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U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt at the National Menorah lighting in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10, 2020. Source: Screenshot.

US Interior secretary tests positive for COVID following National Menorah lighting

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has tested positive for coronavirus, a department spokesman confirmed to The Washington Post on Wednesday. The diagnosis came less than a week after Bernhardt helped light the National Menorah on Dec. 10 across from the White...
The world-famous Eiffel Tower menorah-lighting took place this year amid the coronavirus pandemic thanks to a last-minute request by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Dec. 14, 2020. Photo by Thierry Guez via Chabad.org/News.

Paris mayor’s request keeps Eiffel Tower menorah tradition alive

In most years, the Eiffel Tower menorah-lighting in Paris is an awe-inspiring event that draws crowds in the thousands and is seen by millions on international broadcasts. But with the city in the midst...
The first-ever public Hanukkah menorah-lighting in the United Arab Emirates, led by Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Levi Duchman. (Credit: Yehuda Lavi/JCC of the UAE on Chabad.org.News)

For first time, Hanukkah lights brighten Arabian nights in UAE

For the first time in history, a giant public menorah has been raised in the United Arab Emirates. The 12-foot metal menorah was designed and constructed locally and stands at the foot of the Burj Khalifa,...
U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt at the National Menorah lighting in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10, 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Interior secretary Bernhardt helps light National Menorah for consecutive year

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt helped light the National Menorah on the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday for the second year in a row. The eight-day holiday of Hanukkah...
Rabbi Mendy and Mazal Sternbach, co-directors of a new Chabad center in Africa's most populous city of Lagos, Nigeria, with the continent's fourth-largest economy. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Largest city in Africa gets its first full-time rabbi

When Mendy Sternbach first traveled to Nigeria from Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2014 as a 21-year-old rabbinical student to help out for the High Holidays, he didn’t expect that one day he would be putting down...
Thousands of rabbis and guests at the November 2019 grand banquet. This year, even more will be getting together on Nov. 15, 2020, albeit virtually due to the global coronavirus pandemic. File Photo: Mendel Konikov/Chabad.org.

Chabad virtual event to highlight triumph of Jewish resilience

The resilience of Jewish life amid the devastation wrought by the global coronavirus pandemic will be the major theme of this year’s Grand Event, the virtual stand-in for the Gala Banquet that annually caps...
Rabbi Levi Duchman studies with a member of the UAE Jewish community at his synagogue. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Chabad-Lubavitch announces emissary to United Arab Emirates

Each new day seems to bring with it historic good news from the Middle East. August’s surprise announcement of the United States-brokered Abraham Accords between the United Arab Emirates and Israel was followed a...
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90.

Ivanka Trump prays at Lubavitcher Rebbe’s grave ahead of election

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, made a late-night visit on Thursday to the Ohel in Queens, N.Y., to pray at the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem...
Chabad Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik. Photo by John Eisele/CSU.

Chassidic rabbi, award-winning professor becomes Colorado’s first Jewish military chaplain

Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, who runs the Chabad Jewish Center of Northern Colorado and Chabad Jewish Student Center @ CSU with his wife, Devorah Leah, and teaches at Colorado State University, is a recipient of the Best Teacher and Outstanding Faculty...
At-home booklet for use during Sukkot. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Sukkot guide to help those at home celebrate holiday

Along with spending time in the sukkah and waving the “Four Species” or “Four Kinds” (etrog, lulav, arava and hadass) a central observance of the holiday of Sukkot is holding festive evening-time celebrations. Known as Simchat Beit Hashoeva, they harken back to the...