in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Jun 23, 2015

"550 Ocean Parkway center" by Smallbones

California Rabbi Moshe Bryski addressed Chabad of Kensington - his first speech in Brooklyn since learning there 36 years ago. Full Story, Video

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Jun 23, 2015

A Jewish woman who gloated about fooling a sincere Chabad bochur and had him put Tefillin on her was called out for her behavior. Full Story

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Jun 23, 2015

13 students received rabbinic ordination on Sunday through Online Smicha’s Institute for Rabbinical Studies led by Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 22, 2015

Rabbi Shneur and Mushkie Hecht will direct teen and young adult programs at Chabad of Brisbane, Australia. Full Story

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Jun 21, 2015

The tenth volume of Advice for Life was welcomed in honor of 3 Tamuz, the Rebbe’s 21st yahrtzeit, by Hasidic Archives. Full Story

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Jun 21, 2015

The first Starbucks in history to turn into a Chabad House will be in Ashland, Oregon, directed by Shluchim Avi and Faigy Zweibel - and they need your help. Full Story

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Jun 19, 2015

Two Brazilian parties were hosted simultaneously upstairs and downstairs at Chabad of Midtown Manhattan this week. Full Story

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Jun 19, 2015

From the COLlive inbox: "I was a ‘good boy’, and that was my problem," says a bochur who learned in the Yeshiva in Johannesburg. Full Story

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Jun 18, 2015

In commemoration of Gimmel Tammuz, the 21st yartzeit of the Rebbe, COLlive presents customs, observances and Mishnayos. Full Story, Video, Download

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Jun 18, 2015

Men and women spent Sunday in preparation for Gimmel Tammuz learning at Congregation Levi Yitzchok in Los Angeles. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 18, 2015

Musicians Chony Milecki and Benny Friedman use 4 letters to explain the battle between Korach and Moshe in this week's Parsha. Video

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Jun 18, 2015

Students of Machon Chana women's institute graduated this week at a ceremony attended by proud family, teachers and alumni. Full Story

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Jun 18, 2015

Today at 3:45 pm: Women around the world will unite for a conference call farbrengen before Gimmel Tammuz with Shluchos Menucha Schochet, Vivie Deren, Rachelli Muchnik and others. Full Story

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Jun 17, 2015

A new book by Downtown Brooklyn Shlucha Rochie Pinson explores the mystical, inspiring and fascinating subject of Challah baking and its practical life wisdom. Full Story

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Jun 17, 2015

Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in Morristown, NJ, celebrated the accomplishment of 10 bochurim completing 16 tractates in Gemara. Full Story

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Jun 17, 2015

Students of Montreal Yeshiva were rewarded for studying the most Mishnayos of all schools worldwide who joined a campaign in honor of the Rebbe's birthday. Full Story

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Jun 16, 2015

An old recording shrouded in mystery of a conversation of the Rebbe is being shared on social media. Here's what's behind it. Full Story, Audio

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Jun 16, 2015

Photos: Meir Alfasi

The tremendous contributions of the Rebbe and Chabad were recognized in the Israeli Knesset (parliament) with speeches, displays and videos on Monday. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 16, 2015

Students of local boys yeshivas marked the end of a Mishnayos learning program in memory of Mumbai Shluchim Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg hy"d. Full Story

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Jun 15, 2015

The court files of Barry Gourary from his battle against the Chabad-Lubavitch movement will be up for auction next week. Full Story

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Jun 15, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu congratulated Chabad Beaches and honoree Congressman Ron Desantis at their 12th annual gala dinner. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 15, 2015

Photos: Marc Asnin

When photographer Marc Asnin photographed the magnificent new Mikvah Mei Chaya Mushka in Crown Heights, he couldn't believe it was the same spot where his aunt was murdered. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 15, 2015

A sold out crowd of 1,800 attended Chabad of Conejo's "Evening of Song and Solidarity" starring singers Dudu Fisher and Tony Orlando . Full Story, Photos

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Jun 15, 2015

This summer, a new camp in Crown Heights will give kids a one-of-a-kind experience: a journey back in time to historic Lubavitch and the lives of our Rebbeim and their Chassidim. Full Story

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Jun 14, 2015

In honor of Gimmel Tammuz Anash and all Jews worldwide are invited to participate in a learning campaign, with a chance to win great prizes. Full Story, Download

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Jun 12, 2015

Women around the world will unite to increase in the Mitzvah of covering their hair for one Shabbos, in the merit of a speedy recovery for loved ones. Full Story

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Jun 11, 2015

Reservations to spend Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz at the Ohel Chabad-Lubavitch will close on Wednesday. Full Story

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Jun 11, 2015

Photos: Ron Sachs and Baruch Ezagui

A historic project was launched at the annual gala of American Friends of Lubavitch at one of Washington's most prestigious venues. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 11, 2015

A Mitzvah Walk-a-Thon is planned in the merit of a speedy recovery of 4-year-old Menucha Rochel Andrusier of Irvine, CA who is undergoing treatment for a yenah machla. Full Story

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Jun 11, 2015

Famed cantor Rabbi Ben Zion Shenker relates that when he arrived in 770 to tell the Rebbe that his father was very ill, the Rebbe told him to do a surprising thing. Full Story

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Jun 10, 2015

The parents of 11-year-old Chaya Spalter spoke about their "lamplighter" of a daughter. Rabbi YY Jacobson found meaning in her name. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 10, 2015

Lecturer Rabbi Manis Friedman enthralled an audience in Great Neck, LI with dating tips and life-changing advice. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jun 10, 2015

The girls of Cheder Lubavitch Morristown created a Moshiach Expo to teach how to bring Moshiach and what the times of Moshiach will look like. Full Story

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Jun 9, 2015

Chabad communities worldwide will participate in 'an hour with the Rebbe', gathering in unity to watch videos of Farbrengens. Full Story

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Jun 9, 2015

A new unique Chabad girls high school for English speakers will open in Jerusalem this coming year with an option for a dormitory. Full Story

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Jun 8, 2015

Chasidic singer Choni Grunblatt's new album combines a vast variety music, mixing classic pop, Latin, country and epic rock. Full Story, Audio

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Jun 8, 2015

"Fund It 2," the second "Shark Tank" style event will take place in Crown Heights, giving participants a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs. Full Story

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Jun 8, 2015

Forget the ice bucket challenge: A campaign to donate smartphones in cities across the US will support Temecula Shliach Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz and his Chabad House. Full Story

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Jun 8, 2015

Students of the Kollel Tiferet Menachem in Los Angeles took an all-day marriage course presented by Rabbi Manis Friedman. Full Story

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Jun 7, 2015

Personal anecdotes from Mazkir Rabbi Binyomin Klein and the contents of 5 black boxes in the Rebbe's room. Full Story

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Jun 7, 2015

Every penny counts: A Chabad school in Massachusetts collected enough coins to make a donation for earthquake victims in Nepal. Full Story

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Jun 7, 2015

Lakewood native Yehoshua Goldstein attends a chassidic farbrengen for the first time in his life. Watch his reaction.
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Jun 5, 2015

Shabbos Night Live with Rabbi Shmuel Butman: The time the Rebbe helped give a family good for Shabbos.
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Jun 6, 2015

Students of the Naale division for young Shluchos at Beis Chana High School in Tzfas enjoyed a special time in Jerusalem.
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Jun 6, 2015

Renowned Chabad lecturers Rabbi Manis Friedman and Rabbi YY Jacobson will jointly answer your question on live radio.
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Jun 5, 2015

Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz. Inset: David Goldberg & Sheryl Sandberg

Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz, who lost his wife Rashi last year, writes to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg on the passing of her husband. Full Story

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Jun 4, 2015

Newly ordained rabbis of the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ, took a group photo with the dean Rabbi Moshe Herson and director Rabbi Chaim Schapiro.
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Jun 4, 2015

Photo by Levik Hertzel

Veteran Morristown Mashpia Rabbi Elimelech Zweibel tells COLlive.com there's one crucial point every Chabad Yeshiva bochur must remember before the summer vacation.
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Jun 3, 2015

On the first yartzeit of the three kidnapped and murdered Israeli teens Eyal, Gilad and Naftali, their families have asked the Jewish world to unite in their honor. Torah Café presents lectures on the subject. Full Story, Video

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Jun 3, 2015

116 Girls from around the world competed at the international tournament of the 613 Mitzvos, culminating in the live game show in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Jun 2, 2015

Update: Only 2 hours remain in the "Millions for Chesed" campaign to raise $3 million in 24 hours for charities such as KSCVK, Chabad Kind Kitchen of FL and others. Full Story

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Jun 2, 2015

Illustration photo by Baruch Ezagui

Elected officials in New York can vote to lower some $500 from your tuition bill to private Jewish schools, if you nudge them. Full Story

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Jun 1, 2015

7 Shluchim attended New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's annual luncheon honoring Jewish Heritage month. Full Story

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Jun 1, 2015

A new drama camp from Bais Rivka Day Camp in Crown Heights will give teen girls the opportunity to perform in a professional film. Full Story

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May 30, 2015

Belgian King Philippe treated Antwerp Chief Rabbi David Moshe Lieberman and community officials with kosher lunch at his palace. Full Story

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May 29, 2015

Montreal Judaica retailer David Silberstein faced shipping issues at the U.S.-Canada border, so he developed a solution.
Full Story

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May 29, 2015

Photos taken by an aspiring photographer of his classmates at Wilkes-Barre Yeshiva will be on display at the Academy of Early Learning. Full Story

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May 28, 2015

Businessman Tuvia Schottenstein, a loyal subscriber of the Torah study booklet Chayenu, explains how it has been part of his life. Full Story

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May 28, 2015

Before landing at JFK Airport, a flight attendant mentioned Chabad passengers in the announcement. Full Story, Video

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May 27, 2015

Brooklyn elected officials honored Rabbi Jacob Goldstein on his recent retirement from the U.S. military after 38 years of service. Full Story, Photos, Video

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May 26, 2015

Dr. Boris Petrikovsky comes out against births at home becoming more common in frum Jewish communities in New York. Full Story

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May 26, 2015

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

Ohel Chabad-Lubavitch is accepting reservations for the Shabbos of Gimmel Tammuz at the Rebbe's gravesite in Queens. Full Story

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May 22, 2015

The Jerusalem Post ranked Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar at #34 on the list of '50 most influential Jews' who impact the world.
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May 22, 2015

Rabbi Osdoba in his office, this week * Photo: Bentzi Sasson / Kfar Chabad

Crown Heights Rabbi Avraham Osdoba, who turned 80 this week, gave a rare and extensive interview to the Kfar Chabad Magazine. Full Story

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May 22, 2015

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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May 21, 2015

Hundreds of women gathered to learn some new parenting techniques from Nurtured Heart Approach trainers Yossi and Rochy Hirsch. Full Story

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May 21, 2015

Rabbi Avraham Pinter, a NY Yeshiva Principal, relates that his parents were once lost on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, and were helped by a passing "nice Jewish man"... Full Story

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May 20, 2015

Rabbi YY Jacobson addressed the Hatzalah of Boro Park dinner, explaining that they remedy the apathy during the Holocaust. Full Story, Audio

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May 20, 2015

Over 300 parents and supporters gathered for the annual Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles Auction held at a private home in Hancock Park. Full Story, Photos

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May 20, 2015

Activist Alicia Boyd at a zoning meeting in in February 2015 * Photo: Rachel Holliday Smith / DNAinfo

NYPD intervened in a property zoning meeting in Crown Heights which turned chaotic and violent thanks to activist Alicia Boyd. Full Story

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May 20, 2015

The new CD by producer Zalman Goldstein features the niggunim sung by Chabad Rebbes at the conclusion of Yom Tov, performed by master pianist Yaron Gershovsky. Full Story, Video, Audio

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May 18, 2015

The popular "Back to Basics" Sichos educational program has released a fully developed curriculum to help students master learning a Yiddish Sicha. Full Story

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May 18, 2015

The faces of the artists of the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn were glowing as the crowd admired their creativity and artistry at "The Art of Friendship" gallery event. Video

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May 18, 2015

Grace your Shavuos table with asparagus and goat cheese croissants, sweet potato and feta salad, salted caramel and chocolate tart and refreshing mango raspberry sangria. Full Story

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May 15, 2015

Engineering student Don Greenberg found a solution for his graduation speech which he would not deliver on Shabbat - inspiring many. Full Story, Video

