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Chabad is a branch of Hassidim that focuses heavily on Chassidus as an intellectual pursuit, and on outreach to nonobservant Jews.

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Is there an online pdf to the Shaar HaKollel of the Alter Rebbes reasoning to his sidur?

BH I heard a book of the Alter Rebbe's reason for his rules and decisions on his sidur was printed called Shaar HaKollel is there a place where you can view it online?
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Is there a video or audio lesson explaining the Mittler Rebbe's Sharei Emunah?

BH Does anyone know if there a video or audio lesson explaining the Mittler Rebbe's Sharei Emunah, the first book in Torah Mitzvah Ve Torah Or?
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Chabad Maamar Avodah definition

What is the definition or description of "mamarei avodah" and how does this differ from any other maamar? This seems to be a Chabad specific term.
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Is there an English Translation available of the Maamer Nefesh HaShfeilah by the Alter Rebbe?

BH Is there an English Translation available of the Maamer Nefesh HaShfeilah by the Alter Rebbe available online?
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Why isn't Kiyor reading in Tehillas HaShem? Is it even necessary to recite Kiyor/Terumas hadeshen before Parshas tamid?

OK, so in the Tehillas HaShem siddur in the Korbanos section of Shacharis, there is only Terumas hadeshen before Parshas Tamid. Why is Kiyor not in the korbanos before Terumas hadeshen in that siddur? ...
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Who is the Rebbe that will redeem us in the maamer bosi legani by the Lubavitcher Rebbe?

After more than ten years I managed to find a copy of the maamer given by the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson. The conclusion of the maamer talks about seeing the Rebbe in the flesh and ...
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Can someone become Chabad?

How does a Jew who was not raised in Chabad become Chabadnik? Is it possible, and is there a process to do this?
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How can He reign over no subjects? [אדון עולם אשר מלך בטרם כל יצור נברא]

אדון עולם אשר מלך בטרם כל יצור How can He have "reigned" over no one? Shouldn't another term have been used? אין מלך בלא עם ! (I'd also like to hear an explanation from Chassidus.) Possible ...
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What is with this shvil? [closed]

I live in the Lubavitch section of crown heights, but am not chasidish myself. I know that 770 is disallowing the shvil that the meshichist bochurim keep. Can someone explain this to me? Is it true it ...
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What chapters are in the Shulchan aruch haRav for Yoreh Deah?

I currently own the Weiss edition S.A haRav (not the all Hebrew one), and I think YD is almost done being translated and published by Kehot. Does anyone know what chapters the Weiss edition Yoreh Deah ...
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Seeking sources that support the view that the Rebbe (R. M. M. Schneerson) is alive

I know that within Chabad some claim that the Rebbe (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson) is alive begouf gashmi (in a physical body). Some say: That he is alive in 770 Eastern Parkway (Chabad-Lubavitch ...
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Napoleon Bonaparte was a shin daled?

I heard that the Alter Rebbe wrote in the Tanya that the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was a shin daled. Does someone know if it’s true, and where is it written? Btw It’s famous that the Alter ...
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Numbers of Lubavitcher Rebbe maamorim

I want to know how many maamorim the Rebbe said, and how many are muga and bilti muga?
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Source that we are inherently deserving

The question is about the concept not the song. I noticed an interesting difference in the lyrics of two versions of the song "Ribon" by Beri Weber. The original English version contains the ...
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Content of the various sets of Chabad books [duplicate]

I was wondering about the differences between the various sets of Chabad books by the Rebbe, for example, Likkutei sichos vs sefer hasichos vs likkutei sichos parshioyos, sefer maamorim, sefer ...
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Daven b'arichus [duplicate]

I know that in Chabad yeshivas/communities a lot of peoples are davening longer (b'arichus): They are beginning hodu with the minyan and during tefila stopping to concentrate on the word and the ...
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Is it still galut even though a lot of Jews are in Israel

BH Is it still galut even though correct me if I’m wrong most Jews are in Israel? If yes what’s the meaning of Geulah?
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Is it possible to have prophecy and visions from the sitra achra?

BH Is it possible the that the vision the person is receiving coming from a source of impurity or sitra achra or is this just called sitra achra and yetzer hara? Like are there levels to this that is ...
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What are the 7 kefullot in Tanya ch 3

BH What are the 7 keffulot mentioned in Tanya ch 3 page?
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Where do memories come from?

BH Where do Memories come from? I was told that they come from the chochma power of the soul being translated in Bina I believe. Is this true if yes how and where does it talk more about this?
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Are there any potential issues with a Chabad tallis?

In an effort to reclaim some of my original minhagim pre-Chabad, I have started wearing a tallis for Shacharis, despite being unmarried. I like the distinct striping pattern on a Chabad tallis, but I’...
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how can we have more intentions during tefila according to chassidus?

how can we have more kavanos during tfila where can I find the maamorims on the subject of the tefila
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What’s the Chabad psak on Beit Yosef and sinta (sirloin steak) in Israel?

I’m in Israel and most Ashkenazim don’t eat sinta (sirloin steak) but I was wondering if Chabad does.
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How to understand the Union of Zeir Anpin and Malchut in Assiya

BH I understand the world goes through a process of Seder hishtalshelut. So how to understand the union of ZA and Malchut in the world of Assiya? And how does this happen through the Tzimtzum?
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What’s the source for Kiriyat Shma AlHamita prayers as they are written in the Tehilat Hashem siddur?

BH What’s the source for reciting kiriyat Shma Al Hamita which includes additional prayer besides just the shma as they are laid out in Tehilat Hashem sidur? The prayers being Ribono Shel Olam, ...
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What was the Lubavitcher Rebbe's opinion on Maaneh Chochom?

