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Studies in Rashi: Bereishit

Studies in Rashi: Bereishit

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12 complete essays on Chumash Bereishit. in a bi-lingual Hebrew/English formatm from a segment of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's weekly Shabbat public gatherings, beginning in 1964, to the study of Rashis classic biblical commentary. An innovative method for both the study and analysis of the Bibles pre-eminent commentator emerged. The talks went on for over 25 years. This book's goal is to open this unique dimension of the Rebbes scholarship to the ever-growing numbers of English speaking students aspiring to serious textual study. The volume is prefaced by a list of 17 "General Principles of Rashi," and begins a series which will present one essay for each respective Torah portion. Fully annotated in Hebrew and English, the book has a detailed bibliography and comprehensive index.
STUDIES IN SPIRITUALITY

STUDIES IN SPIRITUALITY

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Studies in the Weekly Parashah

Studies in the Weekly Parashah

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With studies on the weekly Torah portion, this volume evokes the memorable and influential style of Nehama Leibowitz, a noted Bible scholar and commentator. Drawing from lesser-known works published by Leibowitz and notes from her private lessons, Rabbi Moshe Sokolow elucidates the text and its classic commentaries in a manner that engages readers, making them active participants in Torah study.
Subversive Sequels in the Bible

Subversive Sequels in the Bible

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In Subversive Sequels in the Bible, master Bible teacher Judy Klitsner takes us on a thrilling voyage of discovery through familiar biblical narratives. Deeply faithful to the texts, but daring in her interpretive approach, she draws stunning parallels between biblical passages to reveal previously overlooked layers of meaning. With a unique combination of scholarship, creativity and passion, Klitsner illustrates the dynamic nature of biblical attitudes toward timeless issues of self, gender and universalism. The result is a collection of provocative, original readings that will transform your understanding of the Bible. Winner of The National Jewish Book Award.
Talks on the Parasha

Talks on the Parasha

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Short essays on parashat hashavua Talks on the Parasha recreates the warm, intimate atmosphere of a personal encounter with Rabbi Steinsaltz. While providing insights that are meaningful for the Jewish collective, it speaks to every individual as well. To Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the Torah contains within it many worlds. The themes, the language, the myriad ways in which to understand and interpret it all of these are worlds that both exist independently and are connected to one another, inextricably linked from within and from without. What emerges from the totality of the Torah's manifold shades of meaning is that the Torah is essentially "the book of the chronicles of man." The Torah addressing, in particular, the Jewish people and the individual helps the reader understand not only what happened in the past and what ought to happen in the future, but also the meaning of his or her own life.

Short essays on parashat hashavua Talks on the Parasha recreates the warm, intimate atmosphere of a personal encounter with Rabbi Steinsaltz. While providing insights that are meaningful for the Jewish collective, it speaks to every individual as well. To Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the Torah contains within it many worlds. The themes, the language, the myriad ways in which to understand and interpret it all of these are worlds that both exist independently and are connected to one another, inextricably linked from within and from without. What emerges from the totality of the Torah s manifold shades of meaning is that the Torah is essentially the book of the chronicles of man. The Torah addressing, in particular, the Jewish people and the individual helps the reader understand not only what happened in the past and what ought to happen in the future, but also the meaning of his or her own life.

Tanakh Companion - Samuel

Tanakh Companion - Samuel

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Bible study in the spirit of modern and open Orthodox Judaism.
Targum Onkelos Zichron Meir 5 vol.

Targum Onkelos Zichron Meir 5 vol.

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Targum Onkelos - the translation of the Chumash into Aramaic by Onkelos - is so important that the Sages included it in the obligation to read the weekly Chumash portion "shnayim mikra v'echad Targum” the Torah text twice andTargum Onkelos once. Now you will be able to gain a better understanding of the interpretation of Onkelos and enhance your understanding of Chumash.

ArtScroll proudly presents the Zichron Meir Edition of Targum Onkelos: The definitive Aramaic interpretive translation of the Torah, elucidated and annotated.

The Zichron Meir Edition of Targum Onkelos includes:

  • Chumash, Rashi, and Targum Onkelos fully vowelized
  • An elucidation of Targum Onkelos, following the style of the Sapirstein Edition of Rashi and other ArtScroll classics
  • An interlinear design, with the words of Targum Onkelos placed directly under the Hebrew of the Chumash text
  • A flowing translation of the Chumash, based on the Stone Chumash. This includes words marked in bold when the translation differs from that of Onkelos
  • Text that is highlighted when Onkelos deviates from the literal translation into his own interpretation
  • Notes that explain and clarify those places where Onkelos appears to add his own phrase or where he deviates from the simple meaning of the verse.

