Friday, February 8, 2008

Understanding the Structure of the Maamarim of the Baal Hatanya

A Simple Jew: Question & Answer With Rabbi Yitzchok Wagshul - Torah Or & Likkutei Torah

It’s said that the Alter Rebbe’s primary work of Chassidus, the Tanya, is the Torah SheBichsav of Chassidus, because it contains in seminal form everything there is to know. On the other hand, Torah Or and Likkutei Torah are considered the Torah SheBe’al Peh of Chassidus, because they expand and elaborate on—sometimes at great length—the ideas only alluded to in Tanya.

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