Throughout the past months as the world trembled before our eyes, one thought kept crossing the mind of chassidim everywhere. How would the Rebbe respond? How would the Rebbe view the natural and man-made disasters dominating the news cycle?
The answer to these questions of course, can be found by delving into the Rebbe’s Torah. With history constantly repeating itself, and newer events echoing those of the past, the Rebbe’s words offer inspiration and clear guidance in these trying times.
Yet reading from the sefer or text can not compare to hearing the original as it was voiced by the Rebbe. Only by listening to the sicha and the nuanced tone of its delivery can one truly relive it.
In a huge effort, for the past twenty years, JEM has been carefully and methodically gathering the original recordings of the Rebbe’s talks, restoring them and making them available to the general public. Countless hours are spent carefully examining every known audio and video file available.
Farbrengens and Sichos which were once woefully inaudible have been given new life. Many Farbrengens only existed piecemeal from numerous tapes and recordings. Others were methodically extracted from old tapes or VHS.
As this revolutionary undertaking continued, JEM launched the Ashreinu App. Thanks to the app, the refurbished Sichos are now literally at your fingertips. In Ashreinu, each Farbrengen, Sicha, Maamar and Niggun is presented in unique segments, allowing you go directly to whichever part of the Farbrengen you’d like to hear. In addition, before every Yoma D’pagra a playlist is created, presenting snippets of Sichos and Niggunim relevant to that special day.
Unfortunately, dozens of recordings remain to be repaired and remastered. Rather than wait on a more gradual process, JEM’s Ashreinu team has launched an operation of epic proportions to restore the entire first two decades of the Rebbe’s nesius. A total of 46 additional Farbrengens remain, and the team has committed to restoring and publishing them in the coming montts.
To this expedited project, Ashreinu has launched a fundraising campaign. The cost of restoration is $950 per Farbrengen. Four generous donors have already pledged to cover half that amount.
Ashreinu is now turning to the thousands who benefit from the app on a regular basis. Help them reach their goal of bringing the Rebbe’s timeless words to new audiences, enabling the Sichos to be experience loud and clear.
To contribute to the campaign, please visit restore.ashreinu.app