Lives of the Chabad Rebbeim classes

Individual Classes on the Lives of the Rebbeim of Chabad

Category Title Description
The Baal Shem Tov.The Baal Shem Tov.
The Holy Maggid.The Holy Maggid.
The Alter Rebbe.The Alter Rebbe. Chai Elul is the Alter rebbe's birthday. He was born in 5505/1745.
The Mitteler Rebbe.The Mitteler Rebbe.
The Tzemach Tzedek.The Tzemach Tzedek.
The Rebbe Maharash.The Rebbe MahaRaSh.
The Rebbe Rashab.The Rebbe RaShaB.
The Friedike Rebbe Rayatz.The (Frierdike) Rebbe Rayatz.
The Rebbe.The Rebbe.
The Rebbetzin.The Rebbetzin.
Stories Of Chassidim
Stories Of The Raza's Life (rebbe Rashab's Older Brother)Insights into the Raza's Life (Rebbe Rashab's Older Brother) MP3 The fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Maharash (Rebbe Shmuel) had two sons: the older Rabbi Zalman Aharon (Raza) and younger Rabbi Sholom Dovber (Rashab)

Tanu Rabbanan Ner Chanuka 5738
The issue of Chanuka, was an attack on the Soul (purity and holiness) of Yiddishkeit. It didn't mind the Torah as long as it was intellectual, and Mitzvos were ok, as culture without Him C"V.
The Mesiras Nefesh came from Yechida, completely removed from reason, and is one where one seems to have no possibility to do anything other than Mesiras Nefesh. This is why Chanuka is 8 days, the candles are lit at night, and it is good until the תרמודאי go in. The Sukkos connection (and the elevation of non-Jews) is discussed here.
From the level of Yechida 1) the evil is defeated totally, 2) the evil is transformed to Kedusha.



Tanya Chapter 11 (Class 1).



This class explores Rasha.
Specifically the connection between Rasha SheAino Gamur and Rasha ViTov Lo, how they are (in Nigla, two different ideas and how they are) in Chassidus one and the same.
The nature of the זה לעומת זה of Rasha ViTov Lo, vs Tzadik ViRa Lo. One is in action the other (only) in feeling.
Many examples are sighted for this kind of Rasha.





Insights into the Raza's Life (Rebbe Rashab's Older Brother) MP3 The fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Maharash (Rebbe Shmuel) had two sons: the older Rabbi Zalman Aharon (Raza) and younger Rabbi Sholom Dovber (Rashab)

A three part series (given at the BESHT) about the Rebbe . In the first class are some stories about the Rebbe's early life. Classes two and three explore some of the Rebbe's unique hashkafa priorities. Theses classes (are of course not meant to be definitive. They do (however) provide some food for thought about some very important ideas and attitudes.



The Rebbe Class One.



The Rebbe Class Two.



The Rebbe Class Three.



An overview of some ideas and quotes that are basic to the Rebbe's teachings.



Farbrengen 19 Kislev 5780 (2019)



Las Vegas (Formal Talk):
A brief review of the various special occasions linked to this day.
Chassidus, it's about faith, we should (and must) allow ourselves to believe.
Neshama, spiritual (supra-rational) connection to Hashem.



Las Vegas (Informal Talk):
Find yourself a Rebbe and let him teach you how to serve G-d, the WORK of Chassidus.



Los Angeles (Talk One):
What is Chassidus?
Soul, like oil, so familiar and so misunderstood.
All spiritual and absolute and unchanging truths, like what we see in children.
The WORK of Chassidus to transfer the idea of Chassidus into Chossid.



Los Angeles (Talk Two):
Chassidus is Yechida, משכרה נדע מוהתה
The four points of Chassidus
1) Waking up from a faint
2) Being particular about Mitzvos, לכתחילה איד
3) Refining Character.
4) Filling the human mind with (the knowledge of) G-dliness.



Los Angeles (Talk Three): Reminders about the Shiurim





Mitzvasa Mishetishka Hachama 5738
Class One:
This Ma'amar is Hemshech from the previous one.
The Rebbe is discussing the idea of transforming darkness to light.
In this Ma'amar the Rebbe explains (based on a Gemara) that whatever is in Klipa is in Kedusha first.
He gives three examples:
1) The setting sun in Kedusha is the transference from Atzilus to the lower world.
2) The idea of שוק (market) in kedusha is שוקיו עמודי שש the same idea as נתאוה הקב"ה.



Class Two:







Parshas Vayeshev, Yeshiva (5780/ 2019)
This Parsha has many ideas (dreams, Yosef's sale, Gilgulim, Moshiach) but we will speak of Yehuda's Teshuva.
Hashem demonstrates how much it means to Him, when someone simply says: I did it. I am wrong. And I am sorry.



(Class 2):
This Class has an introduction about the upcoming 19 Kislev, the Farbrengen and the traditions.
The connection between this introduction and our Hayom Yom is the idea of Avoda, the basis for the "light" of Chassidus is the work.
There's the Work (Avoda) and the light (the Ma'amar Chassidus) that follows the work.
This entry speaks to neither of these. It speaks to what inspires both the work and the Light, or that comes after the work and the light. 



Class Seventeen: this continues the previous class.



Dovid has the Kesser (crown) of Malchus, this makes it truly his, no one else could really have had it. Yet Shaul had to come first, like Yosef then Yehuda, first Talmud and then Maaseh, first Giluyim and then Atzmus.



Shaul was higher but it (realistically) wouldn't be that he be the king (forever).



הודו להוי' קראו בשמו Class Eight.



This class explores Pesukim 5-7. The beginning of what Hashem does for Yidden, זכרו נפלאותיו אשר עשה מופתיו ומשפטי פיהו three different types of miracles, the greatest of which is the miracle of the (world following the) Torah משפטי פיהו.



It reaches great Jews who are his servants ישראל עבדו and simple ones who are also his chosen ones בני יעקב בחיריו.



It is rooted in Him who has no appointment הוא השם אלוקינו בכל הארץ משפטיו.





Dovid's Malchus was his essence, no one could have been the kind of king he was. The Mashal of Yosef and Yehuda, the latter is Bittul. 





This class given at the Yeshiva, discusses various points in the Parsha. It includes the story of Binyomin and his challenges, the story of Shimon and Levi (listening to your father), and why the people of Shechem were all guilty and deserving of the punishment they got.



