Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Torah Studies

Torah studies are a series of talks/writings, from the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, and span the topics of each week’s Torah portions, selectively provided.

This book is not for the Torah beginner.  Despite being edited for content to appeal to a wider audience, it still has distinctly upper level spiritual concerns, and even with the excellent introductions and notes, the meaning of these essays can be opaque.

But for the reader who wants a bit of Chasidic teaching, relatively unfiltered, and is not shy about working with the text, this is an engaging and fascinating read.   

The Rebbe has a simple message despite the complexity of the presentation. God is everywhere, and it is the duty of every Jew to find God and see the manifest presence of God in this world.   

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