Classes

Ki Tisa 5711.

Class One. Emuna is discussed in this class. The Ma’amar explains that a Goy has Emuna only on the level of Mimalei Kol Almin. He explains that even on this level there is a difference between Knowledge and Emuna. By Yidden there are three levels of Emuna: 1) From Mimalei, (here also the Yid’s Emuna...

Ki Tisa Es Rosh 5713.

Rosh means: 1) The Shechina 2) The highest levels of the Neshama, This is explained in the context of three examples: 1) HaChacham Ainav biRosho (Roe’ Es HaNolad). 2) ViGula Al Rosha (Geula because the Shechina (which was in Galus with us) departs from Galus or the Neshama that though in Golus has Pintele that...

Ze Yitnu 5715

Class One. A meeting of Neshama and Gus must happen. The question is how compromised will the neshama become by the Guf. Four worlds, four degrees of compromise. Class Two. The four levels (the conclusion): Atzilus is like Oros and Kailim, Neshama and Guf (the body itself is alive). Briah is like Livush HaMiyuchad, thought,...

כי תשא התשט"ז.

Class One. This class is about Dira BiTachtonim, 1) as the lowest world (the last to be created) it stands to be the purpose quite logically. 2) The higher worlds, though after the Tzimtzum, are A. have more light, B. Are created based on the return of the light, C. indirectly reveal the Etzem from...

כי תשא ה'תשי"ז א

There are two half Shekels: 1) The half that man gives: on the one hand everyone gives the same ten: the עשר כחות הנפש; on the other, there are a rich 10 (Atzilus) and a poor 10 (Asiya). 2) The divine 10 which are always the same. They follow the person’s 10 in regular people...

20. Ze Yitnu 5737, A Parshas Shekalim Ma'amar.

Ze Yitnu 5737, Class One.Imtroduction, this is two Ma’amarim in one: an easier more typical Machatzis VaShekel Ma’amar and a very subte and deep (and unsusual) Machatzis HaShekel Ma’amar (based on a Yerushalmi that connects Ze Yitnu to Krias Yam Suf [Atik]).This class is the typical one:We give the lower half Shekel He gives the...

23. Ze Yitnu 5738 (Ma'amar of Parshas Shekalim).

Ze Yitnu 5738 (Ma’amar of Parshas Shekalim). 1) Two half Shekels, you give a half and get whole (and there are many versions of this. In this Ma’amar, they are): the half of the Neshama in the body brings to us the half that is above the body.2) Everybody is the same (they give “only”...

17. Ki Tisa/ Shekalim 5739

This standard מחצית השקל מאמר has a typical approach with a completely novel aspect: The typical: no one is whole without another, thus we give half and the other half comes from outside of us. The atypical aspect is that we are commanded to give the “higher” half of Shekel called שקל הקדש the lower...

כי תשא את ראש ה'תשמ"ב.

1) When counting is good את שדרכו למנות it makes it eternal and infinite, and when counting is no good, כל שדרכו למנות, counting limits and reduces. Counting lifts up and makes us whole. Yidden are a half חצי צורה and they are made whole by doing their own maximum. This raises their heads and...

Ki Tisa 5743.

Everyone gives half a Shekel which is ten Gaira. Still one is rich and another poor, because though each gives ten Gaira they are rich (in Atzilus) and poor (BYA). The higher ten is Adam (and people like him) the lower ten is ordinary people. The joining the higher and lower ten need to be...

Ki Tisa Es Rosh 5744, a Parshas Shkalim Ma'amar.

This Ma’amar explores that Machatzis HaShekel has a message ‘klali’, we are a half and the other half is our schar- connection to Hashem. Three steps: 1) Bittul until Mesiras Nefesh as is indicated in the idea of 1) Ze Yitnu, giving with no constraint, 2) a half 2) Above the bittul is the ‘ten’...

Ki Tisa 5745.

The details of the Parsha of Machatzis Hashekel that are irrelevant beyond Moshe’s time (and beyond the Beis Hamikdash) need analysis. How are they also an eternal lesson? The Rebbe explains the idea that Torah is a Hora’a and a illuminated lesson for us to practice, not only to understand in some spiritual way. The...

Ki Sisa 5746.

Machatzis Hashekel is a Klalis (all important) idea in Torah, as it is “Lichaper Al Nafshoseichem” (to atone on the Soul). It is different than Teshuva because Teshuva is the complete breaking down of the person, while Machatzis HaShekel and the Aron haKodesh (Torah) are only halving oneself. The idea is not to be broken...

Ki Sisa 5747.

The half Shekel is a uniform gift given by every Jew emphatically in an increment of a half.

Ze Yitnu 5748.

This maamar was recited on the Shabbos of the Rebbetzin’s shiva.It deals with the idea of Machatzis hashekel and also “Techiyas Hameisim”. Class One. Class two.