All posts tagged Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz

Haggadah in the Himalayas

IF the question were posed, “Which city hosts the biggest seder in the world?” likely answers may include Jerusalem or New York. Somewhat surprisingly, however, the answer sits high up in the Nepalese mountaintops in the predominantly Hindu and Buddhist city of Kathmandu, where the city’s first official seder was led in 1989 by Rabbi Mendel Kastel of Jewish House – then a 20-year-old rabbinical student at yeshivah in Sydney – along with fellow student Mendel Lipskier.

Australian Jew helps in quake-struck Nepal

KATHMANDU – An Australian Jewish woman who found herself in Nepal during the earthquake is promising to stay in the country and help reconstruct it.