Tamuz classes

Category Title Description
3 Tamuz3 TAMUZ
12-13 Tamuz.12-13 TAMUZ. The 12th of TAMUZ is the Frierdike (previous) Rebbe's birthday. He was born in 5640/1880. On this date in 5687/1927 he was freed finally from his incarceration and exile in Soviet Russia. He declared this day a Yom Tov (holiday) for the victory of Yiddishkeit over it's oppressors.
17 Tamuz17 TAMUZ. One of the four fasts that commemorate the serie sof events that led to the distruction of the first and second beis Hamikdash and the exiling of Jews from the holy land.
The Three WeeksThe three weeks. The period of mourning between the fasts of 17 Tamuz and 9 Menachem Av that mark the time of the Beis Hamikdash's destruction.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class One, Perek One (1).
Mesiras Nefesh in Russia and the idea of tests.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Two, Perek One (2).
Mesiras Nefesh in Russia continued.
A test is a correction only of the person and not of the world.
The ideas of גברא and חפצא in Halacha and in Chassidus (here גברא seems to be more than חפצא as apposed to how it is in niglah).

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Three, Perek One (3).
Lecture, seven levels of doing Mitzvos:
1) Middos Tovos
2) Deos Nechonos
3) Yichudim, Atzilus, Kabbalah holds עבודה צורך גבוה בניחותא
4) Birurium. correction revels what is above Atzilus into Atzilus
5) Teshuva, even higher than the above.
6) Nisyonos, fixing nothing in the world only in the person.
7) Dira biTachtonim.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Four, Perek One (4).
To overcome the Nisayon (which corrects only the person) we need Koach Atzmi, how we are ONE with G-dliness

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Five, Perek One (5).
Explanation for Koach Atzmi,
story born on top of the mountain
Chanania Mishoel and Azaria were ready to die but not be tortured (Mesiras Nefesh of Chaya); and the moronoes were ready for months of torture (because they reached Yechida).

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Six, Perek Two (1).
There must be some kind of G-dliness even in the dark (of Nisyonos) but the spark itself as gone dark.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Seven, Perek Two (2).
The idea of סוד הבירורים closer to Moshiach we cannot know, so the attitude is חטוף ואכול חטוף ואשתי.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Eight, Perek Two (3).
Two questions:
1) where is ג' קליפות הטמאות in the discussion of בירורים and נסיונות. The Ma'amar form 25 years later (5776) seems to change what is written here (and that is the Mishna Achrona).
2) Why doesn't the energy of a Nisayon ("darkness") need a Birur? Suggestion because the is only ONE choshech (like there is only one Yesh) and it's a question of how we see it.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Nine, Perek Two (4).
End of Perek.
In Nisoyonos we 1) deal with ourselves only 2) On the level of Tokef Atzmi and Bittul Atzmi.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Ten, Perek Three (1).
Introduction to exposition on Birurim.
First big Kabbalah idea: G-dliness, not Him but His Light "G-d-interactive".
Second big Kabbalah idea: G-dliness revealed to other (Vesseels) this is Atzilus (Adma HaElyon etc).
Third big idea: Tohu is Atzilus version one: עצמות אור אין סוף בכלים couldn't last and shattered.
Fourth big Kabbalah idea: Tikun (Atzilus version two) is made from what fell from Tohu.
Adam and Chava were placed in a perfect world, the entanglement was beneath them בתחתית העשי'ה they chose (for all of us until Moshiach) to go there.
Birurim is finite and when it is done Moshiach comes (as far as Birurim are concerned).

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Eleven, Perek Three (2).
Questions and answers:
An intermediate level discussion on the Chassidic concepts of vessel (keyli) and ohr (light) in the context of the process of revelation (giluyi) between "levels of Godliness". 
Some of the ideas discussed were:
Gilui Elokus, Atzilus (IS gilui Elokus)
Atzilus version one: Tohu, Etzem Ohr EIn Sof and Keilim; Tikun, Ha'aras Ohr Ein Sof and Keilim.
Birurim, to reveal infinity in the finite world.
The difference between אורות which is גילוי, דביקות, פשיטות, בלי גבול and כלים which is העלם הבדלה הגבלה התחלקות.
A teacher/student debate on the definition of infinity leads into points on the history and depth of Chassidic study in pursuit of understanding the nature of Existence.

12 Tamuz 5720, Sicha 3 Class One.
Toras menachem vol 28 page 193-5.
The story of the Frierdiker Rebbe's 15th birthday, the עקידה and כריתות ברית for עסקנות ציבורית: this way and no other way.

12 Tamuz 5720, Sicha 3 Class Two.
Toras menachem vol 28 page 195-6.
The lesson of the story and the fact that it was told to us is, that to do עסקנות Properly it isn't enough to learn how the עסקנות was done, but how it was initiated and introduced: on the level called רצון there is no area to negotiate and compromise.

12 Tamuz 5720, Sicha 3 Class Three.
Toras menachem vol 28 page 196-8.
You need to know the origin to know the meaning of אזוי און נישט אנדערש so that you approach public service with the attitude of אזוי און נישט אנדערש or כםי הרצון according to His will with no reason whatsoever.

12 Tamuz 5720, Sicha 6, Class Four.
Toras menachem vol 28 page 208-211.
Possuk כי מראש צורים אראנו ומגבעות אשורנו
Midrash: looking for a hard piece of earth on which to build a city
Nimshal: we are founded on the "Rock" of the Avos, the lesson,
Practically this means that each individual is a Rabim to be a fortress from which light shines all around
But even more practically we need buildings. and people are dragging their feet.
The foolishness of these who say that it is dishonoring to the Ba'al Shem Tov to disseminate his teachings outward; when this was his entire life!!!

12 Tamuz 5720, Sicha 6, Class Five.
Short class, more on building and going out of Tzimtzum
Lubavitch should stop going into Galus.

12 Tamuz 5720, Sicha 6, Class Six.
Page 212-213.
This sicha addresses the Chassidic principle of going out of restriction (tzimtzum). In addition there is extensive discussion of the decades long process of building 770 (the Lubavitch central synagogue in Brooklyn) and the Rebbe's approach to managing and developing the physical infrastructure of the Lubavitch organization.  

12 Tamuz 5720, Sicha 8, Class Seven.
Toras Menachem vol 28 page 215 ff.
A N'shei Chabad Sicha.  The importance of action and giving from oneself - for example tzedaka.  An avoda of limitation is actually a positive kedusha aspect. We fulfill Hashem's will by doing specific behavior - small steps that have to do with action.  God wants from us what we don't want to give.  We are willing to share and give all kinds of things except that which is precious to us - but that is what Hashem wants.  The center of our lives is the home - the private space, the close relationships of family, the family finances - in this private space Hashem wants our avoda.

12 Tamuz 5720, Sicha 8, Class Eight.
Summary:  This sicha addresses the essential role of the Jewish woman in setting the tone and structure for her family in terms of practical application and long term dedication to living Torah and mitzvos in daily life.

Boruch HaGomel (5687/ 19270 (short).
An overview given to some girls on account of a HUGE Ness that happened to them.
One can celebrate the physical (side of the) Miracle (ברוך שעשה לי נס) or the Soul behind it (ברוך הגומל)...

12 Tamuz 5780 93 years
Recalling a note of the Rebbe's from 5751 (13 Elul) 93 Vessels plus the Kohain is 94, what is means to us 93 years since the first 1 Tamuz (short thought).

Farbrengen 13 Tamuz 5780 93 years
We are all in the Zchus of Tzadikim.
Longer version of the idea of 93 vessels plus the Kohain, what it means in Avoda.
אכילת אדם למעלה מאכילת מזבח ובנידו"ד הכלים ביחד עם הכהן היינו לא כקרבנות עם האש שלמעלה אלא כהמנורה עם האש שלמעלה.

5771 Johannesburg South Africa
An English rendition of the Maamar (from ch. 4 onward) recited on 3 Tamuz 5771 in Johannesburg South Africa. 12 points. These two classes overview this Maamar using twelve quotes from its text that reveal its incredible chidushim (novel ideas). These two classes were given at Yeshiva Gedola in Melbourne Australia in TAMUZ 5771.  


5780 Quarantine in Three Parts
Part One Perakim 1-4

Part One Perakim 5-8

Part One Perakim 9-12.

Havaya Li BiOzri 5717 (Muga) Class One. (missing)

Havaya Li BiOzri 5717 (Muga) Class Two.

Havaya Li BiOzri 5717 (Muga) Class Three.

