On the Essence of Chassidus
We hereby present an adaptation of “Kuntres Inyanah Shel Toras Hachassidus”: the famous compilation of talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe King Moshiach Shlita explaining the essence of Chassidus. The Rebbe King Moshiach Shlita said these talks during the Farbrengen of the 19th of Kislev (and the subsequent Farbrengens) in 5726. The anthology of these talks, edited by the Rebbe King Moshiach Shlita appeared in 5731 as an appendix to the Chabad encyclopedia, “Sefer Ha’arachim.” In 5733 it was printed as a booklet for itself.
The original compilation was written in a concise manner, along with many footnotes that the Rebbe King Moshiach Shlita added, and requires deep study. Therefore, an effort was made to formulate an adapted version that can be more easily read, suitable for people with less of a background in Chasidic teachings. This adapted version was made by Rabbi Aryeh Kedem and was rewritten in English by I. Benyaminson. It is obvious that this rendition is not a replacement for the original compilation that was edited by the Rebbe King Moshiach Shlita.
On the 19-20th of Kislev 5752 the Rebbe King Moshiach Shlita announced that we have reached the long awaited time of Moshiach, hence we pray to Hashem that the goal of this compilation come into complete fruition, that Hashem open our eyes to see the Rebbe King Moshiach Shlita who will bring the Redemption, may it be now!