The Inside Story: A Chassidic Perspective on Biblical Events, Laws, and Personalities, Volume II: Shemos,by Rabbi Yanki Tauber, hits bookstores just in time for when we begin reading this second book of the Torah. This new volume is being met with great anticipation and demand—following the immense popularity of the first volume on Bereishis, released last year.
As he has done so masterfully in his previous works (including the Week in Review, Beyond the Letter of the Law, and Inside Time), author and Chassidic scholar Yanki Tauber combed through years of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s sichos and maamarim to unearth and consolidate the definitive Chassidic themes of each parshain the book of Shemos. Rabbi Tauber has become renowned for his thoroughness and ability to shape the timeless and relevant messages of the Rebbe’s original talks for English-speaking, diverse audiences.
The Inside Story, Volume II is a beautifully presented collection of sixty-two essays, each exploring an event or insight from the book of Shemos to illuminate the big questions of life as well as its most rudimentary concerns. Why did the Nile turn into blood? What do the mysterious “cherubim” on top of the golden ark in the Tabernacle represent? What is the inside story behind Moses’ mask? What do the “four guardians” teach us about the interplay between responsibility and reward in our own lives?
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, these insights demonstrate how each and every event in the second book of the Torah, Shemos, is never just a simple story, but rather an eternal lesson as relevant today as it was 3,300 years ago. The Rebbe’s unique contribution to Torah scholarship was his ability to take any event in the Torah, from the most well-known to the most esoteric, and bring forth its inner meaning. Readers will find themselves relating to the depth of biblical events, gifting us with the realization of how vital and meaningful the Torah is for our contemporary lives.
This second volume of The Inside Story, of what will be a 5-volume set, is part of a larger “Inside Anthology,” which began with the acclaimed 3-volume Inside Time set, published in 2015.
The Inside Story collection is a perfect addition to every library and a memorable gift for Jews of all backgrounds. The style and tone is conducive for personal reading, group study, and as a resource for preparing and teaching Torah classes.
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The Inside Story is published by the Meaningful Life Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to personal, societal, and global transformation through presenting the universal wisdom of the Torah as a blueprint for life. The Center is built on the belief that life is precious, and that every individual has a unique and indispensable contribution to make, which affects everyone and everything, now and forever. For more information, visit www.meaningfullife.com.