Class Fifteen:



Yosef gave Dovid 33 years, they represent two ideas: the intellect (connected with the world) (30) and the emotions (7). The 37 years of Dovid are (in a real way) the most important for the actual governing the people, even more than the years of Avrohom and Ya'akov. All aspects of his person were in a state of Romemus.



Class Fourteen: Ya'akov gave Dovid 28 years, this is the idea of Tiferes. Because the 28 are the מילוי ומילוי דמילוי of שם הוי'ה. The Milui has a higher source than the name itself, thus the כח אדנ"י is higher than אדנ"י itself. The Mashal of Moshe bentching Hashem to add crowns to the Torah's letters.

Tanya Perek 10, (Class 5). This class has a 20 minute introduction about 10 Kislev. The second idea about Bnei Aliyah, is the idea of איזהו חסיד המתחסד עם קונו the idea of Chassidus- to serve their Maker (Hashem). Two levels 1) מתחסד עם קונו and 2) עם קן דילי'ה the idea of Dira Bitachtonim.

Two Classes (Beth Rivkah Seminary 5780) On the Mitteler Rebbe His Generation: The Mitteler Rebbe was a Rebbe for only 15 years but it was a most intense period, he raised his chassidim to extraordinary heights.



His Demand: The Order of the day in the Mitteler Rebbe's generation was to be steeped in the study of Elokus to the point of mesiras Nefesh: there was nothing else.



Third Class: His time as Rebbe was most intense and his Chassidim lived "the Knowledge of G-d".





Class Thirteen: Yitzchok and Dovid are Hard judgement (Yitzchok) and soft judgement (Dovid), but in this Ma'amar soft judgement is harder than hard judgement because it is a different world (BiY"A) that cannot handle the judgement. Avrohom gives Dovid 5 years, kindness, so he can live.



Class 1: Parshas Tazria and Metzorah being connected teaches us about the connection between the avodah of Galus and Geulah.



Class 2:



Class 3: Digression about the lost 10 tribes and the halachic difficulties, as well as the advantage of geirus.



Class 1: Who builds the 3rd Beis Hamikdosh? Discussion between Rashi, Rambam, Tosfos.



Class 2: 2nd explanation A) We merited. B) He will add a higher light.



Class 3: 3rd and 4th explanation. Clear vs unclear prophesy in Yechezkial.



Class 4: Different types of Iserusa Dileila (heavenly inspiration.) Machlokes about 3rd Beis Hamikdosh.



Class 5: Machlokes about the purpose of the Beis Hamikdosh, Aron, and Mizbeach.





Minui Melech Perek 3,



Class Eighteen:
This is the introduction to the issue of Melech HaMoshaich.
The question is why need a King after Moshaich comes if all Yidden are on a high enough level not to need discipline.
The answer will be that Moshiach will be (needed as) a Rav (teacher).
In Hil Moshiach it is clear that Moshiach is ONLY a King, but in Hil Teshuva he is a Chochom and Novi who teaches Torah, this (according to the Rebbe,) is an Halachic source to the idea of Torah Chadasha.
The Sicha of Torah Chadasha (Shavuos 5751) is discussed. That this new Torah is connected to Nevua also, but it only becomes Torah when understood by non-prophets who learn FROM Moshiach.



Class Nineteen:
Moshiach will be a King at a time when all Yidden are on the level of Atzilus (not needing a king for the conventional reasons) but there will still be a need for him (as a King) like there is a need for a King now for Neshamos of Atzilus.
This is for Torah. And in Torah his personal understanding remains higher than everyone else, like Makif, he will therefore be a King then also.
Question: how to reconcile Moshiach as a King for Torah and the Likutei Sichos vol. 35 page 206 ff that after a time he is no longer (needed as) a King only a Nossi (teacher) ועדיין צריך הדבר עיון.



Class Twenty:
The issue of Moshiach being a Melech for Torah (here) and the idea that he is (not a Melech forever, only) a Nassi after Moshiach comes is further discussed here.
Is his Malchus (Makif) Torah or not.
והדבר עדיין צריך עיון.



Class Twenty One:
Moshiach is a בר נפלא who gets his years directly from Hashem.
The power of Moshiach and the novelty of such a Neshama that can only come into the world this way.
Example: how much does the Rebbe change us?





Stories and thoughts about the Rebbe, leadership and sacrifice. The audio quality isn't that good, we're sorry.







The younger daughter of the Previous Rebbe and sister of the Rebbetzin. Click here to see classes.



1) Defiance, 2) Principle, 3) Sacrifice, 4) Action.

Hayom Yom 22 Tamuz (Class One): The three ideas: 1) Chassidic thought, 2) Chassidic good custom 3) Chassidic song and their respective impacts.



(Class 2): This Class has an introduction about the upcoming 19 Kislev, the Farbrengen and the traditions. The connection between this introduction and our Hayom Yom is the idea of Avoda, the basis for the "light" of Chassidus is the work. There's the Work (Avoda) and the light (the Ma'amar Chassidus) that follows the work. This entry speaks to neither of these. It speaks to what inspires both the work and the Light, or what comes after the work and the light.





1) The Rebbe wrote חי' מושקא is גימטריא 470= ע"ת this means a generation. Tzadikim create their own time. 2) She felt other's lives, especially those who sacrificed to do her husband's bidding. 3) Her Brachos- no pre-conditions.

A talk I gave at Machon LiYahadus relating how I experienced her passing and what happened subsequently.

A Rebbe makes choices (not mistakes).

More stories (early years) (5767). This talk on the childhood years of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson) will be enjoyed by the whole family. The stories of the Rebbe's childhood provide insight into his character and great accomplishments but also the period in which he grew up. There may be some repetition here.



14 Kislev story (5772/2011), before, during and after.



The Yud SHVAT story (5766). The Previous Rebbe's passing and the Rebbe's ascent to leadership.



Farbrengen "The Rebbe's Koach" (5774).



Class One. The biography of the Rebbe. His origins, ancestors and early years part one. Born in Nikolayev and his wondrous childhood. At the age of seven they moved to Yeketrinislav (Dineperputruvsk).



Class Two. Stories about the Rebbe's early years. His intellectual genius in Torah and all other areas of knowledge. The immigrants in World War 1; The Typhus epidemic. Did not know the Rebbe RAShaB.



