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Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn

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An End To Evil
The first discourse delivered by the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe after succeeding to the mantle of leadership in 1920. It was first heard in the midst of the bitter civil war that shook the cities of Russia in the aftermath of the 1917 Revolution and the F...
Originally written as an educational guide for two venerable mashpi'im (spiritual mentors) in the original yeshivah in Lubavitch, this treatise by the sixth Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch has since serve as a classic definition and elucidation of what "educati...
A Collection of discourses by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe
Written during the turbulent years of 1941-1945, many of the discourses focus on self sacrifice, repentance, and strengthening Judaism, often speaking of the lessons to be learned from the earth-shattering events of the time and their connection to the co...
Roof organization of Chabad chassidim, founded by the Rebbe Rayatz in 1923. 1. Chai Elul I.e., the 18th of the month of Elul. is the birthday of our mentor, the Baal Shem Tov, and of the Alter Rebbe. The Baal Shem Tov was born on Chai Elul in the year 545...
On the practices observed by my revered father during the period of mourning after the passing of his saintly mother, Rebbitzin Rivkah, whose soul is in Eden
I heard the following from the emissary, R. Yechiel Halpern, who was in Lubavitch in 5643 (1882), the year of the passing of my grandfather, the Rebbe Maharash. The Rebbe Rayatz was about two years old at the time. The Rebbe Rayatz was addressing these mo...
Birthday of the Rebbe Rayatz (1880), and festive anniversary of his release in 1927 from incarceration in Leningrad and capital sentence for his “counter-revolutionary” activities, i.e., by masterminding the country-wide chassidic underground educational ...
1. Today’s celebration is a genuine seudas mitzvah, for this festive meal is celebrating a siyum Lit., “conclusion,” especially of a substantial unit of Torah study. In this case, the entire Six Orders of the Mishnah had been divided up into segments to b...
1. Yesterday, the eleventh of Sivan, marks 49 years since the first time we traveled out of town for a summer break, In the Rus. original, datche (lit., “a vacation resort”). in 5655 (1895). See Chanoch LaNaar, p. 11. Shavuos that year fell on Wednesday a...
1. The Baal Shem Tov was particularly fond of the Second Day ofShavuos. In the period that immediately followed his revelation, his conduct was in prompt accordance with the times set by the Shulchan Aruch, so that Kabbalas Shabbos, for example, always to...
1. The Baal Shem Tov says that the place in which a person’s will is located, that is where the person is, entirely. This has a number of advantages: (a) it dislocates him from his present [lowly] state; (b) there are numerous [spiritual] levels that a pe...
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