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Twenty-fifth of Adar 5747

Twenty-fifth of Adar 5747 – the unity of Pesach – haste and running (חפזון וריצה) and there also must be in the Avodah of a person – alacrity and skipping (זריזות ודילוג) 32 198
For free-choice to exist there must also exist alacrity in the opposite of holiness, and in order to ease free-choice, three signs were given to Yisroel - bashful, merciful and performing kind deeds  (ביישנים רחמנים גומלי חסדים) that are interconnected 32 198

Motzai Shabbat Kodesh twenty-fifth of Adar, Evening of Yom 3 Parshat Vayikra 5751

In recent months the world has experienced open miracles. In a supernatural manner. 37 164

These events mean that it is the Time for preparing for the imminent coming of the Geulah and the preparation for it: Torah study and observance of Mitzvot in a “miraculous” manner – above habit (second nature), until now

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Vayikra

Explanation of Rambam (Peireush HaMishnayot 1:23 – “Therefore a kohen”) 7 205
Fitting what is written in Likkutei Torah (Naso 29:2) that the voluntary Mincha offering is brought in an Egyptian basket with the Talmud (Sotah 14b) that invalidates it 7 205
A Shochet must be G-d fearing.  "Ein v'Shachat Ela u'Mashach (Chulin 30b) 12 141
(Note: In the laws of slaughtering an animal, the cut in the neck must be made by drawing the knife over the neck and not by the pressing it against the neck. The Talmud derives this law from the word the Torah uses for slaughter “ve’shachat” which is related to the word “mashach” translated as “draw.” It proves this by citing two verses where the word “shachat” is translated as “drawn”. Homiletically, v’shachat means u’mashach, meaning that the Shochet takes the life force of the animal and draws it after him, transferring it to a higher spiritual place.) 12 141
Schechitah- raising the animal soul to the level of the G-dly soul 12 141
Demanding Yiirat Shamayim (fear of Heaven) from a Shochet – more than from a Rabbi 12 141
Schechitah in Avodat HaAdam 17 421
A Shochet must be G-d fearing. 17 421
Shaking hands regarding a Shochet for the purposes of command and control 17 421
Caution from leniencies in Schechitah 17 421
Integrity of Bnei Yisroel 17 421
Explanation of the verse "if a man among you will bring an offering" according to Chassidut and the connection to the yeshiva "Tomchei Tmimim" 27 307
Examination of the slaughtering knife 27 307
References to the Sifrei Kabbalah that explain the concept of Shechita 27 307
Debate in the Law of a Treifa/unfit animal whether it can revert to kosher. 27 307
Directive of the alter Rebbe that a Shochet must be exceedingly G-d fearing 32 183
Explanation of the lengthy wording of the Sages the “if he would put in it honey” etc.  and why it is not stated concisely 32 183
“Scripture has repeated it, to make it indispensable“('בעינן שָׁנָה עליו הכתוב לעכב') – Whether this is specifically regarding Kodashim or not.   32 183

Connection to Mizmor eighty in Tehillim. Motzai Shabbat Kodesh MVCH Nisan 5742

Connection to Mizmor eighty in Tehillim. Motzai Shabbat Kodesh MVCH Nisan 5742 22  
The common structure between the Purim and Pesach redemption which are in proximity to each other - unity of Yisroel and the importance of all parts of Israel 22  

Erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5748

Rosh Chodesh Nisan - Rosh Hashanah for kings and for festivals 32  
When they left Egypt, Yisroel was made into a nation through their redemption from the servitude of the Egyptians - negating idol worship and accepting Torah and Mitzvot; and in a manner that the head is on the legs and on the innards 32  
Yud-Alef Nisan 5748. Continuation the lesson from the calendar setup. Chag HaPesach on Shabbat. And specifically in the year of Hakhel 32  
Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5749; a leap year - uniting the sun and the moon. Mashpia and Mekabel 32  
Yud-Alef Nisan 5749:  continuation: the aforementioned in a manner that they are made into one entity, as is learned front eh korban Pesach 32  

Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5741 -General Letters

Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5741: Two events on Rosh Chodesh Nisan: (a) in Egypt – Mitzvah of “This month is to you” and the Korban Pesach, (b) After Yetzias Mitzrayim - erecting the Tabernacle; Both in the condition of slavery (body) and the condition of freedom (Soul) there must be completeness in Avodat HaShem. 22 243
'Yisroel counts according to the Moon: that receives its light from the sun, and the body receives its life from the soul 22 243

Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5740 – to Talmidim and Talmidot

Sichot: 5740-5742 22  
Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5740 – to Talmidim and Talmidot  175 22 175
Standing in Rosh Chodesh Nisan one should contemplate in Avodat Yisroel that in its merit we went out of Egypt 22 175
Relationship Yetzias Mitzrayim to the Jewish children – “They recognized Him first” 22 175
On Rosh Chodesh Nisan the Tabernacle was erected and its Nassi was Nachshon ben Aminadav 22 175
Practical Directives - Preparations for Pesach 22 175
Preparation for building the Third Temple 22 175

Nisan 5741 – After Birkat HaChamah

Virtue of the gathering of a community of Yisroel in connection with Torah prayer and charity 22 191
Connection of Birkat HaChamah with the fourth day of the week 22 191
Connection with the Nassi of the day - Reuben 22 191
Connection with the daily Torah portion - lesions of houses 22 191
Connection to Jewish children. Tzivos HaShem" 22 191

Nisan 5741  

Beginning of the 150th year of the Histalkus of the Rebbe Rashab, Connection to distributing sefer Tanya. Year of Hakhel and blessing of the sun 22 184

Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5743

Two names of the festival “Time of our freedom” and “Festival of Matzot” - True liberty from all restriction: "matzah" and the negation of Chometz - Absolute denial of pride, Yetzias Mitzrayim every day Erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5743. Continuation. Matching these two aforementioned opposites - freedom. Strength of being and "matzah" (prohibition of Chometz), epitome of bitul – for through the epitome of the devotion to G-dliness, it is possible to have the strength of being. The struggle in this brings miraculous Success 22  

Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5750

Innovation of Chodesh Nisan over that of Chodesh Tishrei - the head of “miraculous conduct” (הנהגה נסית). Particularly in this year - the fortieth year that “G-d gave you a heart to know and eyes to see and ears to hear” 37 153

Nisan

Debate between R’ Eliezer and R’ Yehoshua whether we will be redeemed in Nisan or Tishrei (in Nisan Nigalu and Nisan Asidin Lehiga'el)  is dependent on their debate whether  we will be redeemed specifically through Teshuvah 12 143
“In Nisan we will be redeemed” (בניסן עתידין להגאל) preparation similar to the exodus from Egypt 12 143
A month of Geulah in all aspects that confuse (המבלבלים) 12 143
Blessing of the trees according to the Alter Rebbe’s view 17 422
Explanation Rambam (Beginning of Hilchot Kiddush haChodesh) “the months of the year are lunar months . . and the years that we calculate are solar years”. Resolving the express difficulty of the words of Rambam (7:10) that in the completion of the Machzor/cycle there remains a surplus of 1485 chalakim (time parts) – therefore after many years the Tekufah of Nisan will be in the month of Iyar. The reason that we follow as Halacha the calculation of Shmuel even though R’ Ada “more correct” (Rambam ibid 6:6) 22 229
Law of a contract where the date was written according to the date of the king's reign and not from Nisan 27 311
Debate concerning the custom to read Parshat HaNisi’im in Nisan from a Sefer Torah. 27 311
Explanation of “This month is to you” according to the Talmud Yerushalmi (Yevamot 8:3) “And from Chodesh his wife he begot” – meaning that the Halacha was created (ויולד מן חודש אשתו, שנתחדשה הלכה) 32 184
Whether the Geulah was in Nisan or Tishrei; 32 184
The war of Gog and Magog; 32 184
Moshiach ben Yosef 32 184
Every day of Nisan is a Rosh Chodesh, virtue of the month and its effect on all the months 32 184
In the month of Nisan we went from slavery in iron bondage to the servitude of Torah (Shmot Rabbah 15:11) 37 148
In the month of Nisan one has the power to escape the temptations of the Yetzer from all accounts, Claims and rebuttals 37 148

Beit Nisan

Revelation of Torat HaChassidus in the latter generations and the greatness of the work “Rosh Hashanah 5766” of the Rebbe Rashab 7 206
Hilulah of the Rebbe Rashab and the beginning of the Nesiut/leadership of the Rebbe Rayatz. Time to strengthen Hiskashrut (spiritual connection) 12 146
In the Maamer Basi l’Gani chapter 19 regarding the Avodah of the ministers and officers and the Avodah of the soldiers -two modes in Avodah that is demanded from everyone 12 146
Shluchim of the Rebbe Rashab – three levels of Shlichus 12 146
His saying that we must be “Neirot l’Ha’ir” (candles that illuminate) 12 146
His saying the in our times one must not make cheshbonot (calculations) But rather to “grasp everything that comes” (בזמננו אין לעשות חשבונות אלא לחטוף מכל הבא) 12 146
Letter for farbrengen on the day of the Hilulah 17 423
Day of the beginning of the Nesiut/leadership of the Rebbe Rayatz. Connection to educational institute Beis Rivkah and girls’ education 17 423
Virtue of Tomchei Tmimim and awakening for strength on the day of the hillula (whose aspect is bitterness and not sadness ) 22 238

Yom 3, Evening of Yom 4 Parshat Tzav, Evening of Five Nisan 5751

The miracles of the true Geulah are so large, that they are considered as a wonder and as “Niflaot” even compared to the miracles of the Exodus of Egypt, and they are seen openly for all to see: our role in this time – to rise more and more. In a manner, “Miracle on top of miracle” (נס למעלה מנס״) in matters of Torah and Mitzvot - and with alacrity 37 169
Debate if Tumah is an additional thing that automatically comes or if it comes due to a lack of holiness 7 210

Tzav

Explanation  of the view of Rashi (Beg Talmud Berachot) that the Sages did not enact that the offering of the fats and limbs  be limited until midnight 7 210
Birkat HaGomel and Tefilat HaDerech prayer on the airport runway 12 152
Debate in the words of the Tzemach Tzedek (Responsa Shaar haMiluim Chiddushim to tractate Pesachim) 17 426
Mizmor l’Todah on Erev Pesach 17 426
Debate in the law of reciting Parshat korban Todah for one who experienced a miracle 17 426
Custom to recite verses of private Korbanot 17 426
Birkat HaGomel for women 22 239
Virtue of a Seudat Hoda’ah (meal of thanksgiving -סעודת הודאה) - Ahavat Yisroel and thanks to G-d - and the power to draw down a complete healing (רפואה שלימה) 37 149

Shabbat HaGadol

Strengthening the Mivtza of Shabbat Candle lighting 12 154
The lesson from Shabbat HaGadol – The effect on the Nations 7 212

Yom 3 Parshat Shemini, Yud-Alef Nisan 5751

This year we read and study (in the diaspora) for three continuous weeks Parshat Shemini. “Shemini” indicates the divine conduct. Supernatural. When we read this Parsha three 37 174
Consecutive times, I this year of “I will show you wonders” (אראנו נפלאות), this constitutes giving strength to the “Chazakah of miracles and ‘miracles of miracles’” (ניסי־הניסים) 37 174

Yud- Alef Nisan

Blessing 5741, Blessing 5742- matter – aspect of “Open your mouth and I will fill it“ according to the Talmud Yerushalmi (Taanit 3:6) Blessing 5743 22 240
Blessing of Yud-Alef Nisan 5722, 5736-5739 17 428
Letter to children in connection with the seventieth year 17 428
Letter of 5739 17 428

Yud-Alef Nisan 5732

Blessing to those that bless and the connection to the advantage of the “eighth” day over the seven days of inauguration 7 235
The connection between blessing to “This month will be for you” 7 235
Advantage of the aspect of “toil” and its connection to each and every Yisroel, even children  7 235
Blessing to Anash 5736 12 153
Letter of blessing 12 153

Yud-Alef Nisan

(Ps.71:1): “In You, O L-rd, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed”  

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        (בְּךָ יְהֹוָה חָסִיתִי אַל אֵבוֹשָׁה לְעוֹלָם)   

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Have we not been shamed in the world? etc

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(Ps.71:2): “With Your charity, You shall save me and rescue me; extend Your ear to me and save me“ 

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(בְּצִדְקָתְךָ תַּצִּילֵנִי וּתְפַלְּטֵנִי הַטֵּה אֵלַי אָזְנְךָ וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי) 

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Explanation of the Midrash: “You do not save us because of our charity and good deeds etc.”

