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Yud Tes Kislev Videos

Sacrifice of the Great
On the 19th of Kislev 5559 (November 27, 1798) the founder of Chabad Chasidism was released from prison after being falsely accused of treason. A Jewish leader sacrifices his own standing to find every Jew in need of guidance and ensure that they receive it.
Spreading the Light Spreading the Light
Bread, water, wine, and oil represent various dimensions in Torah.
Farbrengen: 19 Kislev, 5742 Farbrengen: 19 Kislev, 5742
Three complete talks of the Rebbe at a farbrengen in 1981.
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom" Kislev 19
The liberation of the Alter Rebbe from czarist imprisonment
What the Chassidic New Year Means to You What the Chassidic New Year Means to You
A 19 Kislev Thought
An engaging, fresh and practical take on the day celebrated as the New Year of Chassidism.
Who Is a Chassid? Who Is a Chassid?
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Who Is a Chassid?
A 19 Kislev Gathering
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe leads a chassidic "farbrengen" and asks those present to examine and recommit themselves to the core ideas of the Alter Rebbe who was released from imprisonment on this day in 1799.
The Historic Significance of Yud Tes Kislev The Historic Significance of Yud Tes Kislev
Documents show that the arrest of Chabad's founder in 1798 was part of a broad investigation that threatened to put the spread of the fledgling Chassidic movement to an end. The miracle of his redemption is the everlasting miracle of Chassidism itself, which endows finite reality with the infinitude of G-d.
A Chasidic Story A Chasidic Story
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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 Meaning of the 19th of Kislev The Meaning of the 19th of Kislev
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).
The Heavenly Court Case The Heavenly Court Case
What Really Happened on 19 Kislev
On the 19th day of the month of Kislev, the first Chabad Rebbe, R' Shneur Zalman, was released from prison in 1798. It is said that his trial was the result of a parallel case in the heavenly court. What were the charges and how are we to understand the idea of heavenly prosecution altogether? What difference did the ruling make in our lives today?
The Inner Meaning of Yud Tes Kislev
The liberation of the Alter Rebbe
With the Alter Rebbe's release from prison in 1798, he began to teach Torah's secrets in a way that would brighten every Jewish home, and would permeate the outside world.
Light Unto the Nations: Part 1 Light Unto the Nations: Part 1
19 Kislev: All the Way to the Top
After being freed from Russian prison on the 19th of Kislev, 1798, the Alter Rebbe wrote a letter describing the circumstances surrounding his liberation. It is striking to see how much emphasis he places on the impact his liberation had on the non-Jews of S. Petersburg.
Chabad: What Is Chassidus? Chabad: What Is Chassidus?
After his liberation from Czarist prison on the 19th of Kislev, 1798, the Alter Rebbe recounted that the souls of his masters, the Baal Shem Tov and Maggid of Mezritch, had visited him in prison, explaining that his ordeal on earth was the result of a decree against him in Heaven above, because of his widespread dissemination of Chasidic teachings. When he asked if he should stop teaching, his masters replied: “On the contrary. Your liberation from prison will be the Heavenly sign that you must not only continue, you must increase!”
Three Innovations, Three Accusations Three Innovations, Three Accusations
Three factors in the Alter Rebbe’s arrest and liberation
The Alter Rebbe relates that he was informed of his release from prison as he was reciting the verse in Psalms, “He redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that came upon me, because of the many who were with me.”
Rising To the Challenge Rising To the Challenge
The nineteenth of Kislev marks the release of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi from imprisonment in Czarist Russia. He was imprisoned as a result of his efforts in spreading chasidic teachings, but it was only after this that he was able to continue his work without hindrance, and with greater success and intensity.
Three Celebrations, One Message Three Celebrations, One Message
Imprisoned in Czarist Russia, the Alter Rebbe’s case was at the mercy of the hostile officials of the most powerful country in the world. Miraculously, his acquittal was ordered by the Czar himself, and he was freed on the nineteenth of Kislev.
The Making of a Chasid The Making of a Chasid
The nineteenth of Kislev marks the liberation of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi from Czarist imprisonment for his efforts in spreading chasidic teachings.
By Natural Means By Natural Means
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By Natural Means
Although the Alter Rebbe was known for his piety and greatness in Torah, he also gained a reputation as a miracle worker.
Pursuit of Peace Pursuit of Peace
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Pursuit of Peace
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.
A Light in the Darkness A Light in the Darkness
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.