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May 15, 2015

350 parents, educators and supporters joined Cheder Chabad of Monsey for its 16th Anniversary Dinner on Sunday. Full Story, Photos

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May 15, 2015

The Detroit community united for a Lag B'Omer event featuring a concert by Jewish music star Dovid Gabay. Full Story, Video

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May 14, 2015

90 second Dvar Torah: Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman explain why you should think small, not big. Video

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May 14, 2015

Concluding his tenure in Detroit, Rabbi Laime Wilhelm took up a position at Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in Morristown, NJ. Full Story

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May 14, 2015

Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky, Director of Merkos Suite 302, gave the invocation at New York State Senate and concluded with a song for peace. Video

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May 12, 2015

Crown Heights businessman Mendy Raitport thanks his supporters and the Crown Heights community after his run for an assembly seat of the 43rd District. Full Story

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May 11, 2015

Account holders at the branch of Apple Bank in Crown Heights have been skimmed at the ATM multiple times, COLlive was told. Full Story

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May 11, 2015

Hundreds attended the viewing of a unique art gallery created by children and young adults of the Friendship Circle. Full Story

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May 11, 2015

The Keren Avrohom Eliezer Camp Fund held their annual auction event on Sunday, with guest speaker Rabbi Simon Jacobson and raffle drawings. Winners

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May 11, 2015

Tonight: Junior N’shei will host their annual parenting event and children's expo, “Parenting with Love” featuring speakers Yossi and Rochy Hirsch. Full Story

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May 9, 2015

Photos by Los Angeles photographer Yossi Percia

French Twins gave a 'kooleh' to one of the Hooleh singing brothers of 8th Day at the Lag BaOmer Unity Concert in Los Angeles. Full Story, Photos

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May 10, 2015

Today in Crown Heights: Art of Friendship Gallery will display 99 pieces of art created by children with special needs.
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May 9, 2015

Students at Machon Chana in Crown Heights recently heard from a Shalom Task Force instructor and from Mrs. Tzivia Jacobson. Full Story

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May 9, 2015

Chanina Sperlin with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Veteran Crown Heights activist Chanina Sperlin discusses the loss of Menachem Raitport in the 43rd New York Assembly race. Full Story

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May 8, 2015

Teva Drugs pharmacy in Crown Heights is hosting nutrition author Eliezer Gruber to present advice and sign his new book, this Sunday. Full Story, Photos

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May 7, 2015

Rabbi Yisroel Labkowski and his wife Tzipora (nee Feldman) are the new Shluchim to Lafayette in California's East Bay region.
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May 7, 2015

Piano virtuoso Yaron Gershovsky has recorded an inspiring new solo album of Chabad niggunim. Watch him behind the scenes.
Full Story, Video

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May 7, 2015

Archive photo of Rabbi Manis Friedman walking with a granddaughter

Rabbi Manis Friedman will be spending Shavuos in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, leading an incredible Memorial Day weekend retreat. Full Story

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May 6, 2015

A group of local businesses have joined for 24 hour Facebook "Like" campaign, with money donated to help Shluchim families. Full Story, Video

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May 6, 2015

The Yeshiva Centre in Sydney, Australia, was the first to celebrate Lag BaOmer with live music by Cantor Yehoshua Niasoff. Full Story, Photos

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May 6, 2015

A limited edition coffee table book, featuring artwork created by the special children of the Friendship Circle, will be available at their upcoming Art Show. Full Story

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May 5, 2015

From top left: Geoffrey Davis, Shirley Patterson, Menachem Raitport & Diana Richardson * DNAinfo

Diana Richardson won the 43rd New York State Assembly District seat on Tuesday; Candidate Mendy Raitport called to congratulate. Full Story

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May 5, 2015

Baby girl to Chony and Chanchi Milecki - Crown Heights

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May 5, 2015

Photos: Mendy Toledano/COLlive

As polls close in the 43rd New York State Assembly District, Crown Heights residents await results in the closely watched race. Full Story, Photos

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May 5, 2015

For 24 hours, donations to Machon Chana Women's Institute in Crown Heights will be matched three times by generous donors. Update: Bonus round activated after goal reached in less than 3 hours. Full Story

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May 4, 2015

A group of young Jewish professionals met on a rooftop in Crown Heights in support of Shirley Patterson for NYS Assembly. Full Story, Photos

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May 4, 2015

"No one is listening to us," says NY Assembly candidate Menachem Raitport in an open letter to Crown Heights residents. Full Story

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May 4, 2015

Rabbi Bentzi Sudak, CEO of Chabad Lubavitch UK, was ranked #12 in the list of emerging Jewish leaders in England.
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May 3, 2015

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on the lost art of Farbrenging, Doubts in marriage and vegetarianism. Video

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May 3, 2015

Ahead of the upcoming election, local Shuls and the PAC have endorsed Crown Heights resident and fellow Lubavitcher Mendy Raitport for New York State Assembly candidate. Full Story

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May 3, 2015

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Reflections on "It's never too late" for parenting success, after a parenting skills workshop with renowned educator Shimon Waronker. Full Story

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May 3, 2015

BMD Parksville camp program for Bar Mitzvah aged bochurim, has announced their staff for summer 5775. Video

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May 3, 2015

Assembly 43 District candidate Shirley Patterson writes to COLlive why Crown Heights Jews should vote for her. Full Story

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May 3, 2015

NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind came to Crown Heights on Sunday asking residents to vote for 43rd District candidate Geoffrey Davis. Full Story, Photos, Video

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May 3, 2015

Rabbi Yossi and Malki Rodal have been appointed as Shluchim to direct the activities in rural and regional towns and cities around Australia. Full Story

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May 2, 2015

Participants of the Asian Kinus Hashluchim were deeply moved by a speech given by 9-year-old Sender Ouiezerat of Shanghai, China. Full Story, Photos

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May 1, 2015

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos from the Lag B'omer parade of 5736/1975. Photos

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Apr 30, 2015

R' Yosef Eliyahu Dunin, a regular at the Kotel for 17 years to help Jews put on Tefillin, passed away leaving a wife and 7 children. Full Story

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Apr 30, 2015

Children enrolled in Tzivos Hashem will join a grand Chinese Auction raffle to cash in rewards for their hard work all year. Full Story, Video

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Apr 30, 2015

Musician Chony Milecki is joined by special guest singer Eli Marcus for a 90 second Dvar Torah on Acharei-Kedoshim. Video

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Apr 30, 2015

Photos of students at the Lubavitch Yeshivah on Bedford and Dean in Brooklyn, NY in the mid-1940's, were recently found in a family's collections and were released by Lubavitch Archives. Can you identify them? Photos

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Apr 29, 2015

During a farbrengen at the Asian Kinus, Shluchim wished "L'Chaim" via phone to Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz, in Nepal coordinating disaster relief following the recent earthquake. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 29, 2015

After meeting Jeb Bush and scoring a heavyweight endorsement, NY Assembly candidate Menachem Raitport took to the streets. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Apr 29, 2015

Ten years ago Rabbi Zalman Goldstein, director of the Jewish Learning Group, compiled materials to engage youth in Shul. Full Story

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Apr 28, 2015

14 new Shluchim will be appointed in Paris, it was announced at the regional Kinus convention attended by Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 28, 2015

An event tonight in Crown Heights with Dayan Moshe D. Gutnick will discuss what some call the Agunah crisis and possible solutions. Full Story

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Apr 28, 2015

10 Israelis stranded at a monastery just outside of the hard-hit capital of Kathmandu on Tuesday, while the Shluchim's children leave. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Apr 27, 2015

From the COLlive inbox: Using the "Kosher Switch" will be determined by halachic experts, but there's different issue being breached. Full Story

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Apr 27, 2015

Rabbi Manis Friedman and Rabbi Shais Taub are leading a parenting course that introduces fresh optimism for your greatest lifelong responsibility: Parenting. Full Story

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Apr 27, 2015

Photos: Mendy Toledano/COLlive

Lubavitch Yeshiva of Ocean Parkway held their annual Chinese Auction fundraiser event on Sunday, with an appearance by author and lecturer Josh Hill and prize drawings. Winners, Photos

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Apr 26, 2015

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on Addressing divorce, Uninspired community and Women in public roles. Video

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Apr 26, 2015

2 Chabad rabbis joined other leading poskim in prohibiting the new Kosher Switch invention as not Kosher for use. Full Story, Audio

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Apr 25, 2015

1800 dead after a massive earthquake rocked Nepal with devastating force on Shabbos. Shluchim Chezki and Chanie Lifshitz, rescuing hundreds of Israelis: "it is a really difficult scene here." Full Story, Photos, Video

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Apr 24, 2015

Illustration photo by Israel Bardugo

Shabbos Night Live with Rabbi Shmuel Butman: The story behind the chosson and kallah will make their upcoming wedding a miracle from the Rebbe. Video

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Apr 24, 2015

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos from the Lag B'omer parade at 770 Eastern Parkway in 1987. Photos

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Apr 23, 2015

Chabad Shluchim filmed their differing opinions on the new "Kosher Switch" technology to control electricity on Shabbos. UPDATE: A Shulchan Aruch expert weighs in. Full Story, Video

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Apr 23, 2015

Musicians Chony Milecki and Benny Friedman zoom up to the camera for a 90 second Dvar Torah on Parshas Tazria - Metzorah. Video

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Apr 23, 2015

A disturbed man arrested for attacking a Jew in Crown Heights was quick to commit his next crime after being released. Full Story, Video

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Apr 22, 2015

CHJCC chairman Zaki Tamir explains why Menachem Raitport has a good chance of winning the 43rd New York Assembly seat. Video

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Apr 22, 2015

The redesigned website telling stories from the Riga Ghetto, chaired by Rabbi Menachem Barkahan, is nominated for the Webby Awards.
Full Story

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Apr 22, 2015

Photo: Meir Dahan

770 Eastern Parkway, Headquarters of worldwide Chabad - Lubavitch, has been named as one of DNAinfo's 6 'Unofficial Brooklyn Landmarks." Full Story

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Apr 21, 2015

Photos: Mendy Toledano/COLlive

Menachem Raitport, Diana Richardson and Geoffrey Davis debated each other to be the Assembly member from Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Apr 20, 2015

Painting of the Rebbe by Rivka Siegel Krinsky

An all new original music and film production tells the story of when the Rebbe unexpectedly stood on a milk crate in 770. Full Story, Video

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Apr 20, 2015

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

A funeral will be taking place on Tuesday for Myles (Moshe) Rapoport who was often seen collecting charity outside 770.
Full Story

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Apr 20, 2015

Crown Heights stores relying on internet for transactions, and residents depending on it for their lifeline, were left in the dark on Monday. Full Story

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Apr 19, 2015

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on what can you do if you are not inspired by your community and synagogue, unhealthy Parents’ Lifestyle; emotional intelligence and character refinement. Video

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Apr 19, 2015

A man wears a Yarmulka with Israeli and American flags * Photo: Idobi

Op-Ed: For those of you that forget, there was a time when Israel allowed its civilians to be attacked so the U.S. military could succeed. Full Story

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Apr 19, 2015

60 finalists of the Jewish 'Olympics' in the Former Soviet Union were flown to Israel for the final stage of the competition. Full Story

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Apr 19, 2015

New York State Assembly candidate Menachem Raitport is inviting the public to the opening of his campaign headquarters today. Full Story

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Apr 19, 2015

Women of the Operation Challah group of Detroit gathered to bake Shlissel key Challah while hearing inspiring insights. Full Story

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Apr 17, 2015

Illustration photo by njaj

Shabbos Night Live with Rabbi Shmuel Butman: The optimistic phrase of 'Lechatchila Ariber' is attributed to the Rebbe Maharash but it isn't found in any of his writings... Video

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Apr 16, 2015

Marking the second Yartzeit of Vancouver Shliach Lipa Dubrowsky obm on 27 Nissan, his close friend, fellow Shliach Binyomin Bitton released a book in his memory. Full Story

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Apr 16, 2015

Shlucha Brocha Chana Metzger writes about Susan Gador, who survived the horrors of the Holocaust and became a beloved part of Chabad Midtown Manhattan. Full Story

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Apr 15, 2015

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

Two weeks of discussions resulted in Crown Heights Jewish activists and residents reaching an agreement with New York City about garbage pickup in winter. Full Story

