Those of you who make travel plans based on the availability of a local synagogue can add one more hot spot to your list of approved destinations — The Arctic Circle. Thanks to the efforts of Anatoly Obermeister of Arkhangelsk, RU, Chabad’s lock on establishing franchises in absurdly remote Russian locations has been challenged. With the question of sabbath observance in the North Pole already addressed by 19th century rabbinic authorities, attention can now be turned to whether a polar bear with a chumash may count as a tenth man.