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Sichos In English (SIE)

Sichos In English (SIE)
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Talks Delivered in 5703 (1942-1943) by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, The Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe
Free translation from a talk of the Rebbe, 18th Elul, 5710 (1950), (excerpt) Let us first understand the function of the Cities of Refuge, לנוס שמה כל מכה נפש בשגגה - “to which one who unintentionally strikes [i.e., kills] a soul can flee.” By way of intr...
Free translation from a talk of the Rebbe, Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei, Parshat HaChodesh, Mevarchim Chodesh Nissan, 5740 (1980), (excerpt) This year Parshas HaChodesh is read on Shabbos Vayakhel Pekudei. On the surface, these two Parshiyos represent...
Free translation from a talk of the Rebbe, Motzaei Shabbos Parshas Eikev, Mevarchim Elul, 5738 (1978), (excerpt) Laying the foundation It is no coincidence that the school year begins at this time. Before Rosh Hashanah and before entering the phase of ser...
Free translation from a talk of the Rebbe, Shabbos Parshas Mishpatim, 29th Day of Shvat, 5746 (1986), (excerpt) This week we are hosting a Pegishah (Encounter With Chabad) weekend for Jewish women and daughters. The Pegishah began on Friday and will conti...
Free translation from a talk of the Rebbe, Shabbat Parshat Ki Sisa, Parshas Parah, 5747 (1987), (excerpt) Several times during the year we add a special Maftir section to the regular Shabbos Torah reading, we suspend the regular Haftorah and we substitute...
Free translation from a talk of the Rebbe, Motzaei Shabbat Parshat Acharei, 5738 (1978), (excerpt) 1. When a variety of Jews, each one representing a different sector of the total Jewish community, meet together, their intent should be to rise above their...
Free translation from a talk of the Rebbe, Shabbat Parshat Chaye Sarah, 5747 (1986), (excerpt) One who is sent to a particular place with a job to fulfill, may approach his work in different ways. There are those communal workers (rabbis) who upon arrivin...
An inquiry into the purpose of a farbrengen and the nature of leadership Free translation from a talk of the Rebbe, Purim, 5743 (1983), (excerpt) The very format of a farbrengen arouses a question: Why should hundreds of Jews including many who themselves...