A Chasidic treatise by Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneersohn of Lubavitch
Translated By: Rabbi Y. Eliezer Danzinger
In Tract on Prayer, Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneersohn, fifth Lubavitch Rebbe, expounds on the concept of tefillah prayer, as understood in Chabad Chasidic philosophy. Building on the Talmudic dictum that prayer constitutes the "service of the heart," Tract on Prayer captures the quintessence of tefillah as the vehicle for attaining attachment to G-d. Here the Rebbe guides the worshiper in preparing for this "divine service of the heart," setting out the role and dynamics of contemplation before and during prayer. In the process of explaining the dynamics of prayer, Tract of Prayer also explores various Kabbalistic and Chasidic concepts.
The Tract on Prayer is, in the words of his son and successor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Shneersohn, "a definitive guide to finding a balm and remedy for the maladies of the soul, and to developing one`s faculties and abilities through genuine service."
Now part of the Chasidic Heritage Series, this newly revised edition includes a vowelized Hebrew text, a clear English translation, appendix, comprehensive footnotes and annotation, includes an extensive bibliography and index of subject matter.