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Vayikra 421

Schechitah in Avodat HaAdam

A Shochet must be G-d fearing.

Shaking hands regarding a Shochet for the purposes of command and control

Caution from leniencies in Schechitah

Integrity of Bnei Yisroel

Nisan 422

Blessing of the trees according to the Alter Rebbe’s view

Beis Nissan 423

Letter for farbrengen on the day of the Hilulah

Day of the beginning of the Nesiut/leadership of the Rebbe Rayatz. Connection to educational institute Beis Rivkah and girls’ education

Tzav 426

Debate in the words of the Tzemach Tzedek (Responsa Shaar haMiluim Chiddushim to tractate Pesachim)

Mizmor l’Todah on Erev Pesach

Debate in the law of reciting Parshat korban Todah for one who experienced a miracle

Custom to recite verses of private Korbanot

Yud Alef Nissan 428

Blessing of Yud-Alef Nisan 5722, 5736-5739

Letter to children in connection with the seventieth year

Letter of 5739

Erev Pesach 434

Time for Bedikat Chometz for one praying the Arvit prayer alone

Telegrams to for Chag HaPesach 5739, 5749

Passover 435

General letter -5739

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

General letter – Rosh Chodesh Nissan 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

Continuation: letter for Yud-Alef Nissan 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

Notes in the Haggadah Shel Pesach

The name “Shabbat haGadol”

Explanation of “next year in the land of Israel” “free men” “meroriim” in the plural, and “maror” in the singular.

Time of the brit Mila of Yisroel before the offering of the korban Pesach

Matzah that is older than twelve months

Telegram to Tzeirei Chabad in Eretz Yisroel – 5714

Words of farewell (דHברי פרידה) to the students departing for Chag HaPesach

The preface to the first Pesach – Parah Adumah

Mivtza Matzah in Kfar Chabad

True freedom

Guidance and Chinuch of children

Aspect of burning the Chometz

Aspect of Yetzias Mitzrayim – and the lesson for the aspect of Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim

As aforementioned in connection to the institute Oholei Torah

Influence of Chag HaPesach on the following days

The days between Pesach and Atzeret

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

Days of Sefirah 466

Law for one who is in doubt if he counted Sefirat HaOmer

Alacrity in the time of counting for those who pray Arvit while still day

Sefirat HaOmer for one crossing the International Date Line during Sefirah

Lesson from the nusach “today is two days etc.” (היום שני ימים) and not “the second day” (יום שני)

Shemini 468

Alacrity in Cholov Yisroel

Law of frozen meat

Pirkei Avot 469

Explanation of “establish many students” (והעמידו תלמידים הרבה)

Iyar 469

Segulah of the month of spring (Ziv) where the brilliant ones of the world (the patriarchs - שבו נולדו זיותני עולם) were born

Tazria 470

Opening the ark by the husband during pregnancy

Alacrity in the laws of Niddah

Segulah for having children - Alacrity in the laws of Niddah

Aspects of adoption

Using a contraceptive sponge (מוך) when the health of the mother is at stake

Testing the semen of the husband

Birth after a caesarean birth

Caution in delaying the fulfillment of bris Mila

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

Adding a name to a sick person which is the name of her sister

Naming a child with the same name as that of a living father or grandfather

Metzora 475

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

Constructing a Mikvah according to the regulations of the Rebbe Rashab

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)

Aspect of a chamber on top of a chamber (בור על גבי בור) - a Hiddur of a Hiddur (הידור מן ההידור)

Like the days of Chanukah

A chamber of Zeriah and a chamber of Hashaka (בור זריעה ובור השקה)

The law of nylon and plastic regarding impurity

Virtue of three chambers, cleaning the Mikvah from above

Necessity of repairing a Mikvah and that it supersedes the building of a Beit Knesset

Debate in many of the particulars of the laws of repairing a Mikvah

Aspect of immersing for purity (טבילה לטהרה)

Necessity to construct a Mikvah in places where conduct according to Torah is lacking

Comments to the Responsa of the Tzemach Tzedek in the matters of Mikvah

Tevilah of Ezra (טבילת עזרא) is not harmful to health

Rectification for the sins of the youth - inattention

Comments on the Me’iri on Mikvah’s for health

Acharei 484

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

The shock of the thought of studying in college, especially for a Shliach of the Rebbe

Negation of the thought of studying in a university in order to improve one’s livelihood

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)

Kedoshim 492

Comment of Tzafnat Paneach on Rambam Hilchot De’ot 7:4

Prohibition of speaking lashon hara on oneself

Aspect of Mashpiim and Ahavat Yisroel; connection to Parshat Vayakhel

Aspect of Ahavat Yisroel

Virtue and necessity in the caution of touching the beard

A Shidduch must not be dependent on one’s touching the beard

Necessity of engraving words of Torah in one’s brain

Advice for foreign thoughts () advice for one whose worship of God is not for its own sake ()

Emor 502

Emor and v’Emarta (you shall say) - To adjure the adults on the children and the connection to educational institution Oholei Torah

Debate concerning prostate surgery

Israeli in the diaspora with regard to the second day of Yom Tov in the diaspora (יו״ט שני של גליות)

Making a drawing on Chol haMo’ed

Lag B’Omer 505

An auspicious day to strengthen all aspects of Mivtzaim

Lesson from the Mesirat Nefesh of the Rashbi and the lesson in the aspect of Chinuch

Lag B'Omer or La'Omer

Connection of Lag B'Omer to Chassidut Chabad

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

Farbrengens on Lag B'Omer

Virtue of the holy city of Tzfat

Debate and explanation of the introduction to Tanya, Shaar haYichud vhaEmunah and Iggeret haTeshuvah

Behar 520

Alacrity in the laws of Shmittah in the holy land

Great merit for those that keep Shmittah

Question to the Rogotchover Gaon regarding the law of hefkar on the Yovel

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).

Bechukotai 522

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

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

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.

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