SoulWords provides Torah classes and lectures from renowned teacher, Rabbi Shais Taub, on a wide range of spiritual topics.
Beshalach: Say It In Your Own Language
Spreading the inner secrets of the Torah will bring Moshiach. But you need to "translate" these ideas into relevant language.
From Lubavitch to New York: The Little Known Story of Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah
Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah, wife of the Rebbe Rashab and mother of the Frierdiker Rebbe, was the last Chabad Rebbetzin to serve in the town of Lubavitch. Far too few know her story or even that her resting place is just a few feet from the Ohel of the Lubavitcher Rebbes in Queens. In honor of her yahrzeit on 13 Shvat, Rabbi Shais Taub shares a glimpse into her amazing life.
R' Yahir Elbaze from Paris, France in Conversation with Rabbi Shais Taub
Who is "the French Shais Taub"? Why was the Alter Rebbe against Napoleon? What is the greatest cultural export of France? Can bitachon bring you a million dollars? Find out the answers to these questions (and more) as R' Yahir Elbaze, shliach from Paris, France, joins Rabbi Shais Taub in the SoulWords studios.
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Chapter 34 of Tanya concludes the theme of joy that we began in Chapter 26. We take joy in providing a home for Hashem in this world through our Torah study and giving tzedakah.
Bo: Midnight and Noon
We know the precise times of two events in this week's parsha. The slaying of the firstborn took place at midnight and the actual exodus from Egypt took place at noon the next day. Based on a Michtav Klali of the Rebbe from 5744, we learn the significance of midnight and noon in our personal lives.
Answering the Wicked Son: When the Rebbe Reached Out to Bobby Fischer
Four fifths of our people did not leave Egypt at the time of the Exodus. Why will the coming redemption with Moshiach be different? Why is the answer to the wicked son of the Haggadah to remind him that if he had been in Egypt he would not have been redeemed? We will understand all of this in light of a little known story about when the Lubavitcher Rebbe reached out to chess master Bobby Fischer who had renounced his Jewish identity.