Class Three. 1) The Rebbe's father and Rebbe, 2) Meeting the Rebbetzin, 3) Visiting the Frierdiker Rebbe in Rostov and Leningrad, 4) His involvement in the underground work.



Class Four. 5766-9. 1) The meeting in Kurustien, 2) The Frierdike Rebbe in jail and deciding to leave Russia, 3) Leaving Russia, the final goodbye in Yekatrinislav; 4) The Frierdike Rebbe moves to Riga and the Rebbe goes to Berlin; 5) the preparations for the wedding.



Class Five. The Rebbe's wedding, in Warsaw. The all night affair attended by many Tzadikim. His father's letters and the wedding in Yeketrinislav that night.



Class Six. Reb Menchem Zemba, Reb Meir Shapiro; Instructed to Farbreng with Anash on occasions; Returns to Berlin (until the Nazis YM"Sh came to power); The Rebbetzin Shaindel, her husband Menachem Mendel HaKohein, their wedding and relationship with the Rebbe and Rebbetzin.



Class Seven. Years 5633-5. The Rebbe met various Gedolim; His involvement with the Frierdike Rebbe's writings and the HaTamim.



Class Eight. 5696-5701. The Rebbe gets involved with Tomchei Tmimim in Poland (but must leave after a few months), Meets the Belzer Rebbe, Assists the Frierdike Rebbe on his visit to Paris in 1937, Leaves Paris as the war starts and arrives in New York one year later. Some stories about this period.



Class Nine. Coming to America. Four tasks: 1) Kehos, 2) Machanei Yisroel (an organization for Frumer tat operated in secret), 3) Merkaz LiInyonei Chinuch, 4) Chevra Kadisha. During the war he worked at the Navy Yard. The Hayom Yom.



Class Ten. 1) Kovetz Lubavitch and the T'shuvos UBiurim, 2) The Rebbe's Hagada, 3) His visit to Paris and getting his mother, and meeting the Chassidim, 4) The Frierdike Rebbe's Histalkus and the Rebbe's ascent to his leadership.





Introduction to the Page:

A series of classes given at the Beis Rivka Seminary in Brooklyn, highlighting many of the Rebbe's very original ideas to preserve and strengthen Yiddishkeit. This series is based on the Rebbe's biography found in the beginning of the "Hayom Yom".



1. North Africa. The first and perhaps most successful of the Rebbe's undertakings. Building Yeshivos in these Sfardik lands, preparing the Jews for the emigrating (and challenges) that were to follow.



2. Dor HaShvii. Dor HaShvii, the statement the Rebbe made on 10 Shvat 5711. We are the seventh and are destined to bring the Shechina down to the world.



2a. The Rebbe's Sichos. An overview of the place of Farbrengens by Chassidim and the Rabbeiim and the unique style of the Rebbe. The transcription and editing of the Sichos. Likutei Sichos, Sefer HaSichos etc.



2b. Maamarim and the Rebbe's Maamarim. A brief history of the Rebbe's Maamarim and an overview of the development of Chabad Torah (in Maamarim) over the seven generations since the Alter Rebbe including the fact that all maamarim are "The Alter Rebbe's".



2c. The Rebbe's Ma'amarim (particularly) (5773/2013). A second class on Ma'amarim outlining the Ma'amarim of the Rebbe in particular. 1) He did not say Ma'amarim until he became Rebbe, 2) The Ma'amarim initially started with a Sicha, 3) They were (for the most part) during farbrengens, 4) He did not write them, 5) He did not even edit most of them until the most recent times, 6) Ma'amar which is in the tune of a Sicha, 7) Miracles associated with Ma'amarim, 8) When did they stop.



2d. Igros Kodesh. An overview of the printing of the letters of the Rabbeiim. Some thoughts on the printing of the Rebbe's Igros.



3. Merkaz Shlichus. Merkaz Shlichus. An endeaver started by the Rebbe RaYatz, that was in many cases planting seeds for later harvest.



4. "Reshes Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch" The dayschools the Rebbe established in Eretz Yisroel (as a "Zerem bilti Zrami" Not affiliated with the religious or the secular) Reb Zusha, "the partisan"..



5. Tzeirei Agudas Chabad. Tzeirei Agudas Chabad. The Rebbe's vision to use their initiative and youthful enthusiasm to change Israel and the world. Offensive rather than defensive war.



6. Agudas Neshei Ubnos Chabad. Empowering and giving leadership roles to women.



7. Mivtza Lulav and Matza. The first two Mivtzoyim: Lulav and Matza. Letters and Sichos. What they mean.



8. Keren HaShana. The Alter Rebbe had explained 200 years ago that nowadays the answer to all issues and the primary Avoda is action, namely: Tzedaka. To guarantee giving tzedaka everyday give to the keren which will give for you each day of the year.



9. Issue of Chinuch and Limudei Chol. The Rebbe's argument about priorities and principle and being proud of our traditions. (Short) 9a. HaMalach HaGoel. Toras Menachem vol. 7 Page 76. Children and HaMalach Hagoel. a custom the Rebbe maintained for a few years, having the children sing and Simchas Torah and having someone bless them with the Possuk HaMalach HaGoel.



9a. Hamalach HaGoel, a Simchas Torah tradition that seems to have lasred only a few years.



10. The Nigunim. The Rebbe teaching Nigunim. He taught 14 in total and ten of them in successive years on Simchas Torah. Some thoughts and anecdotes.



11. Camp [Gan Yisroel]. Camp Gan Yisroel Its vision definition and hope (prospects).



12. Yad HaChamisha. The Story of Kfar Chabad, the massacre in the Bais Sefer Limlacha, Yad HaChamisha and the sending of the Shluchim (Bochurim) that summer, 5716.



12A. 12a. The story of Ufaratzta from the Sichos. [Click Here]
From 1 Tamuz 5718 onward the Rebbe pushed Chabad Chassidim forward using this slogan and theme, these are the Sichos that reveal the happenings back then.
Sixty years later we learned these Sichos you can listen by clicking above.








13. Years 5716-5721. Years 5716-21. 1) Kfar Chabad tragedy the Shluchim and Yad Hachamisha, 2) Ufaratzta, 3) Alter Rebbe's Maamarim begin being published, 4) Shamil's Niggun, 5) 200 years of the Baal Shem Tov, 6) Tanya on the Radio, 7) Nichoach etc.



