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Start again from alef (1). There are chassidim who say the chapter for earlier rebbeim also (eg. on that Rebbe's birthday), and they start again from alef. This is what I see people doing, though I'm not sure if there's any documented source for it.


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Almost every Chasidic court will have most of its male Chasidim (and sometimes entire families) come to the Rebbe for Yom Tov. Belz has over 7,000 families, for example, most of which will try be in Kiryat Belz in Jerusalem for special days. (Source). My guess would be some 30,000 males converging there. While not a clear-cut case of Jewish communities ...


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As far as I know about the song, "we want moshiach now" it was first sung in 1980 by a group of campers. The Rebbe began clapping along as approval and afterwards encouraged singing it. The song itself was written by campers and then received the Rebbe's approval after it was first sung in front of him. As to why this kindergarten does this after ...


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The question is asking in what way to you most feel connected to the Rebbe. Is it by going to 770, by reading the igrois koidesh, or by going to the oihel. All three of these are associated with the Rebbe but a particular person might find one of them more favorable. There are those who don't go to the Oihel and instead only go to 770 and when asking the ...


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I don't think you can find it in an online source, but it is a famous and oft quoted remark. It made its way into the Wikipedia article on Satmar. As one can imagine, many were up in arms about this statement which sends to do away with Chasidus more effectively than any contemporary Misnagdim. The Satmar Rebbe is said to have joked that every Chassid ...


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(There was some very vocal opposition to Chabad-Lubavitch a few years ago because some of its members proclaimed theologically-troubling statements about the future of Menachem Mendel Schneurson, its seventh rebbe, after his death. Let's treat that as a separate issue, though it does tie to some of the language used in the early Hassidic movement.) Not ...


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When Pesach started, it cut short sh'loshim (the "thirty days" you speak of).


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The answer to your question is very simple. Someone else wore these new garments prior to the Rabbi wearing them. See Nitei Gavriel Aveilus2 10:12:21.


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Rabbi, as in my Rav, is referring to ones teacher, their 'Moreh Hora'ah'. The one who instructs them on what to do in practice. Rebbe is a Roshei Teivot for 'Rosh B'nai Yisroel', 'Head of the Jewish People' as in parshat Ki Tisa (Shemot 30:12). This is also brought by Rabbi Nachman Goldschmidt of Techerin in Parparot l'Chochmah, section 111. In midrash and ...



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