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Monday, January 28, 2008

Let's go for coffee

No, we can't email you that cup of java yet, but we do have a new blog for you from our acclaimed editor, Chana Weisberg, called "Let's go for Coffee".

About this Blog

Often we need a break from our daily routine. A pause from life to help us appreciate life.

A little pat on the back to let us know when we're on track. A word of encouragement to help us through those bleak moments and difficult days.

Sometimes, we just yearn for some friendship and camaraderie, someone to share our heart with. And sometimes we need a little direction from someone who's been there.

So, take a short pause from the busyness of your day and join Chana Weisberg for a cup of coffee.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Updates to TheRebbe.org

Today is Yud Shevat, the 10th day of the month of Shevat. From our Calendar:

Yahrtzeit of R. Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1950)
The sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitchak Schneersohn, passed away on Shabbat morning, the 10th of Shevat, of the year 5710 from creation (1950)
Links: A brief biography; more about Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak; works authored by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak.

Lubavitcher Rebbe formally assumes leadership (1951)
At a gathering of Chassidim marking the first anniversary of the passing of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, the late Rebbe's son-in-law, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, delivered a Chassidic discourse (maamar) entitled Basi L'Gani ("I Came into My Garden"), signifying his formal acceptance of the leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
Links: A timeline biography of the Rebbe; Love According to the Rebbe (includes a description of the historic "statement" given by the Rebbe on Shevat 10, 1951); Leadership according to the Rebbe; 54 Years; 54 Ideas

In connection to this day, we have updated TheRebbe.org with a new home page format. The home page now displays a nice dynamic index of featured items you can find in this site.

In addition, the Public Address Archive, thousands of hours of audio of the Rebbe delivering lectures that was recently uploaded to the site now has a new filter system in place to find information easier.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Shabbat Observance Video Series

A new installment of "The Deed" is now online. An eight-part series on "Shabbat Observance", this series outlines what kind of work may not be done on Shabbat in all it's details.

On the Seventh day you shall rest from all work”. What constitutes work? There are 39 general categories of labor that are forbidden on the Shabbat and many derivative laws as well. Watch this series of eight classes which present an overview of the laws of work on Shabbat.

When you're done, expand your horizon with the rest of our Shabbat audio and video.