In honor of 90 years of victory, since the Chag Hageulah of 12 – 13 Tammuz, a large Farbrengen will be held tonight, Thursday, with Anash and T’mimim in 770 – Beis Chayeinu • Full Details
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Ninety years ago on Yud-Beis-Yud-Gimmel Tammuz- 12-13 July 1927 the Previous Lubavitch Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson was released from prison in Soviet Russia. He was arrested almost fours weeks earlier and sentenced to death on charges of rebelling against the state by teaching Torah and spreading Judaism throughout the land.
Just prior to his arrest the Rebbe called together nine of his very close chassidim and together with them (a minyan) they took an oath on a Torah that until their last breath they would make every effort to keep Judaism alive and vibrant throughout the land.
By a miraculous process including intervention by President Hoover of the USA the sentence was reduced to three years in exile in Kastrama, and eventually on 12 Tammuz he was completely freed and allowed to leave Russia.
The Previous Rebbe himself explained that his release was not just a private matter. One year after he was released, he wrote a letter to the chassidim about the celebration of these days. In the letter, the Previous Rebbe writes: “It was not myself alone that Hashem redeemed on Yud-Beis Tammuz, but also all those who love the Torah and fulfill its commandments, and also all those who bear the name ‘Jew.’ ”
This redemption was a victory for all Jews and for all time showing that when one is willing to self sacrifice their lives to Keep Torah Alive Hashem responds with miracles and Divine intervention and salvation.
Each Year in Lubavitch circles these days have became a festival = yom tov within the Lubavitch Chasidic movement and a celebration for entire world Jewry.
Immediately following his release, the Previous Rebbe began spreading Torah with increased energy, reaching out to all Jews throughout the world, and making them proud to be called Jews. Today 90 years later these days are a timely reminder for us to strengthen our connection with G-d thru increased Torah study observance of Mitzvos starting with the Rebbe’s 10 point Mitzvah Campaigns- The Rebbe’s 10 Mitzvah Campaigns http://www.chabad.org/…/jewish/10-Point-Mitzvah-Campaign.htm.
It is a timely message for each of us who are blessed to live in a free country to intensify our observance of Mitzvois ourselves and with our families and friends
Akiva Zatloff – Tzfas, ER”Y to Nechama Engel – Melbourne, Australia
Leizer Raksin – Crown Heights to Bassie Barash – Prague, Czech Republic
Baby boy to Menachem Mendel and Kayla Schmukler (nee Mahr) – Postville, IA
Baby girl to Mendel and Tonni Greenwald (nee Schmukler) – Montreal, Canada
Shaya Parshan – Manchester, UK to Mushka Kuperman – Crown Heights
L’Chaim: Sunday night at The Shul, 481 Albany Ave
Mendy Bongart – Crown Heights to Menucha Schwartz – Montreal, Canada
Shalom Serraf – Montreal, Canada to Mushka Krinsky – Crown Heights
L’Chaim: Tonight (Tuesday) at 1393 Carroll Street
Yisroel Bogomilsky – Maplewood, NJ to Rochel Lerman – Crown Heights
Following a mistaken turn entering an Arab village in Erezt Yisroel, a Lubavitch Chossid was almost lynched by a mob. Thanks to kind members of the village, the man was escorted safely out before damage was able to be done • Watch
Dramatic video footage went viral on Monday night, showing a large fire on the Har Habayis – as thousands were celebrating Yom Yerushalayim at the Kosel • Full Story, Watch
While stopping into 770 today, Shliach Rabbi Chaim Adelman encountered a tall man and put on Tefillin with him. Bystanders captured a photo of Rabbi Adelman standing on top of one of the benches in 770 in order to help the man with the Tefillin Shel Rosh • Full Picture
The L’Chaim of Akiva Zatloff of Tzfas, ER”Y and Nechama Engel of Melbourne, Australia took place in Crown Heights this past week. Photos by ChabadInfo.com photographer • Photos