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 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: ..It is worthwhile and proper for girls to begin lighting [Shabbos candles] on a Yom Tov so that they can bless Shehecheyanu while also [keeping in mind that it is for] the beginning of the fulfillment of the mitzvah of lighting Shabbos and Yom Tov candles ■ more

Torah-Ordained Roles
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 

Chinuch Horaah of the Day: The reason that it was only the candles of Sarah and Rivkah that “remained lit from erev Shabbos to erev Shabbos” – and likewise, the candles of all their descendants, all Jewish girls and women – and that this miracle did not occur when Avraham Avinu lit his candles, is connected with the Torah-ordained roles of men and women in the home ■ more

Days in Chabad
 13 Shvat: Yahrzeit of Rebetzin Shterna Sarah 
Rebetzin Shterna Sarah and her Memoirs
Rebetzin Shterna Sarah and her Memoirs
Today the 13th of Shvat is the yahrzeit of Rebetzin Shterna Sarah obm, wife of the Rebbe Rashab and mother of the Previous Rebbe. When the news came that Rebetzin Shterna Sarah passed away, the Previous Rebbe was in Chicago at that time (it was in 5702). Chassidim who were with the Rebbe then were contemplating who will notify him about it ■ more 
The Role of Bais Rivka
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 
Chinuch horo'ah of the Day: This is one of the roles of the “Beis Rivka” and “Beis Sara” institutions founded and run by my father-in-law, the Rebbe: to ingrain in the hearts of the students that they are Bnos Yisrael, to explain to them the kedusha that this entails and the goodness and purity that go along with this, and to explain to them the responsibility placed on them ■ more
Rabbi Simon Jacobson
 MyLife:Chassidus Applies Episode 149 

Tonight marks the 67th yahrzeit of the Frierdiker Rebbe and the start of the 67th year of the Rebbe’s nesius. What should our focus be on this Yud Shevat? What is the meaning and relevance of Yud Shevat to our personal lives? What particular lessons can we derive from this year’s chapter 7 of Basi L’Gani? Often times, knowing what Chassidus teaches about getting through life’s monotonies doesn’t translate into a practical change. How can one make that leap – from knowing to doing? All the answers tonight, on MyLife-Chassidus Applied, Episode 149, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson ■ more 

Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Dor Hashvi'i: Not a Result of our Own Choosing 

THE PRIMARY MESSAGE... Among the achievements of the Previous Rebbe, is also the very unique and emphasized one – that he explained and proclaimed, and he instructed to publicize about our time, that “all pre-set times for the coming of Moshiach have already passed,” everything is already prepared, including that the table is already set for the feast of “Livyasan,” “Shor Habar” and the “Yayin Ha- meshumar” in the true and complete geulah, as Chasidus explains, that this feast will primarily be in a physical sense ■ more

Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm
 Traveling to The Rebbe: Mitzvah or Nice Minhag 
Traveling to The Rebbe - is this a mitzvah for men and women, or is it just a nice thing to do? Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, dean of the Online Smicha Program, discusses the halachic ramifications of traveling to The Rebbe ■ more
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 

Sunday night and Monday is the Tenth of Shevat, Yahrzeit of the Previous Rebbe - 5710 and the day of ascension to leadership of our Rebbe. Growing up in Montreal, Yud Shevat was the foremost day in the year (even more than Simchas Torah) that Chassidim would travel to New York to observe the Yahrzeit of the Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok, to visit the Ohel, and to attend the Rebbe's Farbrengen ■ Clutching the Rebbe's desk, I reviewed by heart the first four paragraphs of the Discourse ■ more

More Crucial than Ever
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 
Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day:..In our times, when society’s definition of good and bad, as well as light and dark change frequently, it is more crucial than ever before for a bas Yisrael to receive a Torah chinuch al taharas hakodesh, so that she will be able to assume her proper role as akeres habayis. In her hands, to a large measure, lies the future of beis Yisrael ■ more
Rabbi Yehoishofot Oliver
 Chassidus: Hashem's Most Precious Treasures 
The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, was nistalek on 10 Shevat, 5710. Towards the end of his life he would edit Chassidic discourses and instruct that they be printed and distributed for study on particular days of note in the Jewish or Chassidic calendar. These discourses were often edited several months in advance. In the case of the discourse entitled Basi LeGani, the discourse that the Previous Rebbe distributed was a longer one to be released in installments. The previously designated date of the release of the first discourse coincided with 10 Shevat, which turned out to be the day of the Previous Rebbe’s histalkus ■ more
Special Care & Attention
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: You write about your work with Bnos Chabad. Surely you are giving serious thought as to how to improve the areas of which you write in which the situation is not as it should be, especially as it seems from your letter that the problems stem from a lack in vitality [and chassidishe warmth] ■ more

Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Parshas Bo: Why are Jews so Successful? 
Did you ever wonder why Jews are so successful? Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz has the explanation, based on the sichos Kodesh of The Rebbe, in his Parshas Bo video shiur. more

Convey a Genuine Word
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 
Chinuch Hora'h of the Day: If at all times it has been of vital importance to transmit the Torah and tradition to the young generation, it is especially vital in our present day and age, when we see many of our young people so confused and lost, yet at the same time searching and groping for the Truth. Experience has shown that when one conveys to them a genuine word, they are eager to listen, and ready to take up a challenge even if it means a complete transformation of their way of life ■ more 
Consult with One Another
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 
Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: With regard to speaking to young boys and girls at the age of maturity about the topic of, and problems related to, the yetzer [for the opposite gender] and intimate matters: It is difficult to take any particular position. On one hand, our Sages state concerning the verse you quote in your letter, “If there is a worry in the heart (in this case, of the youth), it should be discussed with others ■ more
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 
On Rosh Chodesh Shevat Moshe taught the Torah in seventy languages. Having the Torah taught in seventy languages elevated these languages to a level of holiness, and prepared the world for a time when the Jews will be dispersed throughout the world. It enables the mission that Moshiach told the Baal Shem Tov was necessary before Moshiach is revealed to be fulfilled quicker and with greater ease ■ more
Giving Meaning to Daily Life
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: If ever, at any time and place, it was necessary to give meaning to day-today life – that is, meaning according to Torah and tradition – it is required all the more in this generation. Many philosophies and ideals, from the extreme left to the extreme right, have resulted in widespread disappointment. This discouragement affects mainly the youth who have not seen life illuminated with the values of Bnei Yisrael ■ more


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