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Apr 15, 2015

Rabbi Chaim Miller will be the Scholar-in-residence at Young Israel Beth El in Boro Park this Shabbos, alongside Cantor Benzion Miller. Full Story

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Apr 15, 2015

Join women around the world for a phone Farbrengen marking 28 Nissan - the day the Rebbe said "I did all I can!" With Shluchos Rivky Wilansky, Hindy Kalmanson, Sori Rottenshtreich, Rochi Levitansky and Rabbi Akiva Wagner. Full Story

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Apr 15, 2015

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Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women’s chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study. Full Story

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Apr 15, 2015

This is troubling: There's been an unprecedented increase in the number of antisemitic incidents in Europe and U.S.
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Apr 15, 2015

Young ladies of the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn surprised artist Estee Klein with their creativity and self-expression at a workshop for the upcoming "Art of Friendship" event. Full Story

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Apr 14, 2015

Illustration photo by williamsvillewellness.com

From the COLlive inbox: A Jewish man searching for meaning on an Indian Reservation got a wake up call from the leader. Full Story

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Apr 14, 2015

Congregation Young Israel-Chabad of Tucson is showing appreciation to police for helping recover some of its stolen items.
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Apr 13, 2015

Jewish prisoners are marginalized within communities and sometimes even demonized, say 3 Chabad rabbis who visit them. Full Story

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Apr 13, 2015

Renowned lecturer Rabbi Manis Friedman receives the "best documentary" award for his film on relationships at the Houston World Film Festival in Houston. More

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Apr 12, 2015

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on why is there no emphasis on character refinement in our education system and how to advise on sensitive matters. Video

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Apr 12, 2015

50 people gathered for a Kinus Torah held at the Mesivta of Postville, Iowa with Rabbi Avrohom Benshimon of Montreal and Rabbi Yosef Bukiet of Los Angeles. Full Story

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Apr 11, 2015

From the COLlive inbox: A couple who received a cryptic blessing from the Rebbe finally understood its interpretation a year later. Full Story

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Apr 9, 2015

Participants of a seder at a Vineyard Estate in California greatly missed the founders of their Chabad - Rabbi Yitzi and Dina Hurwitz. Full Story

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Apr 9, 2015

How do rabbis know how to adapt biblical law for modern times? A new course by the Jewish Learning Institute will answer that. Video

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Apr 9, 2015

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe at a Farbrengen in the 1960's. Photos

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Apr 9, 2015

Baby boy to Zalman and Chaya Blecher (nee Shemtov) - Crown Heights

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Apr 9, 2015

Mr. Lukas Van Der Walde of Spokane, Washington, tells of his Yechidus with the Rebbe in 1971 - details of which he only remembered after 43 years. Full Story

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Apr 8, 2015

When Shabbat occurs on the second day of a festival - as it does this year - an "eruv tavshilin" must be prepared prior to the festival, so that it should be permitted to prepare food for Shabbat during the festival. Full Story

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Apr 7, 2015

Photos: Kobi Amsalem, Chabad.org

113 orphaned boys from all over Israel marked their Bar Mitzvah at a joyous celebration in Jerusalem sponsored by Colel Chabad. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 6, 2015

Photos: Mendy Toledano

In the weeks before Pesach, the Traveling Model Matzah Bakery brought the excitement of Pesach to thousands of children and adults. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 5, 2015

PART II: Rabbi Shmuel Butman presents this week's Shabbos Night Live in a special broadcast from Paris, France: A visit to the second shul where the Rebbe's davened. Video

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Apr 3, 2015

The crowd at the recent event about abuse in Los Angeles

The Halachic Advisory Board of Los Angeles discuss their policy on abuse in response to a recent speech by a survivor.
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Apr 3, 2015

In honor of 11 Nissan and Pesach the Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe through the years. Photos

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Apr 2, 2015

Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman with a 90 second message of Pesach inspiration. Video

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Apr 2, 2015

No Jew left behind: 3 Bochurim have traveled to the remote Pacific Island of Fiji to provide a Seder for the 15 Jewish locals. Full Story

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Apr 1, 2015

Recipes for rich chocolate ganache, homemade Nutella and chocolate chip torte for delicious Pesach treats by Levana Kirschenbaum and Chanie Apfelbaum. Full Story

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Apr 1, 2015

Campaign launch event for Mendy Raitport * Photos: Mendy Toledano

Mendy Raitport, running for NY Assembly, "likes his chances" at becoming the Crown Heights neighborhood's first republican lawmaker. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 31, 2015

The Besht Shul began writing a new Sefer Torah marking five years to the founding of the Shul on Yud Alef Nissan. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 31, 2015

Acclaimed speaker Rabbi Shais Taub told 7th and 8th graders at Cheder Menachem in Los Angeles why "inspiration" always fails. Video

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Mar 31, 2015

Photos: Itzik Roytman/COLlive

Members of Bais Shmuel Chabad joined an inspiring farbrengen in honor of Yud Alef Nissan with lecturer Rabbi Simon Jacobson. Photos

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Mar 31, 2015

Today marks Yud Alef Nissan, the birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. JEM presents a selection of videos of this special day. Video

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Mar 30, 2015

Photos: Shneor Schiff

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met orphan 13-year-olds who are celebrating their Bar Mitzvah thanks to Colel Chabad. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mar 29, 2015

A fully red cow, which appears to be a parah adumah, has been attracting increasing attention on a small farm outside of Lakewood. Full Story

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Mar 29, 2015

The NCFJE and Tzivos Hashem will be holding a grand rally in front of 770 on Tuesday, Yud Aleph Nissan, reserve your seat now. Full Story

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Mar 29, 2015

Chassidus Applied special edition for Yud Alef Nissan and Pesach with Rabbi Simon Jacobson: Rebbe, Faith, Making the Seder Meaningful, Seudas Moshiach and more. Video

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Mar 29, 2015

A global conference call for Chabad women will mark the Rebbe's birthday with Shluchos Etty Gurary, Rocheli Muchnik, Dina Hurwitz, and West Coast Head Shliach Rabbi Shlomo Cunin. Full Story

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Mar 27, 2015

Australian Rabbi Yacov Barber authored a book of commentary on the Haggadah in honor of his late wife, Shlucha Rivkie Barber OBM. Full Story

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Mar 27, 2015

JNet has organized a Mivtza for Anash worldwide to learn a maamar in honor of Yud Alef Nissan and "Give the gift of learning to the Rebbe" Full Story

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Mar 27, 2015

Ahead of a Fire Department visit to Crown Heights this Sunday, Eliyahu Federman says you can't be too cautious about fire safety. Full Story

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Mar 26, 2015

From the COLlive inbox: Going around delegitimizing Rabbis lumps together and tarnishes the good and blameless ones. Full Story

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Mar 26, 2015

Tune in at 9:00 EST: 4 rabbis who merited to be at the Rebbe's Seder on Pesach share memories of what they saw and heard. LIVE VIDEO

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Mar 26, 2015

A new DVD in the Wonders of Hashem series by producer Chaim Hershkowitz entertains and teaches kids about the fish and mammals in the ocean. Full Story, Video

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Mar 25, 2015

5 Nissan is the 100th birthday of Rabbi Zvi Meir Steinmetz, better known as Zvi Yair, the celebrated Hebrew poet and Chassidic scholar. Full Story

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Mar 25, 2015

CH Houseware and Hardware in Crown Heights has 10 useful gadgets you should try, to make your Pesach cooking smoother and a little easier. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 25, 2015

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

Bochurim preparing to lead Pesach Seders around the world were tested on their knowledge and expertise of Pesach halachos. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 25, 2015

Kehot Publications released the complete collection of the historic Lubavitch journal published in New York beginning in 1944. Full Story

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Mar 24, 2015

School psychologist Izzy Kalman addresses the serious problem of bullying in schools in the Pesach issue of the N'shei Chabad Newsletter. Full Story

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Mar 24, 2015

Shomrim of Crown Heights published fire safety rules for the kitchen, Shabbos candles and while checking for chametz. Full Story

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Mar 24, 2015

Yehuda Avner, Israeli diplomat, adviser to seven Prime Ministers and acclaimed author who enjoyed many personal interactions with the Rebbe, passed away. Full Story

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Mar 24, 2015

From the COLlive inbox: Mrs. Devorah Scheiner is an "adopted mom" for many mothers who struggle with weekly Shabbos expenses; funds urgently needed for Pesach food. Full Story

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Mar 24, 2015

The Jewish community of Perth, Australia, enjoyed an inspiring weekend with a newlywed Chabad couple - Rabbi Gabi and Mushka Kaltmann. Full Story

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Mar 23, 2015

The press conference on Monday * Photo: Kathryn Kirk/Brooklyn BP's Office

Flanked by Jewish activists, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced a fire safety campaign and called for a 'burn center'. Full Story

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Mar 23, 2015

Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer and his wife Rhoda were honored at Chabad of Bethesda's gala dinner. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mar 23, 2015

First place winner Aryeh Gurewitz

The winners of the MyLife: Chassidus Applied essay contest were announced Sunday with the surprise winner 22-year-old student Aryeh Gurewitz; read the full winning submissions. Full Story

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Mar 22, 2015

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

This past Shabbos, 90 guests from 29 communities around the country participated in the first annual JLI Shabbaton in Crown Heights, "Shabbat in the Heights." Full Story, Photos

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Mar 22, 2015

Photos: Mendy Toledano/COLlive

Thousands of heartbroken mourners attended the funeral of the 7 Sassoon children who perished in a fire on Shabbos. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mar 21, 2015

A local organization will pray at the Rebbe's Ohel for singles who take part in their annual auction. Full Story

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Mar 21, 2015

Agudas Chasidei Chabad International and Vaad Or Vechom are coordinating events around the world to mark the Rebbe's 113th birthday. Full Story

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Mar 19, 2015

2 days after Israel's pivotal elections, Ambassador Ron Dermer and his wife Rhoda are being honored at their Chabad. Full Story

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Mar 19, 2015

Rabbi Herson and Rabbi Schapiro in Morristown * Photo: Jaime Hidalgo

New Jersey Head Shliach Rabbi Moshe Herson says recent changes at the leadership of his Yeshiva institution "are a necessity." Full Story

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Mar 19, 2015

President Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office * Photo: Pete Souza

World leaders congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his staggering win. When will President Barack Obama call? Full Story

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Mar 19, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was on hand for the reopening of the 159-year-old Singers Hill Synagogue in Birmingham, UK, after major restoration. Full Story

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Mar 19, 2015

Montreal Shlucha Mrs. Sarah Feigelstock grew up the only Jew in her school, but her father's meeting with the Frierdiker Rebbe changed their lives dramatically. Full Story

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Mar 18, 2015

Tzivos Hashem have set a goal to give the Rebbe a present of 339,000 lines of Tanya and Mishnayos Baal Peh. And they need your help! Full Story

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Mar 18, 2015

Crown Heights store owner Menachem Raitport is giving politics another shot, running for New York Assembly; Kickoff event to launch his campaign tonight.
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Mar 18, 2015

A popular Lego superhero will make appearances at Chabad Houses, Matzah Bakeries and Hebrew Schools to teach kids about the Pesach holiday. Full Story

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Mar 18, 2015

Event Tonight: What you need to know about the Chof Zayin Adar global broadcast, what streets will be closed off, seating chart, schedule and more. Full Story

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Mar 18, 2015

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Kotel Wednesday, and said that he is thrilled by the heavy responsibility given to him. Full Story

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Mar 17, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scored a sweeping victory "against all odds" in Israel's elections on Tuesday.
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Mar 17, 2015

Residents of Israel had a day off from work to vote in the national elections on the future of the country and who will lead it for 4 years. Photos

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Mar 17, 2015

National election day in Israel is being used by Lubavitchers around the country to unite friends and foes to put on Tefillin, Tuesday. Photos

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Mar 17, 2015

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

Boys are encouraged to join the parade of 65 Tanks which will drive through NY city in honor of the Rebbe's birthday on 11 Nissan. Full Story

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Mar 16, 2015

Photos: Itzik Roytman

The newest pizzeria in Crown Heights delivers customized pies and calzones with speedy service - and a nearby advantage. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 16, 2015

The Yad L'Achim rescuers with Ahuva and two of her children after the dramatic operation

