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Special Days on the Chassidic Calendar

Learn about special dates on the Chabad calendar. Kislev 19, Shevat 10, Elul 18 and more.

19 Kislev: The
This day marks the “birth” of Chassidism, when the long-hidden secrets of Judaism emerged from the womb of mysticism to illuminate and transform the totality of Jewish life.
10 Shevat
This day, so relevant to every Jew in our generation, is surely a day for reflection, learning, prayer, positive resolutions and acts of loving-kindness.
12-13 Tammuz
Liberation of the Sixth Rebbe
In the summer of 1927 the Sixth Chabad Rebbe was arrested by the Soviet regime, accused of 'counter revolutionary activities'. He was eventually released after weeks of abuse at the hands of the Communists.
Chai Elul
Birth of a movement
"Chai Elul" - the 18th day of the month of Elul - is the birthday, in 1698, of the founder of Chassidism, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov. It is also the day on which his "spiritual grandson," the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, was born, in 1745
5 Festive Highlights From the Chassidic Month of Kislev
Don’t let these special days and their messages pass you by!
Don’t let these special days and their messages pass you by!
5 Teves
The Prevailing Power of Holiness
In conventional thinking, a U.S. federal court isn’t where the 250-year journey of the Chassidic movement would find a climactic peak. Then again, what about Lubavitch is conventional?
10 Kislev: The Liberation of Rabbi DovBer
10 Kislev 5587 (1826)
Careful note was taken of all written materials, and anything else they considered suspicious. Additional investigators measured the rebbe’s study hall; the astonished chassidim could not figure out what they were trying to find . . .