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By Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — On Sunday, a day before thousands of American Jews descended on this Israeli city to air their differences with the nation’s government, Israeli...

Observers Lament Lack of Right-Wing Israeli Views at GA

The 2018 annual General Assembly, held this year in Tel Aviv, took on a decidedly different tone to previous conventions. Focused on the theme, “Israel and the Diaspora: We...

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  For over one year, a dedicated group of ladies have met at Chabad of the Five Towns at 10:30 a.m. to change their lives. The class began modestly enough...

Crisis And Challenge: Making Our Prayers Meaningful

By Rabbi Zev Schostak It’s hard to believe; in fact, it’s incredible! The overwhelming majority of practicing Jews who pray every day were never taught the translations or the meanings...

Traveling Torah Dedicated for Son of Chabad LI Director

In November, Rabbi Daniel and Raizel Huebner will move with their three children from New Jersey to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to run a Chabad center. They’ll be...

Activists Push for Falash Mura to Come to Israel

  Some 8,000 Ethiopian Jews, or Falash Mura, are waiting to make aliyah from Ethiopia, their immigration previously approved in 2015 by a government decision. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

Collaboration Benefits Jewish Students at University Of Central Florida

Rabbi Yisrael and Tamar Abisror, Yehudi educators, have now officially joined the Central Florida Hillel (CFH) staff at the University of Central Florida. In an unprecedented demonstration of Jewish...

Impassioned Emunah: Bringing People Back to Yiddishkeit

  By Rabbi Shaya Cohen Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Zichron Aryeh; Founder and Director, Priority-1 When looking around at our communities, one fact becomes clear. Klal Yisrael is flourishing. Our cities are blossoming,...

Linda Mitgang Learning Initiative to Begin Oct. 20 at Beth Sholom

Congregation Beth Shalom is pleased to announce the establishment of the Linda Mitgang, a’h, Learning Initiative. To launch this exciting initiative, CBS will host the renowned Torah scholar, Rabbi David...

Russia to Deport Siberia’s Chief Rabbi Over ‘Espionage’

A Russian court has ordered Siberia’s Chief Rabbi Asher Krichevsky deported along with his wife and six children for alleged espionage. The court in Omsk, the second-largest city in Siberia,...

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