The Rebbes response to severe illness

The Rebbe’s words to people whose relatives were near the end and their reactions. What is a Rebbe meant to do?

Short Thoughts

Thought One. Tzoros, what won’t destroy you will strengthen you (5775/2014). Hardships either bring the best or worst out of us, we survive by having Bitachon and learning to stop playing God. Thought Two. Mishna Neshama A thought on why we study Mishna to help along the Neshama of a deceased relative. Thought Three. אחרי...

Class One (5767/2006).

Reflections on Aveilos (Mourning). A shiur given on the occasion of the 2nd yarhtzeit of Chanie Kolodny (a”h)

Class Two

Healing through joy. This shiur was given to provide chizuk to a community in the wake of a tragic event.

Class Three.

When what happens is overwhelming (5774/2014). A talk given in Beis Rivka Seminary after the passing of Mrs. Rashi Minkowitz.

Class Four.

Tragedy (5774/2014). Part of a Shiur given (at the Yeshiva) after the passing of Mrs. Rashi Minkowitz.

Class Five.

A letter that explains sadness and mourning (5775/2014). This class is a class on a letter written to the Chossid Reb Eliyahu Shmuel Kahanov on the occasion of the passing of his wife, In this class the idea that emerges is that there is a difference between sadness by Tzadikim and by ordinary people.

Class Six.

To Nediv’s Friends Given at the end of shiva to the friends of Nediv Kehati who passed away so suddenly at the age of thirty. This class makes three points: 1) feel, there is value in just crying, even our Rabbeiim cried. 2) Accept, as angry as you are you never need God more than...

Class Seven.

What to tell the Children? PDF A letter from the Rebbe telling a father how and what to tell his his children about the [passing of their mother. The class explores the Rebbe’s idea that death is only a physical separation but not a real disunion. The class explores the controversy of this idea which...

Class Eight.

Why Mishnayos in conjunction with a Yahrtzeit and a deceased person (beyond משנה אותיות נשמה) Neshamos of the deceased on the level of light not life, Mishnayos keeps them somewhat closer to life.

Class Nine.

The Twenty third Yahrtzait of Ari Halberstam HaYa”D. When we look only only forward and when we afford ourselves to look back. A Kadosh, What is Mesiras Nefesh Al Kidush Hashem. What the Soul does for us and what we do for the Soul. Lessons: We Need G-d. We need one another.

Class Ten

Rabbi Avremel Levitansky, a talk (in two parts) given on the occasion of his tenth Yahrtzeit. Part One. Stories. Anecdotes about him, and some incredible stories about his relationship with the Rebbe and the Rebbe’s relationship with him. Part Two. He made everyone feel as though they were him while around him. The lesson is...

Class 11 of Reflections on Aveilos

Shloshim Given at the Shloshim for אייזיק יצחק בן שלמה ורחל דינה ע”ה. A man who had every reason not to live and lived life to the fullest. What is Shloshim (and more).

Class twelve of reflections on Aveilus

These classes were given to the Bochurim of Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati after the Passing of their beloved teacher הרב חיים שניאור זלמן בן הרב שלום שמעון יעקב שליט”א Baras. Class One: A talk on how Jewish people approach mourning. 1) Tzadok Hadin, we accept that we cannot understand 2) Sometimes you just cry 3) We...

Class Thirteen, Mrs Liba Chana Friedman's Yahrtzait

Class Thirteen, Mrs Liba Chana Friedman’s YahrtzaitThoughts, what’s in this name ליבה חנה בת יעקב יוסף

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Class Fifteen, a Yahrtzeit Farbrengen in four parts. לעילוי נשמת מרים בת מרדכי משה אהרון

Class Fifteen, a Yahrtzeit Farbrengen in four parts לעילוי נשמת מרים .בת מרדכי משה אהרוןThis Farbrengen took place in Los Angeles Motzoei Shabbos Vayetzei, 9-10 Kislev 5783 (2022).1) tests2) Souls continuing relationship with us.3) the Name Miriam, four thoughts.4) A story, and the message: seeing G-d everywhere.