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Class Thirty Five. How the first four words of RaMbaM spell out HaVaYa (in the abbreviation) is far more than a symbol as each letter matches the word (and its inner meaning) to which it is fixed. Page 25-7.
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Class Thirty Three. Hidden and hidden. Some things are hidden because they are unknown, while others remain elusive and ‘hidden’ even when they are known [Kabbalah vs. Chassidus]. Yesod and Amud. Page 25.
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Class Thirty Two. continued Yesod HaYesodos and Amud HaChochmos- Yesod is hidden and Amud is revealed. Axioms, what are they. Page 24-5.
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Class Twenty Nine. Review, the two ideas of Matzui Rishon and Aino Mutzui are relevant to Yedias Hashem and how they affect all the other Mitzvos in the Torah. Page 22.
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Class Twenty Six. More on real vs. artificial existence: Echad vs. Braishis. The Rebbe MaHaRaSh’s question of picking fruit vs. making it look as though you are picking fruit on Shabbos.
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Class Twenty Two. The question of there being another force, which means (of course) that Hashem has helpers, is also called by the RaMbaM (in Halacha 6) ‘an ascent in knowledge’ because there is merit to this argument, when you consider how great God is, but it is (never the less) wrong. Page 17-18.
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Class Twenty. Footnote 37 (2). The idea of Yedias Atzmo BiAtzmuso’ [God knowing Himself in Himself] what does that self-awareness change? Not very much, but it allows for His knowledge of what is outside of Him to be (potentially) outside of Him. This is meant to explain how theoretically the idea of Metzius nimtza changes…
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Class Nineteen. Footnote 37 (1). Why the world’s disappearing would not reverse His being a Matzui Rishon.
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Class Eighteen. Now the Rebbe explains: 1) the ‘Hu Aino matzui’ of Halacha 2. He proves from the words that this is not a proposal that there is no God (God forbid) but that He exists non-existentially. 2) Accordingly, he explains the words “Yaale Al HaDaas’, to a higher level of understanding, but it is…
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Class Seventeen. Review of Matzui Lo BiMitzius and Metzius Nimtza.