Vol. 01 page 18 ff.
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.
Vol. 01 page 31-4.
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.
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. 1 page 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.
Likutei Sichos vol. 01 page 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.
Likutei Sichos vol. 01 page 111 ff.
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 drowning the boys in the...
Likutei Sichos vol. 01 page 119 ff.
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 the bottom up.
Likutei Sichos vol. 1 page 127-8.
The Mesiras Nefesh it took for the Yidden to trust Hashem and hold and kill the Idol of Egypt and its reward.
Class One Hundred and Twenty Six, The women sing and dance, for their children, Likutei Sichos vol 01 page 139 ff.
Likutei Sichos vol 01 page 139 ff. 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...