By COLlive reporter
There are 39 published volumes of Likutei Sichos, 33 volumes of Igros Kodesh, 108 volumes of farbrengens, 4 volumes of Maamarim Mugahim, 22 volumes of Maamarim in chronological order, 9 volumes of Reshimos, and more.
This is a part of the wealth that the Rebbe’s has gifted to the world. And it is now becoming more accessible than ever.
In recent years, a portion of the Rebbe’s teachings were available on various platforms such as chabadlibrary.org, Otzar Hachochma, and hebrewbooks.org, but the pages are mostly in PDF format, making a search much more difficult.
Some 5 years ago, renowned philanthropist Yitzchak Miralashvili contributed to Lahak publications directed by Rabbi Chaim Shaul Brook to begin uploading online the full text of the Rebbe’s Torah which has been published under their auspices.
Close to 70 volumes have been uploaded so far. There are currently 4,000 segments on the website, half of them in text format, allowing for an easy search in the text of the Sicha or Maamar, or even in the footnotes. COLlive.com was told that Lahak is working to enable search through all volumes.
Now, anyone can type a word or concept into the search on www.lahak.org and immediately be presented with a comprehensive list of results. The development of the website was made possible through the generosity of Mr. Yitzchok ben Leah and his wife, Mrs. Rivkah Vikah bas Rachel and their children.
Lahak.org also contains the Sichos published each week which are emailed to tens of thousands of subscribers and published in Chabad communities worldwide. It also contains the new Maamarim of the Rabbeim that have been printed by Kehot over the past decade.
Lahak noted that the content uploaded in this project is geared to enhance access to the Rebbe’s Torah through their approved channels.
One example of such collaboration: Courtesy of Lahak, the summaries of all weekday farbrengens and other talks by the Rebbe are now available along with the restored full-length audio of the Rebbe at JEM’s Ashreinu.app.
The precedent for the release of published materials specifically and exclusively under the purview of the publishing organization was repeatedly set by the Rebbe himself over the course of many decades, Lahak said.
“All other uses – copying for personal or public use; publishing digitally, in print or any other type of publishing – may be done only with the express, written, consent of Lahak,” they said. “Any other use constitutes geneivah, gezeilah, etc., and is forbidden by the Torah.”