The first Beis HaMikdash and the second Beis HaMikdash were both destroyed because of a specific weakness. The first was “top heavy”. It was dominated by G-dliness and did not incorporate enough worldliness. The second had an excess of worldliness and was therefore "bottom-heavy". It was a proper seat for the presence of the Shechinah but there was not enough G-dly light. The third Beis HaMikdash is going to encompass the strengths of both and therefore should be called the Triple Beis HaMikdash rather than the third. This class is based on a sicha in Likutei Sichos volume 9 (Vaeschanan) and Rambam's Hilchos Beis Habechira with the sichos of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (p. 97, 98, and p.5). Text for this class is also available at anash.com in a pdf viewer . You can print out the text if you wish.

The class revolves around a debate between Rambam and Ramban regarding the primary purpose of the Beis HaMikdash. The Mizbeach is representative of the Jewish people meeting Hashem in that location and the Aron is representative of Hashem meeting the Jewish people in that location. What is the higher priority, us meeting Hashem or Hashem meeting us? Rabbi Paltiel explains the two views and presents an inspiring resolution from a sicha of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (reference coming).

Rabbi Paltiel describes the Beis HaMikdash in terms of three fundamentally different categories of space and compares them to a human home. The shiur builds on this analogy using concepts from philosophy, Kabbala, and Chassidus to provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people as well as between each Jew and G-dliness.

Erev Shabbos Chazon Rabbi Paltiel speaks about Tisha B'Av from a Chassidic perspective. The class ends with the description of a moving letter written by the Rebbe in the 1950's. In loving memory of Rosa Goldfarb bas Chana ve Aharon Drochitinsky

Mishenichnas Av Mima'atin B'Simcha (When Av Comes We Diminish Simcha) However, the Chassidim find a way to introduce joy.

An overview of some ideas and quotes that are basic to the Rebbe's teachings.

10th of Av - the Joy Must Begin

Class One Seventh Sicha Magbis for Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch. Tzedaka in secret. Bracha from נוהג כצאן יוסף After all the Tzaros even משיח בן יוסף has life.

Class Two, Eighth Sicha This Sicha continues discussing Tzedaka for Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch, arguing that it is the ארץ צבי outside Eretz Yisroel and the more students you bring in the more "room" (money and other resources) there will be. It ends with great Brachos.

Class Three, Ninth Sicha Long Introduction about Joy and availus in the nine days The daughters of Tzlafchad teach the lesson of wanting and how much it achieves.

Class Four, Tenth Sicha Merkaz Shlichus, the people going often don't see their own success because of the nature of the work, but it is there, "some place else". It starts at the Farbengen, brings joy and life into the endeavor.

Class Five, Eleventh Sicha. ChiTaS, this is one of the days to remember and be reminded of this Inyan. A brief history of these Shiurim (especially Tehillim).

Class Six, Twelfth Sicha. This class begins with 3 minutes on 12 Menachem (The Alter Rebbe's wedding anniversary) Gan Yisroel and its incredible success Gan Yisroel in Europe, he mentions Rabbi Gershon Mendel and his Rebbetzin Garelik going in the way of the Rebbe.

Class Seven, Thirteenth Sicha Lechayim for Russian Jews, Kfar Chabad, and the Rabbeiim, they saw it as a village for spreading Yiddishkeit.

Class Eight, Fourteenth Sicha The issue of Kfar Chabad being discussed is about Shlichus not about the question of the Mitzvah (etc) of living in Eretz Yisroel. Shlichus for life (stories about this).

Class Nine, Fifteenth Sicha In the beginning the Yom Tov of 12 Tamuz was a secret and no one was sure how it would all end but now it is revealed and it is clearly a great day.

Class Ten, Key to Bais Lubavitch London Brachos. Expectations, Shlichus everywhere.

The Rebbe's idea that there cannot be any contradictions in G-d's Truth, so if Shabbos doesn't let us fast, Hashem is saying don't fast today, therefore רבי holds we shouldn't fast at all.

Story of Adar 1 5772, and overview of this very important Ma'amar.  

Stories and thoughts about the Rebbe, leadership and sacrifice. The audio quality isn't that good, we're sorry.

This one class encompasses the entire unedited version of this מאמר Four points: 1) ואתה תצוה in this case משה is the point: to strengthen אידישע אמונה and internalize it. 2) ויקחו אליך causing an עלי'ה in Moshe, who grows in humility as a result of this new relationship, with another (lower) generation. 3) כתית למאור isn't only for Yidden in Tzaros; but -also- for Yidden in the best of times who know there is no Beis HaMikdash and a lack of divine revelation someplace else. 4) נר תמיד versus what is written by Aharon's (lighting of the Menorah) מערב עד בקר. The difference is that נר תמיד knows no change or variance.

Class One.

Class Two.

The birthday of the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Background on the fast in Tammuz with comparison to the other fasts during the year.

A short thought.

The walls of Yerushalayim were breached leading to the destruction of the first Beis HaMikdash.

This class given at Machon Chana overviews the Beis HaMikdash in an inspired way. It is a beginners class.

The Beis HaMikdash is designed to reflect how we live, and Human habitation is divided into three basic areas. The Beis HaMikdash reflected this.

The third Temple won't be the third but "of three" encompassing the virtues of the first and the second in addition to its own distinction.

What is the Beis HaMikdash for? G-d meeting us (the Holy Ark; Torah) or us meeting Him (Korbonos, The Mizbeach)? Both are true as represented by Rambam and Ramban.

A Class given at Yagdil Torah describing what was involved in preparing to go to the beis HaMikdash.

A Class given at Yagdil Torah describing the intense standard of Halacha maintained in the Beis HaMikdash. In the Beis HaMikdash food is holy; We don't sit.

An overview of the Rebbe's thoughts on Fasts as days for Teshuva and opportunity. When Moshiach comes they will be transformed to holidays, why? We also discussed specifically the event of the walls of Yerushalayim being breached.

The upsides of the fasts, and specifically of Shiva Asar BiTamuz

Explaining one of the Slichos we say on 17 TAMUZ.

The first siege of Jerusalem ended with the breaching of the walls on this date. We fast on the 17th as this was the day the walls were breached at the time of the destruction of the second Beis Hamikdash.

UviRashei Chadsheichem 5738 (Hemshech to Kimei Tziascha) Class One.
Introduction: What is Mussaf? above Histalshelus.
The mention of יציאת מצרים even after Moshiach some is due to some unique property of the initial Geula: the struggle!
This will be special even then.
Why Yidden ran away and won't run when Moshiach comes.

UviRashei Chadsheichem 5738, Class Two.
This class (beginning and end of the Ma'amar) explains Musaf
Specifically there are two special יחודים on ראש חודש A. יחוד יעקב ורחל and B. יחוד ישראל ורחל but these two are similar (in השתלשלות) and above the two is יוסף whose יחוד is achieved by going into מצרים.
The Rebbe explains that even one who is holding by יחוד ישראל ורחל still must have יחוד יעקב ורחל for reasons of אתכפיא being higher than אתהפכא.
This then is יוסף the אתכפיא that follows אתהפכא and reveals the אין סוף that creates the יחודים altogether.
This is why every ראש חודש is called ובראשי חדשיכם plural.

The Zohar explains that two Havayos in one Possuk should be understood as two Havayos (DilAila and Diltata- higher and lower). Moreover as one grows they discover many levels of higher and lower Havayos and what is higher to one level is low to the level above itself etc. [Levels of infinity]. This Possuk Se'u Yideichem Kodesh discusses raising up what is low (the hands and of course, the feet) and the higher levels that are achieved through this effort.

Yerida Tzorech Aliya. The four categories that need to praise and submit to Hashem, how are they in spiritual and refined terms. A. Yehi Hashem Elokeinu Imanu 5746, Part One. (5772/2012). Based on the Frierdike Rebbe's Maamar from 5685 (1925). The descent into Golus affects that the high become higher and the low lower. On the one hand that is bad but on the other hand, the fall on the lower end allows the elevation of the newly discovered lowliness. Mattan Torah raised Yidden up and allowed what is in the world to fall lower, and this is Yerida Tzorech Aliya as we can now elevate the newly isolated and lower lowness! B. Yehi Hashem Elokeinu Imanu 5746, Part Two. (5772/2012). We pray to be like our ancestors though we are [in our Avoda] on a higher level than they were. The reason for this prayer is because we are asking Hashem to allow us to feel the lofty levels we reach as a result of being born after Mattan Torah. Just as they felt the (lesser) levels they achieved.

Class One. 1) The Neshama in a Guf is a Golus, 2) In this world in Galus is a double Galus, 3) the four that must say Gomel. That spiritually refers to a sinner doing Teshuva, is the ultimate Yerida, which brings the ultimate Aliya. This yerida is so low, and its potential Aliya so great that it is represented by the acronym 'Chayim'.

