Nov 10, 2017
Post-Banquet Farbrengen Moves

The grassroots farbrengen which follows the Kinus Hashluchim Banquet each year is become a planned event with 6 speakers.

On the first of Kislev this year, Chassidim around the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5738—the day that marked a major milestone in the Rebbe’s recovery after a heart attack some five weeks earlier on Shmini Atzeres.

In honor of this special Yovel-anniversary, a special Seudas Hoda'ah and Farbrengen in honor of the 40th Rosh Chodesh Kislev will take place at the Ohel, in addition to the traditional Farbrengen in 770 following the Banquet of the Kinus Hashluchim Haolami.

The Farbrengen will be led by Rabbi Meir Harlig, longtime organizer of the annual Rosh Chodesh Kislev celebrations, since the first year - 5739. There will be addresses by Rabbi Yossi Groner, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Rabbi Tzvi Grunblatt, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Following the formal Seuda, Chassidishe Farbrengens will take place in Yiddish, English, and Hebrew, with Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi, of Brooklyn, NY; Rabbi Yisroel Deren, of Stamford, Connecticut; and Rabbi Yosef Gopin, of Hartford, Connecticut. The above mentioned speakers will Farbreng as well.

May we merit to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Kislev this year seeing the Rebbe with our physical eyes and hearing from him Torah Chadasha.

VIDEO: Rabbi Meir Harlig on Celebrating Rosh Chodesh Kislev

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Big Z Schapiro
Okay no problem thank you very much for the update
(11/10/2017 12:57:15 PM)
Rosh Chodesh Kisleiv
*A Sad Day...*

Today is a sad day for Lubavitch, a very sad one.

In less then two weeks, thousands of Shluchim will gather in Crown Heights for the Kinus Hashluchim.

The Kinus has many highlights, but one stands out.

After partaking in the grand banquet Sunday night, the Shluchim make their way over to 770, where they Farbreng through the wee hours of the morning.

Some years, the excitement is doubled. When the Kinus Hashluchim coincides with Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Reb Meir Harlig prepares his annual Farbrengen. The Farbrengen is unique, as it's the one time a year when everyone unites in 770.

You see, ever since Gimmel Tammuz, foolish politics have divided the Lubavitch community. One thing however, always remaind. Despite our division, despite there being two Kinus Hashluchim's, despite there being two sets of Rabbonim, despite there being those that say Yechi and those that don't, we nevertheless united once a year. At Reb Meir Harlig's Farbrengen, we all sat and Farbrenged together, not judging each other by their Yarmulkas, or opinions, we were simply one family.

Rosh Chodesh Kislev was the one time a year, which reminded us of the good old days. Remembering how we would dance after the Rebbe's Farbrengen during the Kinus. Remembering when the Rebbe distributed a special Kuntres exclusively for Shluchim, we were united.

But my friends, unfortunately, that is all history. How devistated was I to hear, that the Rosh Chodesh Kislev Farbrengen would this year be divided.

Despite many people trying to work things out, some felt it as their Shlichus to divide us. Unfortunately, arrangements were made to use the Rebbe's Ohel as a place of division for us Shluchim. And I'm afraid, that now, it's a bit too late.

Tayere Chasidim! All I can say is, when we travel to the Rebbe this Kinus, let's just ask for one thing. Rebbe, have Rachmonos on your Chassidim, enough is enough! Why should we be divided because of a few extremists?! We want to sit and Farbreng in your Shul, as we have done for the last 40 years! And most of all, please do not let the Ohel, turn into a place of Machlokes.
(11/10/2017 2:15:28 PM)
I agree with every word of number 2
Exactly my thoughts when I heard about this. As a Shliach who comes to town once or maybe twice, I will stay in 770 for this fabreingen
(11/11/2017 7:18:30 PM)
to number 2
Please do your homework and find out why the chassidim who will be farbrenging at the Ohel will be there. And then come back and share your findings with us.
(11/11/2017 7:32:19 PM)
United?! Farbrenging as "one"?!
How?!?!?!? is it "uniting" when it became a Frat Club?! Since when is "shlichus" a fraternity club, only allowing "club members", and EXCLUDING everyone else?
If the Rebbe said that EVERY YID is a shaliach to spread the word of hashem, how does anyone have the nerve to say otherwise?!
(11/11/2017 9:33:31 PM)
To #2
Just imagine you were trying to arrange a Farbrengen with speakers etc. Yes, you’re right. Due to some extremists, that wouldn’t be possible in 770. All these meshichist hooligans would disrupt and destroy any sense of Seder that might have been arranged. If the Mearginim weren’t up against this, surely they would do it in 770. If you want to point fingers, point them at the wild maniacs who have taken over 770!
(11/11/2017 10:32:56 PM)
My aunt learned in seminary in France. After her first year she went into yechidus, the Rebbe asked her if she was going back and when she said yes the Rebbe said he was happy that she realized that one year or seminary was not enough.

The Rebbe then spoke about the division between the Ashkenazi and sefardi girls. At that time there were the Ashkenazi girls that came from London and Montreal and NY and the few gajeh girls in France, and then there was the French Moroccon and Algerian Sfardi girls and the two groups did not mix.It actully made sense that they did not mix they were very different cultures.

But it obviously bothered the Rebbe. The Rebbe pointed out that the division was not one sided both sides were responsible for the division and asked my aunt if she could mingle with both groups and encourage others to do the same.

My dear friends

I for one mingle with both sides and can honestly say I completely understand that when you go to an extreme on any side it's very difficult to see eye to eye with the other extreme we really have two different cultures.

But there is one thing that unites us all and that is the fact that veav achod lekulonu.

Any father will tell you that the most important thing to them is that their children are united.

I do know the compete story behind this farbrengen and I am a very close with all parties from both sides and i am writing this to you all to say.

I know you all mean well, each of you are standing up for what you think the Rebbe wants, and I hate to break it to you but there is no doubt that the Rebbe wants his children to all be together.

If you TRULY care about your father you would find a way to make it happen

As the Rebbe told my aunt this is not any one side to blame. It's so many years since gimmul Tammuz it's time we finally got together and then we will be surly united with the rebbe leinay Bosir and celebrate the ultimate Rosh chodesh kislev
(11/12/2017 7:41:52 AM)
Makom Hanes
BH the RCH Kislev fab during my time as bachur in 770 was of the most happiest moments while there. There was an achdus and open simcha shared openly . It was beautiful . this happened before the first Shluchim convention every year at the seudus hoda , and afterwards even more so with the Shluchim adding to the Rebbe's joy and excitement of the event making the convention at this time . perhaps the six hours for the Rebbe singing his arm on the balcony during a later convention is the Rebbe telling us to straighten out selves out . Moshiach now
(11/12/2017 11:59:11 AM)
#2 Took the words straight out of my mouth
This is devastating! What about Reb Yisroel Shemtov and Berel Lazars farbregen are they moving to the Ohel as well??

(11/12/2017 1:24:00 PM)
Misleading information
None of these "speakers" ever came to the "grassroots" farbreingen following the Kinus.
Absolutely false advertising.
It is just the the yearly Rosh Chodesh Kislev farbreingen that has always been organized by Rabbi Harlig that is moving to the Ohel.
(11/12/2017 4:25:32 PM)
Misleading Headline
As #10 said, although R"CH Kislev coincides with the night after the banquet, this is Reb Meir Harlig's annual RC Kislev farbrengen.
(11/12/2017 10:40:38 PM)
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