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(Ps.71:3):  “Be for me a sheltering rock in which to enter continually; You commanded (others) to save me because You are my rock and my fortress”

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(הֱיֵה לִי | לְצוּר מָעוֹן לָבוֹא תָמִיד צִוִּיתָ לְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי כִּי סַלְעִי וּמְצוּדָתִי אָתָּה) 7 216
Differences between this verse and Tehillim 31:3 7 216
(Ps 71:4): “My G-d, rescue me from the hands of the wicked, from the palm of him who treats unjustly and robs”  7 219
(אֱלֹהַי פַּלְּטֵנִי מִיַּד רָשָׁע מִכַּף מְעַוֵּל וְחוֹמֵץ) 7 219
The three terms wicked, him who treats unjustly, and robs. Yet by “him who treats unjustly” it mentions “from the hand” 7 219
(Ps.71:5): “For You are my hope, O L-rd G-d, my trust since my youth”   7 221
(כִּי אַתָּה תִקְוָתִי אֲדֹנָי יֱהֹוִה מִבְטַחִי מִנְּעוּרָי) 7 221
Explanation of the Midrash “’ since my youth’ from the days of Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov” 7 221
(Ps.71:6):  “I relied on You from birth; from my mother's womb You drew me; my praise is always in You” 7 223
(עָלֶיךָ | נִסְמַכְתִּי מִבֶּטֶן מִמְּעֵי אִמִּי אַתָּה גוֹזִי בְּךָ תְהִלָּתִי תָמִיד)  7 223
Explanation of the Midrash “’ I relied on You from birth’ – in Galut Mitzrayim “ 7 223
(Ps.71:7):   “I was an example for the multitude, but You were my strong shelter” 7 225
 (כְּמוֹפֵת הָיִיתִי לְרַבִּים וְאַתָּה מַחֲסִי עֹז)  7 225
Explanation of the Midrash “’I was an example for the multitude’ many miracles did You perform for me in Egypt and at the Sea” 7 225
(Ps.71:8):   “My mouth will be filled with Your praise, all the days with Your glory“ 7 228
(יִמָּלֵא פִי תְּהִלָּתֶךָ כָּל הַיּוֹם תִּפְאַרְתֶּךָ) 7 228
Explanation of the Talmud (Berachot 3b) “If one forgot and brought food into his mouth without a blessing etc.” 7 228
(Ps.71:9): “Do not cast me away at the time of old age; when my strength fails, do not forsake me“   7 230
(אַל תַּשְׁלִיכֵנִי לְעֵת זִקְנָה כִּכְלוֹת כֹּחִי אַל תַּעַזְבֵנִי) 7 230
Explanation of what is written in the sefer Or Meir in the name of the Baal Shem Tov that it seemingly is not understood.  For it appears that one does not need so much help from G-d, in one’s youth etc. 7 230
(Ps.71:10): “For my enemies said of me, and those who watch for my soul took counsel together, (Saying, G-d has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is no rescuer”) 7 233
 (כִּי אָמְרוּ אוֹיְבַי לִי וְשֹׁמְרֵי נַפְשִׁי נוֹעֲצוּ יַחְדָּו) 7 233
Explanation according to what is written in Likkutei Torah, that the curses in Parshat Bechukotai are actually blessings. Story of the Mitteler Rebbe at Parshat Tavo             7 233

Yud-Alef Nisan 5741

Two matters of Rosh Chodesh Nisan ( Mitzvah of Korban Pesach and the erecting of the Tabernacle) it highlights the aspect of the overpowering of the soul over the body: “Pesach did not come at the outset except for eating”. And the Mishkan was erected from physical things: This thing is connected to the future event which will be Rosh Chodesh Nisan - the construction of the Third Temple, through our deeds and service in the time of Galut 22 243

Yud-Alef Nisan 5742

Continuation. “As in the days of you leaving Egypt” – days in the plural – Geulah is a daily operation .Complete Geulah of the community and of the individual .redemption of the community is associated with the redemption of the individual: This issue is highlighted on the night of Pesach 22  

Yud-Alef Nisan 5744-5746

Blessings in the years 5744-5746 27 314

Yud-Alef Nisan 5747

Continuation. This aspect becomes expressed in the life of a Yisroel – rushing in the preparation of Pesach 32  
The three aforementioned signs in all places and time; how it is expressed in our time 32  

Yud-Alef Nisan 5750

Continue: Pnimiyut of the heart, of seeing, of hearing. The ancient of the soul (משכיל לאיתן): "Maskil L’eitan" 37 159

Blessing - Evening Erev Shabbat Kodesh, Yud-Alef Nisan -5750

Blessing - Evening Yom 3, Yud-Alef Nisan (after Arvit) 5751

In G-ds blessing “and I will bless them” two aspects: a blessing above boundary and limitation, and that permeates every detail. A similar aspect is in the Mizmor "Tefilah l’Moshe” whose conclusion is “ViHi Noam”. A “G-dly man” the connection to the Avodah of our generations: in particular in "I will show you wonders” (אראנו נפלאות), the fortieth year: Giving Tzedaka 37 93

Blessing of Yud-Alef Nisan 5747

Aspect of Yud-Alef Nisan and the month of Nisan and Pesach and Mizmor 96 – in all of the them Oneg and happiness is stressed 32  

Blessing of Yud-Alef Nisan 5748

The day and month and year are unified 32  

Blessing of Yud-Alef Nisan 5749

The allusion of the blessing in Tehillim Mizmor 88 32  
Letter to children in connection with the seventieth year 32  
Letter of 5739 32  

Telegram for Chag HaPesach 5750

Telegrams for Chag ha HaPesach -5747 5749

Telegrams for Chag HaPesach 5751

Yud-Dalet Nisan 27  

Erev Pesach

Time for Bedikat Chometz for one praying the Arvit prayer alone 17 434
Telegrams to for Chag HaPesach 5739, 5749 17 434

Erev Shabbat Kodesh, Erev Chag HaPesach 5751

Calendar setup of Chag HaPesach on this year on the day of Shabbat. 37 109
In Parshat Shemini - it depicts the effluence of bli gevul into gevul (המשכת הבלי גבול בגבול). 37 109
The aspect in Avodat HaAdam – Teshuvah of the Tzaddikim. 37 109
The connection to the conclusion of the “Seder Korban Pesach”. 37 109
“If the Pesach is found to be Treifa it does not count for him until he brings another”. 37 109
Thanks for the blessings and good wishes and the receiving of letters 37 109

Evening Yud-Dalet Nisan - until after the sale of Chometz 5751

Drawing down the blessings of Chag HaPesach in a continuous manner like “dew” which is not withheld blessing of Geulah especially according to the calendar setup of this year 37  

Pesach

The meaning of “The time of our freedom” – Matan Torah 7 242
An effluence of freedom and happiness of Pesach throughout the whole year 7 242
The miracles of Egypt – the opposite of nature of holiness – and this must be in all aspects of Torah and Mitzvot 7 242
An effluence of freedom throughout the whole year – in all paths you should know Him 7 242
Distributing Shmurah Matzoh 7 242
Matzoh – bread of faith and health 7 242
Going from step to step in the aspect of faith 7 242
Happiness breaks all boundaries 7 242
The time of freedom of the soul – the body is sustained from the food of faith just as Pesach’s main aspect comes to eating 7 242
The beginning of the Nation of Israelites through faith ( I remember the kindness of your youth etc) and also in each generation 7 242
Spiritual freedom is primary and therefore the beginning of Pesach is with the fulfillment of a Mitzvah 7 242
The time of going out of Egypt – a very auspicious time for growing in spirituality and receiving effluence from the Rebbe 7 242
The time between Pesach and Shavuot has within it a special quality to strengthen Torah and Mitzvot and especially for women 7 242
The women in Mitzrayim raised the children that said at the splitting of the Red Sea: “This is my G-d” 7 242
Connection of the time between Purim and Pesach to women 7 242
The emphasis of Peach on education 7 242
Our service is like soldiers whose foundation is their faith is in the leader of all the troops – the Rebbe. And the connection to Pesach 7 242
The hint in Maot Chitim (funds for Pesach) before Pesach – refinement of the body and not Asceticism 7 242
Bringing all Bnei Yisroel close to Torah and Mitzvot  7 242
One must see himself as if he went out of Egypt etc. - In Avodah 12 155
Necessity of purifying the air from communicable diseases. Like in the exodus from Egypt where the people fled. 12 155
 Virtue of the aspect of Chinuch and the connection to Passover 12 155
Campaign to distribute Shmurah Matzah and with increase 12 155
The amount of Shmurah Matzah that one is to distribute 12 155
On break from yeshiva one should increase in lessons in Chassidut 12 155
Lesson from the “Time of our Liberation” (zman cheiruseinu) especially in our time, spiritual freedom, 12 155
Mivtza Pesach 12 155
General letter 5737 12 155
Passover is skipping and leaping from slavery to freedom 12 155
 Difference in levels between the exodus from Egypt and the Splitting of the Red Sea according to the Maamer “U’sefartem” 5673 12 155
Awakening the Jewish people from the fainting also through the Ari, the level of strong odor 12 155
Every day one must see himself as if he went out of Egypt etc. – not to have domestic attitudes (בעה״בישע הנחות) 12 155
Lesson from Shevi’i Shel Pesach - Splitting of the Red Sea 12 155
General letter -5739 17 435
Korban Pesach - private korban and communal korban – Achdus Yisroel. “Its head with its legs and with its innards” – unity of all parts of the community. Through “Pesach“ (an expression of skipping) from the boundaries that separate Bnei Yisroel 17 435
General letter – Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5740. The occurrence of Chag HaPesach on Tuesday – the day that ‘tov’ was recited twice. Connection of “good for heaven and good for created beings” in all its areas and aspects 17 435
Continuation: letter for Yud-Alef Nisan 5740. The connection of “good for heaven and good for created beings” to the Shmittah year and the beginning of the year on the day of Shabbat 17 435
Notes in the Haggadah Shel Pesach 17 435
The name “Shabbat haGadol” 17 435
Explanation of “next year in the land of Israel” “free men” “meroriim” in the plural, and “maror” in the singular. 17 435
Time of the brit Mila of Yisroel before the offering of the korban Pesach 17 435
Matzah that is older than twelve months 17 435
Telegram to Tzeirei Chabad in Eretz Yisroel – 5714 17 435
Words of farewell (דHברי פרידה) to the students departing for Chag HaPesach 17 435
The preface to the first Pesach – Parah Adumah 17 435
Mivtza Matzah in Kfar Chabad 17 435
True freedom 17 435
Guidance and Chinuch of children 17 435
Aspect of burning the Chometz 17 435
Aspect of Yetzias Mitzrayim – and the lesson for the aspect of Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim 17 435
As aforementioned in connection to the institute Oholei Torah 17 435
Influence of Chag HaPesach on the following days 17 435
The days between Pesach and Atzeret 17 435
Blessing at the time of the conducting of the Seder 5739 – to the students of Tomchei Tmimim, to the male emigres from Persia, to the female emigres from Persia, to the emigres from Russia in Russian, the students of Machon Chana, to the emigres from Persia 17 435
Comments in the Hagaddah Shel Pesach with Likutei Ta'amim and Minhagim ; 27 321
Debate in the reason for reciting: 'b'Ahavah Mikra Kodesh" in the Yom Tov Kiddush that occurs on Shabbat; 27 321
Reason for avoid eating the "Zeroa" 27 321
Reason for saying "Tateh etc" before the "Mah Nshtanah" even for those without a father; 27 321
The reason that we do not ask in the "Mah Nshtanah" concerning four-cups; 27 321
The wording of the Talmud Bavli "chazi/see" and the Jerusalem Talmud "Chami/find" 27 321
Explanation of the term "Hagaddah" and its origin; 27 321
The Simanim of the Seder in the hymns; 27 321
The verses of the "wise" and "innocent" sons in the singular and the "Rasha"in the plural. 27 321
The reason that we do not recite: 'b'Ahavah Mikra Kodesh" on Yom Tov. 27 321
Source of the Sicha of 5703 that Ben Zoma lived in solitude 27 321
Notes regarding the English translation of the Hagaddah 27 321
Negation of the words of the Tzaddik, the R' of Zidichov that instead "bechorin Mtanin/first-born fast" read "bechorin Mitangin/sing" 27 321
Debate matter of old matzah, matzah that has no taste 27 321
Matzah - food of faith "michla D'mhimnuta" from the institution of the Nasi of the Generation 27 321
The lesson that Pesach is in the month of spring  27 321
Redemption from Egypt in the merit of the righteous women whose primary virtue was in the aspect of faith 27 321
Time of haircutting for those who reach the age of three on Chol HaMo'ed Pesach 27 321
During Pesach there must be man and his household together 37 150
Pesach and Chinuch 37 150
Not to give up on the wicked son and the effect of Neshei Chabad in this area 37 150
Geulah from Egypt by through the righteous women. The preface of the women in Matan Torah 37 150
Pesach  22  

