Chaf Av Journal

Shlomo M. (Paul) Hamburger has recently published a translation and explanation of four letters of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, father of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (the Lubavitcher Rebbe). This publication is entitled Unlocking the Code: The Letters of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson and is available for purchase from Jewish Enrichment Press ( The publication includes a short history and context for the letters as well as the author’s personal essays (or “take-aways”). The publisher and author are making available for free at this website downloadable versions of the letters.

Translation and Explanation, Purim Letter 1932

(please click here to read the News Stories & Notes on the Letter of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s to the Rebbe, Purim 1932)


Letter from R Levi Yitzchak Erev Pesach (single sheets)


Letter from R Levi Yitzchak Erev Pesach


Unlocking the Code (Erev Rosh Hashanah)


Unlocking the Code (Erev Shavuot)


Unlocking the Code (Erev Pesach)


Unlocking the Code (Erev Sukkot)