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Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen

Please join us for a
Yud Tes Kislev Seudah
for the entire family.
Guest Speaker: Chabad of South Denver's Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski 
To be held at:
Chabad Lubavitch Center
10900 Fondren Road
Wednesday, Eve of Yud-Tes Kislev
November 28, 2007
5:30 PM Seudah
Special Video Presentation: Seeds
$8 Adult - $5 Child
$180 Sponsor
As described in Chabad minhagim, a seudah with "Kasha" will be served and Bigdei Shabbos is appropriate.
Please RSVP by Tuesday 5pm, Nov. 27, with how many adults and children
to [email protected]
or call 713-777-2000
Advance payment is appreciated

Today in Jewish History
Passing of Maggid (1772)   

Rabbi DovBer, known as "The Maggid of Mezeritch", was the disciple of, and successor to, the founder of Chassidism, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov. Rabbi DovBer led the Chassidic movement from 1761 until his passing on Kislev 19, 1772.
Link: About Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch

Liberation of R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1798)   

On the 19th of Kislev of the year 5559 from creation (1798), Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi -- a leading disciple of Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch (see previous entry) and the founder of Chabad Chassidism -- was released from his imprisonment in the Peter-Paul fortress in Petersburg, where he was held for 52 days on charges that his teachings threatened the imperial authority of the Czar. More than a personal liberation, this was a watershed event in the history of Chassidism heralding a new era in the revelation of the "inner soul" of Torah, and is celebrated to this day as "The Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism."
Links: About Kislev 19

Laws and Customs
"Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism"; begin Tanya study cycle   

Chassidim joyfully celebrate today and tomorrow as the Rosh Hashanah ("new year") of Chassidism (see "Today in Jewish History" above), with farbrengens (Chassidic gatherings) and an increased commitment to the ways and teachings of Chassidism. Tachnun (supplication) and similar prayers are omitted. We begin anew the yearly cycle of the daily study of the Tanya, Rabbi Schneur Zalman's major Chassidic work (as part of the "Chitas" daily study program.)
Links: The Longer Shorter Way; Today's Tanya Lesson

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