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It was a swaying ocean of black-hatted men and yeshiva students, serenading the rebbe with lovely niggunim.

A Chanukah Thank-You To Ed Koch

11/26/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I was listening to the radio the day Ed Koch passed away in February, when I heard a recording of the former New York City Mayor answering a reporter’s question about how he would like his epitaph to read.

Ed Koch, seen here in a video supporting Barack Obama, supported menorahs in public places.

Devorah Krinsky, Wife Of Lubavitcher Rebbe's Secretary, Dies

Born into prominent U.S. Chabad family, Krinsky was wife of movement's public face.
11/25/2012 - 19:00

Devorah Krinsky, wife of Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky—the current public face of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidic movement and former secretary to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson -- passed away Nov. 23 after a brief illness. She was 74.

Born into a prominent founding family of the Chabad movement in the U.S., Krinsky was among the first women to study at Beth Rivkah, the Lubavitch girls’ school, in the 1940s.

Devorah Krinsky. Chabad

MPB Fight Unites Ultra-Orthodox And Ultra-Ultra-Orthodox

10/24/2012 - 20:00

Buoyed by the city Board of Health's agreement to delay implementing its consent decree on metitza b'peh (MBP) while a lawsuit is pending, a group of plaintiffs held a press conference earlier this week to galvanize support. (Our invitation must have been caught in the Spam folder.)

Chabad's Social Media Success

Chabad Lubavitch has always been out in front when it comes to using the Internet for publicity. Back in the 90's, Chabad took full advantage of the virtual communities on America Online (AOL) and then launched some of the most impressive websites once everyone migrated to the Web. For years, Chabad has been a strong force in Cyberspace with "Ask the Rabbi" websites, online distance learning, and viral videos.

The "Recovery Rabbi" Yisrael Pinson uses Twitter to fulfill his mission.

Russia Ordered to Return Documents to Chabad

08/04/2010 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A U.S. court ruled that the Russian Federation must return sacred documents to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.

Last week’s ruling by the Washington, D.C., District Court, which was filed Wednesday, came after over 5 1/2 years of legal proceedings to recover documents seized by the Russian government during World War II.

The Russian government was ordered to hand over the documents to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow or to Chabad officials.

Pilgrimís Progress

06/17/1999 - 20:00
Associate Editor
The June morning is perfumed with freshly mown grass in front of Cape Cod homes near the Queens-Nassau line. The lawns are dark green from being watered, and the sidewalks are dark from the water, too. The streets are wide, quiet. The sun beats down on the borderline of summer. The rebbe of Lubavitch sleeps in the Old Montefiore Cemetery that begins where the backyards end. It doesnít much look like a chasidic holy site, but neither does the Congo, Marrakech, Katmandu, Mexico, Connecticut or Shanghai, and there are Lubavitchers now in all of them.
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