Passover celebrates the exodus of our forefathers from ancient Egypt. How much do you know about the historic Jewish communities of Egypt? Read on in this feature from our website. https://bit.ly/3Tv5S4J
Save the Date: May 9.
Lag B'omer Concert with Eig8th Day!
The first month of the Jewish calendar, the month of Nissan, is coming up. How much do you know about the Jewish calendar? Test your knowledge in this online quiz on our site.
? Just unloaded 27 pallets of Handmade Shmurah Matzah for your seder! Contact your local Chabad Center or pm for Shmurah Matzah to grace your seder table. Want to sponsor a case or two and give the gift of freedom to others? Let us know.
Bank collapses. Inflation. Extreme weather. The issues feel enormous and we feel so small, so powerless. How can we avoid becoming overwhelmed by global issues? Read more in this inspirational column on our website.
And now, if You will forgive their sin, and if not, obliterate me from Your book that you have written.” (Exodus 32:32)
Moses’ plea can be read two ways. The simple reading is to add a single word: “If you will forgive their sin, good, and if not..”
But you can also read it as it is written:
Whether you forgive them or not, obliterate me.
Why? Why would Moses demand not only his physical death, but utter, eternal, spiritual obliteration? Moses, of all people, who certainly was fully cognizant of what this meant!
Certainly it was out of his love for his people. Because G‑d had told him, “Let me destroy them and I will make you into a great nation.”
At this, Moses shuddered with his entire being.
If not for him, G‑d could not destroy the Jewish people. After all, G‑d had promised their forefathers that their descendants would become a great nation.
If so, it was his existence that made possible the destruction of his own people.
Repulsed and horrified, Moses exclaimed, “Such a creature I cannot be! Please! Obliterate me as though I never was!”
This is a Jewish leader. There is no cell in his body that is not made of love for his people.
Purim is tonight and tomorrow (Tuesday)! Please visit our online purim megasite to prepare for the special day! We cover it all, from practical guides, recipes and inspirational videos - you're sure to find something new for this year!
Chicago Megillah Reading Centers. Hourly Megillah reading in Rogers Park, Skokie, Lakeview, and Bucktown. For the homebound register at LubavitchMesivta.com/homereading. Plus, readings throughout the city and suburbs chabadillinois.com/purim/events.
Lecture by R’ Ephraim Moscowitz o.b.m. on the history of Jewish Chicago.
Peeling back the layers of the Hamantaschen Purim cookies, also called "oznei Haman"... Read on in this feature from our website.
Lessons learned from the Tabernacle in the desert.
It's the new month of Adar! What do you know about this joyous month?
The Chabad at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign—in partnership with the school—will convert a campus building to dorms for Jewish students. The development comes as the university faces allegations of antisemitism. Illini Hillel at Cohen Center For Jewish Life Illini Chabad Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois
In cooperation with Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois - JRA Chicago and Agudath Israel we are offering free food boxes for families with children ages 1-18. There are no income eligibility requirements, and boxes will be available for pick up from The Friendship Circle on the evening of March 23rd. All food items will be Kosher for Passover. Sign up by March 19.