A Home Full of Books

I received an email today from Kehot Publication Society with an interesting comment.

The Rebbe (Menachem Schneerson) often spoke of the transformative power of books.  Not only can they ignite the spark inside you, they also can transform a home into a holy place.  This is why the Rebbe began the home full of books campaign.

… A home is defined not from the outside walls and the roof, but by the most important things inside it. Aside from those who live there, Books of Torah are the most vital items.

The Rebbe said that one such book impacts your entire environment.  Books in your home provide the opportunity for anyone in your home to find guidance in that book.  Your home is transformed from just another house to a shining source of wisdom, tranquility, and holiness.

I think we’ve got it covered in our home!

8 thoughts on “A Home Full of Books

  1. We’re not doing too badly either… I still have 15+ boxes of books in the garage. Just need a bigger office and a bunch of book shelves. Maybe it’s time to rebuild those cinder-block book cases from college. πŸ˜‰

  2. i’m just a wanna be….i have a long way to catch up, but two full shelves floor to ceiling in a couple years is a good start i guess….

  3. I knew I liked the Rebbe! πŸ™‚ I would have to say that I not only appreciate his comments, but I could really use them to further my hobby – if the budget would allow it…

    May your library (and ours) be abundantly blessed! πŸ˜‰

  4. Well i’m definitely playing catch up, i have so many books here i’m not sure where to put them all.

    But i love books i used to read without ceasing….. but those days are gone with my having kids.

    But i plan on getting a handle on those books!!! πŸ™‚
    Tanja

  5. The contents of someone’s bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait.

    * Anatole Broyard

    A room without books is like a body without a soul.

    * Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Books… are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.

    * Dorothy L. Sayers

    I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

    * Groucho Marx

  6. Great quotes. I’ve got some of your history sitting on my bookshelves, Jamie. If you ever want them back, even if just as the record of your development, I’d be happy to return them.

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