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.

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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.