A Chassidic Companion to the Talmud`s "Pirkei Avot" Ethics of the Fathers. 60 Essays Based on the Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.
In this volume, the reader will find the Rebbe`s ideas on freedom of choice, divine providence, absolute and relative truth, good and evil, love, ego and the nature of the physical reality. Here one will find the Rebbe addressing the paradoxes of the human condition, the tensions engendered by polar pulls upon our lives by communality and individuality, elitism and equality, personal growth and productivity, selfhood and the yen for transcendence. Here one will find the Rebbe`s perspective on education, marriage, language, property, business, food and crime. Here one will find the Rebbe`s views on "religious" issues such as What defines a Jew?, dogmatism and human creativity in Torah, religion and state, the function of the mitzvah, reward and retribution, Moshiach and the World to Come. In a word, these sixty essays present the reader with a broad cross-section of the Rebbe`s unique vision of life through the lens of Torah