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 four letters.