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Don't Miss the Cry of a Child

This weeks video is a story of a child's crying that went unheard and what happened next. The Rebbe, Rabbi Schneersohn obm, said this story is the motto of Chabad. 

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Mendel and I went to Queens, NY to be by the Ohel (the Rebbe's gravesite) on the Rebbe's 21st yahrzeit (day of passing). There were probably around 5000 people who came to be there for this occasion. 

At one point I was thinking, Chabad is the Rebbe's project. He was the one who built it up to what it is today. It is all his vision and work. And I imagine the Rebbe watching everyone, with our differences, our shortcomings and our disagreements and I can not help but imagine the Rebbe having a lot of pleasure and pride, nachas. Because at the end of the day we are all just trying the best we can to keep the Rebbe's project alive. Each in our own way.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Yossi Friedman


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I thank the Rebbe, Rabbi Schneerson OBM, for everything that I have. Because everything in our lives happens because of our beliefs and values. The ideas that get us out of bed and puts that spring in our step. And it is the Rebbe who has given that to me. So everything I have is thanks to the Rebbe and this weeks video is dedicated to him.

The inspiration for this video comes from this article by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman.

Start Off Your Day Right!

Here is the text of the prayer. This prayer is said the first moments when we wake up in the morning.

Modeh Ani Lefanecha
Melech Chai Vekayom
Shehechezarta Bi Nishmati
Raba Emunatecha

I offer thanks to You,
living and eternal King,
for You have mercifully restored my soul within me;
Your faithfulness is great.

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A Mind Gone Wild

What happens when someone does not have something worth thinking about? Or what happened when all this guy wanted was to borrow a shovel? How out of control can our minds get? Please watch this weeks video blog, to find out a great Chassidic masters formula not to sin.

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