The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 1 – audio

Part (a) The Alter Rebbe wrote this letter of condolence to his chassidim in 1788 after the passing of his colleague and mentor, the saintly R. Mendele of Vitebsk (or Horodok), who had settled in the Holy Land in 1777. It concludes by rousing them to the mitzvah of tzedakah in general, and particularly of […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 1 – video

Part (a) The Alter Rebbe wrote this letter of condolence to his chassidim in 1788 after the passing of his colleague and mentor, the saintly R. Mendele of Vitebsk (or Horodok), who had settled in the Holy Land in 1777. It concludes by rousing them to the mitzvah of tzedakah in general, and particularly of […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 2 – audio

The Alter Rebbe is here addressing chassidim who in the past had benefited from their connection with the tzaddik both through his advice and blessings on material matters, and through his guidance in matters of the spirit. He comforts them, therefore, with the teaching of the Zohar that a tzaddik is to be found in […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 2 – video

The Alter Rebbe is here addressing chassidim who in the past had benefited from their connection with the tzaddik both through his advice and blessings on material matters, and through his guidance in matters of the spirit. He comforts them, therefore, with the teaching of the Zohar that a tzaddik is to be found in […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 3 – audio

וזהו שכתוב בזהר הקדוש, דצדיקא דאתפטר אשתכח בכלהו עלמין יתיר מבחיוהי This, then, is the meaning of the statement in the sacred Zohar,23 that “When a tzaddik departs he is to be found in all the worlds more than during his lifetime.” Surely this should only apply to the higher worlds. How can this be […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 3 – video

וזהו שכתוב בזהר הקדוש, דצדיקא דאתפטר אשתכח בכלהו עלמין יתיר מבחיוהי This, then, is the meaning of the statement in the sacred Zohar,23 that “When a tzaddik departs he is to be found in all the worlds more than during his lifetime.” Surely this should only apply to the higher worlds. How can this be […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 4 – audio

Part (b) ביאור על הנ״ל An Elucidation of the Above The Alter Rebbe now provides a deeper understanding of the above letter. * * * איתא בזהר הקדוש, דצדיקא דאתפטר, אשתכח בכלהו עלמין יתיר מבחיוהי כו׳ It is stated in the sacred Zohar that “When a tzaddik departs he is to be found in all […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 4 – video

Part (b) ביאור על הנ״ל An Elucidation of the Above The Alter Rebbe now provides a deeper understanding of the above letter. * * * איתא בזהר הקדוש, דצדיקא דאתפטר, אשתכח בכלהו עלמין יתיר מבחיוהי כו׳ It is stated in the sacred Zohar that “When a tzaddik departs he is to be found in all […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 5 – audio

והנה יש עוד בחינת הארה לתלמידיו Now, there is another kind of illumination [from the tzaddik] to his disciples. רק שאינה מתלבשת בתוך מוחם ממש, כראשונה However, it does not vest itself truly in their minds43 — as is the case with the first [kind of illumination] that derives from the Ruach of the tzaddik, […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 27 – Part 5 – video

והנה יש עוד בחינת הארה לתלמידיו Now, there is another kind of illumination [from the tzaddik] to his disciples. רק שאינה מתלבשת בתוך מוחם ממש, כראשונה However, it does not vest itself truly in their minds43 — as is the case with the first [kind of illumination] that derives from the Ruach of the tzaddik, […]