Likutei Sichos vol. 26 p. 26 ff. classes

The RaMbaM, the Alter Rebbe and Parshas VaAira.

The RaMabaM, the Alter Rebbe and Parshas VaAira.

The Tanya makes us the friends and acquiaintences of the Alter Rebbe. This brings to having ultimate knowledge of Hashem when Moshiach comes. Page 38-9.

The Tanya: how it also was written for everyone who the Alter Rebbe knew; and us also. Page 37-8.

The Vow of Reb Chayim Vital and the RaMbaM limit who can learn their sefer, but it also allows, Jews for whom this is life and death (spiritually) to learn despite their deficiencies and use the Sefer to achieve a state of deservedness. Page 36-7.

The same question can be applied to Torah as a whole: Torah has a correct way to be learned and the ChaZaL warn against learning it incorrectly. Yet in the Gemara itself it says that if one is not holding there he must learn Torah anyway, and the Torah will make him worthy. The same is true of the RaChaV's and the RaMbaM's warnings. Page 35-6.

The Rambam and the Rachav give warnings in the language of a Shvua (oath); what Reb Moshe Chagiz says about it [that it is a ban not an oath]; and (the beginning of) what the Rebbe says about it [that if they wished to make a ban they should have said so and not written Shvua and meant Cherem]. Page 34-5.

The More' Nivuchim was given with all kinds of constraints, and it is in fact available and learned by all. Why? Page 33-4.

The Alter Rebbe's Shulchan Aruch and the More' Nivuchim and the Tanya also reveal. The secrets are more revealed and they are also better understood. Page 32-3.

RaMbaM opened up the Torah to so many making what had been the vague realm of Torah SheBaal Peh like Torah SheBiksav, in terms of its clarity. Page 31-2.

Moshe comes to redeem the Jews from the spiritual exile, by showing them Godliness. Page 31.

Rambam and Alter Rebbe's connection to Parshas VaAira, to Know God is the first commandment (so it says in the Zohar and the Rambam brings this in the Sefer HaYAd). Page 30-1.

The similarities in their S'forim of Nistar: 1) They wrote (also) for the confused, entangled and perplexed, 2) They bring the same P'sukim (about Yedias Hashem, and tuning in to understand etc.). Page 30.

Further similarities between the Rambam and the Alter Rebbe's halacha works: 2) They introduce Hashem's name in the introduction 3) They begin the actual Sefer with knowing God. Page 29.

The Alter Rebbe and his Shulchan Aruch, was also written to bring the Halacha to the people. Page 28-9.

The RaMbaM wrote his Sefer, to deal with the challenges of the Golus and the lack of roots. Page 28.

The names of the Alter Rebbe and the RaMbaM reflect their whole contribution to the Torah. Schneer: Two lights and Moshe, and RaMabaM with two mems. Page 28.

The mysticism of the RaMbaM and the Alter Rebbe, bring people closer to ["the knowledge of] God. Page 27.

Similarity between the RaMBaM and the Alter Rebbe in their writing of a Sefer of halacha. Page 27.

RaMbaM Alter Rebbe and Parshas Va'aira. First of all the similarities between the RaMbaM and the Alter Rebbe. They both were dedicated to helping klal Yisraoel both materially and spiritually. Page 26-7.


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