CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF CHABAD LUBAVITCH RABBIS
IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5771
To all the Shluchim שליט"א
In connection to the recent tragic events, it is clear that we are in desperate need of rachamim from Above. According to the Rebbe’s instructions on various occasions, when he emphasized and cautioned against “causing fright ח"ו, but rather to encourage regarding adding in Torah and mitzvos, from a disposition of expansiveness, true bitachon, joy and gladness of heart,” we suggest that during the course of the following days – from Rosh Chodesh Kislev through the 19th of Kislev, the Chag Hageulah – every one of the Shluchim שליט"א should add in Torah, tefillah and tzedakah.
Specifically we ask that every one establish this Tuesday, the 2nd of Kislev, as a special day for adding in all the aforementioned areas. As per the Rebbe’s instructions (28 Nissan, 5750, and on other occasions), we suggest the following for this day:
Adding in Torah, in the area of halachah pesukah. We suggest that the study on this day be – in addition to all other regular shiurim – in Hilchos Talmud Torah of the Alter Rebbe. Ideally, this study should be done bichavrusah, together with others, with ahavas yisroel.
In the area of Tefilah, to add in the recitation of Tehillim, kapitlach 20, 22, 69 and 150.
On this day every one should give to tzedakah the monetary equivalent of two meals (this in lieu of fasting) – and even better to give the value of three meals.
Yehi ratzon that the resolve to do all the above should further hasten the realization of the assurance “tracht gut vet zayn gut” – בפועל ממש