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Kislev 19

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Kislev 19: anniversary of the passing of R. Dovber, the Maggid of Mezritch, in 1772, and anniversary of the release from capital sentence and imprisonment of his disciple, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, in 1798; celebrated as a Chassidic holiday amongst Chassidim.
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, to grow and develop as an integral part of Torah and Jewish life.
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.
The Historic Significance of Yud Tes Kislev
Documents show that the arrest of Chabad's founder in 1798 was part of a broad investigation that threatened to put the spread of the fledgling Chassidic movement to an end. The miracle of his redemption is the everlasting miracle of Chassidism itself, wh...
The liberation of the Alter Rebbe in Czarist Russia
Listen to the captivating story of the Alter Rebbs’s arrest and miraculous release from Russian prison. Join Rabbi Sholem Perl, master storyteller, as he brings the story of the 19th of Kislev to life.
A 19 Kislev Thought
What the Chassidic New Year Means to You
An engaging, fresh and practical take on the day celebrated as the New Year of Chassidism.
The Day of Liberation for Chassidism
The Meaning of the 19th of Kislev
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).
What Really Happened on 19 Kislev
The Heavenly Court Case
On the 19th day of the month of Kislev, the first Chabad Rebbe, R' Shneur Zalman, was released from prison in 1798. It is said that his trial was the result of a parallel case in the heavenly court. What were the charges and how are we to understand the i...
Thoughts for 19 Kislev
A Chasidic Story
In honor of the "Chasidic New Year" celebrated on the 19th day of Kislev, Rabbi Moshe New shares a chasidic story from which we can learn what Chasidism is all about.
A 19 Kislev Gathering
Who Is a Chassid?
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe leads a chassidic "farbrengen" and asks those present to examine and recommit themselves to the core ideas of the Alter Rebbe who was released from imprisonment on this day in 1799.
The liberation of the Alter Rebbe from czarist imprisonment
Reflections on Hayom Yom Kislev 19
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