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On the 19th of Kislev 5559 (November 27, 1798) the founder of Chabad Chasidism was released from prison after being falsely accused of treason. A Jewish leader sacrifices his own standing to find every Jew in need of guidance and ensure that they receive it.
Bread, water, wine, and oil represent various dimensions in Torah.
Three complete talks of the Rebbe at a farbrengen in 1981.
The liberation of the Alter Rebbe from czarist imprisonment
A 19 Kislev Thought
An engaging, fresh and practical take on the day celebrated as the New Year of Chassidism.
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Who Is a Chassid?
A 19 Kislev Gathering
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe leads a chassidic "farbrengen" and asks those present to examine and recommit themselves to the core ideas of the Alter Rebbe who was released from imprisonment on this day in 1799.
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A Chasidic Story
Thoughts for 19 Kislev
In honor of the "Chasidic New Year" celebrated on the 19th day of Kislev, Rabbi Moshe New shares a chasidic story from which we can learn what Chasidism is all about.
The Day of Liberation for Chassidism
The nineteenth of Kislev marks the day the Alter Rebbe (the first Chabad Rebbe) was released from Czarist imprisonment and contains great significance in the dissemination of Chassidus (the inner teachings of the Torah).
What Really Happened on 19 Kislev
On the 19th day of the month of Kislev, the first Chabad Rebbe, R' Shneur Zalman, was released from prison in 1798. It is said that his trial was the result of a parallel case in the heavenly court. What were the charges and how are we to understand the idea of heavenly prosecution altogether? What difference did the ruling make in our lives today?
The liberation of the Alter Rebbe
With the Alter Rebbe's release from prison in 1798, he began to teach Torah's secrets in a way that would brighten every Jewish home, and would permeate the outside world.
19 Kislev: All the Way to the Top
After being freed from Russian prison on the 19th of Kislev, 1798, the Alter Rebbe wrote a letter describing the circumstances surrounding his liberation. It is striking to see how much emphasis he places on the impact his liberation had on the non-Jews of S. Petersburg.
After his liberation from Czarist prison on the 19th of Kislev, 1798, the Alter Rebbe recounted that the souls of his masters, the Baal Shem Tov and Maggid of Mezritch, had visited him in prison, explaining that his ordeal on earth was the result of a decree against him in Heaven above, because of his widespread dissemination of Chasidic teachings. When he asked if he should stop teaching, his masters replied: “On the contrary. Your liberation from prison will be the Heavenly sign that you must not only continue, you must increase!”
Three factors in the Alter Rebbe’s arrest and liberation
The Alter Rebbe relates that he was informed of his release from prison as he was reciting the verse in Psalms, “He redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that came upon me, because of the many who were with me.”
The nineteenth of Kislev marks the release of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi from imprisonment in Czarist Russia. He was imprisoned as a result of his efforts in spreading chasidic teachings, but it was only after this that he was able to continue his work without hindrance, and with greater success and intensity.
Imprisoned in Czarist Russia, the Alter Rebbe’s case was at the mercy of the hostile officials of the most powerful country in the world. Miraculously, his acquittal was ordered by the Czar himself, and he was freed on the nineteenth of Kislev.
The nineteenth of Kislev marks the liberation of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi from Czarist imprisonment for his efforts in spreading chasidic teachings.
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By Natural Means
Although the Alter Rebbe was known for his piety and greatness in Torah, he also gained a reputation as a miracle worker.
An hour-long excerpt from the Rebbe’s 1983 farbrengen on the 19th of Kislev. This Chasidic holiday celebrates the liberation of the first Chabad Rebbe, R' Shneur Zalman, from czarist imprisonment in 1798, due to trumped up charges of treason by opponents to the Chassidic movement.
The Rosh Hashanah for Chassidus
Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet presents, at a 19 Kislev gathering in Chicago, how to tap into the tremendous power this day affords us to overcome our challenges, both from within and without, especially in a year of Hakhel and unity.
The Birth of Chabad Chasidism
A live broadcast of a “farbrengen” at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in honor of the 19th of Kislev, a chassidic holiday marking the liberation of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745 – 1812), founder of the Chabad movement. Experience a blend of profound insights, soulful stirrings, spiritual excitement and true unity, which are characteristic of a farbrengen—a joyous chassidic gathering.
The month of Kislev is replete with Chassidic milestones, the most famous of which is Yud Tes Kislev (the 19th of Kislev) known as the Rosh Hashanah of Chassidus. Six days later, on the 25th of Kislev, begins the festival of Chanukah. This class will explore the connection between these two celebrations and the message for our times.
Modeled after Joseph and the Alter Rebbe
The Torah describes Joseph as a 'Man of Success'. By examining his exploits, as well as the story of the Alter Rebbe's arrest and liberation, this class reveals two levels of success and provides the inspiration to achieve it.
A Jew is a Jew is a Jew
The "Chasidic revolution" of the late 1700s and early 1800s revealed the basic truth that "a Jew is a Jew is a Jew." This premise -- that a Jew always remains essentially Jewish -- also introduced a new approach for dealing with spiritual defects when they crop up.
The Alter Rebbe’s Unique Approach
What is the special contribution of the Chabad approach of chassidus, and what are we meant to accomplish with it?
Studying a translation of a key section of the maamar Padah B'Shalom 5726
An online class for the 19 of Kislev
Archeologists recently discovered a seal or bulla of King Hezekiah near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which dates back to biblical times in the 8th century BCE. The timing of this incredible new discovery appears to have tremendous significance, and is connected to the signet ring mentioned in the Torah.
Why were chasidic teachings widely revealed only in later generations?
The dissemination of the teachings of Chassidus is compared to the parable of the king who ground up his crown jewel in order to heal his son, the prince; Chassiud made accessible the precious stone of G-d’s crown – the Torah’s deepest secrets, for the benefit of G-d’s children.
In prison, the Alter Rebbe offers a deeper interpretation of G-d's question to Adam of Where are you?" Presenter: Rabbi Moss
Celebrating the Liberation of Chassidism
This lecture is from a celebratory gathering commemorating the 19th of Kislev, the Chassidic holiday marking the liberation of Rabbi Schneur Zalman, the founder of Chabad Chassidism (Montreal, Canada - Dec. 6, 2009).
The key to battling our inner darkness
You’re in a tough battle, fighting for your very identity. Your odds of winning seem slim. What should you do?
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Practical Spirituality
An Overview of Tanya
A fast and exciting tour of the structure, contents and flow of Tanya, the foundational text of the Chabad system of chassidism. Perfect for complete beginners and seasoned scholars alike.
Examining questions raised by the opponents to Chassidism