The Holy Epistle: Epistle 22 – Part 1 – video

Part (a) In the present letter the Alter Rebbe bemoans the fact that his chassidim trouble him by seeking advice on physical matters, such as their livelihood s. Such advice, he argues, is within the province of prophets, not of Torah scholars. In conclusion he explains how one should accept physical suffering in such a […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 22 – Part 2 – video

וכמו אב רחמן חכם וצדיק, המכה את בנו, שאין לבן חכם להפוך עורף לנוס למצוא לו עזרה, או אפילו מליץ יושר לפני אביו הרחמן והצדיק וחסיד This is analogous to a compassionate, wise and righteous father who hits his son. Surely a wise son should not turn his back to escape and find himself help, […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 22 – Part 3 – video

וכמים הפנים אל פנים Then,28 “as in water face reflects face,” The verse goes on to say, “…so is the heart of man to man.” And the same is true of the heart of mortal man to Supernal Man: תתעורר האהבה בלב כל משכיל ומבין יקר מהות אהבת ה׳ אל התחתונים there will be an […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 22 – Part 4 – video

Part (b) The following letter was placed here by the compilers of Iggeret HaKodesh — “after the first editions (see list) had been published,” as the Rebbe points out — as an addendum to Epistle XXII, Part (a). The connection, however, is not immedi-ately apparent. Perhaps it lies in the opening passage of Part (a), […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 22 – Part 5 – video

ועוד זאת אדרוש ממעלתכם Furthermore, I earnestly ask of my esteemed listeners On the above matters between man and G‑d, the Alter Rebbe referred to himself as merely “repeating reminders.” Here, however, as he begins to speak of the relationship between man and man, he uses stronger terms. שלא להשליך דברי אחריכם, אשר ערכתי שיח […]