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A 1972 Farbrengen marking the Yahrzeit of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson.
During this Chassidic gathering, the Rebbe focuses on an enigmatic statement of Rashi: “The passing of the righteous is difficult for G-d like the breaking of the Tablets.” What connection is there between the two? Is there anything positive in the breaki...
Reb Gedaliah Mazal shares his memories of the arrival of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, the Rebbe’s father, in Alamty, Kazakhstan. Reb Gedaliah’s father became close to Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, and was present at his passing. (1940's)
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
The Talmud relates that the 20th of Av was a holiday for a particular family who brought wood to the Temple for the altar, the identity of this family is the topic of a debate.
20 Menachem Av, 5745 • August 7, 1985
My father gave his life helping to preserve Judaism in communist Russia; thus his Yahrzeit has great significance for all Jews – especially when we see the fruits of his self-sacrifice continuing to bear fruit today, with countless Jews from the Soviet Un...
My father sacrificed his life for the Jews of the Soviet Union. He was punished and imprisoned for his efforts to spread Judaism, and he was eventually exiled…
The passing of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, is marked on the 20th of Av. He was imprisoned and exiled to Kazakhstan for his stance against Soviet efforts to uproot Jewish learning and practice.
U.S. Commission lauds Kazakhstan government for recognizing Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s legacy
As the world marked the 76th anniversary of passing, or yahrtzeit, of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, representatives of the governments of the United States and the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan gathered at the rabbi’s resting place to formally de...
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