Farbrengen, The

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Farbrengen, The: (Yiddish) (a) an assemblage addressed by a Rebbe; (b) an informal gathering of chassidim characterized by singing and inspiring talk
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Spiritual group therapy has been standard practice by chassidic Jews for more than two centuries.
So, you’ve been invited to a farbrengen and aren’t sure what to expect. Well, you’re in good company—neither do most people.
Chassidic Gatherings with the Rebbe
Experience the spiritual joy and intellectual rigor of a Farbrengen (chassidic gathering) with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.
A 1982 Satellite Feed of a Gathering with the Rebbe, of righteous memory
An hour-long excerpt from a 1982 satellite broadcast of the Rebbe’s pre-Passover gathering on the occasion of his 80th birthday (11 Nissan, 5742).
Vintage 1982 Satellite Footage
Original introduction to a 1982 satellite broadcast of the Rebbe's 80th birthday celebration. Hosted by Joseph Papp and the event's simultaneous translator, Rabbi Manis Friedman.
The Story of Yankel, the Master of Sins
What does G-d want with sinners like me? What did He put such a louse of a creature here for? I just want to know: does He appreciate at all the effort I put into trying not to be what I am?
We danced and sang in the sukkah, the transformative rain a mikvah-like immersion in G‑d’s presence and will . . .
"Doesn't a living man need a sip of brandy once in a while?” said Reb Leib. But the Rushiner interrupted. “I'm sure you realize that he's just joking," said the chassidic master. "I'll tell you the secret of l'chayim..."
The "Farbrengen": A Chassidic Gathering with the Rebbe
Some teach by writing books, others deliver lectures, still others regularly issue public letters, essays and commentary. The Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory, widely regarded as one of the most influential teachers of our generation, did all of the...
Though motivated by an inner love and a sense of concern for the spiritual health of one's fellow, these rebukes often come in the form of a pricking needle
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