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Yud Gimmel Iyar
 Yohrtzeit of Rabbi Yisroel Aryeh Leib, OB"M 
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Today, Yud Gimmel Iyar, marks the yohrtzeit of Rabbi Yisroel Aryeh Leib, ob"m, the brother of the Rebbe.  Rabbi Yisroel Aryeh Leib was born in Nikolaev on the 16th of Sivan, 5669.  That same year, the family moved to Yekatrinaslav ■ more
Revealing the Pnimiyus
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: The woman is the akeres habayis. She is the one responsible for the home to be illuminated with an internal Jewish light and warmth, so that the Jewish home is protected from winds foreign to Yiddishkeit that blow in the outside world and endanger the Yiddishkeit. This is why the Jewish woman has been endowed with a greater measure of emotion and warmth ■ more

Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 
The final day of Pesach radiates with Moshiach. The entire Haftorah is about Moshiach, and the custom to have "The Feast of Moshiach", as originally instituted by the Baal Shem Tov, continues to grow like wildfire in communities throughout the world. Moshe was the first Redeemer of the Jewish people. Moshiach is the final Redeemer of the Jewish people. Every day, we must balance our lives, with both Moshe and Moshiach ■ more
 Pharaoh Opposes Bitachon 

We derive powerful bitachon lessons from some of the decrees that King Pharaoh decreed on the Yidden in Mitzrayim. One of the worst of these was the decree on the children, that the boys be drowned in the Nile River. The Torah's narration of this decree seems peculiar. First the Torah relates that Pharaoh wanted all the boys thrown into the river, and then the Torah continues and tells us that Pharaoh said that all the girls should live ■ more

Got Bitochon?
 Chizkiyahu HaMelech's Complete Bitochon 
One of the most fundamental bitachon historical incidents happened on Pesach. The[1] king of Ashur a.k.a. Assyria, was conquering much of the inhabited world at the time, and he came upon Yerushalayim as well to wage battle and take control ■ more
Gut Yomtov, L'Chaim!
 Yom HaBohir Yud Alef Nissan 
Years later, the Rebbe would describe his early childhood as a time in which his worldview and life’s goals were already being formed. In a letter to Mr. Yitzchok ben Zvi, then President of Israel, the Rebbe writes about his childhood dreams, plans and aspirations.They were certainly not typical of a three year old ■ more
Rabbi Simon Jacobson
 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 154 
On thw Purim edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied, Episode 154, Rabbi Simon Jacobson addresses theses pertinent issues: Purim Applied to Our Lives Today; Is Mocking Misnagdim Appropriate? What Can I Do About My Discouraging Relapses? How to Deal with Parents Who Have Left the Fold? What Role Do Apocryphal Texts Play in Judaism ■ more
Rabbi Raphael Tennehaus
 A Small Bite of Shabbos Delight 

The Tikkunei Zohar notes the similarities between Yom Kippur and Purim, highlighting how there is a unique quality of Purim that even surpasses Yom HaKi-Purim - the day that is like Purim. In a Purim talk in 5744 the Rebbe explains how both Yom Kippur and Purim involved lotteries. On Yom Kippur, the high priest drew lots to determine which goat was to be sacrificed, and which goat would be led away to a desolate place ■ more

Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Purim: To Do as Esther Did 

We read in the megilla, that Achashverosh asks Esther what she would like to do further, after he emphasizes that on the first day they had killed 500 of the enemies of the Jew’s; Esther responds that she wants another day to do “the order of the day”! One might expect, that after that first day, when speaking to Achashverosh she would thank him for what he did yesterday, praise him, give him a medal ■ more

Vov Adar (I)
 Yohrtzeit of the RaShaG, OB"M 
The 6th of Adar, is the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shmaryahu Gurary (RaShaG) of blessed memory, the Rebbe's brother-in-law ■ more
It's in the Name
 Vov Adar: Yohrtzeit of The RaShaG, OB"M 

The sixth of Adar is the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shmaryahu Gurary obm, (Rashag) brother-in-law of the Rebbe. Rabbi Gurary was the executive director of the Yeshiva "Tomchei Tmimim for 50 years.Shabbos Parshas Terumah following the Rashag's demise the Rebbe spoke about him saying that since he was appointed by the Previous Rebbe to head the yeshiva, this is also alluded to in his name Shmaryahu ben Menachem Mendel  ■ more

Start on Yom Tov
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 

Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: ..It is worthwhile and proper for girls to begin lighting [Shabbos candles] on a Yom Tov so that they can bless Shehecheyanu while also [keeping in mind that it is for] the beginning of the fulfillment of the mitzvah of lighting Shabbos and Yom Tov candles ■ more

Torah-Ordained Roles
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 

Chinuch Horaah of the Day: The reason that it was only the candles of Sarah and Rivkah that “remained lit from erev Shabbos to erev Shabbos” – and likewise, the candles of all their descendants, all Jewish girls and women – and that this miracle did not occur when Avraham Avinu lit his candles, is connected with the Torah-ordained roles of men and women in the home ■ more

Days in Chabad
 13 Shvat: Yahrzeit of Rebetzin Shterna Sarah 
Rebetzin Shterna Sarah and her Memoirs
Rebetzin Shterna Sarah and her Memoirs
Today the 13th of Shvat is the yahrzeit of Rebetzin Shterna Sarah obm, wife of the Rebbe Rashab and mother of the Previous Rebbe. When the news came that Rebetzin Shterna Sarah passed away, the Previous Rebbe was in Chicago at that time (it was in 5702). Chassidim who were with the Rebbe then were contemplating who will notify him about it ■ more 
The Role of Bais Rivka
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day 
Chinuch horo'ah of the Day: This is one of the roles of the “Beis Rivka” and “Beis Sara” institutions founded and run by my father-in-law, the Rebbe: to ingrain in the hearts of the students that they are Bnos Yisrael, to explain to them the kedusha that this entails and the goodness and purity that go along with this, and to explain to them the responsibility placed on them ■ more
Rabbi Simon Jacobson
 MyLife:Chassidus Applies Episode 149 

Tonight marks the 67th yahrzeit of the Frierdiker Rebbe and the start of the 67th year of the Rebbe’s nesius. What should our focus be on this Yud Shevat? What is the meaning and relevance of Yud Shevat to our personal lives? What particular lessons can we derive from this year’s chapter 7 of Basi L’Gani? Often times, knowing what Chassidus teaches about getting through life’s monotonies doesn’t translate into a practical change. How can one make that leap – from knowing to doing? All the answers tonight, on MyLife-Chassidus Applied, Episode 149, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson ■ more 


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