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Directives of the Rebbe MH"M


The Completion of the Month of Sivan


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15 Sivan

1) "These days are remembered and done." That is, one should remember the events of these days, so that all of the good things that took place the first time are "done" once again.

(15 Sivan 5748)

2) This refers to the imprisonment of the Rebbe Rayatz on the night of the 15th of Sivan, in 5687/1927. (At first this appeared to be something completely negative; only afterwards was it seen as a great salvation, because this enabled him to leave the country with his family, his writings, and all his possessions, and to arrive here, where he could carry on his outreach activities unrestrained.) This is something which (most obviously) affects this generation.


3) On this day, the order and directive (and plea) is emphasized, to increase one's efforts in all aspects of the avoda of "spreading the wellsprings." Every Jew has the innate ability to accomplish this.


4) Concerning oneself, this directive means to reveal the "wellspring" hidden within the soul, the part of the soul that is connected with the inner dimension of the Torah, so that it is drawn down into, and revealed in, the chachma, bina, and da'as of the G-dly soul. Furthermore, it must be drawn down into, and revealed in, the intellect of the animal soul as well.

(Nasso and 15 Sivan 5749)

5) As far as outreach to the outside: because of the darkness of the world, there are aspects of the inner dimension of the Torah that have not yet been revealed, which are therefore in a state of exile and imprisonment. The avoda, then, is to redeem them from this state.

(15 Sivan 5748)

The Perfection/Completion of the Month of Sivan

6) The moon is full on the 15th of Sivan. At that point, every person should make a cheshbon tzedek (personal accounting) regarding all aspects of this third month, in order to correct and make up for anything that was lacking, and also to perfect his avoda.

(Nasso and 15 Sivan 5749)

7) This cheshbon tzedek is to begin with the avoda of Rosh Chodesh Sivan, when the Jewish people camped in unity, "as one man with one heart." Next, it should be continued with a review of the avoda of the three days of preparation that preceded "naaseh v'nishma," followed by the Receiving of the Torah and the days of tashlumin (makeup) that follow.


The 28th of Sivan(1)

1) This day is one of farbrengens and making good resolutions in all activities concerning the dissemination of Torah, Judaism, and Chassidus. The results of these farbrengens have already been seen in very real terms for over three years, thereby establishing a chazaka.

(Shelach 5749)

2) This will certainly be the case from now on, and in other places too, whether because of a chazaka or because of the idea of one mitzva leading to another.


3) Strengthen and increase the fulfillment of the shlichus that the Rebbe Rayatz gave every individual of our generation: to be involved in the dissemination of Torah, Judaism, and Chassidus, with a total involvement, even beyond one's strength.



1. The 28th of Sivan (this year, 5766, on Shabbat Parshat Shelach, June 24), is the 65th anniversary of the arrival in the United States of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka.

The Rebbe and the Rebbetzin were in France during the early years of World War II. In 5701/1941, after tremendous effort on the part of the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn--who was already in the United States--the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin were able to travel to Portugal, from where they boarded a ship to the United States.

The trip itself was quite dangerous, with the ship being stopped numerous times en route by the Nazis.

On the 28th of Sivan 5701 (June 23, 1941), the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin arrived in New York. Ed.

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