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Teachings of Rabbi Sholom DovBer

Advice for Life from Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch
as recorded by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn
Purging Divisiveness, Embracing Difference
Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneersohn’s manifesto against self-righteousness in interpersonal discourse
Three Divine Echoes: Singularity, Plurality and Oneness
How does one restore the divine unity to our fragmented world? By delving even further into its plurality. An essay based on the famed chassidic discourse Heichaltzu 5659 by Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch, which explores the significance of what may well be the most important word in Judaism—echad (“one”)
The Ethical Will
A Chassidic discourse -- Chanoch Lanaar
This remarkable document is, in great measure, a treatise on education and child-rearing.
Maamar VeYadaata
To Know G-d
One of the classics in Chasidic literature, "Veyadaata" is renowned for its simple yet profound explanation of the oneness of G-d, while at the same time focusing on the challenges of day-to-day living, exploring ways in which one can receive the inner G-dly light that is invested in the physical world.
The Tree of Life - Kuntres Eitz HaChayim
A classic chassidic treatise on the mystic core of spiritual vitality.
Shortly after founding Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim, Rabbi Shalom DovBer delivered this discourse to help his students, past and present, nourish the spiritual fire within. From the mysteries of the first days in Eden, the Rebbe extrapolates a set of standards for a student's learning goals and schedule, personal conduct, prayer, and appearance.
Isa B'Midrash Tehillim
The official maamar (discourse) recited first by the fifth Chabad Rebbe and since then by all Chabad boys on the occasion of their Bar Mitzvah, translated and annotated in an accessible format, with additional chapters on customs relating to a Bar Mitzvah
Maamar Heichaltzu
On Ahavas Yisrael
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 the remedies for it.
Drunk on G-d
The Temple's sanctification required a spontaneous offering.
Publishing the Talks of Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch
Years-Long Project of Revealing a True Treasure
With Light and with Might
Two Chassidic Discourses by Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn of Lubavitch
Two Chassidic Discourses by Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn of Lubavitch Tanu Rabbanan: Ner Chanukah, 5643 and Kol HaYotzei LeMilchemes Beis David, 5661 With an Appendix by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch זצוקללה"ה נבג"מ זי"ע
Experiencing Divine Revelation
In the time of Moshiach, prophecy will be a natural thing, even for young boys and girls!
Humility & Happiness
—How the ego conflicts with true joy
We may be somewhat surprised to discover that not only is there no conflict between the two, but in truth happiness and humility make a marvelous pair.
The Demise of the Left
The menorah is so powerful that it can rectify evil in its lowest form
Defeating the Darkness
Each law of the Chanuka lights is to subdue a force of foreign darkness
A Chanukah Discourse by Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch
"Flames" focuses on the multiple images of the lamp; the oil, the wick and the different hues of the flame, in order to express profound guidance in the divine service of every individual: Just as the oil fuses flame and wick, so does the performance of practical mitzvot keep the radiance of the soul kindled upon the body.
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