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04 Adon Olam (Several Versions). (6 Classes)

Yeshiva (short) version 5780 (Part One).
This is an amazing meditation, it is more about Hashem (even than Yiddishkeit) than anything else.
It has three parts that are not in a logical order
1) King 2) Self 3) Relationship with us
Why this order.

Yeshiva (short) version 5780 (Part One).

Yeshiva (short) version 5780 (Part Two).
The reason Adon Olom first talks of His Kingship and then of His Omnipotence is to establish that we don’t agree with His infinity limiting Him to realms of perfection and infinity alone (which means He has nothing to do with our world) rather He is everything and great enough even to “care” about such trivialities as US and WHAT WE DO
He is perfect.
We matter to HIM (Maggid’s Torah on ישראל עלו במחשבה).

Yeshiva (short) version 5780 (Part Two).

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Adon Olom (Flatbush).
Monday 16 Elul 5772, September 3 2012
Adon Olom, is actually a quite recent addition to the Nusach, though the later Geonim already mention it. It speaks to Hashem on a basic but essential level, touching the Truth in its simplicity. He was in the beginning in a perfect world, He is in our imperfect world and is present even in the dark (night-like) world; and He’ll be involved when its perfect again.

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Adon Olom Part One. 
Wednesday 28 Tishrei 5775/ October 22 2014.
It is uncertain who wrote Adon Olom and when it was written. What is certain is that it does not appear in the Siddur until relatively recently. (It appears in the Shela but not in the RaMaK or the Arizal). It has four parts (and the order is strange: 1) His Kingship, 2) His abstraction, 3) His providing me with all, 4) My entrusting Him. There is a longer version (in the Siddur Rab Shabsi Sofer) with six or seven parts, including a mention of the ten S’firos. Why we say the shorter version. Adon Olom is a meditation we do to think of God and how it helps us.

Adon Olom Part One. 

Adon Olom Part Two.
Wednesday 05 Marcheshvan 5775/ October 29 2014.
The first half of Adon Olom is explored inside. The first part of Adon Olom discusses His being a King, not of the world, but His possibility to rule over a world if one were to exist. He is not limited (even) by his infinity. He can be involved in what is finite as well, and that is the meaning of His Kingship. The second part describes the distance between Him and His world as it exists. The word ‘Tifarah’ indicates how His infinity is revealed in a world or reality that therefore reveals beauty, not the nothingness of Infinity, where there is no world.

Adon Olom Part Two.

Adon Olom Part Three.
Wednesday 12 Marcheshvan 5775/ November 05 2014.
This class explore the second half of Adon Olom, which has two additional ideas: 1) Hashem is involved with us and he is our personal God, 2) we give ourselves to Him, both in good times (awake) and not such good times (sleep). Infinity also goes only where it must so we don’t fear.

Adon Olom Part Three.

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