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Audio About R. Schneur Zalman

Melody of Four Stanzas
Rabbi Schneur Zalman’s Niggun
Prisoner of Peace
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.
Chai Elul: The Life of Elul
The 18th of Elul commemorates the birth of the Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Shneur Zalman, both pioneers in revealing the secrets of the Kabbalah, which brought a new life and energy to Judaism.
Tzamah Lechah Nafshi
This Chabad classic expresses the profound cry of the soul in exile striving to unite with the Infinite. It ends with the wish that this intense yearning not be lost even when G-d's goodness and glory will be revealed to all.
Avinu Malkeinu
Audio | 1:58
Avinu Malkeinu
This soulful melody is divided into three parts. The first, wordless, elevates the singers to a deeply spiritual mood. The second expresses yearning for the Divine, while the third is a declaration of faith in the help of our Father and King.
Kol Dodi
Audio | 2:49
Kol Dodi
The deeply moving tones of this melody give expression to the significance of this verse, "I sleep, but my heart is awake"
Bnei Heichalah
Audio | 4:11
Bnei Heichalah
24 Teves 5749 - Sicha
Audio | 28:11
24 Teves 5749
Sicha
24 Teves 5752 - Sicha
Audio | 9:00
24 Teves 5752
Sicha
Who Came Up With Tikkun Olam?
Don’t surrender. Don’t escape. Fix the world.
From the soon-to-be-released book “Wisdom to Fix the Earth”
Mission Statement and Overview
A Journey Through Tanya, Lesson 1
A brief historical overview of the author and the background of Tanya, the purpose and structure of this unique book.
How is Chassidus Chabad Different?
The Alter Rebbe’s Unique Approach
What is the special contribution of the Chabad approach of chassidus, and what are we meant to accomplish with it?
A Chassidic Gathering in Honor of the First Chabad Rebbe
The 24th of Tevet marks the passing of the Alter Rebbe
Join a farbrengen in Thornhill, Ontario on the anniversary of passing of the Alter Rebbe, the founder of Chabad. Rabbi Mendel Kaplan will lead a discussion on how the Tanya authored by the Alter Rebbe, serves as a practical roadmap for a fulfilling life today, and enables us to attain joy, inner tranquility and experience satisfaction in serving G-d.
The Physical World According to the Alter Rebbe
A conversation about the nature of existence
On the 200th anniversary of the passing of the Alter Rebbe, founder of the Chabad school of mysticism, two scholars sit down to discuss the significance of one of his teachings—the meaning and value of the physical universe.
Spirituality for Materialists
Why you need a body to be spiritual
Great spiritual treasures lie hidden in the most material aspects of our world—a unique chassidic perspective on physicality.
Prisoners of Light
Audio | 45:26
Prisoners of Light
The Biblical story of Joseph’s descent into Egypt and subsequent incarceration is often read in the same week in which we celebrate the liberation from Czarist imprisonment of the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman, founder of Chabad. This class will explore the link between these events and offers insight into the nature of redemption. (Likutei Sichos volume 25, Parshas Vayeishev)
Moses, Maimonides and the Alter Rebbe
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Shemot
When G-d shows Moses a sign by having him turn a staff into a snake, G-d asks Moses, (Exodus 4:2) "What is this in your hand?" But the two words, "mah zeh" ("what is this") are spelled in the Torah as one word, "mizeh" ("from this.") How does the term "mizeh" hint to the Alter Rebbe and Maimonides whose yahrzeits are this week?
Reflections on
The liberation of the Alter Rebbe from czarist imprisonment
The Ushpizin, Day Three of Sukkot
Leading the delegation of ushpizin on the third day of Sukkot is Yaakov our patriarch. Understanding the special qualities of 3rd day, and the connection to the chassidic ushpiz, the Alter Rebbe.
How the Simple Villager Changed His Ways
Although the villager was a simple Jew, he hoped that his children would one day surpass his meager knowledge of Torah.
The Dry Sukkah and the Holy Bagel Seller
With no destination to guide him, he slowly traversed sprawling forests and small towns, hoping to finally encounter what his rebbe had in mind.
The Ship Builder's Carriage
It was an unusual job for a religious Jew, and his success aroused jealousy, even among his own artisans.
The Secret to Success
Modeled after Joseph and the Alter Rebbe
The Torah describes Joseph as a 'Man of Success'. By examining his exploits, as well as the story of the Alter Rebbe's arrest and liberation, this class reveals two levels of success and provides the inspiration to achieve it.
Parshah Mnemonics: Shemot
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Shemot contains 124 verses and the mnemonic for are the words ‘vayikach’ and ‘maday’. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Reflections on
Your Very Own Sacrifice
Reflections on
Gifting a divine flame to every Jew
Reflections on
The art of organized spontaneity
The life, teachings and works of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad.