Lubavitch

Trial date set for Australian child abuse case

By Dan Goldberg, July 19, 2012

The trial of a Jewish man, accused of multiple counts of child molestation against students at an Orthodox boys’ school in Melbourne, will begin next year.

Judge Sue Pullen ordered the trial of David Cyprys, a former security guard contracted to Yeshivah College, to begin on July 29, 2013.

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If only our synagogues were more like spas

By Simon Rocker, June 21, 2012

When Rabbi Laibl Wolf was younger, he used to drop into an ashram from time to time. Not that he ever thought of giving up davening for yoga: he simply wanted to know why so many young Jews had fled the suburban Judaism of their childhood to seek spiritual gratification elsewhere.

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South Korean Jews celebrate new Torah scroll

By Jennifer Lipman, March 6, 2012

South Korea's tiny Jewish community has been given its first Torah scroll.

The scroll was welcomed at an event on Sunday in Seoul, attended by the Israeli a mbassador, Tuvia Israeli, and Rabbi Osher Litzman, head of the community.

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Shul Crawl: Lubavitch World Headquarters, New York

By Danny Kessler and Joshua Felberg, January 19, 2012

The USA may be a bit beyond our remit of "every synagogue in the UK" but we thought we'd go and see what all the fuss was about.

We visited the Lubavitch (Chabad) Headquarters, situated at 770 Eastern Parkway, in a borough of New York City.

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Charity Commission raps Chabad accounts

By Simon Rocker, April 14, 2011

One of the community's leading religious charities, the Lubavitch Foundation, is more than five months behind in filing accounts with the Charity Commission.

The charity watchdog said that it had sent "numerous" reminders to the foundation whose latest accounts, for the year 2009, which have been overdue since the end of last October.

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All our yesterdays: Lubavitch life

By Katie Taylor, January 25, 2011

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Shofars and power tools

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 7, 2010

Over 180 people got ready for Rosh Hashanah by making their own shofar through a Whitefield Chabad workshop on Sunday.

Parents were encouraged to bring their own power tools but children also got the chance to construct a shofar from a raw horn.

They were told why it is sounded and about Rosh Hashanah and its customs.

Whitefield Chabad director Rabbi Shmuli Jaffe said the idea was to have "adults working alongside their kids and helping each other. It was very interactive."

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Shtetl show for Leeds children

By Jessica Elgot, August 5, 2010

Leeds is opening a Jewish educational centre where children can take a walk through time into a 19th century eastern European shtetl.

The Jewish Heritage Centre for Children, due to open in October, is the brainchild of Leeds Lubavitch education director Shoshana Angyalfi and her project co-ordinator Ruth Bell, who gave the JC a sneak preview of the museum.

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Lubavitch aids stranded air passengers

By Simon Rocker, April 16, 2010

Hendon’s Chabad House is expecting more than 100 guests at tonight’s Shabbat meal - most of them passengers grounded because of the volcanic dust cloud preventing flights taking off from London.

“We’ve had a lot of people calling up wanting a place to eat, a place to sleep,” said Chabad’s Rabbi Dovid Katz. “We have a massive pot of chicken soup ready.”

Having recently run a Seder for 300 people, mostly Israelis, in Golders Green, Rabbi Katz said: “It makes me feel like Pesach is happening again!”

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Chabad excommunicates rabbi

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 28, 2010

A new schism emerged last week in the Lubavitch movement in Israel following reports that one of the leaders of its “messianic” stream had stopped fasting on days marking the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Gedalya Axelrod, a leading Lubavitch rabbi in Haifa, published a letter last week saying that “according to halachah”, Rabbi Zimroni Tzik, who runs the Chabad House in Bat Yam, should be excommunicated.

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