Classes

Toras Menachem – 12 Tammuz 5715 (08) – Sicha Eight (02)

Class Eight. Page 209-10. [This Sicha may have some repetition.] Such daughters come from a father of Mesiras Nefesh.  

Toras Menachem – Shavuous 5715 (04) – Sicha Five (02)

Class Four. Page 120-121. חכמה יש באומות תאמין תורה יש באומות אל תאמין. The idea of axioms in the secular world and realms of ideas is one where the person chooses to buy into them, this is חכמה. In Torah, the axioms are maintained and the ideas accepted even if the axioms don’t appeal that…

Toras Menachem – Bamidbar 5715 (03)

Class Three: Page 78- 9. The place called רפידים means רפו ידיהם מדברי תורה. When it comes to Torah if it is not in the hands it isn’t really Torah! Torah (starts higher than intellect and therefore) extends lower than intellect.  

22. Achas ShaAlti 5715.

Class One. The entire Ma’amar can be seen to discuss five ideas (levels) of Avodah. 1) Birurim through avodah without Torah and Mitzvos. 2) The Kavana of Mitzvos gets us Schhar (Mimalei) in Gan Eden. The Mitzvah itself acts as a garment to conduct the light. 3) The Bracha that goes along with the Mitzvah…

21. Ani Lidodi 5715.

Class One. Introduction, what is davening? the ‘ladder’ of Davening, Mode Ani, Psukei DiZimra, Birchos Krias Shma, Shma and the Amida. Class Two. Chapter 4. (This is a difficult Shiur). This class explores an assertion made by the Rebbe that davening will never be Hasaga, it will either be more or less than Hasaga, but…

15. להבין ענין מתן תורה תשט”ו

Class One. To explain the gift of the Torah, that is dependent on Jews, who are in turn dependent on the Torah. [For two reasons this dependency exists: 1) they protect each other, 2) in Essence they are the same]. The Rebbe explains how a Neshama is on high: A) It exists in אצילות (as…

14 איש על דגלו התשט”ו.

Class One. Flags and what they mean and when are they necessary- when you bring together different aspects.   Class Two. The משל of words is used to explain reduction and צמצום. The idea is introduced that שבירה can happen simply from distance from אלקות. The שבטים are in the lower worlds and with the…

13. Vayehi Bayom HaShmini 5715

Class One. The Hemshech continues. The Ma’amar wishes to explain Tzimtzum to us, so we will understand the significance of reversing it in revealing Godliness in the ‘space’ of the Tzimtzum when Moshiach comes. To explain this he begins (indirectly, by) discussing what is ‘before’ (Godliness is simple and worldliness must be learned) and ‘after’…

12. Vinigla Kvod Havaya 5715.

Class One. 1) Ratzon creates Olomos in Himself along with space (and time), 2) Tzimtzum, first of all reveals the space, 3) Second of all by leaving over the Reshimu and removing the light completely, the Keili become the bottom and most powerful, 4) When the light comes back it is altogether a different Ohr,…

10. Raishis Goyim Amalaik 5743.

Class One. We have five separate Souls, not one Soul with five parts. The significance of this is that each Soul has an aspect beyond the ‘Hishtalshelus’ of the Neshama from Moach to Lev to Asiya. He explains the essence element in Neshama, Ruach and Nefesh as well as the Hiskalelus between the levels.  …