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Chof Daled Teves
 The Alter Rebbe's Histalkus - Hillulo 
Sadly though, the Alter Rebbe's efforts to help his fellow Jews were cut short. Just ten days after arriving in Piena, he became extremely ill and was nistalek a week later. During the final week before his histalkus, the Alter Rebbe said, Whoever holds on to my klamkah (door handle), I will do him a favor [in return] in this world and in the next one ■ more
    
 
Chassidim Ayn Mishpocho
 Axelrod - Grinshtat Chasene Gallery 
Axelrod - Grinshtat Chasene Gallery
Mazel Tov! Last week the Axelrod (Petach Tikvah) and Grinshtat (Brazil) celebrated the marriage of their children HaTomim Eliyohu and Esti. The chasene took place at the Bais Menachem Hall in Kfar Chabad ■ more
    
 
Chof Daled Teves
 Commemorating The Alter Rebbe's Yohrtzeit 
Jews around the world are commemorating the yohrtzeit of the Alter Rebbe tonight and tomorrow, the 24th of Teves.  Many of them are already in Haditch, Ukraine, at his holy Tzion, and many more will arrive during the night and tomorrow, utilizing this auspicious day ■ more
    
 
Farbrengen with The Rebbe
 Histalkus Hilulo Chof Daled Teves, 5741 
Photograph: Excerpt from JEM Film
On Chof Daled Teves, 5741, the Rebbe farbrenged in honor of the Alter Rebbe's histalkus-hilulo ■ To view the farbrengen and read a short synopsis of the Sichos click here
    
 
Chassidim Ayn Mishpocho
 Shemos: Mi Sam Peh Leadam 
“Mi Sam Peh Leadam…”The Maamar of this week’s Parsha discusses the conversation that took place between Hashem and Moshe by the burning bush, upon Moshe being appointed to redeem the Jewish people from Egypt. The verse describes how Moshe was hesitant to take such a mighty task upon himself and he tried consistently to argue his way out of the position ■ more
    
 
Sichas Kodesh, 24 Teves, 5738
 The Rebbe's Horo'os for Chof Daled Teves 
 On Chof Daled Teves, 5738, the Rebbe, in a Sichas Kodesh, explained how we, as Chassidim, are to commemorate the Alter Rebbe's Yom Hilulo ■   Special thanks, in the name of Shturem readers, to Shliach Rabbi Yisroel Noach Vogel for this recording ■ to the Sicha
    
 
Yemin Mekareves
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: You write of your son, and that you are at a loss for advice in dealing with him. The advice of our Sages is already known that there are three people about whom it is said that, “The right hand should draw close,” one of whom is a child. In your case, you should consult with a psychologist, since often, and perhaps even in most cases, the behavior you describe in your letter is related to tension of the nerves ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 We Should Know that Golus is a Dream 
. . . That Moshiach can come today in this Beis Hamedrash – is, in the opinion of those who are sitting and listening, a dream, and not reality, because they feel that they are in golus, and this feeling is consistent with Torah. So, either explain to them that this is not a dream, or don’t speak about it in public ■ more
    
 
Got Bitachon?
 What is Wrong with Blessing Hashem? 

The story is told that at a farbrengen in Russia one Chossid excitedly pronounced praise to Hashem for many of the good things happening in his life. One of the elder Chassidim interjected and said the following. "When Yehuda - the fourth of the shevatim - was born the Torah relates that Leah proclaimed, 'This time i will thank Hashem (for the child I bore),' and the posuk continues, 'And she (Leah) ceased to give birth.' The chossid concluded: When one praises Hashem in a public manner it can cause a cessation of blessing ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 
Shemos is clearly the ideal Torah portion to learn about Torah Leadership exemplified by the Rambam and the Alter Rebbe - as it is here in Shemos where we are introduced to Moshe Rabbeinu - the great Jewish leader Moshe - - the first and the final redeemer of our people Israel, who showed the way of Jewish leadership for all generations, for doing (and saying) what was right, and not what was (necessarily) popular ■ more
    
 
Horrific Tragedy in Melbourne
 Beth Rivka Student Killed in Ramming Attack 
A 10-year-old Jewish girl from Beth Rivkah Ladies College in Melbourne is among three people killed in this afternoon’s car ramming attack in the CBD, The AJN understands. It is understood the girl’s mother and sister are in a critical condition in hospital. At approximately 1.30pm a car deliberately struck a number of pedestrians in the vicinity of Bourke and Queens Streets ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Mordechai Lipskier
 24 Teves: Summing Chassidus in One Word 

A man once tried to fool the Alter Rebbe with a convincing story, but the Rebbe didn't believe it for a moment. "That is not true," he said, "it's a complete fabrication." The man was taken aback. "Who could possibly come up with such a sophisticated and detailed lie?" he asked. The Alter Rebbe pointed to a nearby church and said, "Do you see that big lie ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 An Important Message for the New President 
Photograph: JEM Screen Shot
As the United States of America prepares for the swearing in of a new president, The Rebbe has an important message to keep in mind ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm
 A Halacha in the Parsha: Shemos 
Shemos contains the fascinating story of the "on the road" bris of Moshe's son. Who did the bris? Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, dean of the popular Online Smicha Program gives an in-depth analysis of the "Bris on the Road" ■ more
    
 
It's Here!
 New Book Features Unearthed Photos 

The much-anticipated release of Early Years, which tells the story of the Rebbe’s formative years, is finally around the corner. The product of ten years of intense labor by a team of researchers and scholars, the 550-page book was written by Rabbis Boruch Oberlander and Elkanah Shmotkin and produced by Jewish Educational Media ■ more

    
 
Yagdil Torah Presents:
 New: Kovetz Hillulo for Chof Daled Teves 
Following the Rebbe's hora'ah that one learn from the teachings of the Alter Rebbe on Chof Daled Teves, along with at least one chapter of Mishnayos beginning with the one of the letters of his name, Yagdil Torah has prepared a learning guide for this day ■ more
    
 

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