First Birthday Farbrengen Reproduced

Ashreinu has just released the farbrengen of 11 Nissan 1962, the Rebbe’s 60th birthday. The farbrengen was the first time after accepting Nesius the Rebbe held one for his birthday, and is full of rich sichos, two ma’amorim, and stirring niggunim.

A historic farbrengen, the Ashreinu team collected and cleaned the audio from the recordings of Rabbi Shlomo Cunin and Rabbi Sholom Yisreol Hodakov.

The Rebbe entered the farbrengen holding the first volume of Likutei Sichos, which had just been printed in honor of his birthday. The Rebbe proceed to speak about the milestone of reaching 60, and discussed in depth the gemara that tells the story of R’ Yosef’s 60th birthday celebration.

In the course of the farbrengen, the Rebbe stood up and blessed the Jews of Russia stuck behind the Iron Curtain. The Rebbe also led the singing of Ani Ma’amin, and thanked and blessed all the well-wishers.

Listen to the entire farbrengen here on

Listen to the Rebbe singing Ani Maamin

Listen to the Rebbe, in a choking voice, bless Russian Jewry.

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