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Yud Shevat Videos

Historical footage, classes, inspiration and more

Excerpts from the Rebbe's First Chassidic Discourse
Bring Heaven Down to Earth
The sages state that “all sevenths are cherished.” This is the reason, they explain, why Moses was the one who merited to bring G-d’s Presence into this world—because he was the seventh from Abraham.
Joint Mission
Excerpts from the address when the Rebbe formally accepted the leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement: “The leaders of Chabad demanded that their disciples take personal action—not to rely upon the rebbe, and certainly not to rely upon a rebbe’s son-in-law . . .”
The Story of Yud Shevat
A special presentation highlighting the fascinating events that led up to the Rebbe accepting leadership of the Chabad movement on the 10th of Shevat in 1951. It was a watershed moment in Chabad that ultimately ended up changing the landscape of Judaism all across the world.
70 Years to Bear Fruit
Our sages teach that “Jacob never died. As long as ‘Zaro – his seed’ is alive, he too is alive.” What is the significance of the word “zaro – his seed?” “Zaro” can mean “his children,” but it can also mean “what he has sown.”
10 Shevat Farbrengen with the Rebbe
A 1983 recording of the Rebbe’s gathering in honor of the 10th of Shevat
An hour-long excerpt from the Rebbe’s 1983 gathering on the occasion of the yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) of the Sixth Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn.
10 Shevat Gathering with the Rebbe
A 1972 recording of a farbrengen with the Rebbe
An hour-long excerpt from a 1972 recording of the Rebbe’s annual gathering on the occasion of the yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) of his father-in-law, the Previous Rebbe.
The Mission Statement
A tribute to Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg
A powerful tribute to Rabbi Gavriel and Rivky Holtzberg הי"ד and eight thousand of their fellow Shluchim and Shluchos, accompanied by the Rebbe’s talk upon his accepting leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in 1951.
Tending G-d’s Garden
The last discourse that Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, published before his passing commences with the verse “I have come into My garden.” The Previous Rebbe explains that this refers to our world, the innermost dwelling place of G-d.
Restoring the World
Just days before his passing on the tenth of Shevat in 1950, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the Rebbe’s father-in-law and predecessor, published a discourse titled “Basi L’gani”. The discourse expounds on many ideas from the Torah that highlight the importance of making this world a dwelling place for the Divine Presence of the Almighty.
A Living Legacy
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A Living Legacy
On the Tenth of Shevat in 1982, the Rebbe delivered an address at a gathering marking thirtytwo years from the passing of this father-in-law and predecessor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn.
Reflections on
Imbue life and enthusiasm into prayer and mitzvahs
Bati L'Gani Unpacked
A concise synopsis of the major themes dealt with in the discourse series known as 'Bati LeGani' by the last two Lubavitcher Rebbes—'a literary edifice of the 20th Century'.
How to Move Forward Despite Adversity
Life Lessons from Parshat Beshalach
Shortly after leaving Egypt, the children of Israel found themselves in an impossible situation, stuck between the sea in front of them and the Egyptian army chasing them from behind. The proper response contains a powerful lesson in surmounting seemingly impossible challenges.
In the Image of G-D, Part 2
Chassidic insights on the 10th and 11th of Shevat
A powerful excerpt of the Rebbe’s ‘Yud Shevat’ maamar (a mystical discourse) from the year 1957 (titled Basi LeGani 5717) expounding on the idea of restoring the letter ‘hei’ in G-d’s name and illuminating the depth behind speech and communication. The class begins with truly profound insights into the wondrous significance of the 11th day of Shevat, which is specifically associated with our generation.
In the Image of G-D
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In the Image of G-D
A chassidic teaching for the tenth of Shevat
A powerful excerpt of the Rebbe’s classic ‘Yud Shevat’ maamar (a chassidic mystical discourse) of 1957 (titled Basi LeGani 5717) in honor of the upcoming 67th anniversary of the passing of the Sixth Rebbe and, thereafter our Rebbe accepting the mantle of leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch.
