New Footage: Historic First Siyum Sefer Torah Hakloli
In 5742, The Rebbe initiated a Mivtza that every Yid buy a letter in a general Sefer Torah. Just four months after its launch, the first Sefer Torah was complete, and a massive Siyum was arranged. The Siyum was held at the New York Hilton on Erev Rosh Chodesh Shevat, and was attended by leading Rabonim and Roshi Yeshivos. The next day, the Rebbe held a Farbrengen in honor of the Siyum, and spoke of its greatness.
RebbeDrive has just published the original drafts of the sicha said thirty-years ago on Parshas Shemos 5751, where the Rebbe addressed the ongoing Gulf War, with the Rebbe’s handwritten corrections and annotations. In honor of Shabbos Parshas Shemos, RebbeDrive has just published the original drafts of the sicha of Parshas Shemos 5751 with the Rebbe’s handwritten corrections and annotations. In the period leading up to the Gulf War, a certain individual spoke harsh remarks about the Jewish people, and for the next several weeks the Rebbe reacted sharply and explained at length the denial of these words. A significant portion of this Sicha discuses the virtues of the Jewish people, and negating any negative speech about them. Click here to download a PDF of the booklet.
Footage Shows the Rebbe Moments After a Sudden Fire at 770
When a sudden fire broke out in the 770 office of Mazkir Rabbi Leibel Groner exactly 29 years ago, one bochur ran over with his camera to document the firefighters and what the Rebbe did following it. Exactly 29 years ago, on Chof Teves 5752 (1991), a sudden fire broke out at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights. As the firefighters battled the flames in the office of mazkir Rabbi Leibel Groner, the time for Mincha was approaching. Yossi Malamud, a bochur whose parents live just doors away from 770, rushed over with his handheld video camera to document these chaotic moments. As the main Shul filled with heavy smoke, Mincha was held in the small Zal. Yossi stood on a table right near the Rebbe’s place, capturing these unique moments on camera. Ironically, exactly nine years prior to this occurrence, on Chof Teves 5743 (1983), a fire broke out in the offices above 770. The Rebbe spoke of this at the Shabbos Farbrengen, saying this was a clear sign from heaven that the Crown Heights Mikvah should be repaired. The Rebbe then temporarily sold 770, and used the funds to pay for the Mikvah repairs. VIDEO: Mincha with the Rebbe begins at about 5 minutes:
Often on Nittel Nacht Rabbi Berel Levy would show the Rebbe various activities of Yiddishkeit behind the Iron Curtain.. On that note, RebbeDrive presents a gallery of some of these photos, which were presented to the Rebbe. Most notably are photos of The Rebbe’s Father’s Ohel in Almaty, as well as the Ohel in Lubavitch. Lists of Jewish names trapped behind the Iron Curtain, and clandestine Chassidic Farbrengens with notable Lubavitch figures during that difficult period. Click Here to view the gallery.
RebbeDrive Releases Second Stunning Chanukah Live Gallery.
Following the publication of the gallery of Chanukah Live 5750, RebbeDrive presents another gorgeous gallery with hundreds of never before seen pictures, this time documenting the monumental Chanukah Live, in 5751. Click here to see the photos.
RebbeDrive is pleased to present a beautiful gallery with hundreds of never before seen pictures documenting the monumental first Chanukah Live event broadcast from 770 and other locations around the world. Click here to view the gallery.
In the Chanukah spirit, RebbeDrive presents new footage documeting *highlights* of the *Chanukah Live Broadcast* of 5752 (1991). Plus, the Chanukah Live Program of *5754* (1993), as well as a *photo gallery* documenting the program. Complete Archive of Chanukah Live: New Angle of Chanukah Live 5752: Chanukah Live Program | 5754: Photo Gallery | 5754:
In honor of Yom Habohir Yud Daled Kislev, RebbeDrive presents a collection of over 120 moments of the Rebbe being Mesader Kidushin at weddings spanning from 5704-5723 (1944-1963). Many of these photos have been recently acquired, and presented here בפרסום ראשון. Click here to view the Timeline.
Newly Published Diaries Document Kislev by the Rebbe
RebbeDrive is pleased to present another installment of never previously published Yomanim which were written in the month of Kislev of the years 5723 through 5733 (1963-1973). The collection includes four Yomanim written by Reb Meyer Harlig, documenting four years of the month Kislev, he merited to spend in the Rebbe’s presence. Two of these months are the same Kevius as this current year. Also included are Eleven unique letters written by Rabbi Harlig documenting the happenings at 770. Plus, two handwritten Kisvei Yad from the Rebbe, on timely topics. Click here to download the new publication.
Throughout Chabad history, Chassidim have always sought the Rebbe's guidance. Whether a financial decision or medical direction, the Rebbe's advice was always key. In the times of the Alter Rebbe, as the amount of requests for a personal Yechidus grew, the Alter Rebbe decided to pen his directives and perspectives, on paper. Thus is today widely known as the Sefer of Tanya. A treasure of the Alter Rebbe's guidance, for those in need. The Rebbe's letters are just the same. In the preface to the twelfth volume of Igros Kodesh, the editor notes that the Rebbe initiated the publishing of his Igros shortly after he stopped accepting Yechidus. "In these Seforim," the preface concludes "One can find the Rebbe's advice which he would share at Yechidus as well." In the past however, finding a specific directive in Igros Kodesh, would require going through tens of Seforim. Until 2020 that is. As technology advances, the BerryTech Team developed a revolutionary Igros Kodesh App. Thousands of tags have been created by a large team of Bochrim who manually tagged each letter of the Rebbe. In addition, thousands of Maanos which have recently be complied by 'Likut Maanos Kodesh', were added and tagged as well. "The app is now a reality thanks to the great team of Bochrim we had" said Zalman Pape, founder of Mafteiach.app. Multiple groups of alumni of various Yeshivos have been working on tagging the over 10,000 letters. A team of Toronto alumni were led by Shlomie Gerber, a team of Los Angeles alumni were led by Nissy Lepkivker, a team of Baltimore alumni were led by Yisroel Enyatian. In addition, a large group of 770 Bochrim were led by Shmulik Amar, Shmuly Korf, Shimon Gansburg and Chony Labkowski. Download the app on Google Play and the App Store.