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Videos About R. Schneur Zalman

The Alter Rebbe's Legacy The Alter Rebbe's Legacy
Academics discuss the founder of Chabad
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi founded Chabad Chassidism. He was imprisoned in czarist Russia in 1798 for his revolutionary ideals, and subsequently released. He is also known as “the Alter Rebbe.”
Leadership Despite Opposition Leadership Despite Opposition
There are many similarities between Maimonides and the Alter Rebbe, the Founder of Chabad Chassidism. They both faced extreme opposition to their teachings, yet the opposition fell away. Eventually, their detractors became ardent disciples.
Too Good for G-d? Too Good for G-d?
Video | 7:38
Too Good for G-d?
It happened once on Shabbos that in the midst of prayer, the Alter Rebbe removed his Tallis and went to the edge of the town. There, he found a woman who had just given birth. The Alter Rebbe had sensed that she needed help...
Hearing the Cry of a Child Hearing the Cry of a Child
A story with a living lesson
Once, in the middle of the night, one of the Mitteler Rebbe’s children fell out of bed. Entirely engrossed in his studies, he did not hear the child’s cries. However, his father, the Alter Rebbe, heard the cries, closed his Torah books, and went to comfort the child. The Alter Rebbe later said to his son: no matter how deeply immersed you are in holy pursuits, when a child cries you must hear it; you must stop what you’re doing and soothe their pain.
When the Alter Rebbe Chopped Wood When the Alter Rebbe Chopped Wood
In the early 1980s, the Rebbe began to speak on the importance of raising awareness about the Seven Laws of Noah among non-Jews.
It Takes Two It Takes Two
Video | 6:22
It Takes Two
Learning from how the Alter Rebbe gave away his huge dowry
When the match was proposed between the Alter Rebbe, the founder of Chabad Lubavitch, and Shterna, the daughter of one of the wealthiest Jews of his day, the Alter Rebbe set a tough precondition: His dowry was to be used to help settle poor Jews on the land, and help them earn a livelihood.
Two Luminaries Two Luminaries
Video | 7:13
Two Luminaries
There are many similarities between Maimonides and the Alter Rebbe, the Founder of Chabad chasidism. They both issued decisions on Jewish law that guide all later generations.
Twice the Light Twice the Light
Video | 6:33
Twice the Light
The twenty-fourth of Teves marks the passing of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Chasidism. He is famous among Jews today as the author of both the Tanya and a version of the Code of Jewish Law. His name, Shneur, hints to his unique ability to teach and expound on both the revealed as well as the more esoteric parts of the Torah.
Gathering in Honor of the Alter Rebbe Gathering in Honor of the Alter Rebbe
24 Tevet: Yahrtzeit of the Alter Rebbe
The 24th day of the month Tevet is the yahrzeit (anniversary of the passing) of the first Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Shneur Zalman (1745-1812). His successor, the seventh Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, would often convene a special gathering (known as a farbrengen) to commemorate this date. This video is from the gathering held in the year 5741 (1981).
Mission Statement and Overview Mission Statement and Overview
A Journey Through Tanya, Lesson 1
A brief historical overview of the author and the background of Tanya, the purpose and structure of this unique book.
Israel's Oldest Charity Israel's Oldest Charity
The History of Colel Chabad
Colel Chabad, founded in 1788 by the first Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe, R' Schneur Zalman of Liadi, is the oldest continuously operating charity in Israel. This video was produced in honor of the 200th anniversary of the passing of R' Shneur Zalman.
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom" Kislev 19
The liberation of the Alter Rebbe from czarist imprisonment
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom" Tevet 24
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom" Shevat 7
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom" Shevat 23
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom": Adar I 3
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom": Adar II 19
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom": Nissan 7
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom": Nissan 28
The life, teachings and works of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad.