The all-new set of “Likkutei Sichos Parshiyos” Pocket Size Edition, (46 volumes) is the talk of every Lubavitcher Bocher, the new edition was released only a short time ago, in honor of Hei Teves, and is available thanks to an anonymous donor for only $99.
“It’s amazing how you can literally carry all of the Rebbe’s edited Sichos in your Talis and Tefilin bag,” said a Mashpia while purchasing the bestseller.
The positive response to the new release completely surpassed the excitement with the printing of the last greatest new book, the Likkutei Sichos Parshiyos.
Buyers said they were amazed by the quality of the set, both in its print and binding, despite the small size.
Rabbi Zalman Chanin, Director of “Vaad Lehafotzas Sichos” related the following episodes that show the Rebbe’s appreciation and bond with the Sichos:
One time Reb Yisroel Zayantz, a contributor to the Vaad L’Hafotzas Sichos, presented the Rebbe with a volume that was in its second or third printing.
The Rebbe said, “Thank you very much for this book – it will give me something to learn from. Even though it is not a first edition, ‘every day it should be to you as new.’ And not just ‘as new’, but actually ‘new!’ You should know that I will learn from this book, and in the same way you’ve given me this merit, you have a responsibility to learn from it, as well.”
WHAT IS CRUZEIRO
Reb Zev Horowitz of Brazil is one of the major financial backers of the Likkutei Sichos.
One time during Sunday “dollars,” when Horowitz presented the Rebbe with the newest volume that had just been published, the Rebbe asked him if he knew the reason why the Brazilian coin is known as the “cruzeiro.”
Reb Zev did not know, so the Rebbe explained: “Cruzeiro” is similar to the English word “cruise,” which means to sail by boat. In the same way a ship sails from place to place over the sea, money passes from hand to hand and makes its way around the country.
“These books,” the Rebbe said, indicating the Likkutei Sichos, “also ‘sail’ from place to place, and are likewise found all over the world…”
There was once a Lubavitch couple that had been married for 9 years but was still childless. The husband got an idea to pay for the printing of an issue of Likkutei Sichos. As he wrote in a letter to the Rebbe, in the merit of spreading the Rebbe’s teachings perhaps he and his wife would be blessed with “zera chaya v’kayama.” Less than a year later, their first child was born.
The same thing happened with a different couple that had been married for eight years. Again, less than a year after funding the publication of Volume 12 of Likkutei Sichos, the wife gave birth to their first child.
Another couple was also blessed with a daughter after paying for the printing of Seifer HaMaamarim Basi L’Gani, Volume 1, which was also published by the Vaad L’hafotzas Sichos.
3 times a year, the weekly Likut would be dedicated by the Rebbe himself: on Vav Tishrei, the yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s mother, Rebbetzin Chana; on Yud Gimmel Iyar, the Rebbe’s brother’s yahrtzeit; and on Chaf Menachem Av, the yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok.
After 5748, the Rebbe would also dedicate an issue in memory of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka for Chaf-Beis Sh’vat.
In the very beginning the Rebbe would pay by check, but in later years the Rebbe paid in cash. Before the money was sent, the Rebbe would always ask what the going rate was for Anash, which was $150.00.
One time, after receiving the same answer year after year, the Rebbe asked why the price hadn’t gone up, insisting that the price of everything increases from time to time. “I’m not looking for any bargains!” the Rebbe said. “I want to pay the same price as everyone else.” In the end, the Rebbe paid $250 for the dedication.
The new set can be purchased at MerkazStam.com and Judaica-World.com for only $99 ($129.95 without coupon), and can be shipped worldwide.