Likutei Sichos- A complete Sicha in one class. VOL. 03 classes

Stopping time vs. dividing time; the best of both and it's spiritual implications.

The entire event is an expression of the unconditional love of Hashem to the Jewish People, but we must nevertheless prepare. The preparation for going out of Mitzrayim is Mila and Korban Pesach.

The last מכה is different than the others inasmuch that it goes beyond "educating" Egypt to killing Egyptians. The question became why are these more deserving than these? And no answer of logic exists; it is just because of a transcendent love.

Likutei Sichos vol 03 Page 876 ff.

Class One: Two Parshiyos deal with the actual Exodus: Bo and Bishalach. They are the beginning and the end of the process. In the beginning, we are free but still vulnerable to go back. In the end, we have no possibility to go back to Egypt and the redemption is complete. This also exists spiritually: we aren't totally free until we accept our servitude to Hashem with joy.

Class Two: The four ideas are four indications that we aren't altogether free. 1) Jumping into the sea- removing ourselves from the world altogether. 2) Going back to Egypt- accepting servitude to the worldly paradigm. 3) Fighting- engaging to correct the world.

Class Three: The fourth category: to pray to Hashem, this too is wrong, you must do! The idea that when one has a divine mission they cannot allow the obstacles to define them even if the definition is to ask Hashem for help=

Class Four: Only Moshe gets it right, with Hashem's help: move forward, what makes less sense is usually closer to the truth. The beginning of the process of "Splitting the sea" and seeing it Hashem's way is the "splitting of the sea" in the person.

After Moshe shows up things only get worse. Why and what Hashem expects of Moshe in admonishing him for asking (very good) questions.

Introduction to the Sicha on למה הרעותה. The three ways Moshe met the Pharaoh. כה אמר הוי'... לא ידעתי את הוי'ה. אלוקים מול הוי'ה טבע מול נס. Egypt's Parnassa is from the earth, Eretz Yisroel is fed from heaven. Pharaoh tries to show that all that Moshe does is from a G-d of nature and no more [by attempting to reproduce each and every miracle Moshe shows him].

Making the Jews bitter was not only physical but spiritual, they became distracted from who they are really and this is real bitterness. The lesson.

The entire Chumash Shmos means names because it explains how we go into Galus and how we survive and thrive.

This class explains the unique place of Yosef in Galus: he is both a part of it (not like Yaakov) but altogether above it (not like his brothers). As a result he can initiate it and he can predict it's end.

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.

Yosef dreams so everyone in his generation dreams. The dreams of the Pharaoh are opposite of Yosef's. Yosef's dreams lead to the purpose of the world, while Pharaoh's simply set that up.

The particulars of Yosef's two dreams (the bundles and the stars) teach us things about serving Hashem and Golus. 1) We go in order from lower to higher (even in Golus), 2) Work, nothing real is free, 3) We gather many into one, 4) We must listen and bow to Yosef (the Nassi) or we will go astray, 5) We eventually become a star, 6) But even then we need and must listen to the Nassi.

Yaakov was the most successful of the Avos, as all his children wer4e Tzadikim and he had them in Golus.

Bris Mila is another step in Avrohom's spirirual climb. It was the first (and only) Mitzva that he did that actually elevated the physical.


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