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Aug 31, 2015

abbi Binyomin Jacobs (Meshulam/Wikipedia)

Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs was advised to avoid traveling international routes since he is "easily identifiable." Full Story


Aug 11, 2015

Photo: JTA

Mendel Segal, known as as "RaBBi-Q" is preparing to oversee the fourth annual Kansas City Kosher BBQ Festival. Full Story


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


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


Oct 25, 2014

Lubavitcher Uri Holtzman was infuriated when the U.S. Consulate referred to the terror attack that killed a baby as an "incident." Full Story


Jul 20, 2014

A mother and daughter, both active in the Jewish community, went to buy shoes and were killed in an explosion in Lugansk, leaving a 4-year-old orphan. Full Story


Apr 20, 2014

The main shul of Nikolayev was firebombed early Shabbos morning in yet another assault on Ukrainian Jews. Full Story, Video


Mar 4, 2014

4 unidentified Arab men savagely beat a 28-year-old Lubavitcher in a Paris Metro train, telling him "you have no country." Full Story


Feb 26, 2014

Mrs. Devorah Halberstam with Ex NYPD Commisioner Ray Kelly

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


Feb 24, 2014

2 days after being accused of supporting the Kremlin, a Chabad shul in Ukraine was hit by firebombs; Attack was captured on camera. Full Story, Video


Jan 30, 2014

Photos: Israel Bardugo

The largest-ever delegation of Knesset members visited Auschwitz, joined by Congress people and the Krakow Shliach.
Full Story, Photos, Video


Dec 5, 2013

A Chabad rabbi recalls the day when South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, who died today, was released from prison. Full Story, Video


Oct 3, 2013

An anti-bris resolution was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Full Story


Sep 3, 2013

Ukrainian nationalists are set to protest against them, but at least Chabad is giving a warm welcome to Uman pilgrims. Full Story, Photos


Aug 27, 2013

A $5 million, 37,000 square-feet community center build by Chabad in Siberia is impressive even by Western standards.
Full Story, Photos


Aug 14, 2013

Left, Tzvi Bogomilsky * Photo: Baruch Ezagui

Tzvi Bogomilsky of Florida has donated a new kitchen the size of a basketball court in Uman, ahead of the visit by tens of thousands who will visit during Tishrei. Full Story


Jul 11, 2013

Shliach Rabbi Yossi Rubin says L'Chaim on He'Brew beer with owner Jeremy Cowan at the opening of Shmaltz Brewing's facility in Clifton Park, NY. Photos


Jun 16, 2013

Responding to criticism, Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar accuses the 'delegation' for mishandling the release efforts of the Schneerson Archive. Full Story


Apr 24, 2013

Israel's Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger in his office in Jerusalem

Israel's Chief Rabbinate issued a letter to a Berlin Shliach Yehudah Teichtal upholding the importance of a metzitzah b'peh. Full Story


Apr 22, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new ally in the fight against a long held Jewish tradition: Moscow Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt. Full Story


Apr 14, 2013

Berlin Shliach Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal is being targeted after holding a personal simcha and fulfilling a long-held Jewish custom. Full Story, Video


Apr 8, 2013

Photo: Sophia Piellusch / US Department of Defense

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a friend of Israel despite a rocky relationship with Menachem Begin, has died. She honored the Rebbe's "inspiration." Full Story, Video


Mar 12, 2013

8 Torah scrolls were donated to the Maor center in S. Petersburg within 5 years alone - thanks to Rabbi Benzion Lipsker. Full Story, Photos


Sep 27, 2012

Need to motivate your husband to help at home? Show him this class by Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of Online Smicha.


Sep 23, 2012

Close to 80 Danish Jews travelled to Malmo, Sweden in solidarity with the city's Jewish community and in protest of anti-Semitic attacks there. Full Story


Sep 14, 2012

At a Rosh Hashanah reception, Vice President Joe Biden singled out 2 Chabad rabbis and remembered their simcha.
Full Story


Aug 6, 2012

Estonia is looking for change its policy allow shechita of animals in its country. Chabad Shliach and Chief Rabbi Shmuel Kot is already on the case. Full Story


Aug 2, 2012

Can you guess who is the missing person on the left and where this was taken?

