Redemptions: Contemporary Chassidic Essays on the Parsha and the Festivals (Paperback)
The Chassidic worldview, stressing joy, intense emotions, powerful prayer, deep intention, and communal service in Avodat Hashem, informs this work. Joyous prayer, mitzvot, and Torah study hold the answers to our existential questions and provide the real framework for a vibrant life of spiritual depth and satisfaction. Redemptions is an original tapestry of ideas about our festivals and the weekly Torah reading. It is a collection of Chassidic insights, presenting these beautiful concepts in easy-to-read, contemporary language. Rabbi Zvi Leshem's informative and comprehensive work touches on so many themes that have reverberated through time and continue to resonate through our generation, including Creation and the nature of love, Ridding the world of anger, Protection from domestic violence, Feminine spirituality, and The power of joy. Redemptions provides a clear understanding of the deep wisdom within the Torah from the Chassidic perspective, refining and explaining concepts that touch all of our lives, every day. It appeals to Jews of all backgrounds, whether they are seeking an understanding of the esoteric explanations of Chassidut on the Torah, or a straightforward insight into the Torah portion of the week.