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The Rebbe's Public Letter to the Jewish People
Several times a year, the Rebbe would write a "michtav klali", a public letter addressed to "all sons and daughters of Israel wherever they may be." In this lecture, we review one of those letters, a Rosh Hashanah message from 1974
Meditation for the Public Fast of Esther
The meaning of the public fast (Fast of Esther) observed on the day before Purim.
Parsha Tetzaveh
Moshe Rabbeinu's birthday and yahrzeit on the 7th of Adar always coincides with the reading of the Torah portion Tetzaveh, the one parshah where Moshe's name is glaringly omitted. Rabbi Dubinsky also speaks about the importance of following the daily stud...
What makes a shirah (a song) holy? Understanding the Song at the Sea that Moses and the Children of Israel sang after the miracle of the Splitting of the Sea (From Likkutei Sichos - Beshalach).
Parsha Vayechi
The Torah portion of Vayechi serves as a "bridge" between the book of B'reishis (Genesis) and the book of Sh'mos (Exodus.) The book of B'reishis relates the miraculous lives of our ancestors. The book of Sh'mos describes our descent into exile. It is the ...
Meditation for a Public Fast
There is an ancient custom that on a public fast day, the rabbi delivers a special sermon known as "divrei kivushin" (lit. "words that conquer the heart.")
From Likutei Sichos - Vayeishev
In his commentary on Genesis 37:2, Rashi says that "Jacob dwelt" can also mean that "Jacob sought to dwell in tranquility." Is seeking tranquility and happiness an inherently valuable pursuit? Is it okay to ask G-d to help us accomplish our mission free f...
From Likutei Sichos - Vayishlach
Jacob hid his daughter from the wicked Esau. But did Dinah actually have the power to make Esau repent? Based on the commentary of Rashi on the verse (Genesis 32:23) "And [Jacob] arose during that night, and he took his two wives and his two maidservants ...
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