B"H Saturday, 28 Kislev 5775 | December 20 2014
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 A Very Freilechen Chanuka 
Chanuka Licht B'Chatzros Kodsheinu
Chanuka Licht B'Chatzros Kodsheinu
Millions of our brethren will be lighting the first Chanukah candle tonight, while thousands others will be out making sure that no Jew is left in the dark, thanks to the Rebbe's world-wide Mivtza Chanuka ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 5752: The Rebbe Joins Live Broadcast 
Photograph: Screen Shot/ JEM Video
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe: The 5752 "Chanukah Live" international satellite hookup, that united Chanukah celebrations held in New York, Paris, Moscow, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Yerushalayim ■ more
    
 
Neirot In-Depth Sicha
 Parshas Miketz - Accepting the Blame 
Parshas Miketz: When Yosef’s brothers arrive in Egypt to buy provisions during the hunger, Yosef makes things difficult for them and challenges his brothers as being spies. The brothers realize that these troubles are a G-d-given punishment for their misdeeds in selling him. Upon hearing their remorse, Reuven further rebukes them ■ more
    
 
Lighting in Children's Room
 Shaarei Chinuch Directive of theDay 
Chinuch Horaah of the Day: Even though in order to publicize the miracle, one menorah is lit in each home... since there has been an increase in undesirable matters (which have already occurred or that can still occur chas ve'shalom), it is best and most fitting for more light to be added to the world. In addition to the menorah normally lit, a menorah should be lit in the children's rooms also ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 What the Chanuka Candles Tell Us 
WHAT THE CHANUKAH CANDLES TELL US... Torah and mitzvos in general are compared to "a mitzvah is a lamp and the Torah is light" (Mishlei 6:23) . There are, however, certain mitzvos, (like Shabbos candles and Chanukah candles), whose connection with the "lamp" of "mitzvah" and the "light" of "the Torah" is much more visibly obvious, which can be perceived by our human eyes ■ more
    
 
Mivtza Chanuka 5775
 Utah: Kristallnacht Survivor Lights Menorah 
Photograph: Hugh Carey, Deseret News
More than 150 people gathered in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday evening, the first night of Hanukkah, to continue the Jewish tradition of lighting a menorah.Gov. Gary Herbert lit the Shamash, or lighting candle, placed in the center of a tall menorah. Rabbi Benny Zippel, of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, and John Price, former U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius, Seychelles, and Comoros, led those gathered in two blessings to G-d before Price lit the first candle on the menorah ■ more
    
 
Mivtza Chanuka 5775
 Chabad of MU Lights up Campus 
Photograph: Missourian/Tim Tai
Several dozen students and faculty gathered Tuesday night for a menorah lighting ceremony in the MU Student Center to mark the first night of Hanukkah.Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin lit the middle candle, or shamash, on a 9-foot menorah furnished by Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri, which hosted the event ■ more
    
 
Mivtza Chanuka 5775
 Ontario: First Ever Menorah Car Parade 
Photograph: James Carbone/ Inland Valley Bulletin
Twelve vehicles took off on a mission Thursday night to spread more light in the Inland Empire.The menorah-mounted vehicles then rode through neighborhoods in Ontario ● Before the vehicles took off, a Hanukkah celebration was held in Ontario’s Town Square ● Rabbi Harlig has said that he hopes to encourage everyone that they have the power to add light and good to the world ● more
    
 
Leb'n Mit Der Tzeit
 L'Chaim! Alter Rebbe Released from Prison 

The Alter Rebbe's second Liberation: On the 23rd of MarCheshvan, 5561 (October 30, 1800), the Attorney General sent an urgent order to the Governor of White Russia to apprehend "the head of the Karlinists, or Chasidim, the Jew Boruchovitch" and to send him to Petersburg ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Mordechai Lipskier
 Chanukah: To Beat The Greeks 
 Kisvu lochem al keren hashor
Kisvu lochem al keren hashor | Photograph: Illustration
Just How Different Are We? Johnny paid his way through college by waiting tables in a restaurant."What's the usual tip?" asked a customer. "Well," said Johnny, "this is my first day, but the other guys said that if I got five dollars out of you, I'd be doing great." "Is that so?" growled the customer. "In that case, here's twenty dollars." "Thanks. I'll put it in my college fund," Johnny said."By the way, what are you studying?" asked the customer. "Applied psychology ■ more
    
 
Turf War at Purdue?
 Shluchim "Welcomed" - "Deep Divisions" 
Photograph: Taya Flores/Journal & Courier
"We welcome them here to the community but my concern is that there aren't the numbers here that they think are to support them," she said. "I hope it doesn't become a competition with Hillel … I certainly hope Chabad isn't trying to take students from (Hillel) ■ "I think that here on a campus that doesn't attract a traditional crowd and has not in it's history, it's resources that can be best spent elsewhere ■ more
    
 
Mivtza Chanuka 5775
 VP Biden Quotes Rebbe & Thanks Chabad 
Kiddush Hashem in Capitol
Kiddush Hashem in Capitol | Photograph: Chabad.org/Ron Sachs
With the White House as the backdrop for the lighting of the National Menorah in Washington, D.C., U.S. Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the centrality of Jewish values to American life.“I want to give special thanks to Chabad for hosting this event,” said the vice president. “The Lubavitcher Rebbe taught us that every living thing must grow. And just as the Chanukah lights will grow from the first day to the eighth, just as even those who have achieved good and holy things must never be satisfied with what they’ve achieved yesterday, may you all go from strength to strength ■ more
    
 
Mivtza Chanuka 5775
 Edinburgh Pipers Play Chanuka Songs 
Jewish Pride in Edinburgh, Scotland
Jewish Pride in Edinburgh, Scotland | Photograph: STV
Scotland's Jewish community may be small but it is proud of its faith and traditions. One of those is Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, an eight-day celebration that began on Tuesday night.Worshippers are braving the winter weather to gather in Edinburgh's  Andrew Square every night for a week to witness the lighting of the Chanukah menorah ■ more
    
 
Mivtza Chanuka 5775
 Giant Menorah Stands Tall in Martin Place 
Sydney, Australia:  Chabad is pleased to announce that the Giant (10 metre high) Chanukah Menorah has been erected in Martin Place in the very same place it has stood annually for the last thirty years ● After lengthy discussions and consultation with the authorities and communal leaders, the decision was made to cancel the Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Martin Place ● "As we mourn the loss of life and the atrocity that has taken place, people of goodwill will continue to shine the light of freedom and communal harmony ● more
    
 
A Chanuka Miracle
 HaTomim Levi Rosenblatt Released Home 
HaTomim Levi Rosenblatt, the 22-year-old who was stabbed in a shocking attack in 770, was B"H released from Bellevue Hospital Center on Wednesday, a mere eight days after the attack ■ "Mr. Rosenblatt suffered a knife injury to the blood vessels in an extremely sensitive area of his brain," hospital chief of neurosurgery Dr. Paul Huang said ■ Rosenblatt: "I have a lot of people from way back in the beginning to thank, above all, G-d and the Rebbe who provided his blessings ■ more
    
 
Mivtza Chanuka 5775
 Chony & Benny on Chanuka 
Photograph: Screen Shot
Join Chony and Benny in their latest episode- # 17 - with a short Chassidish insight on the inside story of Chanuka ■ more
    
 

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