Maaneh Chochom is a book written by Chabad mashpia Reb Yoel Kahn addressing the book Vayoel Moshe by the Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum. I'm not familiar with either texts. I'm just curious to ...
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Repository of the Mittler Rebbe's teachings translation

BH Does anyone known a place of the Mittler Rebbe's works translated to English especially his commentary on Tanach?
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What is the difference between the 5 Gevurot and 5 Chassadim [closed]

I hear these concepts in Chassidus. What is the difference between the 5 Gevurot and 5 Chassadim?
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Parashas Eikev: The Consolation of Exile

The Lubavitcher Rebbe is quoted in explaining that just as the theme of the haftara of this weeks parasha "Eikev" is "redemption", so too is the case with the parasha itself. ...
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Should I study the Tanya?

I want to study the Tanya, as I'm interested in Chabad ideology and thought. I personally wouldn't consider myself Chabad, and I'm only a college student, but I want to expand my knowledge and study ...
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Chabad Tallis vs Chabad Munkatch

Hey recently while shopping for a new Chabad Tallis I found a distinction between the normal Chabad Tallis, the Rashab Chabad Tallis, and the Munkatch Chabad Tallis. I heard the Rashab Tallis is ...
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Minhag chabad during Krias shema al hamita

Does anyone know the source of the custom of reflecting on the Rebbe's face during the krias shema al hamita Someone told me about this "minhag" is there a source for this one. what then ...
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Moshiach will come unexpectedly

The Gemara teaches us that three things come בהיסח הדעת - unexpectedly. One of these three is Moshiach. This is as in that practice of Rabbi Zeira, who, when he would find Sages who were engaging in ...
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Learning discourses of Chabad Rebbes

The Rebbes of Chabad during their own lifetimes published a notable number of books (see p.37 there), such as Tanya, Torah Ohr and Derech Mitzvosecha. These are, I presume, regularly learned by Chabad ...
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Does the Tanya tzadik exist?

Does the Tanya's tzadik really exist nowadays? If yes, why? And who can it be? If no, why? To what extent did the Lubavitcher Rebbe correspond to the Tanya's description of the tzadik?
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Lack of titles for esteemed Lubavitch rabbis

What is the reason for Chabad Lubavitch using very basic titles for great rabbis and scholars. Most Mashpiim in lubavitch yeshivas are simply called "Reb" with no other prefix and usually no ...
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Is there a Biurei Zohar online of the Mittler Rebbe

Does anyone know if there is a Biurei Zohar Copy online of the Mittler Rebbe?
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What does it mean umelubashot be Col Reqieem

In Shaar Yichud ch1 of Tanya he says תיבות ואותיות אלו הן נצבות ועומדות לעולם בתוך רקיע השמים ומלובשות בתוך כל הרקיעים What does it mean umelubashot beToch kol HarekiIm what specifically is clothed ...
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going to israel on vacation

Why didn't the Lubavitcher Rebbe travel to Israel? When someone asked him, he said that if he went to Israel, according to halacha, he couldn't come back to NYC. So, is it forbiden to go on vacation ...
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Chabad Kollel for Frum from birth

does anyone happen to know of any Chabad Kollelim for ffb people? I've been looking and all I can find is morristown but its for BT's. If anyone knows would be much appreciated!
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Why do some versions of the Amidah not have the ו on וקונה הכל?

In the first blessing of the Amidah, there's part that often says וְקוֹנֵה הַכּל ("and creates everything"). It looks like this in many siddurim, e.g. ArtScroll, Lev Shalem, and Mishkan T'...
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Why was Matan Torah dependant of Yisro blessing G-d?

The Lubavitcher Rebbe in Likkutei Sichos (vol. 11, p. 74) quotes the Zohar in saying that if Yisro did not bless G-d and proclaim that G-d is the True One and Only G-d, the Torah wouldn't been given ...
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The reward for the creation of spiritual benefits (Pirkei Avot)

I am reading the wonderful collection of sichos of the Rebbe זי"ע called Torah Studies edited by Rav Jonathan Sacks ז״ל. In the lecture on the parashah of Chayei Sara, the Rebbe says "the ...
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What is Binyan HaMalchut?

The Kuntrus Umayan writes, in discourse 18 chapter 1, that the period between Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur is for the preparation for Binyan HaMalchut. What does that mean and how does this work? He ...
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Is using hair remover on a beard prohibited according the Tzemach Tzedek?

Does anyone know if the ban of the Tzemach Tzedek on using scissors to remove beards also applies to depilatory cream? I know that after the Tzemach Tzedek, the other Rebbeims gave other reasons for ...
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The oil and Chanukah: what does it come to teach us?

The basic story of what happened when the Hasmonean monarchy overcame the Greeks, and hence we celebrate Chanukah, can be found in the Gemara in Shabbos 21b: When the Greeks entered the Sanctuary ...
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Bobover Rebbe Shlomo and Lubavitch Yechidus

I read in only one source that the Bobover Rebbe, Reb Shlomo zt”l went to seek guidance from the Freidiker Rebbe, the Rayatz, post holocaust, because he didn’t want to be Rebbe. He purportedly visited ...
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Children of Israel being crowned with the crown of Torah - Messianic Era

The Rambam in his Hilchos Talmud Torah 3:1 says: The crown of Torah is set aside, waiting, and ready for each Jew, as [implied by Deuteronomy 33:4]: "The Torah which Moses commanded us is the ...
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Live until 180 (Chabad)

In chabad circles we often hear the blessing. may you live until 180 years old. What is the source of this Related Why do we say "You should live till 120"?
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Igros Kodesh on Chanukah: advice for during exile

The Lubavitcher Rebbe in Igros Kodesh talks about why the chanukah candle has 8 candles, and the menorah 7. But then, the Rebbe says “from this it is clear that the chanukah candles have a general ...
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