A video shown at the Siyum Hashas noted the work of Daf Yomi promoter R' Chaskel Besser OBM, with a small omission. UPDATE: The producer CJ Kramer responds. Full Story, Video


Jul 4, 2012

Hungarian nationalist party leader Gabor Vona challenged Shliach Rabbi Shlomo Koves to a debate. UPDATE: "I'm not giving them a platform... they make people hate me," Koves stated. Full Story


Jul 4, 2012

In an Independence Day message, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked "all that America has done for Israel."


Jun 8, 2012

Rabbi Shemtov seated on right with the booklet in this official White House photo

At a meeting with President Barack Obama, Shliach Rabbi Levi Shemtov brought a booklet that people often ask about.
Full Story


May 22, 2012

With the groundbreaking translation to English of his Gemara, Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael (Steinsaltz) was profiled on PBS TV channel. Full Story, Video


May 22, 2012

COLlive's report about Trader Joe's Chocolate Chips becoming dairy became a sensation. Now OK Kosher head Rabbi Don Yoel Levy speaks out. Full Story


Apr 2, 2012

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, representing the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, was ranked #2 on Newsweek's list of America's most influential rabbis. Full Story


Mar 21, 2012

Photos: Shmulik Sofer / COLlive

The four kedoshim of the Toulouse attack were buried in Jerusalem in a heartbreaking ceremony attended by thousands and Chabad Shluchim. Full Story, Photos, Video


Feb 20, 2012

Chanina Sperlin of Crown Heights (L) speaks with Jack Lew

Not withstanding differences of opinion about Israel, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew was invited to visit Crown Heights.
Full Story

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Nov 15, 2011

Hundreds of Jewish residents commemorated 70 years since the Rovno Massacre at memorial events around Rovno, Ukraine on Monday. Kaddish was led by Shliach Rabbi Shneur Schneersohn. Full Story


Oct 30, 2011

Two Arizona Chabad Houses have received grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase security. Full Story


Oct 9, 2011

At a reception for Jewish leaders, Vice President Joe Biden agreed to discuss the case of Jonathan Pollard. Chabad shliach Rabbi Levi and Nechama Shemtov were there.
Full Story


Oct 4, 2011

Chabad Rabbi Berel Grunblatt puts tefillin on me in Reykjavik's Eymundsson bookstore. (Courtesy of Rabbi Berel Pewzner)

Bochurim Berel Pewzner and Berel Grunblatt are spending the High Holidays in Reykjavik, Iceland, and are having a profound affect on local residents. Full Story


Oct 3, 2011

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (C) in an archive image

Payback time: Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is holding back $200 million of Palestinian aid as "punishment."
Full Story


Sep 28, 2011

The Chabad establishment renewed a push to evict the Gabboim from controlling the main shul of 770 Eastern Parkway. Full Story


Sep 12, 2011

News roundup: Palestinians claim President Obama promised them a state; Liberal group J Street surprisingly opposes statehood; But the Russians do; And a giant flag in Brussels is trying to sway the European Union. Full Story


Aug 17, 2011

State Department archive photo by Michael Gross

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a request by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to apologize to Turkey.
Full Story


Aug 10, 2011

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed peace and security issues a day after the State Department reprimanded Israel on new housing in Jerusalem. Full Story


Jul 11, 2011

Bloomsbury Shliach Yisroel Lew with a student at a Chabad on Campus event

With anti-Semitism and assimilation on the rise, David Slager will help Chabad reach out to Jewish students in Northern Europe. Full Story


Jun 7, 2011

The backer of a ballot measure to ban circumcision in S. Monica has dropped the effort. Now it's San Francisco's turn to do the same.
Full Story


May 27, 2011

Barroso, Obama, Sarkozy, Harper, Kan, Merkel, & Cameron at the G8 * White House photo

One leader at the G8 summit demanded that a reference to Israel's 1967 border line be omitted from the joint statement. Hint: It was not President Barack Obama. Full Story


