The Holy Epistle: Epistle 18 – Part 1 – audio

As noted earlier, the overwhelming majority of the letters that the Alter Rebbe’s sons included here as part of the Tanya, were intended to encourage active divine service,1 particularly through the giving of tzedakah for the Kollel Chabad Fund. (This Fund supported fellow chassidim who had settled in the Holy Land, there to serve G‑d […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 18 – Part 1 – video

As noted earlier, the overwhelming majority of the letters that the Alter Rebbe’s sons included here as part of the Tanya, were intended to encourage active divine service,1 particularly through the giving of tzedakah for the Kollel Chabad Fund. (This Fund supported fellow chassidim who had settled in the Holy Land, there to serve G‑d […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 18 – Part 2 – audio

Having spoken until now of the higher category in the love of G‑d called ahavah betaanugim, the Alter Rebbe now proceeds to consider the lesser love, ahavah zuta. והשנית היא אהבה ותאוה, שהנפש מתאוה ואוהבת וחפיצה לדבקה בה׳   The second [category] is a love and desire in which the soul desires, loves and wishes […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 18 – Part 2 – video

Having spoken until now of the higher category in the love of G‑d called ahavah betaanugim, the Alter Rebbe now proceeds to consider the lesser love, ahavah zuta. והשנית היא אהבה ותאוה, שהנפש מתאוה ואוהבת וחפיצה לדבקה בה׳   The second [category] is a love and desire in which the soul desires, loves and wishes […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 18 – Part 3 – audio

  The Alter Rebbe now answers the following implied question: If they indeed possess this love, why then are they wicked?   אך מפני שהיא מוסתרת ונעלמה בבחינת גלות בגוף, הרי הקליפה יכולה לשלוט עליה   However, because it is latent and concealed, in a state of exile in the body, it is possible for […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 18 – Part 3 – video

  The Alter Rebbe now answers the following implied question: If they indeed possess this love, why then are they wicked?   אך מפני שהיא מוסתרת ונעלמה בבחינת גלות בגוף, הרי הקליפה יכולה לשלוט עליה   However, because it is latent and concealed, in a state of exile in the body, it is possible for […]