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19th of Kislev

The "New Year" of Chassidism

The 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev marks the "birth" of Chassidism: the day it was allowed to emerge from the womb of mysticism into the light of day.

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.
The Czar Visits the King
The 19th of Kislev is a historic day on the Jewish calendar, marking the liberation of the Alter Rebbe from imprisonment in 1798 by the Czarist government.
An Oasis of Calm
19 Kislev
An inspiring talk on Rabbi Schneur Zalman’s unique contribution to Jewish spirituality.
What Does G-d Think About Me?
19 Kislev
On the 19th of Kislev we celebrate the “New Year” of Chassidut, join us as we explore some of the revolutionary ideas illuminated in Chassidut by the first Chabad Rebbe, known as the Alter Rebbe.
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 Moishe New shares a chasidic story from which we can learn what Chasidism is all about.
The Strength of Yud Tes Kislev
The Rosh Hashanah for Chassidus
Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet presents, at a 19 Kislev gathering in Chicago, how to tap into the tremendous power this day affords us to overcome our challenges, both from within and without, especially in a year of Hakhel and unity.
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).
When G-d Says I’m Sorry
Discover the revolutionary idea Chassidus introduces regarding G-d’s relationship with us that changes the whole picture. Every Rosh Chodesh an offering was brought in the Temple on behalf of G-d who requests of us to bring atonement on His behalf! This class addresses the various interpretations offered by the classic commentators, contrasting these explanations with the astonishing and enlightening insight of Chassidus.
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