The Fourth and final part of this special series on Ma’amer Basi L’Gani 5743 (1983), entitled “BENEATH THE DARKNESS” is called “THE BOOK OF TRANSFORMATIONS.” Seeking resolution to the faith conundrum of Evil’s existence, a revolutionary idea on the virtual, yet real-time effect of Torah study is presented .

The fourth class of the series (covering chapters seven, eight and nine) concludes the Ma’amer by further developing the primary theme in chapter 13 of the original Ma’amer Basi L’Gani (5710). For more details on this, see below.*

In this Episode we are complete the sacred Knowledge is Power paradigm that provides a fresh perspective on Torah study’s impact.

The Ma’amer’s crowning conclusion introduces Torah as the ultimate book of transformation. Profound intellectual grasp and personalized knowledge connects us with the ultimate power, enabling us to harness the true force of spirit!

This Fourth Episode of the four-part series has been lovingly dedicated by Dr. Martin Kushner and Sharon Adler to elevate the Neshama of Etel Adler, Etel bat Zecharia O.B.M.

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* The Ma’amarim of Basi L’Gani, are a collection of more than 40 uniquely themed Chassidic Discourses that were delivered by The Rebbe on, or in proximity to Yud Shvat, the Yartzeit-Hilulah of his predecessor Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, between the years of 5711 and 5748 (1951 – 1988).

All these ruminations were directly based on Ma’amer Basi L’Gani, 5710, which was released by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok on the eve of his terrestrial passing. This [original] Ma’amer is widely regarded as the Previous Rebbe’s Last Will and Testament, and our Rebbe used its themes as guiding lights for the unique mission of our Seventh Generation [of Chabad-Lubavitch] Chassidim.

Kindred in containing many common concepts or ideas, each discourse incorporates a remarkably wide range of mystical Torah teachings and always radiates with multiple novel, fresh creative insights.

The original rumination contains Twenty Chapters, and for nearly four decades, annually (in orderly successive fashion) the Rebbe would elaborate on themes found in a specific chapter, by delivering one or more Ma’amarim (formal dissertations of original Chassidic Teachings) almost always opening with the Midrashic words “Basi L’Gani.”

This year, 5783, we are – once again – focused on chapter thirteen. As such, the discourses of 5723 (1963) and 5743 (1983) are studied by the global Chasidic community during the Yud Shvat season.

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