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Re: ReOpening, a Letter from Capital Chabad May 2020

This last week in May 2020 pre-Shavuot letter is from our regional Chabad-Lubavitch office:

Dear participants of our Capital District Communities,

Many weeks have passed since we began sheltering in place. Although physically isolated from one another, we remain spiritually … Read the rest

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“Archways in Torah” booklet for download

This year for Shavuot we asked students and alumni to submit Torah insights and inspiration to share with others for Shavuot. Here it is, titled “Archways in Torah!” 

Click here to view or print “Archways in Torah – Shavuot 5780/2020” Read the rest

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FB Live about Shavuot

We’re doing 5 Facebook Live segments on Sunday thru Thursday leading up to Shavuot 5780/2020, the festival of the Giving of the Torah. 

(1) Intro to Shavuot: its timing, the leadup to the holiday, names of the holiday, basic observances Read the rest

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FB Live on Jerusalem

Here’s a short series of Facebook Live videos about Jerusalem – as we approach Jerusalem Day, 5780 / 2020, the day of Jerusalem’s Reunification during the Six Day War. 

(1) Jerusalem Shout-Out on Yom Kippur, Pesach Seder, the daily Amidah Read the rest

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FB Live about Lag BaOmer

We’re going to do a one-week series of FB Live’s about the festive Lag BaOmer holiday and its two main characters/heroes: Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

(1) What did Rabbi Shimon do in the cave? And what can Read the rest

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FB Live Pesach Sheini – 2nd Passover

Here’s a small series of FB Live videos on the observance, history, meaning and relevance of Pesach Sheini, the 2nd Passover, one month after the first and regular Passover.

(1) Pesach Sheini and the French-Toast Metaphor

(2) The Biblical History Read the rest

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Coronavirus’ Negative Connotations

This post is NOT about the virus itself. It is not about the health impacts, the tremendous grief and loss, or even the financial hardship and devastation it leaves in its wake. It’s not about the far-reaching policies and difficult Read the rest

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FB Live on Tehillim/Psalms

Many are saying more Psalms (Tehillim in Hebrew) these days, in prayer for those who are sick or in general for the situation. We got a number of questions about Tehillim so thought it useful to address it in a … Read the rest

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FB Live Series on Mezuzah

Here are links to our Facebook Live series on Mezuzah, suggested by an alum during this #stayhome period because of Coronavirus / Covid-19, and Mezuzah is a home Mitzvah. Most “episodes” are approx 10 minutes or so. 

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Parable of the Deaf Musician

This fictitious parable is an expansion I developed on the “Aha!” parable about Moshiach told by the Tzemach Tzedek (3rd Rebbe of Chabad). The expansion helps illustrate the struggle and effect of our work now during Galus and its connection … Read the rest

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