Following the Histalkus of the Rebbetzin on Chof-Beis Shevat 5748, the Rebbe Davened during the week in his home on President Street throughout the Shnas Ha’Aveilus. On Chof-Hei Adar, the Rebbetzin’s 87th birthday, several minutes after the conclusion of Shacharis, the Rebbe suddenly descended from the second floor and approached his Shtender to say a Sicha. This came as an absolute surprise to everyone present.

Continuing the theme of  "V'Hachai Yitein El Libo" that the Rebbe had emphasized since the Histalkus, the Rebbe suggested that in connection with the Rebbetzin’s birthday it was appropriate to focus on the Minhagim of Yom Huledes and to share them with Klal Yisrael. The Rebbe added that doing so “will be the greatest Zechus for the Neshama (of the Rebbetzin).”

Sicha Chof Hei Adar 5748  | Audio  | Subtitled Video | Yuman

Shortly thereafter, a detailed list of ten Minhagei Yom Huledes, compiled from the Rebbe’s Sichos and letters, was edited by the Rebbe and publicized. Thus Mivtza Yom Huledes was born.

Acharon Shel Pesach 5748  | Minhogei Yom Huledes | A Chassidisher Derher


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Listen to audio of the Rebbe about celebrating one’s birthday.

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Constant Growth 11 Nissan 5742 

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