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Bereishis (Genesis)


Words of the Living G-d

About the book

With a foreword by Rabbi Zalman Posner (o.b.m.), a preface by Rabbi Jacob Immanuel Schochet (o.b.m.), and an introduction by Rabbi Y. H. Greenberg (y.l.), this first volume of selected maamarim from Torah Or contains 12 fundamental discourses, one for each weekly Torah portion in the book of Genesis. Adapted into clearly explained English, the informal style is like reviewing a maamar at the Shabbos table for guests with little or no background. Nevertheless, the entire maamar is thoroughly explained, making this the ideal resource for scholar and novice alike. Includes a useful glossary, and an appendix containing the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s talk of Shabbos Parshas Va’eira, Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5740, on the importance of translating Torah Or and Likkutei Torah—a talk delivered the Shabbos after the early drafts of this volume were submitted to the Rebbe.

Hardcover, 375 pp.