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Chof Beis Shvat
Official name Hebrew: כ״ב שבט
Observed by Chabad
Significance Passing of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, the wife of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, seventh Rebbe of Chabad Hasidism
Celebrations Public gatherings and annual women's conferences
Date 22 Shvat
Frequency annual

Chof Beis Shvat, the 22nd day of the month of Shvat in the Hebrew calendar (Hebrew: כ״ב שבט‎) is the yartzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, the wife of the seventh Rebbe of the Chabad Hasidic movement. The day is marked by the Chabad community with public gatherings and other commemorations.[1]

History[edit]

Rebbitzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson's gravesite visited each year on the 22nd of Shvat

Chaya Mushka Schneerson, the wife of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh Rebbe of the Chabad Hasidic movement, died on the Hebrew day of 22nd of Shvat, 5788 (February 10, 1988). Chaya Mushka is known in the Chabad community as "the Rebbetzin".[2][3]

The anniversary of her death, or "yartzeit", is marked each year by the Chabad community by public gatherings, or "farbrengens".[4] The day is also marked by a number of Chabad girls and women's conventions.[5]

Ohel visits[edit]

Many Chabad Hasidim visit the grave of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka on the 22nd of Shvat. Visitors accompany the visit by praying at the grave of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson at Ohel Chabad-Lubavitch.[6]

Kinus Hashluchos[edit]

The most popular event held in honor of the 22nd of Shvat is the Kinus Hashluchos, the annual convention of the women Shluchos, or Chabad emissaries.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chabad.info. Accessed April 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Marcus, Shmuel. "Her passing." Chabad.org. Accessed April 27, 2014.
  3. ^ Zaklikowsky. David. "Chof Beis Shvat." crownheights.info. Accessed April 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Thousands of Women Gather at Central Farbrengen." Chabadinfo.com. February 16, 2012. Accessed April 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "19th Annual Beis Rivka Convention." crownheights.info. Accessed April 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Kinus Hashluchos Pray at the Ohel." crownheights.info. Accessed April 27, 2014.
  7. ^ Mauer, Naomi Klass."A Magnificent Weekend With The Chabad Shluchos." The Jewish Press. February 21, 2014. Accessed April 27, 2014.
  8. ^ "Kinus Hashluchos Gala Banquent." COLlive.com. Accessed April 27, 2014.