Want to join the farbrengen, here’s a live stream link (and embedded below). (valid Dec. 18, 2016 only)
Most chassidic groups have a special day they celebrate. Chabad celebrates Yud Tes Kislev, when the first Rebbe (grand rabbi) of Chabad – the Alter Rebbe (Admor HaZaken in Hebrew) – was released from prison and a death sentence for teaching Torah and Chassidus. It’s a pretty dramatic story, and Chabad chassidim have continued to celebrate the day the Rebbe was freed to teach chassidus…leading to the 7 generations of Chabad Rebbe’s and the hundreds of Chabad houses found around the world today.
The Jewish people have been persecuted again and again, generation after generation, for their religion, for their relationship with G-d, and for their culture being different from their countries of residence. And while Yud Tes Kislev was a day of deliverance for only 1 rabbi, an amazing series of events over 7 generations leads to Chabad being the force they have become for strengthening the Jewish people world wide today.
If you’re online at 7pm US eastern time, take a few minutes and join the celebration. And a Good New Year for Chassidus!