The first volume of the book is published to coincide with the 200thanniversary of the day when Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady, the Alter Rebbe, the founder of Chabad, left this world.
Torah Ohr is his famous commentary on the Pentateuch and holidays.
One can say that, if Tanya by Alter Rebbe is a book about the man, Torah Ohr is a book about the world.
His book Torah Ohr adequately reflects his uniquee personality on one hand, and shows how he was a great healer of souls on the other hand. Torah Ohr (Torah is Light) is the most important collection of the teachings of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of the Lubavitch Hasidism, collected and edited by his grandson, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel, also known as the Tzemach Tzedek.
These sermons are devoted to the structure of the world, the structure of the soul, and the ways of serving the Almighty. This is the first time that the book is published in Russian translation. It is addressed to a thoughtful reader interested in the mystical, philosophical, and ideological aspects of Judaism. The classic Chassidic work is accompanied with comments, detailed notes and reference materials, prepared specifically for this edition.