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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
5672 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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How Are You Faring in Haran?

This week’s Torah portion begins with the word Vayeitzei, “he

went out,” and embodies the message of this parsha.

Jacob went out from Be’er Sheva, and he went to Haran.

Genesis 28:10


In order for Jacob to become the patriarch of the Jewish

people, he had to “go out,” to leave the haven of an insular

life, as well as the material and spiritual comforts of his

home, and face the challenges of a hostile world.

Jacob leaves the spiritual idyll of Be’er Sheva in the Holy

Land to travel to Haran. Be’er Sheva literally means the “well

of seven” and metaphorically refers to the seven Divine attributes

of the soul. Haran literally means “wrath,” and was

a place of lies, deception, struggle, and manipulation. In the

materialistic, contentious land of Haran, Jacob marries and

fathers the tribes of Israel.

Jacob’s travel reflects the journey of all of our lives.

A newborn baby’s soul cries bitterly as it descends from its

cozy, spiritual home to face a harsh, combative world, the

antithesis of all things that the soul knew, loved, and was

comforted by. Yet, in facing the many challenges and in staying

strong to its values, the soul finds its mission and raison

d’etre.

“To Haran” is indicated by the Hebrew letter hei, ה, suffixed to

the word Haran חרנ-ה. Hei is the second letter of the

name of G-d through which G-d created our physical world.

Menachot 29b


No matter in which city or country we currently live, we are

all citizens of Haran. Each day, we face the challenges of our

Haran life. And, as much as we want to protect ourselves

and our children from the ravages of our world, it is precisely

here that each of us fulfills the purpose for which our world

was created.

To help make our world a better place—a home and haven

for G-d.

—from Shabbat/deLights