The Holy Epistle: Epistle 08 – Part 1 – audio

זורע צדקות, מצמיח ישועות [It is written:] “He sows tzedakot and causes deliverance to sprout forth.”1 Tzedakot, the plural form of tzedakah, can mean both “acts of righteousness” and “acts of charity.” הנה מה שכתוב לשון זריעה במצות הצדקה The use of the idiom “sowing” in relation to the commandment of charity, וכמו שכתוב בפסוק: […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 08 – Part 1 – video

זורע צדקות, מצמיח ישועות [It is written:] “He sows tzedakot and causes deliverance to sprout forth.”1 Tzedakot, the plural form of tzedakah, can mean both “acts of righteousness” and “acts of charity.” הנה מה שכתוב לשון זריעה במצות הצדקה The use of the idiom “sowing” in relation to the commandment of charity, וכמו שכתוב בפסוק: […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 08 – Part 2 – audio

However, the following must be understood: Since the Divine illumination must inevitably result from G‑d’s attribute of kindness and His tzedakah, why is man’s service necessary at all? The Alter Rebbe answers this question by explaining that parallel to the above attribute, there also exists a Divine attribute of severity and contraction, that seeks to […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 08 – Part 2 – video

However, the following must be understood: Since the Divine illumination must inevitably result from G‑d’s attribute of kindness and His tzedakah, why is man’s service necessary at all? The Alter Rebbe answers this question by explaining that parallel to the above attribute, there also exists a Divine attribute of severity and contraction, that seeks to […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 08 – Part 3 – audio

This leaves us with an apparent disproportion — that the practice of tzedakah before one’s prayers should result in the vastly superior revelation of teshuvah ilaah during prayer. אך הענין הוא, על דרך משל, כמו שזורעין זרעים או נוטעין גרעין The above concept, however, can be understood by the analogy of sowing seeds of grain […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 08 – Part 3 – video

This leaves us with an apparent disproportion — that the practice of tzedakah before one’s prayers should result in the vastly superior revelation of teshuvah ilaah during prayer. אך הענין הוא, על דרך משל, כמו שזורעין זרעים או נוטעין גרעין The above concept, however, can be understood by the analogy of sowing seeds of grain […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 08 – Part 4 – audio

וככה ממש, על דרך משל, כל מעשה הצדקה שעושין ישראל Now precisely like this, metaphorically speaking, every act of charity that Jews perform עולה למעלה בבחינת העלאת מ״נ, לשורש נשמותיהן למעלה ascends, like an “elevation of mayin nukvin,” to the Root of their souls Above, Just as in the analogy, planting a seed will unveil […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 08 – Part 4 – video

וככה ממש, על דרך משל, כל מעשה הצדקה שעושין ישראל Now precisely like this, metaphorically speaking, every act of charity that Jews perform עולה למעלה בבחינת העלאת מ״נ, לשורש נשמותיהן למעלה ascends, like an “elevation of mayin nukvin,” to the Root of their souls Above, Just as in the analogy, planting a seed will unveil […]