The Wondrous Meaning of an Early Kabbalisti...

Mar 04, 2021Comments off

Excerpted and translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh's farbrengen, Purim 5780.   There is an ancient book of Kabbalah called Sefer Hapelee’ah. There is a great deal of

Life to its Fullest in the Land of Israel

Jan 14, 2021Comments off

From its very inception, Chassidut was characterized by the longing for the Land of Israel. It began with the Ba’al Shem Tov’s attempts to reach

Synthesis of Good and Evil

Jan 07, 2021Comments off

“You created righteous people [tzaddikim], You created wicked people,” said Job to God. Job’s claim of lack of free choice for the individual (for if

Your Special Mitzvah

Jan 06, 2021Comments off

The Alter Rebbe, the first Rebbe of Chabad, explains that although we are obligated to fulfill the commandments of the Torah, every Jew has one

“My Father, My Father”: The Personal Re...

Dec 30, 2020Comments off

A main innovation of Chassidut is the personal, inner and essential – even intimate – connection between a chassid and his rebbe. (As the Alter

The Jug of Oil Deep Inside

Dec 17, 2020Comments off

The soul of every Jew cries out over its distance from God. The soul, which stood before God before coming down to this earth, feels

The Forefathers of Chassidut

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

(Excerpted from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s English class on 19 Kislev 5781) The 19th of Kislev is significant for two reasons: This is the day that the

Chanukah: Illuminating the Hollow Chasm

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

What is the secret of the Chanukah lights, which we kindle at nightfall? Is it merely that they illuminate the darkness? After all, the menorah

The Rebbe Rashab: Understanding Paradox, Ch...

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

Rebbe Shalom Dov Ber Schneerson (the Rashab), the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, was the founder of the Lubavitch yeshiva network, Tomchei Temimim and was called ‘the

Compassion for Reality

Dec 03, 2020Comments off

(Based on Rabbi Ginsburgh’s 19th Kislev farbrengen last year, 5780) Jews seem to naturally have a critical view of the world. That is no wonder.