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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.
Vancouver study group marks 19 Kislev, ‘The New Year of Chassidism’
Eduardo and Gabrielle Sonnino moved to Vancouver from Brazil three years ago for work, but the most impactful and important thing they have done in Canada has not been in the business world, they say. It’s been spending 120 Monday evenings with a dedicate...
Farbrengens and special commemorations throughout the week
With less than a week to go before Chanukah, 400 members of the Jewish community in Tbilisi, Georgia, will soon be gathering over some hot drinks and refreshments. Like Jewish people around the globe, they will observe two days of commemoration and celebr...
Mezritch manuscript with marginal notes by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi on display in Jerusalem
A manuscript prayer book used by the second leader of the Chassidic movement, Rabbi DovBer of Mezritch (?-1772), will be exhibited this week in Jerusalem, along with other artifacts dating from the movement’s infancy. This manuscript is of particular inte...
Honoring a day of freedom when Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi was released from a Czarist prison
In 1984, the late Canadian Rabbi Jacob Immanuel Schochet was sent on behalf of Chabad to the Soviet Union. Among his many clandestine tasks was to conduct a secret Jewish wedding for a young couple named Yuli and Tanya. Little did he know that one day tha...
Study, good deeds, faith and fellowship emphasized at gatherings worldwide
Hundreds of thousands attend ceremonies on the 19th of Kislev
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