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The True Life of Moshe – Adar 5780

The Torah says regarding the passing of Moshe Rabbeinu that G-d “buried him in the valley”. Yet the Talmud teaches that the life of Moshe did not end. In the words of our sages “Moshe did not die”. How can this be reconciled?In this talk, the Lubavitcher Rebbe analyzes the concept of eternity in several areas, including the everlasting life of Moshe, and the timelessness of the Torah.

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Purim Resources – Adar 5780

A collection of articles revealing the inner dimension of Purim from Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

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Lessons and Insights of Purim – Adar 5780

The various elements of the Purim story and Purim ritual analyzed and conveyed in an engaging manner, along with contemporary lessons we can apply to our lives in the 21st century.

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22 Shevat and Beyond – Shevat 5780

On 22 Shevat in the year 5748 (1988), the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson passed away. In the days and weeks that followed, it became clear just how central she was to the life work of her illustrious husband, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

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The Zodiac of Shevat – Shvat 5780

Learn the mystical dimension of the Jewish month embedded in its Hebrew name, mazal, tribe, attribute and more. The Hebrew zodiac for Shevat is “d’li” (bucket), a.k.a. Aquarius

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15 Shevat – The New Year for the Trees – Shvat 5780

The 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar—celebrated this year on Monday, February 10, 2020—is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. Commonly known as Tu Bishvat, this day marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

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11 Facts About the Month of Tevet Every Jew Should Know – Tevet 5780

Find out some very interesting facts about the month of Tevet...

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Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi: the Alter Rebbe – Tevet 5780

Few luminaries in Jewish history, particularly in modern times, have made as lasting and profound a contribution to our spiritual heritage as Rabbi Shneur Zalman, who passed away on 24 Teves His works embrace the entire spectrum of Jewish thought—mysticism, philosophy, psychology, ethics, and law—and represent an expression of unparalleled creative genius.

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What Is Asarah B’Tevet (Tevet 10)? – Tevet 5780

On Asarah B'Tevet, the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tevet, in the year 3336 from Creation (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. Asarah B'Tevet (this year, January 7, 2020) is observed as a day of fasting, mourning and repentance.

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What is Yud Tes Kislev – Kislev 5780

The 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev is celebrated as the “Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism.” It was on this date, in the year 1798, that the founder of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812), was freed from his imprisonment in czarist Russia. More than a personal liberation, this was a watershed event in the history of Chassidism, heralding a new era in the revelation of the “inner soul” of Torah.

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