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A Light in the Darkness
Disc: 174 / Program: 693 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5747 • December 21, 1986
On the 19th of Kislev, Rabbi Schneur Zalman, the first Rebbe of Chabad, was released from prison after being arrested by Czarist authorities on false charges of providing aid to the Turkish Sultan. ExpandMore
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Niggun - Haneiros Halalu
Disc: 174 / Program: 693 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 28 Kislev, 5751 • December 15, 1990
Chassidim sing Haneiros Halalu after the lighting of the Menorah on the fifth night of Chanukah in 1990.
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Think Big
Disc: 174 / Program: 693 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 15 Tishrei, 5752 • September 23, 1991
Dr. Larry Resnick treated the Rebbe after he suffered a heart attack in 1977. Here, he brings his family to visit the Rebbe.
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Doctor and Chasid
Disc: 174 / Program: 693 | My Encounter
On Shmini Atzeres in 1977, the Rebbe suffered a massive heart attack during the dancing. For the next five weeks, Jews around the world prayed for the Rebbe’s health and wellbeing. Rabbi Mendel Groner, whose father was a personal secretary of the Rebbe, was a student at 770 at the time. Here, he recalls the joy that Chassidim felt when the Rebbe finally returned home ExpandMore
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Pursuit of Peace
Disc: 173 / Program: 692 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Kislev, 5735 • December 13, 1974
The Alter Rebbe’s release on 19 Kislev was so surprising that even government ministers were awed by the course of events. The same ministers who ordered his arrest and forbade the dissemination of Chassidism, gave him freedom and allowed him to continue spreading Torah. ExpandMore
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Nigun Podoh V’sholom
Disc: 173 / Program: 692 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5742 • December 15, 1981
During a farbrengen celebrating the Alter Rebbe’s liberation from Czarist imprisonment on 19 Kislev, chasidim sing the nigun, Podoh V’sholom.
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They Bear Your Name
Disc: 173 / Program: 692 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 12 Cheshvan, 5752 • October 20, 1991
Be a good example for all the people around you. There are several establishments that are named after you. Landow Yeshiva has many students, and everyone has the name that he is a student in Mel Landow’s Yeshiva.
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From Tennis to Tefillin
Disc: 173 / Program: 692 | My Encounter
In 1970, Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipskar was sent to Florida as a Chabad emissary, where he serves as rabbi and director of The Shul in Bal Harbor. A member of his community, a champion tennis player, invited him to meet his wealthy friend. Bringing his Tefillin to the tennis courts began a relationship that lasted well beyond that first encounter. In fact, the impact of that meeting is still felt by hundreds of children today.
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Cause for Celebration
Disc: 173 / Program: 691 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Kislev, 5739 • December 14, 1978
On the fourteenth of Kislev in 1928, the Rebbe married Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, the middle daughter of the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson. ExpandMore
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Sheva Brachos
Disc: 173 / Program: 691 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 1 Cheshvan, 5740 • October 22, 1979
A Sheva Brachos ceremony is held for a newly married couple during a farbrengen at 770 in 1979.
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Golden Jubilee
Disc: 173 / Program: 691 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 24 Shevat, 5749 • January 30, 1989
This is for congratulations for your fiftieth wedding anniversary. My apologies for always mixing into your affairs, but I hope you’re making a gathering for this occasion.
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Two Halves of a Whole
Disc: 173 / Program: 691 | My Encounter
In 1950, Rabbi Leibel Posner became engaged to be married. The Rebbe, who was yet to officially accept leadership of Chabad after the passing of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, granted him and his fiancée a private audience. During the meeting, the Rebbe shared with them the secret of what makes a marriage so special.
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In a Strange Land
Disc: 173 / Program: 690 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5741 • November 27, 1980
The Torah relates how our forefather Jacob behaved when he dwelled with Laban. Overcoming all the challenging circumstances he found himself in, he remained loyal and true to serving G-d despite them. While this steadfastness was a clear demonstration of where Jacob’s true allegiance lay, it still wasn’t the true fulfilment of his potential. ExpandMore
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Mitteler Rebbe’s Kapelya
Disc: 173 / Program: 690 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 9 Kislev, 5741 • November 17, 1980
Chasidim sing during a farbrengen marking 9 Kislev, the birth & passing of Rabbi Dovber of Lubavitch.
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In the Mitteler Rebbe’s Merit
Disc: 173 / Program: 690 | Eye to Eye
Please give this to charity in honor of your ancestor, Rabbi Dovber of Lubavitch, known as the Mitteler Rebbe. (Collage)
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Musical Harmony
Disc: 173 / Program: 690 | My Encounter
Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph is a composer, conductor, and professor of music at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. As she and her husband became more observant, they travelled to New York for an audience with the Rebbe. Throughout their discussions, personal and professional, it was the Rebbe’s care that struck them most. (1981)
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Don’t Pass the Buck
Disc: 173 / Program: 689 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Tishrei, 5721 • October 09, 1960
The Talmud states that when two people lift a load together, they have significantly more than twice the strength of one. This is most certainly the case when the efforts of many are combined. When we all work together, our true abilities are much greater than we can ever imagine. ExpandMore
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Recalling the Rebbe’s 1977 Heart Attack and Miraculous Recovery
Disc: 173 / Program: 689 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 21 Tishrei, 5738 • October 03, 1977
A beautiful video surrounding the story of when the Rebbe suffered a severe heart attack on the night of Shemini Atzeres in 1977.
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Visiting Doctors
Disc: 173 / Program: 689 | Eye to Eye
On the night of Shemini Atzeres in 1977, the Rebbe suffered a severe heart attack. This is a video collage showing the Rebbe in conversation with the doctors who treated him at the time. (Collage)
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A Life’s Mission
Disc: 173 / Program: 689 | My Encounter
Rabbi Yossi Gordon is a teacher in Yeshiva College in Melbourne Australia, and the director of Chabad of Tasmania. After hearing from the Rebbe about the greatness of serving Jews in remote places, he volunteered to assist in the Rebbe’s efforts to bring Judaism as far as Tasmania. A paper the Rebbe gave him before leaving keeps him inspired until this day.
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