Enter your email address to get our weekly email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life.
ב"ה
The Chabad.org Blog

Special Publication to Help You Celebrate 10 Shevat at Home

January 18, 2021 1:27 PM

Seventy-one years ago, on 10 Shevat, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, assumed the leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement after the passing of his father-in-law, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory. In the decades that followed, the Rebbe revolutionized, inspired and guided the post-Holocaust transformation of the Jewish people that continues to this day.

This day, so relevant to every Jew in our generation, is surely a time for reflection, learning, prayer, positive resolutions and acts of loving-kindness.

Additional observances on this day typically include communal gatherings and prayer, as well as prayer at the Ohel, the Rebbes’ resting place in Queens, New York.

This year (5781), as 10 Shevat coincides with Shabbat and the pandemic still rages on, visits to the Ohel will not be an option for most of us, and we will be gathering only with our closest family members.

Fascinatingly, two of the signature emphases of the Rebbe are recognizing the unique opportunities and goodness inherent in each challenge and transforming it, AND the elevation of the home as a focal point of Jewish life. Looking for ways to channel this day’s inspiration into your home? We’ve prepared this booklet for you.

Click Here to Access the 10 Shevat Home Companion

Due to the sanctity of Shabbat, when we may not use technology, be sure to print up this guide and other texts you will be using before Shabbat.

New Chabad.org Publication Provides Inspiration and Fun for Chanukah at Home

December 7, 2020 12:13 PM
Eight Lights for Eight Nights is a night-by-night PDF program to be printed and enjoyed during Hanukkah.
Eight Lights for Eight Nights is a night-by-night PDF program to be printed and enjoyed during Hanukkah.

Chanukah, the festival of lights, traditionally celebrated in the cozy company of dear family and close friends. Chanukah, when we gather ‘round the menorah and share stories of strength and survival. Chanukah, when we celebrate the miraculous victory of the few over the many, the G‑dly over the profane, and the weak over the mighty.

For many, this Chanukah will be like no other, celebrated in isolation, either alone or only with close family members. Yet Chanukah is a time of miracles, when we remind ourselves and the world that G‑d is present in our lives, that miracles happen, and that anything is possible.

To help Jews everywhere celebrate a most uplifting and joyous Chanukah, Chabad.org has prepared Eight Lights for Eight Nights, a night-by-night program to be printed and enjoyed. In addition to an overview of Chanukah and instructions for how to celebrate it (including how to light the menorah), each night readers get an uplifting teaching a heartwarming story and a fun craft or activity.

Written especially for this publication, the teachings cover a broad spectrum of Chanukah-related topics, citing from historical sources, Chassidic philosophy and Talmudic wisdom. Drawing from people’s personal experiences during the Holocaust and under the oppressive rule of Communism, the stories provide comfort, hope and inspiration. The activity section includes classic recipes for Chanukah favorites like latkes and doughnuts, as well as crafts that can be enjoyed by young and old.

Access and print the program booklet here

We're Excited About This New Video Series

December 1, 2020 9:25 AM

There are a lot of great, short videos going around these days, especially with Chanukah starting next week (Thursday night, Dec. 10). But here’s a video that will open your eyes wide.

A team of ten hyper-creative minds have brought to life some of the most essential mysteries of Torah in a series of 3D animations.

They’ve done it just in time for the 19th of Kislev (this Shabbat), the day the Czarist regime released Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi from his imprisonment and interrogation in 1797, effectively granting the chassidic movement a license to flourish.

Want to understand how G‑d created heaven and earth? How He constantly regenerates our universe out of nothing? How we can commune with His infinite light? What our purpose is within this grand scheme? And want to actually see it all in 3D action—with the sound effects?

Follow the twelve-episode series called “How G‑d Creates the World” every Tuesday at Chabad.org, starting this week.

The prophets foretold of a time when “the glory of G‑d will be revealed and all flesh will see.” In other words, we won’t have to learn about these things in a book. We’ll see it with our eyes.

We just came one step closer.

The latest news from Chabad.org.
Recent Posts
Blog Archive
Related Topics