14. Years 5722-5726. Years 5722-6: 1) 150 years of the Alter Rebbe's histalkus, 2) His mothers passing and the introduction of the RaShi Sichos, 3) Tzemach tzedek's 100th Yahrtzeit and the printing of his Chassidus etc.



15. The Six day war and the Rebbe. "The Six Day War", the Rebbe's optimism, The Tefillin campaign and the Teshuva hisorerus that the Rebbe saw as unfolding from it.



15a. A folder of classes on Sichos and more on the six day war [Click Here]
In conjunction with 50 years since the six day war (5727-5777/ 1967-2017) we reviewed the Sichos spoken at that time about this event and its affect and meaning spiritually, you can listen to those classes by clicking above..






15b. Shlaimus HaAretz, not to trade land for (so called) peace. Shlaimus HaAretz, the Rebbe's stand (starting just after after the Six Day war) not to give away any of the territories we had liberated by the grace and with the great miracles of Hashem to anyone. 1) It's our land, 2) One isn't allowed al pi din to gamble with Jewish lives using diplomacy. The spirit of the Rebbe's view is: There is no nation of G-d without the Torah of G-d, and only Torah can give correct resolution to the questions facing Israel today, even when dealing with geopolitics.



16. Moshiach's Sefer Torah. 1) Shchuna upkeep, 2) Nachalas Har Chabad, 3) Siyum Sefer Torah of Moshiach. The history behind it and the story.



17. Mihu Yehudi. Mihu Yehudi, the "small" change in the law of return that removed the word "KiHalacha" from that law, defining converts (who convert outside of Israel) as Jewish even if they been converted in ways that defy Halacha.



18. Years 5731-33. 5731 fill the world with Torah, 5732 71 Mosdos, Russian immigrants help, 5733 Anticipation of the upcoming war in Israel and children.



19. The Yom Kippur war. The Yom Kippur War. How the Rebbe preempted it with an incredible focus on children and the Koach they have to defeat all kinds of Yiddishe enemies. The Sicha of 13 Tishrei 5734.



20. Mivtzoyim. Mivtzoyim. 1) The "Mivtza Tank" idea, 2) Actions, as a Shmira and to arouse the inner Jew, 3) The story in Maalot and the Tefillin, 4) The two Mivtzoyim of Kashrus and Taharas HaMishpacha and the idea of inner purity for the sake of faith.



21. Mivtza Chanuka, Chanuka gelt; and Mivtza Purim Mivtza Purim and Chanuka, holidays of Mesiras Nefesh have a Neshama connection with even the most assimilated Jews. Chanuka gelt, why money and why on Chanuka?



22. Shnas HaChinuch (5736/1976) Introduction to the 12 Pesukim. 5775-6. 1) Two more Mivtzoyim: Kashrus and Taharas HaMishpacha, 2) Rabbeinu Tam's Tefillin, 3) Shnas (the year of) Chinuch (Torah Education) 4) Introduction to the twelve Pesukim.



23. The Twelve Pesukim. The twelve Pesukim. Children involving themselves in chinuch of other children.



24. Years 5736-8. Years 5736-8.1) Beis HaBechira in the three weeks, 2) Instead of a fast redeem your meal, 3) Arizal's Yahrtzeit, 4) Joining Torah and Tzedaka (along with Tefilla) in all Mosdos, 5) Hakafos Shniyos, 6) Hemshech Ayin Beis, 7) Sefer Halikutim (of the Tzemach Tzedeks' Chassidus), 8) Shtuchim issue.



26. Mashpiim and Asei Lecha Rav. Mashpiim and Asei Licha Rav. For our own Ruchniyus as well as to help us get (the Rebbe's) answers to all kinds of life questions. In 5737 and again in 5746-7 the Rebbe underscored the need for this. The Sichos said shortly after the Rebbetzin was Nistalek (passed away) are included here (in part) as well.



27. Jewish Meditation. Jewish meditation. Introduction, the 70's and the age of cults. The Rebbe responds to separate what is good from bad in this. To use meditation in a Kosher way for medical purposes.



28. Tzivos Hashem. (5739) The Iranian children, spending money to travel to weddings, Children's Sidurim (Erev Shavuos), Jewish meditation, (5740) Lag BaOmer parade goes international, Family Planning, (5741) Tzivos Hashem, why an army. Hakheil.



29. The Public Sefer Torah For children (and for adults). [(5741) Hakheil, Simchas Beis Hashoaiva, Mafteach on Maamarei Admor HaZakein, Birkas Hachama], Children's and Adult's Sefer Torah, unifying Jewish children from all over the world through Torah.[Russian Jews choosing where to live, (5742)].



30. Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach. [(5742) 1) the abbreviations connected to Moshiach, 2) Tanya for 11 Nissan, 3) The war of Shalom haGalil, (5743) 1) 100 years since the Rebbe MaharaSh's histalkus, 2] The seven laws of Noach, 3) A Moment of silence, the campaign and it's spirit. Education must be about G-d and morality.



31. Hareini Mikabel; Children and kosher toys. Two campaigns from the year 5744: 1) Children should play with mascots that represent Kosher animals, 2) People should add to the Davening nusach Hareini Mikabel (before) and Ach Tzadikim after the Davening due to the situation in the world.



32. The Takana of learning RaMbaM. The Takana of learning RaMaBaM. The story and anecdote.



33. The Story of the Sefarim. The Sefarim Story. excerpts of the Sichos of 1) Tamuz 5745, 2) Chanuka 5746, 3) 5 Teves 5747, 4) 5 Teves 5748.



Introduction: The Moshiach Story and Campaign. Moshiach's story as it relates to Chassidus,

34. Part One. The Baal Shem Tov's letter, The story of the French and Russian war, the Alter Rebbe and his friends, The Rebbe RaShaB and the talk of Simchas Torah 5648, World War 1, Germany and the Rebbe RaShaB and the results of that war (spiritually).



35. Part Two. Moshiach (2). Tomchei Tmimim, leaving Russia, Latvia, Poland, the decision to go back in time (to the traditional Rebbe role) and his eventual forced move to the United States.



36. Part Three. Moshiach (3). Coming to America, The Sefer Torah to greet Moshiach, The Kol Korais, Becoming an American citizen while supporting Eretz Yisroel.



37. Part Four. Moshiach (4). 1) Basi Ligani and the Rebbe's leadership, 2) The mems (1980s), when the Rebbe linked the abbreviations of each year to Moshiach, 3) 28 Nissan 5751 and Purim 5747. Giving over to the generation, 3) The miracles in Russia and all over.





Moshiach Longer Version (5776)



Class One. 1) RaMbaM predicting return of (special kind of) Prophecy as preparation for the coming, The Rebbe connects this to the great onset and radiation of Kabalah and Mikubalim at the time the RaMbaM predicted (4,976/1276)/ 2) The Arizal- beginning of the third Ashmora of the night. BeShT morning of sixth millennium, All these Tzadikim were Prophets, as part of what RaMbaM foretold.



Class Two. 3) The letter from Erev Rosh Hashana 5507, spreading Chassidus will bring Moshiach, according to Moshiach. 4) story of the war of 1812 the Alter Rebbe wanted Napoleon to lose so it would be better for Yidden spiritually. 5) The three Tzadikim in 5575 (1814-15) who tried to bring Moshiach and it didn't work out.



Class Three. 6) The Alter Rebbe's קץ [Ketz] of 5603 when he said 5608, the Likutei Torah was printed. The confusion about the details of this story. 7) מאמר אין הקב"ה בא בטרוניא עם בריותיו תרמ"ח, the story and the event, the simple people's responses and the smart man's cynicism and the Rebbe RaShaB's declaration that even the greatest intellectuals must put the intellect aside to survive the last of the Golus or מרה תהי' אחריתם and how all this came to pass. 8) The שיחה כל היוצא למלחמת בית דוד the two stages in the Blasphemers before Moshiach, the Rebbe's talk from 5745 where he says that these words were an open prophecy.



Class Four. 9) The Rebbe RaShaB's קץ for the year תרס"ו (it is 1905-6), based on the calculation that it is סוף זמן תפילה of Friday morning of the sixth millennium. 10) World War 1. This class explores the 'behind the scenes' of the Rabbeiim, and how these things play out in spiritual terms. He saw Kaiser Wilhelm as the new Napoleon. We suggested that this time around the philosophy of Napoleon won, though the Germans technically lost.



Class Five. 11) All of the Rabbeiim's travels are part of a master plan, though they don't move until forced. No Jew chooses exile, but when it is forced on the Tzadik, the Nassi, it is not nature taking its course, but the Divine Hand leading him. 12) Polishing the buttons 5689, 1928. 13) America and the question of relocation, the Rebbe RaYaTz could not leave Europe yet, and -in the end- he would not leave until forced by the second world war, but coming to america was -in the end- inevitable.



Class Six. 14) Relocating to America. The Rebbe didn't want to go, God Almighty brought him here, and he saw his being here as an "השגחה העליונה שליחות". His first day in America, the warning of his good friends and his response. The gradual but miraculous change of America. The gradual melting of the ice.



Class Seven. 15) ספר תורה לקבלת פני משיח. The effort, the writing, the closeting, and the finishing in 5730. near 10 Shvat. 16) Some on the newspaper הקריאה והקדושה.



Class Eight. Supplement, The entire nusach of the four Kol Korai. 17) The four declarations, קול קורא. The idea that Jews are like everyone else will bring us to suffer with all the world needlessly, but we must believe that we are different, and we do this through Teshuva. The birth-pangs of Moshiach can be avoided or softened through this effort. The refusal to heed these cries makes the suffering unavoidable, so the Rebbe turns to consolation: we will survive and in very short order Moshiach will come.



Class Nine. 18) Citizenship. the Rebbe organized it, private but meaningful event. Pictures and video. 19) The first Ma'amar Basi Ligani, the seventh generation, our task, setting about doing the unthinkable, he is not finished and he will see it through. 20) Since 5715 nothing stands in the way of Moshiach...



Class Ten. 21) abbreviations of years beginning with 5742 onward. 22) The chain letter idea to announce to people the sources to demand Moshiach. 23) תשמח תשמח הקהל and תשמט ידיך and the predictions beginning שבועות תשמ"ט.



Class Eleven. 24) Miracles that indicate the changes in the world that are proof of the imminent coming of Moshiach [תולדות ה'תש"ן]. 25) Russia: the death of Stalin and the Rebbe 26) The Cuban Missile crisis and the Rebbe. 27) Lag BaOmer 5740 at the Parade 28) Erev Rosh Hashana "Paratkes" and Ma'amar of ראה נתתיך אלוקים לפרעה and its affects. 29) Gorbachev and the predicted improvements to the lives of the Jews and religious observance. 30) The summer of 1991, Gorbachev's arrest and the Rebbe's "כפשוט", open prophecy.



Class Twelve. This pdf is for the next several classes. 31) A change of approach, and a desire that we reveal and celebrate every miracle that occurs. 32) The Gulf War, the fear, the Rebbe's Promise and the preciseness of his prophecies, Purim the war ends. 33) the Yalkut Shimoni, the miracles of the scuds 34) Perhaps what is happening now is the true and full fruition of the Yalkut. Two summers ago (5774) 4,000 rockets fell (from much closer) on Israel. All around Israel our enemies are in the midst of destroying themselves. Open your eyes and you'll see.



Class Thirteen. 35) The Ketz- end of Nissan 5751 כלו כל הקיצין כפשוטו ממש. 36) 28 Sivan coming to the lowest place and achieving the highest things. 37) Shabbos Shoftim- a Prophet and a Prophecy.



Class Fourteen. 38) Mishpatim 5752, the disarmament taking place in New York is from the effects of Moshiach himself. 39) To the Shluchim, what remains is for them to prepare the road for the final Shaliach- Moshiach to begin his mission. They must be מקבל פני משיח צדקינו בפועל ממש.



Class Fifteen. 40) 28 Nissan 5751 what came before it and the great shock of that Sicha. 41) Purim 5747, an earlier very elaborate version of the Sicha of 28 Nissan 5751, where the Rebbe introduced the timeliness of Moshiach and explained the campaign. The why and the how (part one).