Class Two. The second half of this Maamar connects Baruch HaGomel to 12 Tamuz, which the Rebbe calls the 'aschalta Digiula' of Moshiach! he explains this by saying that because the darkness the Frierdike Rebbe overcame was the worst type, it sets in motion the final good. He connects it to Tehillim kapital 106: Moshiach, two worlds, and Amain.

The Ma’amar is based on the Sicha of 3 Tamuz 5687, Yehi Hashem Elokeinu Imanu, that is a Tefilla, though it begins with a Posuk. It discusses the order of the Kuntres 12 Tamuz observing that it begins with Galus comparing Yidden to grapes that do the best when removed from their roots. The Rebbe goes on to talk about Geula, and finally, that Yidden adding to Havaya, by revealing the Tziyon (Yechida) of the Neshama through this Mesiras Nefesh.

This is the first of two maamarim based on this Bracha. The Rebbe RaYaTz said this maamar twice in 5687 also. The two maamarim complement one another and some ideas are explained at length in the first and abbreviated in the second and other aspects are developed more in the second. In this first Maamar he explains the idea of 'LiChayavim', that the bad itself is transformed to good. He explains that the four categories who make this bracha mean four spiritual ills; weak, Dysfunctional, spiritually lonely, and distracted by materialism. The Rebbe adds that the Bracha is for someone who is in Sakana which means a Rasha, and that the Koach of this Bracha heals even him! Moreover, a Tzadik can also achieve this 'Lachayavim Tovos'.

Class One. The Gemarah that links this Possuk to Torah, Avoda, and Gemilas Chasadim. The Rebbe links this to 'the three pillars on which the world stands'. These three are affecting one's 1) mind, 2) body, 3) world. The narrow world (the person) and the greater world. Yerida Tzorech Aliya of the Neshama, from a state of Amida (standing motionless, unable to move), into this world with a body, animal Soul, etc.

Class Two. This class explores the 'Aliya' after the Yerida: the ascent from Tzadik to Ba'al Teshuva. The ascent from being a Nivra to being 'Tehora Hi'; the Ma'amar also explained that this ascent is a Chidush, meaning to say, something so new, that it doesn't even exist in the potential of the Neshama which is why where the Ba'al Teshuva stands, the Tzadik can't possibly stand! We explored the difficulty in understanding this and explained that the 'Tahor' the Ma'amar speaks of here is actually higher than K'dusha. The Neshama is both Godly and an entity onto itself. This makes this version of 'Yerida Tzorach Aliya' (from Tzadik to Ba'al Teshuva) quite different from the normal idea of Aliya from Tahor to Kodesh.

One of the Ma'amarim of the redemption of 12 Tamuz 5687. The issue is that hands are connected to action (the lowest thing) and holiness is the highest thing, how do these two come together. The Rebbe explains that the purpose is to do actions, hands, and raise them up to the levels of 1) emotion, 2) intellect, 3) will. Then draw the holiness down from an even higher level of Havaya. This is especially achieved in Eretz Yisroel through Am Yisroel.

This Bracha is different than other ברכות הנס as it is also (primarily) about the spiritual Journey, this is the reason for the change of format etc. This struggle has four categories (the latter finer than the former) all connected to the Neshama coming down here.

Class One. More on the advantage of Tefilla over Torah it is the real source of Bittul Of being an Eved. Class Two. Another point regarding Torah study, that in bringing light downward it is fulfilling the divine plan in creation and as such it reaches "Atzmus" Thus placing Torah in as much as it achieves the purpose in creation above the advantage of Tefilla.

Class One. This class on this Ma'amar repeats and organizes the ideas that show the similarity between Davening and Learning with a Minyan.

Class Two. This class focus on the asymmetry of Torah with a Tzibur and Tefilla with a Tzibbur. Davening is more important in terms in reaching up. Torah is more important in terms of what we get back (like Birchas Kohanim).

Based on the Previous Rebbe's Ma'amar from 5688. Just as ten Jews are needed for a Minyan and the effect reveals the 13 attributes of Mercy, Similarly, when one learns with ten Jews it reveals the 13 attributes of the interpretations of Torah (Torah SheBa'al Peh)

Class One. This class has a lengthy introduction about Yud Bais Tamuz and the idea of Mesiras Nefesh. The part of the Ma'amar learned is the beginning and the end. The point is that the salvation of Dovid from his challenges and his receiving divine help depends on actually seeing his enemies as a challenge not to be destroyed but transformed! This explains both halves of the Possuk.

Class Two. The alternative is זמירות היו לי חוקיך בבית מגורי This is Dovid saying how Torah gave him joy under difficult conditions when he realized how each detail of Torah changes the entire creation. It is also him disclosing how the Torah was זמירות מלשון לזמר עריצים to cut away his opponents. This is why Dovid was punished, because the point is not to defeat the enemy, but to transform them as indicated in the פסוק on which this Ma'amar is based הוי' לי בעוזרי וגו.

Class Three. There is a long introduction to the class about the five מאמרים the רבי ריי"צ said in eight days around the time of his liberation. This class discusses תפילה, and how Tefilla brings the person to the level of חוקיך and the level of הוי'ה. The poor person has only one interest: to speak directly to the king; which is the biggest thing imaginable.

Class One. Miracles, the process that brings them about, a higher order in the creation is in effect. Class Two. Tests that conceal so extremely reveal the same kind of light as the revealed miracle does!

The difference between בירורים and נסיונות. Birurim correct both the person and the object one is dealing with. נסיונות are so deep a test from so deep an evil that the good within has become evil. Accordingly, the correction is in the person alone because the item being corrected has no reality as it is all קליפה. In this מאמר the רבי adds that there must be an elevation in the קליפה even in נסיונות. This idea appears in the Rebbe's Ma'amar but not in the previous Rabbeiim's Ma'amarim.

This Maamar was said and "given out" for the first anniversary of his release from the Soviet Prison in 5687.

Dated 15 Sivan 5688 (1928) in anticipation of the first celebration of 12 Tamuz, when he was release from prison and exile one year earlier

Given to Neshei Chabad in Melbourne Australia. The story of Mesiras Nefesh. It wasn't a joke then and its message is very serious right now.

A thought on 12 Tamuz and Mesiras Nefesh.

Why did the Previous Rebbe leave Russia, he clearly wouldn't leave out of fear? 1) Chassidim made him. 2) It became clear to him that his presence hindered the work at that point. 3) He'd completed what it was that as a Rebbe needed to accomplish.

Class One (5777/ 2019): The day The Rebbe came home. The five Ma'amarim said that week and what they mean.

Class Two (5779/ 2019): This talk is about 1) the end of the Rebbe RaYaTz incarceration as he arrived home on that day 2) The Yahrtzeit of the אורח חיים הקדוש and the Rebbe's opinion on the stories of The בעל שם טוב and the אורח חיים הקדוש

The Rebbe RaYaTz Bris; the end of the week long celebration of his Bar Mitzvah, the story with Rabbi Moshe Feller and the Farbrengen of 19 Tamuz 5728. The RaZa's birthday.

1) Everybody sees that this is living 2) Simcha 3) Action 4) Moshiach.

Springfield Ma. Talk one. This "official talk addresses the action theme of the Rebbe's philosophy and some stories from the Rebbe's early life. Springfield Ma. Farbrengen Part One. Neshama bond between each Jew and the Rebbe. How special is this Neshama bond? Springfield Ma. Farbrengen Part Two. We become closer to G-d by embracing another. This talk is unfortunately unfinished (the recorder stopped). Springfield Ma. Farbrengen Part Three. A story of the Rebbe, Rabbi Hirshprung and of a Chossid in Romania.

Part One. Yom HaGadol VihaKadosh Part Two. אמונה שיש לו סיבה ואמונה שאין לו סיבה Part Three The point of ואתה תצוה is ויקחו אליך.

The day of two Rebbes. The first by Hashgacha the second by choice perhaps (?)

Rebbe Audio clip on the idea of after 20 years (from 5730). 1) After 20 years it never ends, it is raised higher than Sechel (reason) to the level of Mesiras Nefesh. 2) Viyikchu Ailecha in the beginning is like 'Al m'nas likabel pras', but at the end of the Ma'amar, the Viyikchu Ailecha is one with the Viatta Titzaveh, helping Moshe help us complete our task in this world.

Twenty Years and going strong.

This Farbrengen revolves around the message of Perek 9-10 in ViAtta Titzave 5772.

Given in Melbourne Australia.

The Previous Rebbe's decision to spend to more days in the Shpalerke Prison so he shouldn't travel Shabbos.

A thought (5773/2013). 4th of July thought freedom and self reliance and servitude towards God, how can they be reconciled

ואתה תצוה ה'תשנ"ב The point of the מאמר is 1) לקשר ולחבר את ישראל עם אוא"ס and 2) לזון ולפרנס את ישראל בענין האמונה to which the Rebbe adds 3) לזון ולפרנס את האמונה עצמה. The form of the מאמר revolves around three different "משה רבינו"s 1) that gives דעת in good times 2) another that rouses for מסירת נפש על קידוש השם in terrible times and awakens כתית למאור and 3) that arouses Yidden living in a גלות עשירות בגשמיות וברוחניות to desire משיח to the point of כתית למאור. The Rebbe also has two different ideas of ויקחו אליך. In the beginning Moshe's "שכר" is separate from what he gives Yidden but at the end, Moshe's שכר is an enhanced ability to give us based on what we give of ourselves to him.

This is an overview of the ma'amar V'Ata Tetzaveh given by the Lubavitcher Rebbe.¹ A key focus of the ma'amar is the role of a Rebbe and specifically the relationship between a Rebbe and Chassidim in our generation. The original pasuk (line) in the parsha Tetzaveh is "Ve'atah tetsaveh et-beney Yisra'el veyikchu eleycha shemen zayit zach katit lama'or leha'alot ner tamid" ("You, [Moses], must command the Israelites to bring you clear illuminating oil, made from hand crushed olives, to keep the lamp constantly burning").² 1. The ma'amar originally presented in 5741 and distributed in 5752. 2. The source of the transliteration and translation or the pasuk (line) 27.20 of Shemos is bible.ort.org.

This is an overview of the ma'amar V'Ata Tetzaveh for intermediate to advanced listeners. It includes some of the same points in the easy access overview plus much more in a shorter shiur (34 minutes). It is fast paced in a beis medrash style.

Class One. Perakim 1-4.

Class Two. Review and Perakim 5-6.

Class Three. Perakim 7-9.

Class Four. Perakim 9-10.

Class One.

Class Two. The Moshe Rabbeinu/Rebbe idea.

Class Three. Cont. Moshe Rabbeinu gives Daas.

Class Four. Mordechai was a Rebbe. The inner and outer dimensions. Mesiras nefesh reveals the Yechida itself.

Class Five. Mordechai cont. After the ness of Purim Mordechai's role changed: to arouse in Yidden a desperation for Geula that is (also) "Kasis LaMaor".

Class Six. "Kasis LaMaor" in Galus of ashirus cont. Both advantages: Yechida itself in a Pnimiyus. Two levels of Yechida.

V'Ata Tetzaveh Text Based 5778-2018 [Class 1] This class discusses the first question of the Ma'amar why it says Viatta Titzaveh, which is an unusual form. The answer is also given. It is about Moshe connecting Yidden to Hashem. This class includes chapter 11 where the Rebbe explains that the "Viyikchu Ailecha" enhances the Viatta Titzaveh.

V'Ata Tetzaveh Text Based 5778-2018 [Class 2] This class discusses the second question of the מאמר which is ויקחו אליך. We read the answer from Chapter and Chapter 11. In the beginning ויקחו אליך is משה's reward that is separate from what he does for us.

V'Ata Tetzaveh Text Based 5778-2018 [Class 3] In this class two points were introduced: 1) that in each generation there is אתפשטותא דמשה בכל דרא ודרא a Moshe whose role it is to strengthen Jewish faith. 2) In certain times (as it was with Moshe himself as well as Mordechai) this Moshe (or Rebbe) has a revealed influence on the entire generation. The Rebbe makes the point that this was the case with the Previous Rebbe.

V'Ata Tetzaveh Text Based 5778-2018 [Class 4] The Ma'amar explores three prototypes of "Rebbe" or "Moshe Rabbeinu", this class deals with the first. We used text from Chapters 6, 10 and from footnote 56. Moshe was a Rebbe in the best of times, the Jewish people were living literally and figuratively in a cloud. Moshe's influence challenged them to personalize their Jewishness and not be Jewish by "Clouds alone. This type of Rebbe has a deeper influence but it is not that high (revealing the מזל not the עצם, but in a transformative way

V'Ata Tetzaveh Text Based 5778-2018 [Class 5] This class deals with the second prototype of "Rebbe" or "Moshe Rabbeinu": Mordechai who led the Jewish people in their darkest hour, as they faced complete annihilation. For this class we used Chapters 3, 4, 10. The class explores the notion that Haman was after יהודים specifically, this means the righteous Jews who took a new identity that meant loyalty to G-d and not assimilation (as the word עברי had come to mean). For an entire year he aroused in them a readiness for Mesairas Nefesh and no one wavered! This "type" of Rebbe has a higher influence on his generation: revealing the עצם הנשמה or יחידה itself but it isn't deep and doesn't transform them as is evident to what happens to Jewish people who went from the Soviet Union to the West during the dark years.

V'Ata Tetzaveh Text Based 5778-2018 [Class 6] In this class we begin the discussion of the third prototype of "Rebbe" or Moshe Rabbeinu, this is (the same) Mordechai after Haman was hanged and the 13th of Adar had come and gone. This class was from Chapter 9. Jews were now in a wonderful place both materially and spiritually, but it was גלות exile and he inspired in them an understanding that the best Galus is terrible and a desire to depart from this Galus that was to a degree of כתית a deep pain from the lack of divine revelation. The concept of יחידה has a new idea in this מאמר. The traditional idea was א איד נישט ער וויל נישט ער קאן ווערען אפגעריסען פון ג-טליכקייט a Jew neither wants to nor is able to be separated from Hashem. Here another idea is introduced: ...גילוי אלקות נוגע לעצם מציאותו ועד... מזה עצמו [שאין גילוי אלקות] ער איז אינגאנצן צוטרייסלט the Jew need divine revelation all over the world equally to the extent that it's absence crushes him!

V'Ata Tetzaveh Text Based 5778-2018 [Class 7] This class continues the discussion of the third prototype of "Moshe" or Rebbe: This class we read from Chapter 10 and footnote 56. We explore the third "Moshe" as being both "high" (revealing the יחידה) and "deep" (being transforming, as it becomes one with person who is in this state of כתית למאור.

V'Ata Tetzaveh Text Based 5778-2018 [Class 8] This class continues the discussion of the third prototype of "Moshe" or Rebbe: This class we read from Chapters 10-11. The person in the גלות של עשירות gives his כחות הגילויים to Moshe and the עצם הנשמה נעשה חד עם כחות הגילויים rather than a דבר נסוף על כחות הגילויים. Two levels in עצם הנשמה are introduced: 1) עצם הנפש כפי שהיא מוגדרת בגדר הפשיטות. 2) עצם הנפש כפי שהיא חד עם העצמות. The difference is whether the person becomes one with his עצם or is overwhelmed by it. This is connected to the idea of ויקחו אליך only when חסידים give themselves to the Rebbe's work is this higher level realized.

Class One. The Questions, including the unwritten one. In this case it is not about the message that Moshe gives us, but about the messenger (Moshe) himself.

Class Two. 1) Viata Titzaveh (in this case) means to connect Yidden to the Ein Sof, 2) Moshe's reward: Viyikchu ailecha, he rises to the level of 'Anochi' because of the 600,000 feet he is involved with.

Class Three. Two meanings of Roeh Ne'eman: 1) trusted (with complete disregard for self) Shepherd. 2) A Shepherd of faith. Faith from Avraham Avinu, but its' internalization is through Moshe Rabbeinu. Moshe in each generation, example: Mordechai, through Mesiras Nefesh.

Class Four. Chapter 4. The difference between the generation that received the Torah at Sinai with great fanfare and the generation that recommitted itself to keep under the threat to their lives during the Purim story is Mesiras Nefesh and the access to the Yechida (MaOr) of the Neshama.

Class Five. Chapter 5. Proof that every Rebbe (Moshe Rabbeinu) must reach Yechida is from the fact, that if he doesn't reach the Yechida, he's not doing his job to strengthen (internalize) Jewish faith. In times of Kasis there is 'Ikar Giluy Yechida' but always there is something touching and manipulating of the Yechida.

Class Six. Chapter 6. The conflict between 1) Ma'or applying to every Rebbe and 2) Kasis LaMaor being exclusive to severe times, leads the Rebbe to the first big idea of this Ma'amar: each Rebbe has two tasks. 1) Ikar (primary) role is to feed the Yechida (Etzem) to the faith (Chaya) and as far as this is concerned all Rebbes are the same and equal. 2) Totza'as (secondary) role of the Rebbe is his actual leadership and here there are differences. The actual revealing of the Etzem (Yechida) is only when Kasis LaMaor.