Footnotes that include background information and insights of other commentators


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ISBN-10: 1422627358
ISBN #: 9781422627358
Format: Slipcased Set
Pages: 2422
Dimensions:7 x 10 inches /
 Weight:13.5 LBS
TASTE OF EDEN : More Torah For The Shabbos Table

TASTE OF EDEN : More Torah For The Shabbos Table

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In another collection of incisive essays on the weekly Torah reading and Jewish holidays, Rabbi Ari Kahn once again displays his remarkable ability to distill complicated philosophical, theological, and exegetical ideas into brief and accessible language for everyone at the Shabbat table. His writings are deeply steeped in Torah and rabbinic tradition, yet remain relevant to Jews across a broad spectrum of readership. Share these ideas at your Shabbat table, or study them beforehand to enhance your understanding of the parashah each week.
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The Akeidah

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In this work, Michael Kaiser presents an original and creative interpretation of the Akeidah, the haunting saga of faith which has intrigued the world for millennia. Based on a close reading of the Biblical text in conjunction with an impressive array of commentators, both ancient and modern, the author reveals how the drama of the Akeidah lies in the unresolved tension inherent in the creation of the world, and how the characters in this drama are uniquely suited to fulfill their divine mission. The book concludes with the text and analysis of a twelfth century piyut which is the focal point of the Yamim Noraim services in many Sephardic congregations but virtually unknown in Ashkenazic circles. In his Foreword, Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter writes: “Once again, Reb Michael has presented us with original, brilliant ideas, this time revolving around one story in the Torah – the complex, challenging, powerful and enigmatic story of the Akeidah. And, once again, the breadth of Reb Michael’s sources is astounding – Chazal and Acharonim, Gemara and Midrashim, Ashkenazim and Sephardim, Chasidim and Mitnagdim, Halachah and Aggadah, commentators and codifiers, all presented most cogently, clearly and articulately.”

The Authentic King Solomon

The Authentic King Solomon

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King Solomon is famous for his wisdom. However, was he really such a wise king? In this book Dr. Israel Drazin delves into the opinions of famous Bible commentators of all religions, examining what the book of Kings has to say about Solomon.


Readers will be prompted to view Solomon in a new light as Dr. Drazin raises many interesting questions about the life of the biblical king.


Was he careful about the needs of the Israelites he ruled, and did he act with wisdom for the benefit of his people, or were his actions governed by self-interest?


How dedicated was he to the building of the First Temple? While the books of Kings and Chronicles seem to say that Solomon's building of the Temple was his greatest achievement, his actions do not reflect this.
Did his seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines lead him into the worship of idols?


Are the stories of Solomon impressing three women good examples of the wisdom that a king should show his nation?

About the Author
Dr. Israel Drazin served for thirty-one years in the US military and attained the rank of brigadier general. He is an attorney and a rabbi, with master's degrees in psychology and Hebrew literature and a PhD in Judaic studies. He completed the US Army's senior course for generals and developed the legal strategy that saved the military chaplaincy when its constitutionality was attacked in court. He received the Legion of Merit for his service, awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States. Dr. Drazin is the author of thirty-eight books. Among his books are a series of volumes on the Bible in which he examines what the text actually states, a series on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, and a series on the twelfth-century philosopher Moses Maimonides. His website is www.booksnthoughts.com.

King Solomon is famous for his wisdom. However, was he really such a wise king? In this book Dr. Israel Drazin delves into the opinions of famous Bible commentators of all religions, examining what the book of Kings has to say about Solomon. Readers will be prompted to view Solomon in a new light as Dr. Drazin raises many interesting questions about the life of the biblical king. Was he careful about the needs of the Israelites he ruled, and did he act with wisdom for the benefit of his people, or were his actions governed by self-interest? How dedicated was he to the building of the First Temple? While the books of Kings and Chronicles seem to say that Solomon s building of the Temple was his greatest achievement, his actions do not reflect this. Did his seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines lead him into the worship of idols? Are the stories of Solomon impressing three women good examples of the wisdom that a king should show his nation?

