Teachings

'The Pen Shall Be Your Friend'
Intertextuality, Intersociality, and the Cosmos - Examples of the Tzemach Tzedek’s Way in the Development of Chabad Chassidic Thought
Three Understandings of the Sefirot Three Understandings of the Sefirot
A classic example of the Tzemach Tzedek’s synthetic approach to Kabbalah and Jewish thought
In the classic discourse known as "Derush Shalosh Shitot" the Tzemach Tzedek synthesizes three different interpretations of the sefirot and their relationship to the divine essence, as quoted in the thought of Rabbi Shneur Zalman: The sefirot as tools, as divine essence, and as divine names.
The Tzemach Tzedek and the Jewish Philosophic Tradition The Tzemach Tzedek and the Jewish Philosophic Tradition
An overview of the work Sefer Hachakirah
A detailed look at Sefer Ha'chakirah, a book of philosophy by the third Chabad rebbe, the Tzemach Tzedek. Examining how the Tzemach Tzedek uses his own ideas as well as the works of other Jewish philosophers such as Maimonides and Joseph Albo to prove divine creation.
Lessons in Derech Mitzvosecha - Volume 1
A Mystical Perspective on the Commandments
Derech Mitzvotecha dives into reasons behind mitzvot such as tzitzit, tefillin, prayer, belief in G-d, loving a fellow Jew, starting a family and many others. Five generations later, the author's grandson and successor, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, has often advised those seeking to begin study of Chasidic philosophy to study this fundamental work.
Selections from 'Hayom Yom'
Selections from 'Hayom Yom', an anthology of aphorisms and customs, arranged according to the days of the year, assembled from the talks and letters of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch (1880-1950), sixth Lubavitch Rebbe; compiled by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, seventh Lubavitch Rebbe.
Chassidic Discourse on Repentance Chassidic Discourse on Repentance
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).
Guilt & Happiness
—Let the ecstasy override all else
Garment for the Light
The diversity within Creation in no way challenges divine unity.
Lack of Torah Will Destroy Ya
Torah study heals the supernal vessels of the most supernal of worlds
Letter from the Rebbe Regarding Teachings of the Tzemach Tzedek
Letter No. 452:
The life and times of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch (1789-1866)