This volume contains a free translation of Sichos delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe Shlita in the Farbrengens held between Rosh Hashanah and Tu (15th) B’Shvat 5740, with excerpts from every Farbrengen held during that period.

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 presented. The only major innovation is the footnotes; those ideas which appear to be parenthetical have been taken out of the text and presented as footnotes. Therefore, all footnotes, except those specifically labeled as translators notes, are the Rebbe Shlita’s words. 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.

This volume is the fourth of its kind published by Sichos In English. Our intention is to make the teachings of Chassidus and in particular of the Rebbe Shlita available, through our previous publications and all those that follow, to many who were formerly unable to study them.

The publication of this volume took place in the thirtieth year of the Rebbe Shlita’s leadership. On this auspicious occasion we join Jews the world over with our prayerful wishes that the Rebbe Shlita be blessed with many years in good health, abundance, and success, and may we merit speedily in our days the coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu.

Sichos In English

Chai Elul, 5740