Crazy About You
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Crazy About You
The key to living life to the fullest
How the story of a Sage's strange behavior at a wedding provides the key to living life to the fullest. (Based on the maamar Bosi L'gani 5735)
The Home Stretch of History
Interpretation is everything. There can be little argument on the fact that we are living through an unprecedented age in the history of the world. But what does it all mean? Upon officially assuming the leadership of Chabad on the 10th of Shevat 1951, the Rebbe made an incredible statement.
What Is a Nasi?
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What Is a Nasi?
Discover the role and power given to the leader of the generation
An online class in honor of the tenth of Shevat, marking the anniversary of passing of the Sixth Chabad Rebbe, and the assuming of leadership by his successor the Rebbe.
Tending G-d’s Garden
The last discourse that Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, published before his passing commences with the verse “I have come into My garden.” The Previous Rebbe explains that this refers to our world, the innermost dwelling place of G-d.
It’s a Beautiful World
Farbrengen, 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
The Previous Rebbe wrote a discourse that served as his last teaching. Its title quotes the verse where G-d says, “I have come to My garden, My abode.” By choosing those powerful words, the Rebbe taught his generation and future generations, that beneath all its outer appearances, this world is G-d’s own garden and dwelling place. No matter how strong the urge to give in to cynicism or despair, no matter how bad things may appear, this teaching shows and empowers us to search out and reveal the essential goodness and G-dliness of the entire creation.
A World of Pain, or of Pleasure?
In a letter to one of his disciples, Maimonides describes the taxing daily schedule he endured as court physician to the sultan of Egypt. It not only drained him to the point of exhaustion, it also left him nearly no time to pursue the true joy of his life: Torah study.
The Divine Orchard
10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
“Bosi L’Gani – I have come to My garden.” G-d created this world to be a glorious Divine orchard for His presence. Man is charged with planting and tending this orchard by creating a “fruit-bearing tree” out of his own portion of the world.
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"This is My G-d"
10 Shevat, 5732 · January 26, 1972
At the crossing of the Red Sea, the Jews proclaimed, "This is my G-d, and I will exalt Him!" But the first to recognize G-d's hand were those children born in Egypt during the harsh decrees. G-d Himself had hidden them away in the fields and sustained them.
Protector of Her People
10 Shevat 5732 · January 26, 1972
At the time of the Song of Moses, the Jews were in the midst of a great journey through an awesome desert. They had yet to reach, conquer and establish a Jewish homeland. By contrast, at the time of the Song of Deborah, the Jews were already settled in the Land of Israel. Deborah was called upon to organize a campaign against Canaanite invaders.
L'chaim for Distribution by Russian and Georgian Guests
10 Shevat, 5732 · January 26, 1972
The Rebbe distributes bottles of L’chaim at a Farbrengen at 770.
A Song in Georgian
10 Shevat, 5732 · January 26, 1972
The Rebbe asks a recent émigré from Georgia to sing a traditional song of the Georgian Jews.
E Vadye (Russian)
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E Vadye (Russian)
10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26,1972
A lively niggun sung during the times of the Soviet Jewish resistance. “Water will not drown us and fire will not burn us”.
Niggun Hisvaadus
10 Shevat, 5732-1972
Tune of Ashreinu
10 Shevat, 5732-1972
A vintage clip of this lively Chabad Niggun.
Niggun Yosisu
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Niggun Yosisu
10 Shvat 5732 • January 26, 1972
“Let all those seek You rejoice and delight in You, and let those who love your deliverance say always, ‘May G-d be exalted!’” (Psalms 70:5) Although the tune of the Niggun is much older, the words were added in honor of the Rebbe’s sixty-ninth birthday.
Much Nachas
Between talks at the Yud Shevat Farbrengen in 1972, the Rebbe gives special blessings to a grandfather on the birth of his granddaughter, and to a father on the Bar Mitzvah of his son.
10 Shevat 5732 - Niggun
Sacred Chassidic nuggunim sung at the conclusion of major farbrengens.
