Classes

01. Basi Ligani 5711 (Muga).

The Rebbe’s first Maamar discusses the first chapter of the Frierdike Rebbe’s Basi Ligani. This Ma’amar is also the charge for our (“the seventh generation”) time. To bring “The Schechina back down to the lowest realm”. This Maamar includes 1) a commentary on the Frierdike Rebbe’s Basi Ligani (5710) chapter one. It discusses a. Ikar...

02. היושבת בגנים ה'תשי"א (Muga).

This continuation to באתי לגני continues on the basic theme of struggling and transforming this world into a home for Hashem, adds the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov and the Maggid which were not included in the first Ma’amar. Why all Neshamos are called חברים?

03. ViAile Hamishpatim 5711

Class One. Moshe has the role of giving Da’as to ‘Zera Behaima’ (Yidden from BY”A) who lack Da’as on their own. The reason he can effectively give them the Da’as they lack is that they are (eved) Ivri, the source of their Neshama is from ‘the other side of the river’ and there they have...

04. 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...

05. וקבל היהודים ה'תשי"א (Muga)

Class One. Three levels of Mesiras Nefesh: 1) מסירת נפש בכח- At Mattan Torah through נעשה ונשמע and כפה עליהם הר כגיגית. 2) מסירת נפש בפועל מצד הנשמה- at Chanuka, this sacrifice has an order. 3) מסירת נפש בפועל מצד הגוף- at Purim. This involves הפקר total abandon. This level of sacrifice is the necessary...

06. זאת חוקת ה'תשי"א

Why is Para Aduma Chkas HaTorah? The only one Shlomo can’t decipher and that Hashem must reveal to Moshe. Two levels: Level One: Chuka means the norm, the norm is Ratzoi VaShov, each Mitzvah is either Ratzoi or Shov. Para Aduma is both. Level Two: Chuka means Chakika (carved or engraved) which s Sovev. Para...

07. והניף ידו על הנהר התשי"א

Class One. This class discusses the idea of splitting the river (בינה) to reveal the essence [מעיין- חכמה]. Just like קריעת ים סוף was not only to save the Jewish people but to reveal Godliness as a preparation for מתן תורה, similarly, the splitting of the נהר prepares for the revelation of פנימיות התורה. This...

08. ויאמר לו יהונתן מחר חדש התשי"א

Class One. In this class we continued the discussion from the last class that Moshiach teaches Tzadikim how to do Teshuva. Teshuva is based on ריחוק the feeling of being distant. Ordinary people can feel this from ordinary distance (sin) but Tzadikim don’t sin. Moshiach will teach them Teshuva by revealing the עצם. There are...

09. וספרתם לכם התשי"א

Class One. This class begins with the three opinions whether ספירת העומר nowadays is מדאורייתא or מדרבנן. The רבינו ירוחם distinguishes between the count of days which he considers Biblical and the count of weeks which he considers Rabbinic. The class explores how this could be by explaining that ספירת העומר is about the בירור...

10. והתהלכתי בתוככם ה'תשי"א

והתהלכתי בתוככם ה’תשי”א This מאמר is built around three ideas: Idea One: Movement from the bottom (climbing) upwards. This requires many prerequisites, knowing how to travel, being very strong, and having the right clothes. All this is paralleled in Avoda. Idea Two: Movement from the top down. That means one knows (and sees) automatically how...

11. אלפים שנה קדמה תורה לברייתו של עולם ה'תשי"א

11. אלפים שנה קדמה תורה לברייתו של עולם ה’תשי”א The idea of time before creation is analyzed here: A. Need for clocks, B. Idea of change, C. Time itself is (in essence) a creation. Before time the idea of time means level, and in this case: the worlds begin with Midos. The two Mochin are...

12. שלח לך אנשים התשי"א

Class One. The process of bringing heaven down to earth involves three steps: 1) setting up the possibility (inheritance, Bracha), 2) actually doing it (toiling in Torah, doing Mitzvos), 3) the reward (gift beyond our possibility, the reward of the Mitzvah is the connection itself). When Moshe sets up the work and when Yehoshua sets...

13. נתת ליריאך תשי"א

The difference between בירורים and נסיונות. בירורים corrects both the person and the object one is dealing with. נסיונות is 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...

14. Tzav Es Bnei Yisroel 5711

Korbonos, Before the original sin it brought its own light, after the sin they are correcting wrong, the highest level of Korbanos will be when Moshiach comes, then also it won’t be about correcting wrongs but about revealing the highest lights.

15. Vehaya Eikev 5711

Class One. The reason the Soul down in this world says to ‘Bnos Yerushalayim’ “I’m black and (but I’m) beautiful’ because down here there is a love of longing and fear rooted in the Mehus rather than (simply the nature of) the Etzem. How fear of G-d down here is more the Mehus than on...

16. Atem Nitzavim 5711

Atem Nitzavim includes the unity of all Jews as one and also the spelling out of the ten types of Jews. This means that the Rosh Hashana blessing has two aspects: a unifying one and one that addresses the individual groups. This Maamar explores these ideas. The unity of Jews is also internalized and is...