UK News

The latest news stories about Chabad Lubavitch from around the UK.

Yom Kippur Without Guilt

From the Chabad Magazine:

"I want to know, what does the process of examining one's past deeds undertake for someone who abandoned a religious lifestyle because she was abused by the authority figures of that system?

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Or someone who grew up in a world where there was no moral standard, and just now is starting out on a path guided by Torah and mitzvahs?

Or for someone struggling with trauma or depression? Someone who already feels rotten about herself?

In all these cases, beating your chest and crying out, “I have sinned! I have sinned! Forgive me!” seems a mockery at best, and could even be self-abusive.


Alumni in Focus: New Centre in Sudbury MA

During a mid-winter night in 2006, shortly after Rabbi Yisroel and Shayna Freeman moved to Sudbury (outside Boston, USA) to open a Chabad centre, the rabbi woke, chilled to the bone. In the morning, he discovered he’d left their front door wide open.

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That open door became both a metaphor and a guiding philosophy for the co-directors of Chabad of Sudbury—about 30 minutes due west of Boston—as it has for Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries around the world. And it eventually led them to the establishment of a brand-new building, based on welcoming local Jewish residents of all ages to pray, learn and celebrate the beauty of their traditions and of Jewish history.

The grand opening of the new 5… Read More »

Photo of the Week

Fire Alarm Doesn't Stop pre-Yom Kippur Shiur in the City! 

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Sukkah in the City

Please join us at our Sukkah, New Street Square London EC4 from 9th to 11th October.

There will be 'something for everyone' and we are particularly honoured to have Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis as our honoured guest  on Monday 9th October. Please see below for full details.

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Chabad in the News #3

Following on from the recent UK JLI Conference which will see the world's flagship Jewish education programme rolled out fully across the UK this autumn there was an excellent piece of coverage in this week's JC also. For full details of the courses on offer please click here

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Chabad in the News #2

Yet another amazing story. This time about Chabad's relief efforts on St Martin in the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Kol Hakavod to Rabbi Moishe & Sara Chanowitz.

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WhatsApp & Hurricane Harvey

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Undoubtedly the ‘news story of the week’ is the tragedy that unfolded in Texas in the wake of ‘Harvey’ – the first major hurricane to hit the USA since 2005 – that dumped more than 1 metre of water over eastern Texas and displaced more than 30,000 people inside 4 days. At the latest count 47 people have sadly lost their lives.

It is, when issues of this magnitude arise, that the depth of the human spirit can be felt most. Take for example this one situation:

- Via WhatsApp a woman from Houston sends a message to her daughter-in-law in London that she is stuck with limited food, in rising water with no help coming from the rescue services

- Her daughter-in-law calls a Chabad House in London

- The Ch… Read More »

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