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Food for Thought
 Sichas Chof Ches Nissan 
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
    
 
With Simcha and Passion
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: One of the roles of N’shei U’bnos Chabad is to encourage and strengthen their husbands, brothers, and children to study Torah. [Torah study] is an obligation for every single man, young and old, rich and poor, and the like. The learning should take place every day in the greatest measure possible and, as with all matters of Yiddishkeit, with simcha and passion ■ more

    
 
Dr. Librescu Memorial Lecture
 Rabbi Nissan Mangel to Speak at Virginia Tech 
Photograph: Screen Shot
A standing room only crowd is expected next Monday, the 28th of Nissan, (April 24), to hear Rabbi Nissen Mangel, a prominent holocaust survivor recount his survival from Auschwitz. Rabbi Mangel will speak at an event organized by the Virginia Tech community in honor of Professor Liviu Librescu ■ more
    
 
A First for Auschwitz
 CTeen's Tent Hosts 1,000 in Poland 
Photograph: Chaim Tuito
Shliach Rabbi Shalom Ber Stambler, in collaboration with the Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch's CTeen International, under the leadership of Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky and the Chabad Teen organization headed by Rabbi Moshe Shilat, organized by a special tent that will coordinate the Chabad activities during the "March of Life" which will be held this week at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Chof Ches Nissan: Tut Altz Vos Ihr Kent 
Photograph: Screen Shot

 On the 28th of Nissan 5751, we heard the Rebbe’s riveting, heart–felt plea: Do all you can to bring Moshiach! The following is that sicha – may we internalize it within ourselves and bring Moshiach immediately ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 It is Completely Beyond Comprehension 
. . . The recent emphasis on the imminence of the Redemption (especially) at this time – arouses an incredulous question: how is it possible that notwithstanding all these aspects [indications of the Geulah] – we have not yet brought about the coming of our righteous Moshiach in actuality? ! . . . a matter which is completely beyond comprehension ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 Video: Yechidus Klolis, 24 Nissan, 5743 
In a beautiful clip featured in this week's Living Torah from JEM, the Rebbe addresses guests who had come to spend Pesach with him. Bidding them farewell, the Rebbe emphasizes the unique auspiciousness of the days of the Omer as we prepare to receive the Torah on Shavuos. Yechidus Klolis, 24 Nissan 5743 ■ Watch the video here
    
 
No Jew Will be Left Behind
 A Pesach Seder in an Arab Village 
Photograph: Illustration Photo
No one is ever really lost to Judaism. That's the message of an astonishing Pesach seder that was held this year in the heart of an Arab village whose "planning" began 17 years ago."It was 17 years ago that two Jewish women discovered they had been given up for adoption as babies, and that their real mother was married to an Arab and living in a village in the south of the country," an official at Yad L'Achim related ■ more
    
 
The Chassidishe Parsha
 Maamar Levyoson Zeh Yatzarta 
Maamar “Levyoson Zeh Yatzarta:" This week’s Maamar deals with a peculiar Midrash that describes the famous awaited meal of the future era, the meal of the Levyoson and Shur Habor. The Midrash describes how these two magnificent creatures will engage in battle with one another and will both be killed as a result of the blows they receive. What is the spiritual meaning behind this battle and why does it hold such great significance in the description of future occurrences ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 
Shemini, the eighth day, represents permanence in the Divine Presence being revealed in this world. This too is connected to the days of Moshiach, when unlike today's normal pattern of creation, which revolves around the seven days of the week (and creation), there will be a higher, G-dly revelation, associated with the number eight, that transcends seven and creation ■ Let us prepare for "beyond the nature of creation," "beyond seven," by tapping in to the Shemini ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm
 Parshas Shmini: Is the Giraffe a Kosher Animal 
Is a giraffe a kosher animal? Is a giraffe the "zemer?" Can it be shechted al pi halacha? Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, dean of the successful Online Smicha Program, analyzes the halachic aspects of the kashrus of the giraffe in this fascinating video ■ more
    
 
Updated: One Suspect Arrested
 Flatbush: Shul Caretaker Robbed, Beaten 
Photograph: CHI
A pair of thieves broke into a Chabad shul in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and while searching for valuables they happened upon the caretaker, whom they beat and robbed – even forcing him to open the safe of the Aron Kodesh.The incident happened at around 5:30am in the Beis Menachem Mendel Shul at 1703 Avenue J, law enforcement sources said that the thieves – two black males – broke into the Shul through a first floor window ■ UPDATE: An arrest has been made in the assault and robbery of a Chabad Shul caretaker in Flatbushmore


    
 
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Sh'mini: Can We Merit to See Hashem? 
Can we merit to see Hashem? If so, how? Join Shliach Rabbi Minkowicz's weekly Parsha shiur, on Parshas Shmini for the answer. Rabbi Minkowicz's shiurim are based on the Sichos Kodesh of The Rebbe ■ more
    
 
Chabad of Towson and Goucher
 Judge Rules: Chabad Must Remove Structure 
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered that a controversial 6,614-square-foot structure a religious organization built in a residential neighborhood in Towson must come down within the next year.The decision is the latest in a legal battle between Friends of Lubavitch Inc. and the organization's neighbors, who say that the structure the organization built  is out of character with the neighborhood ■ more
    
 
Revealing the Pnimiyus
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: The woman is the akeres habayis. She is the one responsible for the home to be illuminated with an internal Jewish light and warmth, so that the Jewish home is protected from winds foreign to Yiddishkeit that blow in the outside world and endanger the Yiddishkeit. This is why the Jewish woman has been endowed with a greater measure of emotion and warmth ■ more

    
 
Got Bitachon?
 Why Wait in Galus for Great Wealth? 
The 'rechush gadol' - the substantial wealth that was promised to the Yidden when they would be redeemed from Mitzrayim, requires explanation. Taking into account the bitter exile they were enduring, one might recommend that it would be better let the Yidden leave earlier with no wealth, than to wait out the entire exile and then leave with great wealth ■ more
    
 

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