As we conclude the days of Yud Tes and Chof Kislev, commemorating the Yom HaGeulah of the Alter Rebbe—marking the triumph over the heavenly Kitrug that arose against him for freely disseminating Chassidus—Chassidim across the globe are now gearing up for the special day of Hei Teves.
Over the course of time before, during, and after the trial, the Rebbe regularly referenced the Kitrug and subsequent Geulah of Yud Tes Kislev. This made it clear that this was not merely a legal challenge, but also a spiritual struggle over the soul of the movement, and over the very definition of what a Rebbe is. Therefore the celebration of Didan Notzach, the judge’s ruling making a statement to the world about the nature of a Rebbe and the vitality of Lubavitch, is especially relevant to our everyday Avoda and Hiskashrus with the Rebbe.
In this spirit, Vaad Or Vechom Hahiskashrus is pleased to present a video series, exploring the story of Hei Teves and the timeless lessons we can learn from it, through the views of prominent Shluchim and Mashpi’im, to assist Chassidim of all ages in preparing for this most special day.
The Rebbe established Hei Teves as a Yom Segulah and Eis Ratzon, even expressing gratitude to the guests and well-wishers who celebrated during the first year in 5747. The Central Hei Teves Farbrengen will take place near the Rebbe’s Ohel on Motzei Shabbos, the eve of Hei Teves. More details to follow. Partaking in the celebration and preparation of this day certainly brings the Rebbe much Nachas.
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Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf: “Such a Simcha, I don’t recall in all my years”
Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf recounts the significant impact the Seforim trial had on Chassidim and beyond, emphasizing that it wasn’t merely a dispute about Seforim but a direct affront to the Nesios of the Rebbe. Explaining the deep emotional connection Chassidim had to the trial, Rabbi Wolf describes the tremendous joy felt upon hearing the news of Didan Notzach, “There was a tremendous feeling of Simcha by Chassidim, which I don’t recall in all my years since I was a child.”