Each night of Chanukah the Great Chabad Synagogue of Moldova hosted a festive Menorah lighting. The place was filled with professionals, students and families, for a joyous Chanukah celebration, complete with traditional ‘sufganiot’ – doughnuts. This Chanukah marked 26 years of Chabad in Moldova.
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The Institute of Noahide Code, a non-governmental organization with consultative status at the United Nations, hosted an event at 777 UN Plaza on Monday called “One People, One World.” The organization was conceived as an opportunity to unite the world by re-affirming the belief in the One G-d as the Creator of all human beings and the belief that we are all created in the Divine Image. The event, led by Rabbi Yakov D. Cohen, gathered people hailing from six different countries (Belgium, Canada, China, Israel, Moldova and the United States) and from all walks of life: rabbis, diplomats, students, business people, journalists and former soldiers. All attended with a commitment to securing world peace according to the Seven Laws of Noah.
This year, the Jews of Kishinev, capital of Moldova, observed the various laws and customs of Yom Kippur easily.
Prior to Yom Kippur, they came to the Jewish Center next to the large Chabad shul in the city to observe the ancient custom of kapparot, using white chickens. These were later slaughtered by shliach and shochet Rabbi Yaakov Shatz.