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Why the Round Menorah?

In 1982 the Rebbe stated that the round Menorah is NOT the real shape of the original Menorah * Furthermore, round branched Menorahs represent the dominance of Golus over Jews * So why the round Menorah?

Op-Ed: Power Dressing
After signs in Crown Heights encouraging women to dress modestly recently drew the attention of a local news station, much hubbub has been generated about the signs, and the topic of Tznius in general. Author Aliza Bas Menachem chared her thoughts on the subject with us, particularly in regard the those (even in our own community) claiming the idea is "opressive" or "offensive." ● 
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Video: Shliach Speaks Over Pro-Arab Hecklers
In front of a crowd of more than 1,000 at a rally in Washington's Farragut Square a week ago, Washington, DC Shliach Rabbi Levi Shemtov delivered a rousing speech over the shouts of pro-Arab protesters ● 
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Kahalani: "Tefillin Strengthens the IDF"
At a recent meeting with Shluchim, Brigadier General (Res.) Avigdor Kahalani, famed hero of the Yom Kippur War and current head of the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers declared that there is no doubt in his mind that putting on Tefillin "fortifies the Jewish people and leads it to victory." ● 
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What to Say to Children About Soldiers Dying?
A woman whose husband was killed in the Yom Kippur war wrote to the Rebbe about her difficulty in properly educating her children. "How do I explain to them that the death of their father in battle is the Will of Hashem?" We present the Rebbe's answer, written with his holy hand, here ● 
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Dallas: Tefillin, Barbecue for Israel
Last week, the Intown Chabad in Dallas, led by Shliach Rabbi Zvi Drizin, hosted a "BBQ for a Cause," raising more than $7,300 for children in Sderot and other locations where incoming rockets have become a part of life. Meanwhile, close to 50 men put on Tefillin in merit of Israel's security ● 
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Bibi: No Truce Without Destroying Tunnels
Speaking at a Cabinet meeting today, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that he would not agree to any cease-fire that did not allow the IDF to destroy all of the infiltration tunnels in Gaza ● 
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New Engagement
Dovid Slavin (ben R' Eli) - Crown Heights to Yael (Amy) Zebberman - Tarzana, CA
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New Engagement
Netanel Moshel - Melbourne/Sydney, Australia to Nati Einav - Pittsburgh, PA
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Obama in 2008: "Everything in My Power"
In a speech given while visiting Sderot as a Presidential candidate in 2008, President Barack Obama stated, "If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop that. And I would expect the Israelis to do the same." ● 
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Chabad Opens Refugee Camp in Ukraine
Chabad in the Ukraine has recently opened a refugee camp that will serve as a safe haven for the hundreds of Jews displaced by fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern region of the country ● 
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Gaza: 3 Soldiers Killed, 27 Wounded
Bloody day in Gaza: Three soldiers were killed and 27 wounded today after a unit entered a booby-trapped house which was concealing a tunnel. The IDF has released the names of the dead. Hashem Yikom Domom ● 
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No Signs of Slowing Down from "Tankistim"
As Israel's offensive in Gaza enters its third week, the activities of the Chabad Mitzvah Tanks (recently joined by longtime supporters Rabbis Yizchak Kogan of Moscow and Moshe Reuven Asman of Kiev), encouraging the soldiers and providing them with moth material and spiritual assistance, have only increased in magnitude. Chabad Info photographer Mendy Hechtman presents ● 
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New Engagement
Yitzy Blachman - Crown Heights to Rochie Carciente - Crown Heights
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New Engagement
Miki Glazer - Florida/Kiryat Malachi, Israel to Leah Pekkar - Pittsburgh, PA
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"Here is Menachem, Moshiach Tzidkenu!"
Today, 2 Menachem Av, marked 25 years since the famous Sicha said by the Rebbe MH"M on the eve of 2 Menachem Av, 5749, in which the Rebbe states that Moshiach is already physically present in the world, and that we are all able to point with a finger and declare, "Here is Menachem, our righteous Moshiach!" ● 
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Can a Civilized Person Kill Infants?
In 5735, a law professor sent a letter to the Rebbe, asking, "How can a civilized person today accept the Biblical commandment to wipe out the entire nation of Amalek, including infants?" We present here the Rebbe's response ● 
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Rockets Found in UN School - For the 3rd Time
The United Nations Relief & Works Agency For Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced Tuesday that another rocket stockpile has been found at one of its schools in Gaza. This instance marks the third time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge that a weapons arsenal has been found at an UNRWA school in Gaza ● 
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CNN Tours Hamas Tunnel
In a perhaps-rare moment of real reporting on the current conflict in Gaza from a mainstream news outlet, CNN reporter Wolf Blitzer gave viewers a look at a Hamas terror tunnel recently uncovered by the IDF ● 
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Birthday in the Nine Days?
In a recent edition of the "Daily Halacha" video series, Mora D'Asra Rabbi Yosef Yeshaya Braun addresses the permissibilty of giving gifts and making other purchases during the Nine Days ● 
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Urgent: Help Save the Life of a Shlucha
A recently-widowed Shlucha, already in financial distress due to the large family and many institutions she has been left to operate single-handedly, has just been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Fortunately, a treatment exists, however it is extremely expensive and well beyond what the family can afford. The Shluchim Emergency Fund is turning to all Anash to help raise the necessary funds for this very worthy cause ● 
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Superheroes Put on Tefillin in San Diego
Superman took a break from saving the world last week to wrap Tefillin for the first time. He was later joined by Thor and Batman. It reads like the beginning of a joke, but for some ardent comic fans who belong to the Tribe, it’s just another day at Comic-Con 2014 ● 
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Mazal Tov
Baby boy to Dov and Hindy (Vogel) Drizin - Woodcliff Lake, NJ
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Baby girl to Yanky and Yael (Gamal) Blachman  - Crown Heights
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Free Beis Hamikdosh Model Offered for Kids
In connection with the Nine Days leading up to Tisha B'Av, a free, printable paper model of the Beis HaMikdosh that children can easily assemble is being made available by Tzivos Hashem Traditional Crafts Workshops ● 
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Netanyahu: Prepare for Long Campaign
Speaking on television after the killing a four soldiers in a mortar attack in southern Israel and another in Gaza, bringing the IDF's total death toll to 48, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israeli citizens "must be prepared for a prolonged campaign,” adding, "We will not complete the operation without neutralizing the tunnels whose only purpose is to annihilate our children and our civilians." ● 
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Miami Shul Vandalized With Swastikas
North Miami Beach residents were shocked to discover that, early this morning, the building Congregation Torah V'Emunah had been defaced, with swastikas and the word "Hamas" spray painted red on its columns. Two cars belonging to a local Jewish family were similarly vandalized ● 
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4 Soldiers Killed in Mortar Attack Near Gaza
Hashem Yikom Domom: At least four were killed and sixed others wounded when a mortar shell struck a house in the Eshkol region early this evening ● Update: All four deaths were soldiers, whose names have now been released by the IDF ● 
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770: Siyum Maseches Each Day
In accordance with the Rebbe's Hora'ah to add in Simcha during the Nine Days in ways that are permissible according to Halacha - this being through Siyumei Maseches - Siyumim are being held in 770 each evening after Maariv, with the participation of Anash and Temimim●
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Mazal Tov
Baby boy to Moshe and Dini (Roness) Gottlieb  - Toronto, Ontario
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Advice From the Stars?
Are there any allowances for meeting with psychics and astrologers in Judaism? Are there any meditations or practical actions to gain self-control? What are some practical ways to work on stress and over-reacting? These and other questions will be addressed in this week's live broadcast with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, beginning tonight at 8 PM ● Update: Video fixed ● 
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Mazel Tov to Mendel & Devorah Leah (nee Weingarten) Stein Southfield, MI, on the birth of their firstborn daughter!

