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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Design For High Holidays & Sukkot / Simchat Torah Sections

A new design has been made for our High Holidays section which includes the month of Elul, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur - http://www.chabad.org/HighHolidays and our Sukkot / Simchat Torah section - http://www.chabad.org/984606. Features include Guides, Stories, Study, Kids Zone, Recipes, Audio classes, Songs and Videos.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Mystical Significance of the Star of David

Star of David
Discover the mystical significance of the Star of David (Magen David). The double triangle of the Star of David symbolizes the connection of both the inner and external dimensions of G-d, Torah and Israel.

Click here to read "What is the Mystical Significance of the Star of David?".

New What If Episode!

What If We Built the World’s Greatest Sukkah? In this episode, Ezy, Eli, Dina and the newest character, Rina, try to come up with ideas to make the world's greatest sukkah and learn an important lesson in the process. This installment also features an online game, a do-it-yourself experiment, questions to think about and a history & facts video -- all revolving around the themes of the month of Tishrei.

Click here to watch this new episode.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mobile App Sends Prayers Half a World Away

With the release of an application promising to send a prayer to holy sites thousands of miles away, iPhone aficionados need not worry about their distance from the Western Wall in Jerusalem and the Cambria Heights, N.Y., resting place of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.

Munera, a Silicon Valley-based startup specializing in mobile application development, partnered with the Jewish Web site Chabad.org to make its new iPhone application, Send a Prayer – Western Wall, widely available.

With a price of $0.99 and the ability to compose prayers in English, French or Spanish on any iPhone or iPod Touch, both organizations expect the application to be used extensively in the immediate run-up to Rosh Hashanah and in the days before Yom Kippur. Upon receipt of the prayers, Chabad-Lubavitch representatives will place them in between the stones of the Western Wall and beside the Rebbe’s resting place.

“We are very excited about this partnership,” said Munera founder Na’ama Moran, who envisions the application gaining popularity in communities worldwide.

Said Rabbi Meir Simcha Kogan, managing director of Chabad.org: “When technology is utilized to span geographic space and connect people, we are then realizing the ultimate purpose of the energy latent in Creation. By connecting people with holy sites half a world away, this application helps us all live on a higher, holier plane.”

The Send a Prayer application can be downloaded by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

High Holidays Trailer

High Holidays Trailer

High Holidays Trailer - A preview of the stimulating and moving events of the month of Tishrei, the Jewish New Year.

Click here to watch this new video.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Firsts - A Rosh Hashanah Short

Firsts - A Rosh Hashanah Short
That first day of school, your first job interview, your first day in your own home, the first day of the rest of your life...

Click here to watch this new Rosh Hashanah video.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

New Weekly Column: Parshah Halachah

A new weekly column has been added by Rabbi Aryeh Citron which will contain discussions of laws related to daily Jewish living as sourced in the weekly Torah readings.

Click here to read this new column.