B"H Tuesday, 6 Kislev 5777 | December 06 2016
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Days in Chabad: 6 Kislev
 Tenoim of The Rebbe and Rebbetzin 
Photograph: Archive Photo
The tenaim of the Rebbe, and Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka took place in Riga on 6 Kislev 5689* . On that same day, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, the father of the Rebbe, sent his son a letter of congratulation ■ more
    
 
Chabad of Venice or Thailand?
 Jr. Shluchim Undaunted by Monsson Flood 
Koh Samui, Thailand, has been hit by monsoon rains, causing mass flooding. The Goldshmid children, Shluchim to Koh Samui, undauted by the floods, traveled to the Bais Chabad by boat ■ more
    
 
Don't Forget
 Tonight Begin V'sein Tal U'motor 
Tonight, Motzoei Shabbos, Jews in Chutz L'aretz (the Diaspora) begin replacing 'v'sein tal' with 'v'sein tal u'motor livrocho'  in "Boreich Oleinu," in Maariv ■ more
    
 
The Chassidishe Chodesh
 5 Kislev: Chasene of The Rebbe Tzemach Tzedek 
Photograph: Shtrem Archives

Hey Kislev: The Rebbe Tzemach Tzedek weds Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, daughter of the Mitteler Rebbe: Before he was eight years of age the Tzemach Tzedek was already able to navigate the sea of Talmud and poskim. The Alter Rebbe sang the praises of his limitless gifts and his mastery to his own son, the Mitteler Rebbe, and proposed him as a husband for the Mitteler Rebbe's daughter, Chaya Mushka ■ more

    
 
Increase Torah Study
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: It would be correct for them to minimize secular learning and not be stuffed full with it until the known age [age nine or twelve 1)]. “The street will already take care of it ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Yehoishophot Oliver
 Striking a Balance in Chinuch 
Photograph: Illustration Photo

A Chassidishe Farbrengen: Our sages say: “Avraham—Yishma’el emerged from him; Yitzchak—Esav emerged from him; Yaakov—his bed was complete.” Chassidus explains that although Avraham’s avodah was chessed, and it was a pure and holy chessed, it lacked the balance that only gevurah can create, and so it was susceptible to be overcome by its evil counterpart—unholy chessed ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Simon Jacobson
 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 140 
Do We Need to Be Politically Correct and Avoid Controversial Issues? Should We Take Dreams Seriously? What Defines a Mashpia? How Can We Disagree Civilly? Why is Prayer the Primary Service in Our Times? How Are Today’s Religious Hostilities Preparing Us for Moshiach? Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson live tonight in his weekly series MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 140, for the answers to these and other pertinent issues ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm
 A Halacha in the Parsha 
In the Pasha  Yitzchok and Rivka give specific guidelines for Yaakov's shidduch. L'hlahcha, do parents have the final say for shiduchim? Rabbi Nachman Wihelm, dean of the popular and successful Online Smicha Program, expounds on this issue ■ more 
    
 
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 Becoming A Man: A Bar Mitzvah Collage 
Photograph: JEM Screen Shot
This week's Living Torah program begins with a Sicha about a question that the Previous Rebbe asked by his own Bar-Mitzvah. And ending with a touching story about the Rebbe's lesson to a young Bar-Mitzvah boy, the program is themed all around Bar-Mitzvahs ■ more
    
 
The Seforim Came Home
 Didan Notzach Bais Kislev, Tismach 
Bais Kislev, Tismach
Bais Kislev, Tismach | Photograph: Excerpt from TWS
Less than a year after Aguch won the Seforim case and Didan Notzach was celebrated, the seforim came home to 770 on the 2nd of Kislev, Tismach -5748. A large crowd assembled, awaitng the Rebbe to come out of 770 on his way to the mikveh, ready for another round of festivites as on Hey Teves ■ more
    
 
Behind the Scenes
 Diary: Gan Eden HoElyon, 5738 
The Rebbe in his room following his heart attack Shmini Atzeres 5738: “Tell them that I will not budge from 770 and if something has to happen let it happen in 770…” For the first time Shturem presents a translation of Rabbi Leibel Groner's thrilling diary of went on in the room then.
    
 
The Chassidishe Parsha
 Toldos: “ Im Yiten Ish Es Kol Hon Beiso" 

“ Im Yiten Ish Es Kol HonBeiso .... ...” [ Torah Or p. 19 a ] “ 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 ■ more

    
 
Der Rebbe iz Gezunt
 Megillas Yom HaBohir Rosh Chodeh Kislev 
The Rebbe Leaving Gan Eden HoElyon
The Rebbe Leaving Gan Eden HoElyon | Photograph: Avner Institute
It was on 1 Kislev in 5738 that the Rebbe first left his room in which he had been treated. Although after the conclusion of the Simchat Torah holiday, the Rebbe delivered a discourse from his room by microphone, Rosh Chodesh Kislev was the first time the chasidim were able to see the Rebbe ■ more
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Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 The Rebbe: “I AM ALSO A GOOD FRIEND.... 
The Rebbe: “I AM ALSO A GOOD FRIEND....” When the Rebbe came into Shul for hakofos (on the nights of Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah) , he would put his siddur on his shtender , then turn around to the assembled crowd, start a joyous niggun , clapping his hands, dancing and encouraging the crowd to sing and dance ■ more
    
 
Chassidim Ayn Mishpocho
 Halperin - Lipsker Chasene Gallery 
Halperin - Lipsker Chasene Gallery
Mazel Tov! Last night, Thursday, the Halperin (Yerushalayim) and Lipsker (Kfar Chabad) families, celebrated the marriage of their children HaTomim Menachem Mendel and Devorah Leah. The chasene took place at the Bais Menachem Hall in Kfar Chabad ■ to the photo gallery
    
 
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 
This week we read, learn and live the Torah reading of Toldos. Rashi at the beginning of Toldos specifies that the Toldos (offspring) of Yitzchok were Yaakov and Eisav. Many ask: Why does Rashi need to tell us that Yaakov and Eisav were the children of Yitzchok? What Rashi is informing us, is the unique quality of both Yaakov, the good son, and Eisav, the wicked son ■ more
    
 

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