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Mivtza Purim 5777
 Rovno, Ukraine: Purim in the Mikdash 

After the great success of last year's Purim in Yerushalayim, Rabbi Schneur Zalman and Racheli Schneersohn, Shluchim to Rovno, Ukraine,  took the next step and launched the ultimate Purim celebration: Purim in the Bais HaMikdash ■ Rabbis Menachem Makover and Yisroel Ariel, world-renown experts on the Bais Hamikdosh, assisted with the technical details ■ more

Fire in Haditch
 Huge Blaze Rages at Tzion Site, B"H No Injuries 
Photograph: News 24
A huge fire raged in Haditch, Ukraine, at the Hachnosas Orchim site near the holy Tzion of the Alter Rebbe. B"H the Ukranian firefighters were able to control the blaze, and there were no injuries reportedmore
Mivtza Purim 5777
 Boundless Simcha in Kharkov 
Purim in Kharkov was celebrated around the clock, starting with an early morning performance at the Kharkov Circus with over 2,000 people in attendance.Everyone joined despite the early hour on Sunday to hear the megillah, get Mishloach Manos, put on Tefilin and enjoy the simcha of Purim ■ more
Mivtza Purim 5777
 The Four Mitzvos & A Frozen Megillah 
Photograph: Shturem
A Megillah carved in ice was the center of attraction at a Purim event for the Jewish community members in Omsk, Russia. Shliach Rabbi Osher Krichevsky, who hosted the seudah, helped the crowd fulfill the four mitzvos of the day ■ more
Mivtza Purim 5777
 Moscow: Thousands of Yidden, 100 Events 
Photograph: Levi Nazarov
Moscow, Russia: Thousands of Yidden of all types and stripes, attended 100 (!) Purim events at venues across Moscow during the 24 hours of Purim. Megillah readings, gatherings, Tzivos Hashem rallies, masquerades, seudos and farbrengens took place across the city by The Rebbe's Shluchim, headed by Head Shliach Rabbi Berel Lazar. ■ more 
Purim 5777
 Moscow: Mincha & Machatzis HaShekel 
Photograph: Levi Nazarov
The Jewish community of Moscow fulfilled the minhog of Machatzis HaShekel at the Marina Roscha Shul, lead by Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar. After Mincha the entire community davened Maariv and broke their fast with a rich assortment of refreshments for all ■ more
Cheder Menachem, Moscow
 Excited Mechina Boys Get First Siddur 
An emotional ceremony took place recently in Moscow, when the students of the mechina class received their very first Siddur. The event was celebrated in Cheder Menachem, with proud parents and guests on hand for this exciting milestone ■ Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar addressed the children and guests, and presented each boy with his siddurmore
Photo Gallery
 Halal Under the Supervision of Rabbi Lazar 
Photograph: Levi Nazarov
Such cooperation, can happen only in Russia: The Muslims proudly introduce kosher products fit for Muslim consumption ( 'halal') that actually stand under the supervision of the Russian Rabbinate BaDatz, which Muslims trust and market them among the Muslim public ■ more
B"H Good News
 Rabbi Deitch: Wife and Baby B"H Improving 
Photograph: Shturem Archives
Yesterday thousands of fellow Shluchim and Anash across the globe stormed the very Heavens in tefillos for Shlucha Sora Chana bas Fruma and her newborn baby boy, who were in serious condition ■ R' Zalman reports an improvement in the baby's health as well, and thanks Anash for their heartfelt prayers and support ■ more
A Holy Atmosphere
 Rabbi Ashkenazi Guest at Dneper Yeshiva 
Photograph: Shturem
Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi, rov of Kfar Chabad, visited the the Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Dnepropetrovak, Ukraine, during a visit to Ukraine. Rabbi Ashkenazi addressed the Tmimim and the staff, spoke words of Torah, and shared his positive impressions of the yeshiva and the Tmimim, the serious learning atmosphere and heilige atmosphere ■ more 
"Shluchim Shtetl"
 Winter Camp for Yaldei HaShluchim Success 
Over 80 boys and 90 girls from nine European countries including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Northern Cyprus, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary and Poland, traveled to Zhytomyr and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine for a week full of friends, activities, Chassidishe chayus and inspiration at “Shluchim Shtetl ■ more
Chabad of Georgia
 Tblisi: Shluchim Host President Rivlin 
The President of Israel Mr. Reuven Rivlin visited FJC’s community in Tbilisi, Georgia yesterday, as part of a two-day official visit to the country. He met with FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ Chabad school and kindergarten children, danced with them in Tbilisi’s ancient synagogue and addressed community members ■ more
Mivtza Chanuka 5777
 Moscow: Chanuka Joy for Hospitalized Kids 
Photograph: Levi Nazarov
This year, for the first time ever, Chanukah parties were arranged in Moscow hospitals for children with various diagnoses. There is no doubt that the Chanukah joy brought to them by the community cheered them up, helping them in this difficult period in their young lives ■ more
Mivtza Chanuka 5777
 Thousands Brave Frost in Moscow 
Photograph: באדיבות המצלם
Thousands of Muscovite Yidden braved sub-zero temperatures in Red Square to participate in the annual lighting of the first Chanukah licht. Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar lit the first candle ■ to the video and photos
Yud Tes Kislev 5777
 Yekaterinburg: Fiery Farbrengen Warms Yidden 
Photograph: Shturem
Hundreds of Yiddden, residents of Yekaterinburg, the capital of  the Sverdlovsk Region, braved the sub zero (-37 C) temperatures to celebrate the Alter Rebbe's Chag HaGeula ■ Rabbi Yonoson Feldman from Moscow farbrenged with the participants ■ more
Baku, Azerbaijan
 Ohr Avner Chabad Hosts PM Netanyahu 
Photograph: Chaim Tzach/ La'Am
The Chabad Ohr Avner Jewish educational center in Baku, Azerbaijan, hosted PM Benyamin Netanyahu and wife Sara today ■ He was welcomed by Shliach Rabbi Schneur Segal and the students of Ohr Avner School ■ "Honored members of the community and from Chabad, I am pleased to be here. My wife and I are very happy to be here for two reasons: One, we love Azerbaijan and two, we love Chabad ■ more

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