Class Seven. Chapter 7. Among the Rebbe, some are the actual leaders of the entire Klal Yisroel, including: Moshe Rabbeinu, Mordechai, and the Previous Rebbe.

Class Eight. Chapter 8. This Perek acts as a conclusion of the initial ideas of this Ma'amar. It ends the discussion of the transition from understanding the Rebbe's role as being one thing (to strengthen faith) and redefined it as two (One. to feed the Soul, Two. He leads people) and explains how all Rebbes are the same and yet they are different. They all reach Yechida but they don't all reveal Yechida. Now, we start all over again with new question(s) that set up the real revolution of the Rebbe in understanding Viatta Titzaveh. Question one: why are the words 'Viyikchu Ailecha...' in between the idea of Viatta Titzave.. and 'Kasis LaMaor'? [Question Two: we still have no idea why the last three words of this Possuk 'Lihaalos Ner tamid' exist altogether, if in fact this Possuk is about Moshe Rabbeinu (and not about oil).]

Class Nine. Chapter 9 (1). The Second 'Big Idea'. Introducing the third 'Moshe Rabbeinu', how Mordechai rallied the people a second time, after the miracle had occurred, and he rallies them to look inwards and remain as attached as they were under stress, this time to leave Golus. The Rebbe qualifies this idea by the fact that the Possuk Vikibel HeYehudim appears in Perek 9.

Class Ten. Chapter 9 (2). Half this class is about 17 Tamuz. If you wish to learn the Ma'amar (only) skip the first twenty minutes or so. Introduction to the idea of the 'Higher Kasis LaMaor'. The idea that a Yid needs Godliness (the truth) to be so revealed that if it is not it upsets him to the point of Kasis. The strength for this comes from the Alter Rebbe's 'ViImcha Lo Chafatzti', that (since it reached us) applies to all of us!

Class Eleven. Chapter 9 (3). If the Beis HaMikdash isn't built we destroyed it! Inside, being sick from having only 49 gates and not 50 gates.

Class Twelve. Chapter 10. The Third 'Big Idea'. To explain the two ideas of Kasis the Rebbe speaks of two ideas of Etzem (Yechida) one that supersedes the personality ('tziyur') of the person and another that transforms the personality ('tziyur') of the person. Example what happened to the Yidden from Russia once they came to the west? The Rebbe explains that this has to do with two levels in Etzem (Yechida) itself: 1) The essence which is limited by its 'Pshitus' (infinity), 2) The essence as it is one with God, that has no limits, not even the limit of no limit!. The first idea of Kasis (Mesiras Nefesh) is connected to the first level and the second idea of Kasis is connected top the higher level of Yechida.

Class Thirteen. Chapter Eleven (1). The Fourth 'Big Idea'. 'ViYikchu Ailecha', a Rebbe can only connect us (under times of crises) to the lower level of 'Etzem', the higher level he cannot give us, unless... We partner with him, 'ViYikchu Ailecha', which allows him to connect us to the higher level of Yechida, that becomes one with, rather than negate, one's personality. This also explains the 'Tamid' vs. from night until morning.

Class Fourteen. Chapter Eleven (2). The Fifth 'Big Idea'. The literal translation of Viatta Titzave is to connect Yidden (with one another, there is no overt mention of God in this Possuk at all! Ahavas Yisroel also has two levels based on the two aforementioned levels of Yechida, 1) I love the Jew from my Etzem, to his Etzem only. 2) Even my body can love his body, as I am connected to the higher level of Yehida that becomes one with the person.

Class Fifteen. Chapter 11 (3)- 12. Conclusion. The order of the Possuk is perfect: 1) Viatta Titzaveh... Moshe connects us with Hashem, 2) ViYikchu Ailecha... when Yidden partner with Hashem (and this is Moshe's reward), 3) Kasis LaMaor, only then can Moshe give us from the higher level of the Yechida which is transformative, 4) Lihaalos Ner tamid, there is no difference between 'day' and 'night' to this light. The power for ViYikchu Ailecha, we also get from Moshe Rabbeinu.

Yehi Hashem Elokainu 5738, Class One.
There are two levels:
1) The idea that Yidden are naturally one with Him כי חלק הוי' עמו and even this involves "work" to reveal. That work is חלקי הוי' אמרה נפשי and the Midrash אנא נסיב מלכא as well as any act of Yiddishkeit being מסירת נפש
2) The idea of working (on our own) to serve our Maker in this (the lowest etc.) world and asking for help to see His revealed hand as in the Possuk יהי השם אלוקינו עמנו as will be explained in the second class IYH.

Yehi Hashem Elokainu 5738, Class Two.
This prayer is for the revelation of Hashem to us,
Specifically as it relates to Actual Avoda.
There is this involvement on the level of מוחין, this is אבותינו.
Then there is the level of מדות, this is הוי' אלוקינו עמנו.
Then there is the two possible aspects of distance ( in darker times):
3) We shouldn't become over confident אל יעזבנו
4) We shouldn't despair אל יטשנו
יהי הוי' אלוקינו עמנו וגו is both a prayer and a promise.

Class One. Elokim, Havaya in Elokim and Havaya by itself.

Class Two. Mihalech, being in motion reveals the highest powers.

Yetzias Mitzrayim was forever. Going out of Galus brings out the greatest Kochos. עמו וצאן מרעיתו Being a sheep is (spiritually) higher than being a member of His people.

דעו כי הוי' הוא האלוקים התשל"ט This is a י"ב תמוז Ma'amar For the Rebbe RaYaTz beginning his hundredth year, when he would recite פרק ק in Tehillim. The point of the Ma'amar is to explain that we עמו וצאן הרעיתו were tasked to affect הוי' הוא האלוקים in the world through work. The idea of אלוקים is טבע which is also G-dly (the idea of לא ישבותו- that nature is constant) is connected to כלים and the יצר הרע and נפש הבהמית. It must be joined with הוי'ה which is G-dliness above nature, which is connected to Miracles, אור and the יצר טוב and נפש האלוקית. They are joined through עבודה done in this world especially in גלות and most specifically during times of גזירה. At the end of time (now) there is the need for and the presence of תנועה של מסירת נפש, this redeems Yidden of all generations even משה רבינו and his generation.

Ze HayomUsa Hashem 5738 (12 Tamuz) Class One.
In Miracles there are two outstanding characteristics: 1) greater vs smaller miracles 2) more impact-full vs less impact-full miracles.
As it turns out, smaller miracles are (more believable and therefore are) more impact-full than greater ones.
So... which is preferred? (The answer will, be in the next class).

Ze HayomUsa Hashem 5738 (12 Tamuz) Class Two.
The question of whether the height of the miracle or the revelation of the miracle is more important is resolved by a third idea: Atzmus which is higher than both.
Though it is called הקדוש ברוך הוא it is referring to Atzmus.

Stories of the Lubavitcher Rebbe - Gimmel Tammuz Fabrengen MP3

More stories (early years) (5767). This talk on the childhood years of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson) will be enjoyed by the whole family. The stories of the Rebbe's childhood provide insight into his character and great accomplishments but also the period in which he grew up. There may be some repetition here.

14 Kislev story (5772/2011), before, during and after.

The Yud SHVAT story (5766). The Previous Rebbe's passing and the Rebbe's ascent to leadership.

Farbrengen "The Rebbe's Koach" (5774).

Class One. The biography of the Rebbe. His origins, ancestors and early years part one. Born in Nikolayev and his wondrous childhood. At the age of seven they moved to Yeketrinislav (Dineperputruvsk).

Class Two. Stories about the Rebbe's early years. His intellectual genius in Torah and all other areas of knowledge. The immigrants in World War 1; The Typhus epidemic. Did not know the Rebbe RAShaB.

Class Three. 1) The Rebbe's father and Rebbe, 2) Meeting the Rebbetzin, 3) Visiting the Frierdiker Rebbe in Rostov and Leningrad, 4) His involvement in the underground work.

Class Four. 5766-9. 1) The meeting in Kurustien, 2) The Frierdike Rebbe in jail and deciding to leave Russia, 3) Leaving Russia, the final goodbye in Yekatrinislav; 4) The Frierdike Rebbe moves to Riga and the Rebbe goes to Berlin; 5) the preparations for the wedding.

Class Five. The Rebbe's wedding, in Warsaw. The all night affair attended by many Tzadikim. His father's letters and the wedding in Yeketrinislav that night.

