What's In a Flame? The Chanukah discourse Ki Atah Neri from Shaarei Orah employs the multiple images of the lamp, the oil, the wick and the different hues of the flame in order to express profound guidance in the divine service of every individual.
The fourth installment of Historical sketches, this work focuses on the life of R. DovBer Schneuri, second Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. During the years of his leadership, the sun of chabad Chasidism shone with all its might and glory, as this was a time marked by tranquility from opposition and extensive efforts in studying and disseminating the teachings of Chasidut.
Drawing his material from documents as well as from unpublished sources, memoirs of participants and family members, such as his father, Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch; his grandmother, Rebbetzin Rivkah, and from elder Chasidim whose company he kept in his youth, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak wrote prolifically, chronicling for posterity the rich tradition of his forebears.