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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?

Tour of the Gush Katif Museum
The Gush Katif Museum, which opened last year in Jerusalem, chronicles both the history of the 21 evacuated settlements of Gush Katif and their destruction. The museum was initiated by S.O.S. Israel, an organization founded by Chabad Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe to fight for Greater Israel. In honor of Tisha Be'Av the anniversary of Israel's disengagement from Gush Katif Chabad.info presents tour of the museum, in photographs.

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Live: 9th of Av @ The Kosel
Tisha Be'Av begins tonight in the U.S. and has already begun in Israel. Thousands of Jews representing virtually every community in Israel are at the Kotel for prayers that will continue throughout the night. Click Here to view a live videofeed from three cameras.
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Tisha BeAv With The Rebbe
In honor of Tisha Be'av, Chabad.info presents the following video clip from Tisha Be'Av 5747 with the Rebbe: Megillas Eicha, Shacharis, Slichos, and the reading of the Haftorah. Additionally we present a recording of Kriyas Hahaftorah of Tisha Be'Av by the Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach Click Here to view the video, Click Here to hear the Haftora of Shachris, Click Here for the Haftorah of Mincha.
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The Chayolei News Report
Camp Chayolei Hamelech, has now begun the second trip, with an additional eighty campers. Nestled in the scenic Pocono mountains the camp offers the children a truly enjoyable Chassidishe experience, in the spirit of Moshiach, ranging from canoeing on the Delaware river, sports, swimming, ATVs, concerts, Farbrengens. The above video, produced by the camp staff sums up the first month of camp.
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Nachal Chareidi Soldiers Operating in Gaza
Nachal Chareidi (Netzach Yisrael), a completely Shomer Mitzvos unit, which counts many chabad chassidim in its ranks, today find themselves in the hottest sector, Gaza. Having proven their abilities over the years operating in the Jordan Valley sector and more recently along the northern border in the Har Dov area. According to the brigade commander, Colonel Moti Baruch, while the Gaza area appears quiet today, this is a misconception. He points out that a week does not pass without shooting incidents or combat across the border fence.
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Police Preparing for Tisha BAv
Jerusalem police are preparing for Tisha BAv, increasing security in the capital, with a special emphasis on the Old City and Kosel area. Tens upon tens of thousands of mispalalim are expected to visit the Kosel during the fast day, with the largest crowd making its way mincha time. Kosel Rav, Chabad Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz reports there were be 50 extra people on hand to assist in handling the crowd and maintaining tznius in the Holy Site.
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Case Closed Against Fugitive Agri Manager
Hosam Amara
Federal agents investigating alleged crimes at Agriprocessors Inc. gave up their investigationon on former manager who fled the country, according to court papers filed Tuesday. The fugitive, Hosam Amara, remains at large and is believed to be hiding in Israel. The former poultry manager at Postville's kosher slaughterhouse was one of several managers indicted for immigration and fraud charges last year, six months after an immigration raid.
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Week #2 @ CGI Winter Sydney
After a success and enjoyable first week of camp, campers eagerly returned for a second week together with new friends from close and far to spend the full 2 weeks of their winter holidays in the Rebbes camp. Clement weather, new equipment, and an ever-more exciting schedule, were all contributors, making this year's the most successful camp program to date. The camp, run by the Tzemach Tzedek Community Centre, Sydney, is geared to provide boys ages 7-12 a better way to spend their mid-winter break  Report & Photos
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Rabbis stress importance of obeying the law
In the wake of last weeks arrests of several prominent rabbis, some Orthodox leaders are working to ensure that their institutions are following the letter of the law. At a Chabad-Lubavitch regional conference over the weekend in northern Virginia, several rabbis stressed the importance of obeying the law, according to Rabbi Levi Shemtov, director of the Washington office of American Friends of Lubavitch.
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Chabad Seeks Default Judgment Against Russia
Seized Chabad Archive at Russian State Library
Chabad asked a federal judge for a default judgment against Russia today, following the countrys exit from a long-running lawsuit over a priceless religious library. Lawyers for Chabad-Lubavitch, filed a motion today at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia accusing Russia of flaunting U.S. law by ducking out of the suit. On June 26, Russia filed a notice informing the court that it would no longer participate in the litigation, which it called incompatible with its rights as a sovereign nation.
