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Merkos Shlichus Hakhel 5776
 Interview with The Rebbe's "Foot Soldiers" 
It’d be one thing to be confused with their beloved prophet Elijah, announcing the Messiah’s return, but people here often mistook Mendel Cohen and Yossi Sirota for devout street missionaries of some kind ■ No, no, they politely explained from under their skull caps, they didn’t want to convert anybody ■ more
    
 
A Positive Impact
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: In response to his letter about his son... may he live: As I understand, the true reason that supervising him all day and getting him to follow a set schedule is difficult for him is that apparently he did not experience this at home ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Mordechai Lipskier
 Parshas Eikev: Essentially Speaking 
The Previous Rebbe was once traveling by train when he was approached by a decorated military officer who introduced himself by citing all his titles. When he asked the Rebbe for his title, the Rebbe replied, "My title is 'Jew.'" "I understand you're Jewish," the officer protested, "but who are you? A rabbi, a teacher, a mystic ■ more
    
 
The Chassidishe Parsha
 Eikev: Veachalta Vesavata Uveirachta 
“Veachalta Vesavata Uveirachta…” This Maamar speaks of the verse in this week’s Parsha that discusses the command to bless Hashem after eating a satiating meal. This is the source for the Mitzvah of Birchas Hamazon. Birchas Hamazon contains a number of individual blessings ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Mivtza (Printing) Tanya is 32 Years Old! 

OBVIOUSLY, THE TANYA [PRINTING] CAMPAIGN IS PERSISTING AT FULL FORCE! On Motzoei Shabbos Mevorchim haChodesh Elul, 5738 (32 years ago), the Rebbe initiated a campaign to print Tanyas “in all corners of the world” where a Tanya was not yet printed. He asked that for the upcoming “Chai” Elul , The birthday of the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe , the Tanya printings should be finished ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 
This week we live, learn and read the Torah portion of Eikev, we bless the month of Elul, and we study chapter four of Pirkei Avos. Included in the highlights of Eikev is the second portion of Shema (Vihaya Im Shamoya) and the verse that emphasizes how Hashem constantly protects the land of Israel.The portion begins with Moshe instructing the Jewish people to observe even the "minor" Mitzvos ■ more
    
 
Chof Menachem Av
 I Wanted My Sons to Know 
Rebbetzin Chana: “I wanted my sons to know…” In honor of Chof Av, the Yahrzeit of the Rebbe’s father Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, selected excerpts of a major new research project on the Rebbe’s early years were made public ■ In a newly-discovered letter from 5713, Rebbetzin Chana writes: “When I arrived in the United States six years ago, I recorded what remained in my memory of my husband’s life in exile and of his final years in our city ■ more
    
 
European Kinus HaShluchim, Shnas Hakhel
 The Banquet Opens with Rebbe's Kapital 
The gala banquet of the European Kinus HaShluchim opened with the recitation of The Rebbe's Kapital byShliach Rabbi Menachem Mendel Rosenfeld of Zurich, followed by Shliach Rabbi Shimon Sammama of Strasbourg, who recited the Rebbetzin's Kapital for the complete health of Rabbi Sholom Dov-Ber Levi, who was stabbed by  a Muslim terrorist ■. more 
    
 
European Kinus HaShluchim, Shnas Hakhel
 Photo: The Rebbe's Army in Europe & FSU 
Photograph: Shturem at the Kinus
Moments before the gala banquet, The Rebbe's Shluchim to Europe and the former Soviet Union (CIS) stand for their annual group photo ■ Shluchei Adoneinu to bring Moshiach Tzidkeinu
    
 
Live Broadcast
 Siyum Sefer Torah at the Kosel 
Join the thousands of Anash and soldiers of Tzivos Hashem, headed by Rabboim, Mashpiim and Shluchim, celebrating the Shnas Hakhel Siyum of the sixth Children's Sefer Torah. Happening now at the Kosel Maarovi in Yerushalayim. Click to join
    
 
After 150 Years
 Chanukas HaBayis: Chabad of Vancouver Island 
Photograph: DARREN STONE, Times Colonist
A new centre for Jewish worship, study and community engagement opened Wednesday as the ribbons were cut on the Chabad Centre for Jewish Life and Learning.The 10,000-square-foot building, at 2955 Glasgow St., across from Topaz Park, includes a synagogue, Hebrew school, library, kosher kitchen and daycare. The $3-million facility was designed by Victoria architect Bradley Shuya ■ more
    
 
European Kinus HaShluchim, Shnas Hakhel
 Photo Gallery: Non-Stop Airborne Farbrengen 
Photograph: Itzik Roytman
Al Anonei Shmaya: the historic European Kinus HaShluchim is actually one long farbrengen - on land or in the air. After an emotion packed visit to Kazakhstan and the Ohel of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok on Chof Menachem Av, the farbrengen continued on the return flight ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm
 Interview with Sofer Rabbi Moshe Klein 
Photograph: Screen Shot
Elul is fast approaching, and Anash, and Yidden around the world, are scrupulous to check their Tefillin, and the mezuzos of their homes and places of work. In this timely interview with Sofer Rabbi Moshe Klein, Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, dean of the Online Smicha Program, brings up the pertinent issues of Hilchos STaM  ■ more
    
 
Yemin Mekareves
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: It is possible that because of the love [he possesses for his child], and “love distorts the boundary line”... when it comes to the mitzvah of “you shall reprimand your fellow”, he may abstain from reprimanding, even in private, especially regarding children ■ more

    
 
Chof Menachem Av
 Unbroken Spirit: R' Levik vs the USSR 
Photograph: Excerpt of JEM Video

R' Gedaliah Mazal witnessed the arrival of the Rebbe's father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, in Khazakhstan. He had been exiled there by the Soviets for the crime of spreading Yiddishkeit, but defiantly continued to speak out against the evil regime.  R' Mazal describes the impact his bearing had on all who saw him, his continued activism, and the scene of his passing on the 20th of Av ■ more 

    
 
Chassidim Ayn Mishpocho
 Mor Yosef - Harouch Chasene Gallery 
Mor Yosef - Harouch Chasene Gallery
Mazel Tov! Last night the Mor Yosef (Kfar Chabad) and Harouch (Akko) families celebrated the marriage of the ir children Hatomi Yisroelik and Efrat. The chasene took place at the Bais Menachem Hall in Kfar Chabad. To the photo gallery ■
    
 

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