Classes

Lehuvin Inyan Erev Rosh Chodesh ViRosh Chodesh 5714, Class One. This class includes Perek 2-3 of the Ma’amar that speaks of the ideas of Ohr (light) and Ahava (Love), arguing that the essence of all light and love is distance and not closeness. It discusses Ohr Yashar and Ohr and more. Lehuvin Inyan Erev Rosh...

A Maamar on Hallel which is a D’rabanan. This Maamar based on the Alter Rebbe’s Hodu LaHasham Ki Tov from Halel reveals three levels of divine revelation: 1) Light and Vessels, 2) The light and the “guf” (body) and 3) Possuk katan that is even higher than guf. These three are linked to 1) DeOraisa,...

Hachodesh (1) 5737, Class One.This class has two parts.In the first part we attempted to explain four levels: 1) Yichuda Tata’a, 2) Yichud Yichuda Ila’a and Yichuda Tata’a, 3) Yichuda Ila’a, 4) Havaya DilAila.In the second part we explained the idea of Rosh Chodesh in general: Yichud Yichuda I(la’a and Yichuda Tata’a; and Rosh Chodesh...

Hachodesh (2) 5737, This is a Parshas HaChodesh Ma’amar, Class One.The possuk is explored and explained. Bittul sets up the reneweal.Every Rosh Chodesh versus Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the idea of Rishon.Explanation of Rishon, the same everywhere and always. In this class an observation is made: in the last Ma’amar (HaChodesh (1)) the Rebbe quoted the...

Vihaya Midai Chodesh 5737.This Ma’amar is (short, but it is) a Ma’amar within a Ma’amar:1) Aileh Masei Moshe gives koach and Aharon helps us rise up; but we don’t go back to the same place from which we came (טהורה היא) but to a higher source (לאשתאבא בגופא דמלכא)2) The same is true about Moshiach...

UviRashei Chadsheichem 5738 (Hemshech to Kimei Tziascha) Class One.Introduction: What is Mussaf? above Histalshelus.The mention of יציאת מצרים even after Moshiach some is due to some unique property of the initial Geula: the struggle!This will be special even then. Why Yidden ran away and won’t run when Moshiach comes. UviRashei Chadsheichem 5738, Class Two.This class...

Maamar HaShayim-Kisi-5738“Shamayim” (Heaven) is Hashem’s chair and the “Aretz” (Earth) is Hashem’s footstool.  What does this mean? Heaven is like a chair which brings Him down to the worlds.Earth is like a footstool that raises the world up to Him.Spiritually this is Torah (heaven) and Yidden (earth).However each of the two are the (collective) purpose...

והי’ מדי חודש ה’תשל”ט This מאמר is about the constant idea of רצוא ושוב in עבודה which will continue even after משיח comes, but then it will be on an entirely new level. This then is the והי’ מדי חודש בחדשו etc. of לעתיד לבוא. רצוא ושוב on levels where they conflict, on levels where...

There are three levels: 1) השמים כסאי והארץ הדום רגלי this is explained spiritually: heaven is Torah and Neshama and earth is Mitzvos and Guf etc. 2) כי כאשר השמים החדשים והארץ החדשה אשר אני עושה when Moshiach comes there will be a real חידוש which is much more than the חידוש הישנות every second...

Class One. The question is: we understand the idea of a chair and a footstool in Kabbalah, but what can it mean in Atzmus (Chassidus)? The answer: Torah and Mitzvos exist in Atzmus also. Class Two. Continued.

השמים כסאי ה’תשמ”א Class One. Heaven and earth are beyond any form: they refer to Torah and Mitzvos. In the beginning, the heaven and the earth are: 1) potential and not actual, 2) finite and not infinite. השמים כסאי ה’תשמ”א Class Two. In the end heaven and earth are 1) actual, 2) infinite. This is...

כי כאשר השמים החדשים ה’תשמ”ב1) פתיחת הצינור Opening new gates requires special strength. The Light originally was in the מקום החלל so that when we reveal it the פתיחת הצינור was already made by the Creator. 2) השמים כסאי והארץ הדום רגלי is the same idea. The higher worlds set up and make it possible...

Vihaya Midei Chodesh 5743Aliya Liregel is a Mitzvah that one only fulfills if he sees. If one fails to see, he has no requirement to go. Therefore, in historic times there was no obligation to go on Shabbos, because the experience of Shabbos was higher than what could have been experienced. The same is true...

Vihaya Midai Chodesh 5744Aliya LiRegel was really meant to be on Rosh Chodesh and Shabbos as well, but it was not commanded because there is a need ‘to see’ (not only be seen) in the Beis Hamikdash. the ability to see Godliness on Shabbos won’t happen until Moshiach comes, because Shabbos is ta’anug (delight) which...

HaShamayim Kisi 5744This Ma’amar has three levels: 1) The idea of Shamayim and Aretz in ruchniyus, it represents 1) Torah and Mitzvos, 2) Yisachar and Zevulun, 3) The two parshiyos of Krias Shma, 4) Hafrasha and Haram, 5) Yerios and the rest of the Mishkan. 2) The “new” heaven and earth that will be Leasid...

37) Vihaya Midai Chodesh 5744This Ma’amar is teaching how to learn a Ma’amar. When you don’t understand ask! The Rebbe discusses two Ma’amarim: the Ma’amarim of Rosh Chodesh and Machar Chodesh and for the most part asks but does not answer any of his questions, to teach us how to learn. Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh...

Hashamayim Kisi 5745The heaven is a chair means that it brings Godliness down and the earth is His footstool which means the raising of the world up. Both these ideas are found in the Torah (Torah SheBisav and SheBaal Peh) and in the learners of the Torah (Yidden) and in the world.

Ki Kaasher HaShamayim HaChadushim… 5745[1) Introduction: Shabbos Mivorchim Elul, inspiration.(15 minutes)] 2) Ma’amar. This Ma’amar juxtaposes the beginning and the end of the Rosh Chodesh Haftorah, which is also the beginning and the end of the entire (set) Torah Ohr and Likutei Torah. It begins by celebrating the heaven and the earth being made into...

HaShamayim Kisii 5746 (5772/2012) is 1) a chair that brings down and close to the worlds (as understood from the Possuk HaShamayim Kissi [The heaven is My throne]) while in most other contexts Shamayim is remote and aloof. This Maamar explains the first idea, that Shamayim is a Kisii (chair) and brings close and then...

Hashamayim Kisi 5746This classic Rosh Chodesh Maamar is linked specifically to Rosh Chodesh Iyar, Parshas Kidoshim and Sefiras HaOmer. Hashamayim Kisi and its juxtaposition against Parshas Kedoshim. There seems to be contradiction here. The Haftorah discusses our work and the Parsha suggests that all is about Hashem. Is it about G-d or about man? The...

Ki Kaasher Hamayim Hachdashim 5747 simply reveals all the potential which already existed in golus. This idea is explained using 1) the analogy of birth 2) the example of the Avos and Moshe, 3) the Pesukim of this Haftora.

Hashamayim Kisi 5747The classic Ma’amar of the Alter Rebbe (in Torah Ohr on Breishis) is here analyzed, expanded and revolutionized. In the process, some obvious questions are resolved. Heaven and earth are (not only Torah and Yidden and the like, but also) the higher and lower worlds (including Atzmus). Accordingly, we can explain that the...

Hashamayim Kisii 5748The notion of a divine seat and footstool is for us. There are actually three different notions of “earth” and “heaven”. Three levels of connection to Hashem.