A mission to rescue a Jewish mother and her sons from an Arab village was almost nixed by a terrorist freed in the Gilad Shalit deal. Full Story

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Mar 15, 2015

A bris, Bar Mitzvah and Pidyon Haben were held in succession at the Jewish Russian Community Center of Montreal, Thursday. Full Story

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Mar 15, 2015

Israeli superstar singer Gad Elbaz sings the beloved classic "Hava Nagila" like you've never heard before, filmed in solidarity with Paris Jews. Full Story, Video

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Mar 14, 2015

A new Chabad Mesivta opening in Toronto will provide young bochurim Gemara, Chassidus and general studies too. Full Story

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Mar 13, 2015

Lecturers Rabbi Shais Taub and Rabbi Dov Greenberg chat at the Jewish Recovery Center's Shabbaton in Boca Raton, Florida, Friday. Photo

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Mar 13, 2015

Jewish organizations thanked Congresswoman Yvette Clarke for attending Benjamin Netanyahu's speech despite heavy opposition. Full Story

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Mar 12, 2015

Photos: Perry Bindelglass

Anshe Sholom Kew Gardens Jewish Center celebrated 80 years and 7 more, marking its founding and recent undertaking by Chabad. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 12, 2015

A lively Purim dinner and concert starring Sholom Jacobs and his son Shmuel were held at Chabad of Glasgow in Scotland. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mar 12, 2015

Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman discuss whether the day of Shabbos is a burden for people or actually a gift. Video

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Mar 12, 2015

From the COLlive inbox: New Orleans Shliach Mendel Rivkin writes about Nadiv Kehaty, the person he viewed like a "little brother." Full Story

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Mar 12, 2015

A moving video production created for a Chabad free-loan society shows the ripple effect of being kind to another person. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mar 11, 2015

Shortly after Pesach, Rabbi Mendel and Chaya Friedman will move to Winter Haven, Florida, to run the Jewish Learning Center. Full Story

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Mar 11, 2015

50 teenagers discovered their Jewish roots while traveling across Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Israel with a program directed by Shliach Dovid Weitman. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 10, 2015

An emotional day of events at ‘Rashi’s Campus’ in Atlanta, Georgia, marked the first Yartzeit of Rashi Minkowicz obm, recalling the joy and dedication of a Shlucha sorely missed. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 8, 2015

1,000 people attended a mesmerizing and uplifting Shabbaton in Stamford for Russian speakers which had many ask, "when's the next?" Full Story, Photos

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Mar 7, 2015

Miss Purim? Here's 14 minutes of singer Yoni Zigelbaum and musician Chony Milecki livening the Purim Seudah in Crown Heights. Video

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Mar 6, 2015

Chabad communities worldwide will participate in a live broadcast from 770, the Ohel, and the Kosel to mark 27 Adar. Full Story

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Mar 6, 2015

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

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Mar 5, 2015

The manager of Hyper Cacher Supermarket in Paris described the recent terror attack to a group of Brunoy Bochurim, "No one was afraid to proudly state they were a Jew." Full Story

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Mar 5, 2015

Photos: Itzik Roytman/COLlive

Bais Shmuel Chabad gathered for their annual Purim Party celebration with entertainment by musician Chony Milecki and singer Eli Marcus. Photos

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Mar 4, 2015

Musician Chony Milecki presents a free and downloadable Purim Dance Track with updated Jewish Hits featuring singer Eli Marcus. Audio

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Mar 4, 2015

Join the global masquerade: Here's your chance to show your costume to the world with the COLlive Purim Contest. Full Story

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Mar 4, 2015

Megillah readings for men, women and children will take place in Crown Heights, including every hour on the hour at one local Shul. Full Story

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Mar 3, 2015

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

On Purim day, a float with live music by popular musician Chony Milecki will be bringing joy to the streets of Crown Heights. Full Story

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Mar 2, 2015

Dedicated volunteers of the Friendship Circle of Jerusalem gathered for a "Day of Enrichment and Empowerment" with inspiring lectures and panels. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 2, 2015

Netanyahu prepares a speech, Monday * Photo: Amos Ben Gershom, GPO

Despite controversy, most New York representatives are planning to attend Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress. Full Story

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Mar 2, 2015

Photos: Itzik Roytman

The Jewish Children's Museum in Crown Heights, marking 10 years, was built thanks to a promise of a mother to her dying son. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 2, 2015

The New York Boys Choir change a person's fate around in a new catchy song for Purim, filmed at the Jewish Children's Museum. Video

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Mar 2, 2015

Attorneys Maimon Kirschenbaum and his wife Ruth, and Aryeh Leib Joseph and his wife Alissa will be hosting the grand unity Purim Seduah in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Mar 2, 2015

Rabbi Manis Friedman will lead a free teleconference to help you find a lesson from the Purim story that will change your life, and perhaps the entire world. Full Story

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Mar 2, 2015

An evening of remembrance and inspiration marked the first Yartzeit of beloved Melbourne Shlucha Rivkie Barber OBM, with guest speaker Allison Josephs of 'Jew in the City.' Full Story, Photos

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Mar 1, 2015

Educator Shaindy Jacobson warmly reflects on inspirations and enduring impact of her niece, Rashi Minkowicz OBM. Video

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Mar 1, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew this morning to Washington, DC despite vocal objections from the Obama Administration. Full Story, Video

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Mar 1, 2015

A festive community Purim Seudah will be held at Oholei Torah, with musician Chony Milecki and singer Yoni Zigelbaum, all are invited to attend. Full Story

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Feb 27, 2015

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe at a farbrengen. Photos

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Feb 27, 2015

Musicians Benny Friedman and Chony Milecki present a 90 second Dvar Torah that was filmed before a live audience at the recent Soul II Soul concert. Video

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Feb 26, 2015

A weekend retreat next month, with known speakers, offers people in addiction recovery to celebrate and connect in fellowship. Full Story, Video

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Feb 26, 2015

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

JNet celebrated 10 years and saluted its volunteers at its annual evening of appreciation on Sunday. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 26, 2015

Image grab from the video shows the Chofetz Chaim in 1923 (VIN News by University of South Carolina – Moving Image Research Collections)

Historic moving images of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan, known as the Chofetz Chaim, arriving at a gathering in Vienna in 1923 were discovered in an underground vault. Full Story, Video

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Feb 26, 2015

Rabbi Chaim Citron of Los Angeles tells how the Rebbe offered a solution to his mother's wish that he attend college, while he did not want to go. Full Story

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Feb 25, 2015

Top photo: The Kever of Reb Michoel Tietelbaum/Bottom: One family of descendants of a boy saved by R Michoel

In honor of the 10th yartzeit of the Chossid Reb Michoel Teitelbaum, OBM we present the story of his daring rescue mission of 6 young students from a government orphanage. Full Story

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Feb 25, 2015

A record attendance of 150 men and women entrepreneurs learned from industry leaders at a CHYE event on E-Commerce. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 24, 2015

Rabbi Nachum Kaplan, author of Chabad's guidelines for safety in schools, says students today are more protected from abuse. Full Story

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Feb 24, 2015

Illustration photo by adamr

5 Chassidic scholars are reviewing over 500 submissions written about the application of Chassidus to a life challenge. Full Story

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Feb 24, 2015

The Oholei Torah Purim Achdus Basket Project, which offers Crown Heights residents a chance to send Mishloach Manos to everyone on your list for only $5, is available once again. Full Story

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Feb 22, 2015

Photos: Itzik Roytman

The annual Soul to Soul concert united Ashkenazi and Sefardi Benny Friedman and Chaim Yisrael together for a sold out event in Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 22, 2015

A campaign calls on adults and children to do a mitzvah and take a selfie photo in memory of young Five Towns Shliach Levi Wolowik OBM. Full Story

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Feb 22, 2015

Rabbi Gideon Weitzman, Director of the Puah Institute, will speak at a Women's Symposium hosted by Junior N'shei on Monday. Full Story

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Feb 21, 2015

A new task force will investigate and bring enforcement actions – including criminal charges – against NYC landlords who harass tenants. Full Story

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Feb 20, 2015

Photos, Video: Itzik Roytman

An exclusive sneak peek at the rehearsal for Sunday's Soul to Soul concert with music stars Benny Friedman and Chaim Yisrael who braved the cold to come out to a Brooklyn studio. Photos, Video

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Feb 20, 2015

A Montreal art program created a mural for their Yeshiva which took 7,500 bottle caps and 6 months to complete. Full Story

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Feb 20, 2015

Due to unsafe icy conditions in Crown Heights alleyways the sanitation department has made different arrangements for garbage pickup this week. Full Story

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Feb 19, 2015

Singer Benny Friedman found one song his fellow co-star Israeli performer Chaim Yisrael can sing in English at Sunday's Soul II Soul concert. Video

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Feb 19, 2015

Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman explain that with giving charity, it's not the thought that always counts.
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Feb 19, 2015

Post seminary and young women held their own 'convention' in Crown Heights with a packed program of speakers and entertainment. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 19, 2015

Netanyahu's addresses a joint session of Congress, 2011 * Photo: Avi Ohayun, GPO

43% of Americans want Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Iranian nukes, despite President Barack Obama's opposition. Full Story, Video

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Feb 19, 2015

Chabad of Golden Beach, FL, directed by Shliach Chay Amar, is writing a Torah in memory of the community's beloved Chazzan. Full Story

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Feb 18, 2015

Left: Mrs. Nechama Shaki, wife of late Knesset member Avner Shaki, and center: basketball star Tamir Goodman

A blessing from the Lubavitcher Rebbe to late Knesset member Avner Shaki obm was a life-saver for famed basketball star Tamir Goodman, many years later. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 16, 2015

From the COLlive inbox: The trend in the traditional and social media has been progressively towards the unholy. Let's fix that. Full Story

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Feb 16, 2015

In preparation for Sunday's Soul II Soul concert, Benny Friedman tries teaching fellow co-star Chaim Yisrael a few key words in English. Video

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Feb 16, 2015

The entire JETS school traveled from Los Angeles to New York for a most inspiring and life-changing Yud Shevat weekend with the Rebbe. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 15, 2015

3,000 Chabad women leaders from around the world gathered at the Gala Banquet of the Kinus Hashluchos in New York City, Sunday. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 15, 2015

From the COLlive Inbox: "I recently witnessed a scene of an elderly man in Shul which was so beautiful and touching," Nechama Dina Reinitz writes. Full Story

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Feb 13, 2015

An evening of speeches, song and dance connected hundreds of women in Crown Heights with the Rebbetzin in honor of her yartzeit. Full Story, Audio

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Feb 13, 2015

Photos: Mendy Toledano

Dr. Robert Feldman, who served Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson OBM, told a farbrengen in 770 Eastern Parkway about his merit. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 11, 2015

Photos by Mendy Tolendano

The Shloshim memorial for Rabbi Meir Roness OBM, a chossid who spread chassidus, was held in Crown Heights on Thursday. Photos, Video

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Feb 12, 2015

A luxury fur show will be coming to Crown Heights Sunday by entrepreneur Shirelle Meer, with special discounts for Shluchos. Full Story

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Feb 12, 2015

Photos: Michal Weiss

Thousands of women and girls from around the world are gathering this weekend in New York for the International Kinus Hashluchos in Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 11, 2015

After discovering old reel-to-reel audio of an early Chabad symphony, Rabbi Zalman Goldstein uncovered the story behind a groundbreaking 1973 "Chabad Symphonic Experience." Full Story, Audio

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Feb 11, 2015

A new Mikvah teaching presentation by the founders of Mikvah Ma'ayan Ganim in Johannesburg is now available to inspire and teach women around the world. Full Story

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Feb 10, 2015

Hear stories and be inspired in this global webcast marking Chof Beis Shevat, yartzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson OBM. Video

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Feb 10, 2015

Photos: Itzik Roytman

Crown Heights gown Gemach Ten Simcha Chasdei Nochum, directed by Mrs. Risa Greenwald, is expanding to satellite locations around the world. Full Story

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Feb 8, 2015

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on how to address the unspeakable violation of a child or adult, especially by someone trusted or in a position of authority. Video

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Feb 7, 2015

Photos: Itzik Roytman

The biological and spiritual families of Rabbi Fitzy Lipskier OBM gathered to begin writing a Torah to mark the 20th yahrtzeit of the Mashpia. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 7, 2015

