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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chabad.org News in the NY Times

Chabad.org News was featured in today's NY Times.

If It Involves Jews, Chabad’s Tiny but Far-Flung News Organization Is on It
Published: December 27, 2008

When the news broke on Thursday of a freakish traffic accident that injured several people at the Chanukah Wonderland workshop run by the Lubavitch community of Woodmere, on Long Island, the story was picked up by the usual suspects: Newsday, The Daily News, The New York Post and The Associated Press. It also happened to be that day’s top North American offering of a much smaller — and somewhat more specialized — journalistic venture: Chabad.org News.

Written and produced from a small home office in Israel by a husband-and-wife team, Chabad.org News is a nonprofit international reporting operation that focuses on stories of interest to Jews — and more specifically the Lubavitch community — around the globe. On any given day, it might cover the opening of a new kosher cafeteria at the University of Miami or a fatal bus crash in Eilat, Israel. Its headlines reflect the tenets of the movement and the interests of its readers: “Light Again Issues Forth from Mumbai Chabad House” or “Mountaintop Circumcision a First for Southeastern Peru.”

Click here to read the rest of the article.

Click here to visit Chabad.org News.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Yes, We Can!

It was the phrase that kept our hopes alive during history's harshest times...Light your menorah this year on December 21-29.

Monday, December 15, 2008

33 Days

How far can your Chanukah candle go? Light your menorah this year on December 21-29, 2008.

Click here to learn more about Chanukah.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Chanukah E-Cards Made Easy

We know that the oil that was supposed to last for one day miraculously lasted for eight. With our busy schedules, how often do we wish that we could stretch one hour into eight? While we can’t promise you such a miracle, we did make one often time-consuming Chanukah tradition much easier and shorter. Maybe even eight times shorter...

Chanukah e-greeting cards!

Click on the link and choose from our selection of cards. Then upload your contacts from Outlook, Gmail, or many other popular email programs—and with once click send to ALL your family and friends.

Spread the light!

Click here to send your personalized Chanukah cards.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Candle Time: A Hanukkah Video

Visit http://www.hanukkah.org for more information about Chanukah, events, games and more.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Light Up Your World!

New from Chabad.org:

This year, illuminate your home with your very own complete Chanukah kit.

Your complimentary Chanukah kit includes a menorah, candles, an instructional pamphlet and even a dreidel for some traditional Chanukah fun!

Just fill out a form and we'll rush you your kit.

Tip: Parents, be sure to send a kit to your kids away at college!

Click here to order your Chanukah kit.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Rabbi YY Kazen - 1954-1998

Rabbi YY Kazen

In honor of the tenth yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak (“YY”) Kazen, of blessed memory, on the 12th of Kislev (December 9th, 2008), Chabad.org unveiled a special section to memorialize its legendary founder.

Well before most people – or any Jewish organization – knew of its use or potential, Rabbi Kazen used the fledgling internet to reach Jews throughout the world. Many were profoundly touched by YYK in those early years when he pioneered Chabad In Cyberspace – later to become Chabad.org – when he rightfully earned the title: "Father of the Jewish Internet."

The section contains a brief biography, memories from some who interacted with Rabbi Kazen, media reports about this internet pioneer, and “Chabad.org Today”—a look at the continuation of Rabbi Kazen’s selfless work.

Click here to visit this new section.