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Inside the story of Tevet 5: the victory of the sacred books
Jewish Educational Media pulls back the curtain on the fascinating saga of the violation of Lubavitch’s sacred manuscripts and books—and their ultimate triumph. From the Rebbe’s earliest public references to the theft of Chabad’s treasured library, it was...
Attorney Nathan Lewin was one of Chabad’s main lawyers in the federal court case over ownership of the Previous Rebbe’s library. He tells the events which led up to the case, and the vital roles of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin in that court victory (1985 – 198...
A Talmudic sage was once approached by a good spirit which guarded the local river. It told the sage that an unholy spirit intended to wrest control of the river, and make trouble for the Jews who came to use it. The good spirit instructed the sage: “Gath...
Days of rejoicing at 770, after US Federal Court ruled that important books and manuscripts stolen from the Previous Rebbe’s Library be returned to the Chassidim. (5 Teves, 5747 • January 6, 1987; 7 Teves, 5747 • January 8, 1987; 2 Cheshvan, 5748 • Novemb...
A scholarly rumination addressing Sifrei Kodesh (sacred manuscripts and books)—the overriding theme of the contemporary Chassidic festival “Hei Tevet - Didan Notzach.” By tracing back to the earliest sources, this careful analysis of Torah fascinating fac...
In 1985, important books and manuscripts were discovered missing from the Previous Rebbe’s Library. Following a surveillance operation, the culprit was found, leading to a long court battle over the ownership of the library itself. Throughout the battle, ...
Scenes from JEM’s landmark film "A Movement on Trial".
Chasidim celebrate the ruling of the US Court of Appeals, upholding Agudas Chasidei Chabad’s ownership of the Previous Rebbe’s library.
15 Tammuz, 5745 · July 4, 1985
The Talmud states about our forefather, Jacob: “As long as his children are alive, he, too, is alive.” When we live the teachings and mission of the Rebbe, our bond to him becomes everstronger, and in the words of the Talmud, “he too, is alive.”
The 5th of Teves marks the day that Chabad won the court case surrounding the ownership of the Chabad library. On this day in 5749, during the year of mourning for his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushkah, the Rebbe leads the afternoon services.
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