May 17, 2011

Among the 300 invitees to the White House reception for the Jewish Heritage Month was Rabbi Avraham Shemtov whom President Barack Obama warmly greeted and listened to. Full Story, Photos, Video


Apr 27, 2011

In early 1944, when the horrors of Hitler's death machine was becoming known to the world, a propaganda film was made showing the camps as a paradise for its Jewish inmates. Full Story, Video


Apr 17, 2011

Thousands attended the Fogel family funeral

Two teenage Palestinians from the West Bank have been arrested in the brutal murders of five members of the Fogel family. Full Story


Apr 13, 2011

Disturbing implications of the Conservative Movement's "Magen Tzedek," and its little known role in the Rubashkin disaster.
Full Story


Feb 1, 2011

Following Gennady Bogolubov's new gift to shluchim worldwide, we received photos of his grandest project yet: the largest Jewish center in the world. Full Story, Photos


Jan 24, 2011

Chabad Shliach Shea Deitsch who responded to the terror bombing at Moscow's busiest airport described a "horrifying scene." Full Story


Dec 2, 2010

A 20-foot Menorah was lit at Germany's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday. "We feel that there are 6 million Jewish souls looking down on us in heaven," said Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal. Full Story, Photos


Sep 29, 2010

"Fractured Bubble," by Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan of Long Island City, N.Y., was the winner of the Sukkah City architectural competition in Manhattan.

A Sukkah competition held in New York this week is set to go nationwide next year. Full Story


Sep 8, 2010

The Vice President (L) with Rabbi Levi and Nechama Shemtov, Tuesday

Vice President Joe Biden hosted Shliach Levi Shemtov and his wife Nechama at a pre-Rosh Hashanah reception.
Full Story


Sep 5, 2010

New Zealand's earthquake razed part of the roof of Shliach Mendel Goldstein's dining room while the family was sleeping.
Full Story


Aug 25, 2010

Singer Yoni Zigelbaum as a hot shot in a promo for ULY

Of the 12 Jewish schools currently in the top 20 of the Kohl's Cares competition, 8 are Chabad-Lubavitch, JTA reports.
Full Story, Video


Jun 6, 2010

New Zealand has banned shechita, the kosher slaughter of animals. Rabbi Moshe Gutnick, acting president of the Organization of Rabbis of Australia, says he will be doing everything possible for a reversal. Full Story


Jun 5, 2010

Foreman (R) enters the Stadium with the Israeli flag and the Rebbe's voice

Orthodox Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman entered the ring Saturday night at Yankee Stadium to the voice of the Rebbe singing Tzama Lecha Nafshi. Full Story, Photos


Jun 4, 2010

Rubashkin (center left) talks to his defense attorneys at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday

Yated writer Debbie Maimon gives the full run-down how the "child-labor" case against Sholom Rubashkin was reduced. Full Story


May 13, 2010

astronaut Garrett Reisman

Jewish astronaut Garrett Reisman will bring the Jewish Heritage Month presidential proclamation into space. Full Story


Mar 18, 2010

Sentencing for former Agriprocessors official Sholom Rubashkin has been set for April 28. Full Story


Feb 23, 2010

Who's the President of Ukraine didn't matter much to Rabbi Moshe Kolesnik. At least anti-Semitic acts are down, he says. Full Story

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Feb 19, 2010

Lubavitch Center in Washington, DC, played host to a private dinner for a visiting foreign dignitary - until the guest tweeted. Full Story, Photos


Jan 2, 2010

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia is reinstating an anti-Semitism hotline, connecting victims with lawyers. Full Story


Dec 24, 2009

Rabbi Levi Shemtov of American Friends of Lubavitch is credited with much of the Jewish activity this past week in Washington, DC, writes Jewish news agency JTA. Full Story, Photos


Dec 13, 2009

Photos by Israel Bardugo

The National Menorah on the ellipse of the White House was lit Sunday in Washington, DC, by Rahm Emanuel.
Full Story, Photos, Video


Dec 11, 2009

"It's an overblown latke," Shliach Rabbi Levi Shemtov told the New York Times about a feverish debate over the size of the guest list for the White House Chanukah party. Full Story

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Dec 3, 2009

Yated Ne'eman: Nothing exposes the government's flawed, overzealous prosecution of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin as much as the prosecution's decision to drop all 72 immigration charges. Full Story


Nov 19, 2009

President Barack Obama at a briefing with his staff * by Pete Souza / White House

The number of invitations to the White House Chanukah 5770 party is set to shrink to half of last year's. But Chabad Rabbi Levi Shemtov says complaints are "very inappropriate." Full Story


Nov 3, 2009

An article about American Jewish Sephardim on a Muslim site claims: "The Dubai government brought Chabad representatives and other groups with their own ethnocentric perspective on the East." Full Story


Oct 15, 2009

Photos: Henry Benjamin - JWire

Our Big Kitchen in Sydney, run by the Yeshiva Center, received halal certification Wednesday night in the presence of New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees, who learned to make challah during his visit. Full Story


Sep 21, 2009

Pittsburgh Lubavitcher Billy Rudolph and boxer Dmitri Salita will be on the judging panel of the Jewish Heroes contest. UJC's Andy Neusner to COLlive: We are not anti Chabad.
Full Story


Sep 8, 2009

Rebbetzin Sofya Kogan, dedicated wife of legendary Leningrad Tzadik Rabbi Yitzchak Kogan, passed away suddenly. She was 65. "We all respected and admired her," a former student told COLlive. Full Story


Aug 23, 2009

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes revealed his Jewish ancestry during a concert at a Sydney synagogue. A meeting with Rabbi Levi Wolff has led to this discovery. Full Story, Photos, Video


Aug 22, 2009

4Wall and JInsider released the Jewish Internet Metric Study, finding the word "Chabad" a monthly volume of 218,603 and a rise of 21% in the last four years. Reform Judaism fell 66%. Full Story


Aug 21, 2009

Early Friday morning, four laborers affixed a disputed plaque on Lubavitch World Headquarters, which in the past instigated a heated court case. Full Story


Aug 18, 2009

Allegations of anti-Semitism surfaced recently about a 2004 FBI sting that entrapped two Jewish members of AIPAC with charges of espionage. There are disturbing similarities to the government’s case against Sholom Rubashkin, writes Debbie Maimon in the Yated. Full Story


Aug 1, 2009

Postville City's former Lubavitch Council member Aaron Goldsmith teamed up with University of Iowa sociologists Mark Grey and Michele Devlin to pen the 155-page book "Postville, U.S.A.: Surviving Diversity in Small-Town America" Full Story


Jul 25, 2009

Yael Kaner, a Lubavitcher working as a kosher supervisor at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown, Maryland, says it's about time women got their due. Full Story


Jul 22, 2009

The conservative website Commentary says Rabbi Levi Shemtov's remarks at a Capitol Hill meeting were "a dig at the left-wing groups." But Brit Tzedek's Steve Masters says the opposite is true. Full Story


Jul 14, 2009

JTA's Moscow correspondent reports about the ongoing saga of the 'Schneerson Archive' seized by Russian authorities. Interviewed are Harvard University expert Patricia Grimsted, lawyer Marshall Grossman and rabbis Abraham Shemtov, Berel Lazar and Eliezer Zaklikovsky. Full Story


Jun 3, 2009

Rabbi Friedman speaks to bochur in Crown Heights * Yossi Percia / COLlive

Chabad Rabbi Manis Friedman is seeking to clarify remarks in which he renounced “Western morality” and seemed to call on Israel to massacre Palestinian civilians. Friedman said, “I apologize for any misunderstanding the words printed in my name created.” Full Story


May 27, 2009

Rabbi Feldman and Harry Triguboff at a recent dinner

Australia's BRW magazine's Rich 200 list published this week lists property mogul and Chabad Sydney donor Harry Triguboff at $2.85 billion. He is a longstanding supporter of the Yeshiva Center in Sydney, headed by Head Shliach Rabbi Pinchas Feldman. Full Story


May 17, 2009

Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch

Mike Massimino, one of the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis is carrying a mezuzah with him to honor the life of the first Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon OBM.
Full Story


