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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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Leviticus, the third book of the Torah, contains very little “action”; it is primarily devoted to the rules governing the relationship of G d with the Jewish nation and with each person as an individual. The first two-and-a-half sections describe the proc...
Among the sacrifices mentioned in this Torah reading is the conditional guilt-offering. A sin-offering is brought when one definitely knows that he has committed an inadvertent sin. A conditional guilt-offering, however, is brought when one is in doubt wh...
The mother of the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, died when he was very young and he was raised by his grandfather, R. Shneur Zalman of Liadi. When the child was three, R. Shneur Zalman brought him to cheder [school] for the first time. As is...
When Napoleon invaded Russia, the Alter Rebbe sided with the Russian Czar — not so much because he appreciated the Czar’s policies, but because he feared what would happen if Napoleon would be victorious. “If the Czar prevails, it will continue to be diff...
I. (At a Pesach farbrengen,Sichos Yom Shevi’i Shel Pesach, 5700 (Sefer HaSichos 5700, p. 68). ) the [Previous] Rebbe related the manner in which the Alter Rebbe brought his grandson, the Tzemach Tzedek, to cheder [for the first time]. Among the points the...
Likkutei Sichos, Vol. VII, p. 20ff. I. In many years,[I.e., whenever there is a leap year.] Parshas Vayikra is read on a Shabbos which is close to Purim. This leads to the conclusion that the significance and positive quality of Purim is alluded to in thi...
The Sidra of Vayikra is about sacrifice: The offerings that were made in the Sanctuary, and the procedure that surrounded them. What does it mean to us today, when there is no Temple? Two Temples were destroyed. But many millions were not, and could not b...
The Shabbos that precedes the festival of Pesach is known as Shabbos HaGadol , the “Great Shabbos,” commemorating the miracle that transpired with the Jewish people on the tenth of Nissan , which that year fell on a Shabbos, just prior to the Exodus. Many...
According to Jewish law,Rambam, Hilchos Maaseh HaKorbanos beginning of ch. 16. if an individual vows to bring a larger animal for a sacrificial offering and instead brings a smaller one, e.g., he brings a calf instead of a cow, he does not fulfill his obl...
At the conclusion of the Torah portion Vayikra we learnVayikra 5:21-24. that if a person commits a robbery, withholds funds, etc., and denies it by swearing falsely, he must — when seeking to atone for his crime — make restitution of the principal plus an...
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