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Chabad Lubavitch

This May Be One Of The Most Epic Group Selfies We've Seen

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion

Part of the art of taking a selfie is knowing when to seize the moment. Several Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis did just that after more than 4,200 of the...

Washington State Rabbi Becomes U.S. Air Force Chaplain With Beard Intact

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.06.2015 | Religion

A Washington state rabbi didn’t have to split hairs when it came to joining the U.S. Air Force -- he came on board with his beard intact. Rabbi E...

A Must-Read: A Love Story With a Knack for the Truth

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

The Greatest Man He Has Ever Met On Tuesday, June 14, 1994, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz walked into my classroom, visibly shaken; I was in the 9th grade. I...

PHOTOS: The Most Rabbis In One Place We've Ever Seen

Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion

A lot of rabbis had a meeting this weekend. And we mean A LOT. Over 4,500 rabbis gathered in Brooklyn this weekend for the Annual International ...

What, Indeed, Was Manis Friedman Thinking?

Chaim Levin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Chaim Levin

As a survivor of chronic, violent sexual abuse, I found Rabbi Friedman's statements ill informed, insensitive and deeply offensive, shunting the formidable struggles of survivors of such deeply damaging crimes. It is time for community members to demand answers and support survivors.

Jewish Mysticism Illustrated

Sarah Lehat | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion
Sarah Lehat

Today, the 19th day of the Hebrew month Kislev, is widely celebrated as the anniversary of the Alter Rebbe's release from prison by the Czar Paul I of Russia in 1798. Elanit Kayne, a contemporary artist, has evolved an iconography of the Tanya, the Alter Rebbe's famous book.

Painting On Chabad Facebook Page Sparks Charges Of Racism

Menachem Wecker | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

The question of how appropriate the work is, and whether it belongs on Chabad's official Facebook page, may literally be out of the artist's and Chabad's hands at this point.

Swedish Court Rules In Favor Of Chabad Representatives

Baila Olidort | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Baila Olidort

Chabad-Lubavitch representatives to Gothenburg, Sweden have a right to educate their children in accordance with their religious faith. The unanimous decision of the appellate court followed the Namdars' complaints against city authorities fining them for homeschooling their children.

Olympics Of Body And Spirit

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

The Olympics' focus on physical prowess places brawl over brain, and body over spirit, in the hierarchy of importance. This paradigm needs to be shifted.

Why 'Jewish Guilt' Is A Paradox

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.07.2012 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

So there you have it. For years we've been hearing about "Jewish guilt," and guilt is not even a Jewish concept!

‘Kosher Jesus’ And The Religious Websites That Want Me Crucified

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.16.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Why does all this matter? Because a battle is being waged for the soul of Judaism between a lunatic fringe and those who believe Judaism must always be informed, educated, open and loving.

Matisyahu's Spiritual Evolution And What It Means For Us

Gabe Crane | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Gabe Crane

While there are limitations in drawing conclusions from our celebrities' lifestyles, Matisyahu's choice does represent an important development in the underlying psycho-spiritual evolution of our time.

Celebrating 70 Years Since The Rebbe Arrived In America

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

My holiday is the 28th of Sivan, because that's the day 70 years ago we were given a chance for spiritual survival down here on the bottom half of the plane.

Beyond Transcendental: Realizing Your Innate G-d Connection

Rabbi Chaim Miller | Posted 07.15.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Chaim Miller

The notion of an infinite chasm between you and G-d is simply not true. It is not a vertical relationship of G-d up there and you down here, but a horizontal one. Your own soul is G-dly.

The Incorruptible: My Thoughts on the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.22.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

What more is there to say about the Lubavitcher Rebbe 16 years after his passing that has not already been said? I was pondering that question as I walked the streets of my boyhood town of Miami Beach over Passover.

Yousef Al-Khattab, Pedicab Driver, Promotes Jihad | Chuck Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This jihadist wannabe is a "terror" on the road. Yousef al-Khattab is a Jewish-born, Jersey-raised convert to Islam who schleps tourists on his pedica...

An Introduction To Kabbalah Part 5: Choosing A Teacher

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Being a student means you don't know what your teacher knows. I think there are a few basic principles which ought to guide how you look for a teacher.