Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson - the introvert who was a spiritual leader to thousands

By Daniel Easterman, July 3, 2014

Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of thousands of strictly Orthodox Chabad Lubavitch emissaries across the globe, was an introverted man who shied away from public attention and praise.

The description of one of the most venerated figures in Jewish history came from Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the author of a bestselling biography called The Rebbe.


Why Lubavitch believe it's a beautiful world

By Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, June 26, 2014

When assuming the mantle of leadership of Lubavitch in 1950, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem faced by Jews in a post-Holocaust world. Many despaired, believing the world was a dangerous place to live.


Praise for Lubavitch primary

By Simon Rocker, June 9, 2014

The Lubavitch Boys’ Primary School in Stamford Hill has been praised for its Jewish studies, including its use of information technology in the subject.

Pikuach, the Jewish inspection service overseen by the Board of the Deputies, gave the state-aided school a “good” rating for its religious teaching.


Chabad-Lubavitch community in Sydney covered up abuse, claims victim

By Dan Goldberg, May 30, 2014

The Chabad-Lubavitch community in Sydney was more intent on protecting the perpetrator and safeguarding its reputation, a Jewish child sex abuse victim told a local court.


Menorah idea is a real pearl

December 2, 2013

Buckhurst Hill Chabad has a reputation to maintain when it comes to distinctive menorot.


Chabad's revamp

By Cathy Forman, July 29, 2013

Chabad Lubavitch Centre in Gants Hill is moving to temporary premises while its current Eastern Avenue site is redeveloped.


We'll drink to Glasgow addition

By Adam Henderson, July 15, 2013

The drinks are on Lubavitch of Scotland, which has opened a new kosher wine shop and café at its Giffnock, Glasgow, premises.

Rabbi Chaim Jacobs — who runs the group along with wife Sora — said the move was a means “to help enhance Jewish observance. Seven years ago, there was no kosher eaterie in the community and we started a kosher restaurant.


Lubavitch drinks to revival

By Simon Rocker, May 27, 2013

It is not the norm to have shots of vodka or whisky after the first course of an Anglo-Jewish charity dinner. Nor to have the bensching led by a Brit Award nominee.

But there was a palpable mood of celebration at the Chabad Lubavitch UK dinner at London’s Lancaster House on Monday.


Lubavitch enjoys Celtic net gain

By Cathy Forman, February 11, 2013

Celtic’s new Israeli signing Rami Gershon is a net gain for Lubavitch Scotland.

The 24-year-old defender, who is on loan to the Glasgow club from Standard Liege, lays tefillin every day and “tries to go to synagogue when I can and when training allows”. He took up an offer from Lubavitch Scotland outreach director Rabbi Mendel Jacobs to attend morning prayers last week.


Rebbetzin of Hendon Chabad House has died, aged 53

By Anna Sheinman, January 22, 2013

The rebbetzin of Hendon Chabad House has died aged just 53.

Sarah Leah Overlander, wife of Rabbi Gershon Overlander , died on Saturday after a two year battle with cancer.