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Stories and reports that have appeared in the media during the past two weeks regarding Chabad-Lubavitch

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4 Arrested in Beating of Chabad Rabbi in Ukraine - JTA

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

Police in Ukraine arrested four suspects, including two teenagers, in the beating of a rabbi in the western city of Zhitomir earlier this month. The suspects in the Oct. 7 beating of Mendel Deitsch, 63, were apprehended Sunday at a bus station in the city, which they planned to flee because they believed that police were closing in on them, according to a report by the MIG News website. The report did not name the suspects, who are aged 40, 21, 16 and 13...

Four Arrested in Brutal Attack on Rabbi in Ukraine - JNS

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

Ukrainian police arrested four suspects Monday in the attack of Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, who was brutally beaten and robbed at a Ukrainian train station in the city of Zhitomir, according to Deitsch, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, was airlifted to Israel following emergency surgery in Zhitomir and remains in serious but stable condition in Tel Hashomer Hospital in Ramat Gan...

Ukraine Arrests 4 Over Brutal Beating of Israeli Rabbi - Times of Israel

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

Ukrainian police arrested four suspects, two of them minors, in connection to the brutal assault of Rabbi Mendel Deitsch in the Ukrainian town of Zhytomyr earlier this month. Deitsch, who serves as Chabad Lubavitch emissary to the former Soviet Union, remains in serious but stable condition at an Israeli hospital after a group of assailants robbed and beat him in the early hours of October 7. According to reports in Ukrainian media, two males and two females from the Carpathian mountain region attacked Deitsch outside Zhytomyr’s main train station, said in a press release...

A Hasidic Rabbi Outside Wrigley Field Teaches Cubs Fans How to Bless Their Team - Chicago Reader

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

...On Sunday afternoon, during the last few hours before sundown and the beginning of Sukkot, he made his rounds outside the ballpark. He had just finished and was ready to dash up to West Rogers Park by the time we finally found each other, but he said it had been a successful day and he had guided many people through the basic Jewish blessings. "Everyone's in a holiday mode," he reported. "It's a good atmosphere." There are no specific prayers in the Jewish liturgy for victory in sporting events. Nor will Kotlarsky say a prayer to vanquish one's enemies...

Jewish Synagogue Opens New Location in Cumming - Forsyth County News - GA

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

The Jewish community in North Georgia now has another place it can call home. Chabad-Lubavitch, the largest Jewish organization in the world, opened up a location in March on Peachtree Parkway in Cumming to serve the region’s growing Jewish population. “The function, the goal of Chabad is there should never be a Jew that’s alone and that wherever there are Jewish people, they deserve to have the infrastructure of community,” Rabbi Levi Mentz said...

Perseverance and Persistence Help Spiritual Growth - Vancouver Courier Vancouver Courier

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

...Since 2007, I have been part of a Torah study group, led by Rabbi Kaplan of Chabad of Vancouver Island. Each week, we read together from the Shulchan Shabbat books, a five-volume set that contains insightful essays based on the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory. The essays we study are directly related to the week’s Torah reading. This week we studied part of Parshah Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1–52). Ha’azinu means, “Listen in”, which seems to me a perfect theme for this time of personal reflection and spiritual goal setting...

Two Israeli Children Killed, 4 Injured in Georgia Jeep Accident - Hamodia

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

...Speaking to Kol Chai radio, Rabbi Meir Kozlovksy, a Chabad shaliach in the Tusheti region of northeast Georgia where the accident occurred, said that he had heard about the incident only on Erev Yom Kippur from a resident of the relatively remote region. “We heard that there had been an accident involving Jews, and at first we thought that it was a small incident, but we later realized that it was actually a much more serious incident. The area where the accident took place is very remote and difficult to get to, although it is popular with many tourists...

Lake Success Students Learn to Make a Shofar - Great Neck Record - Long Island, NY

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

The Jewish High Holidays came alive for students at Lake Success Chabad’s JLE Hebrew School as they participated in a Shofar Factory. At the Shofar Factory, students gained new insights into the history and significance of the shofar, an ancient musical horn, and its role on the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Throughout the presentation, children helped cure, saw, drill and finish a ram’s horn to create a genuine kosher shofar...

Yom Kippur Gives Jews a Chance to Reflect and Repent - Clay Today - Fleming Island, FL

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

...Feldman continued and said the significance is seen in every place of worship, whether it be in the synagogue or the home. “Even for Jews who don’t live their everyday life like this – this is the day when they’re all called out to come,” he said. For many, the holiday is a time to speak to God, but it’s also a time for family and acceptance...

