Sichos in English Helps Solve the Rosh Hashanah Paradox

Between the many obligations on Rosh Hashanah, it’s easy for the days to pass without consciously tapping into the opportunity of the Yom Tov. To help with the challenge, Sichos In English released a learning package for Rosh Hashana. 

Between the many things that are done on Rosh Hashanah, it’s easy for the days to pass without consciously committing ourselves to tapping into the holiness and opportunity of the Yom Tov. 

As we start the new year, our minds and hearts are brimming with multitudes of thoughts, feelings and requests. Each person with their personal pleas—parents for nachas, couples for children, families for parnassah, and seemingly the list of brachos is endless. In these unprecedented times, as the world continues to tremble, brachos for health and peace seem to be more relevant, pressing, and necessary than ever.

Interestingly, on the holiest days of the year, when we are crowning Hashem as king, there’s a paradox. On the one hand, we are subsuming ourselves to Hashem, yet as we daven, we ask for our own, personal requests. It seems that these two actions don’t align.

Providing a two-in-one solution, tapping into the potential of the day and solving the paradox, Sichos in English is debuting a Rosh Hashanah Sicha which delves into the apparent incongruence between our Rosh Hashanah tefillos and crowning Hashem. The insightful Sicha is presented in the acclaimed, reader-friendly Selections from Likkutei Sichos format whose first two volumes have become a Sichos in English bestseller, with the third volume, Vayikra, in its printing stages. 

Additionally, in the spirit of the month of Tishrei when chassidim journey to the Rebbe, Sichos in English is sharing an excerpt from Chassidic Links describing travelling to the Rebbe, which has always been a monumental and pivotal experience in chassidims’ lives. Chassidic Links, a soon-to-be-released, revamped volume of the Our Chassidic Roots series, provides biographical sketches of prominent chassidim giving a taste of their enriched lifestyle. 

For their readership’s convenience, Sichos in English is distributing the Rosh Hashanah Sicha booklet to shuls around Crown Heights to be learned on Rosh Hashanah. Additionally, you can view the booklet online or print your own copy to help calibrate yourself for this Yom tov.

The forty-eight hours of Rosh Hashanah will happen. The way you utilize these forty-eight hours is up to you. Thanks to Sichos in English, maximizing Rosh Hashanah is made a little bit easier.

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