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Friday, 4 Iyyar, 5781
  |  April 16, 2021

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Why is Bread Dipped Into Salt 3 Times

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: A letter from the Rebbe written in 5727 expounding on the reason the Arizal gave why we dip bread into salt 3 times, and why did the Rebbe write "הוו"ח" on letters. Video

Why Are Pirkei Avos Studied After Pesach

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro : Why the doctor asked forgiveness from the Frierdiker Rebbe for treating him, the difference between Nissan and Iyar, and why we learn Pirkei Avos. Video

Why Zoom Isn’t a Real Farbrengen

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: Why a virtual farbrengen isn't a substitute for the real thing, the meaning of the word L'Chaim, when do blessings happen and what the Rebbe say at the last farbrengen. Video

Live Events

The Agunah Who Recognized her Husband

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: A story about an Agunah who recognized her husband living as a non-Jew, found in documents of the the “Kav Noki”, the grandfather of Rebbetzin Chana, whose yartzeit is this week. Video

Rebbe’s Reply to the Family of a Woman in a Coma

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: The difference between gemilus chasadim and tzedakah, why shuls and shtiebels are so noisy and what the Rebbe answered a family looking for meaning into their mother being in a coma in the hospital. Video

How to Explain Taharas Hamishpacha to Others

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro - in honor of Chof Beis Shvat: Answers from the Rebbe on how to explain the Mitzvah of Taharas Hamishpacha to non-observant Jewish women, as well as young frum girls. Video

Shiurim

More Important Than Watching a Video of the Rebbe

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro - part III of the unknown sayings that the Frierdiker Rebbe in honor of Yud Shevat: What is more important than watching a video of the Rebbe and which exile is more difficult - in Israel or in the Diaspora? Video

From The Gegent

Defeating the ‘Hellenists’ of Today

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: In the spirit of Chanukah and the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks and Hellenists, the brave struggle of the Frierdiker Rebbe when he arrived in America in 1940 – to “break the ice of America” in defeating the Hellenists of today. Video

A Halachic Obligation to Learn Chassidus

Special episode of Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro in honor of Yud Tes Kislev: Why is Yud Tes Kislev referred to as Chag Hachaggim/the Holiday of Holidays? A Jew is obligated, according to Halachah, to learn Chassidus – how is this so? Video

The Rebbetzin’s Refined Character

Special episode of Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro in honor of Yud Daled Kislev: The connection of the Rebbe with his chasidim, the holiness of a Jewish marriage, the Rebbetzen’s refined characteristics and her powerful legacy, and some anecdotes added to the mix. Video

The Rebbe’s Letter About a Mamzer

A historic treasure by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: A letter the Rebbe wrote about a Jewish person who has the status of a mamzer due to being born from a forbidden relationship. Video

Speech For the UN That the Rebbe Reviewed

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: Synopsis of the speech that Rabbi Dr. Nissan Mindel presented at the United Nations in the early 80’s that the Rebbe personally reviewed and added notations to. Video

The Conundrum of the Cohen Married to a Convert

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: The Rebbe, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein and Rabbi Zalman Shimon Devorkin's involvement in the story of a Cohen who was married to a convert. And the response to the woman who was a descendant of conversos (marranos). Video

The Hidden Message in the Machzor

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: Why are the names Yitzchok and Rivka mentioned at the beginning of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur davening? A heartwarming explanation from the chossid R' Avrohom Sender Nemtzov OBM. Video

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