40th Anniversary
The Rebbe leads the Evening Prayers and addresses the Chassidim on the 40th Yahrzeit of his father-in-law and predecessor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch.
Yud Shevat Rally - 5779
Chayolei Tzivos Hashem
Previous Rebbe's Yahrtzeit
10 Shevat, 5740 · January 28, 1980
The Rebbe leads Morning Prayers at 770 on the 30th Yahrzeit of his father-in-law and predecessor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch.
Your Deeper Mission
My father-in-law, the Rebbe, charged each individual with a specific mission designed to strengthen Judaism. One must keep in mind however, the words of the Zohar: “One layer of shell covers another layer of shell…”
Mission of the Generation, Part 1: “Yosef”
Rachel named her son ‘Joseph,’ as a prayer: “May G-d add to me a different son.” The Tzemach Tzedek explains: Rachel prayed that Joseph have the ability to transform someone “different” – someone far from G-dliness, into a “son” – someone righteous, like himself.
20th Yahrtzeit: Vintage footage of 10 Shevat, 5730 (1970)
Vintage footage of the Rebbe’s Farbrengen in honor of the 20th Yahrtzeit of his father-in-law and predecessor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch.
Connected
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Connected
One might assume that after a tzaddik has ascended on high and experienced unlimited Divine revelation, he would no longer concern himself with matters of this physical world. For the Rebbe, however, such calculations don’t apply.
Histalkus
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Histalkus
The funeral of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Scheersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, took place outside his residence and synagogue, 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.
Evening Prayers
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Evening Prayers
The Rebbe leads evening prayers on Yud Shevat, the anniversary of the passing of his father-in-law and sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn.
What the Rebbe Was Thinking About
Rabbi Asher Zeilingold recalls spending 10 Shevat, the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, in 770. After observing the Rebbe during evening services, he could not help but wonder how the Rebbe would spend the remainder of such an auspicious day. To his surprise, an answer was short to follow. (1958)
10 Shevat - 5747
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10 Shevat - 5747
Special footage of the morning services on the 10th of Shevat, the anniversary of the Previous Rebbe’s passing and the day on which the Rebbe formally accepted leadership of Chabad one year later.
Nigun Beinoni
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Nigun Beinoni
Chasidim sing the Beinoni, a song attributed to Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Maamar Basi LeGani 5735
10 Shevat 5735 - January 22, 1975
Footage of the Rebbe saying a maamar or Chassidic discourse (as customary in Yiddish), preceded and followed by a niggun. From the Yud Shevat farbrengen of the year 5735, marking the 25th yahrtzeit of the Previous Rebbe (the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe).
A Plea from the Other World
A remarkable story about victims of the Holocausts
We share an incredible story about the victims of a slave-labour, sub-camp of Dachau. The tragic yet inspiring tale centers around the saintly Rebbe of Klausenburg, Romania, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam, and culminates decades later with an unexpected phone-call from the Rebbe's office in Brooklyn to a businessman residing in London.
Saturday Night
Parsha Beshalach
Saturday night, after Shabbat ends, we eat a special meal called "Melave Malka" (lit. "bidding farewell to the Queen.") What are the sources in Scripture and Talmud for this custom? What are its deeper meanings?
Holy Folly
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Holy Folly
From the Chassidic Discourse “Basi LeGani”
Based on the fifth chapter of the maamar Basi Legani, the Chassidic discourse of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe for the 10th of Shevat.
Maamar Basi LeGani 5714
A chassidic discourse for the 10th of Shevat
The Rebbe would say a maamar on the 10th of Shevat, commemorating the anniversary of passing of his father-in-law, the sixth Chabad Rebbe, each year expounding upon another chapter from his father-in-law’s discourse titled Basi LeGani. This maamar, recited in 5714 (1954), focuses on the fourth chapter.
I Have Come to My Garden
Farbreng, Episode 1
Basi L’gani, the title of the last Chassidic discourse from the sixth Chabad Rebbe, is customarily studied on the tenth of Shevat, the day of his passing. (From “Messages”—Season 2, Episode 1)
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