Class Six. Reb Menchem Zemba, Reb Meir Shapiro; Instructed to Farbreng with Anash on occasions; Returns to Berlin (until the Nazis YM"Sh came to power); The Rebbetzin Shaindel, her husband Menachem Mendel HaKohein, their wedding and relationship with the Rebbe and Rebbetzin.

Class Seven. Years 5633-5. The Rebbe met various Gedolim; His involvement with the Frierdike Rebbe's writings and the HaTamim.

Class Eight. 5696-5701. The Rebbe gets involved with Tomchei Tmimim in Poland (but must leave after a few months), Meets the Belzer Rebbe, Assists the Frierdike Rebbe on his visit to Paris in 1937, Leaves Paris as the war starts and arrives in New York one year later. Some stories about this period.

Class Nine. Coming to America. Four tasks: 1) Kehos, 2) Machanei Yisroel (an organization for Frumer that operated in secret), 3) Merkaz LiInyonei Chinuch, 4) Chevra Kadisha. During the war he worked at the Navy Yard. The Hayom Yom.

Class Ten. 1) Kovetz Lubavitch and the T'shuvos UBiurim, 2) The Rebbe's Hagada, 3) His visit to Paris and getting his mother, and meeting the Chassidim, 4) The Frierdike Rebbe's Histalkus and the Rebbe's ascent to his leadership.

Introduction to the Page:

A series of classes given at the Beis Rivka Seminary in Brooklyn, highlighting many of the Rebbe's very original ideas to preserve and strengthen Yiddishkeit. This series is based on the Rebbe's biography found in the beginning of the "Hayom Yom".

1. North Africa. The first and perhaps most successful of the Rebbe's undertakings. Building Yeshivos in these Sfardik lands, preparing the Jews for the emigrating (and challenges) that were to follow.

2. Dor HaShvii. Dor HaShvii, the statement the Rebbe made on 10 Shvat 5711. We are the seventh and are destined to bring the Shechina down to the world.

2a. The Rebbe's Sichos. An overview of the place of Farbrengens by Chassidim and the Rabbeiim and the unique style of the Rebbe. The transcription and editing of the Sichos. Likutei Sichos, Sefer HaSichos etc.

2b. Maamarim and the Rebbe's Maamarim. A brief history of the Rebbe's Maamarim and an overview of the development of Chabad Torah (in Maamarim) over the seven generations since the Alter Rebbe including the fact that all maamarim are "The Alter Rebbe's".

2c. The Rebbe's Ma'amarim (particularly) (5773/2013). A second class on Ma'amarim outlining the Ma'amarim of the Rebbe in particular. 1) He did not say Ma'amarim until he became Rebbe, 2) The Ma'amarim initially started with a Sicha, 3) They were (for the most part) during farbrengens, 4) He did not write them, 5) He did not even edit most of them until the most recent times, 6) Ma'amar which is in the tune of a Sicha, 7) Miracles associated with Ma'amarim, 8) When did they stop.

2d. Igros Kodesh. An overview of the printing of the letters of the Rabbeiim. Some thoughts on the printing of the Rebbe's Igros.

3. Merkaz Shlichus. Merkaz Shlichus. An endeaver started by the Rebbe RaYatz, that was in many cases planting seeds for later harvest.

4. "Reshes Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch" The dayschools the Rebbe established in Eretz Yisroel (as a "Zerem bilti Zrami" Not affiliated with the religious or the secular) Reb Zusha, "the partisan"..

5. Tzeirei Agudas Chabad. Tzeirei Agudas Chabad. The Rebbe's vision to use their initiative and youthful enthusiasm to change Israel and the world. Offensive rather than defensive war.

6. Agudas Neshei Ubnos Chabad. Empowering and giving leadership roles to women.

7. Mivtza Lulav and Matza. The first two Mivtzoyim: Lulav and Matza. Letters and Sichos. What they mean.

8. Keren HaShana. The Alter Rebbe had explained 200 years ago that nowadays the answer to all issues and the primary Avoda is action, namely: Tzedaka. To guarantee giving tzedaka everyday give to the keren which will give for you each day of the year.

8b. Tahalucha.
This class was added in 5781 (2020).
The idea of Chazaras Chassidus expanded to include (simply) walking along with the one who does the actual Chazara.
This campaign was very near and ear to the Rebbe.
He explained how important "serving Hashem (even) with the feet" is.
He connected it to Moshiach.

9. Issue of Chinuch and Limudei Chol. The Rebbe's argument about priorities and principle and being proud of our traditions.

(Short) 9a. HaMalach HaGoel. Toras Menachem vol. 7 Page 76. Children and HaMalach Hagoel. a custom the Rebbe maintained for a few years, having the children sing and Simchas Torah and having someone bless them with the Possuk HaMalach HaGoel.

(Short) 9a. HaMalach HaGoel. Toras Menachem vol. 7 Page 76. Children and HaMalach Hagoel. a custom the Rebbe maintained for a few years, having the children sing and Simchas Torah and having someone bless them with the Possuk HaMalach HaGoel.

10. The Nigunim. The Rebbe teaching Nigunim. He taught 14 in total and ten of them in successive years on Simchas Torah. Some thoughts and anecdotes.

11. Camp [Gan Yisroel]. Camp Gan Yisroel Its vision definition and hope (prospects).

12. Yad HaChamisha. The Story of Kfar Chabad, the massacre in the Bais Sefer Limlacha, Yad HaChamisha and the sending of the Shluchim (Bochurim) that summer, 5716.

12A. 12a. The story of Ufaratzta from the Sichos. [Click Here]
From 1 Tamuz 5718 onward the Rebbe pushed Chabad Chassidim forward using this slogan and theme, these are the Sichos that reveal the happenings back then.
Sixty years later we learned these Sichos you can listen by clicking above.

13. Years 5716-5721. Years 5716-21. 1) Kfar Chabad tragedy the Shluchim and Yad Hachamisha, 2) Ufaratzta, 3) Alter Rebbe's Maamarim begin being published, 4) Shamil's Niggun, 5) 200 years of the Baal Shem Tov, 6) Tanya on the Radio, 7) Nichoach etc.

14. Years 5722-5726. Years 5722-6: 1) 150 years of the Alter Rebbe's histalkus, 2) His mothers passing and the introduction of the RaShi Sichos, 3) Tzemach tzedek's 100th Yahrtzeit and the printing of his Chassidus etc.

15. The Six day war and the Rebbe. "The Six Day War", the Rebbe's optimism, The Tefillin campaign and the Teshuva hisorerus that the Rebbe saw as unfolding from it.

15a. A folder of classes on Sichos and more on the six day war [Click Here]
In conjunction with 50 years since the six day war (5727-5777/ 1967-2017) we reviewed the Sichos spoken at that time about this event and its affect and meaning spiritually, you can listen to those classes by clicking above..

15b. Shlaimus HaAretz, not to trade land for (so called) peace. Shlaimus HaAretz, the Rebbe's stand (starting just after after the Six Day war) not to give away any of the territories we had liberated by the grace and with the great miracles of Hashem to anyone. 1) It's our land, 2) One isn't allowed al pi din to gamble with Jewish lives using diplomacy. The spirit of the Rebbe's view is: There is no nation of G-d without the Torah of G-d, and only Torah can give correct resolution to the questions facing Israel today, even when dealing with geopolitics.

16. Moshiach's Sefer Torah. 1) Shchuna upkeep, 2) Nachalas Har Chabad, 3) Siyum Sefer Torah of Moshiach. The history behind it and the story.

17. Mihu Yehudi. Mihu Yehudi, the "small" change in the law of return that removed the word "KiHalacha" from that law, defining converts (who convert outside of Israel) as Jewish even if they been converted in ways that defy Halacha.

18. Years 5731-33. 5731 fill the world with Torah, 5732 71 Mosdos, Russian immigrants help, 5733 Anticipation of the upcoming war in Israel and children.

19. The Yom Kippur war. The Yom Kippur War. How the Rebbe preempted it with an incredible focus on children and the Koach they have to defeat all kinds of Yiddishe enemies. The Sicha of 13 Tishrei 5734.

20. Mivtzoyim. Mivtzoyim. 1) The "Mivtza Tank" idea, 2) Actions, as a Shmira and to arouse the inner Jew, 3) The story in Maalot and the Tefillin, 4) The two Mivtzoyim of Kashrus and Taharas HaMishpacha and the idea of inner purity for the sake of faith.

21. Mivtza Chanuka, Chanuka gelt; and Mivtza Purim Mivtza Purim and Chanuka, holidays of Mesiras Nefesh have a Neshama connection with even the most assimilated Jews. Chanuka gelt, why money and why on Chanuka?