A pop-up mall is going up during the Kinus Hashluchos offering over $40,000 of merchandise of baby and kids gear, all are invited. Full Story

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Feb 7, 2015

400 from around central Ukraine spent a full day at the Menorah Center in Dnepropetrovsk and left with inspiration for a while. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 6, 2015

To assist Shluchos with crossing one more thing off their "to do" list, the Kinus will be hosting a Sheitel expo and sale, featuring a variety of wig vendors. Full Story

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Feb 5, 2015

Musicians Chony Milecki and Benny Friedman zoom up to the camera for a 90 second Dvar Torah on Parshas Yisro. Video

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Feb 5, 2015

Tycoon Donald Trump commented about his daughter's conversion to Judaism and expressed support for Israel at a NYC gala. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Feb 5, 2015

Over 130 women braved the bitter cold and icy sidewalks to be inspired at a Jewish Bride Institute event featuring Chana Epstein. Full Story

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Feb 5, 2015

As they celebrate 10 years with a $150,000 matching campaign, Bais Chaya Academy in Coral Springs, Florida collected 10 short real-life stories from 10 years of students. Full Story

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Feb 5, 2015

Schnitzel is now being served in Tokyo: Chana's Place caters to locals and visitors alike, bringing a 'big change' in Japan travel. Full Story

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Feb 4, 2015

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski reveals the origin of the famous Chabad niggun "Hoshia Es Amecha" which was sung by the Rebbe. Video

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Feb 3, 2015

Mrs. Simone Gansburg, who sold elegant dressing for boys and girls in Crown Heights, is saying farewell to her clothing store on Kingston Avenue. Full Story

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Feb 2, 2015

An innovative new project by Rabbi Mendel Itzinger aims to help fathers keep up with their son's Gemara learning. Full Story

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Feb 2, 2015

“A Garden of Healing,” a Tu B’Shevat celebration exploring growth through kosher alternative medicine, will take place Wednesday at the Levi Yitzchok Library in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Feb 2, 2015

Dassie New, Shlucha in Georgia with grown daughters from left, Liba Leah Gurary, Sarel New, Chaish Mentz*Below: The Eber family of Trinity, Fla

Shluchos will arrive in New York next week for the International Shluchos Conference to socialize, study and celebrate, many with generations in tow. Full Story

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Feb 2, 2015

Photos: Maron Photography/COLlive

The L'Chaim of Peretz Mockin of Montreal, Canada and Rivky Blecher of Melbourne, Australia took place at Chovevei Torah hall in Crown Heights. Photos

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Feb 2, 2015

Want to add sparkle to your Tu B'Shvat celebration? Try a delicious fruit wine, straight or in a refreshing sparkler. Full Story

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Feb 1, 2015

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on should Chinuch include being a Mentch, sibling hatred, healing from emotional neglect and more. Video

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Jan 30, 2015

A special ceremony took place in the Dutch Parliament Marking International Holocaust Memorial Day, with an emotional address by Netherlands Head Shliach Rabbi M. Y. Vorst. Full Story

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Jan 30, 2015

60 years ago to the day the MyLife Chassidus essay contest was pitched, the Rebbe urged writings about Yud Shvat, Rabbi Simon Jacobson says. Full Story

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Jan 30, 2015

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos in honor of Yud Shvat, the day the Rebbe accepted the reigns of Chabad leadership. Photos

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Jan 29, 2015

In honor of the 20th yartzeit of R' Fitzy Lipskier OBM, his son Motti writes about the impact he made on him and so many others during his lifetime. Full Story

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Jan 29, 2015

Watch a Replay: JNet has teamed up with Chabad.org as part of their Yud Shvat campaign to present a live class on Ois Hey of Basi Legani Tof Shin Yud. Video

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Jan 29, 2015

Musicians Chony Milecki and Benny Friedman zoom up to the camera for a 90 second Dvar Torah on Parshas Beshalach. Video

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Jan 29, 2015

A group of Shluchos have undertaken to assist fellow Shluchos who can't afford to attend the Kinus in NY. Full Story

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Jan 29, 2015

Photo: JEM

Yud Shevat marks the anniversary of the passing of the Previous Rebbe and the day when the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson accepted the reins of Chabad leadership. COLlive has compiled customs, downloads and videos for this special day. Full Story, Download, Video

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Jan 29, 2015

Peretz Mockin - Montreal, Canada to Rivky Blecher - Melbourne, Australia
L'Chaim: Tonight (Thurs.) at Chovevei Torah

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Jan 28, 2015

The Jewish People’s Choice Awards, which highlights the work of young activists and aims to make Jewishness "cool", will take place in Manhattan on Thursday. Full Story

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Jan 28, 2015

Chabad of Mequon's 19th annual Shabbaton this past weekend was a memorable and inspiring experience, with guest speaker Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe and Cantor Chazzan Aryeh Hurwitz. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 28, 2015

Women around the world joined a global farbrengen for Yud Shvat with Rabbi Levi Garelik and Shluchos Rivie Pewsner, Geula Bracha Newman, Leah Shemtov and others. Update: Full audio recording. Full Story, Audio

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Jan 28, 2015

While it's winter for many, it's summertime in Australia, where hundreds turned out for a Torah learning program at the Kollel Menachem Lubavitch in Melbourne. Full Story

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Jan 27, 2015

Off from work or school? Prepare for Yud Shevat: discover the power and depth of the Maamarim of Basi Legani, with audio classes given by lecturer Rabbi YY Jacobson. Full Story, Audio

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Jan 28, 2015

Heavy snow, wind and cold temperatures blanketed the tristate region on Tuesday as the Blizzard of 2015 made its way through the area. Some schools cancelled for Tuesday. Travel ban lifted for NYC as of 7:30 am. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 26, 2015

Acclaimed Chabad music producer Zalman Goldstein found old reel-to-reel audio of an early Chabad symphony in the late 1960's. Full Story, Audio

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Jan 26, 2015

A Torah in memory of S. Barbara Shliach Rabbi Yosef Loschak will be dedicated on Sunday at Chabad at UCSB. Full Story

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Jan 25, 2015

Crown Heights' new State Senator Jesse Hamilton was sworn in with an invocation by a rabbi and a special song by Lamplighters students. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 25, 2015

Students of Pittsburgh Mesivta collectively learned thousands of chapters of the Rebbe's Sichos in preparation for Yud Shvat. Full Story

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Jan 24, 2015

The first Shlucha in Asia, Goldie Avtzon, and Rhoda Dermer, wife of Israel's Ambassador to the U.S., will headline the 5775 Kinus Hashluchos banquet. Full Story

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Jan 23, 2015

A new contest from the Meaningful Life Center will award $10,000 to an essay which applies a concept or idea in Chassidus. Full Story

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Jan 23, 2015

In honor of the auspicious day of Yud Shevat, JNet is holding a worldwide learning campaign with a raffle. Full Story

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Jan 23, 2015

If you can't get enough of WhatsApp on your phone, the popular messaging groups can now be accessed from your computer too. Full Story

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Jan 22, 2015

Bochurim in town for Yud Shevat will join a program to watch a video at 770 for "An Hour With the Rebbe." Full Story

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Jan 22, 2015

Singer Benny Friedman is back this week with musician Chony Milecki in a 90 second Dvar Torah for Parshas Bo. Video

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Jan 22, 2015

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the U.S. Congress in March, President Barack Obama will not meet with him during his visit. Full Story

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Jan 22, 2015

A year after her passing, friends of Alpharetta Shlucha Rashi Minkowicz obm are eternalizing her memory and all those she inspired around the world. Full Story, Video

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Jan 22, 2015

Psychologist Richard Wiseman presents 10 amazing tricks to stop overeating which the Rambam says "is like poison to anyone's body." Full Story, Video

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Jan 21, 2015

OU's Vice President, a mentalist, 2 known singers and many rabbis are on the roster of speakers of the 6th National Russian Shabbaton. Full Story, Video

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Jan 21, 2015

Rabbi Meir Roness, OBM, Photo Baruch Ezagui, Bottom: YU Chassidus Club, YU students in Crown Heights

R' Meir Roness OBM would be at every simcha in Crown Heights for the last 50 years to collect Tzedaka. The cause was less known. Full Story

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Jan 20, 2015

Illustration photo: Mendy Hechtman

Chabad bochurim in New York are trying to join a developing boycott in Israel over the ever rising prices of Borsalino fedora hats. Full Story

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Jan 20, 2015

A group of Jewish students spent their winter vacation in Crown Heights in a program that offered a world of knowledge. Full Story

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Jan 20, 2015

Sofya Nayer tells her involvement in rebuilding the gravesite of R' Levi Yitzchak in her hometown of Berdichev, Ukraine.
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Jan 19, 2015

Photos: Alon David

Israel’s Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi David Lau spoke for a standing room only audience at Chabad of University City, answering questions from Rabbi Moshe Leider. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 19, 2015

This weekend, over 800 girls experienced a Shabbos that will impact their lives, long after the 72 hours are over. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 19, 2015

The debut album from Eli Marcus, the newest performer from the famed Friedman and Marcus families will be released next week. Full Story, Video

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Jan 19, 2015

In an innovative new project, the Mayan Center will host a runway show featuring the stylings of local designer, Eve Emanuel. Full Story

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Jan 19, 2015

Photos: Lubavitch.com

22 musicians with special needs had the red carpet rolled out for them as they celebrated the release of their own music album. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 18, 2015

Photos: Chaya Benjaminson/COLlive

Live Event Ended: Hundreds attended Lubavitch Yeshiva's Annual Chinese auction event featuring the first ever Kosher Cake Boss followed by the auction drawing. Update: Winners List. Full Story, Photos, Winners

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Jan 16, 2015

"At convention, we get the feeling that we young Lubavitch girls can actually "ker a velt", can actually make a difference," writes a participant of the High School Inter-School convention. Full Story

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Jan 16, 2015

Despite an increase in security at 770 Eastern Parkway following the recent stabbing, an emotionally disturbed man continues to loiter there after being removed by police. Full Story

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Jan 15, 2015

Photos: Moishy Lew

Oholei Torah began its "60th Year" campaign with honoring their very own staff and faculty at a gala dinner event. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 15, 2015

A historic Sefer Torah dedication took place to honor 45 years of devoted service in Scotland by Shluchim Rabbi Chaim and Sora Jacobs. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Jan 15, 2015

90 second Dvar Torah with musician Chony Milecki for Parshas Va'era: Keeping your cool. Video

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Jan 15, 2015

Over 500 people gathered at the prestigious Beverly Hills Hotel in California to celebrate the 33rd annual Siyum HaRambam on Monday. Full Story

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Jan 15, 2015

Photo: Chabad.org

What did the Rebbe advise a teenage Mashi Lipskar to do when she desperately wanted a job in Camp Gan Israel in Detroit and was told all jobs were filled? Full Story

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Jan 14, 2015

A collection of photos and videos by JEM of Rabbi Mordechai Ashkenazi OBM with the Rebbe throughout the years. Photos, Video

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Jan 14, 2015

Reb Meir Roness, longtime Crown Heights resident known for his collecting money to support Chassidus shiurim passed away. Update: Levaya today, Wednesday at 2:00 pm at 770. Full Story

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Jan 13, 2015

Handicapped accesible Mikvah in Hallandale Beach, FL

A $1 million dollar initiative will be used to develop inclusive programs for people with disabilities at Chabad centers. Full Story

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Jan 11, 2015

A person who served in the IDF Special Forces presented a 'Mind in Control' workshop at Yeshiva Tiferes Bachurim in Morristown. Full Story

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Jan 8, 2015

Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman share their opinion about all those 'opinions' in their weekly clip.
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Jan 8, 2015

Two major Chabad philanthropists George Rohr and Joseph Gutnick donated generously to the same political party in Israel. Full Story

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Jan 8, 2015

A recent diagnosis at a New York City hospital of neonatal herpes following a bris milah was discredited upon further testing. Full Story

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Jan 7, 2015

The recent N'shei Chabad convention in Pittsburgh concluded with an inspiring banquet with guest speaker Mrs. Rivki Hazan of Italy. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 7, 2015

Photo: Simon Oosthuizen, Simon Jon Photo

Former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks openly discusses his double battle with cancer and why he's never written about it.
Full Story

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Jan 7, 2015

Photos: Bill613.com

Wacky weather in Montreal left many residents without electricity, but davening and Chabad students' learning continued. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 7, 2015

