Friday, July 22, 2011

Everything is Dressed in Torah

(painting by Hyman Bloom)

Everything in the world gets its vitality from the Torah.  This is because there isn't a single thing that can exist without receiving its vitality from Hashem yisborach.  The Holy One, blessed is He and the Torah are one.  And, because of this fact that they are one, a person can serve Hashem yisborach through every single thing that exists in the world.  It is written, "in all your ways know Him" (משלי ג:ו).  Everything is dressed in the Torah.  Thus, a person can connect everything to the Torah and can turn everything into Torah.

יורה דעה - הלכות נדרים, הלכה ב:ג

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Translation of Likutei Halachos?

The Breslov Research Institute has big plans to begin translating Likutei Halachos.  It took Feldheim just about 22 years to translate the Mishneh Berurah, which at 6 volumes is a few hundred pages.  Likutei Halachos is thousands of pages, and a mere translation wouldn't suffice in completely opening the sefer up to the English speaking world, because the key to understanding the text is background. So, BRI will have to include much commentary. 

I'm really looking forward to this!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Sefer from BRI

This first-ever compilation of Breslov thought on the Five Books of Moses - known as the Torah - shows the Rebbe at his best; extracting the hidden message in the familiar verses to reveal an entirely new way of looking at the Torah and at life. His words speak directly to our hearts, imbuing them with clarity and purpose. Come, take the Rebbe's path and hear what the Torah has to say to you.  Read more...