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Audio of the Day
 Is Tachanun Said on Motzoei Pesach Sheini? 
Photograph: Shturem Archives
In 5743, the Rebbe raised the issue of saying tachanun on Motzoei Pesach Sheini.  In this audio clip, the Rebbe discusses the various Halachic aspects, but doesn't come to a conclusion ■ to the Sicha
13th Annual Kinus
 The Rebbe's French Army Convenes 

Hundreds of the Rebbe's Shluchim in France, under the auspices of Bais Lubavitch, Paris, joined in the 13th annual Kinus HaShluchim.  The organization is headed by Rabbi Shmuel (Muleh) Azimov.  The Kinus included workshops, speeches, panels, a special salute dinner and of course, the group photo ■ To the photo gallery



"Berke Shul"
 New Shul Dedicated in Kfar Chabad 
Chanukas Habayis

A new shul -"Berke's Shul"- was dedicated in Kfar Chabad on Thursday, named after Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber Lipsker, ob"m. R' Dov was a gabbai in Bais Menachem, alongside managing his famed Hyper-Lipsker supermarket. Sons Zami and Tzvika, yibodlu l'chaim tovim- established the new shuls just days after getting up from shiva ■ photos 



The Inside Story:
 The Rebbe Influenced the Release of Soviet Jews 
In this talk given at an event celebrating the 110 years since the Rebbe's birth and the 30th cycle of the daily learning of Rambam in S. Paulo Brazil, Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov, senior Shliach of the Rebbe, shares the fascinating story of his involvement in a particular operation to release a large number of Jews from Soviet Russia ■ more 
111: Yud Alef Nissan, 5772
 Kfar Chabad Farbrengen Gallery 

 Kfar Chabad residents celebrated Yom HaBohir  Yud Alef Nissan with a gala Chassidishe farbrengen, on Motzoei Shabbos HaGodol. Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenzai, Moro d'Asra, and Mashpiim Rabbis Zalman Gopin and Menachem Mendel Gurewitz farbrenged with the huge crowd.

To the gallery

A Historic Farbrengen
 The Rebbe Prints Hemshech Ayin Beis 
"For many years now, I have been troubled by the fact that many other Chasidic discourses have been printed, while this extraordinary series never was. If I have the ability publish it, and I haven't yet done so, I'm taking upon myself the responsibility for withholding these teachings. On the other hand, for several reasons I was afraid to publish it... Until I thought of a solution: Why must I take the responsibility upon myself alone ■ more
Video of the Day
 The Friediker Rebbe Plays Hide and Seek 
Photograph: Excerpt from JEM
HoRav HaChossid R' Chonye Morosow served as a personal secretary to the fifth and sixth Lubavitcher Rebbes in Russia. His son, Reb Mendel, was born in 5676 ■ more
30 Years of Limud HaRambam
 Neither Rain..Siyum HaRambam in Tveria 
Nothing can deter the Rebbe's Chassidim frm fulfilling a holy horoa, and this was proved once again last night as the annual Siyum HaRambam took place as scheduled at the Tzion of the Rambam in Tveria, under torrential rains.  After the Siyum, a gala celebration was held.  To the gallery
Mazel Tov!
 Mizrachi - Ben Shitrit Chasene Gallery 
Mizrachi - Ben Shitrit Chasene Gallery

 Last night the Mizrachi (Kfar Chabad) and Ben Shitrit (Yavne) celebrated the chasene of their children HaTomim Yeshayahu Dovid and Reut. Hundreds of guests joined the families in their simcha.  To the gallery



Mazel Tov!
 Segal - Rivkin Chasene Gallery 
Segal - Rivkin Chasene Gallery

 Last night the Segal (Kiryat Tivon) and Rivkin (Kfar Chabad) families celebrated the chasene of their children HaTomim Sholom (ben R' Shlomo Yehuda) and Tziviah (bas R' Binyomin), in Kfar Chabad. Shturem photographer Eliyahu Levi was on hand  to document the simcha. To the gallery

Mazel Tov!
 Porush - Gelbstein Chasene Gallery 
Porush - Gelbstein Chasene Gallery

 Last night the Porush (Yerushalayim) and Gelbstein (Kfar Chabad) families celebrated the chasene of their children HaTomim Schneur Zalman and Chaya.  Many members of Anash, including Rabbonim, askonim, public figures and more joined the families in the simcha at the Beis Menachem Hall in Kfar Chabad.

Shturem's Meir Alfasi
 Tanya Warms Coldest Spot on Earth 

He may not stand up and be counted at the Kinus roll call, but our very own Meir Alfasi has once again made a Kiddush Shem Lubavitch.  Meir travels the world with his trusty camera, and makes sure to conquer each spot for the Rebbe by printing a Tanya there.  No place is too remote or diffucult to access for Meir when fulfilling the Rebbe's horoas are at stake. Here's a breathtaking gallery of his latest kibush - Antartica.

To the photo gallery

Mazel Tov!
 Shliach Danny Cohen: 40 L'Binah 

 Rabbi Danny Cohen, Shliach to Chevron, iS a most popular figure among soldiers and residents alike.  His circle of friends and admirers grows from year to year.  Last week Danny hosted a birthday farbrengen to celebrate a milestone - arboim l'binah. R' Ami Pykovski surprised his good friend Danny and Brought R' Avi Piamenta to the farbrengen, which went on till the wee hours.

Chof Bais Shvat
 Video: Legacy of the Rebbetzin 

Rabbi Shmuel Lew speaks about the legacy that the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson left to the Jewish people. Through stories of her sterling character traits, positivity and human compassion, we see how she gave the Rebbe the support that he needed ■ more 

A Surprise Announcement
 Leotardi - Ben Chamo Chasene Gallery 

The Leotardi (Italy), and Ben Chamo (Yishuv Eli) families, celebrated the chasene of their children in Kfar Chabad. Several of the Rebbe's Shluchim in Italy flew in, among them Rabbis Yitzchok Chazan and Rabbi Menachem Mendel Lazar.  The highpoint of the evening was the surprise announcement that the young couple have enlisted in the Rebbe's Army of Shluchim to Rome. Many came to celebrate with R' Shimon Ben Chamo, CEO of Hassidout.org. Shturem joins the well-wishers!


Mazel Tov!
 Kenig - Raichik Chasene Photo Gallery 

The Kenig and  Raichik  families celebrated the chasene of their children HaTomim Eliyohu, and Libby, at the Beis Menachem Hall in Kfar Chabad.  The choson is the son of Rabbi Yitzchok Kenig, Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Lod, and the kallah is the daughter of beloved Chossid and askan Rabbi Yossi Raichik, ob"m.  One day before the chasene, the Raichik family dedicated a  shul,and welcomed a Sefer Torah, in memory of their dear father.


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