Earlier this week, I was sent a document about a group of Chabad-Lubavitch shluchim (emissiaries) who tavelled to the village of Lyubavichi (Lubavitch) in Russia, where the Chabad Chassidic movement began. 625 more words
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(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump’s foundation has donated thousands of dollars to Chabad institutions.
The Israeli daily Haaretz also reported that the foundation of the parents of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner gave some $342,500 to Chabad institutions and projects over a 10-year period. 172 more words
I spent much of motzei shabbes researching different perspectives on the secular new year, mostly using resources provided by the talmid chochom R’ Dovid Markel. Despite being somewhat ‘frum’ this time last year, I don’t remember thinking that much of celebrating or not celebrating the secular new year- it was a ‘given’ that I’d be marking it in the usual way, and watching the fireworks. 272 more words