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The Lubavitcher Rebbe, R. Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe, R. Menachem Mendel Schneerson: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory (1902-1994); seventh leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, lived in Nikolayev and Dnieperptrosk (Ukraine), Leningrad, Berlin, Warsaw, Paris and New York; built upon and expanded his predecessors’ work to revolutionize Jewish life across the globe; known simply as “the Rebbe”
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The ninth section of the Book of Genesis begins the chronicle of Jacob’s son Joseph. Joseph shares his dreams, in which he envisions himself as the future leader of Jacob’s family, with his brothers. This convinces his brothers that he is a threat to the ...
After Joseph was thrown into prison on false charges, he languished there for eleven years. Providentially, Pharaoh became enraged with his chief butler and chief baker and cast them into prison as well. Both of these officers had disturbing dreams. Josep...
This Torah portion is usually read on the Shabbos following Yud-Tes Kislev, the date which commemorates the release of R. Shneur Zalman of Liadi from prison in Czarist Russia. R. Shneur Zalman, known as the Alter Rebbe, was the founder of the Chabad appro...
The Alter Rebbe, the founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, lived in the bottom story of a two-story home in Liadi. His son, later to become the Mitteler Rebbe, lived on the upper floor. Once the Mitteler Rebbe’s son fell out of the cradle in which he ...
Vayeshev, and the following Sidra of Mikketz, have a common theme: Dreams. In Vayeshev we are told of Joseph’s dreams, and in Mikketz, about the dreams of Pharaoh. Both dreamt twice, and in each case the dreams shared a single meaning, conveyed in differe...
The name of a Torah portion indicates its general content and central theme.See Likkutei Sichos , Vol. V, p. 57ff.; Vol. XV, p. 145 et passim. The word vayeishev implies settling down and dwelling peacefully. Thus our SagesBereishis Rabbah 84:3 and commen...
The Torah portion of Vayeishev relates Yosef’s two dreams, the first about binding sheaves and the second about the sun, moon and stars. Both dreams indicated that Yosef would rule over his brothers and that they would bow to him. A minor addition in the ...
At the beginning of the Torah portion Vayeishev, we are told that, in relating the beginning of his dream to his brothers, Yosef said:Bereishis 37:7. “We were binding sheaves in the field.” Rashi explains the words “binding sheaves” according to the Targu...
The Torah portion Vayeishev relates at lengthBereishis 39:1 and onward. about Yosef’s trials and tribulations in Egypt, first being forced into slavery and then incarcerated in an Egyptian prison. In both instances G-d was with Yosef, blessing him with go...
The Torah portion of Vayishlach concludes by briefly listing the kings of Edom — the descendants of Esav — and their settlements. This is followed by the portion of Vayeishev , in which we are told how Yaakov settled in Canaan, and where the story of his ...
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