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Learn about special dates on the Chabad calendar. Kislev 19, Shevat 10, Elul 18 and more.

Special Days on the Chassidic Calendar

Special Days on the Chassidic Calendar

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The “New Year” of Chassidism
The 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev marks the “birth” of Chassidism: the day it was allowed to emerge from the womb of mysticism into the light of day, to grow and develop as an integral part of Torah and Jewish life.
The sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, passed away on this date in 1950. Exactly one year later, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson accepted the leadership of the movement, and set about transforming the face of world Jewry . . .
Birth of a movement
"Chai Elul" - the 18th day of the month of Elul - is the birthday, in 1648, of the founder of Chassidism, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov. It is also the day on which his " spiritual grandson," the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, was born, in 1745
10 Kislev 5587 (1826)
Careful note was taken of all written materials, and anything else they considered suspicious. Additional investigators measured the rebbe’s study hall; the astonished chassidim could not figure out what they were trying to find . . .
Don’t let these special days and their messages pass you by!
Don’t let these special days and their messages pass you by!
The Prevailing Power of Holiness
In conventional thinking, a U.S. federal court isn’t where the 250-year journey of the Chassidic movement would find a climactic peak. Then again, what about Lubavitch is conventional?
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