Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburgh’s Book of Parasha Thoughts
“You have to keep up with the times.”
This idea was expressed more than two centuries ago by the founder of the Hasidic movement Chabad, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Lyad.
By “time” he meant the weekly Torah chapter, thus saying that everything that happens in the universe in a given week is closely connected with the Torah chapter that the Jews read during this period of time.
The Torah remains relevant and topical in every generation and at every moment of time, and you can always draw from it modern essential conclusions, instructions and guidelines.
The Torah ideas in this book comprise some of the most fundamental themes taught by Rabbi Ginsburgh. In each chapter, one inspiring idea is highlighted, taking the reader on a fascinating journey that extends from the literal meaning to the deepest Torah mysteries, sometimes offering a new Torah perspective on the secular world.
This multi-faceted approach to studying the weekly Torah portion can profoundly affect our psyches and emotions. It has the power to motivate us to refine our behavior, our relationships and our perception. As Shabbat approaches, we can prepare ourselves each week by integrating the themes revealed in the Inner Dimension of the parashah, in anticipation of the World that is all Shabbat.