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Shavuos at the Besht: A Full Night of Torah Study

On the first night of Shavuos at the Besht, three renowned lecturers will lead discussions in Torah: 12:15am – Rabbi Chaim Schochet – How do we integrate into our lives the Rebbe’s bracha of kabolas hatorah bsimcha ub’pnimiyus? 1:15am – Rabbi Sholom Dovid Geisinsky – The significance of Shavous in a Shnas Hashmita. 2:15am – Rabbi Zalman Goldberg – Matan Torah for Egyptians.

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Revises Tablet Logo

Israel’s chief rabbinate updated the design of its official logo in which the Ten Commandments will now be depicted in a square rather than the familiar rounded shape. The change comes in time for Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the revelation at Sinai with the Ten Commandments and the Torah. This year, Shavuot falls on Sunday and Monday (May 24th 25th).

Letter & Spirit: Na’aseh Brings to Nishma

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, in honor of Shavuos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the concept of Na’aseh V’nishma with yet another perspective: the doing/Na’aseh brings to greater understanding/Nishma. The letter was written in English through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.

Holocaust Memorial Vandalized With Pig Meat

A Holocaust memorial in Massachusetts has been vandalized with pig meat. Rabbi Yossi Lipsker of the Chabad Lubavitch of the North Shore says one of his members went to the Pride of Lynn Cemetery Tuesday night to visit the grave of a family member. During the visit, she noticed several pieces of pork dumped on top of the Holocaust memorial.

Remote U.S. Shluchim Gather in Portland

Many years ago, on the night the Rebbe asked that the world be divided into regions for purposes of regional Kinusim, those working on the project took a group of states from Mississippi to Washington – and many in between – and created a group they called the “Sheiris Hapleita.” Officially it was named the ‘Western Region,’ at the time encompassing about twelve Shluchim spread across twenty states.