Photo: Nati Hadad * Lubavitch.com

The heartbreaking story behind the photo of Rabbi Mendy Goldshmid reaching through Thailand prison bars, crying with the inmate on the other side. Full Story

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Jan 6, 2015

Ahead of their upcoming event, the Beis Medrash Women's Circle of Crown Heights invites you to nominate a family member, friend or local organization as a "star." Full Story

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Jan 6, 2015

Prayer series with Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan: Whom are we addressing? A close look at the famous Adon Olam prayer. Video

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Jan 6, 2015

An 8-year-old boy, today a Chabad Shliach, sent the Rebbe a question on Chumash that troubled him. How did the Rebbe respond... Full Story

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Jan 5, 2015

60 girls from around the US enjoyed a life-changing 4 days at the Jewish Girls Winter Retreat directed by Rabbi Avraham and Nechama Laber. Full Story

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Jan 4, 2015

Even before its official opening, 40 people attended a "taste of Yeshiva" learning event at a new Kollel in London. Full Story

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Jan 4, 2015

Photos: Polina Bulman

Rabbi Benzion Laskin was the first Lubavitch Rabbi honored by NY City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer for his work with the Chama organization. Full Story

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Jan 4, 2015

Photo: Itzik Roytman/COLlive

Kosher Kitchensurfing's private chef recently served up cured branzini and fahrenheit turnip to a lucky group of foodies in Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 4, 2015

Jewish bands from New York, Los Angeles and Israel will perform at the upcoming Avenue J Music Festival in Coconut Grove. Full Story

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Jan 4, 2015

Live today at 9:30 am EST: Rabbi YY Jacobson delivers a class on the secrets of the burning bush according to Chassidus. Does religion repress or actualize? Live Video

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Jan 3, 2015

Chabad Shluchos around the world (and their students) recently received a pearl bracelet in the mail - a gift of a generous couple. Full Story, Video

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Jan 1, 2015

New York Governor Mario Cuomo, who watched the Rebbe's talks on television and admired Rabbi JJ Hecht, passed away.
Full Story, Video

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Jan 1, 2015

To celebrate the final Parsha of Bereishis, musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman recap 12 Parshas in 90 seconds. Video

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Jan 1, 2015

Radio host Dennis Prager says "Chabad is entering a new and challenging phase" and has 2 suggestions for the future.
Full Story

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Jan 1, 2015

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan gives a fascinating talk on the "Werewolf" legend recently in the news after Argentina's President adopted a Jewish godson. Full Story, Video

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Jan 1, 2015

A burglar easily gained entry to a building on President Street in Crown Heights Tuesday, making off with $2,000 cash. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 31, 2014

The first Couture for a Cause event, benefitting Hachnasas Kallah, took place in Los Angeles with guest speaker fashion designer Joyce Azria. Full Story

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Dec 31, 2014

With some women still having to break the ice for water in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Chabad wants to break ground for a new Mikvah instead. Full Story, Video

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Dec 30, 2014

While being treated in the hospital for a stroke, Chabad Rabbi Levi Garelik made a pledge that he now fulfilled.
Full Story, Video

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Dec 30, 2014

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

Oholei Torah's pre 1-A, 1st and 2nd grades held their annual Father and Son Melave Malkah with music, dancing, learning and more. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 30, 2014

Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles aims to make educational history once again by raising $250,000 in 24 hours with donations matched by Dr. Ze'ev and Varda Rav-Noy, Rabbi Yehuda and Simi Feigin and other donors. Full Story

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Dec 30, 2014

Photos: Shmuel Dovid Mirsky

Kids had a blast on the "Fun Bus" at the Chanukah event by Chabad of Passaic-Clifton, directed by Shluchim Yitzchak and Miriam Sebbag. Full Story

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Dec 30, 2014

The Manchester, UK community joined for an informative day of learning while off of work for a legal holiday. Full Story

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Dec 29, 2014

The crowd was electric at Jewish Heritage Night with the Miami Heat, featuring anthem by Yoni Z, halftime show by Yishai Lapidot and a Menorah lighting. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 29, 2014

The Manchester community united at a Chanukah party with food, music and a children's rally. Full Story

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Dec 29, 2014

CyberSem, founded by Chavi Goldberg, offers an online learning program for girls wishing to continue their education after Seminary. Full Story

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Dec 27, 2014

Photos: Yaakov Rosenthal

400 Jews from all walks of life spent 3 days of learning, world-class dining and entertainment at a Chabad family retreat in Connecticut. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 26, 2014

More than 200 people gathered outside of Shoprite Mall in Liberty, NY for the historic lighting of the Chanukah Menorah. Full Story

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Dec 26, 2014

The clouds parted just in time for a massive outdoor Menorah lighting in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Head Shliach Rabbi Tzvi Grunblatt and the participation of many dignitaries.
Full Story, Photos

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Dec 25, 2014

The mayor of Kiev, ambassadors and foreign officials joined for a Menorah lighting and upshernish of the son of Raphael and Devorah Rutman. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 25, 2014

OK Kosher hosted its annual grand Chanukah celebrations, featuring three festive parties in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Dec 25, 2014

In honor of the upcoming day of Hei Teves, COLlive will air a global webcast of JEM's new film "A Movement on Trial," telling the complex and painful story in a compelling way. Full Story

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Dec 25, 2014

Professor Mel Alexenberg of Yeruchem, Israel tells how the Rebbe's blessing helped build a college. Full Story

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Dec 25, 2014

Ended: ​World renowned teacher Rabbi YY Jacobson ​delivers a lecture at the Or Chaim shul in Monsey, NY on how the Talmud and the Rabbis viewed the holiday of December 25th, broadcast live here at COLive. Live

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Dec 24, 2014

Illustration photo: Mendy Hechtman

From the COLlive Inbox: Some pearls of wisdom from Mashpia Rabbi Yossi Paltiel to a boy at his bar Mitzvah, on core questions in life. Full Story

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Dec 24, 2014

A Lubavitch woman's reflections on nittel nacht - annually on eve of December 25th - and what the time should not be used for. Full Story

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Dec 24, 2014

Rabbi Manis Friedman will lead a free call on natural healing with particular results in treating emotional healing in adults. Full Story

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Dec 24, 2014

Menorah lightings took place each night of Chanukah on Miami's Lincoln road, with special guests professor Alan Dershowitz and director Brett Ratner. Full Story

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Dec 24, 2014

Rabbi Yehoshua Mondshine, who was both a fruitful and controversial Chassidic author and historian, passed away in Jerusalem. Full Story

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Dec 23, 2014

Twitter users around the country are certain that the Car Menorah they've just spotted can only be found in their city... Full Story

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Dec 23, 2014

An all-star cast of Shloime Gertner, Choni G and others entertained at Chabad's annual Chanukah at Universal Studios CityWalk in California. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 23, 2014

Over 1,000 people joined for "Chanukah in the City" Menorah lighting event by Chabad of Brisbane, Australia. Full Story

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Dec 23, 2014

Thousands flocked to Caulfield Park in Melbourne, Australia for the 23rd annual "Chanukah in the Park" celebration. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 22, 2014

Op-Ed: Does a "Chasidishe education" mean teaching our mesorah in the exact same way that it has been taught for thousands of years? Full Story

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Dec 21, 2014

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

The annual "March of Lights" in Philadelphia commemorated 40 years since the first ever public Menorah lighting by Rabbi Abraham Shemtov at the same location. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 20, 2014

Rabbi Mendy Hecht joined developer Bruce Ratner, Mayor Bill DeBlasio and dignitaries at a special ground breaking in Brooklyn. Full Story

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Dec 19, 2014

New Jersey's Lt. Governor Kim Gaudango and Senate President Steven Sweeney hosted a Menorah lighting with Chabad.
Full Story

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Dec 18, 2014

A Superior Court Judge issued an injunction in a breach-of-contract case between two rabbis over a university campus.
Full Story

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Dec 18, 2014

Photos: Israel Orange

A Menorah car parade lit up the streets of downtown Baltimore, ending with a grand Menorah lighting and ice skating. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 18, 2014

Hosted by David Nesenoff, One Night One Light’s live show with messages from Rabbi Berel Lazar, Jackie Mason and 8th Day was viewed by thousands. Full Story, Video

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Dec 18, 2014

Governor-elect Mr. Charlie Baker and his wife Lauren joined Chabad of Boston's Chanukah festivities opposite the Massachusetts State house. Full Story

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Dec 18, 2014

Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman zoom up to the camera to present a 90 second Dvar Torah for Chanukah from Boston Celtics stadium. Video

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Dec 18, 2014

Professor Alan Dershowitz, an American lawyer, author, and political commentator, tells of the Rebbe's far reaching influence, even on a politician and his policies. Full Story

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Dec 17, 2014

Photos: Mendy Moscowitz, S. Junik

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

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Dec 17, 2014

A Menorah lighting and Chanukah party took place in at the Australian Parliament in the capital city of Canberra. Full Story

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Dec 17, 2014

The Boston community celebrated Yud Tes Kislev with a farbrengen inspired by Rabbi Levi Garelik and a children's concert with singer Chaim Fogelman. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 16, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman/COLlive

On the first night of Chanukah, the tallest mayor of NYC Bill de Blasio lit the world's tallest Menorah at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 16, 2014

Chony Milecki presents his sixth dance track in two years, with the latest and greatest Chanukah tunes for your modern Chanukah party sung by Eli Marcus. Full Story, Audio

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Dec 16, 2014

Photos: Shimon Roumani

Thousands participated in the 33 International Siyum HaRambam in Crown Heights, where "we see the Rebbe's directive is not fading, but rather growing from year to year." Full Story, Photos

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Dec 16, 2014

Musician Fitche Benshimon has created a free track great for use with laser light shows, popular this year at Chanukah parties. Full Story, Audio

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Dec 16, 2014

Chabad was well represented at a festive Chanukah bash thrown by Borough President Eric Adams, with Rabbi YY Jacobson as MC and entertainment by singer Eli Marcus. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 15, 2014

The RCCS annual auction drawing, a not-to-be-missed event, will take place tonight with Modi, 8th Day, Shloime Dachs and host Charlie Harary, live on COLlive.com. Full Story, Live Video

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Dec 15, 2014

Lubavitch entrepreneur Yosef Shidler has been a trailblazer in the video industry since starting CJ Studios 5 years ago. Full Story, Video

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Dec 15, 2014

Inset: Shluchim Getzy and Chana Rubashkin

Miami Shliach Getzy Rubashkin's visit to a sick member of his Shul ended up saving her life. Full Story

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Dec 15, 2014

Photos: Mendel Erlenwein

Three days of farbrenging took place at Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto to mark the auspicious days of Yud Tes and Chof Kislev. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 14, 2014

Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, who is battling ALS, marked the chassidic date of 19 Kislev with printing a new Tanya and friends saying L'chaim. Full Story, Video

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Dec 14, 2014

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on 770's essence, where is a women's place, identity of Moshiach, and do converts have a Jewish soul. Video

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Dec 14, 2014

Photos: Los Angeles photographer Yossi Percia

An unprecedented 750 people attended a chassidic unity farbrengen in Los Angeles that was organized by 21 Chabad institutions. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 13, 2014

An angry protest against police brutality has just passed by 770 Eastern Parkway, calling out "Shut it down." Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 12, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn in a special edition of the weekly webcast for Yud Tes Kislev. Video

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Dec 12, 2014

Rabbi Menachem Margolin in front of the Polish court before the decision

After heavy lobbying by Jewish groups, Poland's Constitutional Court reversed a ban on shechita animal slaughter in the country. Full Story

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Dec 12, 2014

The guest speaker at the Yud Tes Kislev community farbrengen at the Yeshiva Centre in Sydney shared sermon advice he once received. Full Story, Photos

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Dec 11, 2014

Students of Beis Chana in Tzfas staged a song and drama show about the heroic life of Rabbi Beryl and Chana Gurevitch.
Full Story

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Dec 11, 2014

90 second Dvar Torah: Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman on how Jews are awesome even after so much suffering.
Video

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Dec 11, 2014

The Mayor and Police Commissioner in Crown Heights. Photos: Baruch Ezagui

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Crown Heights to show support after the stabbing of a Yeshiva student.
Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 11, 2014

Rabbi Yisroel Deren was to launch his new Chabad center with a grand concert, but only a few signed up -- until he came to the hall. Full Story

