Likutei Sichos Vol 15 p 75 ff Introduction. The entire Torah is to the Yidden and the post Mattan Torah Torah.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 15 p 75 ff Question in the text.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 15 p 75 ff The issue of “Ain limadin milifnei Mattan Torah”- We don’t learn any of the Mitzvos from what is recorded prior to the point (in the Chumash) of The Giving of the Torah.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 15 p 75 ff Ramban’s proposal perhaps Breishis is “a sign for the children” for prophecy. Refutation of above.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 15 p 75 ff The same question applies to (why) the story of Yetzias mitzrayim (the exodus) is written in the Torah?
Personal vs. “organized” Yiddishkeit. Each has different strengths. Personal Yiddishkeit is (of course) personal, Organized Yiddishkeit is bigger than you and doesn’t allow you to create your own rules.
Explanation of above. Mattan Torah gives access to the absolute truth with it’s advantages and challenges.
The lesson: each person must (“climb the mountain from the bottom”) personalize yiddishkeit in addition to doing the truth we were born into.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 15 p 75 ff 1. Conclusion of the lesson we must all make Yiddishkeit personal to us. 2. Introduction to next topic: Chinuch.
When teaching children about G-D and they encounter all the anthropomorphism s in the torah how can they possibly get it right?
Children and G-d continued.
The model of divine creation warrants to reveal limited light first. Eventually the highest light can actually be revealed to the world!
Likutei Sichos – Vol 15 p 75 ff The event that allows for limited beings to experience the infinite is the exile in Egypt.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 15 p 75 ff Conclusion. Story of the Tzemach Tzedek is it or is it not a good idea to accept a blessing from the Alter Rebbe for success in Torah?