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These Hasidic Legos Are Coming to a Death Star Shul Near You

By On April 25, 2017

The wonder of Legos is that you’re supposed to be able to build anything you can imagine. While sitting around their Baltimore Shabbos table, Tobey Finkelstein and family decided that what they wanted to… Read More

How Chabad Students Beat Steve Jobs to Hacking the Phones

The Rebbe Led. Steve Jobs Followed.

By On September 22, 2016

The year 1970 was monumental for bell bottoms, earth-lovers, and, it turns out, the technological discoveries that would lead to the internet. On January 17 of that year, a handful of Brooklyn… Read More


Carlebach Hits Broadway

By On September 17, 2013

Soul Doctor, the new Broadway musical based on Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach‘s life, has all the charm and kitsch and cringe of the genre. Traveling full circle from Vienna and stopping in New York,… Read More


The Rebbe’s Brooklyn Abode… In Brazil

By On July 25, 2013

Why has one building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn been painstakingly recreated all over the world, from São Paulo to Melbourne, Los Angeles to Milan? Because the building, 770 Eastern Parkway, is the headquarters of Chabad Lubavitch, the Hasidic sect known… Read More


The Rebbe’s Christian Son

By On November 6, 2012

Members of the Chabad-Lubavitch sect of Hasidism love nothing more than telling stories about their rebbes. One episode, however, that doesn’t get much mention concerns Rabbi Moshe, son of Chabad’s founding rebbe, Shneur Zalman… Read More


Chaim Potok and the Rebbe Walk into a Bar.

By On July 12, 2012

A farbrengen is a Hasidic spiritual gathering–it can be just a handful of people, or a few thousand. Stories and folktales are told, wordless niggunim are sung, and, more often than not, alcohol is consumed. At one such farbrengen (watch… Read More


Finding God in Madonna

By On September 29, 2010

What sort of spiritual seeker uses Madonna as a role model? Ten years ago, Wendy Shanker wrote her first book, the wildly popular memoir The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life, and became a successful… Read More