Full Version: Has Chassidus Come To America?

usa2For the longest time the video of this groundbreaking session with Reb Manis and Reb Shalom Charitonov has been sitting on one of my hard drives. This workshop took place several years ago with the Kolel Yungerleit and was really a big part of my personal journey in realizing that really Chassidus has not yet come to the U.S.A. until it is taught and understood in plain and simple english.

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Modern Orthodox Yeshiva Students Blown Away After Hearing Chabad’s Philosophy For The First Time

Yesterday I came across a class we arranged in Israel a few years ago in Ramat Beit Shemesh at a modern orthodox yeshiva. As you can see in the video below I included some footage of the Yeshiva student’s eager anticipation of hearing Chassidus for the very first time. It was a marvelous evening. Enjoy!

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This video highlight is a clip from the full class: Is Chassidus Relevant To Me Even If I am Not A Chosid?

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Crown Heights Writers Group: How To Stop A G-dless Religion

Recently a group of Crown Heights writers gathered at the Levi Yitzchok Library to brainstorm how to make sure Hashem is not left out of the picture.

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Tracht Gut Vet Zein Gut: What Exactly Does That Mean?

Upon the recent passing of Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin Gordon I came across this beautiful story shared by his fellow Shliach Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder relating to the statement of “tracht gut vet zein gut“.

I remembered that Rabbi Friedman (Rabbi Gordon’s brother in law) delivered a profound lecture at a Kinus Hashluchos relating to this common expression and added a whole new dimension of understanding (please see the video below).

A LIGHTNING VISIT

On at least 3 occasions, I heard the Rebbe telling Rabbi Gordon the known saying of “tracht gut vet zein gut” (think good and it will be good). The Rebbe also wrote him this instruction when there was a personal problem and Rabbi Gordon had it framed in his office and a copy of it in his pocket at all times.

This attitude of his was expressed in a story we heard at the Shiva this week, when I saw a person enter the Gordon’s residence for Shachris. He looked familiar but I couldn’t recall from where.

Here is what he told us:

On a late night around 10 years ago, someone knocked on the door of Rabbi Gordon’s house. He was an Israeli youngster spending time in California. And he came to seek advice.

He was about to get married in Northern Israel but family members from the USA were hesitant on participating because of the security situation. They asked the chosson and kallah to postpone the wedding ‘until things calm down’.

Rabbi Gordon answered without hesitation, like the Rebbe would often say, that the land of Israel is the safest place and that there is no reason to postpone a simcha even by a single day.

To prove the point, Rabbi Gordon flew to Israel to attend the wedding. Family and friends were gathered there and heard Rabbi Gordon read the Rebbe’s letter under the chuppah and then explaining the meaning of its blessings.

After the chuppah, wedding participants saw Rabbi Gordon preparing to leave. They asked whether he can stay for the meal and dancing. He replied that he needs to catch his flight back. He flew across the Atlantic, to be in Israel for 3 hours so a couple will not postpone their wedding.

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Bais Rivkah Seminary: What Should I Know Before My First Date?

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Dating Advice: You Won’t Hear From Anyone Else

Listen in and hear this sensitive discussion facing Lubavitch girls dating in 2016 and what to do about it.

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Tzivos Hashem Staff: Make Your Message Personal

This round table discussion with staff members of Tzivos Hashem recently took place at the Levi Yitzchok Library.

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Basi Legani: Understanding The Rebbe’s Mission Statement

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Questioning The Question

This class with Crown Heights bochurim addresses some hard hitting questions about belief in Hashem.

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For a full audio lecture entitled Truth vs. Fact which addresses the same topic please click here.

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Special Yud Daled Kislev Event: Rabbi Krinsky & Rabbi Manis Friedman

Here is the video of last night’s special celebration of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s 88th wedding anniversary held at The Rebbe’s House.

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Girls – Shidduchim Boot Camp: 7 Exercises To Get Yourself In Shape For Dating

Girls – Shidduchim Boot Camp: 7 Exercises To Get Yourself In Shape For Dating

Girls – Shidduchim Boot Camp: 7 Exercises To Get Yourself In Shape For Dating

This class with Rabbi Manis Friedman was given to Crown Heights girls. (Class is 1 Hour 32 Minutes)

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Bochurim – Shidduchim Boot Camp: 7 Exercises To Get Yourself In Shape For Dating

Bochurim – Shidduchim Boot Camp: 7 Exercises To Get Yourself In Shape For Dating


Bochurim – Shidduchim Boot Camp: 7 Exercises To Get Yourself In Shape For Dating

This class with Rabbi Manis Friedman was given to Bochurim in Crown Heights. (Class is 1 Hour 44 Minutes)

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Unite The Beards

Unite The Beards

What’s With The Beard?

Unite The Beards – Hasid & Hipster – Not as different as you think

This class with Rabbi Manis Friedman was given in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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How Tanya is the story of You

How Tanya is the story of You

How Tanya is the story of You

This class by Rabbi Manis Friedman was given at Chabad of Long Island City.

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How Tanya is the story of You

How To Talk To Your Children About Sensitive Issues

How To Talk To Your Children About Sensitive Issues

How To Talk To Your Children About Sensitive Issues

This class by Rabbi Manis Friedman was given to Crown Heights Mothers.

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How To Talk To Your Children About Sensitive Issues

Marriage – A model for our relationship with Hashem

Marriage – A model for our relationship with Hashem

Marriage – A model for our relationship with Hashem

This class with Rabbi Manis Friedman took place in Jerusalem at Shapell’s Darche Noam (Class is 1 Hour 5 Minutes)

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Shapell’s Darche Noam

WARNING! Religion May be Harmful to Your Health!

WARNING! Religion May be Harmful to Your Health!

WARNING! Religion May be Harmful to Your Health!

This class with Rabbi Manis Friedman took place in Gush Etzion at Matnas Community Center (Class is 1 Hour 25 Minutes)

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Gush Etzion at Matnas Community Center