Classes

Tanya (text based) Perek 11 Class 1 (96)

Tanya Chapter 11 (Class 1). This class explores Rasha.Specifically the connection between Rasha SheAino Gamur and Rasha ViTov Lo, how they are (in Nigla, two different ideas and how they are) in Chassidus one and the same. The nature of the זה לעומת זה of Rasha ViTov Lo, vs Tzadik ViRa Lo. One is in...

Vayishlach (5780 Yeshiva)

This class given at the Yeshiva, discusses various points in the Parsha. It includes the story of Binyomin and his challenges, the story of Shimon and Levi (listening to your father), and why the people of Shechem were all guilty and deserving of the punishment they got.

Tanya (text based) Perek 10 Class 5 (95)

Tanya Perek 10, (Class 5). This class has a 20 minute introduction about 10 Kislev. The second idea about Bnei Aliyah, is the idea of איזהו חסיד המתחסד עם קונו the idea of Chassidus- to serve their Maker (Hashem). Two levels 1) מתחסד עם קונו and 2) עם קן דילי’ה the idea of Dira Bitachtonim.

Farbrengen 19 Kislev 5780 (2019)

Farbrengen 19 Kislev 5780 (2019) Las Vegas (Formal Talk): A brief review of the various special occasions linked to this day.Chassidus, it’s about faith, we should (and must) allow ourselves to believe.Neshama, spiritual (supra-rational) connection to Hashem. Las Vegas (Informal Talk):Find yourself a Rebbe and let him teach you how to serve G-d, the WORK...

13. Tanu Rabbanan Ner Chanuka 5738 (Muga)

Tanu Rabbanan Ner Chanuka 5738The issue of Chanuka, was an attack on the Soul (purity and holiness) of Yiddishkeit. It didn’t mind the Torah as long as it was intellectual, and Mitzvos were ok, as culture without Him C”V. The Mesiras Nefesh came from Yechida, completely removed from reason, and is one where one seems...

Hayom Yom 22 Tamuz (Class 2)

(Class 2):This Class has an introduction about the upcoming 19 Kislev, the Farbrengen and the traditions.The connection between this introduction and our Hayom Yom is the idea of Avoda, the basis for the “light” of Chassidus is the work.There’s the Work (Avoda) and the light (the Ma’amar Chassidus) that follows the work.This entry speaks to...

14. Mitzvasa Mishetishka Hachama 5738 (Muga)

Mitzvasa Mishetishka Hachama 5738Class One:This Ma’amar is Hemshech from the previous one.The Rebbe is discussing the idea of transforming darkness to light.In this Ma’amar the Rebbe explains (based on a Gemara) that whatever is in Klipa is in Kedusha first. He gives three examples:1) The setting sun in Kedusha is the transference from Atzilus to...

Minui Melech Perek 2, Class 17

Class Seventeen: this continues the previous class. Dovid has the Kesser (crown) of Malchus, this makes it truly his, no one else could really have had it. Yet Shaul had to come first, like Yosef then Yehuda, first Talmud and then Maaseh, first Giluyim and then Atzmus. Shaul was higher but it (realistically) wouldn’t be...

הודו classes continue

הודו להוי’ קראו בשמו Class Eight. This class explores Pesukim 5-7. The beginning of what Hashem does for Yidden, זכרו נפלאותיו אשר עשה מופתיו ומשפטי פיהו three different types of miracles, the greatest of which is the miracle of the (world following the) Torah משפטי פיהו. It reaches great Jews who are his servants ישראל...

Minui Melech Perek 2 Class 16

Dovid’s Malchus was his essence, no one could have been the kind of king he was. The Mashal of Yosef and Yehuda, the latter is Bittul. 

Minui Melech Chapter 2, Class 15

Class Fifteen: Yosef gave Dovid 33 years, they represent two ideas: the intellect (connected with the world) (30) and the emotions (7). The 37 years of Dovid are (in a real way) the most important for the actual governing the people, even more than the years of Avrohom and Ya’akov. All aspects of his person...

Mitzvas Minui Melech, Perek 2, Class 14

Class Fourteen: Ya’akov gave Dovid 28 years, this is the idea of Tiferes. Because the 28 are the מילוי ומילוי דמילוי of שם הוי’ה. The Milui has a higher source than the name itself, thus the כח אדנ”י is higher than אדנ”י itself. The Mashal of Moshe bentching Hashem to add crowns to the Torah’s...

Minui Melech Perek 2, Class 13

Class Thirteen: Yitzchok and Dovid are Hard judgement (Yitzchok) and soft judgement (Dovid), but in this Ma’amar soft judgement is harder than hard judgement because it is a different world (BiY”A) that cannot handle the judgement. Avrohom gives Dovid 5 years, kindness, so he can live.

Who builds the 3rd Beis Hamikdosh

Class 1: Who builds the 3rd Beis Hamikdosh? Discussion between Rashi, Rambam, Tosfos. Class 2: 2nd explanation A) We merited. B) He will add a higher light. Class 3: 3rd and 4th explanation. Clear vs unclear prophesy in Yechezkial. Class 4: Different types of Iserusa Dileila (heavenly inspiration.) Machlokes about 3rd Beis Hamikdosh. Class 5:...

Mitzvas Minui Melech, Perek 3

Minui Melech Perek 3, Class Eighteen:This is the introduction to the issue of Melech HaMoshaich.The question is why need a King after Moshaich comes if all Yidden are on a high enough level not to need discipline. The answer will be that Moshiach will be (needed as) a Rav (teacher).In Hil Moshiach it is clear...

22 Tamuz Hayom Yom

Hayom Yom 22 Tamuz (Class One): The three ideas: 1) Chassidic thought, 2) Chassidic good custom 3) Chassidic song and their respective impacts. (Class 2): This Class has an introduction about the upcoming 19 Kislev, the Farbrengen and the traditions. The connection between this introduction and our Hayom Yom is the idea of Avoda, the...

38-26. Parshas Vayeshev- Yehuda's Teshuva

Parshas Vayeshev, Yeshiva (5780/ 2019)This Parsha has many ideas (dreams, Yosef’s sale, Gilgulim, Moshiach) but we will speak of Yehuda’s Teshuva.Hashem demonstrates how much it means to Him, when someone simply says: I did it. I am wrong. And I am sorry.

12. Shalom Rav 5738 (Muga)

Ma’amar Shalom Rav 5738 Class One: There are six Pesukim in the Gemara אמר רב אלעזר אמר רבי חנינא we will discuss (only) the first two. תלמידי חכמים מרבים שלום בעולם… וכל בניך לימודי הוי’… אל תקרי בניך אלא בוניך. This Possuk is about bringing peace to the world, revealing Atzmus and making a Dirah...