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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How Do You Define A Leader?

3 Tammuz

This Thursday, the 3rd of Tammuz, is the 15th yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory. In honor of this day, we present a special section that offers a glimpse of the Rebbe’s life and work, through essays, first-person accounts, pictures, video clips and more.

The Rebbe touched the lives of millions. He taught, advised, encouraged, and gave meaning to the lives of so many. And, most of all, he cared for every human being, and dearly loved every Jew.

This Wednesday night and Thursday, during the Rebbe's yahrtzeit, is a particularly auspicious time for all of us to reflect on the extraordinary lessons of the Rebbe's life and to try and perpetuate his enormous legacy of contagious love to all.

On this auspicious day, please join Jews worldwide in increasing in Torah study, prayer, and acts of charity. And in the merit of millions of acts of goodness, may we see the coming of Moshiach immediately.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Section: Pidyon Haben - Redeeming the Firstborn Son

A Pidyon Haben, or "redemption of the firstborn son," is a ceremony wherein the father of a firstborn male redeems his son by giving a kohen (a priestly descendant of Aaron) five silver coins, thirty days after the baby's birth.

Join us as we guide you through this biblical rite. Our new Pidyon Haben Section has the What & Why we observe this ritual, it explains exactly when it is done and which firstborns "qualify" for redemption. We also describe the actual ceremony and have a "More..." folder with texts, tips, insights and multimedia.

Click here to visit the new Pidyon Haben section.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Blog: An Archivist Discovers the Rebbe

An Archivist Discovers the Rebbe

Many have struggled to describe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, the seventh leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. A task so daunting due to the multifariousness of the Rebbe's personality and achievements.

Rather than attempting to describe the Rebbe, this forum will share hitherto unknown tidbits of information about his life and teachings—information that was recorded in writing, audio and video.

Join us as we explore the Rebbe's life and teachings. Manuscripts, letters, firsthand experiences and more.

Click here to read the new blog.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

New Section: Prayer in Judaism

Jewish Prayers

We have launched a new Jewish Prayer Section. Some of the features this section offers:

* An introduction to the concept of prayer as viewed in Jewish tradition
* A folder of articles entitled "Talking with G-d," probing the phenomenon of a finite mortal attempting to converse with an infinite Creator
* In-depth essays and insights on the various aspects of prayer
* Prayer stories and experiences
* Audio classes, videos, and a selection of prayers available for listening, with musical accompaniment.
* A selection of prayer and blessing texts.
* A virtual tour of the synagogue.

Click here to visit this new Jewish Prayer section.