Blessings before making the Seder - 5741

 In Tomchei Tmimim - studying Pnimiyut of Torah. looking at the Yom Tov candles during the Kiddush; 22 282
 In Hadar HaTorah 22 282
To the emigres of Persia 22 282
To the emigres of Russia (in Russian and Yiddish translation) 22 282
To the Children that emigrated from Russia (in Russian and Yiddish translation) 22 282
To Machon Chana 22 282

First days of Pesach

Saying Hallel when slaughtering the Pesach 7 256
Two Tavshilim (cooked foods) in the time of the Temple 7 256
“Hei Lachma Anya” (This is the bread of affliction) – the reason that it was placed at beginning of “Maggid” and the preciseness of the word “Hei” ( and not “Keha” ( this is like) 7 256
The hint, in many aspects of the Hagaddah, of the importance of bringing all Yisroel to Torah and Mitzvot 7 256
To the students of the Yeshiva – the lesson from the Four Sons of the Hagaddah  7 256

Fourth day of Pesach 5740

Continuation. Awakening regarding the strengthening of Torah and Mitzvot – in connection with the last days Chag HaPesach. 22 212
The special relationship the Jewish children for 'they recognized Him first” 22 212
Connection to the daily Torah portion. Pesach Sheni, Avodah of repentance 22 212
Conducting rallies for Jewish children on Shevi’i Shel Pesach 22 212

Second night of Pesach 5718 

The beginning of the Haggadah - "This is the bread of affliction"  3 5718
The connection to the second night of Pesach to the miracle of Purim  3 5718
Hei Lachma Anya ("This is the bread of affliction") with a Tzeirei  3 5718
I am like a seventy year old man  3 5718
And the sages say - all the days of your life - this world  3 5718
one wise one wicked  3 5718
And He said to Abraham: you should surely know that your descendants will be sojourners etc  3 5718
If He would have split the sea  3 5718
How many good things has G-d done for us 3 5718
Tzafon   3 5718

Aspects of Pesach

Negation of adding mention of the Shoah in the Pesach Haggadah 22 288
It is not our custom to hand over the key in the Chometz sale 22 288
Distribution of Shmurah matzah 22 288
Increasing distribution 22 288
Actions of the rabbi in his community on Chag HaPesach 22 288
Equating the Pesach blessing and the sacrifice (end of tractate Pesachim) with the blessing Shehechiyanu of Pesach that exempts the Mitzvah of burning Chometz 22 288
The three Matzot are Keilim/receptacles, and the six items (on the Seder plate) Orot/lights 32 196
Explanation of what is written in the siddur Arizal that there are fifteen Dayeinu’s 32 196
One who eats Chometz on Pesach if he fulfills Tashbisu (the command to destroy all Chometz) and Bal Yirah (not seeing Chometz)  32 196
Grape juice for the Four Cups 32 196

Chol HaMoed Pesach

When Shabbat does not intercede between the days of Chol HaMoed - the special lesson in this – adding in Torah learning 7 266
“Pesach”- a mouth (Peh) that speaks (Sach) – speaking words of Torah – This must also apply to women              7 266

Shevii Shel Pesach

As if there occurred, on this day (every year), the splitting of the Sea and the that Song at the Sea              7 269

Acharon Shel Pesach

The concept of Seudat Moshiach that was revealed specifically through the Baal Shem Tov 7 278
The advantage of Matzoh on the seven days over that of the “first night” 7 278
The Four Cups of Seudat Moshiach that was revealed through the Rebbe Rashab 7 278
Strengthening and establishing communities of our brothers – Bnei Yisroel      7 278

Acharon Shel Pesach

Sichot Acharon Shel Pesach (and the Farbrengen after this) 5744 229 27  

Yud-Alef Nisan  and Acharon Shel Pesach

Definitions and merit of fulfilling the Mitzvah of  Talmud Torah in the future: The completeness of understanding; Explanation of the boundary of  “Keter Torah/Crown of Torah” in Rambam’s Hilchot Talmud Torah (3:6).  Aspect of comprehension by “All people in the world” in the Future. 27  

Acharon Shel Pesach ( and the farbrengen after this) 5744

Enactment to study sefer Yad Hachazaka of Rambam by all Yisroel in three manners: three chapters a day, one chapter a day and sefer HaMitzvot 32  

Kedoshim

Aliyah to Eretz Yisroel – an increase of holiness in “You shall be holy” 7 320
“You shall be holy” restraint from extraneousness. All the community of Bnei Yisroel, and the necessity for this – “For I am holy” 7 320
Removing the beard in prohibited according to the ruling of the Tzemach Tzedek 7 320
Not to trim (leyasher) the beard 7 320
The importance of scrupulousness in growing the beard 7 320
The Tikkun (rectification) for baseless hatred – baseless love 7 320
Studying the books of Avodah Zarah of Rambam. Explanation of Tanya (chap. 8) in the aspect of studying secular wisdom of Rambam and Ramban.  Six ways regarding the permissibility of studying secular wisdom 12 196
Continuation. Connection of inanimate (domem); the vegetative (tzomeach); the animal (chai); and the speaking (medaber) to Klippat Nogah or to the three Klipot of impurity and the manner of their refinement. 12 196
In our time it is forbidden to flee from engaging in communal institutions, rebuke etc. 12 196
Necessity to engage in communal service (Askanut) 12 196
Difference between the view of Chabad in bringing people up to Torah etc. and the view to bring Torah down to the people 12 196
Necessity forwarding letters here, because of Ahavat Yisroel 12 196
Bringing the word of G-d to our Jewish brethren is precisely the Mitzvah of Ahavat Yisroel 12 196
Peace through Ahavat Yisroel 12 196
Necessity to grow the beard according to all opinions, and the explanation also to a woman 12 196
Kedoshim 492 17 492
Comment of Tzafnat Paneach on Rambam Hilchot De’ot 7:4 17 492
Prohibition of speaking lashon hara on oneself 17 492
Aspect of Mashpiim and Ahavat Yisroel; connection to Parshat Vayakhel 17 492
Aspect of Ahavat Yisroel 17 492
Virtue and necessity in the caution of touching the beard 17 492
A Shidduch must not be dependent on one’s touching the beard 17 492
Necessity of engraving words of Torah in one’s brain 17 492
Advice for foreign thoughts advice for one whose worship of God is not for its own sake 17 492
Regarding what is written in Tanya Chap. 8 concerning secular wisdom that it is not just philosophy Virtue in the occupation of creating harmony 22 309
Hint and explanation of Tanya chap. 32 in the aspect of Ahavat Yisroel specifically in Eretz Yisroel 22 309
The method of Chabad - non-partisan, united zeal and love (מאחדת קנאות ואהבה) 22 309
Planting a forest in the name (memory) of a person – the debate whether it is appropriate according to Torah 22 309
Debate of what it written in Iggeret haTeshuvah chap 3 “ and also one may eat a few hours before the dawn 22 309
Virtue of growing the beard for a yeshiva student that is occupied with making Tefilin 22 309
Growing the beard - a conduit for God’s blessings 22 309
Explanation of the contradiction in the words of Rambam (Hilchot Avodah Zara 12:1 and the Teshuvot HaRambam 2:244) regarding shaving the beard 22 309
Seventy years for old age 22 309
Kedoshim 366 27 366
Explanation of the words of the Zohar (2:89:1; 3:81:1) "Remember the Shabbat day to keep it holy" and it states: "You shall be be holy etc. - certainly you" 27 366
Explanation of Tanya end of chapter thirty-two concerning those where it is a Mitzvah to hate them; Explanation of the wording 'and they do not lose" etc.  27 366
Division of categories of Bnei Yisroel who do not keep Torah and Mitzvot  27 366
A child who reaches the age of four. 27 366
Debate in the comments in the responsa of the Tzemach Tzedek (Y.D. 93) in the law of cutting the beard with scissors that resemble and those that do not resemble a razor blade  27 366
Different ways in removing the beard (through razor, chemical etc.) - differences in the status of the person. 27 366
Dearness of the mitzvah of Ahavat Yisroel 32 245
Haircutting specifically at the age of three and not after Lag B’Omer 32 245
Not to preface the haircutting before the age of three 32 245
Not to postpone the haircutting because of the fear of a cold 32 245
Negation of the custom not to touch the Peyot of the head 32 245
Not to change the clothing – whether Peyot and a beard are included 32 245
Reason for growing the beard 32 245
Negation of the idea that that the beard prevents earning Parnassah 32 245
Negation of cutting the beard of the father of the bride before the wedding 32 245
Cutting the moustache 32 245
Prohibition of studying other religions 37 198
Fulfilling the commandment ‘to love your neighbor as yourself’ (ואהבת לרעך כמוך) through publicizing good tidings. Whoever proceeds to improve relationships etc. is part of “this is a maxim in Torah” (כלל גדול בתורה) 37 198
In Eretz Yisroel there is an excessive propensity in matters of dispute 37 198
G-d is the Master Baal HaBayit everywhere and there is no place for violence and lifting the hand etc. 37 198
Forgoing the Mitzvah of living in Eretz Yisroel in order to fulfill the maxim of ‘to love your neighbor as yourself’ and the great obligation of rebuke (הוכח תוכיח) etc. 37 198
The “burning question” today is not the Mitzvah of settling the land of Eretz Yisroel but rather the condition of Judaism in the place where the majority of Bnei Yisroel live and the prohibition of fleeing from the establishment - One who saves a Jewish soul and certainly one who saves an entire community 37 198
Virtue of gatherings on one’s birthday and particularly with saying words of Torah 37 198

