Tzivos Hashem

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Tzivos Hashem (literally, Army of God[1]), is a Brooklyn, New York based organization that was founded in 1980 as a youth group of the Chabad movement to encourage its version of Jewish customs and religious practice in non-orthodox Jewish children.


Tzivos Hashem began its programs in the autumn of 1980. Programs include Shomer Shabbat Little League baseball teams, international contests, and involvement in the construction and funding of orphanages in Ukraine,[2] food pantries, and a museum for Jewish children.


Tzivos Hashem publishes three children's periodicals: Moshiach Times, HaChayol, and Tzivos Hashem KIDS!. HaChayol is geared towards children from the Chabad community. Tzivos Hashem KIDS! is distributed to Chabad Houses throughout the world. Moshiach Times has employed MAD Magazine's Spy vs. Spy creator Al Jaffee.


  1. ^ Heilman, Samuel C. (2006). Sliding to the Right: The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy. University of California Press. p. 287. ISBN 9780520247635. Retrieved September 20, 2012. To fire up the children with this fervor, a notice from the Tzivos Hashem Lubavitch youth organization promotes the sale of a magazine taken up with the subject and announces (in English, apparently for those to whom this language speaks most clearly), 'Kids can't resist the Moshiach Times.' [...] Indeed, this recognition that there is an ongoing need to instill in the children a sense of connection to a rebbe whom they have never seen in the flesh yet whom they must treat as immanent in their lives is reflected in a poster and the book it promotes: The Rebbe Speaks to Children. The flyer informs us that this collection of talks was originally given to the Tzivos Hashem (Army of God) youth groups as is 'organized according to the holidays and special seasons of the calendar.' Thus it can serve as a way of inserting the rebbe into the ongoing lives of children who never knew him.
  2. ^ [1] AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD: Ukraine orphanages offer refuge for Jewish From: Jewish Telegraphic Agency Date: June 10, 1997

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