Chabad & Friends with historian Rabbi Chaim Dalfin:
Chabad & Friends is a weekly program aired on community news service COLlive.com exploring facts, stories and anecdotes of the Rebbe and the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s connection and communications within the frum Jewish world.
The program is presented by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin, a Chabad historian, an ethnographer of Chassidism and Director of the Jewish Enrichment Press publishing group. He is the prolific author of 60 books – most recently The Rav and Rebbe, Satmar and Lubavitch, Lakewood and Lubavitch, Rabbi Hutner and Rebbe.
He is currently working on the connection between Lubavitch and Torah Vodaath, the illustrious Yeshiva in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn that has raised generations of Torah observant Jews for close to 100 years.
Rabbi Dalfin is a featured speaker in many Chabad centers and Jewish communities about Chassidic teachings and life. He is also the recording artist of Chasidic Nigunim: Learn, Understand and Sing.
Chabad & Friends is aired on Tuesday evenings on COLlive.com.
VIDEO: Episode 5
After terrible persecution and torture from the Russian KGB in 1927, the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe outdid them. His network of Yeshivos, Cheders and Mikvoas continued even after he left to Riga in 1928. In 1929 he visited Eretz Yisrael followed by the USA.
This week on 12 Elul, 1929 marks the 90th year when he stepped on American soil laying the groundwork for Torah Yiddishkeit in America.
Rav Reuven Grozovsky, Rosh Yeshivas Kamenitz and Torah Vodaas, learned and wrote comments on the Rebbe’s first Maamar Basi Legani 1951.