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Mar 8, 2014

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein says the nickname of R' Mottel Lifshitz OBM didn't do him justice. Plus: R' Mottel singing. Full Story, Video

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Feb 11, 2014

A grassroots campaign has the goal of getting the three-volume set "Eternal Joy" about shidduchim and marriages back in print. Full Story

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Jan 30, 2014

Preeminent Chabad scholar Rabbi Yoel Kahn explains that serving Hashem must transcend our 'normal' thinking.
Full Story, Video

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Jan 15, 2014

What happens when Jewish music superstar Mordechai Ben David tries to shop for discounts from a catalog. Video

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Jan 13, 2014

To create an entertaining and educational video for girls, "Mitzvah Boulevard" creator Chaim Hershkowitz collaborated with popular singer Chanale Fellig. Full Story, Video

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Jan 6, 2014

The Stark family

Menachem Stark's brother-in-law Abraham Buxbaum describes him as a great husband, father and friend who will be missed by many. Full Story

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Dec 8, 2013

Photos: Bentzi Sasson

Over 1,000 attended the opening of the new Ten Yad Social Services Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which will provide benefits for the struggling Jewish population. Full Story

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Nov 18, 2013

Photos: Yisrael Belizovski/COLlive

Boys from Oholei Torah's 7th grade received invitations to attend the "Wedding" of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin on the same day and time 85 years later. Full Story

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Nov 15, 2013

85th anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin on Yud Daled Kislev: The Avner Institute presents a collection of photos of the Rebbe attending different weddings in the 1950's. Photos

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Sep 29, 2013

From the COLlive inbox: A Crown Heights resident wonders if the community would join in marking her 50th anniversary.
Full Story

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Aug 24, 2013

On land that stood vacant for 7 years after a groundbreaking ceremony, hundreds gathered to dedicate the new Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Chandler, Arizona. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 12, 2013

Rabbis studying for Smicha in the Online Smicha program were recently tested for 5 hours by Rabbi Dovid Schochet of Toronto. Full Story, Video

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Jun 25, 2013

A soon to debut simcha site by Yosef Shidler and Chaim Hertzel will feature geographically targeted comprehensive wedding and Bar Mitzvah planning. Full Story

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Jun 25, 2013

Tammuz 17 is a fast day, devoted to mourning the breaching of Jerusalem's walls and the other tragic events that occurred on this day and repenting and rectifying their causes. Full Story

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Jun 12, 2013

Photos: Pinni Flescher

200 members of Melbourne's Russian Jewish Community gathered for the dedication of the Yehudah Dadon Synagogue.
Full Story, Photos

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May 30, 2013

Newlywed Tzipi Hotovely, a rising star in Israel's Likud party, announced she's wearing a sheitel and got warm feedback. Full Story

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May 30, 2013

Russian boys choir "M Generation" offered an amazing display of young talent to an overflow crowd of 500 on Sunday in Brighton Beach. Full Story

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May 17, 2013

Illustration photo: Baruch Ezagui

Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of Online Smicha explains the care one should take in choosing who administers Jewish weddings and nuptials. Video

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May 6, 2013

34 young Chabad women met their bashert, got engaged to be married, but are having a hard time building their home. Video

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Apr 11, 2013

Rabbi Avrohom Lieder of Ahavas Chessed is one of those people

From the COLlive inbox: I'm not here to complain, just to say something to those who are rarely thanked or remembered.
Full Story

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Apr 9, 2013

A new course of the STAIRS program, set to begin this Sunday, is training Shluchim to be able to rule halachic questions.
Full Story, Video

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Apr 4, 2013

Photos by Chaim Ezagui

The most joyous Bar Mitzva celebration was held Wednesday for the son of Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, the California Shliach suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. Full Story, Photos

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Mar 28, 2013

The Mendelsohns of Wyoming (above), the Lifshitzs of Idaho (bottom left) and Bruks of Montana

Gil Hoffman of the Jerusalem Post brings the story of 4 Shluchim families who live among few Jews and many challenges.
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Feb 22, 2013

After incredible feedback on his Chanukah music download, musician Chony Milecki is offering specially recorded music tracks free for Purim parties and events. Full Story, Download

