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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Audio & Video section in "The Synagogue"

A new Audio & Video section has been added to one of the hidden gems in Chabad.org: The Synagogue Companion.

Sit back and watch Synagogues Around the World, learn about Prayer from Rabbi Kadoozy, discover more about a Torah in Infinite Wisdom, and more...

While you are at it, there's lots more to check out at The Synagogue Companion. Your next visit to the synagogue will never be the same.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Jewish Birthday!

Wasn't it just recently that you celebrated your Jewish birthday? Must have been at most a year ago, no?

It's never to early to prepare for this annual milestone. A new section on Chabad.org called "Jewish Birthday" covers these topics:

Make the most of this special day in your life with this new addition to the Jewish Lifecycles section.

Click here to browse.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Jewish Facts

Tucked away in the Ideas & Beliefs section of Chabad.org is a little corner called, "Jewish Facts".

In this area author Lorne Rozovsky takes on a topic in Judaism and in a pragmatic way analyzes it and enlightens the reader on its history and also the reality of the item or ritual today.

Lorne E. Rozovsky is a Lawyer, author, educator, a health management consultant and a curious Jew.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

What You Asked...

Sometimes someone else's question is your unasked question too.

The Ask the Rabbi page on Chabad.org now has a new section: "What You Asked...". This section highlights some of the most recent questions answered by our Ask the Rabbi team. (Of course, the privacy of the questioner is maintained...)

Some of the questions include:

And much more. Check it out!

We also want to welcome to new authors: Rabbi Menachem Posner and Rabbi Baruch S. Davidson.

Remember: The question itself is not the point; it's the answer that follows! Enjoy!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Our Lifecycles section continues to grow. A recently expanded section is the Bar & Bat Mitzvah section.

What does it mean for a boy to become Bar Mitzvah and for a girl to reach Bat Mitzvah? It is just about the presents and the party or is there something more?

Explore more in Bar & Bat Mitzvah: Entering Adulthood.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

"The Forward" on Itche Kadoozy

It seems that the Itche Kadoozy fan club just does not stop. Following the recent Newsday article, The Forward picked on this story too and ran an article about Chabad.org's unique show.

Check it out here.

Aside from a lavish description of our luxurious office space, comes this:

“I always imagined as a kid that I’d continue doing fun things with animation,” Taub explained. Then, three years ago, Chabad.org hired Taub to do animation for its Web site, and he brought the early seeds of the show that he and Goorvich had developed as weekly “webisodes” for their own site. He began filming episodes, based on these characters, that taught basic concepts in Judaism, then he went on to produce a full year of “Parshah Reports” (a show within the show, conveying the weekly Torah portion as a comic news report). This year he’s been focusing on longer holiday series. Although Taub works on a very small budget and handles every aspect of production himself — from writing, taping and editing to recording voice-overs and sewing — the show has become a popular hit for thousands of fans, Hasidim and non-Hasidim alike.


(Next show, anyone? Sigh.)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Update to Google Toolbar Button

I see that Google accepted our button in their gallery!

Check it out and install it, it's in the "Other" section:


New Audio Classes

Our Jewish Audio and Video section has been accumulating over the past few weeks some nice new audio classes from various presenters covering a wide range of diverse topics.

(It was so interesting preparing this post that I actually am enjoying one of the classes right now... )