May 7, 2009

“This is a milestone to Jewish life in Montana and is totally beyond our expectations,” said Chavie Bruk, co-director with her husband Chaim of Chabad-Lubavitch of Montana. Full Story


Apr 28, 2009

The last remaining Jewish Republican in the U.S. Senate Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that he switched his party affiliation to Democrat. His might give Democrats a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority. Full Story

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Apr 19, 2009

COLlive is concluding its reportage of the historic, once in 28 years, Birchas Hachama preformed Erev Pesach. As leaders of the Lubavitch media, COLlive featured reports, photos, audio and video from close to 40 locations worldwide, from New Zealand, The Congo and Israel, through 770 and the Ohel to a mountaintop in Banff, Canada, and Stephen Colbert's show. Full List


Apr 17, 2009

The first White House Seder on Thursday night, April 9, 2009 * White House photo by Pete Souza

While he himself did not attend the Pesach Seder President Barack Obama held at the White House, Chabad Shliach in Washington, DC, Rabbi Levi Shemtov says, "We've come a long way, chevra." Full Story


Apr 6, 2009

Bobbie King, 72, was teaching English to adult students Friday at the American Civic Association when a gunman burst into her classroom and killed her and 12 others. Rivkah Slonim first met her at a 1985 Hadassah dinner shortly after her arrival in Binghamton. Full Story


Apr 6, 2009

New Zealand Chabad walk the streets

New Zealand's Jews will be the first in the world to recite Birchas Hachama. Shliach Rabbi Mendel Goldstein of Canterbury told JTA that Chabad is coordinating several ceremonies across the island nation at 8 a.m. local time Wednesday. Full Story


Apr 1, 2009

Rabbi Moshe Gutnick, a prominent Sydney rabbi took his cash-strapped Orthodox synagogue to court over a vote to lay him off. Full Story


Mar 31, 2009

Jewish cemetery in Uzhgorod, inset: Rabbi Mendel Teichman * Photo: Flickr

Rabbi Mendel Teichman, the chief rabbi for the city of Uzhgorod, on the country’s border with Slovakia, had come across an open area with no fence and no headstones in the local Jewish cemetery recently. Full Story


Mar 31, 2009

Shmurah matzah prices in the New York area are up slightly this Passover, the JTA reports. The least expensive? From D & T Shmura Bakery in Crown Heights, at $18.50 per pound. Full Story


Mar 30, 2009

Remember how Elie Wiesel and his foundation lost millions to Bernard Madoff? Well, an e-mail campaign has helped recoup, to this point, a small fraction. Full Story


Mar 17, 2009

Leviev with friends in Berlin * Archive photo: Meir Dahan

Russia's Jewish billionaires lost more than two-thirds of their wealth in 2008, according to figures released by Forbes magazine. Lev Leviev, for years the largest donor to education programs in the former Soviet Union, has lost more than two-thirds of his $4.5 billion fortune. Full Story


Mar 14, 2009

Two Chabad Shluchim in Russia may have had their visas revoked for "racial and discriminatory" reasons, according to the Rabbinical Center of Europe. In a statement to the JTA, the group formally asked Russian authorities to investigate why rabbis Yisroel Silberstein and Zvi Hershcowitz lost their visas. Full Story


Mar 6, 2009

Archive photo by Mendy Lewis/COLlive

Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch has formed the Chabad-Lubavitch Security Commission, a 24 hour service assisting Chabad Shluchim on security and anti-terror matters. In the awake of Mumbai, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky said he was in touch with officials at the U.S. State Department and the FBI. Full Story


Mar 3, 2009

Jewish leaders called on Ukrainian authorities to press charges against a politician for inciting ethnic hatred. Sergey Kirichenko, a member of the Union of Left Powers and member of Kherson City Council, of systematic anti-Semitic propaganda, says Shliach Rabbi Yosef Wolf, chief rabbi of Kherson. Full Story

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Feb 26, 2009

Unidentified vandals damaged a monument erected in in the southern Ukrainian city of Nikolayev in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who was born there. "We are not sure who did it," Rabbi Shlomo Gottlib, Shliach and chief rabbi of Nikolayev said. Full Story


