A new volume in the popular Chasidic Heritage Series was released today, entitled “The Path to Selflessness.”
It is a translation of Yehuda Atah 5738, delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson on the eve of the fast of the Tenth of Tevet 5738 (1977).
At that time, the Rebbe was recuperating from a heart attack he had suffered on the night of Shemini Atzeret, and would periodically deliver addresses from his office at Lubavitch World Headquarters, by way of a special hookup system, to the main synagogue.
This was the last of these unique addresses, as he subsequently returned to his regular schedule.
Beginning with the words Yehuda Atah, the discourse examines the blessing which Yaakov blessed his fourth son, Yehuda, as compared to the blessings he gave his first three sons, Reuven, Shimon and Levi.
Yaakov’s sons embody distinctive forms of divine service, which correspond to distinct sections of the prayers of Shema and the Amidah. Using these distinctions, the discourse further derives lessons about the bond between the individual Jewish soul and G-d.
Rabbi Shmuel Simpson translated the discourse, and Rabbi Avraham D. Vaisfiche provided the annotations. Available at Kehot.com
To date, the Chasidic Heritage Series consists of the following volumes:
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
The Eternal Bond—from Torah Or
Journey of The Soul—from Torah Or
Transforming the Inner Self—from Likkutei Torah
Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch
Flames—from Shaarei Orah
Rabbi Menachem Mendel, the Tzemach Tzedek
The Mitzvah to Love Your Fellow As Yourself—from Derech Mitzvotecha
Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch
True Existence—Mi Chamocha 5629, along with a video CD with Rabbi Manis Friedman entitled The Chasidic View of Reality
Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch
Yom Tov Shel Rosh Hashanah 5659—Discourse One
Forces in Creation—Yom Tov Shel Rosh Hashanah 5659 Discourse Two
The Power of Return—Yom Tov Shel Rosh Hashanah 5659 Discourse Three
Tract on Prayer—Kuntres HaTefillah
Overcoming Folly—Kuntres Umaayan Mibeit Hashem
The Simple Servant—UMikneh Rav 5666
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch
The Principles of Education and Guidance—Klalei Hachinuch Vehahadrachah
The Four Worlds
Oneness in Creation—Kol Hamaarich B’Echad 5690
Creation and Redemption—Hachodesh 5700
The Majestic Bride—Lecha Dodi 5689
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson
The Majestic Bride—Lecha Dodi 5714
On The Essence of Chasidus—Kuntres Inyana Shel Toras Hachasidus
Garments of the Soul—Vayishlach Yehoshua 5736
The Unbreakable Soul—Mayim Rabbim 5738
Victory of Light—Tanu Rabanan Mitzvat Ner Chanukah 5738
Nurturing Faith—Kuntres Purim Kattan 5752