Yom 2 28 Nisan (after Mincha) 5751

Increasing Torah, prayer and Tzedaka to eliminate the evil thoughts of the enemies of Yisroel to harm Yisroel 37 118

Sefirat HaOmer

Caution from crossing the international Dateline in the days of Sefirah 32 226
Connecting days between the Exodus of  Egypt and Matan Torah, in which women leaded in taking part Manner of counting in the numerical highlights the aspect of rising from strength to strength (מחיל אל תיל) 37 182
Comments in the sefer Agan HaSahar regarding the law of the International Date Line 37 182
If it is possible to prohibit crossing the International Date Line when one will miss the day of Shabbat 37 182
The difficulty in resolving the words of the Chazon Ish and the wonder at the view of the RaZaH (R’ Zerachia HaLevi – the "Baal Ha-Maor) 37 182

Days of Sefirah

The lesson from the days of Sefirah – the preciousness of time – especially in Eretz Yisroel 7 278
The preciousness of time - especially for those that have influence on others 7 278
Siyum of Tanya (Volume 1) and the beginning of Volume 2 and the connection to the days of Sefirah. 7 278
Every day an addition in the light connected with receiving the Torah 7 278
“Today is two days” and not “the second day” etc 7 278
Preparation to receiving the Torah especially regarding children. Our children are our guarantors 7 278
Debate in the law of Counting the Omer and Shavuot when crossing the international date line 7 278
The law regarding someone who is doubtful which day of Sefirah it is 7 278
If it is proper to say Kaddish after Counting the Omer after Aleinu  7 278
Aspect of the days of Sefirah and Lag B'Omer -drawing down intellect (Mochin) into Middot. Revelation of the face of Torah; 12 167
Sefirah has no makeup (Tashlumin) – in Avodah 12 167
Sefirat HaOmer for one crossing the International Date Line 12 167
Aspect of Sefirat HaOmer in Avodah – rectifying Middot, specifically now after Matan Torah 12 167
Connection of Sefirat HaOmer to women, in whose merit Yisroel went out of Egypt 12 167
Lesson from Sefirat HaOmer - a Mitzvah every day, raising in holiness 12 167
Between Pesach and Shavuot – a time of joy, as a soldier that goes out with a march of triumph 12 167
Difference between Tifferet and Hod (even though the explanation of both is beauty) 12 167
Nusach of the Sefirah blessing “LaOmer" (and, not “BaOmer”) 12 167
Law for one who is in doubt if he counted Sefirat HaOmer 17 466
Alacrity in the time of counting for those who pray Arvit while still day 17 466
Sefirat HaOmer for one crossing the International Date Line during Sefirah 17 466
Lesson from the nusach “today is two days etc.” (היום שני ימים) and not “the second day” (יום שני) 17 466
Lesson from the days of the Omer – the desire to receive the Torah. Oholei Torah- Educational institution 22 293
Reason for learning tractate Sotah during the days of Sefirah 22 293
Commencement of Beis Rivkah 22 293
Deed is primary “prefacing we will do to we will hear”, gathering of women 22 293
Days of Sefirah - segulah for an increase in health 22 293
To students traveling to Caracas, 5742 22 293
Study of tractate Sotah during Sefirah  27 333
The calamity on Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh in the days of Sefirah 27 333
Lag b'Omer has nothing to do at all with the Bar Kokhba War  27 333
Time to cut the hair for one who reaches the age of three during Sefirah 27 333
If one may get married on the evening before Lag b'Omer 27 333
Sefirat HaOmer and Chag HaShavuot for one who crosses the international Dateline 27 333

Sichot  Shabbat Parshat Shemini and S”P  Tazria Shekalim  5744 

Rabbah and Rav Zeira celebrated the Purim feast together. They became intoxicated. Rabbah stood up and slew Rav Zeira (Meg 7b) .  Explanation of the sin of  Nadav and Avihu; ; "Klois Hanefesh" (The departing of the soul); Story of the Alter Rebbe and R’ Avraham HaMalach  that after learning Pnimiyut HaTorah  ate a bagel wuth butter (Mit puter). Examples of the aforementioned  in our generations 27 267

Shemini

A Torah scholar must possess an eighth of an eighth of ego .. “Shmini” “Shmona” “Shamna” (The year that Parshat Shemini is read eight times should be a “fat” year) 7 297
Torat Kohanim (beg of Parsha): “Just as He is unique (yechidi) etc”. Explanation  of the Baal Shem Tov on this in Tzaavat HaRivash (will) 7 297
Explanation  of Rashi (Lev 9:23): “my brother Aharon is suitable and better that me etc” according to Chassidus 7 297
Why should the lot be worse of those that receive from the Three unclean Klipot 7 297
Scrupulousness (hiddur) in kashrut regarding children  7 297
After the catastrophe in Kfar Chabad (in 5716) - and Aharon was silent 12 175
The pig will be purified in the future - sources 12 175
Explanation in the Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Aruch (O.C. 157:7) (regarding when honeycombs (Chalos Devash) are considered liquid) 12 175
In Likkutei Torah Parshat Shemini –the nick (pegimah) of the Shochet knife a parable for battle (קניגיא) (with Leviathan) 12 175
Alacrity in Cholov Yisroel 17 468
Law of frozen meat 17 468
Debate in the explanation of Rashi to Talmud (sukkah 53a) “David did not show the halacha in front of his teacher” 22 297
Drinking liquor specifically in an appropriate manner 22 297
 Notes to the sefer “Mapat HaTaharah” 22 297
Explanation of the language of the Rebbe Rayatz (Iggeret Kodesh 1:100) that “all Chasidim are accustomed to take the vessel with the right hand” 22 297
The aspect of a camel according to kabbalah and derush (homily) 27 336
Siyum of Iggeret haTeshuvah “man sanctifies himself a bit from below etc.” (אדם מקדש עצמו מעט מלמטה) 32 237
Sifra beginning of Parshat Shemini: that He removed that Yetzer Hara from your hearts etc. 37 185

Beis Iyar

Lesson concerning "l’chatchila ariber" (לכתחילה אריבער -leaping over adversity it in the first place!) 12 186
The Rebbe Maharash used to write prescriptions using medical terminology 12 186

Evening of Erev Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5740 – to the Shluchim to Argentina and Venezuela

Cancelling the “shaking” of the world through Torah, in the lower hemisphere from north to south 22 220

Evening of Erev Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5740 – to the Shluchim to Argentina and Venezuela

In connection with the annual convention of Tzeirei Agudat Chabad on Beit Iyar. Gatherings of Torah and printing Torah journals 22 224

Iyar

Iyar is an acronym of Avraham Yitzchak Yaakov Rachel – Rachel and not David. Reish represents extra humility; Necessity for conversion according to Halacha 7 300
The patriarchs are the chariot (Merkava) 7 300
The month of Spring (ziv) where the radiant ones – "zivtanim" (the patriarchs) were born 7 300
Every day has the Mitzvah of Counting the Omer. The beginning of the construction of the First Temple 7 300
Thirtieth of Nisan – connection of Nisan and Iyar  7 300
Segulah of the month of spring (Ziv) where the brilliant ones of the world (the patriarchs - שבו נולדו זיותני עולם) were born 17 469
Iyar 362 27 362
Acronym Abraham, Yitzchak, Jacob Rachel 27 362

Thirteenth Iyar

Sicha of yud-tes Iyar 5712 - completion of Shiva; Aspect of Descent for the purpose of Ascent 27 363

Tazria

Awakening in a manner of “a son is born” ; Sifra Parshat Shemini: “You should remove that Yetzer HaRa from your hearts” etc 7 304
The conduct of a woman after birth in learning Sichot etc 7 304
The beginning of the entering of the holy soul at the time of circumcision 7 304
Many levels of the entering of the holy soul which are dependent upon time: Mila, stage of Chinuch Obligation to observe Mitzvot etc 7 304
Shehechiyanu prayer at a circumcision 7 304
Delaying a Bris etc in order to get a large attendance 7 304
Giving names – if they are dependent of the father or mother 7 304
A person is master of his name and can change it 7 304
In Targum Yonason ( Lev 13:1 31) he does not translate “and to Aharon” 7 304
Explanation  in Likkutei Torah s.v. “Kamifligi” end of chapter 1, ibid end of chapter 2, chapter 3 and 4 7 304
In the future, a woman will give birth every day from one encounter even though the prohibition of impurity will not change. 12 178
Not to publicize pregnancy until after the fifth month 12 178
Custom to immerse in a Mikvah in the ninth month of pregnancy 12 178
The delay in pregnancy from the lack of adherence in Family Purity 12 178
Segulah for male children – Ahavat Yisroel 12 178
Permissibility of testing seminal viability in certain ways 12 178
Ways to provide anesthesia for a Brit Mila for one who is older than the age of Mitzvot 12 178
Naming a daughter immediately in the first Kriat HaTorah 12 178
Names of children come from Divine Inspiration from Above (ברוה״ק מלמעלה) 12 178
Opening the ark by the husband during pregnancy 17 470
Alacrity in the laws of Niddah 17 470
Segulah for having children - Alacrity in the laws of Niddah 17 470
Aspects of adoption 17 470
Using a contraceptive sponge (מוך) when the health of the mother is at stake 17 470
Testing the semen of the husband 17 470
Birth after a caesarean birth 17 470
Caution in delaying the fulfillment of bris Mila 17 470
Explanation of the Maamer “Zachor Havaya” in the Sefer Maamarim Yiddish regarding three things that depict the dearness of the body – Taharat Mishpacha, Mila and Pikuach nefesh 17 470
Adding a name to a sick person which is the name of her sister 17 470
Naming a child with the same name as that of a living father or grandfather 17 470
Spreading Chassidut is a segulah for having children 22 299
Emigrating from the diaspora to Eretz Yisroel is a segulah for having children 22 299
Family purity - segulah for having children 22 299
Shalom Bayit – through caution from prohibited closeness 22 299
Conditions for the permission to use a contraceptive sponge (moch) 22 299
Method of testing semen to determine if he is able to bear children. The directive to have Mesirat Nefesh in this matter 22 299
Debate in the words of the Maggid of Koznitz concerning the name of the angel in charge of the pregnancy  27 337
Conduct of parents during pregnancy 27 337
Amount of chairs at a circumcision  27 337
Reason that the author of Shulchan Aruch (chap. 262) did not rule like the view that he cites in Beit Yosef that on an overcast day, a person has the option to defer the circumcision 27 337
Debate in the matter of "haidna dirshu bo rabim"  27 337
Explanation of the three aspects of circumcision in Avodat HaAdam 27 337
Circumcision - a Mitzvah received them with joy  27 337
Explanation of the Midrash that no one was created circumcised because Creation is to "repair/l'taken" and the lesson from this in general Avodat HaAdam 27 337
Rabbeinu HaKadosh (Rebbe) honored the rich 27 337
Permissible manners of preventing pregnancy according to Halacha 32 227
Using electricity for and illness that prevents pregnancy 32 227
Manner of preventing pregnancy; negation of tying the fallopian tubes 32 227
Advice and Segulot for having children 32 227
Precision in Family Purity through reviewing the Halachot; entering pregnancy in a precarious situation is dependent on the view of a Rav who is a Posek 32 227
Negation of negative thoughts and worries in the aspects of having children 32 227
Laws of touching during pregnancy 32 227
Gynecological examinations by a doctor 32 227
Nursing a child for one who is sensitive 32 227
Segulot for the term of pregnancy 32 227
The entrance of the nefesh HaKedosha at the time of the Mila 32 227
Explanation of the three aspects of Mila 32 227
Shalom Zachor for a male and not for a female 32 227
Time for naming a daughter 37 186
Cutting the tubes that deny the possibility of pregnancy almost completely 37 186
A woman that has one fallopian tube blocked and healing without surgery 37 186
Increase in good conduct 37 186
Healing wounds by laying bandages containing vitamins 37 186
Artificial insemination through the supervision of a G-d fearing Jew   37 186
Examination of the testicles 37 186
Baths of Teverius and the care of the husband in eating and drinking and health matters 37 186
Thanking G-d for becoming pregnant and not to be melancholy from aches 37 186
How can a person know if 'The Last Spark has been extinguished” (the possibility of birth due to the age of the woman): strengthening faith in G-d and to be happy and in particular from the ability to influence one’s surrounding 37 186

