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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.
Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XV, p. 281ff. I. Several interpretations are offered for the verse: Bereishis 32:25. “And Yaakov remained alone.” Among them: a) The Talmud states Chulin 91a. (and this interpretation is quoted — with slightly different wording — by ...
The chassidic calendar starts on Yud-Tes Kislev , the Nineteenth of Kislev. On this date, in 1798, the Alter Rebbe was released from prison where he had been interned on false charges laid by the opponents of Chassidus. The Rebbe Rashab, the fifth Lubavit...
The Baal Shem Tov writes that he was once granted a spiritual vision of Mashiach. Unabashed, he asked him: “When are you coming?” Mashiach answered him: “When the wellsprings of your teachings spread outward.” Two generations later, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of...
In a small town in Poland, there was an orphan shepherd boy who grew up knowing very little about being Jewish. One day, shortly before Yom Kippur, he met a group of people who were traveling to Mezibush to spend the holiday with the Baal Shem Tov. The bo...
The Parallel Between Yud-Tes Kislev and Circumcision Among the concepts which my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, shared with regard to Yud-Tes Kislev is the following:Likkutei Dibburim, p. 976. “Yud Kislev marks the birth of a chassid, and Yud-Tes Kisle...
There is a famous statement of the ShelahChelek Torah SheBichsav, beginning of the portion of Vayeishev. that all Jewish festivals are related to the Torah reading of the week in which they occur. Included in this are those festivals that took place long ...
During the Alter Rebbe’s imprisonment, he was questioned by a government minister who was exceedingly well versed in Tanach and very knowledgeable about Jewish matters in general. The minister posed the following question to the Alter Rebbe: “The verse st...
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