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Lod residents evacuated due to concerns of building collapse

Residents of building in Lod's Chabad neighborhood are evacuated to a nearby synagogue after their building is deemed in danger of collapse.

Lod residents evacuated due to concerns of building collapse

A visit to the Chabad rescue village for Ukrainian refugees

Israel National News visited the unique camp set up by Chabad in Hungary to help the refugees from the war in Ukraine.

A visit to the Chabad rescue village for Ukrainian refugeesplayer

Pregnant woman falls down Niagara falls - and survives

Chabad-Lubavitch woman from Brooklyn, New York, falls 15 meters on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls - & escapes with only minor injuries.

Pregnant woman falls down Niagara falls - and survives

Jewish teens from 16 European countries gather in Budapest

Jewish teens from 16 countries, including refugees from Ukraine, join inspiring 'Shabbat Across Europe' program.

Jewish teens from 16 European countries gather in Budapest

First 'brit mila' at Chabad refugee center in Warsaw

Ukrainian refugees celebrate first 'brit mila' of first healthy baby boy at the Chabad Special Center for Ukrainian Refugees – in Warsaw.

First 'brit mila' at Chabad refugee center in Warsawplayer

Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky, victim of terror attack, is laid to rest

'Rabbi Moshe and his family did not come here for comfortable conditions, they dedicated their lives to the community,' local rabbi mourns.

Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky, victim of terror attack, is laid to rest

Man killed in Be'er Sheva stabbing attack was Chabad-Lubavitch emissary

Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky ran a synagogue and the Colel Chabad soup kitchen in Be'er Sheva's Nahal Beka neighborhood.

Man killed in Be'er Sheva stabbing attack was Chabad emissary

In Ukraine, Chabad houses under fire hold Purim celebrations 'as usual'

In Odessa and Kherson, Ukraine, Chabad-Lubavitch synagogues hold Purim celebrations, defying the ongoing war.

Ukraine Chabad houses hold Purim celebrations

Ukrainian children turn from refugees to supporters of those left behind

Children from children's home of Chabad Zhitomir, rescued from Ukraine 2 weeks ago, prepare holiday cards & sweets for those left behind.

Ukrainian child refugees are now supporters of those left behind

'The school's windows were shattered, people beg to be saved'

'The Russians bombed the area, the school's windows are shattered,' Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Kharkiv says.

'The school's windows were shattered, people beg to be saved'

Finance Minister praises Chabad rabbis: 'They're doing amazing work, truly G-d's army'

Finance Minister Liberman praises work of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Ukraine: 'Amazing work, truly G-d's army.'

Finance Minister praises Chabad rabbis: 'Truly G-d's army'

The walls of this home would speak in Yiddish

If the walls in this Crown Heights house could talk, they’d speak Yiddish.

The walls of this home would speak in Yiddish

Rabbi behind weekly 'Dvar Malchus' booklets passes away

Rabbi Tuvia Peles, senior Chabad-Lubavitch hasid and the man behind the 'Dvar Malchus' booklets, dead at 73.

Rabbi behind weekly 'Dvar Malchus' booklets passes away

Rabbi Zushe Posner, longtime Chabad-Lubavitch senior educator and emissary, dies at 85

Rabbi Zushe Posner, one of twelve men sent by Lubavitcher Rebbe to Kfar Chabad, passes away at 85, following an illness.

Rabbi Zushe Posner, Chabad-Lubavitch educator, dies at 85

Chabad joins battle against Western Wall compromise

'No compromise is relevant' when it comes to Western Wall plan, leading Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi writes.

Chabad joins battle against Western Wall compromise

New National Menorah made of recycled aluminum lit in Washington, DC

Thousands attend, and tens of millions view the annual event on the Ellipse, with participation by the Second Gentleman.

New National Menorah made of recycled aluminum in Washington, DC

Do you want to buy the Lubavitcher Rebbe's license plate?

The Lubavitcher Rebbe's license plate was up for sale - but now it isn't. Here's what happened.

Do you want to buy the Lubavitcher Rebbe's license plate?

As pandemic drove Judaism online, Chabad bet on more than $137 million in real estate

Some 250 new Chabad Lubavitch emissaries were sent out during pandemic to help existing Chabad centers or establish new ones.

As pandemic raged, Chabad bet on more than $137m in real estate

Chabad rabbis: 'Get third dose of coronavirus vaccine without delay'

Chabad rabbinical court publishes letter demanding hasidim follow updated Health Min. instructions, receive 3rd dose of coronavirus vaccine.

Chabad rabbis: 'Get 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine without delay'

Disabled IDF veterans receive holiday gift from Chabad

Dozens of IDF vets injured during their military service visit Kfar Chabad and receive a gift ahead of the Sukkot holiday.

Disabled IDF veterans receive holiday gift from Chabad

Siberian Jews open region’s largest Jewish education center in Tomsk

A century after communists close Siberia's synagogues, a new Jewish center is dedicated in Tomsk, Siberia.

Siberian Jews open region’s largest Jewish education center

Watch: Chabad Lubavitch emissaries blow shofar around the world

Chabad Lubavitch presents 'daily shofar' project, showcasing shofar-blowing in various locations around the world.

Watch: Blowing shofar around the worldplayer

A hasidic rabbi created a Shabbat jacket for carrying guns in synagogues

'It’s not a joke. You just never thought about it,' says Rabbi Raziel Cohen, creator of the 'Tactical Kapota.'

Hasidic rabbi creates jacket for carrying guns in synagogues

Tropical Depression Henri floods Chabad headquarters

Hurricane Henri downgrades to tropical depression, flooding '770' Chabad Lubavitch headquarters and leaving at least 135,000 without power.

Tropical Depression Henri floods Chabad headquartersplayer

Chabad Lubavitch yeshiva deans: Don't send students to New York

Deans of seven Chabad Lubavitch yeshivas in Israel call on parents not to send their sons to Crown Heights for upcoming holiday season.

Chabad Lubavitch yeshiva deans: Don't send students to New York

Top Chabad rabbi: Don't enter synagogue unvaccinated

Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Yaroslavsky, leading Chabad rabbi, says unvaccinated forbidden to enter synagogues, public places.

Top Chabad rabbi: Don't enter synagogue unvaccinated

Chabad rabbi: Violating coronavirus rules is against Jewish law

Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Yaroslavsky urges community to follow coronavirus guidelines, says anyone not tested for coronavirus must not mingle.

Chabad rabbi: Violating coronavirus rules is against Jewish law

Kazakhstan synagogue fined after Chabad rabbis pose for group photo

Chabad rabbis took their first group photo since the pandemic — and were fined by Kazakhstan for not distancing.

Kazakhstan synagogue fined after Chabad rabbis pose for photo

New JCC to open in Taiwan: 'I want this to be something that we all can be proud of'

A gold mikveh, a Judaica museum and a ballroom: Taiwan to get its Jewish community center.

'I want this to be something that we all can be proud of'

Rabbi Pinchas Korf, longtime educator, passes away at 86

Chabad-Lubavitch community mourns the passing of famed 'mashpia' Rabbi Pinchas Korf, whose health deteriorated following COVID-19 infection.

Rabbi Pinchas Korf, longtime educator, passes away at 86

Swastika carved into glass door of Utah synagogue

Rabbi of Chabad Lubavitch of Utah says the vandalism is connected to the current unrest in Israel and Gaza.

Swastika carved into glass door of Utah synagogue

Survey: Over 25% of Chabad voters regret supporting Smotrich

Survey on Chabad website shows over a quarter of those who voted for Religious Zionism regret their choice.

Survey: Over 25% of Chabad voters regret supporting Smotrich

New Chabad Haggadah tops Amazon as #1 selling Passover Haggadah

Born in COVID, Chabad.org's new haggadah provides an inspiring, uplifting, experience for first-time seder leaders and veterans alike.

New Chabad Haggadah tops Amazon as #1 selling Passover Haggadah

Rabbi Tuvia Blau: 'Don't vote for Religious Zionism party'

Senior Chabad rabbi urges followers to vote for United Torah Judaism, claims Religious Zionism party fails to meet Rebbe's requirements.

Chabad rabbi: 'Don't vote for Religious Zionism party'

In Ramat Beit Shemesh, a new Chabad yeshiva - for English speakers

Ramat Beit Shemesh holds meeting on founding of new Chabad yeshiva in Israel, serving English speakers from around the world.

New Chabad yeshiva in Israel - for English speakers

Moldova rabbi's matzah miracle

Rabbi in Moldova helps save a life and scores matzah for his community,

Moldova rabbi's matzah miracle

Yair Lapid: 'I am not persecuting anyone - especially not Chabad'

MK Lapid responds to report that he threatened Chabad, says he won't persecute anyone - especially not 'good friends' from Chabad.

Yair Lapid: 'I won't persecute Chabad'

Naftali Bennett: 'I'm eternally grateful to Chabad, Chabad is always there for us'

MK Naftali Bennett slams MK Yair Lapid's 'embarrassing' threat to Chabad leader: 'Would he dare say such a thing to Meretz voters?'

Bennett: 'I'm eternally grateful to Chabad'

Yair Lapid's threat to Chabad-Lubavitch

Ahead of elections, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid calls up Chabad-Lubavitch leader to issue serious threat to movement.

Yair Lapid's threat to Chabad-Lubavitch

Rabbi Yaroslavsky: 'Those who encourage others not to get vaccinated cause bloodshed'

Rabbi Yaroslavsky, one of the leading Chabad rabbis in Israel, says those not vaccinated against coronavirus may not attend synagogue.

Chabad rabbi: 'Those who spread fake news cause bloodshed'