A Chassidic Perspective on Biblical Events, Laws, and Personalities
The Inside Story is a journey into the fascinating and empowering world of the Torah’s inner meanings. What did God really want to happen when He put a man, a woman, a serpent, and a forbidden tree together in a garden, and what does this tell us about our own transgressions and debacles? How do we build our own “Noah’s ark” to escape the flood of material worries and cares that threaten to drown our spiritual sensitivities? Why do certain things pursue us no matter how much we try to avoid them? Which is the more important goal to pursue, tranquility or joy? The eighty essays in this volume, which are based on the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s writings and talks, each explore an event or insight from one of the twelve weekly Torah readings of the book of Genesis to illuminate the big questions of life as well as its most rudimentary concerns.