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Staying the Course, is a collection of discourses by the Chabad Rebbes on the unique bond that exists between Rebbe and Chasid that continues after the Rebbe`s passing.... more>
Chasidic discourses by the sixth leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of blessed memory. This volume contains the discourses delivered or written by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak ... more>
On The Essence of Chasidus, explores the contribution of chasidus to a far deeper and expanded understanding of Torah. The Rebbe analyzes the relationship chasidus has with Kabbalah, the various dimen... more>
The Principles of Education & Guidance is a compelling treatise that examines the art of educating. In this thought provoking analysis, the Rebbe teaches how to assess the potential of any pupil, and ... more>
The publication of Studies in Rashi aims to open this unique dimension of the Rebbe`s scholarship to the ever-growing numbers of English speaking students aspiring to serious textual study. ... more>
Shaar Hakollel by Rabbi Avraham Dovid Lavut Shaar Hakollel is the earliest and most definitive work on the Siddur of the Alter Rebbe, R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Authored by the Rebbe’s great-... more>
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 gui... more>
Transcriptions of the talks by the fifth leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneersohn, at various Farbrengens (gatherings) on special days of the year, with a detailed index.... more>
The series Likkutei Torah-Torat Shmuel contains the Chasidic discourses of the fourth leader of Chabad, Rabbi Shmuel, the Rebbe Maharash. The present volumes cover the discourses delivered during the ... more>
Chasidic discourses by the fifth leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneersohn, delivered during the year 5671 (1910-11). In the year 5672, Rabbi Shalom DovBer commenced his famous se... more>
What exactly is the milah covenant and what does it signify? The founder of the Chabad movement, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, delivered the text of this discourse in 1802 to probe the deeper, mystic... more>
Originally delivered by Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneersohn, fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah in 5634 (1873). The discourse’s main theme is the cosmic impact of performing the m... more>
The translation of the Tanya into English was a watershed event in Chasidic history, impacting the world spiritually and physically. The Tanya had already conquered the airwaves with the innovative... more>
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Balaam arose in the morning and saddled his donkey.
Balaam loathed G-d and His emissaries, the Jewish people, with a passion. By rising early to set out on his mission of evil, he hoped to "remind" G-d how quick the Jews had been to rebel against Him. But G-d informed Balaam that his quickness had been preempted by that of the patriarch Abraham. Abraham had risen early in the morning in order to lovingly and devotedly fulfill G-d's command to sacrifice his son Isaac. The merit of Abraham's love of G-d counterbalanced Balaam's hatred. Abraham's love had been inherited by the Jewish people; their rebellions in the desert had merely been temporary lapses in their inherent, undying devotion to G-d.
Similarly, whenever we find ourselves having to repair the damage we might have caused by having deliberately disregarded G-d's will, the surest way to make amends for such misdeeds is to bolster our love for Him. This love will in turn transform past misdeeds into the motivation for doing good deeds. Just as G-d transformed Balaam's curses into a blessing, we too can always transform "curses" into blessings.
From Daily Wisdom #2