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Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Matos: How Can We Create Peace? 
Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz presents his short weekly Parsha video. This week, Parshas Matos, Rabbi Minkowicz answers the timely question: How can we create peace ■ more
Rabbi Mordechai Lipskier
 Parshas Matos: Front Lines Vs. Headlines 
Photograph: Illustration

A surgeon once came to the Rebbe to discuss a specific surgery he was going to perform on a Jew. During their conversation the man expressed his disagreement with the Rebbe's strong views on not giving up any land in Eretz Yisroel. The Rebbe asked, "You're an intelligent and kind person. Can you perhaps divide the surgery into ten segments, cutting open a little at a time ■ more

Rabbi & Mrs. Pinchas Adler
 New Shluchim Enlist in The Rebbe's Army 
Photograph: Shmais
Rabbi & Mrs. Pinchas & Mushky (nee Osdoba) Adler of Crown heights will IYH be moving on Shlichus to Palm Harbor, Florida in time for Rosh Hashana 5775, where they will serve as program directors at Chabad of Pinellas County ■ more
Yossi Piamenta Stars
 Concert and Barbecue for IDF Soldiers 
Yesterday evening, a group of Lubavitchers from the United States organized a concert and barbecue for hundreds of Israeli soldiers stationed near the Gaza strip.The concert featured the famed singer and guitarist Yossi Piamenta ■ Aside for the great food and entertainment, the organizers distributed to the soldiers several basic necessities, such as brand-new pairs of Tzitzis ■ more
Four Sets Found!
 Shliach Finds More Lost Tefillin 
Photograph: CHI

Rabbi Laibel Berkowitz, Shliach to Huntsville, Alabama, was intrigued and moved to read about the Jewish man from Florida who found 7 pairs of Tefilin for sale at a lost-luggage clearance shop in Scottsboro, Alabama – all of which were subsequently returned to their owners. Since Huntsville is a mere 30 minute drive from Scottsboro, Rabbi Berkowitz decided to return to the store and see if there were any more lost pairs of Tefilin for sale ■ more

Anti- Semitism in Holland
 Rabbi Jacob's Home Pelted with Rocks 
Rabbi Jacobs
Rabbi Jacobs | Photograph: Meir Dahan
Antisemitism has reared its ugly head in Holland. The home of Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs was attacked by antisemitic vandals yesterday, the second incident in less than a week ■ more
Nisei Nissim
 Major Terror Attack Averted 
Photograph: INN
Thirteen terrorists during the predawn hours tried infiltrating into a southern Israel community via a Gaza terror tunnel. B’chasdei Hashem they were detected and the attack was averted. There are no injuries among IDF soldiers involved in the shootout ■ There were at least thirteen terrorists that emerged from the tunnel. Soldiers opened fire at them, quickly receiving aerial support ■ more
 Participation Doubled at European Shabbaton 

“Shabbat across Europe”, CTeen’s second annual European Shabbaton, proved that geon Yaakov and friendship run much deeper than language and mentality barriers. Traveling in from cities as far as sixteen hours away, teens from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, England and France flocked to London for an uplifting weekend of Jewish pride and friendship, organized by Chanky Friedman ■ more

Joy of Shabbos in Home
 Shaarei Chinuch Directive of the Day 
CHINUCH HORAAH OF THE DAY: It is most important that the simcha of Shabbos and Yom Tov will be not only at shul and during farbrengens, but also in the home in each and every person of Anash. In any case, farbrengens should be organized in such a way that there should be time during the auspicious time of the Shabbos and Yom Tov to explain to their family members the matter in a an appropriate ■ more
Protecting the Shluchim
 Chabad Situation Room Closed 
Rabbi Kutner on the Job
Rabbi Kutner on the Job | Photograph: Shturem

Following the tragic death of activist Dror Chanin, HY"D from a direct rocket hit, the situation room set up by Chabad -CTVP and other organizations remained closed today. Rabbi Menachem Kutner, who heads the situation room, spoke with the Kikar HaShabbat website and explained that after their friend and co-worker was killed on the border, they have become more cautious ■ more

Miracle in the South
 Missile Lands Close to Bookmobile 
Photograph: Shturem
Yesterday, while making their rounds to the Kfar Darom community exiled to Nir Akiva with the Chabad Bookmobile, Shluchim Pinchas and Menachem Mendel Kirschenzaft stopped at a gas station near Sderot. Suddenly a missile fell adjacent to the vehicle ■ more
Moscow, Russia
 Chief Rabbinate to New Building 
Photograph: Eli Segal

Russian Jewry celebrated a milestone with the dedication of a new and impressive building that will house the Chief Rabbinate of Russia. The Rabbinate is headed by Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar. All departments of the Rabbinate will be housed under one roof, and will provide improved services for the many Yidden, Rabbonim and community leaders throughout Russia ■ more

Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 The Rebbe Recites the Haftorah 
Photograph: Excerpt from JEM
The Rebbe recites the Haftarah during Mincha, Sunday, 18 Tammuz, Tismach - tzom 17 Tammuz nidcheh ■ more 
Tefillin for Soldiers
 "And They Will Be Afraid of Thee" 
 Unflinching and undaunted by the "Tzuk Aytan" operation, the Rebbe's Shluchim in Chevron visited soldiers in the Chevron and Gaza Envelope regions, strengthening their spiritual protection by presenting them with a gift of Tefillin ■ the Tefillin were gifted by the Bais Chabad in Lyon, France and Shliach Rabbi Shmuel Gurewitz ■ more 
CTVP Increasing Work
 "We are Deeply Saddened; We March Forward 
Photograph: CTVP
The eighth day of rocket bombardment from Hamas resulted in the killing of an Israeli man who had gone to the Israel-Gaza border to bring food and good will to members of the Israel Defense Force ■ Early reports on Twitter and online news sites from Israel suggested that he was a Chabad rabbi ■ more
Chinuch & Bein Hameitzorim
 Shaarei Chinuch Directive of the Day 
CHINUCH HORAAH OF THE DAY: There is a special connection [between the chinuch of even the smallest children] to the days of "Bein Hameitzarim"... As our sages say the cure is given before the plague, since this is the way to stop the enemy from striking ■ more

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