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A Letter Written by the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn
Links in the Chassidic Legacy is a collection biographical sketches of Chassidic personalites of the previous generations. Originally appeared in the columns of the student journal "Hatamim", the book takes the reader on a tour through the ages with each of these famed Chassidim.
Biographical Stories based on the Essay Fathers of Chassidus by the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, first published in the classical columns of HaTamim
Biographical Stories Based on the Essay Fathers of Chassidus by the Previos Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn נ"ע
Biographical Stories based on the Essay Fathers of Chassidus by the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, first published in the classical columns of HaTamim
Sickle in hand, the elderly Reb Zalman, with his broad, regal beard and face shining with joy, was swift and nimble as a lad . . .
The room fell utterly silent. All were caught in the thrall of the melody, a melody of yearning and resolve, of ascent and retreat...
“If Bonaparte will be victorious,” the rebbe wrote, “Jewish wealth will increase, and the prestige of the Jewish people will be raised; but their hearts will disintegrate and be distanced from their Father in Heaven . . .”
“Fire consumes fire,” said the Rebbe. “The ‘fiery law’ of Torah will consume the fever induced by the frost . . .”
In the face of Tsarist anti-semitism, communism, and the Holocaust, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak resolutely perpetuated traditional Jewish life and the potent spirit of Chassidism.