The incident occurred a day after the Jewish student center announced that Chabad was hosting renowned Holocaust survivor Rabbi Nissen Mangel for a lecture.
Exhibition, titled 'Elie Wiesel, from Sighet to Moscow via France and Israel,' was launched by Limmud FSU, which organizes Jewish learning conferences in over a dozen countries with large populations of Russian-speaking Jews.
A new cadre of ultra-Orthodox social activists is engaging their community in online discussion of heretofore hushed-up topics. Some are even promoting offline encounters as part of their daring mission.
The dispute is a sign of the demographic changes rippling through the Lubavitch stronghold of Crown Heights as more and more Modern Orthodox Jews move into the heavily Jewish area.
In an already taped episode that airs June 21, Rabbi Hanon Hecht, a Chabad emissary in upstate Rhinebeck, New York, appears with a monk, nun and priest.
Murray Huberfeld, linked by FBI to Corrections Union bribery scheme, is top philanthropist of Chabad and other religious institutions.
An independent Kurdish state would be cut off from the world, but the Kurds refuse to give up their national aspirations and are even enlisting Jewish aid. There is even talk of renewing Erbil's Jewish quarter.
Lawyer for Rabbi Eliezer Berland, 78, gets into shouting match with magistrate.
Saar Vogman was 9 years old and 100 kilometers from the worst nuclear accident in history. Four years later, he was brought to Israel in a big, celebrity-supported Chabad initiative.
Although local donor claimed religious support, the Chabad rabbi's rejection of the planned statue of the patriarch was based on rabbinic law's prohibition of idols.