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Torah dedicated in memory of Holtzbergs
An important milestone was recently celebrated at Vancouvers Chabad of Downtown synagogue in the Bnai Brith Manor, as the community welcomed its first Torah scroll, dedicated in loving memory of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivky Holtzberg, the directors of Chabad in Mumbai, India, who lost their lives in a terrorist attack last November  Photo Gallery
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Knesset Addresses Temple Mount
As was reported previously by Chabad.info. Members of Knesset met to talk about the Temple, its role in Jewish life, and for the first time ever to talk about Israel's approach to the Temple Mount today. The conference was organized by MK Michael Ben-Ari. Chabad rabbi Zalmen Notik, Mashpiya in Yeshivas Toras Emes was invited to speak as well, and shared the Rebbe MH"M's view of the matter. Chabad.info presents a photo gallery and video of the speech.
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Luabvitcher Bochur Assualted, Robbed
A chabad yeshiva student was attacked and robbed by a pair of Arabs in Jerusalem. The yeshiva Bochur came to participate in a Tanya printing ceremony at the old train station in Yerushalaim. As he was leaving the event, the bochur stepped out to the sidewalk to don his Rabbeinu Tam Tefillin. As he recited the prayers, two Arab youths violently attacked him.
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Yeshivas Lubavitch Summer Program
For the first time ever Yeshivas Lubavitch of Manchester relocated to a small vacation town in the north England which has a Jewish community, The bochurim spent their time immersed in Niglah and Chassidus in a relaxed atmosphere, Shiurim were given by members of the hanholo Rabbi Moshe Wolberg, Rabbi Korf, Rabbi Klyne and Rabbi Eidelman a special emphasis was put on learning Sugyos in Gemoro with their practical Halachic application, The bochurim also took advantage of the time to farbreng and engage the hanholo members on a wide range of topics.
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American's Plotting Attacks in Israel Caught
U.S authorities on Monday arrested seven people from North Carolina who have been charged with plotting to carry out terrorist attacks overseas, including in Kosovo, Jordan and the Gaza Strip. US prosecutors said the ringleader of the group, Daniel Patrick Boyd, trained in Afghanistan and Pakistan from 1989 to 1992 and used that experience to set up his own organization to train fighters, raise money and carry out attacks abroad.
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Pifzer in Lawsuit Over False OU
Manhattan dietary-supplement company duped drugmaker Pfizer into buying an antioxidant ingredient that it falsely claimed to be kosher, a lawsuit charges. Marco Hi-Tech allegedly used a forged "letter of certification" from the Orthodox Union, the leading US kosher-approval outfit. The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, says the group's letterhead was used to make it seem Marco's grape-seed extract had received the famed "OU" stamp of approval.
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Knesset Focuses on the Temple Mount
As Tisha B'Av, the annual day of mourning over the destruction of the Temple, approaches, Members of Knesset met to talk about the Temple, its role in Jewish life, and Israel's approach to the Temple Mount today. The conference was organized by MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union). A Chabad rabbi was invited to speak as well, and shared a religious view of the matter. By laying a firm claim to sovereignty on the Temple Mount, Israel will not only not drive supporters away, but will actually win friends, he said  Report & Video
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Newton: Construction Begins
During the Nine Days, when we mourn the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash, and we prepare ourselves for the building of the third Bais Hamikdash, Chabad of Newton has demolished an old house as a preparation for the building of the new Beth Menachem Chabad center in Newton, MA, USA. Rabbi Chaim Prus opened Beth Menachem Chabad in Newton nine years ago, on Yud Aleph Nissan  Photos
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BabagaNews Part III
Lubavitch Day Camp in Thornhill, Ontario, one of the largest Gan Izzy's in North America with over 650 campers, initiated BabagaNewsa, a humorous news show covering happenings and tidbits at the summer camp. It is hosted by two anonymous newscasters.
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Proposal: Emblazon belief in Creator on money
A new bill was proposed Monday by Shas MK Nissim Zeev that stipulates that Israeli paper money will be emblazoned with the sentence: "We believe in the Creator." "Money and bills are the center of our life, and it is befitting that the money issued by the State of Israel will be a reminder of Jewish faith," explained MK Zeev. "Even those who don't uphold the mitzvoth will be reminded in this way of the foundation of the religion of Israel."
