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 Loss: R' Chaim Bentzion Batashvilli, OB"M 
 With profound sadness we report the untimely passing of R' Chaim Bentzion Batashvilli, OB"M, a member of Anash of Nachlas Har Chabad. R' Chaim Bentzion battled a devastating and prolonged illness, r"l. The levaye took place today ■ more
Yom HaBohir Yud Alef Nissan 5777
 65 Centimeter Torah Honors Gruzia's Jews 
Photograph: Sholom Levi

 In an impressive ceremony, a 65 centimeter high Sefer Torah was brought to the Kosel Maarovi, dedicated to the Jews of Gruzia (Georgia). The writing of the Torah began 6 years ago, on the auspicious day of Chai (18) Elul) and was concluded on Yom HaBohir Yud Alef Nissan 5777 ■ more


In Memory of Mashpia R' Maishke
 New Sefer Torah to Bais Mordechai Shmuel 
Tonight, Wednesday, family members, past and present Tmimim and Kfar Chabad residents will commemorate the first yohrtzeit of beloved Mashpia Rabbi Avraham Moshe Naparstek, OB"M, with the dedication of a Sefer Torah to the Mordechai-Shmuel Shul ■ more
Yom HaBohir Yud Alef Nissan 5777
 Tel Aviv's Birthday Present to The Rebbe 
שלוחי הרבי בתל-אביב עם השליח הראשי הרב גרליצקי וראש העיר
שלוחי הרבי בתל-אביב עם השליח הראשי הרב גרליצקי וראש העיר
Tel Aviv Municipality officials, public figures and Shluchim in the city, who gather every year for a Yud Alef Nissan farbrengen in the mayor's office, got a huge surprise. Head Shliach Rabbi Yossi Gerlitzky unveiled a sign with a list of fifty (!) Shluchim serving the Tel Aviv neighborhoods. "This is just the beginning," said Rabbi Gerlitzlky. "We will add many more ■ more
Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Loss: Mrs. Batsheva Epstein, OB"M 

With sadness we report the passing of Mrs. Batsheva Epstein, OB"M, widow of R' Tzvi Epstein, OB"M of Nachlas Har Chabad. Mrs. Epstein is survived by - tibodel l'chaim tovim- her aughter Mrs. Michal Nechama Segal (Rishon L'Tzion) and grandchildren. The levaye is taking place now, at the local Bais Hachaim in Kiryat Malachi ■ more

Mivtza Matzah 5777
 Talmud Torah: No Moshav Was Left Behind 
Photograph: Nitai Abel/ Shturem

At the Kfar Chabad Talmud Torah, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Arad decided to take the implementation of the slogan "Chinuch. This is our Shlichus "- a few steps forward and to instill in the students a powerful Shlichus experience, with the distribution of three matzos to each family in the moshavim around Kfar Chabad ■ Each teacher was responsible for a moshav in the area, and received matzo boxes, special stickers, and the map of the "his" moshav ■ more 

AD MOSAI? Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Tragedy: Shliach Rabbi Mordechai Shalter 

With much pain and sadness we report the passing of Shliach Rabbi Mordechai Shalter, OB"M. R' Mordechai was the first Shliach to the Karnei Shomron region. For many years he was challenged with debilitating health issues, nevertheless, he fulfilled his Shlichus with true mesiras nefesh ■ more

Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Loss: Rabbi Boruch Katz, OB"M 
With sadness we inform of the passing of Rabbi Boruch Katz,OB"M. Rabbi Katz is the father of - yibodel l'chaim tovim - Rabbi Tzi Katz, a longtime member of Kiryat Gat's Lubavitcher community ■ more
Bais Chabad Gush Katif
 Matzoh Bakery a Hit with Expellee Kids 
Bais Chabad of Gush Katif, headed by Shliach Rabbi Yigal Kirschenzaft, attends to the spiritual and material needs of the Gush Katif expellees who have temporarily resettled across the country. During the pre-Pesach season, R' Yigal presents special holiday workshops for their children ■ more
Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Loss: Mrs. Esther Springer (Spalter) OB"M 

With sadness we inform you of the passing today of Mrs. Esther Springer-Spalter, OBM, of Kfar Chabad, Israel. She was 84 years old. The levaye will take place tomorrow, Thursday, at 10:00am, leaving from her home in Kfar Chabad ■  more

Guest of Honor: Rabbi Y. Yosef
 Day Two of the Rabbonim Conference 
Photograph: Itzik Belinitzky

This morning, day two of the kinus, the Rabbonim and Shluchim participating in the annual kinus of the RCE (Rabbinical Centre of Europe) greeted Rabbi Yitzchok Yosef, chief Sefardic Rabbi, who came from Eretz Yisroel. Rabbi Yosef was accompanied by vice-chairman of the RCE, Rabbi Aryeh Goldberg ■ more 

A Memorable Occassion
 Kiryat Gat: Festive Bar Mitzvah Celebration 

A participant in the Machon Bar Mitzvah project coordinated by the local Lubavitcher yeshiva celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in the yeshiva zal. The festivities opened with hanochas Tfillin and Shacharis with the family members ■ more

Mivtza Purim 5777
 The Kosel: Orah V'Simcha V'Sasson V'Yekar 
Photograph: Dovid Kotlar
Shliach Rabbi Yossi Halperin and his staff had their hands full- literally, during the two days of Purim at the Kosel Maarovi in Yerushalayim. Thousands of locals and tourists passed through the Chabad booth, put on Tefillin, and fulfilled the mitzvos of the day. Dovid Kotlar was at the scene, doing mivtzoim and snapping photos of joyous Yidden doing mitzvos ■ more
Yochai Kfir & Yishai Lapidot
 The "Moetzet" Chabad Nigunim Medley 
Photograph: Screen Shot
Yochai Kfir & Yishai Lapidot of Channel 20's Moetzet Hashirah present a medley of beloved and popular Chabad nigunim ■ more
Purim 5777
 Megillah Readings in Kfar Chabad 
Photograph: Nitai Abel/Shturem
Shturem photographer Nitai Abel toured the many shuls in Kfar Chabad on Motzoei Shabbos,  during the reading of the Megillah. He presents a colorful Purim photo essay of the unique Purim atmosphere in the Kfar: the leining, the costumes, the booing of Haman and more ■ to the photo gallery
Purim 5777
 Kfar Chabad: Fun Purim Fair at Oholei Torah 
Photograph: Nitai Abel/ Shturem
The cheder students at Oholei Torah in Kfar Chabad enjoyed a festive Purim Fair yesterday (Wednesday). The fair featured games and contests based on the mitzvos of Purim. The children participated in a Kinus Torah, Tefilla and tzedaka, following The Rebbe's horo'oh. Menahel Rabbi BenTzion Vishedsky inspired the children with stories of mesiras nefesh for Torah in the USSR. Betzalel the Magician enthralled the children with his illusion show ■ more 

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