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For the newcomer to the teachings of Judaism as well as for those well versed in Torah knowledge, we provide material of unparalleled quality and authenticity. We will continue to satisfy the thirst for knowledge for which our people, the "People of the Book" have always been identified.

Our History

1941
11 Tishrei, 1941
First publication released: Sefer HaShana
1941
20 Cheshvan, 1941
Kuntres HaTfillah by Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch is published and is the first sefer of Chasidut Chabad printed by Kehot
1942
Chanukah 1942
Launch of the Talks and Tales/Shmuessn Mit Kinder Un Yugent, monthly children's magazine
1945
1945
First volume of Toras Shmuel, first in series of discourses by Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch is published
1946
1946
Launch of the Our People series
1948
Rosh Chodesh Sivan, 1948
Likutei Torah is printed
1950
1950
First volume of Or HaTorah, first in series of discourses Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, is published
1952
1952
Tehillim Ohel Yosef Yitchok is first published
1953
1953
New edition of Tanya with foreword by the Lubavitcher Rebbe is published and is also first Tanya printed in America
1957
1957
First in series of discourses by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi is published
1960
1960
Shulchan Aruch Harav is published for the first time in the United states with foreword by the Lubavitcher Rebbe
1962
11 Nissan, 1962
First volume of Likutei Sichot is published
1970
1970
5666 series of discourses by Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch is published
1970
1970
First volume of the Chabad Encyclopedia is published
1973
1973
First Bilingual Tanya is published
1977
1977
5772 series of discourses by Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch is published
1978
1978
First Bilingual Siddur is published
1981
1981
Early draft of the Tanya is published
1984
1984
First in series of discourses by Rabbi Dovber of Lubavitch is published
1987
1987
Lessons in Tanya, an elucidation of the Tanya in english is published
1990
1990
New edition of Torah Ohr, featuring new typeface is published
2001
2001
Begins publishing new edition of Shulchan Aruch HaRav
2001
2001
Launch of the Chasidic Heritage Series with publication of Yom Tov Shel Rosh Hashana
2002
2002
Launch of the Annotated Series with the publication of Annotated Siddur
2004
2004
Launch of the Torah series with publication of the book of Bamidbar
2010
2010
New edition of 5666 series of discourses by Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch is published
2014
28 Sivan, 2014
Launch of the Historical Sketches series with publication of The Life and Times of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
2015
2015
First volume of fully vowelized compact edition of the Shulchan Aruch HaRav is published

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Yes. Be Brazen!

Yehuda ben Teima said: Be brazen as a leopard, light as an eagle, swift as a deer, and strong as a lion, to fulfill the will of your Father in heaven.

Pirkei Avot 5:20


Brazen.

Although brazenness is a negative trait, one should "borrow" it when necessary, such as to do a mitzvah despite the mockery of cynics. But one should not be become brazenfaced--one's brazenness should not be apparent on one's face.

When a person's brazenness is fueled solely by the desire "to fulfill the will of his Father in Heaven"--not by his ego--it bears no negative consequence.

If your evil inclination tells you, "How can you pray to G-d? Are you not embarrassed of your petty and depraved deeds?!"--be brazen as a leopard and respond:

"True, I am not worthy. But I trust in G-d's goodness and that He will not turn me away empty-handed."

Early to Rise

R. Naftali of Ropshitz would relate, that when he was a child and attempted to rise early in the morning to serve G-d, his evil inclination would tell him, "Why do you need to get up so early? It's still dark outside!"

The young Naftali would respond boldly: "You have already risen to do your job--but you're telling me not to rise for my job?"

--From Kehot's

Pirkei Avot

Holtzberg Memorial Edition