The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 1 – audio

The focus of the present letter is the distinctive value of studying the halachot, the laws of the Torah. The Sages deem these laws to be the “crown of Torah,” because the Supernal Will is most fully revealed within the laws of the Oral Torah, inasmuch as they clearly spell out G‑d‘s will with regard […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 1 – video

The focus of the present letter is the distinctive value of studying the halachot, the laws of the Torah. The Sages deem these laws to be the “crown of Torah,” because the Supernal Will is most fully revealed within the laws of the Oral Torah, inasmuch as they clearly spell out G‑d‘s will with regard […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 2 – audio

והנה כמו שבנשמת האדם יש בה כח התענוג שמתענגת ממה שיש לה ענג ממנו כמו מהשכלת שכל חדש וכה”ג   Now, in the soul of man there is a faculty for pleasure: [the soul] takes pleasure in what it finds pleasurable,31as in the conception of a new insight, or the like.   ובחי’ חיצוניות ואחוריים […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 2 – video

והנה כמו שבנשמת האדם יש בה כח התענוג שמתענגת ממה שיש לה ענג ממנו כמו מהשכלת שכל חדש וכה”ג   Now, in the soul of man there is a faculty for pleasure: [the soul] takes pleasure in what it finds pleasurable,31as in the conception of a new insight, or the like.   ובחי’ חיצוניות ואחוריים […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 3 – audio

The Alter Rebbe now goes on to explain that in addition to this function of mitzvot as garments for the soul, they also serve to unite the sublime spiritual level of Keter, with the physical objects with which the commandments are performed. As such, they resemble pillars that connect the highest part of a house […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 3 – video

The Alter Rebbe now goes on to explain that in addition to this function of mitzvot as garments for the soul, they also serve to unite the sublime spiritual level of Keter, with the physical objects with which the commandments are performed. As such, they resemble pillars that connect the highest part of a house […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 4 – audio

וז”ש בזוה”ק פ’ פקודי (דרכ”ט ע”ב) דאינון עובדין טבין דעביד בר נש משכי מנהורא דזיווא עילאה לבושא כו’ וחמי כו’ בנועם ה’ וכו’   This is the meaning of the statement in the sacred Zohar, Parshat Pekudei (p. 229b), that “the good deeds (i.e., the mitzvot) which man does, elicit a garment from the light […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 4 – video

וז”ש בזוה”ק פ’ פקודי (דרכ”ט ע”ב) דאינון עובדין טבין דעביד בר נש משכי מנהורא דזיווא עילאה לבושא כו’ וחמי כו’ בנועם ה’ וכו’   This is the meaning of the statement in the sacred Zohar, Parshat Pekudei (p. 229b), that “the good deeds (i.e., the mitzvot) which man does, elicit a garment from the light […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 5 – audio

The Alter Rebbe now focuses on the distinctive quality inherent in the halachot of the Oral Torah. It is these halachot that reveal the Supernal Will, by defining what it actually requires of us in the performance of the mitzvot, in order thereby to draw down this lofty level of Divinity. והנה מודעת זאת כי […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 29 – Part 5 – video

The Alter Rebbe now focuses on the distinctive quality inherent in the halachot of the Oral Torah. It is these halachot that reveal the Supernal Will, by defining what it actually requires of us in the performance of the mitzvot, in order thereby to draw down this lofty level of Divinity. והנה מודעת זאת כי […]