Classes

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...

This Maamr is really a “Im Kesef talve” Maamar. This Ma’amar which deals with Gemilas Chasadim, places this Mitzva not only above Tzedaka, but above all the Mitzvos: Tzeadaka corrects BY”A, Mitzvos enhance Atzilus, GeMaCh touches the Ein Sof and it has nothing to correct, change or improve. So, the reward for touching Keser, is...

מחר חדש ה’תשל”ט Class One: The Torah existed before מתן תורה but we received עוז תושי’ה and שלום to achieve the point of the ביטול הגזירה. The basis for all of this is ביטול. The idea of לאמר that any Yid at any time can recreate the אימה יראה רתת and זיעה of מתן תורה...

Class One. Two teachings: the Ba’al Shem Tov and the Tzemach Tzedek. The Ba’al Shem Tov: Breishis etc. to reveal the reason for the concealment of Elokim. The Tzemach Tzedek: three ideas to Breishis: 1) Kesser, 2) Chochma, 3) Midos. To bring it all down. Class Two. The classic idea of renewal after departure (associated...

ויאמר לו יהונתן מחר חודש ה’תשמ”א, Class One. Shabbos is higher than Rosh Chodesh and Rosh Hashana as it is completely above time (while Rosh Chodesh and Rosh Hashana are higher ideas IN time but not above it). The strength for מחר חודש always comes from Shabbos- what is completely above time. ויאמר לו יהונתן...

ויאמר לו יהונתן מחר חודש ה’תשמ”ב, Class One. There are two levels: 1) סוד שרש where everything stays constant לא ישבותו. This is the basis for the sustained order in the world, and it is parallel to the sun, that is a constant but is sustained by יחוד חיצוני. 2) סוד תוספת which is all...

This מאמר begins and ends with מחר חדש: Dovid receives from Yehonasan but in the end due to his Bittul exceeds him and he becomes 1) greater and 2) the Mashpia. The body -ביאור- of the מאמר discusses ברכות: 1) Bringing down, 2) Three levels of Brachos: הנהנין, המצוות, תפילה. 3) ברכות that are חותם...

Machar Chodesh 5744, Class One. Introduction a perfect world versus and imperfect world even at the highest levels. The classic theme of Machar Chodesh is repeated here. Yonasan is blessed in so many ways but he knows that the truth is with Dovid and he surrenders to his Bittul, calls it out and enhances it....

Machar Chodesh 5745 (Muga), Class One. The Possuk that discusses the birth and renewal of the (new) Month, has three readings: 1) That the sun (mashpia) creates an interest in the Mikabel (moon) to want to get light the following day, 2) On Rosh Chodesh, the Moon (in its’ Bittul) receives the light from the...

Vayomer Lo Yehonasan 5745Machar Chodesh. This is a difficult Maamar to figure out. It was taught as it was understood (and it may, of course, be wrong). Dovid’s real task is to be Moshiach, but for him to do his mission, the Birurim must be finished (by Shaul) first. The birurim are represented by the...

Machar Chodesh 5746Machar Chodesh deals with the idea of Bittul as a preparation for being born anew with a new Ohr called Moled. The Bittul is in Dovid and the new light comes from Yehonoson (and even from Shaul- Bina). This particular Machar Chodesh adds the idea that the Bittul is only whole when machar...

VaYomer Lo Yhonasan Machar Chodesh 5746Two points of view on the world and the Torah: To learn about the world from the Torah and to learn about the Torah from the world. Two approaches to serving Hashem: From Heaven to earth and from earth to heaven.

Machar Chodesh 5747The renewal of Rosh Chodesh is reminiscent of the renewal of Rosh Hashana.

Machar Chodesh 5748The renewal of the moon requires the disappearance of the old moon first. The mystical and Avoda meaning of this. How this Maamar connects to parshas Toldos and Vayetzei.

Machor Chodesh 5748