Classes

Vol. 03 page 757 ff.

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.

Likutei Sichos vol. 01 page 63 ff. Vol. 3 page 787 ff.

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

Likutei Sichos vol. 03 page 805 ff.

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...

Likutei Sichos vol. 03 page 819-22.

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.

Likutei Sichos vol. 3 page 827 ff, vol. 1 page 95 ff.

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.

Likutei Sichos vol. 3 page 831 ff.

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.

Likutei Sichos vol. 03 page 843 ff.

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

Likutei Sichos vol. 3 page 848 ff.

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.

Introduction to Likutei Sichos vol 03 page 854 ff.

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...

Likutei Sichos vol. 03 page 854 ff.

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

Likutei Sichos vol. 03 page 864 ff (1).

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 867-8 (2).

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.

Likutei Sichos vol. 03 page 868 ff (3).

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

Class One hundred and twenty one exile to redemption, Likutei Sichos vol 03 Page 876 ff.

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...