Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 

by Dr. Nosson Chayim Leff

The Sfas Emes (aka the Gerre Rebbe (1871-1905 )) is well known for his innovative, mind-stretching Diverei Torah . Unfortunately , his writing style is sometimes hard to understand. As a result, many people who would enjoy learning the Sfas Emes--and grow in their Avoda if they had access to his thought-- lose out. Hence, the all-too--frequent cases of "burn out '' with rebbeim and "off the derech '' with talmidim . Many of those sad stories could be avoided if people would open their intellectual windows to let in the fresh air of exciting, new ideas like those offered by the Sfas Emes.

In its own very small way, my Sefer ( Emes Ve'emunah : A Sfas Emes Companion ), attempts to deal with this situation. It does so by presenting a ma'amar of the Sfas Emes for every Shabbos and Yom Tov of the year. The presentations are done in clear, concise English. And to show why I interpret the Sfas Emes' ma'amarim the way I do, the Sefer also includes the text of the Sfas Emes' own words in leshon hakodesh.

The availability of the ma'amarim in both Hebrew an English has two favorable consequences. First, it gives people who know only English access to the Sfas Emes' Diveri Torah. Second, the fact that the same substantive message comes in both languages ( and also appears in close proximity to each other) makes it easier for novices to learn the language of the Sfas Emes, and thus to gain more direct access to his thought.

This account of the Sefer may make it sound too good to be true. I suggest that you relax and enjoy the Sefer . Note that the Sefer comes with letters of approbation from all sides : R.Mordechai Willig ; R. Reuvain Feinstein ; and R. Zev Leff (no relation ), shelita.

ARCHIVES

Subscribe to Sfas Emes and receive this class via e- mail.

Copyright © 2003 by Dr. Nosson Chayim Leff and Project Genesis

 
Sell Chometz Online


ARTICLES ON TZAV AND PESACH:

View Complete List

Expanding Upon A Thought From The Kli Yakar
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5774

The Great Shabbos
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5760

Room for a Broom
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Why Four Cups?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

Early Emancipation and Sour Grapes
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5764

The Questioning Defense
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5764

ArtScroll

Relating the Chain of Events: Part 3
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Shabbos Hagadol
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5770

Different Generations / Different Challenges
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5768

> The Sound of Silence
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

This Night
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

Shabbos Hagadol
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Closing The Gap
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762

Clean Up Your Mess
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

Reliving the Exodus
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5768



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information