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Feb 16, 2013

Itís a song with a message of hope and a tune that seems to magically wipe away feelings of despair. Singer Benny Friedman was interviewed by the Yated newspaper about the phenomenon of his latest hit "Yesh Tikvah." Full Story

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Feb 10, 2013

The Wall Street Journal reports: After davening at The Shul of Bal Harbour, a kiddush can fare anywhere from $1,800 to $3,600. Full Story

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Jan 24, 2013

Illustration photo by Nevit Dilmen

From the COLlive inbox: A frum woman who suffered abuse in her childhood tells how she thought her life was ruined forever. Full Story

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Dec 14, 2012

Guests at the White House Chanukah party Thursday night were greeted by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and signs declaring the food is "Under strict Rabbinical supervision." Full Story, Photos, Video

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Dec 6, 2012

Musician Chony Milecki is offering specially recorded music tracks for free usage at Chanuka events by organizations and individuals. Full Story, Audio

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Dec 5, 2012

Photos: Mendel Meyers

The large crowd attending the grand Yud Tes Kislev event of Heichal Menachem in Boro Park rushed to purchase USB memory sticks. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 21, 2012

Taharas Hamishpacha International launched an online Mikvah University with 4 kallah teachers ready to educate and guide.
Full Story

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Nov 13, 2012

Photos: Yakov Rosenthal

Jewish music superstar Avraham Fried and his wife Tzivia were surprised with the return of a precious loss that had long been forgotten. Full Story, Photos

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Oct 22, 2012

Photos: Chana Blumes, Yaakov Rosenthal

The first annual Keren Simchas Chosson VíKallah awards dinner took place on Motzei Shabbos, honoring founder Devorah Benjamin for her years of service. Full Story, Photos

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Sep 23, 2012

KSCVK will hold their first Awards Dinner, honoring founder and director Devorah Benjamin for her tireless work. Full Story

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Sep 9, 2012

What began as a young teenís passion for videography has evolved into one of the best kept secrets in the New York area. Full Story

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Aug 30, 2012

Family and friends joined North Orlando Shluchim Yanky and Chanshy Majesky for the naming of their newborn daughter Shterna. Full Story

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Aug 26, 2012

Chef and food author Levana Kirschenbaum returned to camp this summer to spend time with Crown Heights girls. She even learned a new word. Full Story

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Aug 25, 2012

Op-ed by Rabbi Shimon Posner: If tuition and wedding costs don't concern you, keep scrolling down and don't waste your time reading this. Full Story

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Aug 9, 2012

How do you cut the costs of a wedding without compromising on its quality? A group of premium Crown Heights vendors came up with a solution - and it includes real flowers. Full Story

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May 17, 2012

Rabbi Sirota, Schottenstein and the new center

Clothier David Schottenstein donated $750,000 to Chabad's Russian Community Center in Montreal, headed by his father-in-law. Full Story

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May 6, 2012

KSCVK is promising to continue to daven at the Rebbe's Ohel for those who need Shidduchim for a donation of $100. Full Story

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Apr 23, 2012

After inaugurating a magnificent Campus for Jewish Life, Chabad Nashville hosted a bris for twin babies and a youngster.
Full Story, Photos

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Mar 6, 2012

Filmmaker Danny Finkelman documented the lives of the 8 semi finalists and 4 junior finalists in Season Three of A Jewish Star, when one of them broke into painful tears. Full Story, Video

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Jan 29, 2012

Chaya Mushka Lowenthal, an 11-year-old girl from Denmark, achieved the high ranking of colonel this Teves with the Chayolei Tzivos Hashem program. Full Story

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Jan 4, 2012

As today marks the end of Shiva for Rabbi Hirshel Chitrik obm, Oholei Torah presents a gallery of pictures spanning over 50 years of Rabbi Chitrikís involvement with the Moisad.
Full Story

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Nov 30, 2011

Photos: Yossi Percia/COLlive

The Big Fat Jewish Wedding Expo held Tuesday in Park Slope, Brooklyn, included a Mikvah booth with Crown Heights educator and kallah teacher Mrs. Bronya Shaffer. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 11, 2011

11/11/11/: A once in lifetime occurrence on Friday marks the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. As people around the world celebrated with a splash, Rabbi Gershon Avtzon of Cincinnati says "It also has spiritual relevance." Full Story

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Nov 9, 2011

For those planning a wedding extravaganza and those looking to cut costs, "Big Fat Jewish Wedding Expo" in Brooklyn will be featuring something for all. Full Story

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Nov 3, 2011

Photos: Yossi Percia/COLlive

The wedding of Arik Naparstek of Agoura Hills, CA and Mushki Boteach of Englewood, New Jersey took place Tuesday at the Rockleigh Country Club in New Jersey. Photos

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Sep 27, 2011

Bris Avrohom organization, directed by Rabbi Mordechai and Shterney Kanelsky, held weddings at their Annual Dinner at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark Sunday. Full Story, Video

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Aug 28, 2011

Shachris in Crown Heights, the view on Crown Street, and overflowing water in Manhattan

COLlive UPDATE: FEMA's head Craig Fugate urged residents of the U.S. East Coast to "stay inside, stay safe" because of downed power lines. Full Story, Video

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Aug 27, 2011

COLlive UPDATE: As New Yorkers fled the city, Crown Heights shuls were full on Shabbos. With flights cancelled, families are scrambling to make it to weddings. Oholei Torah Zal is beginning learning Sunday. Hatzalah is on alert. Full Story, Video

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Aug 12, 2011

Photos: Ilan Ejzykowicz

120 Jewish students completed a whirlwind tour with Chabad of 8 countries in Southern Europe, with a final stop in New York, led by Shliach Rabbi Dovid Weitman. Full Story, Photos

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Aug 11, 2011

Avraham Fried / Photo: Baruch Ezagui

Chabad Rabbis in Israel say their call to avoid mixed audience performances was not directed against Avraham Fried's upcoming show in Afula, Israel. Full Story

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Jul 19, 2011

Illustration photo by Meir Alfasi

Chabad Rabbi Yosef Ginsburg explains which music or singing is forbidden - and permitted - during The 'Three Weeks' period.
Full Story

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Jul 19, 2011

Tammuz 17 is a fast day, devoted to mourning the breaching of Jerusalem's walls and the other tragic events that occurred on this day and repenting and rectifying their causes. Full Story

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Jul 4, 2011

Photos: Levi Liberow - Photography By Levi - (718) 774-7777

Beneath a wedding canopy set against the backdrop of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Michigan this week, Chayale Weingarten, the daughter of Rabbi Yosef Weingarten, married Levi Groner of Melbourne, Australia. Full Story

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Jun 22, 2011

Midtown Kollel members in New York City participated in an intense 7 day course with a renowned dayan and author from Israel.
Full Story, Photos

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Jun 19, 2011

Rabbi Schochet in his office in Mill Hill synagogue * Photo: COLlive.com

Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet responds for the first time about the prospects of him becoming Chief Rabbi of England and why being a Lubavitcher should not be an issue. Full Story

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May 31, 2011

Photos: Yaakov Rosenthal 718-221-0483

An array of exquisite, creative cakes were showcased at KSCVK's annual Bakeoff event, held Monday at Razag Hall in Crown Heights. Cakes were auctioned to raise funds for the organization which subsidizes weddings. Photos

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May 9, 2011

Rabbi Levi Stein and his wife Leah (nee Hurwitz) of Crown Heights will be moving on Shlichus to Puerto Rico. Full Story

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May 4, 2011

Despite books and articles written about the Chernobyl disaster, Rabbi Yossi Swerdlov has maintained a respectful silence about the plight of its Jewish victims. Full Story

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May 1, 2011

Ever since a child, I was brought up by my parents to appreciate the Royal Family, writes Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin MBE, of Ilford, Essex. Full Story

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Mar 14, 2011

Musician Chony Milecki recorded a Chabad dance music soundtrack and is offering it free ahead of Purim, he told COLlive. Full Story, Audio

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Mar 10, 2011

Benny Friedman is the featured singer on Avi Newmark's new all wedding album. Can you identify where the cover photo was taken? Full Story

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Mar 6, 2011

Head Chabad librarian Rabbi Berel Levin told COLlive his staff is searching for Teshuros needed for the next volumes of Igros Kodesh. Full Story

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Mar 3, 2011

From the COLlive Inbox: Ours is a relatively small auction and not so many people purchase tickets (not so good for organization) therefore the chances of winning prizes are pretty good (great for the hopeful supporter). Full Story

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Mar 2, 2011

The time has arrived for the oh-so-fun task of divvying up the kibbudim for my sonís upcoming wedding. Full Story

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Feb 28, 2011

Wednesday's wedding of Levi Wilhelm and Chayala Harlig at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas was the first Chassidic wedding of a bride raised in the city. Full Story, Photos

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Feb 16, 2011

With tickets almost sold out to A Jewish Star Finals Show, we checked how the performers doing: Hillel Braun's baby girl is helping him practice, Zalman Levy joined another talent show and both Shmuly Brafman and Akiva Schechter are getting help from adults. Full Story, Video

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Jan 11, 2011

Yaakov Mark, a Baal Teshuva and a recovering alcoholic, writes about the hardships of staying sober in a community like Crown Heights. Full Story

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Dec 21, 2010

Colel Chabad's International Awards Dinner honored philanthropists David and Lara Slager, David and Eda Schottenstein, Sant Singh Chatwal and Rickie Freeman-Platt. Full Story, Photos

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Nov 23, 2010

From the COLlive inbox: A young Crown Heights resident writes an open letter to the community addressing the issue of poverty. Full Story

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Oct 18, 2010

From the COLlive Inbox: My husband is a good man, but he's not able to keep a paying job. So it's pasta for dinner, no snacks, and less fruits and vegetables since they are so expensive.
Full Story

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Oct 18, 2010

Philanthropist Gennady Bogolubov, supporter of Chabad shluchim worldwide, will be the guest speaker at this year's Kinus Hashluchim banquet and will share the story of his relationship with Chabad. Full Story

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Sep 28, 2010

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky reviews the checks in the Merkos offices * Photos by COLlive.com

2500 checks amounting to $1,250,000 were already sent out to Chabad Shluchim worldwide as part of billionaire Gennady Bogolubov's landmark 'newborn gift,' COLlive.com was told.
Full Story, Photos

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Sep 7, 2010

Ending the year on a high note, Ukrainian Jewish businessman Gennady Bogolubov made a $2 million gift to Merkos for Shluchim in honor of his newborn girl. Full Story

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Jul 27, 2010

The wedding of Yossi Schlass of Jerusalem and Doba Greene of Rochester, Minnesota, was believed to be city's first Chassidic Jewish wedding. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 28, 2010

The Rebbe reads the Haftora on Tammuz 17, 5751 in 770

Tammuz 17 is a fast day, devoted to mourning the breaching of Jerusalem's walls. We refrain from all food and drink.
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Jun 6, 2010

Photos: Yossi Percia/COLlive

Candidates for Vaad Hakohol and 770 Gabboim let promises and allegations run free and some bursts of emotion as well. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 3, 2010

Op-Ed: At a family wedding, I spotted my uncle talking to the photographer, with a frown on his face. They were gesturing wildly at their watches and shaking their heads. Are you confused? Full Story

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May 23, 2010

Illustration photo

Menachem Mendel Frankel and Chaya Mushka Kerelstein will the first Lubavitch couple in years to wed at the Meoras Hamachpela.
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May 11, 2010

Photos: Yossi Percia/COLlive

At KSCVK's bakeoff, two computer cakes with COLlive.com screens sold for $1200 and cookbook author Jamie Geller shared her life story and her recipes. Full Story

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May 4, 2010

An all new gift and party shop has opened on Kingston Avenue in Crown heights, owned by local resident Levi Eckhaus.
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Apr 24, 2010

Crown Heights Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba and others visited Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky who was sitting Shivah after the passing of his sister. Full Story

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Apr 13, 2010

On Lag B'Omer 5750, Alex Gorokhov headed to 770 to photograph the last parade with the Rebbe. For years, the photos were misplaced - until he hosted a fundraiser for Chabad of Flatbush. Full Story, Photos

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Apr 12, 2010

Reuniting Jewish couples, Chabad Shliach of Berkeley and more details. The person who cared - R' Yossel Tevel OBM.
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Mar 31, 2010

'A Jewish Star' finalist Avraham Ohayon sent us warm regards from Rabbi Shalom Edelman and Chabad in Casablanca, where he is staying for Pesach. Full Story, Photos

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Jan 29, 2010

Bochurim at Oholei Torah Zal were warned against attending the annual KSCVK Chinese Auction or face expulsion.
Full Story

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Jan 14, 2010

A Jewish Star singing competition previews its contestants: Binyamin Moshe, not a music fan until recently, sings his own composition. Video

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Jan 11, 2010

A Jewish Star singing competition previews its contestants: Entrepreneur Tzvi Russell sings the MBD classic 'Someday.' Video

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Jan 10, 2010

Archive photo by Israel Bardugo

OP-ED: Haredi parents (in Chabad as well) pay a heavy price for weddings, that include expensive wigs, furniture and rent. Full Story

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Jan 2, 2010

A Jewish Star singing competition previews its contestants: French accountant Avraham Ohayon sings Ohad's 'Bo'i Kallah.' Video

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Dec 13, 2009

A candy menorah, a menorah lighting at City Hall, and a parade featuring 20 ďmenorah mobiles,Ē are some of the methods Chabad of Houston will use to spread the message of Chanukah. Full Story

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Dec 7, 2009

A Jewish Star singing competition previews its next contestant. This week: Moishe Savoy (19) of Brazil sings Padah B'Sholom. Video

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Dec 3, 2009

Devorah Benjamin has a simple reason why she, Shmuly Brashevitzky and a host of volunteers work so hard to "make" memorable weddings for Lubavitcher Jewish couples who can't afford to do it themselves. Full Story

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Oct 4, 2009

Kids play Sukkos on Kingston, Friday * By Yossi Percia, COlLive

The coming five days are Chol HaMoed Sukkos: Weddings, writing, washing clothes, cutting hair or nails is not permitted. Some work and anything for medical purposes is OK. Full Story

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Sep 29, 2009

Shidduchim SOS: While you bake Challah in that Bosch, chop salad on that cutting board with matching knives, and serve your husband roasted potatoes, you forget who helped set up the apartment. Full Story

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Sep 24, 2009

They're on Mivtzoim, running the local n'shei, hosting college students, planning programs, tending the sick, teaching kallahs, cooking for the infirm, writing inspirational articles, and giving chizuk to their peers. Full Story

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Sep 17, 2009

The Bris Avrohom organization recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a dinner and the 24th annual Gala Wedding, where nine couples were wed according to Jewish tradition. Full Story

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Sep 16, 2009

From the COLlive Inbox: This heartfelt e-mail was sent to Rabbi Moshe Bryski of Chabad of the Conejo a few days ago. Its author has given permission for it to be publicized. Full Story

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Jul 8, 2009

Tammuz 17 is a fast day, devoted to mourning the breaching of Jerusalem's walls and the other tragic events that occurred on this day and fasting, repenting and rectifying their causes. Full Story

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Jul 8, 2009

Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu * Archive photo

Former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu warned this week of the rising prominence of religious liberals and slammed Rabbis who allow association with women. "Listening to a woman deliver a speech, if she did so while using hand gestures, is forbidden," he said. Full Story

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Jun 15, 2009

Photos: Yaakov Rosenthal Photography and Video

At the age of 11, Rivkie Ferris was told by her heart that Dovid Feld was going to be her future husband, and it was at that moment ó at Dovidís bar mitzvah ó that she decided precisely how she was going to bring about their union: By avoiding him for the next 10 years. Full Story, Photos

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Jun 7, 2009

Playing as a slide show on various plasma flat screens throughout the Oholei Torah hall in Crown Heights, guests of recent Lubavitch weddings viewed a collection of beautiful photos of the Rebbe as well as photos of the chuppah in 770. Benny Friedman's was one of them. Full Story, Photos

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May 13, 2009

For students who relied on their campus rabbi for a Friday night dinner or a listening ear, being alone on the other side of hallowed walls can come as a shock. Dr. Jonathan Abenaim, a friend Penn's Rabbi Levi Haskelevich, started a program for Jewish literacy. Full Story

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Apr 29, 2009

Since its inception, COLlive has quickly gained the public's popularity and respect, offering an original array of Lubavitch news and Jewish information. One of our highlights are the photo galleries of weddings and L'Chaims, capturing the excitement of the event and including friends and family from around the world in the Simcha. Here are the 10 most viewed from 122 Simchas on COLlive. Full List