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Dec 11, 2014

The Simxa Shabbaton took place in California, bringing the light of Torah and inspiration to hundreds of Russian-speaking Jews. Full Story

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Dec 11, 2014

Chabad of the Five Towns, directed by Shluchim Zalman and Chanie Wolowik and Meir and Hadassah Geisinsky is marking their 20th anniversary with a gala dinner and raffle this Sunday. Full Story

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Dec 10, 2014

The 19th of Kislev, when the Alter Rebbe was released from prison in Czarist Russia in 1798, is celebrated as the “Rosh Hashanah of Chassidus.” Subsequently, Chassidism took on a new vitality. Full Story, Video

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Dec 10, 2014

The top brass of the NYPD came to Lubavitch Headquarters to discuss the stabbing of a Yeshiva student at the 770 Eastern Parkway shul. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 9, 2014

Clockwise: The press conference, dealing with trauma at nearby school, DA arrives at 770

At a press conference about the 770 stabbing, a speaker said it was "reminiscent" of the terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 7, 2014

The Lubavitch Center in Washington and Mr. Bennett (Photo: Israel Project)

Israel's Economic Minister Naftali Bennett told a Washington, DC, crowd of an encounter with Chabad and George Rohr.
Full Story, Video

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Dec 5, 2014

As per tradition each year, kids of the Rebbe's Diamond Daveners Minyan in Los Angeles will cast ballots for their elected leaders this Motzei Shabbos. Full Story

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Dec 4, 2014

The Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein and London Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet will be coming full circle next week in Jerusalem. Full Story

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Dec 4, 2014

R' Yoel is comforted by Mazkir Rabbi Leibel Groner, Wednesday

After concluding Shiva mourning after his sister, preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn will take a whirlwind trip.
Full Story

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Dec 4, 2014

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

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Dec 4, 2014

An event marking the end of Shiva for Mrs. Gita Gansburg obm took place at the Machon Chana dorm; Alumnae from around the world remembered their beloved dorm mother at an emotional conference call. Full Story

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Dec 4, 2014

Lauren Elkin, a beloved teacher at the Chabad Preschool in Minnesota known as "Morah Elkin," passed away. Levaya: Today. Full Story

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Dec 4, 2014

Photos: Rochel Spangenthal

For years, the Rebbe was involved in the planning for the Nshei Chabad convention: approving, sometimes even suggesting the theme; this year's convention in Pittsburgh is dedicated to Mrs. Keny Deren obm. Full Story

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Dec 2, 2014

Popular Jewish music star Benny Friedman will release a brand new album, “Kol Haneshama Sheli”. Full Story

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Dec 2, 2014

36 people joined Chabad of Scotland for a genuine Scottish Shabbat with Shluchim Chaim and Sora Jacobs. Full Story

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Dec 1, 2014

Today, 9 Kislev, is both the birth date and yartzeit of the second Lubavitcher Rebbe; chassidim visited his gravesite in northern Ukraine. Full Story, Download

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Nov 30, 2014

In the wake of the tragedy in Har Nof, Israel, Chabad of Hawaii launched a new Women's Institute to inspire Jewish women and girls. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Nov 30, 2014

Children are often at the forefront of chessed organizations in their communities, inspiring others with their energy and enthusiasm, and the mitzvah of bikur cholim is no different. Full Story

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Nov 28, 2014

12 young principals of Chabad schools met in Crown Heights on Sunday to create an association to strategize and plan cooperatively with an eye on the future of Chabad Chinuch. Full Story

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Nov 27, 2014

After three exciting days, the 700-plus young Shluchim in the Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchim camp were treated to the annual Grand Banquet, with surprise guest singer Benny Friedman. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Nov 27, 2014

A moving song and music video about the Rebbe's presence in our lives sung by Eli Marcus debuted at the Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchim camp. Video

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Nov 27, 2014

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

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Nov 27, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn explains the connection between the parsha of Vayeitzei and Tes Kislev, the Mitteler Rebbe’s yahrtzeit. Video

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Nov 27, 2014

Rabbi Avremi and Sheina Zippel have been appointed as the new Program Directors for Chabad of Salt Lake City, Utah. Full Story

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Nov 27, 2014

Israel's Deputy Minister of Education Avi Wortzman attended the Kinus Hashluchim and was hosted by music star Avraham Fried. Full Story

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Nov 27, 2014

After a period of decline, the Levi Yitzchok Library in Crown Heights now offers readers and borrowers thousands of new books. Full Story

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Nov 26, 2014

An overflow crowd gathered in Crown Heights to celebrate the life and achievements of a true baalas chesed, Mrs. Miriam Slater obm. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 26, 2014

Illustration photo by Joe Mabel

The church-going librarian confronted the Jewish teacher in front of the students. What happened next will warm your heart... Full Story

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Nov 26, 2014

Romney at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, CA, March 2014

Will he run a third time? A recent poll shows that Mitt Romney leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters. Full Story, Video

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Nov 26, 2014

In an unapologetic speech at the United Nations, Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor tells European countries: "You failed us in the 1940s, in 1973 and you are failing us again today."
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Nov 25, 2014

Dr. Yoisef Minkowitz, who served as the coordinator of the Rebbe's medical treatment, spoke at a Rosh Chodesh Kislev farbrengen at Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto. Full Story

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Nov 25, 2014

Popular Chassidic star Benny Friedman will headline Soul to Soul's 13th annual concert for the second year, also featuring Israeli singing sensation Chaim Yisrael. Full Story

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Nov 24, 2014

Photos: Maron Photography/COLlive

The "Open Idea Exchange" at the Kinus Hashluchim encouraged the sharing of ideas and relevant topics in an open and informal setting. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 24, 2014

Pittsburgh Nshei Chabad meets to plan the upcoming N'shei Chabad Convention Retreat

Over 100 women are working to plan the upcoming N'shei Chabad Winter Retreat in Pittsburgh, PA, which will include renowned speakers and entertainment. Full Story

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Nov 23, 2014

In a keynote address that was passionate and emotional, British Shliach Rabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov energized the 5775 Kinus Hashluchim banquet. Video

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Nov 22, 2014

An array of chefs, food bloggers and cookbook authors will share tips and recipes at Oholei Torah Chinese Auction women's event. The men's event will feature musical entertainment. Full Story

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Nov 22, 2014

Baby boy to Elimelech & Chana Levy (nee Feldman) - Sydney,  Australia

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Nov 21, 2014

Videos with a special message have returned to Kingston Avenue, this time in three storefront locations. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Nov 21, 2014

Children of Shluchim from around the world are gathered in Crown Heights for their own Kinus, meeting with friends and gaining inspiration. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Nov 21, 2014

A new CD series dedicated by the Duchman family gives a unique overview of the fifty-three chapters of Tanya. Full Story

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Nov 20, 2014

In response to recent terror, Tzivos Hashem has launched a project to encourage children's reciting of Tehillim. Full Story, Video

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Nov 20, 2014

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

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Nov 20, 2014

Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller describes what happened to her son-in-law and 12-year-old grandson, who were victims of the brutal terror attack in Har Nof. Full Story

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Nov 20, 2014

Moms of kids in the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn were treated to an evening with Mrs. Shifra Klein who taught how to prepare "Shabbos in an Hour." Full Story

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Nov 19, 2014

Popular singing group Eighth Day will be performing at the finale of the Chanukah Getaway retreat in Connecticut. Full Story

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Nov 19, 2014

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

The Kinus Hashluchim will begin tonight in Crown Heights. 5 respected businesses are sponsoring the extensive convention coverage on COLlive which will include a team of photographers led by Baruch Ezagui. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 19, 2014

A group of 50 women from Moscow visited various US landmarks, but said their most memorable experience was at a school in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Nov 19, 2014

The 5 things Crown Heights residents look forward to each year when the Kinus Hashluchim convention comes to the neighborhood. Full Story

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Nov 19, 2014

200 women from around the world gathered for a 'Shidduch Conference' in Crown Heights to discuss how to make shidduchim happen. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 19, 2014

Unexpectedly, Apple featured a Chabad video from 2002 as the first Jewish music video on the iTunes section of "Concert Film." Full Story, Video

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Nov 18, 2014

Musical duo Mirele Rosenberger and Rus Devorah Wallen will perform at the 53rd N'shei UBnos Chabad Winter Convention Retreat in Pittsburgh. Full Story

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Nov 17, 2014

Renowned arranger Moshe Laufer has released his third CD of Chabad niggunim featuring singers Yoni Shlomo, Eli Marcus, Simcha Friedman and others. Full Story, Audio

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Nov 16, 2014

Photos: Itzik Roytman

The annual Ten Yad Auction and Performance was held Sunday night at the Razag ballroom in Crown Heights, treating participants to prizes and a musical production. Update: Winners list added. Photos, Winners

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Nov 17, 2014

Stormy weather across Israel caused injuries to at least two people and led to heavy traffic and lightning fires. Full Story, Video

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Nov 16, 2014

A 'four season hub' at Arizona's mountain range is getting a new Chabad building that will serve locals, students and visitors. Full Story

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Nov 16, 2014

Jerusalem's new Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and his staff pray at the Rebbe's Ohel in Queens on Sunday, a month after being elected. Photo

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Nov 16, 2014

Baby boy to Mendel & Leah Blecher - The Woodlands, TX

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Nov 14, 2014

Shabbos Night Live with Rabbi Shmuel Butman: A miraculous story and the first Parsha that mentions the term of Shlichus. Video

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Nov 15, 2014

For one time slot on Thursday, the Kinus is pushing aside all workshops and discussions about finances and programming. Full Story

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Nov 14, 2014

Abrahams Tent by Michoel Muchnik

From the COLlive inbox: A reader asks for the source of the notion that Sarah's tent had bread or challah with a long shelf-life. Full Story

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Nov 13, 2014

Rabbi Manis Friedman, Rabbi YY Jacobson, and singer Sandy Shmuely - along with an indoor water park - are headlining a Shabbos Chanukah Getaway Retreat. Full Story

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Nov 13, 2014

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

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Nov 13, 2014

The Golden Rose synagogue in Dnepropetrovsk, led by Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetsky, is openly supporting the war against Russian rebels. Full Story, Video

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Nov 13, 2014

A memorial event will be held Sunday to remember R’ Yitzchok Ring who passed away on Yom Kippur at the age of 64. Full Story

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Nov 13, 2014

Rabbi Motti Grossbaum of Chabad at Stony Brook in New York with Zeldin

Lee Zeldin, the sole Jewish Republican elected to the U.S. House, stopped by Chabad of Stony Brook, NY, on Election Day. Full Story

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Nov 12, 2014

A masterful painting by Lubavitcher artist Hendel Lieberman, whose work most infrequently appears at public auction, is going for $50,000. Full Story

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Nov 12, 2014

Hundreds of Jews from all walks of life are expected to attend the 14th annual Simxa Shabbaton this Thanksgiving weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, CA. Full Story

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Nov 11, 2014

A group of capable bochurim will lead the "young convention" parallel to the Kinus Hashluchim; they'll be updating on Twitter. Full Story

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Nov 11, 2014

Most stores in Crown Heights don't plan on accepting Apple's new mobile payment service, but some do - including a Mikvah. Full Story, Video

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Nov 11, 2014

Marking Veterans Day, newly elected State Senator Jesse Hamilton came to Crown Heights to honor a Jewish veteran of World War II. Full Story

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Nov 11, 2014

Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, who is battling ALS, appointed a former student as the new Shliach to run Chabad of Temecula in California. Full Story

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Nov 11, 2014

Chabad’s Jewish Women’s Circle of Orange County, NY, directed by Shlucha Chana Burston opened the year with a special birthday event. Full Story

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Nov 10, 2014

Montreal's Chaya Mushka Seminary hosted 400 people to honor its "star" donors and renowned stage performer Dudu Fisher. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 10, 2014

Renowned lecturer Rabbi Manis Friedman and musical son Benny Friedman are teaming up to present a program about niggunim. Full Story

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Nov 10, 2014

Photos: Dovid Margolin

Meet Rabbi Levi Raices who's spent the last 20 years visiting Jews in Ukranian prisons, like Kharkov’s Labor Colony No. 18.
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Nov 9, 2014

A broken hot water pipe caused much damage to the men’s Mikveh of the Miami Semicha Program campus. Full Story

