The undeniable rise of antisemitism in the U.S. was highlighted in red on Saturday when a young man walked into a synagogue in San Diego and opened fire, killing a 60-year-old woman and wounding three others.
On Monday, India solemnly commemorated the 10th anniversary of a series of horrifying attacks in Mumbai, in which 10 Pakistani Islamist terrorists killed 166 people including a rabbi, his pregnant wife, and four other victims who were targeted for being Jewish.
A rift in the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-led coalition may lead to new elections, leading some to worry, while others note this development may have been predicted many times over as a precursor to better, much more Messianic times.
Pittsburgh’s Chabad Emissaries lead thousands of rabbis in prayer and song during the annual International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Emissaries, the Kinus, in honor of the Jews murdered last week.
Wednesday evening is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the death) of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and even though he left this world 14 years ago, his influence on the spiritual world of Jews and non-Jews is still being felt today.
Following the terror attack that killed his parents, the 11-year-old has been living in Israel with his grandparents, supported by a fund established by Chabad-Lubavitch that will see him into adulthood.