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Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 A New Thrust in Hafotzas HaMaayonos 
When the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin arrived to the USA, on the 28th of Sivan, began a new thrust in the spreading of Torah, yiddishkeit and the fountains of Chassidus in the lower hemisphere, although, physically, Mattan Torah was not in this hemisphere ■ more
Rabbi Yehoishofot Oliver
 Educating for Yididishkeit by Raising Leaders 
We live in an age and culture in which, for better or worse, the average young person has an independent streak that makes it harder for him or her to obediently follow the example of the older generation. They feel a strong need to forge their own path, to individuate from their parents and elders. How are we to handle this phenomenon ■ more
Rabbi Yehoishofot Oliver
 Weekdays and Shabbos—Two Levels of Heart 

The weekdays and Shabbos—two levels of the heart ■ The mizbeach represents the Jew’s process of “sacrificing” his or her inner self to Hashem. Thus, the Mishkan contained two altars, the outer and inner altar, representing the two general stages in the Jew’s service of Hashem ■ more

Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 We Need to Know "Who is Who" 

When the Rebbe my father-in-law announced in his “Kol Koira’s” (public proclamations) about “L’alter L’T’shuva L’Alter L’Geula” immediate T’shuva (repentance) immediate Redemption, the Rebbe’s chassidim (followers) disseminated these proclamations about the imminent coming of Moshiach, and they added that “the Rebbe is the one ■ more

Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Two Periods in the Era of Moshiach 
The Rambam writes in Hilchos Melochim ch. 12: “One is not to presume that in the Era of Moshiach anything of the world’s natural order will be nullified or that there will be any innovation in the order of creation; Rather the world will continue according to its natural pattern ■ more
Spiritual Roadmap to Success
 UnlockingYour Potential in Seven Steps 
Rabbi Berel Lerman
Rabbi Berel Lerman | Photograph: Excerpt from clip
I would like to present a roadmap to life that addresses the above points based on Chabad Kabbalah (also known as Chabad Chassidut). The uniqueness in this roadmap is that it's based on seven soul powers, which are spiritual elements that we all have. These are truths within us that we just need to tap into and we'll find answers ■ more 
From the Press
 Betzalel Gallery Featured on WNYC 
Photograph: WNYC/Stephen Nessen

The Brooklyn art scene is getting another retro infusion — this time from Crown Heights. The throwback references here depict a simpler time, when families were large and lived in the Old World shtetls of Eastern Europe. It’s not quite Soho, but on Empire Blvd. and Kingston Ave., situated next to a laundromat, The Betzalel Gallery is expected to officially open on Thursday ■ more 

Focus: R' Shimon Waronker
 The Rebbe's Shliach in P.S.770 
Photograph: Shturem Archives
Shimon Waronker, headmaster of Brooklyn’s New American Academy, repeats two phrases a lot: “Prussian industrial” and “Divine providence ■ How did a Chabad Jew who begins each day with three hours of prayer, Jewish learning and a trip to the mikveh — and who sends his own children to yeshivas — become a champion of public school reform ■ more
Rabbi Asher Deren
 A Thought for Shabbos 
As a rabbi, too often I hear about breakdowns in relationships within a family. I could honestly say that whilst many of those fragmented and shattered family dynamics was because of a lack of love and care from one or more parties, more often than not, it's because of too much love, or too much care ■ more
Rabbi Gershon Avtzon
 Chof Ches Nissan and The "Four Sons" 
Baruch Hashem, the world was created in a way that every person is unique. Every person has their way of thinking and perceiving things. Differences of opinion should not only be tolerated but appreciated. There has always been differences of opinion and there will always be. Yet, while everyone has an individual opinion, we sometimes need to generalize ■ more
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Hastening Moshiach by Fulfilling Mitzvos 
Indeed, so miraculous will be the new order in the world, in the time of Moshiach, that it will be miraculous even by comparison with the miracles of Yetzias Mitzraim, as some interpret the verse "As in the days of your going out of Egypt I will show him wonders" - wonders upon wonders ■ more
Rabbi Asher Deren
 My March to Yerushalayim 
While the simple meaning of terms like freedom, liberty and equal opportunity have thankfully joined the vocabulary of almost every corner of the globe, the original story of Pesach, and the liberty from the Egyptian exile whose end began on this Shabbos, is of a vastly deeper nature ■ more
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Nissan: Month of Redemption 
Nissan has a special relationship to Geulah, as our Sages tell us ■ Nissan is also associated with Nesius. On the first day of Nissan the Nesiim began to bring their offerings, one Nassi each day. When these two characteristics of Nissan, Geulah and Nesius combine - this is the Nesius of “Dovid Malka Meshicha ■ more
Rabbi Asher Deren
 Real Happiness Begins in Av 

Today on the Jewish calendar is Rosh Chodesh Adar, the first day of the Month of Adar which is famously associated with the statement in the Talmud that “when Adar begins we should increase in Joy ■ more

Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Why Yaakov Ovinu Planted Trees in Mitzraim 
Rashi in his commentary on this verse explains the various items, and on the words acacia wood, he writes: Acacia wood. And from where did they get these [trees] in the desert? Rabbi Tanchuma explained that our father Yaakov foresaw with the holy spirit that the Israelites were destined to build a Mishkan in the desert ■ more
Cong. Bnei Avraham
 Full House at Shleimus Haaretz Event 
Israeli lieutenant Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Ben Gurion University, an expert in Arabic culture and a former Israeli IDF officer spoke this Shabbos at Rabbi Aaron Raskin’s Congregation Bnei Avraham in Brooklyn Heights to a full house. Israel and her security were clearly foremost on everyone’s minds ■ more

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