In 1940, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, delivered one of his very first discourses, after settling on American shores. Now for the first time, HaChodesh HaZeh L`Chem, an exploration of the mystical meaning of the Hebrew months of Tishrei and Nissan, has been eloquently translated into English.
Drawing his material from documents as well as from unpublished sources, memoirs of participants and family members, such as his father, Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch; his grandmother, Rebbetzin Rivkah, and from elder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.
In this thought-provoking analysis, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak teaches how to assess the potential of any pupil, how to objectively evaluate one`s own strengths, and how to successfully use reward and punishment - methods that will help one become a more effective educator.
This thought provoking volume of talks delivered in 1942 is projected against an ominous backdrop of three critical threats - the recent threat to Jewish spiritual in the USSR; the then - current threat of the Holocaust to Jewish physical survival in Europe; and the ongoing
non-violent threat to the survival of American Jewry as Jews.
The Last Chassidic Discourse by the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Yud Shevat 5710 Published on the day of his passing, this discourse by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn contains many concepts fundamental to Jewish life.