This volume contains a free translation of Sichos delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in the Farbrengens held from Kislev-Adar, 5742, with excerpts from every Farbrengen held during that period. It is the twelfth volume published by Sichos In English.
The translations are structured to appeal to an English speaking reader who is somewhat familiar with the teachings of Chassidus. The Sichos are not adapted or altered in context, but are presented, with slight changes, in the same form and thought style in which they were originally said. Great effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the translations; however, they carry no official authority. As in all translations, the possibility of inadvertent error exists.
The Sichos in this volume again heavily emphasize the importance of each Jew purchasing a letter in one of the Sifrei Torah currently being written to unite all Jews. There is hardly a farbrengen in which the Rebbe does not make mention of this vitally important subject.
A major event of this time was Yud Shevat, marking the completion of thirty two years of world leadership of the Rebbe. In Hebrew, thirty two are the letters Lamed and Bais, which form ‘Lev,’ meaning heart. The leader of Jewry is its heart, and from him all life and vitality flow to the body of world Jewry.
As in previous volumes, an index of topics is included at the end, and a detailed table of contents at the beginning. Again, current issues have been presented in essay form, departing from the more literal translation of most of the Sichos. Those appearing in this volume are all adapted from Sichos said in this period.
The 11th of Nissan this year marks the 80th birthday of the Rebbe. When a person reaches eighty years of age, our Sages tell us, it is a sign of special strength. It is our hope that this publication contribute to the growing knowledge of the teachings of Chassidus and of the Rebbe particular, especially to those who were formerly unable to study them.
SICHOS IN ENGLISH
11th Day of Nissan, 5742
ISBN 0-8266-0572-9 (Vol. 12)
80th Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Shlita