Picture of the Night

As Lubavitcher Chassidim across the world sit to Farbreng on the auspicious day of Yud Tes Kislev, one farbrengen especially was a beautiful sight. Rabbi Groner sat for a packed house at Oihel Nosson Shul in 580 Crown St, and Farbrenged into the night.

Information For Levaya And Shiva of Reb Benzion Lewis

The Levayah of Reb Benzion Lewis זצ”ל will be at 1:00pm on Tuesday, December 17th, י”ט כסלו leaving from 22 Fort Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0HA, going to Machzikei Hadas Beis Hachaim, Phillips Park, Whitefield M45 7GJ. Shivah will be held at the family’s home 22 Fort Road, Prestwich M25 0HA. Times in extended article.

CKids Candle-Making Workshop a Chanukah Victory

This week, kids from cities across the world gathered to celebrate Chanukah with a CKids Chanukah candle workshop. In an engaging couple of hours, kids learned the powerful lessons of light conquering darkness, then created light of their own in a candle-making workshop featuring all kinds of fun Chanukah shapes.

The 19th of Kislev: Rosh Hashanah of Chassidus

Yud-Tes Kislev, also known as the “Chag HaGeulah—The Holiday of Redemption,” or the “Rosh Hashanah of Chassidus,” begins tonight and continues until sundown tomorrow. On this day in 1798, the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, was finally freed after spending 53 days in prison.

Picture of the Day

Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Yitzchok Yosef, visited the Jewish community in Moscow, stopping by the Marina Roscha Shul for Shacharis. There he was given an Aliya, and said Birkas Hagomel. 

Underground Memories: Recalling Secret 19 Kislev Gatherings in 1960s’ Moscow

For more than 200 years in Chabad-Lubavitch communities around the world—in the best of circumstances and the worst—these early winter days have been dedicated to preparing for the Chassidic holiday of Yud Tes Kislev, the 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev. here are some examples from throughout Chabad History.

The First Chassidic Bas Mitzvah in Wyoming

Robin Levin from Lander, Wyoming, drove 3 hours to Jackson Hole to partake in the simcha of young Shlucha, Chayale Mendelsohn, the first Chassidic Bas Mitzvah in the State of Wyoming. Here’s how she summed up her experience in an email she sent to her Shluchim, Rabbi Zalman and Raizy Mendelsohn: