An hour-long excerpt of the Rebbe’s farbrengen (public address) from the evening before Rosh Hashanah in 1980, which also marks the birthday of the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Chabad Rebbe (1789-1866).

In this public address, the Rebbe teaches about “tools for illumination.”

The Jew’s purpose is to illuminate the entire world around him. But to “illuminate” does not mean to change the order of creation; rather, light enables one to discern the true nature and purpose of what already is in fact there.

By illuminating one’s own affairs with faith in G‑d, a person finds the fortitude, and the appropriate words, to impart this clarity to other Jews – and to non-Jews as well, until “the Nations will follow your light.”

This playlist includes numerous Chassidic melodies and two talks by the Rebbe:
• Beyond The Sunglasses: Seeing the World’s Essence
• A Three-Part Vow: Renewing Our Oaths