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Wasn’t Today a Chassidic Holiday?

From the COLlive inbox: A reader discovered that the 26th of Tammuz was once a Chassidic holiday, but none celebrate it today. Full Story

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Nachman Yaakov Ziskind, 54, OBM

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Open the Igros
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Open the Igros

The Rebbe has a letter addressing the question as to why no one marks this date. It’s printed in Igros vol. 19 letter #7109 (pg. 81). The Rebbe theorizes that since the Baal Shem Tov passed away the following year, it canceled out this occasion and so it never took off.

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Cont. from previous comment

See also the Rebbe’s handwritten response to R. Yoel printed on the bottom of pg. 1909 of Hisvaaduyos 5742 vol. 4, where the Rebbe points out, among other things, that 26 Tammuz 5519 fell out on Shabbos! The Rebbe seems to be casting aspersions on the reliability of the dates in these documents.

In 770
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In 770

Today, the white on black “info” screen on the Darom wall of 770 described this event very bkitzur

Google
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Google

A simple Google search brings up the correct names of the bishop of Lvov(Lviv) throughout all the years

The Letters May Be From The Rhiziner Rebbe
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The Letters May Be From The Rhiziner Rebbe

After writing this article, and sending it to COLlive, I translated it into Hebrew and in doing research found that the Rebbe suggests in Igros Kodesh that the letters in fact may very well belong to Rebbe Yisroel of Rhizin who was imprisoned under very harsh conditions by the Russians and miraculously escaped in mid-winter fleeing to Romania where he reestablished his kloiz in Sadigura.

Part of the story of the finding of the letters
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Part of the story of the finding of the letters

Reb Shmuel Gurarie once bought manuscripts and other items that had been discovered in Cherson, which were thought to have belonged to the Baal Shem Tov and his students. He brought them as a gift to the Rebbe Rashab. When the Rebbe received them he picked them up one by one, handled each item, and proceeded to identify which of them was authentic. When he had finished examining all the objects, he told Rabbi Gurarie to show them all to his son, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok (later to be the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe). The items were handed to Yosef Yitzchok in… Read more »

Rebbes Comments On Kherson Geniza as Rhiziners Vol 8 Igros Kodesh
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Rebbes Comments On Kherson Geniza as Rhiziners Vol 8 Igros Kodesh

Source: Igeros Kodesh Vol. 8 Pp 249 250 and 251 Adar Rishon, 5714 . . . As for me, when I saw the near three hundred letters [of the Kherson Geniza] in possession of my father in law, the Rebbe, (of which a part were not permitted to be publicized), I had no doubt that their content was authentic (besides for those who believe that the simplest explanation of an occurrence is a miracle completely beyond the bounds of nature, in which case they could equally believe that miraculously there was a man in Odessa that was able to forge… Read more »

Vol 8 Igros Kodesh seems to contradict story about Shmuel Gurarie
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Vol 8 Igros Kodesh seems to contradict story about Shmuel Gurarie

The Rebbe seems to suggest a different version from the Shmuel Gurarie story above. Unless Rabbi Gurarie bought the letters from the man who was hocking them in Lubavitch which would make sense

Old Story
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Old Story

While your curiosity and interest in this subject are commendable, every aspect of the geniza controversy has been long researched and wrung out. See, for example, the Hebrew Wikipedia entry הגניזה החרסונית.

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