With everyone reeling from the effects of the current global attack, Jews everywhere search for spiritual solace and segulos to help us during this destructive scourge.
Throughout our history, situations like the one we are in today have traditionally been countered, by the instruction of our Sages, with an increase in our charity giving.
In addition, when Rabbi Yehuda Leib Hakohen was asked to give his haskama to the printing of the Alter Rebbe’s Tanya, he declared that “the Tanya is ketores (incense) for all spiritual plagues.”
Kehot Publication Society, the publishing house of Chabad-Lubavitch, has reached out to its customer base and friends to donate for the purpose of publishing Chasidus, the ketores for all spiritual plagues.
In connection with the birthday of the Rebbe Maharash on Beis Iyar, Rabbi Yosef B. Friedman of Kehot, issued a letter calling for dedications for publishing the maamarim of the Rebbe Maharash from the year 5633 (1873).
KEHOT PUBLICATION SOCIETY
Dear Kehot Friend,
Today, the 2nd of the month of Iyar, marks the birthday of the fourth Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Shmuel Schneersohn, of blessed memory, known as the Rebbe Maharash.
It is on auspicious days like this that we reach out to our friends to utilize the spiritual energy of the day to dedicate and fund a holy book authored by one of our Chasidic masters.
The Chasidic teachings of the Rebbe Maharash appear in the series entitled Torat Shmuel. The volumes in need of your help today, cover the discourses delivered in 1873.
The Rebbe Maharash delivered a significant amount of discourses during this year, some 70 in number. Significantly, also, many of these discourses served as a basis for the teachings of subsequent leaders of Chabad.
Of unique interest is the discourse delivered by the Rebbe Maharash on the occasion of the 12th birthday of his son, and successor, Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber. The Rebbe’s son had concluded the study of the entire Mishna by heart, and his father was joyously celebrating the achievement with his Chasidim. Later, at the occasion of his wedding, the Rebbe Maharash referred to the discourse and related that its delivery was listened to by the pamalya shel maala–the “Heavenly Hosts.”
As people all around the world are on edge during these trying times, celebrate this momentous day by partnering with us to bring these texts to print.
And may the holy words of the tzaddik be the elixir and antidote we vitally need, and bring healing and sanity to our world.
Please donate today, and may the merit of publishing these works bring you copious blessings from Above.
We thank you for your past and current generosity and participation.
Stay safe, healthy and optimistic for an unprecedented new good world.
Rabbi Yosef B. Friedman
In the words of the Rebbe…
“One who contributes from his wealth for the purpose of writing or publishing a book of a tzaddik —
Behold, at any given time, and in any corner of the world, that a person studies from this book, the tzaddik on high evokes merit on behalf of the donor through whom the book was disseminated.”
–The Rebbe (Igrot Kodesh, vol 2)