Rav Mordechai Silver, shlit"a, is theåÊRebbe of Kehal Toldos Yehuda - Stitchin. His students have established centers under his leadership in Boro Park, Jerusalem, Lakewood, Monroe, Monsey, and Williamsburg. He is a student of some of the greatest tzaddikim of the previous generation , including Rav Yehuda Horowitz, zt"l,åÊthe Stitchiner Rebbe, and Rav Yitzchok Kalish, zt"l,åÊthe Amshinover Rebbe. Rav Silver has become renowned as one of most profound expositors of Torah thought and Chassidus of our time. Although speaking almost exclusively in Yiddish, the Rebbe's brilliance has spread far beyond his Bais Medrash. Aside from the many people who flock to the Rebbe to receive blessings and spiritual guidance, thousands more study his Divrei Torah on a weekly basis and find in them the inspiration, encouragement, and proper guidance necessary to continue their quest to gain closeness to Hashem.
In the years 5758-5765 (1998-2005) Rav Silver taught classes on a weekly basis to young men on the Tanya. The classes were taught in Yiddish. This book is based on those lessons. The Yiddish has been translated and adapted to a broader audience. Rabbi Reichman has added testimonies, stories, and other insights of his own to these lessons in order to make them more understandable to those unacquainted with Chassidic thought. This is the first book in English that is based on Rav Silver's Torah ideas.
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