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Chai Nissan
 Rabbi Levi Yitzchok: A Biography 

In honor of Chai Nissan, the yom huledes of HaRav HaGaon HaMekubal Rabbi Levi Yitzchok, father of the Rebbe and the day of the Rebbe's bris, we present a short biography of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok ■ On this day the Rebbe usually conducted a rally for Tzivois Hashem in 770 ■ more

    
 
Surroundings Influence Babies
 Shaarei Horaah: Daily Chinuch Directive 
Chinuch horaah of the day: "Toras Emes" tells us, that immediately from the moment a baby comes into the air of the world, it is influenced by everything happening around him. Also when it is possible to think that it has no effect, since the baby doesn't understand a thing ■ more
    
 
Pesach 5774
 Jews in Charlotte Mark the Start of Passover 
Photograph: Charlotte Observer/Robert Lahser
On Monday at sundown, Jews in Charlotte and around the world marked the start of Passover, commemorating the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt under the leadership of Moses ■ On Monday night, Ohr HaTorah, an Orthodox congregation in Charlotte, hosted a Seder for young adults at the Lubavitch Educational Center ■ more 
    
 
BORUCH DAYAN HOEMES
 Loss: Rabbi Ze'v Wolf Zalmanov, OB"M 
With sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf Zalmanov, OB"M, of Kfar Chabad. R' Velvel, a longtime resident of Kfar Chabad and one of the eltere Chassidim, passed away this morning. The levaye is leaving now from Kfar Chabad, continuing on to Tzfas for burial ■ more
    
 
Pesach 5774
 Salt Lake City Celebrates Birth of Jewish Nation 
Photograph: Hugh Carey, Deseret News
A handful of people stood behind the Tess Kaylie Chabad Community Center on Monday afternoon as a rabbi tossed bread into a fire that blazed in a metal container. Burning of chametz — leavened bread — is done in preparation for the Jewish festival of Passover. Time is sacred to Jewish people," said Cheryl Wilson, a member of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah ■ more 
    
 
Yud Alef Nissan 5774
 Kharkov Welcomes New Torah 
Despite the political instability in the city and in the whole Ukraine , the Jewish community of Kharkov joined for a Siyum Sefer Torah on the Eve of 11 Nissan. The entire community - young and old joined in the momentous celebration ■ more 
    
 
Leb'n Mit 'n Rebbe
 Erev Pesach 5748: The Rebbe Sells Chometz 
Photograph: Shturem

Rare Photos: Erev Pesach, Tismach (5748). A mere few weeks have passed since the histalkus of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka. The Rebbe is at his home on President Street. Rabbi Yisroel Yitzchok Piekarski, Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, arrives at the Rebbe' holy abode ■ more 

    
 
Pesach 5774
 Celebrating Joy and Responsibility of Freedom 
Photograph: BK Angeleti

In honor of the Jewish holiday of Passover, which starts at sunset Monday, the organization has passed out 150 packets of matzo -- flat, unleavened bread -- to members of the community. Chabad director Rabbi Shlame Landa said the bread is a symbol of the holiday ■ more

    
 
The 11th Plague
 Ma Nishtanah? Gefilte Fish Scarce this Year 
Photograph: NY Times/Dave Sanders
Erik Antes spent most of Sunday, the day before the start of Passover, on the phone behind the counter at BenZ’s Gourmet in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, fielding frantic phone calls. “Yes, yes, I understand; I’m sorry, we’re all out,” Mr. Antes, the store manager, said into the receiver. “I’m sorry. I’m very sorry. Next year, maybe ■ more 
    
 
A Call for Achdus
 When It Becomes too Much... 
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The past few weeks for the Jewish world globally have been indescribably devastating.  A short while before the Seder, a wonderful father and officer was shot dead by terrorists as he drove to Kiryat Arba with his wife and children. Three Jews were murdered by an anti-Semitic KKK member in Kansas.And in the Chabad community of which I am a member: We stood, helpless to the sudden loss of Rashi Minkowitz, a young mother of 8, who suddenly died unexpectedly in her sleep at the age of 37 ■ more

    
 
Mivtza Matza, Pesach 5774
 200,000 Shmurah Matzos to IDF 
Photograph: Jerusalem Post
Some 200,000 hand-baked “shmura,” or watched, matzot were donated to soldiers ahead of Seder night by the Friends of the IDF organization and the Or L’Hayal nonprofit group connected to the Chabad movement ■ more
    
 
Beijing, China
 Burning Chometz under Communism 
Photograph: JDN

Shliach Rabbi Shimon Freundlich, of Beijing, China, burns his chometz. Beijing is the capitol of the Communist People's Republic of China ■ more 

    
 
Pesach 5774
 A Kosher'n Freilichen Pesach 
Photograph: LT Graphics
Shturem.org editorial staff wishes our readers, Anash, and all Klal Yisroel a Kosher'n Freilachen Pesach.  May we all be zoche, today, to be makriv Korbon Pesach in the Bais HaMikdosh ■ more
    
 
AD MOSAI? BORUCH DAYAN HOEMES
 Tragedy: Baby Dovid Ida , OB"M 

AD MOSAI?? Tragedy: With much sadness and shock we report the sudden passing of infant Dovid Ida, ob"m of Yavne. Two month old Baby Dovid is the son of - yibodlu l'chaim tovim - R Efraim and Efrat Ida of Yavne. The levaye will take place today, Wednesday, at 12:00 noon ■ more

    
 
Gallery of the Day
 Bais Chayeinu Kosher for Pesach 
Photograph: Shturem

The main Zal in 770 was emptied of its daily hustle and bustle, with crowds of Anash and Tmimim davening and learning throughout the day. The mispallelim were relegated to alternative venues in 770 ■ more 

    
 
Pesach 5774
 Burning Chometz in Cyprus 

Shliach and Chief Rabbi Aryeh Ze'ev Raskin of Cyprus burns his chometz with members of the local Jewish communitymore 

 
    
 

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