The Books Of Ezra And Nechemiah

The Books Of Ezra And Nechemiah

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DAAT MIKRA BIBLE ATLAS- ENGLISH

The Daat Mikra Bible Atlas-English

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The Saul Koschitzky English Edition of the Daat Mikra Bible Research into the ancient Near East has uncovered much lost information about the history and annals of the lands of the Bible. The languages of ancient nations -- Akkadian, Egyptian, Hittite, Hurrian, Canaanite, Ugaritic -- have been retrieved, along with their writing systems, making ancient archives accessible once again. These vast treasuries of documents and texts cast a clear light on many persons and events that are relevant to the Bible. To these we can add the finds of archaeological excavations, some of which make major contributions to our knowledge of the biblical age. In this Atlas we have made a serious effort to describe the sites and historical settings of the events recounted by the Bible. We present readers with the events of the biblical age, attaching to each episode a clear map of the geographical background and a short text explicating the circumstances. The sequence of events, together with the maps and explanatory texts, creates a synopsis of biblical history. Large album format, full color, includes maps, illustrations and pictures, and indexes

ETHICS OF DEUTERONOMY

The Ethics of Deuteronomy Paperback

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The book of Deuteronomy raises ethical questions central to the Jewish faith. Too often, we learn these Biblical stories as children and never revisit them-or their ethical implications-as adults. The Ethics of Deuteronomy, the fifth and final in the Ethics series, provides further elucidation of these narratives and concepts. Rabbi Dr. Abba Engelberg presents traditional answers, explained in depth, as well as original interpretations, to difficult quandaries, such as: How does the leadership mentioned in Deuteronomy compare with the U.S. Constitution? What is the Jewish attitude towards work? Is the obligation to rest on Shabbat related to a mitzvah to work during the other six days of the week? What role did the manna play in the development of the Jews as a nation? Does Judaism ever believe the ends justify the means? What are the parameters of animal welfare and tza'ar ba'alei chaim in Judaism?

The book of Deuteronomy raises ethical questions central to the Jewish faith. Too often, we learn these Biblical stories as children and never revisit them—or their ethical implications—as adults. The Ethics of Deuteronomy, the fifth and final in the Ethics series, provides further elucidation of these narratives and concepts. Rabbi Dr. Abba Engelberg presents traditional answers, explained in depth, as well as original interpretations, to difficult quandaries, such as:How does the leadership mentioned in Deuteronomy compare with the U.S. Constitution?What is the Jewish attitude towards work? Is the obligation to rest on Shabbat related to a mitzvah to work during the other six days of the week?What role did the manna play in the development of the Jews as a nation?Does Judaism ever believe the ends justify the means?What are the parameters of animal welfare and tza’ar ba’alei chaim in Judaism?Abba Engelberg graduated from Telshe Yeshiva (valedictorian) and Yeshiva University (cum laude), where he received rabbinical ordination. He received a Ph. D. from NYU in operations research, and has served as professor at Jerusalem College of Technology for 50 years, where he founded and headed the women’s division. He served as a reserve chaplain in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of colonel. He is the father of four sons and lives in Jerusalem with his wife.

ETHICS OF NUMBERS

The Ethics of Numbers Paperback

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The book of Numbers raises ethical questions central to the Jewish faith. Too often, we learn these Biblical stories as children and never revisit them-or their ethical implications-as adults. The Ethics of Numbers, the fourth in the Ethics series, provides further elucidation of these narratives and concepts. Rabbi Dr. Abba Engelberg presents traditional answers, explained in depth, as well as original interpretations, to difficult quandaries, such as: What is the Jewish view of asceticism, worldly pleasure, and self-deprivation for religious purposes?What is the role of the Korban Pesach and Pesach Sheni in fostering Jewish faith?Did Miriam deserve to be punished with tzara'at for defending the honor of Zipporah?Was the punishment of the spies too severe?What exactly was wrong with Korach's plea?Does Judaism countenance the act of Pinchas and can religion tolerate vigilante justice?What lesson can we learn from Zelophehad's daughters courage in speaking up

The book of Numbers raises ethical questions central to the Jewish faith. Too often, we learn these Biblical stories as children and never revisit them—or their ethical implications—as adults. The Ethics of Numbers, the fourth in the Ethics series, provides further elucidation of these narratives and concepts. Rabbi Dr. Abba Engelberg presents traditional answers, explained in depth, as well as original interpretations, to difficult quandaries, such as:What is the Jewish view of asceticism, worldly pleasure, and self-deprivation for religious purposes?What is the role of the Korban Pesach and Pesach Sheni in fostering Jewish faith?Did Miriam deserve to be punished with tzara’at for defending the honor of Zipporah?Was the punishment of the spies too severe?What exactly was wrong with Korach’s plea?Does Judaism countenance the act of Pinchas and can religion tolerate vigilante justice?What lesson can we learn from Zelophehad’s daughters courage in speaking up?

