Offers insightful and multidimensional interpretations of current Torah
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The Lubavitcher Rebbe is famed for his Farbrengens (gatherings), where he would pour out the wellsprings of Chassidus to large audiences for hour after hour. His Sichos (talks) combine the revealed and hidden Torah, a seamless blend of law and parable, philosophy and mysticism, ethical thought and Chassidic insight, all tending to definite conclusions in action and attitude, a clear path in human life and in the service of G*d.
Hanachot (transcriptions) of these talks were prepared soon afterwards by the Chozrim, auditors gifted with exceptional memories. From the year 5718/1958 and onward, selections from the hanachot began to appear before every Shabbat and Festival in booklet form, after having been submitted to the Rebbe for review and correction, and continued to appear for many years. These were collected to form Likkutei Sichos (Selected Talks), a series in thirty-nine volumes. In some of the volumes the Sichos appear in Yiddish, in others in Hebrew. At the end of each volume are selections from the letters and talks of the Rebbe on the parshiyot of the Torah and the festivals of the year discussed in the Sichos, and other, related themes. For example, advice on Torah learning is found in the Shavuos section, etc.