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The Nazi Who Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe

The surprising story of how the sixth Chabad rabbi made it out of Warsaw

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Putin’s War

How Russian aggression decimated Jewish life in eastern Ukraine

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Once We Were Free

Mourning the era of American Jewish freedom

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Save the Children

Mumbai, 2008: The child of a murdered Chabad rabbi screams for his mother, while a Brooklyn-born Jewish lesbian finds unexpected, exotic love, in an excerpt from ‘Mother India’

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The New Head of Ukraine’s Church Council Is a Brooklyn-Born Rabbi

‘All this divisive stuff is going on and so they decided to put a Jew in charge!’ quipped Rabbi Bleich

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Lenny Dykstra, Torah Student

The ex-major leaguer is studying alongside a Chabad rabbi as he embarks on a ‘spiritual journey’

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Ten Years After Mumbai

Today marks 10 years since the brutal murder of Chabad emissaries Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg, their four Jewish guests, and 158 other victims of the Mumbai terror attack

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Eliyahu Moscowitz, Murdered on Simchat Torah

Chicago police seek motive for murder of young Chabadnik as part of possible killing spree

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Among the Last Jews of Bukhara

A cemetery is one of the livelier attractions in what remains of Bukhara’s Jewish community

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Mysterious Blessings From the Rebbe’s Grave

At the memorial for an eminent rabbi in Kazakhstan, a curious observer from New Jersey wonders if she’s witnessed a miracle

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Unorthodox Turns 3!

Ep. 149: Celebrating our podcast milestone with some of our most memorable segments, plus a farm visit with one of our favorite guests

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The One With the Mitzvah Tank

Ep. 143: We hit the streets of New York City with Chabad and ask strangers: ‘Excuse me, are you Jewish?’

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Off the Rails in Birobidzhan

Anything for a vegetable in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Siberia

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Passover Among German Metalheads

When a hotel-booking snafu kicked two Chabad rabbis out of their room on Pesach, they found themselves approached by a Bavarian metal band in town for the Satanic Stomp festival. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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The Last European Capital Without a Chabad House Finally Gets One

Rabbi Avi and Mushky Feldman prepare to launch the first institutional Jewish presence in Iceland’s history

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Portrait of the Rebbetzin

Chaya Mushka Schneerson kept a low profile as the wife of Chabad-Lubavitch leader Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. But since her death, 30 years ago today, she has become an iconic figure in her own right.

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Are Poland’s Proposed Holocaust Restitution Laws A Form of Historical Denial?

Growing legal thickets are making it harder and harder to restore property to Jews

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Moshe Holtzberg Returns To India

Nearly a decade after the murder of his parents in a terrorist attack, 12 year-old Moshe Holtzberg returns to the Chabad house in Mumbai

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To Understand the Reaction to Rubashkin’s Release, Look to Chabad’s History

Memories of centuries of anti-Semitic persecution and imprisonment triggered familiar narratives this week

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Tel Aviv to Chabad: Excuse Me, Are You Jewish? Now Get Out.

Do you really need a license to put on tefillin?

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On a Hurricane-Hit Island, Feeling the True Meaning of the Days of Awe

Sounding the shofar and praying for recovery on St. Thomas

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Holding on to Hope Amid Catastrophe: A Houston Rabbi’s Hurricane Harvey Diary

“Here I am, a Chabad Lubavitch Canadian-born rabbi setting out on a rescue expedition with his all-American gentile neighbors.”

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Not Just for Hasidim Anymore

The Tanya, a Lubavitcher spiritual text, could be the next big thing for secular self-help

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Politico’s Dubious Chabad Story Receives Widespread Criticism

A new low for Politico, just in time for Passover

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In Phnom Penh, a Jewish Wedding

With the help of Chabad, a couple was married under a white chuppah framed by a golden, Cambodian sunset last week

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But First, a Mansion and Shul

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump prepare their move to Washington, D.C.

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Study: Campus Chabads Reinforce Students’ Jewish Identities

A recent survey shows that Chabad’s tradition-based outreach has a positive impact on college students across the Jewish observance spectrum

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The Grateful and the Dead

It’s easier than ever to visit the gravesites of beloved rabbis and sages

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Tefillin the Love

I don’t know why I chose to observe the ancient ritual, but sometimes to know, you must first do

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Being Jew-ish

How a Christmas tree came between my neighbor and me

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