EXODUS YOU ALMOST PASSED OVER

The Exodus You Almost Passed Over [Hardcover]

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Is there an Exodus story that we almost passed over? Every year we read the story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt. It seems like something we already know. But do we? Questions haunt the careful reader. Among them: Doesn’t the name "Passover" seem a bit strange? Why not just call it Freedom Day, or Independence Day? And did the Exodus have to be so complicated? Couldn’t an all-powerful deity have teleported the Israelites out of Egypt and spared everyone the arduous process of the Ten Plagues? Then there’s the uncomfortable parts of the Exodus: Why, exactly, did God have to harden Pharaoh’s heart? Was that really fair? In this book, Rabbi Fohrman invites us to look at the Exodus story with fresh eyes - to join him, as it were, on a guided adventure, a close reading of the ancient biblical text. In so doing, Rabbi Fohrman reveals a side of the Exodus story that illuminates not just our past, but our future, and tells not only of our freedom, but of our destiny. This book will uncover secrets that lay hidden in this ancient and sacred saga and tell the tale of the Exodus you thought you knew.

FATHERS WITHIN US: Following The Avos On Their Journey According To The Maharal

The Fathers Within Us: Following The Avos On Their Journey According To The Maharal

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The Maharal was one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of all times. His unique insights into Talmudic and Midrashic sources made an incredibly major impact on Jewish thought, leaving their imprint on the Chassidic movement and contemporary Jewish philosophy. In The Fathers Within Us, Rabbi Aryeh Feldman takes the readers on a profound journey following the Maharal's understanding of our three forefathers: Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov -highlighting how each of them used his distinct attributes in order to deal with his unique challenges. Through the life-changing events in their own lives, the Avos left a lasting imprint on the world and its relationship with G-d. Through an in-depth look at the journeys of our forefathers, The Fathers Within Us serves as a guide for the journey each Jew must undertake.

MIDRASH SAYS HFTRS II

The Midrash Says on the Weekly Haftorah - Volume 2

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This series is an original and unique attempt at familiarizing the English-speaking Jewish public with the meaning of the Haftoros. The verses from the prophets are not literally translated. Rather, they were adapted according to the rendition of the classical commentators, so as to be meaningful to the reader. Midrashim and stories serve to highlight the ideas expressed in the verses. The text is perfectly lucid even for those not familiar with Hebrew. This series is especially valuable for Bar-Mitzvah boys and Bat Mitzvah girls. With the aid of these volumes, each child will be able to grasp the meaning of their Haftorah!

 

MIDRASH SAYS HFTRS V

The Midrash Says on the Weekly Haftorah - Volume 5

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This series is an original and unique attempt at familiarizing the English-speaking Jewish public with the meaning of the Haftoros. The verses from the prophets are not literally translated. Rather, they were adapted according to the rendition of the classical commentators, so as to be meaningful to the reader. Midrashim and stories serve to highlight the ideas expressed in the verses. The text is perfectly lucid even for those not familiar with Hebrew. This series is especially valuable for Bar-Mitzvah boys and Bat Mitzvah girls. With the aid of these volumes, each child will be able to grasp the meaning of their Haftorah!

The Navi Journey, Melachim 1

The Navi Journey, Melachim 1

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Through the explanation of the Sages, the words of the Navi come alive in the latest edition of The Navi Journey Series: Melachim I. In this volume of the series we are introduced to Shlomo Hamelech, the wisest of men, who transformed the generation from the level of Mishkan to the building and service in the Beis Hamikdash. Under Shlomo Hamelech, the entire creation was elevated by the closeness to Hashem and precious avodah of his generation. Malchus Beis Dovid reaches its pinnacle with the building of the Bayis and Yisrael's faithfulness to Hashem, their mate for life, defines them during this time. Klal Yisrael are called "Yonassi," My dove, as they took on the unique feature of the dove remaining forever faithful to its mate.

Melachim I is a holy sefer, written to teach future generations how to live properly and know what Hashem expects from them. Of the myriad events and details of the era of the kings, only the lessons important for future generations were recorded. In this sefer, Sources are brought together from the Sages, explaining the events of Sefer Melachim I and illuminating these holy words for our lives today.

The Navi Journey, Yehoshua

The Navi Journey, Yehoshua

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The words of Sefer Yehoshua, the Book of Joshua, come alive in this fascinating and astonishing work, combining midrashim and an array of other sources to explain the ideas expressed in the navi. The author, a well-loved educator, rabbi, and U.S. Army chaplain, created this work from his "living course" of the Book of Joshua which he presented while taking students on an ongoing tour of Israel to the sites discussed in the Navi. From the first page to the last, this book will expand and inspire the reader, revealing the true beauty and depth that Navi provides.