Mazal Tov to Yossi & Rivka (nee Levin) Roth, Los Angeles, CA, on the birth of a Baby boy!    (1 wishes)

Mazal Tov to Shmuly Shneur, Montreal, Canada to Leba Chanowitz, Monticello, NY on their engagement!

Mazal Tov to Brendan Rothschild (Melbourne, Australia) and Freda Werdiger (Melbourne, Australia) on their engagement!

Mazel Tov to Shui & Mimi Lewis, Crown Heights, on the birth of a daughter!

Mazel Tov to Zvi & Chaya'le Hershcovich, Montreal, Canada, on the birth of a daughter!

Mazel Tov to Michoel & Sheina Rosenthal, Marseille, France, on the birth of their firstborn daughter!   (1 wishes)

Mazel Tov to Ari & Yehudis Cattan, Boca Raton, FL, on the birth of a son!

Mazal Tov to Ariel Mangami (Rechovot, Israel) and Shternie Cohen (Monsey, NY) on their engagement!

Mazal Tov to Ariel and Ilana Steinherz, Crown Heights, on the birth of a baby girl!

Mazel Tov to Meyer Simcha & Chani Abramowitz, New Haven, CT, on the birth of a son!

Mazel Tov to Moshe & Nechama Dina Leeds, Gilbert AZ, on the birth of a son!

Mazal Tov to Itzik and Chanie (Avtzon) Wolf from CH, on the birth of their firstborn baby boy!

Mazal Tov to Rafi Mogilevsky, Toronto, Cananda to Yonit Raphaely, South Africa!   (1 wishes)

Mazal Tov to Shimon and Sara (nee Nelson) Shain, S. Diego, CA, on the birth of a baby boy!

Mazel Tov to Yossi & Rivkie Horowitz, Crown Heights, on the birth of a son

Mazel Tov to Benny & Taphara Goldstock, Crown Heights, on the birth of a son!

Mazal Tov to Avremi Orimland, Tzfas, Israel and Rochie Chayo, Crown Heights upon their engagement!