22. Shnas HaChinuch (5736/1976) Introduction to the 12 Pesukim. 5775-6. 1) Two more Mivtzoyim: Kashrus and Taharas HaMishpacha, 2) Rabbeinu Tam's Tefillin, 3) Shnas (the year of) Chinuch (Torah Education) 4) Introduction to the twelve Pesukim.

23. The Twelve Pesukim. The twelve Pesukim. Children involving themselves in chinuch of other children.

24. Years 5736-8. Years 5736-8.1) Beis HaBechira in the three weeks, 2) Instead of a fast redeem your meal, 3) Arizal's Yahrtzeit, 4) Joining Torah and Tzedaka (along with Tefilla) in all Mosdos, 5) Hakafos Shniyos, 6) Hemshech Ayin Beis, 7) Sefer Halikutim (of the Tzemach Tzedeks' Chassidus), 8) Shtuchim issue.

26. Mashpiim and Asei Lecha Rav. Mashpiim and Asei Licha Rav. For our own Ruchniyus as well as to help us get (the Rebbe's) answers to all kinds of life questions. In 5737 and again in 5746-7 the Rebbe underscored the need for this. The Sichos said shortly after the Rebbetzin was Nistalek (passed away) are included here (in part) as well.

27. Jewish Meditation. Jewish meditation. Introduction, the 70's and the age of cults. The Rebbe responds to separate what is good from bad in this. To use meditation in a Kosher way for medical purposes.

28. Tzivos Hashem. (5739) The Iranian children, spending money to travel to weddings, Children's Sidurim (Erev Shavuos), Jewish meditation, (5740) Lag BaOmer parade goes international, Family Planning, (5741) Tzivos Hashem, why an army. Hakheil.

29. The Public Sefer Torah For children (and for adults). [(5741) Hakheil, Simchas Beis Hashoaiva, Mafteach on Maamarei Admor HaZakein, Birkas Hachama], Children's and Adult's Sefer Torah, unifying Jewish children from all over the world through Torah.[Russian Jews choosing where to live, (5742)].

30. Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach. [(5742) 1) the abbreviations connected to Moshiach, 2) Tanya for 11 Nissan, 3) The war of Shalom haGalil, (5743) 1) 100 years since the Rebbe MaharaSh's histalkus, 2] The seven laws of Noach, 3) A Moment of silence, the campaign and it's spirit. Education must be about G-d and morality.

31. Hareini Mikabel; Children and kosher toys. Two campaigns from the year 5744: 1) Children should play with mascots that represent Kosher animals, 2) People should add to the Davening nusach Hareini Mikabel (before) and Ach Tzadikim after the Davening due to the situation in the world.

32. The Takana of learning RaMbaM. The Takana of learning RaMaBaM. The story and anecdote.

33. The Story of the Sefarim. The Sefarim Story. excerpts of the Sichos of 1) Tamuz 5745, 2) Chanuka 5746, 3) 5 Teves 5747, 4) 5 Teves 5748.

Introduction: The Moshiach Story and Campaign. Moshiach's story as it relates to Chassidus,

34. Part One. The Baal Shem Tov's letter, The story of the French and Russian war, the Alter Rebbe and his friends, The Rebbe RaShaB and the talk of Simchas Torah 5648, World War 1, Germany and the Rebbe RaShaB and the results of that war (spiritually).

35. Part Two. Moshiach (2). Tomchei Tmimim, leaving Russia, Latvia, Poland, the decision to go back in time (to the traditional Rebbe role) and his eventual forced move to the United States.

36. Part Three. Moshiach (3). Coming to America, The Sefer Torah to greet Moshiach, The Kol Korais, Becoming an American citizen while supporting Eretz Yisroel.

37. Part Four. Moshiach (4). 1) Basi Ligani and the Rebbe's leadership, 2) The mems (1980s), when the Rebbe linked the abbreviations of each year to Moshiach, 3) 28 Nissan 5751 and Purim 5747. Giving over to the generation, 3) The miracles in Russia and all over.

Moshiach Longer Version (5776)

Class One. 1) RaMbaM predicting return of (special kind of) Prophecy as preparation for the coming, The Rebbe connects this to the great onset and radiation of Kabalah and Mikubalim at the time the RaMbaM predicted (4,976/1276)/ 2) The Arizal- beginning of the third Ashmora of the night. BeShT morning of sixth millennium, All these Tzadikim were Prophets, as part of what RaMbaM foretold.

Class Two. 3) The letter from Erev Rosh Hashana 5507, spreading Chassidus will bring Moshiach, according to Moshiach. 4) story of the war of 1812 the Alter Rebbe wanted Napoleon to lose so it would be better for Yidden spiritually. 5) The three Tzadikim in 5575 (1814-15) who tried to bring Moshiach and it didn't work out.

Class Three. 6) The Alter Rebbe's קץ [Ketz] of 5603 when he said 5608, the Likutei Torah was printed. The confusion about the details of this story. 7) מאמר אין הקב"ה בא בטרוניא עם בריותיו תרמ"ח, the story and the event, the simple people's responses and the smart man's cynicism and the Rebbe RaShaB's declaration that even the greatest intellectuals must put the intellect aside to survive the last of the Golus or מרה תהי' אחריתם and how all this came to pass. 8) The שיחה כל היוצא למלחמת בית דוד the two stages in the Blasphemers before Moshiach, the Rebbe's talk from 5745 where he says that these words were an open prophecy.

Class Four. 9) The Rebbe RaShaB's קץ for the year תרס"ו (it is 1905-6), based on the calculation that it is סוף זמן תפילה of Friday morning of the sixth millennium. 10) World War 1. This class explores the 'behind the scenes' of the Rabbeiim, and how these things play out in spiritual terms. He saw Kaiser Wilhelm as the new Napoleon. We suggested that this time around the philosophy of Napoleon won, though the Germans technically lost.

Class Five. 11) All of the Rabbeiim's travels are part of a master plan, though they don't move until forced. No Jew chooses exile, but when it is forced on the Tzadik, the Nassi, it is not nature taking its course, but the Divine Hand leading him. 12) Polishing the buttons 5689, 1928. 13) America and the question of relocation, the Rebbe RaYaTz could not leave Europe yet, and -in the end- he would not leave until forced by the second world war, but coming to america was -in the end- inevitable.

Class Six. 14) Relocating to America. The Rebbe didn't want to go, God Almighty brought him here, and he saw his being here as an "השגחה העליונה שליחות". His first day in America, the warning of his good friends and his response. The gradual but miraculous change of America. The gradual melting of the ice.

Class Seven. 15) ספר תורה לקבלת פני משיח. The effort, the writing, the closeting, and the finishing in 5730. near 10 Shvat. 16) Some on the newspaper הקריאה והקדושה.

Class Eight. Supplement, The entire nusach of the four Kol Korai. 17) The four declarations, קול קורא. The idea that Jews are like everyone else will bring us to suffer with all the world needlessly, but we must believe that we are different, and we do this through Teshuva. The birth-pangs of Moshiach can be avoided or softened through this effort. The refusal to heed these cries makes the suffering unavoidable, so the Rebbe turns to consolation: we will survive and in very short order Moshiach will come.

Class Nine. 18) Citizenship. the Rebbe organized it, private but meaningful event. Pictures and video. 19) The first Ma'amar Basi Ligani, the seventh generation, our task, setting about doing the unthinkable, he is not finished and he will see it through. 20) Since 5715 nothing stands in the way of Moshiach...

Class Ten. 21) abbreviations of years beginning with 5742 onward. 22) The chain letter idea to announce to people the sources to demand Moshiach. 23) תשמח תשמח הקהל and תשמט ידיך and the predictions beginning שבועות תשמ"ט.

Class Eleven. 24) Miracles that indicate the changes in the world that are proof of the imminent coming of Moshiach [תולדות ה'תש"ן]. 25) Russia: the death of Stalin and the Rebbe 26) The Cuban Missile crisis and the Rebbe. 27) Lag BaOmer 5740 at the Parade 28) Erev Rosh Hashana "Paratkes" and Ma'amar of ראה נתתיך אלוקים לפרעה and its affects. 29) Gorbachev and the predicted improvements to the lives of the Jews and religious observance. 30) The summer of 1991, Gorbachev's arrest and the Rebbe's "כפשוט", open prophecy.

