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"Eschalta d'Geula"
 The Friedike Rebbe Released from Prison 
Though he knew that there were GPU agents present, he spoke to the assembled crowd, encouraging all to persist in the very activities for which he had been arrested. "This," he proclaimed "all the nations of the world must know: Only our bodies were sent into exile ■ more
    
 
Yom HaBohir 28 Sivan
 Chassidim the World Over Celebrate 72 
The Rebbetzin would later recount that throughout their flight from the advancing Germans, the Rebbe retained his characteristic devotion to helping others, and to the observance of even the most minute details of Jewish law and custom ■ more
    
 
My Encounter with The Rebbe
 Dr. Laz Recalls Amazing Yechidus 
Prognosis: Positive.  When it's three doctors against one rabbi, who would you believe ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 Felix, Noah and Stratosphere Serenity on Shabbat 

Felix Baumgartner is the man. He did it. He crawled in to his space suit and jumped down to planet earth. He was scared of his space suit but he had a vision. Just like you ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 I Wanted to Cry... So I Danced 
For the first and last Hakafa the Rebbe would come to the centre of the room where, immediately surrounded by hundreds of children, the Rebbe would dance with the Torah.
I still remember the excitement, the energy and the unbridled joy on the Rebbe's face as he would dance with the Torah, cradling it like a father cradling his only child ■ more
    
 
Yagdil Torah Presents
 Updated Kovetz Limud 13 Tishrei 
The Rebbe encourages us to learn the works of a Rebbe in Nigleh and Chassidus on his yom hilula, and to learn (at least one perek of) Mishnayos beginning with the letters of his name. Yagdil Torah has compiled a publication with Mishnayos and selected pieces of the Rebbe Maharash's Torah ■ to download kovetz
    
 
Don't Miss!
 The Triumph of Chabad 
The Rebbe's Army
The Rebbe's Army | Photograph: Shturem Archive
This year's Yom Kipur found me in Australia. The year before was South Africa. The year before that the south of France, and the year before that Central America. (Yes, I get around.) In all these places, the chagim are an issue -- of security, of buying tickets, in other words of potentially being turned away by a shul packed to capacity and made nervous by all too recent experiences of bombings, stabbings, riots, and various other attacks ■ more
    
 
A Don't Miss!
 A Guide: Tishrei With The Rebbe 
Photograph: Avner Institute

On the morning of Erev Rosh Hashanah, following Selichos, the Rebbe would go to the mikveh, then daven Sharcharis with the minyan. Morning service was 9:30, or 10:00 in the later years; in ’92 (1991), extremely late—close to noon. Afterwards, a group of prominent rabbis and Chassidim assembled and sat on benches around the Rebbe for Hatoras Nedorim ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Don't Let Golus Overwhelm You! 
In parshas Nitzavim we read about an issue which is especially relevant in our time of ikvesa d’meshicha – the final days in golus – so we have to prepare for the true and complete Geula through Moshiach tzidkeinu ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 We Are All Ambassadors 
I recall once departing from Ben Gurion Airport and noticing a massive billboard just over the final departure gate to the jet way that read “ B'chu"l Kulanu Shagririm ” - “ Outside Israel, We ’ re All Ambassadors. ” Perhaps a feeble attempt to blunt the rough edges of the stereotypical Sabra mentality as it embarks abroad ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 A Tzadik's Birthday is Unique 
The main thrust of disseminating the fountains outward, is through the revelation of Chabad Chasidus as it comes down into rational comprehension in the intellect. This is the connection between “Chai Elul” and parshas Savo: Following the revelation and dissemination of Toras haChasidus, there is an even greater increase in the certainty that immediately will be the “come to the land that Hashem your L-rd is giving you as a heritage, occupying and settling it ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 A Jew is a Jew is a Jew 

A young Jew living in a distant Island in the Caribbean wrote to the Rebbe in the Lamed years thanking him for his intervention on his son's behalf thereby helping "a small Jew in the Caribbean." In his reply to the individual, the Rebbe accepted his thanks but took issue with his closing remark because "there is no such thing as a small Jew ■ more

    
 
Practical Guidance for Parents
 Welcoming Your Child Home Again 
Photograph: Illustration
Rabbi Yitzchok Ginsburgh shares insights and practical guidance for observant parents on how to relate to their children, no matter what their present situation or state of observance.Welcoming Your Child Home Again ■ more
    
 
Friendship Circle Café
 "They Really Touched People's Hearts" 
Photograph: Chabad.org
As part of a program called the Friendship Circle Café, Ari and his friends, joined by teen volunteers and restaurant wait staff, took and filled orders as area residents and supporters dined at the kosher Mozart Café. Designed to impart responsibility and offer a chance to interact with others, the program also drew attention to the Friendship Circle’s work ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Even the Skeptics Will Agree 
Why is it that recently there is a constant, unrelenting clamor and “storm” about the impending Redemption? Seemingly, this was not done in the past years? It wasn’t seen that such a storm should be made, that the Geula is coming, in a way that we can see it with our eyes of flesh, in a tangible, actual and real sense, down here in this physical and material world, and throughout the entire world ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 We Can Win the Gold 
Rome’s destruction of Yerushalayim almost 2,000 years ago on the night that this year will mark the opening ceremony of the Olympics, was a culmination of a process in which Greece’s obsession with worship of the human body, and its erection of stadia across the Judean territory (Chanukah anyone?) played quite a significant and infamous role ■ more
    

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