Rashi Challenge

The Rashi Challenge - Test Your Knowledge of Rashi's Commentary with the Ultimate Parshah Q&A

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Think you know Chumash & Rashi? Then take THE RASHI CHALLENGE! Everyone loves the challenge posed by brief, intriguing questions and answers, and everyone at home or in class, on Shabbos or during the week will find plenty of stimulating material here to keep you turning pages of Chumash throughout the year. Organized according to the weekly parashah, questions appear at the beginning and answers, along with their sources, appear at the end of every parashah. Whether you re well-versed in Chumash & Rashi, or a newer student, you will thoroughly enjoy THE RASHI CHALLENGE. 3,000 Questions for the Shabbos Table and Everyday Review Challenge Rashi s Commentary with the Ultimate Parashah Q&A

THINKING ALOUD- BEREISHIS

The Rav Thinking Aloud on the Parsha: Sefer Bereishis Hardcover

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For decades, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik lectured on Chumash in a variety of venues. From his lecture hall at Yeshiva University, he analytically explored the p shat of the Chumash. In Boston, he philosophically expounded the hashkafah of Yahadus. At the Moriya Synagogue, he brought the Chumash alive with an incisive approach to classical d rush. The Rav Thinking Aloud on the Parsha showcases all of these styles in a collection of shiurim spanning 30 years. All of the English shiurim are transcribed verbatim to provide the reader with a full appreciation of the Rav's style. Added to this are transcripts of personal discussions that provide insight into the way the Rav analyzed Chumash. Find out how the Rav approached questions such as: 1. The Midrash says that Hashem created and destroyed many worlds before creating ours. Why couldn't Hashem "get it right" the first time? 2. Who was Hashem talking to when He said, "Naaseh Adam"? Why should Hashem need to consult anyone else? 3. Why did Avraham protest the destruction of Sodom, but quickly went along with killing his son Yitzchak? 4. If Yitzchak wasn't sure which son was in front of him, why not call in a servant? Why give a b rachah at all? 5. Why was Yaakov distressed about killing Eisav? We have a principle of self-defense: if someone comes to kill you, you must kill him first.

SEVENTH AND THE FIRST

The Seventh and the First: The Divine Thread of the Torah Hardcover

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In this innovative approach to the study of the Torah, literary units are parsed in order to reveal how key words often appear in multiples of seven, with the context of the first instance shedding light on the seventh. Through the simple counting of words, the exquisite artistry inherent in the text is manifest, and readers can begin to uncover the intertextual relationships between various portions of the Torah and unveil its hidden layers of meaning.

In this innovative approach to the study of the Torah, literary units are parsed in order to reveal how key words often appear in multiples of seven, with the context of the first instance shedding light on the seventh. Through the simple counting of words, the exquisite artistry inherent in the text is manifest, and readers can begin to uncover the intertextual relationships between various portions of the Torah and unveil its hidden layers of meaning.

The Snake At The Mouth of the Cave

The Snake At The Mouth of the Cave

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In addition to the halakhic portions of the Talmud, there is also a great amount of aggadic narratives interspersed throughout the talmudic text - these are the non-halakhic teachings about theology, ethics, spirituality, psychology, health, and many other topics. This work offers commentary and scholarship on aggada, and especially about that portion of aggada in which the rabbis tell stories.
The Song of Shabbos

The Song of Shabbos

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The Song of Shabbos is a sefer, not a book, that presents an in-depth understanding of the tefillos and zemiros of Shabbos, arranged chronologically, from sunset to sunset. The various treatises present the secrets and sanctity of Shabbos in a new light. This light, the light of the ohr ha’ganuz (the hidden light) was originally revealed in the sifrei Maharal. After centuries of neglect, it was rekindled for the Torah world by the appearance of the famous maamarim of Hagaon Harav Yitzchak Hutner, zt”l, and recorded in his sefarim, Pachad Yitzchak. It is said that the Maharal had the keys to Chazal, and Rav Hutner had the keys to the understanding of the Maharal, not to exclude his uncanny insights into the words of the Ramban, the Gra, and many others. Today, forty years after his passing ― the years necessary to understand the mind and ways of the Rav (“adatai d’rabbai”) ― his inspiration has brought about a crescendo of interest in his Torah, the maamarim. The light he brought to the world continues to shine brightly. “He was planted in this generation to bring light to the world and all who dwell on it ― a new light” (from the inscription on his tombstone).