Metzora

The manner of making a mikveh on top of a cistern (otzar) according to the enactment of the Rebbe Rashab 7 311
The advantage of the above enactment (Mikveh) 7 311
The advantage of immersing in a Mikveh 7 311
There must be Torah study , even before accepting this custom (Mikveh) 7 311
Guarding one’s libido (Shmiras HaBris) 7 311
If the prohibition of wasting seed is a counted as one of the (613) Mitzvot 7 311
Tikkun (rectifications) for a nocturnal emission 7 311
Immersing when one sees mayim chalukim (emits drops) (Magen Avraham 606:8 and beg. 88) 7 311
The amount of immersings 7 311
The boundary of tumah of Niddah and Zavah in Avodat HaAdam and the prohibition of touching etc 7 311
Siyum Talmud (shas) – the difference between tumah of Niddah and tumah of Zavah in Avodat HaAdam and the connection to the beginning of Talmud 7 311
Prohibition of speaking Lashon Hara 12 183
Necessity of baseless love (Ahavat Chinom) 12 183
Necessity to stand firm regarding the building of a Mikvah according to the regulations of the Rebbe Rashab. 12 183
Virtue of supporting a Mikvah 12 183
Rectification for the known sin 12 183
Contradiction between the Toseftah Zavim, beginning of chapter 3 (according to the Gra's commentary) and the Talmud Niddah (42a) in the law of a Niddah and Zavah. Explanation of the explanation of the Rash Zavim chap. 4 Mishnah 7 in the difference between a Zavah and a Zav 17 475
Constructing a Mikvah according to the regulations of the Rebbe Rashab 17 475
As above – The Halacha is according to the Rabbi of the community -“in the place of Rav the Halacha is like Rav” (באתרא דרב הלכה כרב) 17 475
Aspect of a chamber on top of a chamber (בור על גבי בור) - a Hiddur of a Hiddur (הידור מן ההידור) 17 475
Like the days of Chanukah 17 475
A chamber of Zeriah and a chamber of Hashaka (בור זריעה ובור השקה) 17 475
The law of nylon and plastic regarding impurity 17 475
Virtue of three chambers, cleaning the Mikvah from above 17 475
Necessity of repairing a Mikvah and that it supersedes the building of a Beit Knesset 17 475
Debate in many of the particulars of the laws of repairing a Mikvah 17 475
Aspect of immersing for purity (טבילה לטהרה) 17 475
Necessity to construct a Mikvah in places where conduct according to Torah is lacking 17 475
Comments to the Responsa of the Tzemach Tzedek in the matters of Mikvah 17 475
Tevilah of Ezra (טבילת עזרא) is not harmful to health 17 475
Rectification for the sins of the youth - inattention 17 475
Comments on the Me’iri on Mikvah’s for health 17 475
Band-Aids in the Mikvah 22 302
How to fill the Mikvah (Hashaka). Band-Aids 22 302
Necessity and virtue of fixing and building Mikvah’s - aspect of purity in pnimiyut 22 302
Explanation of the wording of the Mishnah (Mikva’ot 7:2) “these invalidate and do not increase the water whether they are impure or pure” 22 302
Rectification for the sins of youth 22 302
Explanation of the wording in Likkutei Torah (Shlach 42b) “to a Niddah and Zavah, their purity is in spring water 22 302
Ways of preventing contraception where it is dangerous for a woman to get pregnant  27 344
Ways of checking semen for those not blessed with children 27 344
Reparation for the known sin  27 344
If it our custom that women do not bathe during the seven days of cleansing/libun  27 344
The source for what is written in Likkutei Torah (Shlach 42b) that a Niddah and Zava are purified in spring water/mayim chayim 27 344
One who found that the water in the mikvah did not reach the connecting hole/hashaka 27 344
Two aspects in the amount of water in a mikvah, in the act of immersion and in the amount of the mikvah 27 344
Debate in the laws of barrier (chatzitzah)  27 344
Opinion of the Rosh in the explanation of "Mei Givaim"; 27 344
The distinction between "I will throw on you pure water etc." to 'And I will remove the spirit of impurity 27 344
from the land" - two periods in the Future  27 344
Explanation R' Levi Yitzchak (the father of the Rebbe Shlit"a) according to kabbalah in the statement (Mikva'ot end of chap 7) concerning "a needle that was placed etc." according to kabbalah and Avodat HaAdam 27 344
Hiddurim of Anash in fixing a mikvah  27 344
The enactments of the Rebbe Rashab on the mikvah 27 344
The reason for our custom not to use a rubber stopper in the mikvah 27 344
www.hebrewbooks.org="">Two pits in the mikvah - one for Hashaka and one for Zeria. (Note: Hashaka involves touching the tap water in the immersion pool to the rainwater in an adjacent pool (Bor Hashaka) and Zeria involves running tap water through a pool containing rainwater, which subsequently enters the immersion pool) 27 344
To be stringent to follow all the opinions of a mikvah 27 344
Advantage of the external beauty of a mikvah 27 344
Allusion regarding the mikvah immersion according to Maimonides end of Hilchot Mikvaot  27 344
Advantage and necessity of family purity  27 344
In our generation in particular, there is no shame about speaking about Family Purity 27 344
Establishing study the laws of purity for women  27 344
Domestic peace(shalom bayit) by carefulness in Family Purity 27 344
Manner of prayer for healing dependent on whether the person was born in purity  27 344
Rectification for one who worries concerning faltering with a non-kosher mikvah  27 344
Rectification for one who falters in the laws of purity  27 344
Blessing for children by being careful in family purity 27 344
Advantage of the founding of "association for the guarding of family purity” 27 344
Explanation of Pirush haMishnayot of Rambam (Nazir 8:6) regarding the shaving of a Metzora after Tevilah 32 233
Explanation of the question of the Talmud (Kiddushin 57a) regarding the bird of the Metzora that is slaughtered and found to be non-kosher (Traif) 32 233
Permissible manners of testing the semen of the husband 32 233
Permission to cohabit with a contraceptive sponge (moch) 32 233
Permissible manners to prevent pregnancy according to Halacha 32 233
Regarding prostate surgery 32 233
Saying the first four Mizmorei Tehillim at night 32 233
Boundary of Bein HaShamashot (twilight) regarding the bedikah examination of a Niddah 32 233
When the ovulating period does not coincide with the days of purity; ditto 32 233
The virtue of engaging in the purity/Tahara of Jewish women and the commotion to the days of Sefirah 32 233
Virtue of a kosher Mikvah and the connection to Matan Torah 32 233
Washing in rivers and seas in lieu of immersing in a Mikvah 32 233
The Tahara of a spring that is flowing specifically 32 233
‘Eid echad neman b'issurin” (עד א' נאמן באיסורין) (a single witness is believed in non-monetary cases). 32 233
Explanation of the Kesef Mishnah end of Perek 6 of Hilchot Avot haTuma’ah that the Tahara of the person immersing is when they go out of the Mikvah 32 233
Whether tooth fillings are a Chatzizah/barrier for Tevilah 32 233
Tevilah in a Mikvah with a cloth in the ear 32 233
Necessity for alacrity regarding family purity 32 233
Necessity for education in Family Purity 32 233
Rectification for stumbling in Family Purity 32 233
Exactness in Family Purity 32 233
Segulah against children dying (R”L) 32 233
Lack of observance of Family Purity affects the health of the body 37 192
Teshuvah for the lack of observance of Family Purity also helps somewhat for the past 37 192
Obstacles in having children often comes from the lack of precise observance of Family Purity 37 192
Precision in the laws of Family Purity is a segulah for children - and it is proper to review its laws 37 192
Family Purity is a means for establishing peace in the home 37 192
Strengthening the health of the child born in the absence of Family Purity through fulfilling it now and through influencing others to do so 37 192

