• Breaking News
    Syria army declares truce in 2 areas, not Aleppo

    The Syrian army has declared a temporary truce for the capital, Damascus, and its suburbs, and the coastal province of Latakia – but not for the contested northern city of Aleppo. What impact the unilateral declaration would have was not immediately clear. It’s unlikely the opposition would abide by it after days...

  • Breaking News
    Eurozone economy speeds up, reaches size it was back in 2008

    It’s been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis. Official figures released Friday show that the eurozone, the world’s second-largest economy with 340 million people, accelerated unexpectedly at the start of the year to bring it back...

  • Breaking News
    2 British men accused of funding Brussels bomb suspect

    LONDON – Two British men have been accused of giving money to a key suspect in the Brussels and Paris bombings. Prosecutors said in court Friday that Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Zakaria Boufassil, both 26, allegedly gave more than £3,000 ($4,400) to suspect Mohamed Abrini in Birmingham in July. They are charged...

  • World
    Decrease in attacks – how did it happen? IDF Samaria Division Commanders speak

    “The quiet isn’t stable.” This is how Col. Shay Klapper, a battalion commander in the Samaria region...

  • World
    PLO Chairman Erekat calls on Israe to cease Area A operations

    Israel rejected the Palestinian Authority’s request to stop all military operations in Area A as part of...

  • Breaking News
    Update: 2 female terrorists neutralized on route 443

    2 female terrorists were neutralized on route 443 after attempting to stab a soldier. The terrorists arrived to the Bell checkpoint with a knife and a syringe filled with an unidentified substance, and suicide notes. The two asked the soldiers on duty for water. The soldiers understood that something suspicious was going...

  • World
    Terrorists neutralized after attempted stabbing attack

    Two female terrorists were neutralized on route 443 after attempting to stab soldiers. The terrorists arrived to...

  • World
    British Labour member suspended for saying Hitler supported Zionism

    Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended by his own Labour Party after he sparked an outcry...

  • Breaking News
    Magnitude 7.3 quake hits off coast of Vanuatu

    A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. There was no threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake was centered about 60 miles (95 km) southeast of the town of Santo at a depth of 6.2 miles...

  • Local
    Montreal Marks 150 Years Since Tzemach Tzedek’s Passing

    In honor of 150 years since the passing of the Tzemach Tzedek, the Lubavitch community of Motreal...

  • Local
    Letter & Spirit: Should an Eruv Be Erected?

    In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe written on Chol Hamoed Pesach in 1964 to the rabbi of a Jewish community in New York City, in which the Rebbe discusses whether or not an Eruv should be erected. The letter was written in English through...

  • Local
    Can You Guess Where the Seder Is?

    Every year, Chabad emissaries stationed in 86 countries and 600 “Roving Rabbis” host seders all over the world. Check out the snapshots below, and challenge yourself to guess where they are. Content courtesy of Chabad.org Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click...

  • World
    Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria’s Aleppo city

    BEIRUT- A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours...

  • Breaking News
    Ash Carter defends US strategy for defeating ISIS

    WASHINGTON- Defense Secretary Ash Carter is defending the US strategy for defeating the Islamic State group. He tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that US-backed local forces in Iraq and Syria are making substantive gains toward retaking Islamic State strongholds. Carter is also advising against an American-led “foreign ground force” to battle...

  • World
    Israeli Embassy attack in Rome foiled by Italian authorities

    Arrest warrants were issued for six people affiliated with ISIS on Thursday evening, four of which planned...

  • Local
    Moscow Kids Bless some of World’s Oldest Trees

    It’s been nearly 16 years now that the children davening at the Marina Roscha shul in central...

  • Local
    Reminder: Don’t Forget to Make an Eruv Tavshilin

    It is forbidden on a holiday to do any act in preparation for the following day,1 even if the following day is Shabbat. However, the sages created a halachic device, called an eruv tavshilin, which allows one to cook food on a holiday day for use on a Shabbat that immediately follows...

  • Local
    PSA: Fruit Wine Is Not Kosher for Passover

    A reader has brought to our attention that a fruit-infused wine under the brand name Casato, which...

  • Local
    Weekly Story: He Saw Eliyahu By the Door

    by Rabbi Sholom Avtzon The Dinover Rov, Reb Tzvi Elimelech Spira, known as the Bnei Yisasscher, would relate the following story by the seder. My father was known as an outstanding melamed, whose services were vied for by many. An innkeeper in a nearby town heard about his tremendous success with his...

  • Breaking News
    Hamas makes call to avenge terrorists killed in Qalandiya

    Hamas has made a call to “avenge the blood” of Palestinian terrorists killed at Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Thursday. In a press release, Hamas leader Abdul Rahman Shadid called on intifada activists to “exact a price from occupation forces for the crime in Qalandiya,” and to “deter the occupation from...

  • Breaking News
    Italy arrests ISIS suspects, uncovers attack plot

    MILAN- Italian police have arrested four people suspected of conspiring to join ISIS in a probe that revealed a plan to carry out a militant attack in Italy, a Milan prosecutor said on Thursday. Italy has been spared deadly attacks by Islamist militant groups such those seen in recent months in France...

  • Breaking News
    Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria’s Aleppo city

    BEIRUT – A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said Thursday. The contested city is now one of the main battlegrounds of Syria’s devastating civil war, with a cease-fire that has collapsed and...

  • World
    Israeli goes missing in Hungary

    Israeli citizen Ofir Gross, 40, has gone missing on a post graduation trip in Hungary. The last...

  • Local
    Loss: Mrs. Bella Prus, OB"M

    With sadness we report the passing of Mrs. Bella Prus, OB"M, of Kfar Chabad. Mrs. Prus was...