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Chabad-Lubavitch in the Media

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

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First New Hebrew-German Prayer Book in 100 Years Published on Yom HaShoah - Forward

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

The first new Hebrew-German Jewish prayer book in over a century was unveiled in Berlin on Monday to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. The prayer book, called Tehillat Hashem, contains over 1,400 pages and took four years to write, according to Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, the book’s publisher and the Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to the German capital...

New Program Offers Free Mezuzot To Jewish College Students - Miami's Community Newspapers - FL

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

...All a student has to do is visit, request a mezuzah & pick it up together with a set of instructions. The project launch coincides with Yom Hashoah, when we remember the six+ million who were killed in the Holocaust. “It’s a Mitzvah that connects young Jews with Jews of yesteryear and sets as a reminder of the rich heritage we were gifted” explains Rabbi Moishe Kievman of Chabad Chayil, the organization overseeing the project...

Marking Holocaust Remembrance: New Jewish Prayerbook With German Translation Published in Berlin - Ynet

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“Publishing this prayerbook is also our way of announcing the opening of a new Jewish publishing house in Germany,” said Rabbi Teichtal. The next stage is for Juedisches to print other foundational Jewish works. Presently, it is working to publish a Book of Psalms with German translation, and to date, approximately one-third of the job is already complete. It was published in conjunction and with the permission of Kehot, an American publishing house...

Soul Center Art show - Photos - Detroit Jewish News - MI

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

On March 16, the Farber Soul Center in West Bloomfield had an opening for an exhibition by artists working at the center. Many of the artists were on hand to discuss their work with the many visitors who came to look — and perhaps purchase. The work will be up until the end of May. The Soul Center and the Soul Cafe are part of Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield, which works to provide every individual with special needs the support, friendship and inclusion they deserve.

An Uplifting Bat Mitzvah Celebration - Sun Sentinel/Jewish Journal - FL

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Volunteers from the organization Friendship Circle Miami also helped with the dancing and a crafts project. Rabbi Mendy Dechter of Friendship Circle Miami said while interviewed at the party, "Chava has been a very active member of Friendship Circle since she was a young girl and Chava has the unique ability to impact all those around her, not only her immediate circle of friends, but the community as a whole." Chava's friends from Friendship Circle and school attended the party...

U of I Students Spend Spring Break in Berlin - JUF

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

Eighteen Jewish students-a number fittingly equaling chai, or life, in Jewish Gematria-from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign traveled to Berlin for a weeklong Alternative Spring Break in March. Led by Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, co-director of Illini Chabad, the ASB students found a thriving Jewish community in Berlin, and experienced Jewish pride in a place they thought unlikely. Upon arriving in Berlin, Tiechtel led the students in dancing at the Berlin airport, singing "Am Yisrael Chai"-"the people of Israel live."...

Chabad Service Tonight for Rabbi Who Died of Injuries Suffered in Attack - Palm Beach Daily News - FL

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

A special Shabbat will take place at 7 p.m. today in memory of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch, the uncle of Rabbi Zalman Levitin, leader of The Chabad House in Palm Beach. Mr. Deitsch died Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Shabbat of Passover, in Jerusalem. He was 64. Rabbi Deitsch had been in a coma since Oct. 8, 2016, when he was injured in an anti-Semitic attack in the central train station in the city of Zhitomir, Ukraine, said Rabbi Levitin. He was airlifted to a hospital in Israel and underwent surgeries. Four suspects were arrested in the beating and robbery...

Chaya Mushka: The Rebbetzin - Jewish Press

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

...As they were not blessed with children, Chaya Mushka’s great love for them found expression in her embracing of all children in her community. Once, when a child visiting her house asked her, “Where are your children?” She answered, “The Chassidim are my children.”...

Teen Arrested in Beating of Brooklyn Synagogue Caretaker With Garden Tool - WABC-TV

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

A 16-year-old has been arrested in the robbing and beating of the caretaker at a Brooklyn synagogue over the weekend. Dieuverson Caille was charged with burglary, grand larceny, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property in connection with the Sunday afternoon break-in and assault...

Friendship Circle Thanks Teen Volunteers - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

The Friendship Circle will host a Celebration of Friendship & Inspiration honoring its teen volunteers, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Graduating volunteers will present the Sydney and Ruth Hoffman Fellowship Awards. The Friendship Circle provides programs for children with special needs, pairing participants with teen volunteers...

Students Walk to Remember Holocaust Victims - Rocky Mountain Collegian - CO

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

Members of Jewish Sorority Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi and Jewish Fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi teamed up with campus faith organizations, Hillel and Chabad, to take a few moments out of their Tuesday to honor the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust...

Keep Quiet — a Review of a Poignant Documentary on CsanaD Szegedi - Hungarian Free Press

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Within mere days of discovering his family’s secret, Mr. Szegedi turned to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Budapest and specifically to Rabbi Boruch Oberlander. The rabbi explains in the film that however horrific Mr. Szegedi’s past, he had an obligation to help any Jew, even a Jew who has done terrible things. On the flip side, Mr. Szegedi had an obligation to apologize publicly, show that he is contrite and work to repair what he has damaged. Within a year of leaving Jobbik, Mr. Szegedi had converted and was an active member of Rabbi Oberlander’s Hasidic community...

'Rally Rabbi' Creates Jewish Space on Colorful Sixth Street - Jweekly

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The 4,500-square-foot center, which held its first Shabbat service last November, recently completed a $200,000 remodel. There’s a space for services, which doubles as an event space; a kosher kitchen; and a makeshift lounge. But construction is far from complete. “The first phase, which is what you see here, is still very premature,” Langer said during a recent tour of the center, though it already offers basic Jewish programming, including Shabbat and holiday services and a daily morning minyan...

Chabad Rabbi Dies of Injuries Six Months After Being Beaten in Ukraine - Breitbart

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

A Chabad rabbi who was severely beaten last October in the western city of Zhitomir, Ukraine, succumbed to his wounds and died over the weekend. On Sunday, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch was laid to rest on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. He left behind a wife, 11 children and three brothers...

Chabad Rabbi Brutally Attacked in Ukraine Six Month Ago Dies of His Wounds - European Jewish Press

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

A Chabad rabbi who was the victim of an anti-Semitic attack six months ago in Ukraine has died in Jerusalem as the result of injuries , the site announced. He was 64-yar-old. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch was attacked and beaten at the central train station in the Ukrainian city of Zhitomir after spending Rosh Hashanah in Haditch, the resting place of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad-Lubavitch...

Brooklyn Synagogue Robbed, Caretaker Beaten With Gardening Tool - Gothamist

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

Two men robbed a Midwood synagogue and attacked its 53-year-old live-in caretaker early yesterday morning, according to police. The NYPD says that at around 5 a.m. on Sunday, two men broke into the property at 1703 Avenue J, which houses the Chabad Synagogue Beth Menachem Mendel. ABC 7 reports the suspects found the unidentified caretaker inside, then beat his face and head with a rotary cultivator gardening tool. "I saw blood in the face,” a witness told CBS 2. "It’s terrible, terrible."...

Rabbi Brutally Attacked in Ukraine Last Fall Has Died of His Injuries - JNS

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch, who was badly beaten in a vicious attack and robbery in Ukraine last October, died April 15 from his wounds, Chabad announced Sunday. He will be remembered for his efforts in strengthening Jewish life in France, Israel and the former Soviet Union...

Chabad of Westmount: Matzah Campaign Unites All Ages - Suburban Newspaper - QC, Canada

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The complexity of the process makes these special Matzahs costly and rare. Most people simply avail themselves to the square, machine-­‐ made Matzahs. But now, through the generosity of Martin Rouleau and Nathalie Elkouby of Engel and Volkers Real Estate, and the determination of Chabad of Westmount to enhance the Seder experience for all, 2000 homes in the area received a complimentary hand-­‐made premium Shmurah matzah for Passover. The project was part of the year‐long initiatives and outreach programs celebrating Chabad of Westmount’s 18 years of service to the community...

Chabad Rabbi Beaten in Ukraine Dies of Injuries 6 Months After Attack - JTA

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

A Chabad rabbi who was severely beaten six months ago at a train station in the western Ukrainian city of Zhitomir has died. Rabbi Mendel Deitsch was 64. He died in Israel where he was airlifted and treated following the attack days after Rosh Hashanah, which he spent in the Ukrainian town of Haditch, the resting place of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad-Lubavitch. He was robbed of his cell phone and money and beaten at the train station, and was not discovered until hours later, suffering from multiple head injuries and brain trauma...

Two Men Use Ladder to Break Into Brooklyn Chabad; Attack Man With Gardening Tool - WPIX-TV

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

Brooklyn — Two men assaulted a sleeping man after they used a ladder to break into a Brooklyn Chabad building, police said. The Avenue J building is used by Chabad, a Jewish organization, to house people who have fallen on hard times. A 56-year-old man sleeping on the building’s third floor had a rude awakening early Sunday, police said. Two men used a ladder to enter his room on the building’s third floor. The window was broken...