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News and updates about Kathmandu

By order of Chabad rabbinic council: Nepal emissary won't light torch

Chabad rabbinic council sends letter to Kathmandu emissary making clear she is not authorized to light a torch at the annual ceremony.

Chabad emissary in Nepal won't light torch

Chabad emissary Chani Lifshitz to light torch at annual ceremony

Minister Regev: Chabad emissary in Kathmandu "symbolizes concern for others, warm hospitality and love of the Jewish People."

Chabad emissary Chani Lifshitz to light torch at annual ceremonyplayer

Nepal: At least 38 dead after plane crashes into field

Authorities count injured, dead, after plane crashes into field near Nepal airport.

Nepal: At least 38 dead after plane crashes into fieldplayer

'We Were Sure We Would Die'

Chabad emissaries in Nepal recount the horrific first moments of the mega-quake which devastated the nation.

'We Were Sure We Would Die'

Israeli Clowns Work to Ease Trauma in Nepal

A group of medical clowns from the Israeli Dream Doctors team entertain children, scarred by Nepal earthquake, in IDF field hospital.

Israeli Clowns Work to Ease Trauma in Nepal

Rivlin Thanks 'Tremendous' Chabad Family in Nepal

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosts the children of the Chabad emissaries rescuing hikers in Kathmandu. Family: It's our mission.

Rivlin Thanks 'Tremendous' Chabad Family in Nepal

In Photos: Chabad Saves 25 Hikers in Nepal

Hikers rescued after days stranded in the wilderness, will receive warm food and shelter.

In Photos: Chabad Saves 25 Hikers in Nepal

Twenty Israelis Rescued from Nepal Mountains

Fifty Israelis still unaccounted for; situation becomes complex as Nepalese locals begin to burn bodies.

Latest: Twenty Israelis Rescued from Nepal Mountains

Watch: Inside the Chabad House in Kathmandu

Chabad continues to serve hot meals to stranded Israelis despite lack of electricity, damage.

Watch: Inside the Chabad House in Kathmanduplayer

Watch: Avalanche Triggered by Nepal Earthquake

Nepalese authorities reappraise death toll at 3,218 as new bodies continue to be found, and aftershocks continue to wreak terror.

Watch: Video of Lethal Everest Avalanche from Nepal Earthquake player

Nepal Mission Departs: 'What The IDF Stands For'

Watch IDF briefings ahead of rescue crew departure; Netanyahu praises 'true face of Israel,' Rivlin lauds 'messenger angels.'

Nepal Mission Departs: 'What The IDF Stands For'player

Israel Prioritizes Surrogate Babies in Nepal

Babies and surrogate mothers along with Israeli parents to be 'first on plane' in rescue operation from Nepal earthquake.

Israel to Give Surrogate Israeli Babies Priority in Nepal

Avalanche Survivors Celebrate Simchat Torah

Kathmandu's Chabad shaliach gives inside look at the enormity of the avalanche disaster for Israeli tourists in Nepal in special interview.

Joy and Sorrow as Avalanche Survivors Celebrate Simchat Torah

Watch: Rescue Mission in Nepal

Death toll mounting in last week's disaster; 36 Israelis still unaccounted for.

Watch: Rescue Mission in Nepalplayer

Nepal Avalanche: Israeli Deaths Could Still Rise

Three Israelis confirmed dead in massive avalanche, but Chabad emissary in Kathmandu says that number is likely to rise.

Nepal Avalanche: Israeli Death Count Could Still Rise

Phone Calls Flood Kathmandu Chabad

Kathmandu Chabad Rabbi says hysteria is mounting following avalanche; concerned parents desperate for information.

Phone Calls from Worried Parents Flood Kathmandu Chabad Rabbi

In Nepal's Chabad House, Hikers Bring Seder Meals

With no supplies due to a strike, Chabad has turned to visitors coming to Nepal, received hundreds of pounds of matzah.

Nepal's Chabad House Relies on Hikers for Seder Supplies

Chabad Emissaries Succeed in Preventing Cremation

Body of Jewish Australian woman killed in tragic accident in Nepal set to receive a traditional Jewish burial.

Chabad Emissaries Succeed in Preventing Jewish Woman's Cremation

Nepalese Boy Light Up Chabad House in Kathmandu

The smile of a once-naked street urchin from the streets of Kathmandu now lights up the Kathmandu Chabad House where he lives in Nepal.

Nepalese Boy Brings Light to Chabad House in Kathmandu