Sunday, 24 February 2008

Michtav Kloli 10 Iyar 5710

Three months after Yud Shevat the Rebbe sent a michtav kloli to many individuals and added postscripts relevant to that individual.

The letter itself is printed in Igros Kodesh v. 3 p. 288 and the notes on the first two letters are printed there too. However, the notes on letter one were not transcribed with the correct punctuation, there is a very geshmake brocho before the signature on the second which is not printed and as far as I'm aware the whole note on the third letter has not been printed.

Please correct me in the comments if it was printed somewhere.

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Chassidim's Letter to RND, 5711

A close friend of mine is of the opinion that I shouldn't publish the letter below, so here are my resons for publishing it.

First of all, in todays age it is not possible to keep things secret, information will always leak out. Therefore, instead of an academic getting hold of these things and showing Lubavitchers trying to rewrite history, it is far better to admit to your history and come to terms with it. It is not a secret that a) RND was supportive of the Rashag b) that the Rashag initially opposed the Rebbe's nesius and c) that the overwhelming majority of chassidim supported the Rebbe. Therefore, I don't consider this letter to be so dangerous to publish.

What is interesting from this letter is how strong their opposition to the Rebbe was, which brings out how impressive it was that the Rashag eventually accepted the Rebbe's nesius.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008


It has been brought to my attention in the comments that the Brook note on V'atah Tetzaveh has been posted on chabad info. They didn't have the decency to say where they got it from, however, I'm not really that bothered. None of the things I have really belong to me, not that I stole them, but rather I received copies either from the original recipients or through many hands. Therefore, most of my material can be found in any collectors archive and i'm just using this medium to share it with more people.

I don't plan on marking all the material to help perpetuate my name, however, if any other site editors wish to use material that I post, please have the decency to quote the source, so I can welcome more knowledgeable people to my blog.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Bichlach Dach from Yas?

This letter (sent to Reb Volf Greenglass of Montreal) is a michtav kloli already printed in Igros Kodesh vol. 4 p. 126. The additions in ksav yad kodesh have not been printed to the best of my knowledge, and include a couple of interesting points. First of all, it is apparant that Reb Volf was already sending his panim through the Rebbe long before Yud Shevat 5711 (who they were addressed to I don't know, although I'm almost certain they were addressed to the Rebbe) and the Rebbe's concern about someone's welfare is also noteworthy. Second of all, does anyone know what the history is with regards bichlach Dach from Yas? Yas is the second largest city in Romania and was home to some 30,000 Jews before the Second World War, however, I'm curious as to how bichlach Dach managed to end up there.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Pregnancy II

Pregnancy I

This letter was originally printed in Likutei Sichos v. 12 p. 180 and later in Igros Kodesh v. 12 p. 218. Here it is with the Rebbe's handwritten corrections.

R. Yisroel Noach's Pan

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Letter from Rebbetzin Chana

I find it very hard to read the Rebbetzin Chana's handwriting, if someone could transcribe this letter in the comments i would be very thankful.

Farbrengen Lameds

Chassidus & Mitzvos

Welcome to Pirsum Rishon


Over the years I managed to collect a modest collection of letters, pictures and answers of the Lubavitcher Rebbeim. In an attempt to catalogue the material I thought it would be beneficial to create this blog and take advantage of those more in the know than me who could comment on my material and let me know if it has already been published in a teshura somewhere.

So please take the time to leave comments and discuss the material.