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Facebook Removes Hamas Page
The networking Web site Facebook removed a page dedicated to Hamas' Gaza leader Ismail Haniya, al-Hayat reported. The Web page titled "Commander Haniyah" had more than 10,000 friends when it was removed without any explanation. The Palestinian Maan news agency said one of the supervisors of Haniya's site said he feared similar action will be taken against the page devoted to Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, which has already attracted more than 17,000 friends.
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Chief Rabbi Meets STARS Students
A meeting with Chief Rabbi, and Shliach to Dnieprepretrovsk Shmuel Kaminezki with over two hundred students of STARS-National Business School program by Shiurei Torah foundation took place at the big prayer hall of Golden Rose synagogue. Reb Shmuel highly praised the success of the program.
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Six Stolen Torah Scrolls Found
Six Torah scrolls that were stolen from the Or Hachayim synagogue in the northern-Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev were returned to officials of the synagogue this evening, after they were found in the nearby Palestinian Authority Arab village of Hizme. Thieves broke into the synagogue six months ago, stealing the scrolls, along with shofars, ornamental cups and other items. Detectives stationed at the Hizme checkpoint found the scrolls near the checkpoint just before dawn on Monday.
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Tonight: Live Shiur
Tonight, Monday, July 20, 2009, at 8:30pm EST, Rabbi YY Jacobson will deliver a 50-minute global webcast -- How Do We Inspire Our Children? Just as in your heart there is only One, so in our heart there is only One, twelve sons told their dying father, conveying the essence of education. To watch, please visit www.TheYeshiva.net To download the curriculum, source-sheet, questions & exercises, please click here. To listen via telephone, please call: (712) 432-1001. Access Code: 424666815#. Note: This is a new number and code.
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New Cafe Opens in Downtown Brooklyn
There is a new spot on the Jewish radar in downtown Brooklyn this summer. A new kosher café/takeout, Olgas on Smith, opened its doors serving Jews and non-Jews alike. Olgas on Smith, located at 407 Smith Street, is a dairy café with dairy and parve takeout dishes available, under OK supervision. Its modern minimalistic décor provides a sense of tranquility and serenity. With the night view of the F train descending into the tunnel, it is quintessentially urban Report & Photos
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Week #4 @ Chayolei Hamelech
Starting last week Wednesday, camp Chayolei Hamelech was rocked by the most amazing, awesome, two days color war experience. Campers, counsellors, teachers, and other staff members at Camp Chayolei Hamelech participated in a huge 'Moshiach War', which begun according to camp tradition with a memorable 'break out'. For several days the campers and counsellors 'fought out' the advantages of their respective themes with songs plays and skits. Other highlights this week included a trip to Six Flags, and the usual learning and activities  Photo Gallery
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New Jewish Publications Issued in Russian
A new publication has just been released in Russian as part of the BET: A Library of Jewish Texts series. The collection The Expression of Language (Maane Lashon) contains prayers and texts to be recited at the resting places of the righteous. These texts were first compiled in the 17th century and the present edition is the one that follows the custom established by the second Rebbe of Lubavitch, Rabbi Dovber. The book contains the original Hebrew prayers, Psalms and related part of the Zohar, as well as a translation into Russian. There is also an explanation of the laws and customs of visiting the cemetery and particularly, the graves of the righteous.
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India: Shluchim Lead Search
A 24-year-old Israeli tourist is missing in the Parvati Valley area, near Kosol, India. Last Tuesday, Ami-Chai Shtainmitz and a friend set out on a one-day trek from the village of Khirganga. The two split up at some point, but when Shtainmitz did not return, his friend notified authorities. An Israeli search team is expected to arrive in India on Monday to help in the search, in the meantime, Chabad Shluchim, Rabbi Danny Vinderbaum and Rabbi Yoel Kaplan are leading local search teams.
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New Yeshiva for C.H.
Finally, no need to compromise! We are proud to announce the opening of the Menachem Mendel Institute, a yeshiva with small class sizes, individual attention, accessible staff, and academic achievement! Right here, in the heart of Crown Heights, MMI, will be opening its doors in September 2009, offering vocational coursework alongside Limudei Kodesh to high school students, in a relaxed, safe and social environment, building up the self esteem of each student.
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Steinsaltz In Stable Condition
World renowned scholar, Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael - Steinsaltz was lightly wounded in a car accident last week Wednesday, Rosh Chodesh Av. He was taken to hospital after the driver of the car he was in accidentally crashed into the entrance gate of the city of Tekoa, near Jerusalem, where the Hesder Yeshiva of Rabbi Steinsaltz is located.
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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!