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Contemporary Chassidic Works

Contemporary Chassidic Works

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Written by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), the founder of Chabad, Tanya is the central text of Chabad Chassidism. Its stated aim is to show a path to realizing one's purpose and developing a deeper relationship with G-d.
The Key to Kabbalah will open up the world of Jewish mysticism, giving you your first thirst-quenching sips of the teachings of Pnimiyut HaTorah, the inner dimension of the Torah. This volume provides an overview of the history, principles, content and nature of the Kabbalah and introduces the breadth and depth of the inner-spiritual dimensions of Torah
The Chassidic response to the tension between emotive religious experience and the categorical imperatives of Halacha, and the philosophy of Chabad activism for religious revival which has revolutionized the Jewish religious life and conciousness, are so strongly identified with chassidic thought that many do not realize that they derive wholly from the Talmud, Midrash, and other classic traditions.
Nechama Greisman's classes on the weekly sidra are conveyed through a unique perspective - that of a chassidic woman.
As a carpenter employs tools to build a home, so G-d utilized the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, the alef-beis, to form heaven and earth. In Letters of Light, the essence of these holy letters is explored, illustrating how the letters continue to be a source of creation, reflection, prayer and inspiration in our everyday lives.
Genuine joy comes from profound spiritual awareness on life and an absolute clarity of direction, living for a purpose. The Chassidic Approach to Joy explores the mystical depths of one's soul as well as the universe at large, on the well-traveled path to pure, internal happiness.
The weekly Torah portion provides context and inspiration to our lives. Join us as we travel together to see how the laws and stories from each Torah portion are relevant to the spiritual psyche of each Jew. Lessons for life based on the Rebbe's talks.
A sequential approach to self improvement from the author's perspective and topics important to personal growth in the modern age.
It is obvious that when a couple who have real love and regard for each other then there is achieved the deepest level of intimacy, described in Torah as “one flesh”. Chassidus points out this is also “one soul”.
These concise, inspiring and articulate discussions on Moshiach, arranged according to the weekly and holiday Torah portions, are based on the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and allow one to truly "live with the time" and "live with Moshiach."
We all believe in G-d. Some of us know that we do. Some of us refuse to admit it. Others who profess to believe are vague as to what they believe in. These essays probe to the core of some of the essential issues of Jewish faith and provide explanations based on the mystic understanding of Chabad Chassidic teachings.
Questions and answers exploring the very core of Judaism. With such questions as life's purpose, the existence of G-d, the purpose of the Chosen People, the holocaust, science vs religion and intermarriage.
Mind Over Matter is freely translated from the Rebbe's talks, discourses and letters on science, technology and medicine. It covers such diverse topics as proof of the Creator, origin of the species, aviation, fate vs. freedom, geometry, medicine and more.
The Baal Shem Tov generated new energy that roused the Jewish people to spiritual wakefulness. One of the areas where this was keenly felt was the realm of emotion. Before the advent of the chassidic movement, prayer and Torah study were primarily cold and cerebral. The Baal Shem Tov set the souls of the Jewish people on fire, stirring them to a higher pitch of love for G-d and enabling them to develop deeper bonds with their fellowmen.
A thought-provoking collection of ten lively essays outlining the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on subjects of particular interest to women - social involvement, equal rights, family planning, enlightened parenting, women’s Torah study and observance, and many other topical subjects.
The Baal Shem Tov taught that “G-d loves every Jew like a father loves a son born to him in his old age.” Indeed, His love for us surpasses a father’s love. It is only that we, limited mortals that we are, have no better terms to describe His love. At every single step; G-d takes each of us by the hand and leads us in the way that is best for us, both materially and spiritually.
By remembering the events of the past we keep them alive every year. Jewish holidays do not just commemorate historical events; they also have spiritual meanings and messages for all times. The Lubavitcher Rebbe has been interpreting and articulating these messages for over forty years. These essays are adaptations of some of the talks of the Rebbe delivered on festivals, Chassidic holidays and other Jewish days of note.
Written for the modern day, thoughtful professional, who wishes to live up to life's ideals and would benefit from the distinct vision of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Every section explores a theme with a telling personal encounter with the Rebbe; a thought on the Torah portion or holiday; and a closing composition to guide the reader from inspiration to action.
Written for the modern day, thoughtful professional, who wishes to live up to life's ideals and would benefit from the distinct vision of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Every section explores a theme with a telling personal encounter with the Rebbe; a thought on the Torah portion or holiday; and a closing composition to guide the reader from inspiration to action.
Written for the modern day, thoughtful professional, who wishes to live up to life's ideals and would benefit from the distinct vision of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Every section explores a theme with a telling personal encounter with the Rebbe; a thought on the Torah portion or holiday; and a closing composition to guide the reader from inspiration to action.
Written for the modern day, thoughtful professional, who wishes to live up to life's ideals and would benefit from the distinct vision of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Every section explores a theme with a telling personal encounter with the Rebbe; a thought on the Torah portion or holiday; and a closing composition to guide the reader from inspiration to action.
In this collection of lucid adaptations of the Rebbe's talks on the weekly Torah readings and Jewish holidays, each question is not only resolved but also revealed to be the starting point of a major spiritual search, a journey to the inner sanctum of Torah.
This two-volume set contains unique insights into the weekly Torah portion by looking through the portal of each sidra's name. Gleaned from talks of the Rebbe, these essays provide a dynamic thrust toward personal growth.
These essays were first published in monthly collections entitled From the Wellsprings of Chasidus. Each volume covers a complete cycle of the Torah readings, presenting concise insights and ideas for year-round learning.
The Rebbe's talks and letters pertaining to the important subject of tznius is truly vast. What follows in this pamphlet is by no means exhaustive; it is but a sampling of some of the more readily available writings of the Rebbe on this vital subject.
A talk delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe at a public gathering celebrating his sixtieth birthday. These talks explain the special significance of this age in a person's life.
After turning to the Rebbe for guidance in every conceivable situation for over forty years, when does a Chassid feels the void of not being able to see his Rebbe, he Instinctively turns to the words of the Rebbe at a similar time. Proceeding Together contains the earliest talks and letters of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, soon after the passing of his father-in-law and predecessor, the Sixth Rebbe (Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn) on 10 Shvat 5710 [1950].
This extraordinary book explores the drama of creation, the fusion of holiness inside the mundane, the spiritual role and function of Mitzvot, the afterlife, and much more.
Baseball, computers, art, atomic energy, accounting, vaccination-what do all of these have in common? In the eyes of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, each holds a unique opportunity for spiritual growth. These are just a few of the many, everyday events which are transformed into opportunities for achievement contained in this slim paperback volume.
A presentation of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's views on the Jewish people's connection with the Holy Land, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the so-called "Land for Peace" issue
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