Chayey Sara (חיי שרה) 5712-1

Class One. Chayey Sara, Chava Noach and Sara shared the Avoda of bringing Bittul into Murgash [as opposed to Adam and Avrohom whose task was in the realm of the Bilti Murgash]. Noach tried a bittul of Chochma (wine, pinimyus Bina is Chochma) and failed; Sara tried a Bittul of malchus and succeeded because she…

Vayeshev Yaakov (וישב יעקב) 5712-1

Class One. Peace exists on two levels: 1) You fight and win resoundingly, 2) there is no fight in the first place, the enemy is automatically vanquished. In Vayeshev, Yaakov is aspiring to the higher peace but gets instead the lower one: In golus Mitzrayim he has tranquility.

Pade BiShalom (פדה בשלום) 5712-3

Class Three. Answering the question, the war is a Krav and you choose to fight it through Shalom, being above the world. This then shows itself in all three pillars of Torah, GaMaCh, and Tefilla. The Alter Rebbe said this Possuk at the time he was released.

Vayeshev Yaakov (וישב יעקב) 5712-2

Class Two. The Chanuka miracles are like Pada BiShalom since the victory was miraculous, but it has two parts: 1) The war this Pada BiShalom needed to be and it was complicated by the actual battle. 2) The Oil and their burning eight days was altogether unnecessary. It was not only Pada BiShalom but there…

Vayakhel Moshe (ויקהל משה) 5712-2

Class Two. 2) Just as Parnassa is done so indifferently that it ends up being a chore, so too קבלת עול מלכות שמים on the highest level is where the person has no personal interest, only what  Hashem wants. This also overturns the sin of עגל which is עבודה זרה.

LiYehudim Haysa Orah (ליהודים היתה אורה) 5712-3

Class Three. The beginning and the end of the Ma’amar deal with two ideas: 1) How Purim is different than all the other Yomim Tovim in that it will be distinct after Moshiach comes, as it represents higher than Hishtalshelus. 2) The two big changes of Purim are in A. Torah, that it became ours…

LiYehudim Haysa Orah (ליהודים היתה אורה) 5712-2

Class Two. The Rebbe develops the word idea further. He argues that words come from the essence but they are enlightened and given life from the ‘Midos’ (attributes, Sfiros). This means that the world which is created from His essence [this, the lowest world] has light by passing through the higher ones. In Galus, however,…

Lehuvin Inyan Simchas Torah (להבין ענין שמחת) 5712-2

Class Two. This class talks about Simchas Torah. We dance and bring Joy to the Torah. The question is who are we to do so, especially on the level of the Torah called Matana (a gift). The answer is that we are masters over all levels of light until (literally) Atzmus, and we are therefore…

Lehuvin Inyan Simchas Torah (להבין ענין שמחת) 5712-1

Class One. This first class on this Ma’amar discusses the Biur (philosophy/ mysticism) of the Ma’amar. Neshamos are called ‘Kol HaNikra BiShmi…’. This means that all of Godliness (anything other than Him) even the highest light, is brought forth by Neshamos. In addition since we emerge as separate beings (as opposed to Torah, which is…

Vayikach Hashem… Vayanichaihu BiGan Eden (ויקח ה”א את האדם) 5712-2

Class Two. In the Avodah of Ahava there is also Olom (Ahava Murgash), Nefesh (Bilti Murgash), and Shana (Sechel which is in between Murgash and Bilti Murgash). On this basis he explains the need for Shmira (from the Murgash element) even in Gan Eden.