A new online course on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson—will begin on Tuesday, July 2, as part of the worldwide commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his passing, corresponding this year to this coming Shabbat on July 6.

Presented by Rabbi Menachem Feldman, each of its four segments will highlight another unique aspect of the Rebbe’s approach to Torah study.

“The Rebbe approached Torah holistically, seeing links and parallels between seemingly unrelated nuances,” explains Feldman, author of a book summarizing the Rebbe’s teachings and director of adult education at Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich, Conn. “To join the Rebbe in finding the hidden patterns and overarching themes in Torah is a delightful experience of discovery.”

Feldman is quick to note that the classes will not be a discussion about learning, but will be focused on actual learning. Through following the Rebbe’s analysis to two commentaries of Rashi, participants can grasp firsthand how the Rebbe unpacks layers of meaning hidden behind seemingly simple words.

“This is not only an opportunity to learn about the Rebbe’s teachings,” says Rabbi Yaakov Kaplan, who produced the course. “Rather, this is a chance to learn the Rebbe’s teachings themselves. It is a guided tour through complex and nuanced Torah study.”

The course will be presented on four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on July 2, streaming on Chabad.org and then available for enrolled students to watch at their own pace. Each lecture will be accompanied by texts, discussions with fellow students on Facebook and quizzes, with student support at every step of the way. Although the course is offered free of charge, sign-up is required.

Viewers can register for the course here.

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