The Sustaining Utterance
Discourses on Chasidic Thought
The Sustaining Utterance, like its companion volume, The Long Shorter Way, is a commentary on the Tanya. Based on the second part of Tanya (entitled “The Gate of Unity and Faith” and also known as “The Education of a Child”) The Sustaining Utterance examines basic theological issues, such as our knowledge of God and of our world.
This book, like the section of Tanya that serves as its foundation, provides readers with an introduction to the theoretical aspects of the Chabad school of Hasidism and serves as a valuable guide to Chabad doctrine. It also explores the fundamentals of our faith and the deep significance of Judaism’s most important prayer, the Shema (“Hear, O Israel, The Lord Our God, The Lord Is One”).
The Sustaining Utterance offers readers a welcome opportunity to encounter an authentic transmission of Torah by one of the foremost teachers of our time.