This volume contains a free translation of Sichos delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in the Farbrengens held from Tishrei-MarCheshvan, 5742, with excerpts from every Farbrengen held during that period. It is the eleventh volume published by Sichos In English.

The translations are structured to appeal to an English speaking reader who is somewhat familiar with the teachings of Chassidus. The Sichos are not adapted or altered in context, but are presented, with slight changes, in the same form and thought style in which they were originally said. Great effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the translations; however, they carry no official authority. As in all translations, the possibility of inadvertent error exists.

A recurrent theme in this volume is unity of Jews. The Sichos delivered every night of Sukkos all stress the idea of Jewish people gathering together, and the lessons to be learned from the particular events. More particularly, Erev Rosh Hashanah saw the initiation of Project Sefer Torah. Sifrei Torah were to be written with the single purpose of uniting all Jews A Jew, through buying a letter in a Sefer Torah, is united with the hundreds and thousands of other Jews similarly buying letters in the Sefer Torah

As in previous volumes, an index of topics is included at the end, and a detailed table of contents at the beginning. Again, current issues have been presented in essay form, departing from the more literal translation of most of the Sichos. Those appearing in this volume are all adapted from Sichos said in this period.

The 11th of Nissan this year marks the 80th birthday of the Rebbe. When a person reaches eighty years of age, our Sages tell us, it is a sign of special strength. It is our hope that this publication contribute to the growing knowledge of the teachings of Chassidus and of the Rebbe in particular, especially to those who were formerly unable to study them.

Sichos In English

11th Day of Nissan, 5742

80th Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe