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Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Shneersohn (1880-1950), the 6th Rebbe of Chabad Lubavitch - A Brief Biography

The Early Years  Rabbi Sholom Dovber, the fifth leader of the growing Chabad movement, was constantly kept busy by the growing number of public...

What is the difference between the teachings of Chabad and other Chassidic streams?

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Yehudah: whats the diffrence between the teachings...

How did Mordechai become the leader of the Jewish people?

Jewish leaders of the caliber of Mordechai – whom our Sages compare to Moses1 – are not elected, but rather appointed… by G-d. The...

Can I switch Rebbes?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? need_a_lead: how is one suposed to believe in only what their...

The Dime

Emerging from midshipman school a newly minted ensign in blue and gold, I was prevailed upon by my widowed mother to come to the Lubavitcher Rebbe. I was...

Shouldn't the most worthy person -- not necessarily the son -- become the next Rebbe?

Priesthood, royalty and high priesthood are just a few of the distinctions that are passed from parent to child. Maimonides writes (Laws of Kings 1:7)...

Why do Chassidim celebrate their Rebbes' Yahrtzeits?

When a righteous person passes away, it certainly is a tremendous loss for his/her followers and disciples. But the soul of the tzaddik (righteous person)...

Why do people pray at the gravesite of holy people?

Praying at the gravesite of a righteous person can help a person physically as well as spiritually. Our sages tell us1 the reason why Caleb was...

What is this idea of Rebbes providing a blessing?

Question:  It also seems that Rebbes of the past are highly revered, almost idolized. What is this idea of Rebbes providing a blessing? I thought...