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Significant Dates

Yud-Tes Kislev

The day of Liberation of the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (in 1798), and the passing of the Maggid, Rabbi DovBer of Mezritch (in 1772)

Hei Tevet

In 1986, the US Federal Court ruled that important books and manuscripts taken from the Chabad Library be returned to the Chassidim. In Chabad It became a day dedicated to increased learning.

Chof-Daled Tevet

Yartzeit of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Alter Rebbe, in 1812

Yud Shevat

Yartzeit of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson of Lubavitch, the sixth Chabad Rebbe, in 1950, and the beginning of the leadership of his son-in-law, the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Yud-Alef Nissan

Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, in 1902

Yud-Gimmel Nissan

Yartzeit of the third Chabad Rebbe, the Tzemach Tzeddek, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, in 1866

Gimmel Tammuz

Yartzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, in 1994

Yud-Beis Tammuz

Birthday (1880) and Liberation Day (1927) of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe

Chof Av

Yartzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, father of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, in 1944

Yud-Ches Elul

Birthday of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698), founder of the Chassidic movement, and of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745), founder of Chabad

Vav Tishrei

Yartzeit of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson (in 1965), mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Yud-Gimmel Tishrei

Yartzeit of the fourth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch (in 1882)

Rosh Chodesh Kislev

The Rebbe, who suffered a massive heart attack on Shmini Atzeres 1977, recovered from his ilness. In Chabad, it became a day of thanksgiving and celebration.

Yud-Daled Kislev

Marriage of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, in 1927