Leadership is a theme both of the weekly reading (Beshalach) and the Jewish calendar this week (Yud Shevat is the official anniversary of the ascension of Rabbi M. M. Schneerson 70 years ago to be the Lubavitcher Rebbe.) See articles #3-5.
This Shabbat is also known as "the Shabbat of Song," as it contains the song sung after the crossing of the Reed Sea, when the entire entire Jewish were in a state of enlightenment. (articles #5-6)
The 2nd article analyzes the theme of the entire Jewish month of Sh'vat, and also serves as a lead-in to the annual "Festival of Fruit Trees in Israel"
(next Sunday night-Monday — see our special issue next Sunday and the invitation below)

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