One who contributes from his wealth for the purpose of writing or publishing a sefer of a Tzaddik –
Behold, at any given time, and in any corner of the world, that a person studies from this sefer, the Tzaddik [on high] evokes merit on behalf of the donor through whom the sefer was disseminated.
—The Rebbe, Igrot Kodesh, vol 2
Creation and Redemption
By Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch
In 1940, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, delivered one of his very first discourses, after settling on American shores. Creation and Redemption an explores the mystical meaning of the Hebrew months of Tishrei and Nissan.
Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the New Year, which also marks the creation of the physical, natural universe, is celebrated in the month of Tishrei. In Nissan, we commemorate the Exodus from Egypt, a supernatural phenomenon by which the Jewish people transcended all constraints of the natural order and thus achieved their redemption.
Creation and Redemption illuminates this mystical dynamic, expressed in terms of contraction and expansion, as it exists within the world at large, within the cycles of the year, and within each individual as well.