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N. Orlando Celebrates Commencement of First Torah

Florida governor Rick Scott declared Sunday to be “Torah Day.” The proclamation honored the North Orlando Chabad community and the inauguration of the congregation’s first torah dedicated by Zvi and Dawn Shamu and Paul Sebag. Scott “extended greetings and best wishes upon” Rabbi Yanky Majesky and wife Chanshy on their commitment “to bringing the joy of […]

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New Torah Launched for Northern California Town

Over 100 people turned out for the launch of a brand new Torah for the Chabad Jewish Community Center of Folsom, California. Initiated over two years ago by local businessman Mr. Avi Shekarlab, the Community Torah Project was launched with much celebration. Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum, shliach to Folsom, El Dorado Hills and the surrounding region, […]

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The Rebbe and the Holy Land

A glimpse at the loving relationship between the Rebbe, the People and the Land of Israel The Rebbe’s love for the Land of Israel was unequaled. His approach was an enigmatic mix of faith and practical activism: On the one hand, he saw G-d as the ultimate guarantor of Israel’s physical safety. Yet at the […]

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Holy Woman

The road to greatness of Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramerby Sara Yoheved Rigler Visitors streamed to them for guidance and blessings; leading Rabbonim treated them with reverence. Living in a humble shack, poverty clung to them like the dust of the surrounding Jezre’el Valley. Childless themselves, they cared for cast-off children with profound handicaps. By life’s […]

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The House of Rizhin

Chassidus & the Rizhiner Dynastyby Rabbi Menachem Brayer The Holy Rizhiner that is how chassidim referred to Rabbi Yisroel of Rizhin for over 150 years. He was a grandson of the Great Maggid of Mezritch, the successor of the Baal Shem Tov and the man who taught, inspired and guided the founders of the earliest […]

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Small Worlds

First in the Saga of the Jews of Krimskby Allen Hoffman Small Worlds takes place in 1903 and introduces the wondrous rebbe of Krimsk, a small Hasidic settlement in Eastern Europe. The little town of Krimsk is about to observe Tisha B’Av, the calamitous day of mourning marking the destruction of the ancient holy Temple […]

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Journey to Jerusalem

In 1930, a historic visit took place - one that few people thought would ever be possible. Two Torah giants from two continents and two worlds met in an astounding and inspiring display of respect and affection. The gaon and tzaddik Harav Chaim Eluzar Shapira, the Munkacser Rebbe and author of the classic volumes of […]

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Rescuing the Rebbe of Belz: Belzer Chassidus - History, Rescue and Rebirth

With typical modesty, the saintly tzaddik Grand Rabbi Aharon of Belz said, “Every survivor must have been accompanied by malachim (angels) on every side.” If every survivor was saved by angels, the Rebbe was surely escorted by entire companies of angels. Even in an era of holy people, he was revered as someone not of […]

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Holy Woman: The Road to Greatness of Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer

Sara Yoheved Rigler Publisher: Artscroll Visitors streamed to them for guidance and blessings; leading Rabbonim treated them with reverence. Living in a humble shack, poverty clung to them like the dust of the surrounding Jezre’el Valley. Childless themselves, they cared for cast-off children with profound handicaps. By life’s end, Rebbitzen Chaya Sara Kramer, together with […]

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