This volume contains a free translation of Sichos delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe שליט"א in the Farbrengens held from Tishrei-MarCheshvan, 5741, with excerpts from every Farbrengen held during that period. It is the seventh volume published by Sichos In English.

The translations are structured to appeal to an English speaking reader who is somewhat familiar with the teachings of Chassidus. The Sichos are not adapted or altered in context, but are presented, with slight changes, in the same form and thought style in which they were originally said. Great effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the translations; however, they carry no official authority. As in all translations, the possibility of inadvertent error exists.

A central theme running through the Sichos in this volume is the year of Hakhel, when in the times of the Bais Hamikdosh all Jews gathered together during the festival of Sukkos. Emphasis is also laid on Simchas Bais Hashoeva, when the Rebbe שליט"א delivered a Sicha every night of Sukkos. The Sichos elaborate on the relevance of both these topics today, and the lessons they contain for everyday life.

Perhaps the most revolutionary idea initiated by the Rebbe שליט"אduring this time was Tzivos Hashem, the Army of G‑d. While Jewish children have always occupied a special place in Jewish thought, never before have they been given so much attention and importance. Every child, the Rebbe says, is a soldier in G‑d’s Army, and G‑d Himself is their Commander-In-Chief. Each child’s mission is to defeat evil and bring light into the world, and their weapons are Torah and mitzvos. Today, Tzivos Hashem has become a permanent fixture on the Jewish world scene, with hundreds of thousands of Jewish children registered as members. The beneficial effect on these children is incalculable.

As in previous volumes, an index of topics is included at the end, and a detailed table of contents at the beginning. Again, current issues have been presented in essay form, departing from the more literal translation of most of the Sichos Those appearing in this volume are all adapted from Sichos said in this period.

The 11th of Nissan this year marks the 80th birthday of the Rebbe שליט"א. When a person reaches eighty years of age, our Sages tell us, it is a sign of special strength It is our hope that this publication contribute to the growing knowledge of the teachings of Chassidus and of the Rebbe שליט"א in particular, especially to those who were formerly unable to study them.

Sichos In English

11th Day of Nissan, 5742
80th Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Shlita