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  11/20/2013, Kislev 17, 5774

"Hasidic Rosh Hashannah" to Be Celebrated Friday


The day considered to be a "Rosh Hashannah" of the hasidic movement will be celebrated this Friday. Commonly referred to by it's Hebrew date of Yud Tes Kislev, the 19th day of the month of Kislev, it marks the release of the first Lubavitcher Rebbe from prison after being falsely accused of treason by the Russian government in 1798. Ever since, hasidic groups, particularly the Chabad-Lubavitch movement has been celebrating the day. The date also the day marks the passing of the Maggid of Mezeritch, successor of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Hasidic movement in 1772. Musical events and lectures will mark the occasion in Israel and around the world.