Classes

01. Min Hameitzar 5738

Min Hameitzar 5738, Class 1:  This introduction to the ma’amar covers the Rebbe’s array ofquestions, essentially asking, “If life of every Yid going inot Rosh Hashana is so good (as ChaZaL say) how is it possible for a person to cry ‘Min Ha Meitzar’ (from a place of narrowness and being squeezed)?” A person cries…

Kvod Malchuscha 5712.

The process of creation is About Gevuros, but then the Gevuros must be sweetened to reveal Hashem’s Melucha in the world. This is the difference between 25 Elul and Rosh Hashana. Every year Hashem resigns and His kingship renewed not from words alone, but from words accompanied by deeds (of Shofar). Tekiya (powerful) Shvurim (breaking…

Hayom HaRas Olom 5713.

Class One. Maamar Hayom Haras Olom 5713 part one. Maase is the end of lifnei haTzimtzum and Machshava means Atzilus. All year only Sof Maase [Kav] comes into Atzilus, on Rosh Hashana Techilas Maasecha [Ohr Lifnei HaTzimtzum that is the mekor for Olomos and higher] also comes down until Asiya. Machshava is Atzilus [explanation: Koach…

Shofar (Yeshiva, Elul 5780- 5781)

Shofar (Yeshiva, Elul 5780- 5781), Class One.Introduction: The Sages Unlock the Power and Mystery of the ShofarThis class provides historical background on the Jewish Sages who givethe multiple reasons underlying the use of the shofar at Rosh HaShana.Sages discussed include Reb Sadya Gaon as explained 700 years ago bythe RADA (Reb David Abudraham), the Rambam,…

THE NEW YEAR – 5768 – AS AN ACRONYM

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Rabbi PaltielRabbi Paltiel gives his take on the New Year’s roshei tevos (acronym) and then gives everyone a bracha for the New Year.

Lehavin… Ze Hayom Techillas Maasecha 5713.

Class One. Chapters 2-3 explain how the Neshama is in the Tzelem and Dimus of G-dliness allowing her to experience one of several levels of Achdus. Sin however, cuts this inspiration source off. Then the Neshama needs Korbonos to draw energy from Tohu to compensate for the wrong. Class Two. Questions and answers. Though Korbonos…

5772. A suggested acronym: Shnas Tavo Alecha Bracha.

Some history to support this idea. Three hundred years ago this year was so named, based on the Baal shem Tov’s suggestion that to help Yidden spiritually you must first provide for them physically.

Ze Hayom 5714

Class One. This typical Rosh Hashana Ma’amar explores the idea of ‘Helem’. When all godliness is gone, what is left? God! This is the ‘Koach HaHelem of Malchus. All the revelations from Malchus are added to it in the process of ‘Binyan Hamalchus’ and when all of that is nistalek (removed) what is left is…

KiTapuach Ba’atzei Hayuar 5714.

A Ma’amar of the Alter Rebbe and the Tzemach tzedek that has not been developed by the later Rabeiim that much, is always full of surprises. This Ma’amar can be seen as two distinct discussions: 1) How could a Yid appear side by side with Malachim who are prosecuting them on Rosh Hashana itself. We…

להבין ענין ראש השנה תשט”ז

Class One. Rosh Hashana has three ideas: 1) Inyan Rosh Hashana- creation 2) Tochen Rosh Hashana- renewal, 3) Mitzvas Rosh Hashana- Shofar why all of this happens for man, because he is not a mind but a Soul. Class Two. The Human being is the purpose of creation, because he represents an essence. He is…