Category - The 12 Step Program to a Better Life

More than forty years ago, in the summer of 1976, the Rebbe identified 12 Torah passages he believed should be the first Torah ideas taught to all Jewish children. The Rebbe’s inspired view was that these passages together form the bedrock of Torah theology, especially relevant in today’s day and age. He maintained that it was very important to equip Jewish children with the spiritual strength needed to face the current challenges by ensuring that they internalized and memorize these 12 passages. But what is the significance of these passages and why were they chosen? Join Rabbi Mendel Kaplan as he explores each passage and uncovers layers of rich meaning behind these pithy statements.