Class Sixteen. 42) Purim 5747 continued. The seven Mitzvos of Noach. 43) The answer it's the time. 44) It has has gone over from the head to all of us. 45) King Hoshea ben Aila removing the roadblocks and bringing suffering to all the Yidden. How is this different?



Class Seventeen. 46) Talking again and again about what we must do to bring Moshiach, one good deed etc. 47) The idea of יתבררו ויתלבנו ויצרפו רבים as an additional indicator of the imminence of the coming of Moshiach. The examples from all kinds of extreme events happening on the world, both good and bad.





To post seminary girrls. Some stories, insights and a lesson.

In 5770 The Kehos publication society published a complete volume of letters (Igros Kodesh RaYatz 15) from the Frierdike Rebbe to his daughter (the Rebbetzin) and his Son-in-law (The Rebbe). Here are some excerpts.

This is a talk from 2005 given on the occasion of the yahrtzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s wife – Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson (the daughter of the previous Rebbe). It is a collection of stories about her life and a discussion of the lessons to be drawn from them. The talk ends with a moving anecdote emphasizing the parental relationship that the Rebbe and Rebbetzin had with their shluchim (representatives) around the world.



before, during and after.

There is nothing simple about the Rebbetzin's being simple.

The Rebbetzin is like Sovev Kol Almin, what this may mean.

Stories. Her life and secrecy.
Chof Beis (22) Shevat - Stories of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka with a focus on who she really was as a person. A wonderful and uplifting shiur about a great Jewish woman and a role model.



The period before, during and after the Rebbe RaYatz histalkus.

Coming home, Birchas HaGomel. Short thought.

Continuation of story.

The story of Mesiras Nefesh in Soviet Russia.

15 SIVAN. Long Version. (5769). The day the Frierdike Rebbe was arrested.

The year 5687/1927 the Rebbe was arrested. This arrest could hardly be considered a total surprise. Here's the story of this momentous year.

From his fifteenth birthday his father made him his personal secretary and a servant ("'Till Mesiras Nefesh) for Klal Yisroel.

Class One. The biography of the Frierdike Rebbe until his Nesius. 1) His childhood, 2) Mishnayos Baal Peh, 3) the RaShabaTz, 4) his Arrest, 5) his Father's Chinuch, 6) His 15th birthday and becoming a public servant, 7) going to meetings, 8) his wedding, 9) Tomchei Tmimim, 10) the Tzoris and how he was involved, 11) the meeting in 5670, and more.



Class Two. 1) His Father passes away and his Nesius begins (in 5680), 2) His father's Tzava'a, 3) the world changes and he adapts. 4) The incredible undertakings and success of his initial activities, 5) The private enterprise that allows people to keep Shabbos in Russia, 6) Agudas ChaBaD in America, 7) Moving to Leningrad, 8) The Yeshiva in Bukhara, and more.



Class Three. 1) The arrest, 2) liberation, 3) KastramA, 4) coming home, 5) Malachavka, 6) the decision to leave to leave Russia, 7) Tishrei 5688, 8) Riga, 9) Travels, deciding where to live, America, Israel etc., 10) Poland, 11) Utvutzk, 12) the war starts.



Class Four. 1) America, 2) Tomchei Tmimim, 3) New York and not Lakewood, 4) Machanei Yisroel.



Class Five. 1) (Machanei Yisroael and then ) 2) Merkaz LiInyanei Chinuch, 3) Kehas, Ho'tza'as Otzar HaChasidim, 4) establishing Yeshivos all over the Eastern Sea Board, 5) NiCho'aCh.



Class Six. 5704-7,1) Kovetz Lubavitch, 2) TheLishka LiPlaitim in Paris, 3) Jewish Farmer's assistance, and more.



Class Seven. 5708-10. 1) Israel, Zionism and the Rabbeiim, 2) The Immigrants to Eretz Yisroel and keeping them frum (and aware of the dangers of Secular Zionism), 3) North African idea and its' great success; which would be undertaken by the Rebbe after the passing of the Frierdike Rebbe.



Ma'amar Shalom Rav 5738
Class One: There are six Pesukim in the Gemara אמר רב אלעזר אמר רבי חנינא we will discuss (only) the first two. תלמידי חכמים מרבים שלום בעולם... וכל בניך לימודי הוי'... אל תקרי בניך אלא בוניך. This Possuk is about bringing peace to the world, revealing Atzmus and making a Dirah Bitachtonim. The idea is to join the Ten Ma'amaros of creation with the ten Dibros of Torah. שלום רב לאוהבי תורתיך ואין למו מכשול speaks to the Shalom that comes to the Talmid Chochom that is altogether removed from the world.



Class Two: Above the idea of bringing peace to the world through being לימודי הוי'ה, one can bring peace to themselves by being אוהבי הוי'ה. This means the level of אברהם אוהבי (Hil Teshuva chapter 10,) serving Him just for His sake. This is connected to the idea of ברכו בתורה תחילה the blessings on the Torah before the learning. The difference between the first level (1st Shiur) and second level (this Shiur) is whether the learning follows the Davening (אהבה, לית םולחנא דרחימותא) or not.



Class Three: In this class the Rebbe introduces an entirely novel idea. In Chassidus (classicly) there are three concepts: 1) Ben- a son, a relationship based on closeness. 2) Eved- a relationship based on submission and distance. 3) Ben Shenaase Eved- where a son has a relationship of subservience like an Eved. Here we have how the Ben (son) is Bottul by being so close that he IS the father, like the idea of מאן מלכי רבנן. The Torah authority is the Giver of the Torah. He uses this to explain שלום רב לאוהבי תורתיך.





The meeting after the Histalkus, the three decisions: 1) To diversify Chassidus, 2) To remain unified in the struggle with the Misnagdim, and to meet to discuss the progress every five years), 3) To send a delegation to [bring Chassidus to] the holy land.



1) The story of Chasidei 'TOLK', 2) Did Talmidei HaMagid put the GR"A in Cherem during his lifetime and if the Alter Rebbe participated, 3) Stories, 4) Histalkus Tzavaa etc. 5) What was decided after he passed he away.



1) His Torah, 2) the holy brothers, Reb Shmelka and Reb Pinchas, 3) The Volfer Rav, 4) visits from his former friends, Reb Michele Zlotchiver, 5) Reb Pinchas of Kuritz, the story of the King's crown and the precious stone,



The Maggid continued. He joined the Baal Shem Tov's movement very late. Why he was favored; a PAN from the Baal Shem Tov. Shavuos 5520, 5521 Reb Tzvi and the Maggid, The Maggid was a very great leader and reestablished the Chassidic movement, using a pyramid system.



