This Week, we present an excerpt from the writings of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel explaining the deeper significance of the joyous celebration of Simchas Beis Hashoeva on Sukkos, as well as Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah.
Daily Archives: October 20, 2016
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Maggid Shiur in Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of Hoshanah Rabbah, Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
A joyous Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration was held on the first night of Chol Hamoed Sukkos in Stamford Hill, London, Organized by Lubavitch UK and the Lubavitch Children’s Centre.
Thousands of distraught mourners gathered in Paris to bid their final farewell to a young boy, 7-year-old Shmuel Sarfati, who was killed in a freak-accident involving a construction vehicle on the first day of Yomtov.
The acting District Attorney for Brooklyn, Eric Gonzalez, who is currently filling the position of recently-deceased D.A. Ken Thompson, paid a visit to Crown Heights on Tuesday night to see firsthand the Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration and meet the community.
On Wednesday evening, a Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration for women took place in Crown Heights, featuring musicians Esther Freeman, Laura Melnicoff, Miriam Sherr and others.
Simchas Beis Hashoeva on Wednesday evening in Crown Heights began with early music and dancing specially catered to little kids. Beginning at 7:30pm Fitche Ben Shimon played music to the delight of hundreds of children who joyously danced with their parents. The main even followed with dancing into the night.
On Wednesday night, the second night of Col Hamoed Sukkos, dozens of Tishrei guests crowded into a Sukkah for an inspiring Farbrengen with the Rosh Yeshiva of Oholei Torah, Rabbi Yisroel Friedman, which lasted until the early hours of the morning.
Rabbi Laibl Wolf is presently the dean of Spiritgrow Josef Kryss Wholistic Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where he resides with his wife Leah. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in Brooklyn, in November of 2011.