Acharei

Explanation  of the words of Zohar (3:145b) that a kohen that is not married is prohibited from service 7 319
Debate in the nature of the prohibition of adultery and its responsibility on the woman             7 319
Rambam Hilchot Avodat Yom Kippurim 1:3 “after he offered his sacrifice “, “the performance of the sacrificial service of the day installs him“ 12 188
Prayer of the Koen Gadol “Shechunah Geshumah” (if it is hotter than usual, it should at least rain). 12 188
Reason that Birkat Kohanim is not mentioned in the Avodah of the Kohen Gadol 12 188
Rambam Hilchot Pesulei Hamukdashim – (1:15) in the law if one slaughtered [a korban while it was located entirely in the Temple Courtyard and afterwards, it moved one of its feet outside) 12 188
Explanation of “Pikuach Nefesh” in Tanya chap. 24 12 188
Explanation of the saying of the Sages “If the matter is as clear to you as is the prohibition of your sister in marriage, give your decision, but not otherwise. Sanh.7b) 12 188
Regarding adoption 12 188
In Likkutei Torah – Parshat Acharei – regarding the mentioning of R’ Shimon bar Yochai in every Perek in the chapters of the tractates in Talmud 12 188
The reason for the prefacing of Parshat Acharei (in the law of a Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur) to Parshat Emor (the laws of the kohanim every day), and the lesson regarding the virtue of the institution Oholei Torah 17 484
The shock of the thought of studying in college, especially for a Shliach of the Rebbe 17 484
Negation of the thought of studying in a university in order to improve one’s livelihood 17 484
Explanation of Tanya chap. 24 in that Pikuach nefesh overrides other sins and also the concept of transgressing in order not to be killed (יעבור ואל יהרג) that it is a biblical decree (gezeirat haKatuv -גזירת הכתוב) 17 484
Law of a sick person that needs to eat on Yom Kippur 22 306
The lack of mentioning “Lechem HaPanim” (showbread) in the poems of the Avodah, has within it the aspect of “and our lips complete (are in lieu of ) the sacrifices 22 306
Receiving God's blessing though Mitzvot “you shall live by them” 22 306
Mitzvah to desire long life and not the opposite (G-d forbid) 22 306
Canceling the “national service” for girls in the holy land 22 306
Explanation of the words of the Ramban (end of Parshat Acharei) regarding three aspects of Karet and matching it with the words of the Alter Rebbe in Iggeret HaKodesh ep. 4; debate in the words of Rashi (Kiddushin 40 s.v. Amar) – one who cohabits with a Aramit is fitting for impure food” 22 306
Relationship between "Kisui HaDam" (covering blood) to the Avodah of Erev Yom Kippur  27 365
Primary help for the Holy Land is through reinforcement i of Torah and Mitzvot there, for Eretz Yisroel does not tolerate sins 27 365
Adopting children 32 244
Regarding the son of a Niddah (בן הנדה). 32 244
If the law of “and to the wife of your people” applies to a woman 32 244
Difficulties in the adoption of children due to the prohibition of Yichud etc. 37 197
Difference between adopting children and marriage with a woman who has children 37 197

Emor

To adjure the adults on the children – power of speech over the power of deed and in a manner of Pesach Sheini – Teshuvah 7 327
To adjure the adults on the children in insects, blood and Tumah 7 327
The source for the Mitzvah of burial from the Torah 7 327
To the tenth convention of N’shei Chabad. “I will be sanctified amidst the Bnei Yisroel” – specifically ten 7 327
The actions of the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur in the holy of holies has an influence on the entire year 7 327
The reason that the publicizing of the reaping of the Omer was less than the happiness of the Water Drawing   7 327
To adjure the adults on the children –Chinuch 12 209
The merit of educational activities 12 209
Kohanim going to the graves of the Tzaddikim 12 209
Prostate surgery 12 209
Difference between Mesirat Nefesh to the other commandments 12 209
Two aspects of Mesirat Nefesh 12 209
If the cutting of the Lulav and Etrog is similar to building a sukkah 12 209
Virtue of Etrogim from Calabria 12 209
Health 12 209
In the Future the Levites will be Kohanim 12 209
Emor and v’Emarta (you shall say) - To adjure the adults on the children and the connection to educational institution Oholei Torah 17 502
Debate concerning prostate surgery 17 502
Israeli in the diaspora with regard to the second day of Yom Tov in the diaspora (יו״ט שני של גליות) 17 502
Making a drawing on Chol haMo’ed 17 502
Kohanim visiting the tombs of Tzaddikim and the custom of the kohanim in the Ohel of the Rebbe Rayatz concerning one who always permits matters in his Torah writings etc. 22 316
Kohanim going to tombs of Tzaddikim  27 380
Explanation of the wording of Tanya language (Chanoch l'Naar) "The Mitzvah of Chinuch is also regarding Positive commandments as it is written in Orach Chaim 343"  27 380
Spiritual effluence through the activities of children and Mttzvot Asei shHaZman grama for women; Difference between Talmud Torah to other Mitzvot regarding Chinuch: 27 380
According to the Alter Rebbe - Chinuch is a Rabbinic Mitzvah 27 380
Explanation of the wording of the Alter Rebbe in Shulchan Orach O.C. 186:3) 27 380
Settlement of the contradiction between that which is cited in the MA (?) that there is no difference between the animal brain and nail to that which is cited in Likkutei Torah s.v "v'Nikdashti" that the vitality in the head is more sublime 27 380
Lesson and teaching from the aspect of the Omer harvest. 27 380
Debate in the words of the Talmud (Bechorot 41a) regarding “a depression in the fleshy part is considered a blemish” (חרוץ במקום בשר הוי מומא) and the Rabbeinu Gershom there and the law of Nega’im that it must be deeper that the shade (עמוק מן הצל) 32 250
The severity of the marriage of a Convert to a Kohen 37 205
A Yisroel who marries the daughter of a Kohen must be a Torah scholar (תלמיד חכם) 37 205
Directive of the Tzemach Tzedek that one who marries the daughter of a Kohen must be proficient with one tractate in Talmud 37 205
Using large myrtles and the opinions regarding the law of the size of a Myrtle leaf (Shiur Tarfa D’asa) 37 205

Lag B’Omer

Virtue of the day and its segulah for studying Pnimiyut HaTorah and internal Avodah 12 227
Reasons for Lag B'Omer - Torah and Ahavat Yisroel; 12 227
Rashbi helped Yisroel in two areas: Pnimiyut HaTorah and physical needs. So too the Alter Rebbe - Shnei –Or ; two lights 12 227
Lesson from the reasons for Lag B'Omer to Jewish women and girls 12 227
Encouragement for the five Mivtzaim - in the year 5735 12 227
Custom of lighting fires on Lag B’Omer 12 227
Reason for sending Shluchim to Australia (5735) 12 227
An auspicious day to strengthen all aspects of Mivtzaim 17 505
Lesson from the Mesirat Nefesh of the Rashbi and the lesson in the aspect of Chinuch 17 505
Lag B'Omer or La'Omer 17 505
Connection of Lag B'Omer to Chassidut Chabad 17 505
Reason that it does not say Ziy”a (may his merit protect us - זי־ע) of the Rashbi in the letter of Lag B'Omer 5735 17 505
Farbrengens on Lag B'Omer 17 505
Virtue of the holy city of Tzfat 17 505
Debate and explanation of the introduction to Tanya, Shaar haYichud vhaEmunah and Iggeret haTeshuvah 17 505
Letter to Jewish children – 5747: arranging the parade on Lag B’Omer 32 251
Letter to the parents and teachers – 5747; ditto 32 251
General letter – 5749 32 251
Increasing in Torah, Avodah and Gemilut Chassadim 32 251
The Sicha of Lag B'Omer 5727 . The lesson from Rashbi – the merit of Yisroel, in the year of Hakhel, and specifically in the Holy Land; through increasing Torah study in their merit 7 331
Letter of Lag B'Omer 5727. Year of Hakhel, Ahavat Yisroel and the merit of Yisroel 7 331
Hilulah of Rashbi – a special day to learn Pnimiyut HaTorah ( the inner aspects of Torah) 7 331
Pri Etz Chaim ( Dubavna edition) that Rashbi was from the students of R’ Akiva who died between Pesach and Shavuot 7 331
“Lag B'Omer” is the gematria (numerical value) of Moshe 7 331
Lag B'Omer and the revelation of the Baal Shem Tov 7 331
Lag B'Omer - a special day for awankening  the learning of  Pnimiyut HaTorah ( the inner aspects of Torah) 7 331
The lesson of Lag B'Omer to women 7 331
The drawing of Pnimiyut HaTorah in all the powers of a person and in his details 7 331
Explanation  of “they did not exhibit honor to each other” (Tal Yevomot 62b) and the lesson in Ahavat Yisroel specifically for the children 7 331
The necessity of learning Chassidus in our times. The sources in Chassidus that mention the Rashbi. The Explanation  of the saying of the sages (Tal Yerushalmi Sanh. 1:2) that R’ Akiva said to Rashbi “ it is sufficient that I and your Creator recognize your strength” 7 331
Lag B'Omer - Spreading the wellsprings of Chassidus out of Ahavat Yisroel and self-sacrifice. Revelation of Pnimiyut HaTorah ( the inner aspects of Torah) 7 331
The foundation for the Mitzvot between man and his fellow – accepting the yoke of Heaven 7 331
The writing of the name: “Akiva” (alef or hei) 7 331
Haircut for a child whose birthday is on the twenty-third of Nisan – on Lag B'Omer. 7 331
Haircut for a child whose birthday is on Chol HaMoed Pesach 7 331
Not to postpone the haircut from the fourteenth of Shvat to Lag B'Omer. 7 331
The time of enrolling the child into Cheder. If one should refrain from learning before three years old 7 331
The custom of the first haircut on the third birthday 7 331
Not to postpone the haircut from the birthday to Lag B'Omer. 7 331
The sending of the students of Tomchei Tmimim to Australia and the instructions on the trip 7 331
Virtue of Lag B'Omer - the day of joy of the Rashbi to continue inner happiness 22 319
General letter - 5741: improving the condition of the deteriorating state of the world - by strengthening Torah and Mitzvot .Particularly through “Hakhel” gatherings of Torah, prayer and charity, even for children and in a manner of Ahavat Yisroel 22 319
To Neshei Chabad – lesson from the Avodah of the Rashbi who said that “Is there something that needs repair” – in the work of Chinuch, and in particular of women 22 319
Ditto. The Avodah and Mesirat nefesh of Rabbi Shimon bat Yochai to deal with even minor detail of the Jewish people 22 319
The book “Zohar Torah” 22 319
Explanation of what is written in Iggeret HaKodesh ep. 26 (143a) that “that their main occupation in the cave was with the Torah of the Mishnayot 22 319
Special day of Lag B'Omer that occurs on Erev Shabbat 22 319
Virtue of the “parade” of Lag B'Omer 22 319
Custom of cutting the hair of a three year old 22 319
Source for the statement of R’ Aharon Halevy that they said "comfort/Nacheim" (נחם) every day and when they said it on Lag B'Omer the Rashbi was upset 22 319
Preparations for Lag B'Omer in the two hundredth centennial of the hillula of the Baal Shem Tov and the connection to the Rashbi and Matan Torah 37 208

Lag B'Omer during the “Parade” 5743

Two aspects of Lag B’Omer - day of joy of Rashbi and the day that the students of R’ Akiva stopped dying. Par. 2 37 126
Rashbi's conduct - Torah was his occupation (תורתו אומנתו) and its connection to Jewish children Par. 4 37 126
Effort of Rashbi in doing good for Jews. Par. 8 37 126
Two manners of “turning away from evil” and “doing good” (סור מרע ועשה טוב) in Ahavat Yisroel. Par. 10 37 126
Wondrous Midrash (Tanchuma Buber Vayera 4) “E-lokim stands in the congregation of G-d” (אלקים נצב בעדת א־ל) is also in three and four year old children. Par. 12 37 126
Three methods of Torah Avodah and Gemilut Chasadim. Par. 14 37 126
Story of R’ Avraham HaLevi student of the Arizal, from whom it is a proof that the joy of the Rashbi was greater even than that of the happiness of the holidays. Par. 15 37 126

