Classes

10 Shvat 5721, Class 1; Sicha 1 (Class 1).Toras Mencahem vol. 30 page 52 ff.Custom of the Maharal to feed the birds on Shabbos Shira.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 2; Sicha 1 (Class 2).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 54 ff.Message keeping up the Minhagim.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 3; Sicha 2 (Class 1).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 57 ff.Melave Malka; connected to Moshiach and Techiyas HaMaisim.The Luz bone.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 4; Sicha 2 (Class 2).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 59 ff.The Etzem Luz and Techiyas HaMeisim.It offsets the question of שינוי החוזר לבריאתו לאו שמי’ שינוי.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 5; Sicha 2 (Class 3).Melave Malkah happens after Shabbos ends and we return to “Chol”- the ordinary; this brings “Techiyas HaMeisim” giving life to the ordinary.The Rebbe’s letter to Rabbi Gringlaz about his work and Techiyas HaMeisim,

10 Shvat 5721, Class 6; Sicha 2 (Class 4).Bringing life to the ordinary (continued)Viyiten Licha after Shabbos: two meanings one material the other about Torah and they are one.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 7; Sicha 2 (Class 5).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 61-63.(Time: 28:34) Inside reading of the Rebbe’s comments on the post Shabbos prayer “V’yiten Lecha”, and how it is connected to Malave Malkah. Two interpretations, one speaks of Torah and the other speaks of Material blessings and they are ONE in these words, to underscore...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 8; Sicha 3 (Class 1).This class begins with a long post-Purim discussion.At the end we started the Sicha and the idea of the Hiskashrus from the Rabbeiim to their Chassidim, that they would think of them from time to time and it would affect the Chassidim’s feelings.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 9; Sicha 3 (Class 2).Tzadikim are like Hashem when it is about fulfilling the Mitzvah of ללכת בדרכיו.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 10; Sicha 3 (Class 3).Toras Menachem vol 30 page 65.The Rebbe inspires and this is like איש מזריע תחילה יולדת נקבה- it is weak.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 11; Sicha 3 (Class 4).Toras Menachem vol 30 page 65-66.Mention of 25 Adar, the birthday of the Rebbetzin and the world according to Rav Yehoshu ben Chanania (Tzadik).Knowing where one’s Hisorerus comes from matters.When you realize that it is all from outside of you (from heaven) you’ll work to make it your own...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 12; Sicha 3 (Class 5).Toras Menachem vol 30 page 66-67.Introduction: after Pesach, which never ends- why?The issue of near and far, even by Tzadikim: in a body and after they leave the body. there’s a different definition of close and far then.The idea of Hiskashrus, from Rebbe to us, so much...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 13; Sicha 3 (Class 6).Toras Menachem vol 30 page 67.The class was given on (30 Nissan) the Yahrzeit of the RaMaK, so there’s a discussion on the RaChaV’s place in the teachings of the Arizal.Ulidavka Bo is one of the 613 Mitzvos, and this one cannot be done properly without the Neshama (Chassidus).The...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 14; Sicha 3 (Class 7).Toras Menachem vol 30 page 67-68 (end of the third Sicha).1) Intro on Rosh Chodesh Iyar a month of healing2) Thought on the Rebbe MaHaRaSh (whose birthday is tomorrow).#storynote: 6:42 Birthday of Rebbe Maharash 2 Iyar – Story about the Tzemach Tzedek’s chair and his conversation with his son...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 15; Sicha 4 (Class 1).Toras Menachem vol 30 page 68-9.new Sicha.Question- how can והלכת בדרכיו be a מצוה פרטית; it seems to encompass all of what Yiddishkeit is.We talked about the idea of מצות כלליות (general Mitzvos) and we told the story of Yid advised by the Rebbe to be מהדר in the...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 16; Sicha 4 (Class 2).Toras Menachem vol 30 page 69-70.(9 Iyar Yahrtzeit Reb Yisroel Neveler, Reb Nissan and my shver Reb Moshe).Tefilla, Mitzvah Klalis and Protis. The “Rabbinic” is really also Biblical.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 17; Sicha 4 (Class 3).Klal and Prat of Mitzvas Tefilla: How do you count a mitzvah that encompasses all of the mitzvahs?  If something is both a general mitzvah (klali) and also a specific mitzvah (prat) as well – then it can be counted.  For example, tefilla.The Klal enhances the Prat...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 18; Sicha 4 (Class 4).Introduction: #storynote 13 Iyar on the Rebbe’s introduction of the Dvar Malkus and related stories, including the bris and the 60 year old man.  (0:00 to 5:47)How is והלכת בדרכיו a Mitzvah?The idea of movement הליכה is specific to it and makes it a specific Mitzvah as...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 19; Sicha 4 (Class 5).The special way of serving Hashem as represented by והלכת בדרכיו- to walk in HIS ways.This class explored the word דרך from the Rambam (Hil Deos)- the center, and Chassidus, like a road that takes one from the capital to the most remote outpost (but it also...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 20; Sicha 4 (Class 6).This class explains (regarding the “דרך” we discussed yesterday, how to journey on this path to the extent that Torah calls it הליכה- being in motion, moving a distance of Bli Gevul.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 21; Sicha 4 (Class 7).Question: how can a finite being Journey infinitely; and even if that was possible, how does it survive a journey of such intesity.Answer: we are like our Creator who is capable of נמנע הנמנעות bridging to opposite extremes, infinity and containment.Insight: How the Rebbe viewed his Chassidim...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 22; Sicha 4 (Class 8).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 73-75.If Hashem gives the Koach for Nimna HaNimnaos then there’s the problem of no “Avoda BiKoach Atzmo”?Answer: This has to do with the “Chelek Eloka Mima’al Mamosh” of the Yid’s Neshama.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 23; Sicha 4 (Class 9).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 75-76.Expression of Nimna HaNimnaos, that the Neshama is revealed like the person who bows Modim automatically, because this is who he is (Neshama revealed).[In all aspects his body does as G-dliness wants automatically]

10 Shvat 5721, Class 24; Sicha 4 (Class 10).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 76.If one cannot reveal his Neshama (be a Mehalech) to serve according to the will of the Nefesh HaElokis automatically; there’s the solution (mentioned in the Mitzvah BEFORE) of UliDavaka Bo- through connection to the Talmid Chochcom.Story of Reb Shmuel Levitin and...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 25; Sicha 4 (Class 11).This class begins with afew minutes on 20 Sivan and Poland.The class finishes the Sicha about Vihalachta BiDrachav, which is through revealing the Neshama, which (of course) not everyone can do, so for them there’s the solution of UlDavka Bo (through Tzadikim).He explains that Dveikus is only...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 26; Sicha 5 (Class 01).This Sicha further explores the מצוה ולדבקה בו after he explained the Mitzvah of ללכת בדרכיו: we need the Tzadikim’s help to follow Him as we must.This requires visiting and studying the Sifri (ןלדבקה בו) inside: how can one go up to Marom (מרום) to attach himself...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 27; Sicha 5 (Class 02).Before we discuss מרום we will explain the more conventional term: שמים (heaven). It has two meanings:1) Emotions, as represented by the word itself: שמים is אש ומים this means the various emotional expressions of emotional loyalty to Hashem. 2) Intellect. The שמים is also from root...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 28; Sicha 5 (Class 03).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 79Marom which is above Shamayim is Bittul and Kabbalas Ol.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 29; Sicha 5 (Class 04).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 80-81.The Rebbe now returns to the Sifri.Are we able to go up to Marom is not asked as impossibility: we cannot do this, but rather who are we to do it. This is the foundation of Bittul and Kabbalas Ol, but this...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 30; Sicha 5 (Class 05).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 81-82.1) Introduction to the three weeks.2) First step in dvaikus is the Bittul,3) But that is followed by dvaikus: ACTION.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 31; Sicha 5 (Class 06).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 82.1) 19 Tamuz.2) After Bittul and Dvaikus there’s reward.3) Mode Ani.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 32; Sicha 5 (Class 07).Toras Menachem vol. 30 page 82-83.1) thought on 4th of July, Country, Freedom.2) more on Mode Ani, the idea that Pshitus (simplicity) touches the Essence.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 33; Sicha 5 (Class 08).Though the Bittul brings about peace, there’s (seeking out) struggle (war) for the sake of Birur.Joy provides ‘infinite’ strength to accomplish this.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 34; Sicha 5 (Class 09). ולדבקה בו is also a specific Mitzvah.

10 Shvat 5721, Class 35; Sicha 5 (Class 10).A great oral discussion about individual limbs (בשר גידים ועצמות) and general organs (אברים שהנפש תלוי’ בהם), and we tied this into the issue of general vs. specific Mitzvos (מצות כלליות שאינם נמנין במנין תרי”ג ומצות פרטיות שכן נמנין במנין תרי”ג) [from the Likutei Torah in Balak].Some...

10 Shvat 5721, Class 36; Sicha 5 (Class 11); Sicha 6 (Class 1).This class completes the Fifth Sicha about חיים כולכם היום that Dvaikus means life, real life, which is forever, an attachment to the source.We also began Sicha 6. He begins by introducing us to the notion that Dvaikus has to mean oneness and...