The holy Maggid, his early years, his choice to be a Melamed, His poverty, His Rebbe the Pnei yehoshua, his coming to the Baal Shem Tov at the end of his Nesius.

Two short classes on the The Rebbe RaShaB's Histalkus.



Part One. Hiskashrus of our Rebbe and Beis Nissan.



Part Two. Hiskashrus, to be with his Chassidim at the moment of Histalkus. What is Hiskashrus?



The dramatic story of the Rebbe Rashab's passing on 2 NISSAN 5680.

Three generations, one chain and such great change. How are these three generations one, though on the outside, there seem to be fundamental differences between them.



A yid whose very essence was ''Avoda''. (5771).

The Rebbe (RaShaB) Nishmoso Eiden's efforts at spreading old Minhagei chassidim. Based on the introduction to the Kunteres "Umayan" and his tzava'a (will).

This class (or Farbrengen) explores the unique contribution of the Rebbe RaShaB to the philosophy of Chassidus ChaBaD. His orderly style and his resolving contradictions and streamlining of the language make his Ma'amarim far more learn-able than the Ma'amarim before him. Two ideas: 1) 'Tun (working to understand, clarify and correct: which only a Rebbe can do) in Chassidus'. 2) Writing for Avodah which anyone can do. The Hemsheichim, particularly the Ayin Beis and it's clarity. Tomchei Tmimim and the place the Ma'amarim played in that world.



This class is based on an episode related by the Frierdike' Rebbe in a new volume of Igros Kodesh. It relates a meeting between the young Rebbe RaShaB and older Chassidim. It reveals their love for him and their encouragement to him.

1. His Birth ( 5767).



2. His Birth, another version.



3. His Early Years. (5770).



4. 11 Elul (5634) His Wedding.



5. 11 Elul 5776 (thought)



A brief biography of Reb Hilel Paritcher who found his way to ChaBaD as a young man and became one the very greatest ChaBaD ever produced.

The decision to remain in Russia. The Rebbe MaHaRaSh was a Rebbe over very few Chassidim for a short time, but he made decisions which were incredibly far reaching, it reaches until us and beyond.



Based on a summary of the Rebbe MaHaRaSh's life published in the introduction to the "VeHecherim" (The first volume of his chassidus published by the Rabbeiim). Part One. Part Two.

Stories of his life (5768). Part One. His early years. As a Rebbe. Part one. Part Two.

Based on the introduction to the HaYom Yom.

Adar 2 5776, Beis Midrash Linashim UBanos 770. In honor and commemoration of the 150th Yahrtzeit of the Rebbe the Tzemach Tzedek, a series of classes will commence on the story of his life, each week for the foreseeable future (until we finish). This is our contribution to the commemoration of this jubilee, as the Rebbe always marked the Jubilee events in the lives of each of our Rabbeiim.

Class One.

1) His father Reb Shalom Shachna, and why he was chosen as a son in law. 2) His mother, Rebbetzin Devorah Leah, the second of the Alter Rebbe's Children [and daughters], her greatness and her sacrifice. 3) Tanya recitation begins the day of the Tzemach Tzedek's birth: Erev Rosh HaShana 5549 (5550). 4) The year 5552 and the Alter Rebbe's depression. Shavuos that year, the Tzemach Tzedek helps the alter Rebbe up after he faints, זה ינחמנו. 5) His mother offers her life so the Alter Rebbe could live. The night of Rosh HaShana, she passes away Motzoei Rosh haShana, her Levaya 6) His bed is brought into his grandfather's room. 7) being brought into חדר the day after Yom Kippur.

Class Two.

8) Raised by his grandfather, under his Talis. Sleeping in his room. 9) The story of the מאמר על שלשה דברים העולם עומד which played itself out after 35 years. 10) Quotas for learning finished quickly, not to waste time, נא דיר אהבה נא דיר יראה 11) Mesiras Nefesh for Torah, the story of the oven and the fire and wanting to hear Chassidus. A Bracha for long life. 12) The Tanya, dancing Hakafos; a question of giving it Nekudos (vowels)

Class Three.

13) The Alter Rebbe's arrest 14) Moving to Liadi. 15) Marrying his cousin. 16) The story of the שרש מצות התפילה and the consequences of it. 17) His older sons. 18) The Alter Rebbe's Histalkus.

Class Four.

19) During the Mitteler Rebbe's nesius. 20) Coming to Lubavitch. 21) Answering the Tshuvos in Nigleh, 22) His tzenius and alone-ness. 23) His relationship with his father in law and his Chassidus.

Class Five.

24) Kesuvim of the Alter Rebbe. 32,000 hours were dedicated by the Tzemach Tzedek to collecting, editing, sourcing and then putting notes and commentary to the Ma'amarim of the Alter Rebbe. So much was burned. The style of the notes. Torah Ohr and Likutei Torah.

Class Six.

25) Accepting the role of leadership. The various candidates. The passage of time. The Chassidim who went to the Holy Ruziner and elsewhere. Reb Peretz and his friends. Making him Rebbe before they were fully prepared to be his Chassidim.

Class Seven.

26) Tzemach Tzedek as a Rebbe. His Torah, His leadership. 27) He was an incredibly succesful Rebbe with so many Chassidim.

Class Eight.

28) The story of the Cantonists, The Mitteler Rebbe left this test to his son in law. The story of the Cantonists. The lotteries, the "Choppers", the "Chevra Techiyas HaMeisim". They will die Ba'alei Teshuva. Their Mesiras Nefesh. What the Tzemach tzedek gave them.

Class Nine.

30) The war over education, and the Haskalah's efforts to make inroads into Russia. His visit to his mother's grave, she was allowed in to the BeShT, and he referenced ChiTaS (by heart). The efforts of the reform to extend into Eastern Europe, during the times of the Alter Rebbe and again by the Tzemach Tzedek. The coming together of Chassidim and Misnagdim as a result of this struggle. 31) The meeting in 5603. His Mesiras Nefesh. Betzalel Shtern and Kabbalah. Coming back with a new Chossid: his own son the MahaRiL.

