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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?

Ofen marks personal miracle
This purim marked the tenth anniversary to Mendy and Shmuel Ofen's miraculous escape from the jaws of death ● Ten years ago, as they were spreading the joy of Purim with the IDF soldiers stationed in Chevron they suddenly found themselves under enemy fire, both sustaining critical wounds, and with the help of Hashem, both recovering ● To commemorate the miracle, Mendy organized a Purim Seudah for the hundreds of soldiers currently stationed in Chevron ● Photos
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'Purin In Israel'
A crowd of over seventy people turned up for the "Purin In Israel" event which took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs. A Klezmer band of five local musicians as well as M. Bilavsky from Boulder performed at the event. Photos
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Picture of the Day
After yesterdays picture featuring Yisroel Noach Hagodol (Blenitzki), together with his son Aharon Yosef, one of our readers sent us this picture in which we see R. Yisroel Noach together with the legendary Mashpia R. Nisan Nemanov at the Bar Mitzva celebration of Rabbi Abutbul (B'nei Brak) in Paris.
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Rikers Island Visit in Memory of Yossel
The traditional annual Purim visit to the Rikers Island Correctional Facility was tainted by the fact that one its founders, Rabbi Yossel Tevel OBM would not be there. However the simcha was not compromised, because that would be contrary to his desires ● Yosef Shidler reminisces the day's events ● View full article and photo gallery
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Crown Heights: Pesach Rental
Short term rental available, in the heart of Crown Heights. Newly renovated, newly furnished apartment available for Pesach. Wireless Internet. Available for entire month of Nisan.

For info call (347) 405-3209 or email: chshorttermrental770@gmail.com
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Tickets to School Production Now for Sale
Tickets to the annual production of the Beis Chaya Mushka school in Crown Heights are now for sale and sale outlets told Chabad Info that tickets are going fast.
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Lipa to Perform at Yad Eliyahu Again
On Wednesday 2nd of Nissan, history will repeat itself, when Chassidisc singing sensation Lipa Schmeltzer will once again appear on the Yad Eliyahu stadium stage at the worlds biggest Yud Aleph Nissan celebration. At the last show, Schmeltzer entertained an audience of thousands as he sang a number of songs, with his typical humorous touch.
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Milan's Purim Raffles of Israel Trip
Purim in Milan was a great success with an estimated 500 people in attendance. The event was organized by Rabbi Shaikevitz, a local Shliach in the city. Hundreds of local residents and Shluchim attended, including the head Shliach Rabbi Gershon Garelik ● Full article and photo gallery
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Crown Heights Sefardim hold Purim Event
Members of Merkaz Chabad Sefarad of Crown Heights gathered for Kerias Hamegilah and the Purim Seudah. The event was led by their rabbi, Rabbi Meir Soussan. Photos
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Poll: Only force can stop Iran
A majority of Americans believes it would be a disaster were Iran to attain nuclear weapons, and that military force should be used to prevent this from happening, according to a survey published in the US on Wednesday.
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Israeli army nixes raid after Facebook leak
We are all well aware of the spiritual damage Facebook can cause. But last week the Israeli Army was confronted with some of the real physical dangers it can apparently present.
