In time for Chof Av, the 76th Hilula of HaRav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson zt”l, the Rebbe’s father, a new volume of Yalkut Levi Yitzchak has been published, containing insights culled from his works.
In connection with his father’s Hilula in 5744, the Rebbe wrote in a Michtov-Kloli (free translation): “I have the personal responsibility and great privilege to request and ask etc. that on Chof Av, the yahrtzeit of my father, to learn from his Torah at a farbrengen and to donate to tzedaka in honor of his Neshama.”
Now, in time for Chof Av, the 76th Hilula of HaRav HaGaon R’ Levi Yitzchok Schneerson zt”l, the Rebbe’s father – a new sefer elaborating on his Torah novellae has been published.
This newly-published sefer, fifth in a series entitled “Yalkut Levi Yitzchok al HaTorah”, includes insights and pirushim culled from throughout R’ Levi Yitzchok’s seforim, arranged according to pesukim and themes of the weekly sidra.
The current volume with over 900 pages covers the parshiyos of Beshalach, Yisro, and Mishpotim, and is published by Kehot Publication Society, the Chabad-Lubavitch publishing arm.
Compiled by Rabbi Dovid Dubov, shliach to Princeton, New Jersey, the sefer, as the volumes which precede it, “opens up” and develops R’ Levi Yitzchok’s unique style in Torah to the reader.
Complete with punctuation, new paragraph subdivisions, numerous annotations and sources from Chazal, Kabbalah, and Sifrei Chassidus, it deciphers and explains Kabbalistic concepts and gematriyos, as well as detailed indices (Mafteichos) which aid the reader in finding anything within the sefer.
The new sefer includes facsimiles of R’ Levi Yitzchok’s original ksav yad along the margins of his Zohar – incorporating the whole of ‘siman 90’ found therein. The preface also includes several rarely-known anecdotes connected to the saintly mechaber.
A booklet-sampling of select pirushim from the new volume has also been released and distributed this week in New York.
Watch here a video Shiur on the Torah of the Rebbe’s father – delivered in ‘Heichal Menachem’ of Monsey in preparation for the Yom Hilula: