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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.

19th of Kislev

19th of Kislev

The "New Year" of Chassidism

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A deeper look at the day commemorating the deliverance and release of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the first Chabad Rebbe, from Czarist incarceration. The weekly parshah for this date talks of Joseph sold as a slave to Egypt; a striking similarity between these two great Jewish leaders.
The 19th of Kislev is a historic day on the Jewish calendar, marking the liberation of the Alter Rebbe from imprisonment in 1798 by the Czarist government.
19 Kislev
An inspiring talk on Rabbi Schneur Zalman’s unique contribution to Jewish spirituality.
19 Kislev
On the 19th of Kislev we celebrate the “New Year” of Chassidut, join us as we explore some of the revolutionary ideas illuminated in Chassidut by the first Chabad Rebbe, known as the Alter Rebbe.
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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 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 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).
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