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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.


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