Shabbat Parshat Behar, 15 Iyar and Lag B'Omer 5741

Alacrity regarding the Lag B’Omer parade for Jewish children Par. 1 37 121
To complete the gatherings and parades in the days following Lag B’Omer in a permissible manner 37 121
Intent Of the darkness of exile - adding light and in particular through the school children (תשב״ר) 37 121
The effect of the joy of Rashbi in making good resolutions Par. 2 37 121
Bringing Jewish children to the synagogue to hear the Ten Commandments Par. 3 37 121
To Influence parents to register children at acceptable summer camps, as well as to a Cheder or yeshiva for the coming school year Par. 4 37 121

Sichot  Lag B'Omer 5744 (during the “Parade”)

Two reasons to celebrate Lag B'Omer: The day that the students of  R’ Akiva stopped dying;  27 277
Hillulah of Rashbi . 27 277
The gist of the first reason -  Achdut/unity of Yisroel, the negation of “not giving honor to each other”; 27 277
And the connection to the Parade(Tahakucha) – the gathering and unity of Jewish children 27 277
The second reason - Rashbi  who embodied self-sacrifice” (Mesirat nefesh)  his occupation was Torah "Torato Umnato" 27 277
And that he could exempt the whole world from the Din; So too Jewish children  when they recite “Modeh Ani” are at the level of self-sacrifice and “Torah study is their occupation” for “their work is performed by others” and they exempt the whole world from the Din in the merit of  “the utterances of  the children in cheder (hevel pihem shel tinokos shel beis rabban)  and through girls lighting Shabbat candles. Strengthening Avodah in galut  from the words of Rashbi that “wherever Yisroel was  exiled the Shechina is with them” 27 277
Relationship to the daily study portion of Rambam (Hilchot Tefillah beg of chap 2) concerning the "Blessing on the heretics" (in the Amidah) 27 277

Behar

Writing a Prozbull at the end of the sixth year 7 355
 The whole year of Shmittah is like Shabbat - Shabbat to G-d. The comparison between Shmittah to the sanctity of Shabbat              7 355
When you come, and "Shich'chah" ("forgotten sheaves") - immediately Shabbat and the connection to Jewish women and girls 12 244
Going from strength to strength (הליכה מחיל אל חיל) like the order of the verses in the beginning of the Parsha 12 244
Time for making a Prozbul 12 244
Sicha regarding the Shluchim to Kfar Chabad in the year 5716 12 244
Alacrity in the laws of Shmittah in the holy land 17 520
Great merit for those that keep Shmittah 17 520
Question to the Rogotchover Gaon regarding the law of hefkar on the Yovel 17 520
Explanation of Pirush HaMishnayot Niddah that a woman precedes a man with regard to attaining the age of legal majority in the case of vows, regardless of mental capacity (Onat Nedarim). 17 520
When it is possible, one should fly El Al according to what is stated “purchase from your people” 22 332
Explanation of the statement of Zohar (3:108aserveants are exempt from the yoke of the Supernal kingship (avdin pturin mOl malchuta d'leila" 27 385
Selling land (on Shmittah) temporarily in relation to trees 32 257
Negation of travelling to Eretz Yisroel in a Jewish ship because of the concern of the desecration of Shabbat 32 257
Regarding the law of a field that was made ownerless (שדה שהפקירו אותה) whether it returns to the original owner at the Yovel 37 208

Sicha Shabbat Parshat Bechukotai, 22 Iyar 5746

Connection of Ahavat Yisroel to the days of Sefirah, and especially to Lag B’Omer and the Rashbi 32  
Directive concerning arranging farbrengens on Shabbat Parshat Bamidbar, Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan 32  

Sichot Shabbat Parshat Bechukotai 5746

Directive to hold a Chassidic farbrengen on Shabbat Parshat Bamidbar 27 297

Bechukotai

Holiness, purity and modesty – the foundations of G-d’s Mishkan – specifically for women 7 360
Explanation of the verse: “If you will walk in My statutes etc” according to Chassidus 7 360
Explanation   of the verse: “They will stumble over one other” in a positive manner 7 360
The tenth will be holy - in any event, Yet there needs to be an action of going out of one’s place, The lengthy debate in this 7 360
Parnassah - “If you will walk in My statutes etc.” and “I will give” 12 244
Endeavoring to improve the condition in a synagogue; 12 244
Peace in the Synagogue 12 244
Permissibility to hold gatherings of girls in a Synagogue 12 244
“He called to the Sham­ash (sexton instead of sun) and it shined light” (קרא לשמש ויזרח אוד) 12 244
Explanation of “all Jews are guarantors for one another” (כל ישראל ערבין זה בזה) 12 244
Blessing for health 12 244
Fulfillment of Mitzvot must not be in order to receive reward, but in order for one to fulfill them properly, there must be the prevention of worries - connection to Jewish women and girls 17 522
Debate in the Sicha of the Rebbe Rashab that the Alter Rebbe innovated that according to the view of Rambam a "mortally ill" person (goseis) is considered dead 17 522
Aspect of “nor shall he offer a substitute for it (a tithed animal) (״ולא ימירנו״) in Avodat HaAdam – but rather one must fulfill the Shlichus that was placed on him. 17 522
From the History of Yisroel one can see that which is written in Parshat Bechukotai – that only by walking in the path of righteousness did Yisroel succeed, whereas one who deviated and stumbled in strange and varied methods 22 333
The deed is the main thing 22 333
Jews fleeing from Jewish neighborhoods 22 333
Returning Land in Eretz Yisroel 22 333
Explanation of the sign of the heels of Moshiach (end of tractate Sotah) in a positive light 22 333
Punishments of the Torah - repairing the flaw in man and his surroundings 22 333
Fulfilling Mitzvot is the way to receive G-d’s blessings 32 260
Virtue of adding Torah classes in the Synagogue 37 209
Virtue of studying Torah in the synagogue. And in particular the Siyum of tractate Shabbat on the day of Shabbat and the seventh year 37 209
Virtue of acting for the betterment of a synagogue, a Place of worship and a place of Torah 37 209
Establishing a Tehillim group 37 209
Duty of the chazzan to lead the reciting of Psalms Cantor in his synagogue 37 209

Pirkei Avot

Perek 1   

Explanation of “establish many students” (והעמידו תלמידים הרבה) 17 468
The source for the statement that Avtalyon taught students that were unworthy. 7 365
Avtalyon and his Gilgul 7 366

Perek 3 

Knowledge and free choice, explained in detail 7 365
Pirkei Avot - Chapter 3 212 37 212
Knowledge and choice - there is no contradiction between them 37 212
In matters of Torah and Mitzvot man was given dominion and no one can claim that the lack thereof is due to Divine Providence 37 212

Perek 5

Explanation of the order:  five years old for the study of Scripture. Eighteen, for marriage. Twenty, to pursue (a livelihood) 7 368
Explanation of what is written the Sefer Derech HaChaim (from the Maharal) that Avraham said with him and Bilaam's – as is stated in the Tanchuma and in Vayikra Rabba 7 368
Be bold as a leopard etc. corresponds to the four letters of G-d’s name and their purpose if to do G-d’s will (The upper point  (Tag) on the letter Yud 7 368
Ethics of the Fathers (Chap 5) 386 27 386
Seventy years to old age - and the Tikunei Zohar ( 521) "There is no old age/seivah less than sixty" Debate between Talmud Bavli and Yerushalmi  27 386
Advantage of sixty years old. 27 386

Perek 6

“Whoever studies Torah for Torah's sake alone, merits many things; not only that, but (the creation of) the entire world is worthwhile for him alone. 7 370
Explanation of “one who learns from his fellow even one letter” 32 260

Pesach Sheini

5735 - Change in the situation regarding leaving Yerushalayim on Pesach Sheini 12 216
Debate regarding leaving Yerushalayim on the fourteenth of Nisan and Iyar 12 216
The lesson - it's never too late (Nita Kein Farfalen) (ניטא קיין פארפאלן), to Jewish women and girls 12 216
Ditto regarding Chinuch of children 12 216
Blessing to the Shluchim to Seattle, 5740 22 318
Eating matzah meal in the meal of the fourteenth of Iyar 27 384

Chinuch matters

The merit and duty to engage in Chinuch

Educating the young generation in our time, especially in Eretz Yisroel, concerns the existence of the people 22 339
In our time it is an emergency regarding educating the younger generation and an increase in quantity brings quality 22 339
Alacrity and saving time, And not to wait for financial resources for Chinuch 22 339
aspect of “Merkos L’inyanei Chinuch” and the duty to support it 22 339
War against assimilation and the support of “National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education” 22 339
Dedication for the institution “Oholei Yosef Yitzchak” for girls in Morocco, particularly in the year of Hakhel and during Chanukah 22 339
Institution “Migdal Or” in Eretz Yisroel 22 339
Auspicious time to educate the younger generations. Pikuach nefesh and timely 22 339
Relationship of Chinuch to nullify the cause of Galut 22 339
Role of youth in the days of the creation of the world and in particular in Eretz Yisroel - educating the younger generation 22 339
The way to bring close the youth - outreach and raising the student and speaking softly and not through negativity 22 339
Negation of despair from that which one occupies oneself with educating others over the account of rectifying one’s own self – the mission of our generation is to bring close all Yisroel through their education. And this is a Mitzvah that one excels in 22 339
Torah of the Baal Shem Tov on the verse “Kumi Ori” through the leaders of (Nesi’ei) Yisroel 22 339
All Educational problems etc. are not a reason for leaving the field. The story of Rabbi Yosef the Mashpia that became a wagon driver (Baal Agalah) 22 339
Complaints were in all times and “be whole/Tamim with the L-rd your G-d”: Mitzvah that one is more scrupulous in 22 339
Negation of “unfit thoughts” (מחשבות פסולות׳) of closing a school 22 339
Handing over a school to another organization – because of despair etc. over its condition: 22 339
The level of the fruits of Chinuch 22 339
abandoning the management of a school – impossible, especially in our time 22 339
That which a part of the student body in the school are grasped by the current flow is not a reason to stop the activities 22 339
Negation of the claim that one does not see the results of the work of Chinuch 22 339
Sometimes the work is not recognizable, however no one knows what is in the heart of his fellow 22 339
It is hard to imagine the future and the ability of students therefore one must continue the work of Chinuch out of Bitachon 22 339
Virtue of classes for youth, specifically 22 339
The main aspect Chinuch of youth is similar to planting a sapling 22 339
Educating the younger generation is similar to handling a seed that was planted 22 339
Meetings and conferences of the faculty of “Reshet Oholei Yosef Yitzchak” 22 339
According to the effort is the reward and certainly for one that the education of the younger generation is dependent upon. 22 339
Awakening from below of the students affects the Mashpia to reveal his hidden talents 22 339
Utilizing the talents of a Jewish girl, saved by a miracle, - to educate the younger generation 22 339
Even someone who feels himself deficient can affect others 22 339
Occupation in the field of Chinuch with joy and good heart 22 339
Occupation in the field of Chinuch will diminish העלמות and increase success 22 339
Working at an agricultural school and a trade school in Kfar Chabad 22 339
Advice to change Negative attitude towards study. Founding a “Mesibos Shabbos” 22 339
Virtue of working in the field of Chinuch of Jewish children – the only son of G-d 22 339
Virtue of working in the Chinuch of veterans and the negation of depression that comes from the Yetzer hara. Visit to the Rebbe must be with “great wealth” , with the teachers (with their Spirit) Concentrating on the activities of the Oholei Yosef Yitzchak schools in the holy land 22 339
Through kosher Chinuch one’s mind and heart become refined, etc. 22 339
Virtue of adding Students in kosher schools: It does not exempt one from his own study and increasing his intellect etc. 22 339
Raising in Holiness concerning Chinuch 22 339
Whoever increases in the aspects of Avodat HaShem in Chinuch – is added to him etc. 22 339
Virtue of our generation that the connection between physicality and spirituality was revealed, and therefore, endeavoring in a school will effect physical good Chinuch 22 339
Adding students to the “Reshet” institutions 22 339
Success in Chinuch must cause adding; Virtue of saying Chassidic talks to the students 22 339
Increasing in Chinuch 22 339
Start of the school year in a manner of U’faratzta and lechatchilah ariber 22 339
One who teaches Torah to students must put it all his efforts in this and let G-d take care of him 22 339
In our time, the beginning of proper Chinuch from starts from and extremely early age 22 339
Occupation to increase the number of students in a yeshiva must be similar to the business of acquiring wealth 22 339
Competition from another school that is not according to Taharat HaKodesh must result in adding activities 22 339
Necessity to increase the number of students - and that will bring quality 22 339

