Don’t Forget Basic Halacha

When American author Herman Wouk became involved in publishing a Chumash in braille for the visually impaired, the Rebbe was pleased but not satisfied, and he suggested a different sefer.

When it came to learning Torah, first and foremost in the Rebbe’s approach, was learning practical halacha for daily application.

When the famous American author of historical fiction, Herman Wouk, became involved in publishing a Chumash in braille for the visually impaired, he informed the Rebbe.

In an Av 5745 letter, the Rebbe expressed his appreciation, writing that “needless to say, it’s a great zechus.” But the Rebbe wasn’t satisfied.

“I take the liberty, though I do not usually take such liberties, of volunteering a suggestion,” the Rebbe wrote. “I feel certain that whether you take it or leave it, you will surely accept it in the proper spirit.”

The Rebbe’s suggestion was that he “consider including in the said project the publication in braille of the section of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in English that deals with the month of Tishrei, with the preparations for it in the latter part of Elul.”

In conclusion, the Rebbe wrote that he would want to participate in this endeavor with a financial contribution.

From The Weekly Farbrengen by Merkaz Anash

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