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Apr 30, 2009

Chassidic pop singer Avraham Fried is releasing an a capella album accompanied by his brothers and nephews. "My Father's Zemiros" is a collection of Jewish melodies that were sung at the Friedman's Shabbos table. Full Story, Audio

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Apr 28, 2009

A proposal to put a Jewish community center at the end of Ute Avenue on Aspen's east side has raised traffic concerns among residents and elected officials that must be addressed before approval is granted. Full Story

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Apr 26, 2009

Anonymous Op-Ed: Why is everyone looking at me with these miserable faces and sorrowful eyes at L'Chaims or weddings while I don't feel the same about myself?
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Apr 12, 2009

Titled "God's Work," New York Magazine featured a comprehensive article about slain Shluchim to Mumbai. "Newlyweds Gabi and Rivki Holtzberg heeded the Rebbe's call to bring the joy of their faith to every part of the world. But the world did not respond in kind." A must read. Full Story

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Mar 29, 2009

Tennessee's News Channel 5 invited Nashville Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel to the cooking show to do a live demonstration of preparing a Passover dish. Watched by tens of thousands, he explained about the upcoming Festival of Passover and the KOSHERfoodFEST taking place today at the community center. Full Story, Video

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Mar 23, 2009

Built from a stock of professional amateur film and video, JEM's new DVD entitled "Blessing of the Sun" is a presentation of the historic 1981 gathering outside Lubavitch World Headquarters filmed by Sholom Ber Goldstein with his 8-mm. camera.
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Mar 7, 2009

Purim 5768 on Kingston Avenue * photo by Eli Kahn

Anonymous Op-Ed: Yes, it is true that we need to drink ďad dílo yoda,Ē and it is true that we need to be extremely happy and jolly on Purim, but we need to do this in a tznius and appropriate fashion. Is this a Torah-free holiday? Full Story

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Feb 23, 2009

Photos by Yossi Persia/COLlive

1300 women and girls gathered at Oholei Torah on Sunday for the annual Keren Simchas Chosson V'Kallah Chinese Auction. The prize viewing and beautifully designed refreshment buffet was followed by a comedy program and raffle drawing. Headed by Mrs. Devorah Benjamin, KSCVK helps make weddings for needy couples in Crown Heights. Winners, Photos

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Feb 19, 2009

Fiddler on the Roof on the Footlite stage in Indianapolis, IN

ChabadMatch.com boasts 800 active members and 23 weddings in about 24 months. Creators, Ester and Moshe Raichman realized that many of their single friends weren't getting dates. She from Sao Paolo and he from Houston, they live in Jerusalem and understand the complications of a global dating scene. Full Story

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Dec 31, 2008

US Department of Justice photograph, 2008

Op-Ed: Our community idolizes people with money. Their names are on our buildings; they get the most aliyas in shul; they are feted at large communal banquets. Rabbis, social workers and teachers struggle to get by while Wall Street traders have their names in bright lights, Shmuley Boteach writes Full Article

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Dec 13, 2008

More than 300 people gathered in Monmouth County to pay their respects to Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg HY"D and others who lost their lives in the Mumbai attacks. Rabbi Chaim Zaklos, Holtzberg's assistant in 2006, said Holtzberg once asked him, "Are we here for ourselves, or are we here for the Jewish community, for other people?" Full Story

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Nov 30, 2008

Rabbi Krinsky speaks to CNN reporter on Friday * photo by Meir Dahan/COLlive

"The Chabad community will raise the infant son of emissaries who died in the Mumbai attacks," Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman of the educational and social services arms of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, told CNN. The couple's other child was not in Mumbai at the time and is safe, he said. Full Story, Video

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Oct 7, 2008

OPINION: Observant parents should remember that there is no mitzva to save the entire world even as we watch our own children getting lost, Rabbi Shmuly Boteach writes Full Story

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Sep 14, 2008

An ultra-orthodox group in Israel has drawn up a black-list of Jewish musicians and bands - saying it's not kosher and forbidden at weddings Full Story

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Sep 3, 2008

As townsfolk gather in Ste. Agathe, newlyweds Hana Sellem and Moshe Barouk share a smile * By Pierre Obendrauf The Gazatte

VIDEO: Quebec Resort town hosts Hasidic ceremony; Age-old ritual conducted in the open to demystify local Jews Full Story

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