Chassidic Concepts / Chassidut Chabad / Church / Minhag / Nittel Nacht

NITTELNACHT – xmas Eve

Rebbe Joseph Yitzchak Schneersohn and his son – in – law, the seventh and last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, playing chess on Nittelnacht. Photo: Crown Heights B”H Tonight, 24th December 2018 (16 / 17 Tevet), the Christian world starts celebrating the birth of the false Meshiach J. This particular night when J. was … Continue reading

Chassidim / Chassidut Chabad / Yiddish

Facts about Chassidim

B”H Chabad published a great article listing the most important facts about Chassidim: https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4079238/jewish/16-Facts-Everyone-Should-Know-About-Hasidic-Jews.htm#utm_medium=email&utm_source=1_chabad.org_magazine_en&utm_campaign=en&utm_content=content Regarding the Yiddish language: According to my experience in Jerusalem, only the descendants of the real old Chabad Chassidim communicate in Yiddish. Chabad – Lubavitch has a huge Ba’al Teshuva (newly religious) movement and those guys speak Hebrew or English.  However, … Continue reading

Chassidic History / Chassidut Chabad / Chassidut Karlin - Stolin / Israeli History / Jerusalem History / Zionism

New Books: “The history of Chassidut Karlin, the Wars in Lubavitch, Zionism in Damascus and three generations of the Salomon family building Jerusalem’s Old Yishuv”

B”H When I go to the annual Hebrew Book Week – Shavua HaSefer, I only buy Jewish religious or history books. I am not there to buy novels because I only read Lee Child’s books and his new book will only being published this November. 🙂  Within the past few years, I bought quite a … Continue reading

Chassidut Chabad

Live Broadcast: Chabad – Lubavitch Shluchim Gathering

B”H It is November and a Chabad – Lubavitch tradition is that the Shluchim (Emissaries) from all over the gather in Crown Heights / New York. At the famous 770. Here is a link to a live broadcast from this event: http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/live_cdo/aid/221818/jewish/Live-Broadcast-Conference-of-Chabad-Lubavitch-Emissaries.htm   Continue reading

Chassidut Chabad

Chabad Lubavitch and the Christians

B”H This recent article makes it very clear: http://forward.com/opinion/323267/why-is-chabad-helping-christian-extremists/ Whereas Chabad Lubavitch was very much distancing itself from any kind of Christians, now the chassidic group does more and more participate in various Christian activities. A while ago I wrote about Chabad Shlichim in Germany participating in community gatherings with Christians. These Shlichim apparently think … Continue reading

Chassidut Chabad / Christian Missionaries / Sukkot

Simchat Beit Hashoeva 2015 in Chabad Rehavia / Jerusalem

B”H Last night, Chabad Rehavia was celebrating it’s annual Simchat Beit Hashoeva. The local Shaliach, Rabbi Israel Goldberg, was dancing together with the public. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed because in all the previous years, Chabad Rehavia offered more activities. In particular for children. Last night it was “only” music … Continue reading

Chassidut Chabad

Israeli TV Documentary: “21 years after the Rebbe’s death, Chabad is stronger than ever”

B”H An interesting Israeli TV documentary on Chabad Lubavitch today. The last Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson passed away 21 years ago but today, Chabad is stronger than ever before. http://www.mako.co.il/AjaxPage?jspName=embedHTML5video.jsp&galleryChannelId=43150545e42ae410VgnVCM100000290c10acRCRD&videoChannelId=7d8e0203f684e410VgnVCM100000290c10acRCRD&vcmid=a5050545e42ae410VgnVCM100000290c10acRCRD   I think the reason why Chabad has been and is so popular may be found in the easy approach. Every Jew is welcome and … Continue reading