Saturday, December 7, 2013
Hey Teves Farbrengen on Sunday Night
The fifth day of Teves is celebrated as a day of rejoicing in the Chabad-Lubavitch community.
On this date in 1987, U.S. Federal Court issued a decision in favor of Agudas Chassidei Chabad regarding the ownership of the priceless library of the 6th Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn.
The ruling was based on the idea that a Rebbe is not a private individual but a communal figure synonymous with the body of Chassidim. The Lubavitcher Rebbe urged that the occasion be marked with time devoted to study from sefarim as well as the acquisition of new Torah books.