I have decided to share my learning from the books of Hassidic Masters, primarily on the Weekly Portions of the Torah as the Hebrew year proceeds.
I will be bringing to your attention words, thoughts and concepts on the Torah from the well-known and perhaps the lesser-known Admorim, the honorific title which represents in abbreviation “Our Master, Teacher and Rabbi” as used in the Hassidic community.
The use of ‘More’ is actually a play-on-words. In Hebrew, מור, is a scent, myrrh, which also has health properties. Myrrh was a chief spice which Moses was commanded to take, Exodus 30:22. The People of Israel were described as being perfumed in myrrh in Song of Songs 3:6. In Proverbs 7:17, it is described as a perfume with sensual properties.
Following a trip to Poland in 2004, I realized that Hassidic ‘stories’ and ‘tales’ were not enough. I hope that the content of this site will benefit my readers, educate them, perhaps astound them but above all, improve their spiritual lives.
And maybe there will be a book as a result of this blog.
The entries will not necessarily be exact translations but rather edited interpretations. I will, however, provide the sources for those interested in learning directly from the original.