Feb 22, 2009

Three weeks after COLlive first reported, JTA writes: It seems that, the de facto global publicity arm of Chabad-Lubavitch, is having some financial difficulty. "Some of our largest donations were canceled due to the economic crisis. we’ve had to make some painful cuts," Director Zalman Shmotkin said. Full Story


Feb 18, 2009

Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg, whose son Rabbi Gavriel and daughter-in-law Rivka were murdered in Mumbai, was honored Tuesday night at a gala dinner with 1,500 guests hosted by Chabad-Lubavitch in Sydney. Full Story


Feb 14, 2009

Police disperse opposition protest in Baku, 2006 * Turan

Chabad Rabbi Meir Bruk of Azerbaijan denounced reports of orchestrated attacks on Jews by the PanArmenian news agency. He called it a concerted campaign to drive a wedge between Israel and Azerbaijan. Full Story


Feb 5, 2009

During a ceremony to memorialize the Holocaust in Sao Paulo, Chabad Shliach Rabbi Dovid Weitman thanked the president Lula da Silva for his ongoing support in the fight against anti-Semitism and called for intensified enforcement. Full Story

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Jan 28, 2009

Mr. Eduardo Elsztain

At Monday's 13th Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress in Jerusalem, Mr. Eduardo Elsztain was named Chairman of the Board of Governors. Mr. Elzstain, a real estate developer in Argentina, is a long time friend of Chabad-Lubavitch and president of Chabad of Argentina.
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Jan 25, 2009

Photo error

An expected surge in anti-Semitism for 2009 was predicted in a report released Sunday by the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism, the official Israeli forum against anti-Semitism. 250 anti-Semitic attacks were reported throughout the world during Israel's military operation in Gaza. Full Story

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Jan 18, 2009

An explosive device was found at the entrance of the Chabad House in Florence on Shabbos, but was not reported until Motzei Shabbos. Full Story


Jan 10, 2009

Top left, Governor Paterson addresses a pro-Israel rally, today.

New York Governor David Paterson addressed more than 8,000 people at a rally outside the Israeli Consulate in New York in support of Israel. About anti-semitism in the wake of the Gaza attack, Paterson said, "This kind of anger and hatred spreads like a disease, and there's no place for hate in the Empire State." Full Story, Photos


Jan 7, 2009

A synagogue in Toulouse was attacked this week * Photo: Skynews

Attacks on Jews in Britain and Europe are rising as Israel continues to fight Hamas in Gaza. In Britain, incidents include an arson attempt on a London synagogue and an attack on a Jewish man. In Paris, a Jewish girl was beaten by schoolmates who claimed revenge for Israel's offensive in Gaza. Full Story


Jan 6, 2009

Magistrate Judge Jon S. Scoles in the Electric Park Ballroom Courtroom

Nearly eight months later, Magistrate Judge Jon Scoles's denial of bail to Sholom Rubashkin has drawn the attention of several national Jewish organizations and provided those who see anti-Semitic motives in the government's behavior with their best ammunition. "It really boils down, if you are a Jew, special rules apply to you," Rubashkin attorney Guy Cook told JTA. Full Story


Dec 10, 2008

Will money raised go to increase security? Photo: SWAT team at 770 (Meir Dahan, COLlive)

In the weeks since the Mumbai terrorist attack, Chabad has conducted an orchestrated marketing and public relations campaign. Within a week they had raised about $1 million through Should these funds go to more security for Chabad centers? More


Dec 4, 2008

"As you mourn and remember those we lost, you should know that so many Americans share your grief and pain." President-elect Barack Obama writes in a letter of condolences to Chabad of Chicago's memorial event for the murder of Mumbai Shluchim. Full Letter


Nov 28, 2008

HASHEM YINKOM DOMOM: Chabad and Jewry worldwide are mourning the untimely passing of the Rebbe's Shluchim to Mumbai, India, Rabbi Gavriel and Mrs. Rivka Holtzberg HYD, who were murdered by terrorists in cold blood. Full Story


Nov 25, 2008

The public offering on Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin’s behalf is all the more noteworthy because it comes at a time of tremendous uncertainty for Postville's Jews. The shutdown of Agriprocessors has had deep consequences. "People for the first time are going on food stamps and Medicaid and unemployment," Rashi Raices said. Full Story


Nov 23, 2008

Rabbi Koves and Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger meet government officials

Chabad Rabbi Shlomo Koves dismissed the new Hungarian Jewish Congress as "a mere PR trick pretending to form an all-encompassing umbrella organization to represent the whole community." He said that in order to protect itself from criticism, the local Jewish federation came up with the idea of the new organization. Full Story

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Nov 20, 2008

Chabad in Russia is facing an acute financial crisis that has slashed budgets and left the region’s schools scrambling to stay afloat. Accounts of the depth vary, but everyone agrees that benefactor Lev Leviev has been forced to dramatically scale back funding. "They are not giving up," Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar told JTA. Full Story

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Nov 16, 2008

Chabad Rabbi Yisroel Silberstein of the major Russian city Vladivostok was beaten and robbed near his home on Nov. 13. A man hit him on the head three times and stole his laptop. Full Story


Nov 6, 2008

DC Shliach Rabbi Levi Shemtov (l) with President-elect Barack Obama

EXCLUSIVE: Chabad's man in DC Rabbi Levi Shemtov has worked diligently to defy stigmas and misconceptions about Orthodox Jews. After the historic win of Barack Obama, a possibility some were wary of, Shemtov is confident with his connectivity in the new political environment. "Many of the new players are friends of ours." Full Story


Nov 5, 2008

Berlin police have arrested two teenagers in connection with an attack on a van carrying the local Shliach Rabbi Yudi Teichtal and several bochurim. The suspects, 16- and 18-year-old males, both come from families that immigrated to Germany, and at least one has roots in Lebanon. More


Oct 23, 2008

Rabbi Yossi Brackman and Obama meet outside the Chabad Jewish Center on 57th Street in Chicago, Aug. 2004

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is making significant gains among Jews, according to two new polls. An October tracking poll by Gallup found him leading Republican John McCain among registered Jewish voters by a margin of 74-22 percent Full Story


Oct 23, 2008

Revelers celebrate Simchat Torah in Moscow's Marina Roscha, Oct. 21, 2008 * by Grant Slater

Across Moscow, Russian Jews poured into synagogues to celebrate the pinnacle of the October holidays with the dancing and singing cacophony of Simchas Torah, a holiday that resonated even during the decades of Soviet oppression Full Story


Oct 16, 2008


Canada's stridently pro-Israel prime minister Stephen Harper won re-election this Tuesday. Thousands of Jewish voters were forced to cast ballots at advance polls, as the election took place on the first day of Sukkos Full Story


Oct 12, 2008

Famous constructivist building in Moscow now houses The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

Billionaire art collectors, socialites and gallery directors were among the guests at the recent opening of The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow. But there was an unusual addition to the champagne-sipping crowd: Chassidic Jews Full Story

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Oct 12, 2008

Rabbi Levi Brackman, author of the new book "Jewish Wisdom for Business Success," has a hard time attracting attention from any media outlets, despite their provocative title. The big exception: Christian radio Full Story


Oct 10, 2008

Rabbi Hecht talks to the press * Photo by Eli Kahn/COL

New York City police are investigating threatening e-mails sent to a Brooklyn Rabbi Shea Hecht, allegedly sent as part of a campaign to protest Kapparos Full Story

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Oct 8, 2008

Chabadniks wrapping tefillin around men's arms isn't unusual. But it's less familiar when the setting is the Northern State Prison in Newark, New Jersey - and the pupils are convicts Full Story


Oct 3, 2008

Chabad's new center in Dnepropetrovsk, at nearly 400,000 square feet, would perhaps be the largest Jewish community center in the world Full Story


Sep 9, 2008

A Jewish Democratic leader says he will decline invitations to future Chabad-Lubavitch events in Washington because of its "partisan activities" Full Story

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Aug 28, 2008

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain appealed to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to support his presidential run n In a conference call with some 40 Shluchim, he said: believe this is going to be a tough race" Full Story

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