Class Twelve. This pdf is for the next several classes. 31) A change of approach, and a desire that we reveal and celebrate every miracle that occurs. 32) The Gulf War, the fear, the Rebbe's Promise and the preciseness of his prophecies, Purim the war ends. 33) the Yalkut Shimoni, the miracles of the scuds 34) Perhaps what is happening now is the true and full fruition of the Yalkut. Two summers ago (5774) 4,000 rockets fell (from much closer) on Israel. All around Israel our enemies are in the midst of destroying themselves. Open your eyes and you'll see.

Class Thirteen. 35) The Ketz- end of Nissan 5751 כלו כל הקיצין כפשוטו ממש. 36) 28 Sivan coming to the lowest place and achieving the highest things. 37) Shabbos Shoftim- a Prophet and a Prophecy.

Class Fourteen. 38) Mishpatim 5752, the disarmament taking place in New York is from the effects of Moshiach himself. 39) To the Shluchim, what remains is for them to prepare the road for the final Shaliach- Moshiach to begin his mission. They must be מקבל פני משיח צדקינו בפועל ממש.

Class Fifteen. 40) 28 Nissan 5751 what came before it and the great shock of that Sicha. 41) Purim 5747, an earlier very elaborate version of the Sicha of 28 Nissan 5751, where the Rebbe introduced the timeliness of Moshiach and explained the campaign. The why and the how (part one).

Class Sixteen. 42) Purim 5747 continued. The seven Mitzvos of Noach. 43) The answer it's the time. 44) It has has gone over from the head to all of us. 45) King Hoshea ben Aila removing the roadblocks and bringing suffering to all the Yidden. How is this different?

Class Seventeen. 46) Talking again and again about what we must do to bring Moshiach, one good deed etc. 47) The idea of יתבררו ויתלבנו ויצרפו רבים as an additional indicator of the imminence of the coming of Moshiach. The examples from all kinds of extreme events happening on the world, both good and bad.

Maamar HaShayim-Kisi-5738
"Shamayim" (Heaven) is Hashem's chair and the "Aretz" (Earth) is Hashem's footstool.  What does this mean?
Heaven is like a chair which brings Him down to the worlds.
Earth is like a footstool that raises the world up to Him.
Spiritually this is Torah (heaven) and Yidden (earth).
However each of the two are the (collective) purpose of the entire creation, and as such in each (Torah and Yidden) there is both heaven and earth.
The Ma'amar gives us a number of examples for each "Heaven" and each "Earth".
Note on the "Naiyis" (New idea) in this ma'amar.  There is a well-known "mashal" (allegory) describing the spiritual process that occurs in the month of Elul.  The King goes from the city to the field. People in the country go to the field and are greeted by the King with pleasant countenance.  So in regard to the topic of this ma'amar, "What is Melech B'Sade?" Is it "Shamayim" or "Aretz"?  
Cross Reference: Class Length (1 hour and 18 minutes)

Hilchos Beis Habechira (5779/ 2019) Given at Beis Hamidrash Linashim Ubanos 770

Class One: Introduction and Perek 1 Halacha 1-4 The Beis Hamikdash is about peace and work (Tefilla; Korbanos.) All בתי מקדש are connected, they are all both a משכן and a מקדש (which is the two levels of שכינה and קדושה). Temporary, semi-permanent and absolutely permanent. Why the RaMbaM explains only the design of the second Beis Hamikdash and not the Mishkan and first and third Batei Mikdash.

Class Two: Perek 1 Halachos 5-7 1) This class discusses the "עיקר" of the building: 1) Holy of Holies, 2) Holies 3) The great Hall 4) and the Courtyard. (everything else is details). They represent the way human beings live down here: 1) Yard 2) Living area 3) Private area, and the three fires that represent the three worlds: 1) BY"A 2) Atzilus 3) Ain Sof 2) The vessels, their purpose, and their place 3) Rooms and jobs, partitions and de-markers.

Class Three: Perek 1 Halachos 8-12. A) The stones from which the Beis HaMikdash was built. They used metal in pre-cutting the stones, but it needed to be done before they arrived on location where the Beis HaMikdash stood. The Mizbeach's stones couldn't encounter metal at all, ever. Metal "shortens people's lives." B) There was no exposed wood at all in the Beis HaMikdash, (this is indirectly connected to the prohibition of לא תטע לך אשרה כל עץ אצל מזבח הוי' אלוקיל C) Tiled floor. D) it must be as big and beautiful as we can afford. E) Who, what, where, and when was the (mitzvah of) building the Beis HaMikdash.

Class Four: Perek 1 Halachos 13-20. 1) The Mizbeach also needed to be perfect, in fact it couldn't encounter metal at all and needed to be utterly smooth. They had to "dig deep" to find stones worthy of the Mizbeach. 2) The Kevesh (ramp) of the Mizbeach protected it from any kind of the opposite of Tznius. 3) All the Keilim needed to be of metal, preferably gold if it was affordable. 4) The vessels and materials in the Besi HaMikdash were prepared initially "lishma" for the sake of the Beis HaMikdash.

Class Five: Perek 2 Halacha 1-9. The Mizbeach: 1) Its location was very precise. It is where even the greatest people brought their Karbanos. Yitzchok was tied there in "the Mikdash." 2) The prophets who knew the location, the measurements, and the permission to offer Karbanos before the Bayis was built. 3) The height of the Mizbeach: 10 Amos which equaled 58 Tefach. There were two types of Amma (big (6 Tefach) and small (5 Tefach)) used here. 4) At the midway point, 29 Tefach, was the Chut Sikra. 5) The Kranos on each edge. The blood the of Chatas was placed there.

Class Six: Perek 2 Halachos 10-15 1) the Yesod was cut out (so that it should be only in Shevet Binyamin 2) The two holes (like nostrils) at the base of the Mizbeach. All the blood was drained out there. The Nachal Kidron and people paid to have rights to the blood etc. 3) Shittin, that is where the blood actually went down beneath the Azarah. 4) The Three כבשים (ramps) and their uses.

Class Seven: Perek 2 Halachos 16-18 1) The Mizbeach was solid. 2) Made with a mix (like a cement mix) poured into a mold 3) The four things requirements: A. square B. corners, C. Ramp, D. foundation 4) Blemished cement (and stone) Perek 3 Halachos 1-11 The Menorah: 1) The middle pole and the branches 2) The cups, buttons, and flowers 3) One piece of gold, a Kikar in weight, 4) The vessels that supported the Menorah 5) The "western light" that all the other candles faced 6) The height of the Menorah 7) three steps.

Class Eight: Perek 3 Halachos 12-18 1) The Shulchan: its dimensions, the "vessels" that served it: A. Ksavos between the breads, B. Minakiyos supporting the breads on the sides so they shouldn't fall off, C. Kapos for Levona, Kearos to hold the bread (after baking) until it is placed on the Mizbeach. The way the bread was laid: TAMID, 2) The inner Mizbeach its shape, (height) location, and purpose. 3) Kiyor: 12 were able to wash at once Two meanings of מוכני "machine" 1) to provide more water, 2) to prevent it from becoming Tamei by being out לינה at night.

Class Nine Perek 4 Halachos 1-5 A) The ארון הקדש and its two "Holy of Holies": revealed and hidden, but never destroyed. B) אמה טרקסין 3) measure of the בית המקדש's height and floor dimensions east to west and north to south. 4) RaMbaM disagrees with other ראשונים about quite a bit.

Class Ten Perek 4 Halachos 6-9 This class speaks of: 1) the entering into the היכל through an indirect route, through the פשפש and then opening the doors from the inside out. 2) The אולם, its dimensions and the decorations above it. 3) [a most controversial issue in רמב"ם הלכות בית הבחירה] the staggered nature of the exterior of the בית המקדש it two areas: A. the famous יציעים issue and controversy By the outer walls of the אולם.

Class Eleven Perek 4 Halachos 10- 13. 1) The תאים according to the רמב"ם were five deep rather than five by five. 2) The מסיבה's journey to get to the entrance to the עלי'ה and to fix the בית המקדש and paint it. Perek 5 Halachos 1- 9. 3) The הר הבית 500 X 500, five doors, covered with a roof. 4) The סורג Five) The חיל according to the רמב"ם was a platform called a parapet. 6) The gates, doors, and שער נקנור Seven) The עזרת נשים it's לשעכות the balcony etc.

Class Twelve Perek 5 Halachos 9-17  1) Beis HaMoked, the "dormitory", the secondary rooms, where they slept, if one becomes Tamei 2) The doors and rooms around the Azara 3) Lishkas Hagazis, Torah in the Beis Hamikdash, where the Sanhedrin sat. Perek 6 Halacha 1-5 4) Climbing the steps into the slowly ascending House of G-d. 5) The many series of steps. 6) Seeing over the outer wall to see into the Beis HaMikdash when doing the Para Aduma.


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