As early as Motzei Tisha b'Av, the Rebbe requested that Chassidim mark the special day of Chof Av, his father's Yartzeit-Hilula, by learning the Torah of HoRav Levi Yitzchok, giving Tzedakah, and taking lessons from his life:

“The Shabbos following 15 B’Av is Chof Av, the Yohrtzeit and Hilula of my father Rav Levi Yitchak ben Boruch Schneur z”l – forty years now. I feel a responsibility as well as a privilege to suggest and request, etc, that all should learn together from his teachings, and contribute [tzedoka] on this day in his memory; For he devoted his life to spread Yiddishkeit among the Jews behind the Iron Curtain, resulting in his imprisonment and sentence in exile, where he perished and is now interred. May his merit protect us, amongst all of the Jewish people, Shlita.”

From a letter of the Rebbe, Motzoei Tisha-B’Av 5744


נ.ב. הש”ק שלאחרי ט”ו מנ”א – הוא כ”ף מנ”א, יום היא”צ וההילולא של אאמו”ר לוי יצחק בן הרב אא”ז ברוך שניאור ז”ל – זה ארבעים שנה. ועלי החוב והזכות גדול להציע ולבקש וכו’ – ללמוד בהתוועדות מתורתו, ולנדב ביומא דין לז”נ, שמסר נפשו על הפצת היהדות בתוככי בנ”י “מאחורי מסך הברזל”, ועי”ז הי’ חבוש בבית האסורים ונשפט לגלות ומת בגולה ושם מ”כ, זכותו יגן עלינו ועכ”י שליט”א.

- ממכתב מוצאי ת"ב, ה'תשד"מ

Below are some links that may be helpful in fulfilling the Rebbe's request:

Over the years we merited to see the Rebbe's special care for his father's Torah. When publishing the first Seforim of Likkutei Levi Yitzchok, the Rebbe wrote: “Thank G‑d, I was privileged to have the great, wondrous Zechus, in receiving some of the writings of my father..." The Rebbe would speak about his father's Torah very often and it was clear to all how important these teachings were to Him. The Torah of HoRav Levi Yitzchok is no doubt a central theme of Chof Av and the Rebbe personally requested that Chassidim study from his father's Torah in groups in connection with the Yahrtzeit.

We are pleased to share a collection of booklets, Shiurim and more in Hebrew and English on the Torah of Horav Levi Yitzchok, we hope this will help you fulfill the Rebbe's wishes of learning his father's Torah. Click here to access the archive.

To purchase Seforim of Horav Levi Yitzchok from click here.

Articles on the history and meaning of the Rebbe's father's Torah:

ללמוד בהתועדות מתורתו


The Rebbe set up a special fund "Keren Levi Yitzchock" for which he would make an appeal during every Chof Av Farbrengen. The fund provides short term loans to school teachers. 


Many have the custom to learn Perakim of Mishnayus that start with the letters of the Rebbe's fathers name: Mishnayos - 3 Pages | Mishnayos - Yagdil Torah | Audio Shiurim