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Maamar: lit. “word” or "essay." Often a reference to a formal discourse of Chassidic teachings delivered by a chassidic Rebbe.
What is a maamar?
An introduction to the origin, structure and features of the genre known as the “chassidic discourse” or maamar.
A Chassidic Discourse of the Rebbe Rashab
Two processes of personal worship that integrates G-d in the lowly world
G-d has an inner longing to be made at home in the lowest levels of existence. It is the mission of man to achieve this through two complementary processes of personal worship, first drawing inspiration from above, and secondly raising the world up from b...
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 aftern...
Studying a translation of a key section of the maamar Padah B'Shalom 5726
​​ This class is presented in partnership with JNET - The Jewish Learning Network Click here for follow-along source sheet.
Chassidic Discourse on Nurturing Faith
V’atah Tetzaveh is the last maamar the Rebbe edited and personally distributed to chassidim. The discourse explains how the Jewish leader assists the Jew in strengthening, nurturing and internalizing the soul’s essential faith.
The Mystical Thought of the Rebbe Rashab
Is there a single, overarching theme to "Hemsech Ayin Beis" or can it perhaps better be understood as the culmination of various ideas advanced by its author throughout the years of his leadership?
In a Chassidic discourse distinguished by its tone and rhythm, the Rebbe draws parallels between the Exodus from Egypt, and the journey of the soul. Just like there were many stages to the Exodus, in which as each boundary was breached another needed to b...
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