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Toldos Aharon Sings Chabad Niggun ● Video
During a Chassidic gathering at the central Beis Medrash of Chassidus Toldos Aharon, the crowd broke out into singing the famous Lubavitcher Niggun Tzama Lecha Nafshi ● Video
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Sarcelles Celebrates Purim
Rabbi Yakov Bitton, Shliach to Sarcelles, was joined by Bochurim from the Yeshiva in Brunoy, and together they went from house to house bringing the purim spirit with them. Pictures
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Purim in Africa
After featuring Purims in 'Africa' held throughout the world, we decided to bring you some pictures of an actual purim in Africa. So here we bring you a Purim Farbrengen which took place in Kinshasa the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, organized by the local Shliach Rabbi Shloma Bentulila. Pictures
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Midtown Businesspeople Celebrate Purim
During the course of the Purim holiday, the businesspeople in Midtown Manhattan were greeted by Lubavitcher Bochurim who helped them fulfill the Mitzvos of the day. The said Lchaim, heard Megilla, gave Mishloach Monos to one another and donated money to charity. After formalities were over, the businessmen joined hand in hand with the Bochurim in a jubilant dance and happily rejoiced for some time, leaving the worries of their businesses behind ● Full picture gallery
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Chayolei Campers get Purim Packages
This Purim, Camp Chayolei Hamelech distributed Mishloach Monos to many of its campers, containing a specially designed custom Chayolei souvenir gift, and a complimentary copy of the latest Newsletter ● Full story
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Gourmet Food In The Heights
Under the headline 'The Rebbes Rose', The Jewish Week features a detailed article about the new restaurant, Basil Pizza & Wine Bar, set to open at the end of next week in Crown Heights ● I think of this as almost a reverse shlichus, Wendel said. Lubavitch goes out and brings Judaism to the rest of the world. Me, I want to bring real food to Lubavitch. ● Full article
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Ethan Bortnick on Israeli TV ● Video
Ethan Bortnick, the young jewish star from Florida is featured here on Israel's Channel 2 ● Ethan launched his career on the Chabad Telethon, and still performs at numerous Chabad houses the world over ● Video
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Picture of the Day
In this picture that reached our desks at chabad.info we see Rabbi Yisroel Noach Blenitzki, also known as Yisroel Noach Hagodol, flanked by his son Aharon Yosef, seen here covering his face with his hat. If you have any more info on the pic, feel free to comment.
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The Pletzel on Wheels
A group of Lubavitcher Bochurim decided to share some of their Simcha with the wayfarers in the Pletzel (Jewish Quarter) in Paris.
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Committee to Convene for 11 Nissan Song
The committee members last year
In preparation for Yud Aleph Nissan, the committee for choosing the song of the Rebbes Kapitel will be convening again to decide on the appropriate niggun. The committee is made up of singers and chazzanim, all musically gifted, some of them having been members for many years ● Full story
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Women of Valor to be Honored
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The Chabad of Manalapan, led by Rabbi Boruch Chazanow is holding its 23rd annual Jewish Women's Day Program and will be honoring two women for their oustanding examples of Women of Valor ● Full story
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Chayolei Registration in Full Swing
Since its rebirth three years ago, Chayolei Hamelech has risen from a small camp with small goals to a respectable camp leading the trend in Lubavitch camp's today. "We are educating the future," says Rabbi Yankel Spritzer, Executive Director of the camp. So far this year, registration has hit all time records and camp administration suspects it will be a big year ● More
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Bielski to Speak at Chabad
Zvi Bielski, son of the late World War II partisan Zus Bielski, is scheduled to speak at the Chabad Jewish Center of Vail run by Rabbi Dovid Mintz. He will speak about his memories of his extraordinary father ● Full story
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Pune Bakery to Reopen, Security to Continue
The owners of German Bakery, the site of last month's terror attack, are now free to restart business, if they so desire. The Pune police say they have cleared the site of the bomb blast at Koregaon Park which had been cordoned off to allow various agencies to inspect the place, collect evidence and conduct investigations. The Chabad House nearby has been in full operation since the attack despite fears it was a target ● Full article
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Purim Event at Chabad of Aventura
Chabad.info presents yet another purim gallery, this time of the purim event at Chabad of Aventura, Florida. Photos
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Purim fun and spirit at the Kharkov Circus
This year marking 60 years of the Rebbe's leadership and 20 years of Shluchim in Kharkov - a special Purim program like never before was enjoyed by a packed crowd . Full article
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Purim in Paris ● Unique Gallery
Purim at Beit Lubavitch in Paris. Photos
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Purim in Africa
About 150 people attended 'Purim in Africa' at the Mercury Grand Hotel, in Poughkeepsie, NY, organized by Rabbi Yakov Borenstien, Shliach to Poughkeepsie. There was live music and dancing. In addition, there was a spectacular African Purim drum circle show led by Moshe Sobol that had the entire audience of adults and children glued with their eyes. The crowd came from all over the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Photos
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Fish Rain from the Sky
some of the fish in a bucket after they fell out of the sky
You've probably heard of it 'raining cats and dogs', but fish... probably not. Well, times have changed. At least according to this story from the Daily Mail.Full story
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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!