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Nov 9, 2014

Photos by Chana Blumes

Inspired by Yaalili, Gad Elbaz filmed his new music video singing and dancing through aisles of a Brooklyn kosher supermarket. Full Story, Video

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Nov 9, 2014

Klik chocolates are being recalled due to possible bacteria Listeria. Paskez: The ones exported to the USA aren't affected. Full Story

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Nov 6, 2014

Over 10,000 people had the opportunity to mark the recent Jewish holiday thanks to the efforts of the boys of Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami. Full Story

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Nov 5, 2014

Photos: Katie Friedman

On the night before the election, a reporter shadowed Kathleen Rice, running for United States congress. Her final stop of the day? The Rebbe's Ohel in Queens. Full Story

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Nov 5, 2014

Photos: Baruch Ezagui

A large number of family and friends gathered for the completion of a Torah scroll in honor of Rabbi and Mrs. Nissen Mangel of Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 5, 2014

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

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Nov 5, 2014

Photo by Israel Bardugo

Rabbi Shmuel Azimov of Paris, one of the most legendary and successful of the Rebbe's Shluchim, passed away on Wednesday. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 4, 2014

A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress. In NY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been elected for another term. Full Story, Video

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Nov 4, 2014

1000 people heard radio personality Dennis Prager on the topic "Why is Israel So Isolated?" for Chabad of Conejo in California. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 4, 2014

An event will be held to mark the Shloshim of Brana Sheina Deitsch, who passed away a month ago at the age of 72. Full Story, Video

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Nov 3, 2014

Renowned teacher Rabbi Manis Friedman is once again presenting a course for men over the phone about intimacy and relationships. Full Story

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Nov 2, 2014

Photos, Video: Shmuel Lenchevsky

At Agudath Israel of America's Annual Pre-Election Legislative Breakfast, community activists and legislators heard about the challenge of terrorism and its impact on New York City. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Oct 31, 2014

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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Oct 30, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn explains the story of Avraham Avinu, the first Jew, begins when the path has been cleared of personal sentiments. Video

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Oct 30, 2014

Crown Heights activist Avi Lesches was the only frum Jew listed on City & State's NYC 40 Under 40; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand inspired him. Full Story

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Oct 30, 2014

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

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Oct 30, 2014

A researcher from Brazil located the once glorious building of the Lubavitch Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in Otwock, Poland.
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Oct 30, 2014

The Chabad Club at Yeshiva University has expanded their classes and programs to include a Tanya Shiur by Rabbi Shomo Yaffe. Full Story

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Oct 23, 2014

1,000 hachlatos were taken on in memory of R' Moshe Abelsky obm, through a project by Oholei Torah student Chaim Mayzlesh who composed a song for him. Full Story, Video

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Oct 28, 2014

Two bochurim who met in Yeshiva collaborated on a new song titled "Tzoma Nafshi," but not on the familiar Tehillim chapter. Full Story, Audio

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Oct 28, 2014

The inspiring Shabbat under the African sky at at Great Park Shul in Johannesburg had a profound and lasting effect on participants. Full Story

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Oct 27, 2014

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

The Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein will address the gala banquet of the 5775 Kinus Hashluchim in New York.
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Oct 25, 2014

Shabbos Night Live with Rabbi Shmuel Butman: When the Rebbe made two folds in the Tanya. Plus: What is the particular relevance of Lech Lecho to our generation. Video

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Oct 24, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn explains the response to troubling behavior is to focus on the solution without getting caught up in the outrage. Video

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Oct 23, 2014

The first luxury fur show will be coming to Crown Heights Sunday by entrepreneur Shirelle Meer. Full Story

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Oct 23, 2014

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

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Oct 23, 2014

Photos: Gregg Richards

For many years, Japanese photographer Chie Nishio kept photos she took of Crown Heights and the Rebbe to herself -- until today. Full Story

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Oct 21, 2014

Will the Crown Heights Armory on Bedford Avenue be converted into a hotel, business incubator, supermarket or recreation center. Full Story

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Oct 21, 2014

Rabbi Amar (left) and Rabbi Stern * Photo: ch10.co.il

After 11 years, the holy city of Jerusalem elected 2 Chief Rabbis - for the Sephardi and Ashkenazi position - on Tuesday evening. Full Story

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Oct 20, 2014

The worldwide class by Rabbi Yehoshua Gordon will complete the 3 year Rambam study, while preparing for their next project - the Talmud. Full Story

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Oct 20, 2014

Rabbi Feitel Levin illustrating a lung to his students

A Halacha course for Shluchim led by Melbourne posek Rabbi Feitel Levin will explore issues like intermarriage, divorces, autopsies, abortions and more. Full Story

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Oct 20, 2014

7th Grade boys visited Sukkahs around Crown Heights to make a bracha, learn Torah and did Mivtzoim along the way. Full Story

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Oct 20, 2014

A week before his passing in 2010, Rabbi Eliezer Wenger submitted a compilation about shidduchim and marriage. It was published now. Full Story

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Oct 20, 2014

Photos: Shimon Roumani

Diplomats and Congressmen gathered at Chabad's Sukkah in front of the United Nation to express their support for Israel. Full Story

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Oct 19, 2014

After meeting Rabbi Shmuli Brown and hearing about Sukkos, a Muslim Liverpool Universities student came over with a gift. Full Story

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Oct 19, 2014

Rabbi Simon Jacobson in a special post-holiday edition - How to avoid the hangover: What possible message does the post-holiday season have for us? Video

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Oct 15, 2014

1000 people participated Wednesday night in the largest Simchas Beis Hashoeva in Paris with dancing and entertainment. Full Story, Photos

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Oct 14, 2014

Tthe Los Angeles Jewish community once again showed up en masse for the annual Simchas Bais Hashoeva in the streets of Hollywood Sunday, with singer Dovid Gabay. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Oct 14, 2014

Elected officials gathered Tuesday to denounce a recent attack by a group of teens who ransacked Gourmet Butcher deli in Crown Heights. Full Story, Video

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Oct 14, 2014

Many hundreds of Sydney residents turned out to participate in Sukkot celebrations, including a Pizza in the Sukkah event. Full Story

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Oct 14, 2014

Photos: Meir Dahan/COLlive

Elected officials joined Crown Heights residents for a get-together in the sukkah, later joining in the dancing at Simchas Beis Hashoeiva. Full Story, Photos

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Oct 14, 2014

Maccabee's Deli run by a New York-born Chabad Shliach was ranked as one of the top 10 best kosher delis in North America. Full Story, Video

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Oct 13, 2014

Rabbis, dignitaries and public figures gathered for a reception celebrating the Jewish new year at Chabad in Berlin, Germany. Full Story

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Oct 12, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn for Sukkos: The holiday which results in true and complete love for each other. Full Story, Video

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Oct 8, 2014

COLlive.com presents a special Sukkos 2014 Happenings Guide for families in the New York area. Here are the concerts, exhibits, Beis Hashoeiva celebrations and family outings. Full Story

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Oct 7, 2014

Rabbi Fishel Jacobs tells how R' Hershel Backman obm, who passed away this week, changed his life after visiting his college dorm one Sukkos. Full Story

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Oct 7, 2014

A new app brings the topic of Geulah and Moshiach to your phone, including the blessings to be said upon the arrival of Moshiach. Full Story

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Oct 6, 2014

Photos: Maron Photography

A panel on the Rebbe's Torah was given to bochurim in Crown Heights for Tishrei with Rabbis Yankel Chazan, Shmuel Chaim Bluming, Nachman Shapiro and Yonah Avtzon.
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Oct 6, 2014

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

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Oct 6, 2014

Bais Rivka High School marked the Yartzeit of Rebbetzin Chana with special programs including a school-wide Challah bake. Full Story

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Oct 5, 2014

Illustration photo: Mendy Hechtman

The Minhag of reciting one's Kapitel Tehillim is now made easy with Tzivos Hashem's new project in memory of Zev Aryeh Glick, a”h. Full Story

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Oct 5, 2014

How did a clothing company get David Schottenstein to raise $1.2 million in investments after he wasn't interested in the industry. Full Story, Photos

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Oct 5, 2014

Merkos' MyShliach will now offer remote participation to over 2,000 shluchim's children worldwide, in the highly anticipated Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos. Full Story, Video

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Oct 5, 2014

Rabbi Zalmi and Patsonia Lipinski have been appointed as new Shluchim to the Palermo Soho area in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Full Story

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Oct 2, 2014

A Shlucha recalls Yom Kippur with the Rebbe: "The entire area around the Rebbe, the white mizrach wall, seemed to be lit up with a brilliant light that glowed brighter and brighter...as thousands of chassidim below sang with one voice and with one heart." Full Story, Photos

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Oct 2, 2014

A Maftir Yonah fundraiser for Kol Yaakov Yehuda children's minyan in Los Angeles went viral on social media, garnering attention for the great opportunity. Full Story

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Oct 1, 2014

JEM’s interview team has recently returned from a whirlwind trip to South Africa, where they conducted interviews with members of the Jewish community. Full Story

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Sep 30, 2014

50 Jewish students toured cities in Brazil, reliving Jewish history on a trip led by Shliach Rabbi Dovid Weitman. Full Story, Photos

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Sep 30, 2014

Photo: Baruch Ezagui

After the Kinus Hashluchim was wowed by a British speaker 2 years ago, the keynote of the upcoming gala banquet is a Shliach from South London. Full Story

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Sep 30, 2014

JEM presents a beautiful collection of photos of the Rebbe taken on Vov Tishrei through the years. Photos

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Sep 30, 2014

Musician Chony Milecki and singer Benny Friedman once again zoom up to the camera to present a 90 second (if Benny wouldn't keep interrupting) Dvar Torah. Video

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Sep 30, 2014

In honor of Vov Tishrei - 50 years, COLlive.com presents a never before seen letter written by Rebbetzin Chana, which includes new information pertaining to her famous memoirs. Full Story

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Sep 30, 2014

Ahead of the High Holidays, over 750 attorneys and judges attended the 8th Annual Jewish Law Symposium in New Jersey. Full Story

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Sep 29, 2014

Watch a replay of the global farbrengen webcast held in honor of the 50th yartzeit of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson.
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Sep 29, 2014

Photos: Meir Dahan

Tamir Sapir, ranked on Forbes Magazine's list of billionaires and a donor to Chabad, passed away on Rosh Hashana. Full Story

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Sep 28, 2014

Rabbi Pinchos Laibush Hertzel, one of the elder Chasidim and Mashpiim of Chabad in Jerusalem, passed away. Full Story

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Sep 28, 2014

With Sydney shaken up following an aborted terrorist plot, author Rabbi Simon Jacobson's visit took on another dimension. Full Story, Photos, Audio

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Sep 28, 2014

180 women attended a Mega Challah baking event in Piedmont, California organized by Shlucha Shulamis Labkowski. Full Story, Photos

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Sep 24, 2014

When Shabbat occurs immediately following a festival -- as it does this year -- an "eruv tavshilin" must be prepared prior to the festival, so that it should be permitted to prepare food for Shabbat during the festival. Full Story

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Sep 24, 2014

Photo: Mendy Hechtman

Question for the rabbi: if it is so important, why don't we make a brocha on doing teshuva like we do on other mitzvos? Full Story

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Sep 24, 2014

The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos from Erev Rosh Hashana and Kos Shel Bracha. Photos, Video

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Sep 23, 2014

Photos: Meir Dahan/COLlive

Visiting bochurim spending the month of Tishrei in New York have a full program held at 770 Eastern Parkway and at the Rebbe's Ohel. Full Story, Photos

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Sep 23, 2014

Singers Benny Friedman and Eli Marcus in a heartfelt new music video about Chasidim traveling to the Rebbe for Tishrei - whether in Russia or Crown Heights - giving strength for the year ahead. Full Story, Video

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Sep 22, 2014

After a treacherous 1,200 mile drive, relief and volunteers finally reached Rabbi Benny Hershcovich in hurricane-ravaged Cabo San Lucas. Full Story

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Sep 21, 2014

100 people from the Jewish deaf community gathered for a Shabbos meal coordinated by Rabbi Boruch Labkowski and Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff. Full Story

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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.
Full Story

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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."
Full Story, Video

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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.
Full Story, Photos

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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.
Full Story, Photos

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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

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

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

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.
Video

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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