In honor of the Rebbe’s 120th birthday a record amount of kovtzei he’aros were printed by Rabbanim, Bachurim, Shluchim and Anash worldwide, with tens of sefarim and kovtzim published, accumulating over 10,000 printed pages of chidushei Torah. Now available online.
Heeding the Rebbe’s request for matanos, chassidim around the world have been toiling to gift the Rebbe by increasing in Torah and mitzvos in the months leading up to Yud Nissan.
With each person being gifted with different abilities and strengths, initiatives have been taken in every area. From learning extra hours of Torah, to establishing hundreds of new mosdos, each one of these gifts have surely given our Rebbe much nachas.
On numerous occasions, however, the Rebbe specificied a gift which he desires of us chassidim for his Yom Huledes: Kovtzei He’aros, the booklets of chidushei torah written by yeshiva bachurim. From early on, the Rebbe stressed the importance of printing these kovtzim. Learning Torah, the Rebbe emphasized, consists not only of learning but of innovating as well, as the Alter Rebbe outlines clearly in Shulchan Aruch.
From the very first kovetz he’aros, printed in honor of the Rebbe’s 70th birthday in 5732, and throughout the years, Temimim and Anash have written and published thousands of these Torah journals. Beginning with just two yeshivos printing kovtzim weekly, it has now spread to many more yeshivos that print them periodically throughout the year, especially in honor of Yud Alef Nissan.
This year’s Yud Alef Nissan, however, would not be like any previous year. This year marked the Rebbe’s 120th Yom Huledes.
In honor of this historic milestone, an overwhelming amount of kovtzim have been printed. Over 40 kovtzim from Yeshivos, Kolelim and communities around the globe have been printed, accumulating over 10,000 pages!
The many kovtzim vary greatly. From hundred paged hard-cover sefarim to kovtzim small in size but rich in content. Some kovtzim are part of a series published for the past 40 years, while others are their yeshiva’s first. From a deep pilpul of the chief rabbi of the city to the simple question of a Mesivta bachur. From a lengthy discussion of the Ramban’s opinion in Maseches Shabbos, to a back and forth regarding the simplistic reading of Rashi Al HaTorah
The he’aros printed in these kovtzim cover every part of Torah – Nigleh, Chassidus, Halacha, Rambam, Peshuto Shel Mikrah and, of course, the Rebbe’s teachings, with several kovtzim dedicated solely on the above. One kovetz of note is “Kovetz Me’ah V’esrim” – a global Sefer of chidushim exclusively in the Rebbe’s Torah, written by bachurim in Chabad yeshiva gedolas around the world.
These kovtzim have been collected and are now available on the digital kovtzim database online – KovtzimDrive.com, joining the thousands of kovtzim already on the website.
To ensure these kovtzim reach as many people as possible, we have launched a new initiative, where you can receive the new kovtzim as they come out by joining our new WhatsApp group, with new kovtzim posted weekly, accompanied by a short description of their content and newly released additions: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JB87bNkHYV61LZ6DLA9JAR
Below is a partial list of Yeshivos and cities which have printed sefarim & kovtzim this Yud Alef Nissan:
- 770 (3 kovtzim)
- The Yeshiva at the Ohel
- Oholei Torah – Haoros Ubiurim
- Oholei Torah – Zal
- Oholei Torah – Mesivta
- Argentina – Yeshiva Gedola
- Beit Shemesh – Yeshiva Gedola
- Beit Shemesh – Yeshiva Ketana
- Kfar Chabad – Yeshiva Gedola (2 kovtzim)
- Kfar Chabad – Yeshiva Ketana
- Kiryat Gat
- Kollel Ma’ayon Chai – Flatbush
- Los Angeles – Mesivta
- Miami – Zal
- Miami – Mesivta
- Migdal Haemek
- Montreal – Zal
- New Haven
- Tel Aviv
- Toras Emes
- Tzfas (2 Kovtzim)
- Tzfas – Kollel Avreichim
While Yud Alef Nissan has passed, it is still not too late to print a Kovetz in honor of this day.
A day after Yud Alef Nissan 5742 (the Rebbe’s 80th birthday) the Rebbe requested that kovtzim should be printed from Rabbanim of every country and city in the world in honor of this day. Over the next year the Rebbe brought up the subject time and time again.
Although may kovtzim have been printed so far, there still remains a long way to go to fulfill the Rebbe’s above instruction.
We wish all who take the Rebbe’s words to heart success in printing a kovetz in their own countries, states, and cities, giving the Rebbe much nachas.
*While we have done our best to gather these kovtzim there are still a few which we have not been able to acquire or are unaware of. We request of anyone who may have digital copies of kovtzim we are missing – from this year or of previous years – to please share them with us, enabling all to view and benefit from these precious publications.
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