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11 Nisan Gatherings

Videos of the Rebbe’s addresses to those gathered to celebrate the date of his birth with him.

Farbrengen: 11 Nissan 5732 (1972)
Revealing a glimpse of the wisdom that moves himself, the Rebbe addresses questions that go to the very core of the human experience: Why am I here? Why do I struggle? And more importantly—what am I capable of becoming?
Farbrengen: 11 Nissan 5732 (1972) 71 New Institutions
I have been asked: “Now that you’ve reached 70 years isn’t it time to slow down and enjoy some rest? The number of one’s years is irrelevant; the real question is: were those years utilized to the fullest? Every honest person knows he could have accomplished more in his youth, so now is the time to work with greater strength to double one’s achievements.
Farbrengen: 11 Nissan 5737 (1977)
The Rebbe’s 75th birthday: Today’s gathering is not about a private individual. It is only that I had the good fortune to be able to help others to grow in Torah and Mitzvos, to assist and encourage them to the best of my ability…
Farbrengen: 11 Nissan 5741 (1981)
An hour-long excerpt from a 1981 satellite broadcast of the Rebbe’s pre-Passover gathering on the occasion of his 79th birthday (Nissan 11, 5741).
Farbrengen: 11 Nissan 5742 (1982)
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).
Farbrengen: 11 Nissan 5742 (1982) Education Day, U.S.A.
As representative of the Lubavitch Movement, I was honored to receive a letter from the President of the United States, together with a Declaration to all US citizens, proclaiming the 11th of Nissan as “Education Day.”
Farbrengen: 11 Nissan 5745 (1985)
This farbrengen was held on the Rebbe’s birthday in 1985 and also marked the first Siyum Harambam, the closure of the yearly cycle of studying the Mishneh Torah, the magnum opus of Maimonides.
Farbrengen: 11 Nissan 5745 (1985) Celebrate with Humility
The Rebbe’s Talk from His 83rd Birthday
Arrogance is the root of all undesirable traits. How, then, can we allow people to gather here in order to honor an individual?
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