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Celebrating 118
 Mazel Tov, Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim 
Tomchei Tmimim Began Here
Tomchei Tmimim Began Here | Photograph: Yechiel Ofner
Today, the 15th of Elul, Lubavitcher Chassidim around the world are celebrating the 118th yom huledes of Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, established during the Sheva Brochos week of the Frierdiker Rebbe ■ Tomchei Tmimim has a glorious past, present and future, and the Tmimim, for the past 118 years, and until the hisgalus of Melech HaMoshiach imminently, are on the forefront of any and every Jewish cause ■ more
Rabbi Simon Jacobson
 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 82 
Join Rabbi Jacobson in this week’s episode as he pays tribute to Schneur Zalman Pevzner, a”h, whose young soul was ripped away from us in his prime. We will honor him by highlighting his Applied Chassidus essay which he had worked on in his last months on this earth, and can be viewed online, aptly titled, The Battle between Matter and Spirit. Tune in for a very special message we received after he submitted his essay ■ more 
 Tragedy: Rabbi Asher Moshe, OB"M 

Tragedy: With shock and pain we inform of the untimely passing of Rabbi Asher Moshe, ob"m, of Tzfas. Rabbi Moshe is survived by his family of 14 children -yibodlu l'chaim tovim. The levaye took place this evening ■ more

Milford, MA
 Bais Chabad Welcomes New Torah 
Photograph: Daily News Staff Photo/ John Thornton

There is great simcha, or joy, stirring at Milford’s Chabad House Jewish Center, which this weekend is completing and welcoming its first Torah scroll – Judaism’s most sacred object – written in Israel exclusively for the Jewish community of MetroWest-South. Rabbi Mendy Kivman, co-director of Chabad, likens the occasion “along the lines of Halley’s Comet and flights to the moon ■ more

 Hebrew School Teacher Training Debut 
This Monday evening over 70 Hebrew School teachers will join a “mind shifting” teacher training at the JCM. The event promises to be inspirational and fun with gourmet dinner and interactive workshops. “Teacher’s carry the most important role in a child’s Hebrew school experience and equipping them with professional development is a must.” Said Mrs. Mussie Weiss, CKids Hebrew School Coordinator ■ more
Give Chayus to Elul
 Chai Elul JNet Learning Campaign 
In honor of Chai Elul Anash and all Jews worldwide are invited to participate in a learning campaign, with a chance to win great prizes. JNet, the Chavrusa matchmaking website, together with Chabad.org, the world’s premier Jewish website, provide a sicha of the Rebbe – “Teachers of the Hidden Wisdom”, followed by a short online questionnaire ■ more
Leb' Mit'n Rebbe
 Video: Torah Study only for Scholars? 
Photograph: Screen Shot - JEM
Torah Study: Only for scholars? The Rebbe's response.  Torah describes the symbiotic relationship between the sea-faring tribe of Zevulun and the scholarly tribe of Issachar. Zevulun supported the Torah study of Issachar, and shared in the merit of that study ■ more 
Yud Gimmel Elul
 Chasene of the Frierdiker Rebbe 
Photograph: Lubavitch Archives
On Elul 13, 5657, at the age of seventeen, the Frierdiker Rebbe married Rebbitzin Nechoma Dinah, the daughter of Rabbi Abraham Schneersohn, a prominent man of great scholarship and piety, and the grand-daughter of the Tzemach Tzedek ■ more
Yud Bais Elul
 The Frierdiker Rebbe Arrives in the USA 
On the 12th of Elul of 5689, two years after escaping a death sentence imposed upon him by the Russian Communist regime and his subsequent departure from that country, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, arrived in New York for a ten-month tour of the United States ■ more
Until 120
 Jewish Man, Muslim Wife & Rabbi Lider 
Rabbi Lider rushed to the intensive care unit where the patient was relying to life support machines. The anguished wife who was waiting to talk to him started to tell him an incredible story: “Rabbi, I’m a Muslim. My husband, however, is Jewish and he is dying. We have been married for 27 years, but it is his wish that even though he didn’t live like a Jew, he wants to be buried as a Jew ■ more

Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm
 Video: Focus on Tznius 
Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of Online Smicha reviews some unknown topics that many are not aware of in the laws of tznius ■ more 
The Chassidishe Parsha
 Maamar Ki Seitzei Lamilchama 
“Ki Seitzei Lamilchama…” This Maamar discusses the verse in the Parsha that describes the laws involved during warfare. The verse states numerous regulations of conduct upon one going to war with the enemy and taking captives. The Maamar discusses the application of this verse even in today’s times and even for non-warriors ■ more
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Ki Teitzei: Avoiding Life's Challenges 
Shturem.org presents another chapter of Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz's Parsha video. This week, Parshas Ki Teitzei, Rabbi Minkowicz discusses how to avoid life's challenges ■ more 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 We Can Now Have Full Joy in Present Tense 
Both names of the Previous Rebbe are related to Geula: The name Yosef is connected with the Redemption as we see in the prophecy which mentions how G-d will "again ("yoisif") stretch forth His hand to acquire the remnant of His people." Indeed, the entire Jewish people are called "the flock of Yosef." Because Yosef provided sustenance for the entire Jewish people, Yaakov, his wives, and all of his descendants ■ more
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 
This week we read, learn and live the Torah portion Ki Teitzei, which has the most Mitzvot of any Torah reading, a total of 74 Mitzvos, or some 12% of all the 613 Mitzvos of the Torah!  Whenever there is added quantity in Torah, there is added quality. The overwhelming amount of Mitzvos in this week's Parsha must remind us not only to add in the amount of Mitzvos we observe, but also in how meticulously we must observe each Mitzvah, how beautifully we must fulfill them, and how attractive each Mitzvah should be in the eyes of the "public ■ more
Didan Notzach
 Shofar Blown at Nicolae Ceaușescu's Palace 

Shliach Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, of Eilat, led a group of mekurovim on a trip to Romania. R' Eisenbach used every opportunity to seek out fellow Yidden and assist them in the performance of mitzvas Tefillin, and blowing the shofar ■ more 


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