Chabad Institutions

Chinuch of Anash sons and daughters must be in Chabad institutions 22 417
Rabboseinu Nesi’einu are the managers of Chabad institutions 22 417
Wonder on the daughter of a Chassidic home that is not learning in a Chabad institution 22 417
Cancellation of reasons not to educate a son in a Chabad yeshiva 22 417
Wonder at removing a son from a Chassidic yeshiva to reverse it 22 417
Teacher in a Chabad Institution must be recognizable that he is a Chassid even for teaching Alef Beit 22 417
Spirit of Rabboseinu Nesi’einu surrounds the institutions. And the Rosh yeshiva and Mashgichim are the conduit 22 417
Virtue of studying in the teachers’ institute of Beis Rivkah 22 417
Participation physically and monetarily in aiding our Rebbes’ institutions 22 417
Merit of teachers in Chabad Institutions 22 417
Work in “Reshet” is not a plain “job” but participation in the Avodah of the Rebbe 22 417
In Chabad institutions the main point is – not to compromise on the main ideals of Chabad 22 417
If one should be forced to pray in the yeshiva, necessity of studying Chassidut in our time 22 417
Response to the claim that in Chabad institutes, too much is demanded from the students 22 417
Negation of combining a Chabad institution with another institution 22 417
Appointment of Morim and Morot in Chabad institutions must be through members of (Anshei) Chabad 22 417
The quality that defines – fear of heaven 22 417
Constitution for a yeshiva 22 417

Chinuch of the household

Saying of the Rebbe Rashab concerning the duty to allocate time for the Chinuch of one’s household necessity of influencing “another” includes one’s own household 22 432
Work in a school does not conflict with educating the children in the home 22 432
The parents of youth who did not see the past, must be concerned for their Chinuch the shock at sending a child to a school where there are non-Jews 22 432
Dealing with a “naughty” child 22 432
How to influence one’s child – to imbue Judaism without compromise for his surroundings 22 432
Raising a child must not fall only on the parents 22 432
Bringing one’s child close to Torah and Mitzvot 22 432

Dedication of the educator

Occupation in the field of Chinuch in “Reshet” is a receptacle for blessing. Devotion of the educator must be with his whole being 22 376
Watching one’s health for success in Chinuch 22 376
Conflict between teachers and management is not reason to punish the students and destroy the morale of the educators 22 376
The whole essence of the educator must be devoted to the business of Chinuch and there is no place to be involved in commerce 22 376
Worries of Parnassah is no reason for the lack of involvement in Chinuch 22 376
Proper Chinuch is when the educator considers the state of the students when they are outside of the yeshiva 22 376
Special responsibility of a “Mashgiach” in a yeshiva. 22 376
Obligation of a Mashgiach in a yeshiva to answer students' questions; G-d forbid, one must not say that the effort that is placed in the students is in vain 22 376
Aspect of loneliness "bdidot" does not exist among Chassidim, especially in educators who are united with the students 22 376

Manners of Chinuch

Virtue of studying at a school that exclusively teaches religious subjects 22 382
An obligation on everyone to endeavor that the Chinuch should be exemplary and that it goes from strength to strength 22 382
Virtue of studying Limudei Kodesh the entire day 22 382
Virtue of studying at a school that exclusively teaches religious subjects, and in the inner aspect where the air is special 22 382
Necessity of studying at a school that exclusively teaches Limudei Kodesh and in a Chassidic institution 22 382
Marriage with a girl who does not observe Torah and Mitzvot; This 22 382
The condition of a young man stems from the fact that they learned in schools that do not observe Torah and Mitzvot 22 382
Blessing to a Bat Mitzvah and the directive that she study in the most religious school possible 22 382
Negation of the claim that a child must learn secular subjects in order to arrange his life 22 382
Reasoning to a yeshiva student that he should continue his studies in a yeshiva 22 382
Whether studying in a yeshiva will prevent him from finding Parnassah 22 382
Whether to leave yeshiva in order to study a trade 22 382
It is better to remain in yeshiva and not to worry about the way to arrange his future 22 382
To the Iggud HaRabbanim (5723) saving the awakening of youth to return to the sources: strengthening the study of Limudei Kodesh the entire day; mentioning G-d in public schools: receiving aid from the government 22 382
Manner of education in public schools causes a lack of restraint in desires etc. the advice - planting reasoning in their hearts through faith in the Creator of the world. 22 382
Directive in the manner of Chinuch of the children in the “Aliyat HaNoar” school in Morocco who have absolute faith in Torah and Mitzvot and complete obedience to their parents and teachers: relationship of the educator to the student's family 22 382
Interest in the work of the educators outside of School hours: The main purpose of a Chinuch institution is not the acquiring of knowledge but the fear of Heaven 22 382
Connection of Neshei Chabad with the mothers of the students in Chabad institutions 22 382
Technical schools must include study of Halacha and also imbue a desire to learn 22 382
Main study with Children – practical Halacha, to establish in them the study of Chumash and accustoming them to pray 22 382
 virtue of volunteering to work in Chinuch, traditional Jewish Chinuch 22 382
Necessity to learn and Chinuch that for the fear of Heaven 22 382
Studying in a manner which leads to action, through one’s fear preceding one’s his wisdom 22 382
A student who has non-Jewish friends 22 382
Connection to books or teachers that have doubts in terms of fear of Heaven 22 382
Program, for a seminar for girls 22 382
Denial of access to unwanted books for students 22 382
Impossibility of compromise on the separation of girls and boys in Chabad institutions (and this should also be in all schools) 22 382
Chassidic study circles with mixed boys and girls 22 382
Manner of Chinuch - dependent on each institution according to its environment 22 382
Separation between students at different levels: the effect of diet and sleep and the state of the students 22 382
Students that are rebellious should be expelled - for the good of the many overrides the good of the individual 22 382
Ditto. But not in a way that pushes him away with “two hands”. 22 382
It is impossible to intervene from overseas in relation to specific student, for it is overwhelming . teaching in non- religious institutions must be in a manner that is not interpreted as an “endorsement” 22 382
Torah study without compromise 22 382

Girls’ Chinuch

Directive of the Rebbe Rayatz concerning the duty of educating girls in our generation 22 427
Necessity to engage in the Chinuch of girls 22 427
Alacrity in the foundation of Beis Rivkah 22 427
Ditto. saving the souls of Jewish daughters; Mesibos Shabbos for girls. 22 427
Memorial book for the supporters of Beit Rivka in France 22 427
negation of the supposition that there is no importance of educating girls 22 427
endeavoring that even girls participate in classes in Chassidut 22 427

Specific directives

Whether to place a child in Cheder before the age of five 22 410
Studying Alef Beit and Kriah with Sephardim must be in their pronunciation 22 410
If one should specifically teach using Assyrian script 22 410
Not to cancel study on Sunday 22 410
Negation of teaching Hebrew with Hebrew 22 410
Changing the language of study in a Talmud Torah school: the main thing – behavior of the Students outside of the school walls 22 410
Stories of “adventures” (עלילה), while able to make a strong impression on Children, nevertheless are difficult for the child to understand the message hidden in the story 22 410
Quiz in Tanach must be together with a quiz in Mishnah – Oral Torah 22 410
Teaching must be in subjects that are sufficiently able to be grasped by all Students 22 410
Studying Chassidut with children before Bar Mitzvah 22 410
Lesson from “tests” in a school 22 410
Preparing a “provision for the way” for the vacation days 22 410
Debate regarding the Length of vacation and how they are utilized 22 410

Hosafah

Source for what R’ Avraham HaLevi states that they recited “Nacheim” every day and when they said it on Lag B’Omer, Rashbi was upset 37 142

Letters

A helper for the slaughter of poultry and to be an example of a Chassidic Shochet 37 145
Negation of government intervention in the preparation for slaughter 37 145
Law of Kemitza from a vessel that is on the ground (Menachot 7a) 37 145
The law of losing a guilt offering, designating another and them finding the first one 37 145

Hosafah- order of Birkat HaChamah according to Chabad custom

Yud-Gimmel Nisan (evening of the fourteenth) of Nisan 5740 203 22 201
Beginning with a blessing. One who is careful concerning a minute amount of Chometz is guaranteed etc. Auspicious time on these days concerning “g does not slumber” and returning the hearts of the fathers 22 201
The world (and in particular Eretz Yisroel) shakes with the aspect of Bitachon and sustenance. Repair of the thing by strengthening Judaism, the prohibition of returning territories and the holiday laws 22 201
Increasing the study of Torah and observance of Mitzvot 22 201
Relation to the Avodah of Jewish children especially 22 201
 Conclusion. Strengthening the completeness of Torah, the land and the people through men, women and children 22 201

Indexes

Index of topics 281 32 281
Index of verses 298 32 298
Index of statement of the sages 309 32 309
Index of sefarim 321 32 321
Indexes 37  

Indexes

Indexes

Indexes

Indexes

Letters 27  

Telegrams

5741, 5742, 5743 22 280

Printing of the collection of Torah innovations in Rambam

Sichot Shabbat Parshat Tzav and Parshat Parah 5746  261 27  
Printing of the collection of innovations in the  Rambam’s teachingsin conjunction with his birthday eve of Passover, in connection with the siyum of sefer HaRambam 27  

Sichot in conjunction with instituting the study of Rambam (Maimonides)

Siyum on Rambam

 Sichot  Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel and S”P  Shekalim MVCH Adar Sheini 5746  249 27  
Explanation of the manner of knowledge of G-d in the Future according to explanation of Rambam in the beginning of the his sefer in the topic of Knowledge if G-d. For there is  faith in G-d before the command, rational knowledge  after the command , and knowledge which is above intellectual knowledge: Three  details similar to this in the obligation to believe in the coming of the Messiah: 27  
Explanation of the verse in the beginning of Rambam: “Then should I not be ashamed, when I look to all Your commandments.” 27  

Siyum on Rambam *

Studying Rambam

Instituting the study of study of  Rambam’s Yad HaChazakah book by all Israel three tracks: Three chapters day, one chapter a day, Sefer HaMitzvot 27  
The birthday of Rambam 27 -