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 Yohrtzeit of Rabbi Yisroel Aryeh Leib, OB"M 
Photograph: My Tzadik
"You knew my brother very well; tell me something you remember about him." (After sharing many different memorable things with the Rebbe that I experienced with his brother Reb Yisroel Aryeh Leib.). The Rebbe then told me: "He had a very good head, and a very good memory. He passed away at a young age, it's a pity ■ more
    
 
Where Are We Holding?
 The Rebbe's Earthshaking Sicha: 23 Years 
Today is Chof Ches Nissan, the day on which the Rebbe delivered the famous Sicha of 28 Nissan 5751. If there was any sicha that presaged our current situation after 27 Adar and Gimmel Tammuz, it was this one. It was in this sicha that the Rebbe declared: “I have done everything I can [to bring Moshiach]; I hand it over to you—do everything that you can ■ more 
    
 
Vov Adar I
 Today: Yohrtzeit of the Rashag, OB"M 
Today, the 6th of Adar, is the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shmaryahu Gurary of blessed memory, the Rebbe's brother-in-law ■ more
    
 
Chof Cheshvan- 153 Years
 Yom Huledes of the Rebbe Rashab 
Tonight, Chof Marcheshvan, we celebrate the 153rd Yom Huledes of the Rebbe Rashab ■  The Rebbe Rashab was born to his heilige parents, the Rebbe MaHaRaSh and Rebbetzin Rivka.  Years after his birth, the Rebbetzin Rivka related the amazing events that preceded his birth ■ more
    
 
"Eschalta d'Geula"
 The Friedike Rebbe Released from Prison 
Though he knew that there were GPU agents present, he spoke to the assembled crowd, encouraging all to persist in the very activities for which he had been arrested. "This," he proclaimed "all the nations of the world must know: Only our bodies were sent into exile ■ more
    
 
Yom HaBohir 28 Sivan
 Chassidim the World Over Celebrate 72 
The Rebbetzin would later recount that throughout their flight from the advancing Germans, the Rebbe retained his characteristic devotion to helping others, and to the observance of even the most minute details of Jewish law and custom ■ more
    
 
Yom Huledes, Mazel Tov!!
 5709: Kfar Chabad Established 
770 Kfar Chabad
770 Kfar Chabad | Photograph: Meir Alfasi, Shturem
The Chabad-Lubavitch village in Israel, Kfar Chabad, was founded by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, on Iyar 21 5709. The first settlers were mostly recent immigrants from the Soviet Union, survivors of the terrors of World War II and Stalinist oppression ■ more
    
 
My Encounter with The Rebbe
 Dr. Laz Recalls Amazing Yechidus 
Prognosis: Positive.  When it's three doctors against one rabbi, who would you believe ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 Felix, Noah and Stratosphere Serenity on Shabbat 

Felix Baumgartner is the man. He did it. He crawled in to his space suit and jumped down to planet earth. He was scared of his space suit but he had a vision. Just like you ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 TAKE THE SIMCHA TO THE STREETS 

Chabad Chassidim would traditionally gather during Simchas-Bais-Hashoeva for a farbrengen, where Torah and inspiring talks would be discussed and that would lead to song and dance ■ In recent years, we too have been placing more emphasis on actual singing and dancing in celebrating Simchas-Bais-Hashoeva ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 I Wanted to Cry... So I Danced 
For the first and last Hakafa the Rebbe would come to the centre of the room where, immediately surrounded by hundreds of children, the Rebbe would dance with the Torah.
I still remember the excitement, the energy and the unbridled joy on the Rebbe's face as he would dance with the Torah, cradling it like a father cradling his only child ■ more
    
 
Yagdil Torah Presents
 Updated Kovetz Limud 13 Tishrei 
The Rebbe encourages us to learn the works of a Rebbe in Nigleh and Chassidus on his yom hilula, and to learn (at least one perek of) Mishnayos beginning with the letters of his name. Yagdil Torah has compiled a publication with Mishnayos and selected pieces of the Rebbe Maharash's Torah ■ to download kovetz
    
 
Don't Miss!
 The Triumph of Chabad 
The Rebbe's Army
The Rebbe's Army | Photograph: Shturem Archive
This year's Yom Kipur found me in Australia. The year before was South Africa. The year before that the south of France, and the year before that Central America. (Yes, I get around.) In all these places, the chagim are an issue -- of security, of buying tickets, in other words of potentially being turned away by a shul packed to capacity and made nervous by all too recent experiences of bombings, stabbings, riots, and various other attacks ■ more
    
 
A Don't Miss!
 A Guide: Tishrei With The Rebbe 
Photograph: Avner Institute

On the morning of Erev Rosh Hashanah, following Selichos, the Rebbe would go to the mikveh, then daven Sharcharis with the minyan. Morning service was 9:30, or 10:00 in the later years; in ’92 (1991), extremely late—close to noon. Afterwards, a group of prominent rabbis and Chassidim assembled and sat on benches around the Rebbe for Hatoras Nedorim ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Don't Let Golus Overwhelm You! 
In parshas Nitzavim we read about an issue which is especially relevant in our time of ikvesa d’meshicha – the final days in golus – so we have to prepare for the true and complete Geula through Moshiach tzidkeinu ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 We Are All Ambassadors 
I recall once departing from Ben Gurion Airport and noticing a massive billboard just over the final departure gate to the jet way that read “ B'chu"l Kulanu Shagririm ” - “ Outside Israel, We ’ re All Ambassadors. ” Perhaps a feeble attempt to blunt the rough edges of the stereotypical Sabra mentality as it embarks abroad ■ more
    
 

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