Class Ten.

32) His writings, in Nigla and in Chassidus. 60,000 "Boigens". 33) Reb Yitzchok Elchanan contemplates going to Lubavitch. 34) The Teshuvos (responsa) published posthumously. 35) a pen and paper on every surface, 35) His furniture was simple 36) His sefarim and what Chassidim gave him. 37) The Rabbanim and Shavuos in Lubavitch.

Class Eleven.

38) Yechidus, some stories. The disorder served a purpose. 39) Yeshivos all over Russia under the auspices of the Rebbe's son in law Reb Levi Yitzchok. 40) Yoshvim in Lubavitch. 41) Sending young men to learn the ways of Chassidus from older Chassidim.

Class Twelve.

42) Fires and their consequences. 43) The Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka. 44) Their relationship, 45) Her Tehillim, 46) Passes away ahead of him. 47) The RaVaSh, the oldest son. 48) He knew and was connected to the Alter Rebbe. 49) His entire life was lived in Lubavitch. 50) Not becoming a Rebbe got him double measure.

Class Thirteen.

51) The MaHaRiL. 52) Connected to the Mitteler Rebbe 53) He became his father's Chossid after coming from Petersburgh. 54) Chassidus and Avoda. 55) Going to Kopust, passes away. 56) His dynasty- three sons in succession. 57) MaHarIN. 58) His daughter married the RaZA. 59) grandfather of Reb. Nechama Dina. 60) MaharChShaZ. 61) big Lamdan. 62) father in law of the Rebbe MaharaSh for a few months. 63) His dynasty. The MaharID.

Class Fourteen.

64) Reb Yosef Yitzchok 65) The Lubavitch Chernabil Shiduch 66) Being like the Rabbeiim of Poland. 67) Reb Ya'akov. 68) Rebbe MaHaRaSh. 69) Histalkus of the Rebbetzin.

Class Fifteen.

70) The last years, the illness and the happenings. 71) The Histalkus, Levaya and aftermath. The Pa"N that was not delivered. 72) The Din Torah and the departure of the brothers.

Class Sixteen.

73) More of the aftermath of the Tzemach Tzedek's Histalkus. Though all the Tzadikim passed Hashem still lives. 74) Succession. Sit on My chair. The Etz Chayim and the RaShDaM. The reduction of Lubavitch and the diversification of ChaBaD.



In the spirit of the Rebbe commemorating his 200th Yahrtzeit we honored his 250th. Studying from the Tzava'as HaRiVaSh During the weeks leading up to Shavuos. Class One. Class two. Class Three.

This is a new series that will IY"H review all of the details known about the Rabbeiim given at Chovevei Torah. Lecture One. Neshama of the Baal Shem Tov, Eliyahu Hanavi tests his father, birth and early years. His father's will and death. The lonely years, He meets and joins up with the hidden Tzadikim. Lecture Two. The Great plan to reverse the ills affected by Chmelenicii's pogroms: 1) Help with Parnassa (livelihood), 2) Help with Melamdim (tutors), 3) Raise the people's spirits. Lecture Three. 1) His Hidden years, 2) His Marriage, 3) His Children. Lecture Four. The Baal Shem tov's meeting his master Achiya HaShiloni, they learn for exactly ten years and the Baal Shem Tov is then forced to reveal himself. Lecture Five. The history of Kabbala, Moshe, the Neviim, Anshei Kneses Hagedola('s shift to a center of Halacha and Nigla), RaShBi, the later trickle of Kabbala, Rediscovery of the Zohar, the arguments over her authenticity, The three giants: 1) Rav Meir ben Gabbai, Rav Moshe Cordoviru (the "RAMAK"), Arizal Lecture Six. 1) The three great codifiers of kabbala: Reb Meir ben Gabbai (Avodas Hakodesh), The Ramak (Pardes Rimonim and more), and The Arizal (Eitz Chayim, Shmone' Sheurim etc.). The use of Kabala Maasis. 2) The story of Reb Yosef Yuzfa, and the birth of his son Reb Eliyahu Baal Shem. The three later baalei sheim culminating with reb Yisroael Baal Shem Tov. Lecture Seven. The philosophy of Chassidus (1). 1) Elokus is everything and everything is Elokus, 2) Emunas Tzadikim. Then two philosophies to this: Chabad and Chagas. Lecture Eight. The philosophy of Chassidus (2). Rachamana Liba Baii.The sincerity that the Baal Shem Tov celebrated above all else. Anashim Pshutim. Lecture Nine. The philosophy of Chassidus (3). 1) Simcha, 2) Azov Taazov Imo. Looking after your physical health, 3) The preciousness of the Yiddisher Neshama. Lecture Ten. The philosophy of Chassidus (4). The world. Chassidus' view of the creation (world): 1) Hashem creates the world ex nihilo every instant, [and is not only creating Yesh MiYesh] and, 2) there therefore is Hashgacha Protis, and that 3) Every detail in the creation and its' Hashgacha touches the central purpose of the entire creation. Lecture Eleven. The philosophy of Chassidus (5). How special is a Jew. Some stories. Lecture Twelve. The philosophy of Chassidus (6). Torah and Tefilla as they are enlightened and inspired by Chassidus and the Baal Shem Tov's derech. Lecture Thirteen. The philosophy of Chassidus (7). Two points: 1) Mitzvos according to Chassidus, 2) Simcha as a yesod in Chassidus. Lecture Fourteen. 1) The Baal Shem Tov reveals himself in spite of his objections, 2) The Toldos Yaakov Yosef, 3) The holy Magid (5773/2012-13). Lecture Fifteen (Missing). Lecture Sixteen. 1) Misnagdim to the Baal Shem Tov (The Noda BiYehuda and the Vilner Gaon), 2) The Orach Chayim HaKadosh and the Baal Shem Tov., 3) The letter about aliyas haNeshama and Yafutzu Maayanosecha chutza. Lecture Seventeen. 1) Tha Baals Shem Tov and Eretz Yisroel; 2) His Travels 3) and meeting all types of Yidden; 4) Stories. Lecture Eighteen. Lecture Nineteen. The Baal Shem Tov's histalkus, his son's succession, the weakening of Chassidus, the first Yahrtzeit the leadership, passes to the holy maggid, and he reverses the weakening trend.

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