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On the Birthday
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 
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Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: ...The celebration of the bar mitzvah should be on the day [of the birthday] according to what is written  “Today I have given birth to you ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 I Tell You Reality; YOU Are Living in a Dream! 
..People wonder, and those who sit and listen are owed an answer – how can a Jew come and speak so simply that , notwithstanding that we are in such a multiplied darkness of golus, Moshiach is about to come , not in the future, but right away now in the present, this immediate moment ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm
 Vayechi: A Halacha in the Parsha 
In this week's Parsha, Yaakov Ovinu blesses his children, comparing some of them to animals, including non-kosher ones. Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, dean of the popular Online Smicha Program, teaches us what we can learn from the animals ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 
This week we learn, live and read the Torah portion Vayechi. We conclude the first of the Five Books of the Torah.Rashi (49:1) brings the teaching of our sages (Talmud Pesachim 56:1, Midrash Rabah 98:2) where Yaakov called and asked his children to gather so that he will tell them what will happen with them at the end of time ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Mordechai Lipskier
 Vayechi - Chazak: YES, Almost There! 
Our chachomim generally discouraged attempts to predict the time of Moshiach's arrival, out of concern that if the predicted time were to arrive without Moshiach's coming, we may lose faith in him altogether. In fact, in this week's parsha Yaakov wanted to share with his sons the date Moshiach would come, but Hashem didn't allow him to ■ more
    
 
"Shluchim Shtetl"
 Winter Camp for Yaldei HaShluchim Success 
Over 80 boys and 90 girls from nine European countries including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Northern Cyprus, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary and Poland, traveled to Zhytomyr and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine for a week full of friends, activities, Chassidishe chayus and inspiration at “Shluchim Shtetl ■ more
    
 
A Great Simcha
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 
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Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: ...On the day of a person’s bar mitzvah, the simchah should be as on the day of a chuppah ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Schneur Goldberg
 Only Bitachon or Also Emuna? 
In past articles, we have had occasion to discuss the superiority of bitachon over emuna, that while emuna is a constant belief that Hashem orchestrates all happenings, and all things come from Him, bitachon focuses on the fact that the present situation will be revealed good. Emuna doesn't focus on the current situation and that revealed good should ensue ■ more
    
 
Winter Torah
 Affiliated Students "Recharge Their Souls" 
Winter Torah, was a four-day intensive learning seminar, and the first initiative of its kind by Chabad Shluchim on campus. Sponsored in part by Chabad on Campus International, Winter Torah is geared primarily for college students with affiliated backgrounds ■ more 
    
 
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Vayechi: Living a Great Life Despite Obstacles 
"How can you live a great life despite all obstacles?" Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz gives the answer to this question on this week's Parsha video, for Parshas Vayechi. Rabbi Minkowicz's Parsha lessons are based on The Rebbe's Sichos Kodesh ■ more
    
 
Chabad of Georgia
 Tblisi: Shluchim Host President Rivlin 
The President of Israel Mr. Reuven Rivlin visited FJC’s community in Tbilisi, Georgia yesterday, as part of a two-day official visit to the country. He met with FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ Chabad school and kindergarten children, danced with them in Tbilisi’s ancient synagogue and addressed community members ■ more
    
 
Tzeirei HaShluchos & MyShliach
 Eight Days of Chayus and Chassidishkeit 
The Tzeirei HaShluchos West Coast Winter Camp in partnership with MyShliach of Merkos 302 has concluded an amazing eight, fun-packed days of chayus, Chassidishkeit and excitement for close to 80 girls from across the Western United States ■ more
    
 
Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Loss: Rabbi Mordechai Belinow, OB"M 
Rabbi Mordechai Belinow, OBM
Rabbi Mordechai Belinow, OBM
With sadness we report the passing of HaRav HeChossid Rabbi Mordechai Belinow, OB"M, Av Bais of Vaad Rabbonei Lubavitch of France. Rabbi Belinow had the distinct z'chus of being one of the pioneer Shluchim to Morocco ■ The levaye will take place today, Thursday, at 11:00 AM from 54 Chazon Ish Street, Bnei Brak, passing the Lubavitcher Shul - 26 Rashi Street, and continuing on to Yerushalayim, where the leavye will leave the Shamgar Funeral Home at 1:00 PM ■ more
    
 
Chabad of Saratoga
 Grant Provides New Windows, More Warmth 
Shliach Rabbi Abba Rubin
Shliach Rabbi Abba Rubin | Photograph: Shturem Archive Photo
Thanks to a grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Foundation, 11 new windows and shades will be installed at Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular St., in the next couple of months.“It’s very important; this way we’ll be able to have more air flowing through and more insulation in the winter and it’ll keep the building warmer,” said Rabbi Abba Rubin. “We’re very happy that they considered us to get this grant ■ more
    
 
Video of the Day
 JLI on Vayechi: The Paradigm of the Righteous 
Photograph: JLI Screen Shot
Why is Yosef  the only one of our forefathers called  "HaTzaddik"? Was he a greater Tzaddik than Avrohom, Yitzchok, Yaakov and Moshe? The Zohar HaKodosh has the explanation ■ more
    
 
No Rush
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: Regarding what you write about starting [your son] in cheder, whether you should wait until he has reached three years of age or start earlier – this depends on how his chinuch has progressed until now. If care is taken at home to ensure a proper chinuch, as is customary in many Jewish homes, there would seem to be no need to rush to start him in cheder until the day he is three ■ more

    

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