B"H Wednesday, 13 Kislev 5776 | November 25 2015
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Rabbi Mordechai Lipskier
 Parshas Toldos: Well Digging? Dig Well! 
Photograph: Illustration Photo

In recent years, the world has become more open and less restricted. This gives us the ability to travel and communicate in ways previously unimaginable. We also enjoy the freedom to openly speak and behave as we please. At the same time, we're experiencing another kind of openness and freedom: barriers that were once sacred are now under constant threat of breach. The lack of boundaries even threatens the security of strong nations ■ more

Developing Story
 Milan: Jewish Man Stabbed by Arabs 
A 40-year-old Jewish man  from Eretz Yisroel was attacked and stabbed multiple times while walking in Milan, Italy. Initial reports say he attacked by three Arab assailants – one of whom may have been a woman. The victim was rushed to the hospital in serious condition ■  more
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 
Erev Shabbos, Friday, Rosh Chodesh Kislev, is the Chassidic Holiday that dates back to  5738. I was a student in 770 at that time, and I saw with my own eyes the Rebbe dance the 7th Hakafah, after the heart attack ■ What a spontaneous celebration it was, forever engraved in my heart as the greatest day in my life as a Yeshiva student in 770 ■ more
4,325 Shluchim Declare:
 UN Palestinian State Resolution Null & Void 
 “We are all here united and larger in number than the representatives in the UN who voted for the two state solution to divide Israel. While they represent different countries we represent the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the one and only leader of our generation who vehemently opposed such a scheme. Therefore we hereby declare in the name of all the Shluchim (emissaries) that the UN Resolution is null and void ■ more 
Chassidim Ayn Mishpocho
 Aigerman - Burgen Chasene Gallery 
Aigerman - Burgen Chasene Gallery
Aigerman - Burgen Chasene Gallery | Photograph: Nitai Abel/ Shturem
 Mazel Tov! Last night the Aigerman (Kfar Chabad) and Burgen (Kfar Chabad) families celebrated the marriage of their children HaTomim Yaakov and Mushka ■ more
Ros Chodesh Kislev Farbrengen
 Mazkir Visits Rabbi Mendel Hager 
Photograph: Shturem/ NY
Chaver Mazkirus Rabbi Yehuda Leib Groner paid a visit to Rabbi Mendel Hager of Vizhnitz, who is staying in Crown Heights while visiting from Eretz Yisroel. Rabbi Groner was accompanied by Rabbi Nachman Yosef Twersky ■ more
The Chassidishe Parsha
 Im Yiten Ish Es Kol HonBeiso. 

“Im Yiten Ish Es Kol HonBeiso….…”“What is the purpose of Toras Hachassidus?” questioned the Tzemach Tzedek to his Grandfather the Alter Rebbe. The Alter Rebbe replied “To change the nature of one’s Midos”. This Maamar focuses on a puzzling story told over in the Gemara regarding Rebbe Chanina Ben Tradyon, one of the ten martyrs, in his visit to another Tana by the name of Rebbe Yossi Ben Kisma ■ more

Leb'n mit Moshiach
 Simply Holding a Trumpet not Enough 
There are so many people sounding trumpets without him, what can his contribution possibly add? On top of all that, he belongs to the category of ‘an elder for whom it is beneath his honor’ to involve himself. It is beneath his honor, to suddenly, in the middl e of the night, get up and blow a trumpet ■ more
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 How to Attain Greatest Joy? 
Join Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz's video shiur on Parshas Toldos. In this week's episode, Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: "How can you attain the greatest level of joy ■ more
Bais Chabad Wasilla
 Bnei Noach Help New Shluchim 
Photograph: Chabad.org

“It happened at one ‘Chessed Alaska’ board meeting that someone said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could have a rabbi right here in Wasilla whom we’d support in the tradition of Zebulon, who supported his learned brother Issachar?’ ” recalls Crosby-Cleeves. “The very next morning, Rabbi Greenberg called me up and told me that he was mulling asking his son and daughter-in-law, Rabbi Mendy and Chaya Greenberg, to open a new Chabad center in Wasilla ■ more

Kiddush Shem Lubavitch
 Chabad: The Most Open Orthodoxy of All 

My colleagues and friends in the Orthodox rabbinate and beyond have been debating the limits of Orthodox Judaism, based on the recent RCA resolution to ban female rabbis, and based on Agudath Israel’s recent statement defining the movement “Open Orthodoxy” as not Orthodox. Then, I attended the recent banquet of the Kinnus Shluchim ■ more

400 Fathers & Sons
 Crown Heights Avos Ubanim Betzalel 5776 
Photograph: CHI
Over 400 fathers and sons attended the first week of the Avos Ubanim Betzalel learning program this past Motzei Shabbos in Crown Heights. The excitement on the faces of the children as well as on the faces of the fathers was contagious. It was heartwarming to witness the bonding of the boys with their fathers as they spent quality time together ■ more 
Limudei Kodesh First
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 
Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day:… It has been a basic principle in all institutions founded by my father-in-law of saintly memory, and in others to which his influence extended, to set up a system whereby the sacred Jewish subjects are taught is the morning, and the English department in the afternoon ■ more
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Tanya:A Journey into your Animal Soul 
Click "play" and join Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz's shiur Tanya in English. This week Rabbi Minkowicz teaches Perek 1 of Tanya ■ more 
 The Rebbe on Success in Shlichus 
Photograph: Screen Shot/ JEM
Switch - The Rebbe's perspective on success in Shlichus: In this amazing excerpt from JEM’s new film “SWITCH” Rabbi Chaim Binyamini from Petropolis, Brazil, inspires every Shliach with proof of our potential. After being mocked and discouraged by the local community, his wife wrote the Rebbe a letter detailing their despair ■ more 
Meet the Chabad Club
 Largest Weekly Program at YU 
Photograph: Chabad Club YU Facebook

Walking into the cramped Beit Midrash it is hard to find an empty seat once the program begins. The room is full of beards and black hats along with a palpable feeling of warmth and genuine excitement. Students from varied backgrounds, spanning all of the morning learning programs make their way to Thursday Night Chassidus. This is not a program that students can take for credit or something that will boost a business resume, but nevertheless, it’s packed ■ more


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