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Textual Study of Chassidic Works

Textual Study of Chassidic Works

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Tanya - Regular Year
Classes on Tanya; divided according to the daily study schedule.
Classes on a Chassidic discourse by the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Speaks to one who feels comfortable with materiality while struggling to access spirituality. No matter how much one may be flooded with physicality, the flame of the soul forever burns. Thus, there is no reason to despair or lose hope, G-d forbid, for nothing can extinguish the soul`s fiery love of G-d.
Inyanah Shel Toras HaChassidus
A textual study of a discourse by the Lubavitcher Rebbe describing the essence of Chassidic teaching and culture (from a talk delivered on the 19th of Kilev, 5726).
Textual study of a Chassidic discourse of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
A class on the discourse by the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe
Although "Love your fellow as yourself" is, as Rabbi Akiva taught, the great underlying principle of the Torah, actually achieving this love is a profound challenge for most people. Human personality is instead, often given to baseless hatred. This discourse deals with the spiritual roots of such hatred, its practical consequences, and its remedy.
Audio | 40:34
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Maamar Basi L'Gani 5710
Part 1: Chapters 1-2
Textual study of the maamar basi l’gani, the last Chassidic discourse of the sixth Chabad Rebbe, R. Yosef Yitzchak, which is customarily studied each year on his yahrtzeit—the tenth of Shevat.
Audio | 58:00
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Maamar Basi L'Gani 5710
Part 2: Chapters 3-5
Textual study of the maamar basi l’gani, the last Chassidic discourse of the sixth Chabad Rebbe, R. Yosef Yitzchak, which is customarily studied each year on his yarhtziet—the tenth of Shevat.
Maamar: "Adam Ki Yakriv"
This discourse of the Alter Rebbe from Likkutei Torah explains how the animal offerings brought in the Temple symbolize the refinement of our own animal character.
Derech Mitzvosecha – Mitzvas Viduy U’Teshuvah
An in-depth text-based study of a mystical discourse on the metaphysics of repentance. From the book, Derech Mitzvosecha, by the third Rebbe of Chabad, R' Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch (1789-1866).
A Passover Discourse by the Rebbe
A series of classes based on a chassidic discourse of the Rebbe which explains the mystical significance of the verse (Deut. 6:2) "When tomorrow your child will ask you, "What are the testimonies, the statutes and the laws... [of Pesach]?"
A Discourse on Prayer by the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe
Line-by-line study of a mystical discourse delivered by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe in Lithuania in 1931. The title is taken from the verse (Kings II 4:10): "Now let us make a small walled upper chamber, and place there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp; and it will be that when he comes to us, he will turn into there."
Chassidic discourse by the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe
The final discourse written by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe prior to his passing on the 10th of Shevat 5710 (1950).
A chassidic discourse for the 10th of Shevat
The Rebbe would say a maamar on the 10th of Shevat, commemorating the anniversary of passing of his father-in-law, the sixth Chabad Rebbe, each year expounding upon another chapter from his father-in-law’s discourse titled Basi LeGani. This maamar, recited in 5714 (1954), focuses on the fourth chapter.
Chasidic Discourse "V'Lo Yekanef Od Morecha" 5720
Textual study of a discourse (or 'maamar') based on the verse (Isaiah 30:20) "...your Teacher shall no longer be concealed from you..." The discourse discusses the importance of action and its influence on personality.
A Discourse by the Rebbe on the Nature of Miracles
A series of classes based on a chassidic discourse of the Rebbe which explains the inner dynamics of the miraculous and the natural, by way of examining the verse (Michah 7:15) "As in the days of your Exodus from Egypt, I will show [the people] wonders." (Maamar Kimei Tzeischa 5712)
A Chassidic Discourse for Lag B'Omer
A series of classes studying a chassidic discourse of the Lubavitcher Rebbe from the year 5773 (1973), related to Lag BaOmer and the revealing of the secrets of the Torah.
A chassidic discourse on Passover
Learn a maamar on Pesach from Likkutei Torah titled “Sheishes Yamim”, which explains the deeper dimension of matzah as the ‘bread of faith’.
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Keeping the Faith
A chassidic discourse on Shavuot
This text-based class on a Shavuot discourse focuses on our special relationship to G-d that is metaphorically described as a faith-infused “marriage.” It's a Ma'amar (formal Chasidic discourse) that was delivered by the Rebbe in 1988, on a Shabbat afternoon just hours before Shavuot. Based on the final verse in the Haftorah: “I will betroth you to me with Faith,” it provides remarkable insights into what happened at Mount Sinai and why it’s relevant to us today. A powerful, insightful, and timely teaching about the Giving of the Torah that’ll help you better appreciate and prepare for this special holiday.
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Learning Torah Ohr
Chassidic Discourses by the Alter Rebbe
Text-based study of Chassidic discourses of the Alter Rebbe from the sefer Torah Ohr.