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Videos relating to the life and teachings of the Rebbe Rashab

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Breaking the Barrier between Tradition and Modernity
R. Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch
Professor Naftali Loewenthal presents an overview of some of the major innovations of the 5th Chabad Rebbe, R. Sholom DovBer, with special focus on his founding of the Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim. Recorded at Chabad of Oxford University.
Rabbi Sholom DovBer
The Fifth Chabad Rebbe
Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn, fifth Chabad Rebbe, founded the Chabad yeshivah system in the town of Lubavitch in 1897; he is known as “the Rebbe Rashab.” 20 Cheshvan, 1860 - 2 Nissan, 1920.
What a Rebbe Is
A Story about the Rebbe Rashab
For many years, Rabbi Tzvi Greenwald worked at the “Chasam Sofer Home for Boys,” under its Director, Rabbi Akiva Sofer. Rabbi Sofer once shared a story with the boys about an encounter he had with the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom Dovber.
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Why the little boy was crying
The Mystical Thought of the Rebbe Rashab
Is there a single, overarching theme to "Hemsech Ayin Beis" or can it perhaps better be understood as the culmination of various ideas advanced by its author throughout the years of his leadership?
The Mystical Thought of RaShaB in its Educational Context
A Chassidic Education
Viewing the Rebbe RaShaB's mystical teachings as an educational initiative for producing students who would go on to defy Communist oppression and challenge American Jewish apathy.
The Apotheosis of Physicality in the Thought of the RaShaB
Can earth be holier than heaven?
Reconciling the pursuit of spiritual ecstasy with the idea of creating a “dwelling place for the divine in the lower realms of creation.”
The Ushpizin, Day Seven of Sukkot
Leading the delegation of ushpizin on the seventh day of Sukkot is King David. Understanding the special qualities of 7th day, and the connection to the chassidic ushpiz, the Rebbe Rashab.
Publishing “Hemshech Ayin Beis”
The Series of Chassidic Discourses from 5672 (1912)
The fifth Chabad Rebbe’s Chasidic discourses from the year 5672 to 5676 (1912–1915) are renowned to Chasidim as ‘Hemshech Ayin Beis – The 5672 Series.’
Birthday of the Rebbe Rashab
With Every Shliach, Together
The Bible relates that King David coronated his son, Solomon, during his own lifetime. King David, however, continued to rule until his own passing. How can two kings rule simultaneously, especially in light of Torah’s teaching: “There is only one leader to a generation, not two”?
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The series of chassidic discourses called “Ayin Beis”
A Diamond Magnate’s Life Story
Philanthropist Lev Leviev on His Ties to Chabad in the Soviet Union
Billionaire philanthropist Lev Leviev speaks about his family's early exposure to Chasidism and how he came to help Jews living in the former Soviet Union.
Nature as a Synthesis of the Infinite and the Finite
The Natural and the Miraculous
Which is greater, the natural or the miraculous? Rabbi Freeman charts the development of a kabbalistic doctrine from the Ari, to the RaSHaB to the Rebbe.
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