Lech Lecha Patriarchs (06) Likutei Sichos Vol 01 p 18 Yishmael’s Bris was rational and that is a liability compared with Yitzchok’s super-rational bond. It is the basis of the Jewish people and that they are a miraculous people attached to Hashem higher than reason, from infancy.
Chayey Sara Patriarchs (11) Likutei Sichos – Vol 01 p 31-34 Sara (the Zohar says) is the body and Avrohom is the Soul, yet, Avrohom 1) listens to her 2) mourns her, as she is the purpose.
Vayetze Patriarchs (18) Likutei Sichos – Vol 01 p 63 ff / Likutei Sichos – Vol 03 p 787 ff Yaakov was the most successful of the Avos, as all his children were Tzadikim and he had them in Golus.
Vayeshev The Tribes (35) Likutei Sichos – Vol 01 p 78 ff Potifar’s wife seduction: The wife of Potifar sees that she must contribute to the future of Yosef and believes that God may work even in strange ways. Yosef’s perspective: the ends don’t justify the means one must follow the law to the letter.
Miketz The Tribes (30) Likutei Sichos – Vol 01 p 85 ff / Torah Ohr 28c Dreams are the illustration of the experience of Exile, thus the story of Galus is punctuated by dreams. A positive lesson: in a dream one can skip steps, nothing is above anyone.
Vayigash Yosef is very great but Yaakov sends Yehuda to make a Yeshiva where the students have no other occupation other than learning Torah. Toraso Umnaso is very unique and it has, can, and must exist among Jews even in the worst of times.
Shmos Exile and Redemption (066) The punishment and exile included drowning the boys in the River but not the girls. The Rebbe points out that the “keeping the girls alive” was also part of the decree, it means living in the spirit of Egypt and their worship of nature. It explains the deeper meaning of...
Vaeira Exile and Redemption (094) The first two plagues represent parallel yet opposite ideas: Dam- Blood is to warm Egypt from its natural coldness to holiness, and to be warmed by it. Tzfardea- Frogs were to cool off Egypt’s passions to worldliness. Here the order (is atypical:) first from the top down and then from...
Bo Exile and Redemption (112) The Mesiras Nefesh it took for the Yidden to trust Hashem and hold and kill the Idol of Egypt and its reward.
Beshalach Exile and Redemption (126) Miriam and the women don’t only sing, they play music and dance, because for them, it wasn’t only about them, it was about the children. The lesson nowadays: Mothers concerns for the real (spiritual) welfare of the children to be Yidden and not be swallowed up by the American distraction...