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The Importance of Chag HaChassidut – 19th of Kislev!

Rav Kilstein explains the importance of the "Holiday" of the 19th of Kislev, which is an annual celebration of Chassidut, especially in Chabad communities. Rav Kilstein elaborates on the greatest lessons that the Ba'al Shem Tov and mainstream Chassidut brought down to the world.

Connecting the Events of the 18th of Elul

What happened on the 18th of Elul, otherwise known as "Chai Elul" in the Chassidic world? Why do many Chassidim and other followers recognize this day as an important day in the Jewish calendar? Rav Yehuda HaKohen clarifies the events of this day and how we can use the events...

“Chovat Hatalmidim 55: Waking Up Our Souls!”

In this shiur, we explain that the underlying purpose of all the Mitzvot, and Torah is that we should be concious and spiritually awake. We all inherited intrinsic Godliness from Mount Sinai.  It is imprinted into the very essence of who we are. If we don't connect to it, we feel...

How do we convert spirituality into action?

The Rebbe from Piasetzchna, the Warsaw Ghetto Rebbe , summarizes his book Chovat Hatalmidim (duties of the students), by giving us the tools how to take our values, and spiritual attributes we learned about and manifest them in our actions. Knowing the Jewish values and Middot is not enough, the...