Skip to comments.If It Involves Jews, Chabad's Tiny But Far Flung News Organization Is On It
Posted on 12/27/2008 9:40:05 PM PST by goldstategop
When the news broke on Thursday of a freakish traffic accident that injured several people at the Chanukah Wonderland workshop run by the Lubavitch community of Woodmere, on Long Island, the story was picked up by the usual suspects: Newsday, The Daily News, The New York Post and The Associated Press. It also happened to be that days top North American offering of a much smaller and somewhat more specialized journalistic venture: Chabad.org News.
Written and produced from a small home office in Israel by a husband-and-wife team, Chabad.org News is a nonprofit international reporting operation that focuses on stories of interest to Jews and more specifically the Lubavitch community around the globe. On any given day, it might cover the opening of a new kosher cafeteria at the University of Miami or a fatal bus crash in Eilat, Israel. Its headlines reflect the tenets of the movement and the interests of its readers: Light Again Issues Forth from Mumbai Chabad House or Mountaintop Circumcision a First for Southeastern Peru.
It really runs the gamut, from identifying new trends in Jewish outreach being trailblazed by Lubavitch emissaries worldwide, to exploring whats going on in far-flung Jewish communities, said Rabbi Zalman Shmotkin, a spokesman for the Lubavitch movement and a key player in the news teams Brooklyn office.
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I go to Chabad all the time; they are awesome.