Friendship Circle Connects People With Special Needs - North Shore Now - WI

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

...The group of friends is a non-profit Jewish organization called The Friendship Circle, which is a division of Lubavitch of Wisconsin. For 22-year-old Verkhovykh, their activities give him something to look forward to every week. "He has met a lot of friends through the program," said his mother, Inessa Verkhovykh. "He feels like everyone understands him and supports him, and it makes him be more confident. Without this program, his life would be much different."...

First Annual Grandparents Day Bike-A-Thon - Jewish Press

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

On Sunday, September 11, South Florida residents marked Grandparents Day in a unique and meaningful way. Over 150 people participated in the first annual Grandparents Day Bike-a-thon, with over 50 bikers raising awareness for senior citizens. The first of its kind, the Grandparents Day Bike-a-thon was a celebration honoring the senior community...

Jewish Groups Mobilize to Help Victims of Hurricane Matthew - JNS

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

...Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in communities in North Carolina and Florida prepared disaster plans as soon as evacuations were ordered on Thursday and Friday ahead of the storm. Over the weekend, Chabad volunteers provided Shabbat meals to local residents, makeshift shelters for students, and offered use of a Chabad House generator for those who needed power for medical equipment...

In Hurricane Matthew Aftermath, Jewish Groups Lend a Hand - JTA

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

...Chabad emissaries in U.S. states helped provide assistance to victims, including by using their houses to provide shelter and distributing Shabbat meals and care packages over the weekend to students and residents in Florida...

Madison's Chabad Draws 900 to Jewish Law Symposium - New Jersey Hills

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

Chabad of Southeast Morris County, based at 42 Park Ave. in Madison, drew some 900 attorneys and judges to its 10th annual Jewish Law Symposium, held Monday, Sept. 26, at the Birchwood Manor in the Whippany section of Hanover Township. The symposium featured a panel discussion on the topic, “Law, Medicine and the Right to Decide.” RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky was the featured presenter at the event...

Rabbi Beaten in Ukraine Airlifted to Israeli Hospital - JTA

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

A Chabad rabbi who was severely beaten in a train station in the western Ukrainian city of Zhitomir was airlifted to Israel by emergency medical transport. Rabbi Mendel Deitsch is in serious but stable condition at Tel Hashomer Medical Center near Tel Aviv. He had emergency surgery at a hospital in Zhitomir before being airlifted to Israel. His injuries remain life threatening, according to the Chabad website...

Tefillos Needed for Chabad Rav Brutally Beaten in Ukraine - Hamodia

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

A Chabad rav is in need of tefillos after he was found brutally beaten at a train station in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on Friday. Rabbi Mendel Deutch was found with serious head wounds to his skull. It is believed that he was beaten by a pack of drunkards at the station. The motive for the beating is thus far unclear...

Scholar in Residence Lectures Alongside Yom Kippur Services - Boulder Jewish News - CO

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Glick researches for the Meaningful Life Center, and teaches at Machon L’Yahadus – a women’s seminary in Brooklyn, NY. Rabbi Glick’s short self-produced inspirational videos are featured on a Jewish content website, and enjoyed by thousands on Facebook and other social media outlets. We are excited to bring this young talent with a passion for teaching to our High Holiday services!...

Synagogue Forced by Rockrimmon Fire Into Temporary Location Before Yom Kippur - Colorado Springs Gazette

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

...The synagogue, Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Colorado, is housed in one of several units damaged Monday when a shopping center at West Rockrimmon Boulevard and Delmonico Drive caught fire. Liberow has since relocated the synagogue operations to his home and will hold the upcoming Yom Kippur service at Hotel Eleganté. With the smoke and water damage, the building's owner told Liberow it could be six months - if ever - before the space is usable...

Jewish Synagogue Damaged in Fire, Will Have to Relocate - KKTV 11 News - Colorado Springs, CO

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

A synagogue damaged in a fire -- on the first day of the Jewish new year. It happened Monday in a shopping center near Rockrimmon and Delmonico. There are several Jewish holidays this month, including Yom Kippur next week. The Chabad of Southern Colorado plans to hold that at Hotel Elegante, and are currently searching for other locations to have Sukkot and Simchat Torah...

Colorado Springs Synagogue to Relocate for Yom Kippur After Rosh Hashanah Fire - JNi.Media

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

Chabad of Southern Colorado will hold its Yom Kippur services at the local Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, and are looking for alternative locations for their Sukkot and Simchat Torah, due to extensive fire damage to their synagogue. Rabbi Moshe Liberow told KKTV that last Monday, just minutes before the congregation was to begin Rosh Hashanah services, they heard a loud bang and smelled smoke...