Chayenu and Vaad Hatmimim team up to promote Rambam study!


In anticipation of the triple Siyum Harambam and the beginning of the new cycle for all three tracks of daily Rambam study, Chayenu has announced a special promotion that will discount Chayenu3 for yeshiva Bochurim around the world.

Chayenu editor, Rabbi Menachem Cohen, explains: “This promotion will encourage bochurim to take the leap and start learning 3 perakim of Rambam a day by making it easy and affordable for every single yeshiva bochur to join in the Rebbe’s takana.” A student who “pledges” to join the new cycle of 3 perakim of Rambam daily, can purchase Chayenu3 for just one dollar!

The promotion is in conjunction with the Vaad Hatmimim who will be assisting Yeshivos in obtaining this sale and rolling out an exciting learning initiative to go along with it.

With the initiative, Chayenu produced a beautiful booklet that includes a short overview of how the Takanah (initiative) of learning Rambam daily began, the importance of joining the Takanah, why learning 3 perakim a day is ideal, and the accomplishments and benefits of learning Rambam. You can find a sample of the booklet below.

This initiative is לעילוי נשמת החסיד התמים ר’ רפאל שלמה ע”ה ב”ר קלונימוס קלמן ז”ל.

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Magazine offers ‘Inside Story’ of the Rebbe’s birthday celebrations


Yud-Aleph Nissan, the Rebbe’s birthday, is a Yom Tov celebrated annually by Yidden of all backgrounds, and even by non-Jewish government leaders. But despite the uniqueness of Yud-Aleph Nissan as a Yom Tov that the Rebbe himself celebrated and shared with the Chassidim, the history of the Yom Tov though, has never been properly documented.

Was Yud-Aleph Nissan always celebrated by Chassidim? What was the Rebbe’s response to the Chassidim’s excitement? How did the various aspects of Yud-Aleph Nissan – from Yud-Aleph Nissan niggunim to Education Day – evolve?

In the fully colored 140-page, “Kulo Orah” magazine the answer to all these questions are described in detail.

The magazine opens with a spread on the ruchniyusdike significance of Yud-Aleph Nissan, as explained by the Rebbe in many Sichos.

The next chapter is dedicated to the birth of the Yom Tov, beginning from the Rebbe’s birth in 5662, the Rebbe’s Bar Mitzvah in 5675, until the first Yud-Aleph Nissan farbrengen that Chassidim celebrated with the Rebbe’s attendance in Paris, 5707.

The Yud-Aleph Nissan milestone year celebrations are described at length in the next articles: from the Maamar the Rebbe delivered for a select few on his 50th birthday in 5712, to the Tanya distribution in 5742. The magazine also features new pictures (assumingly) of the farbrengen of 5722, the Rebbe’s 60th birthday.

Extensive overviews of the Rebbe’s appreciation for Yud-Aleph Nissan guests, the Yud-Aleph Nissan niggunim, the special farbrengens attended by great Rabbonim and influential politicians, Yud-Aleph Nissan chalukos, the brocha Chassidim would give the Rebbe – and the Rebbe’s response – are covered in the magazine, as well as much more.

The “Kulo Orah” magazine features rare and unique pictures of the Rebbe from JEM’s The Living Archive, as well as kisvei yad kodesh of the Rebbe and interesting documents and pictures illustrating and bringing to life these precious Yud-Aleph Nissan moments in the Rebbe’s presence.

The magazine, which was published in honor of Yud-Aleph Nissan 120 years, was redesigned and republished again this year with many additions and was sold in 770 and at the Ohel on Yud-Aleph Nissan.

A sample of several pages from the beautiful magazine can be seen below:

Record Number of Tank Parades Conquer North America!

The new ‘Kulo Orah’ magazine highlights the Mivtzoim efforts in Yeshivos in honor of Yud-Aleph Nissan, including the record-breaking eight tank parades organized across North America! Plus: an exclusive interview Farbrengen with Rabbi Moshe Herson, head Shliach to New Jersey.

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Whether you live in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Haven, Morristown, or Toronto, chances are you encountered the iconic Mitzvah Tanks parading through the streets, providing Shmura Matzah and an opportunity to do a Mitzvah on the go. 

At the Shabbos Farbrengen on Erev Yud-Aleph Nissan 5732, the Rebbe spoke about the importance of going on Mivtzoim: “Regarding the upcoming Sunday [Yud-Aleph Nissan], which is a special day in its own right [my day]—certainly everyone will participate in Mivtza Tefillin, and those that will take upon themselves to put on Tefillin will receive at my expense a pair of Tefillin as a gift.”

Indeed, many times throughout the years we saw the Rebbe use his birthday as a springboard for an increase in the Mivtzoim. On that note, every year Yud-Aleph Nissan is celebrated by reaching out to Yidden and giving them the opportunity to study Torah or do a Mitzvah. Most notably through the Mitzvah Tanks, which parade across the world encouraging Yidden to step up and do a mitzvah. This year more than ever, especially standing in a year of Hakhel, bochurim are stepping up to the plate and increasing in their activities of Mivtzoim in honor of Yud-Aleph Nissan!

In the third installment of the acclaimed ‘Kulo Orah’ magazine, the Vaad Hatmimim continue to present a taste of the beautiful initiatives that have been launched recently in Yeshivos as a preparation for Yud-Aleph Nissan. This issue details the Peulos of Hafatzas Hamayonos and Hafatzas Hayahadus happening in Yeshivos, with a special highlight on the first-ever Mitzvah tank parades taking place across America. 

The magazine also features a special Farbrengen with Rabbi Moshe Herson, head Shliach to the state of New Jersey, titled “אתה בחרתנו,” where he shares his memories of the Rebbe and imparts words of inspiration for Yud-Aleph Nissan.

Some more highlight: an overview of the subtitled Farbrengens on Yud-Aleph Nissan, and Excerpts from the Diary of a Bochur on Yud-Aleph Nissan 5744.

Click here to view or download the magazine.



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