Classes

06. Ketores; Introduction.

Short Yeshiva (5781/ 2021) Version, Class One, Introduction to Ketores.1) Ketores means Kesher- connection, more than Karbanos; three fires: Mizbeach (war) Menorah (peace) Ketores (Oneness).2) The number 11 is associated with Klipa, or alternatively, Atika Kadisha, both ideas are present in the Ketores: the only “non-Kosher” in the entire Beis HaMikdash, elevating even this darkness…

Class 23 Wednesday 3 Iyar 5776/ May 11 2016. Ketores_Atah Hu…

אתה הוא… prayer קטרת part three. In this class we read the text inside. two understandings of the אבותינו. את קטרת הסמים על יד משה…

07. Ketores; Torah Shebiksav of Ketores; Vayomer…Kach Lecha Samim

פרשת הקטרת: ויאמר ה’ אל משה קח לך סמים… ובהעלות אהרון את הנרות יקטירנה (Yeshiva Version, 5781/ 2021) Class One.Inner and Outer Mizbeach, inner and outer heart (from mind vs. from Soul).The day starts and finishes with Menorah and Kitores, two ideas of inner heart; Faith reason Faith, the process the advantages of each.The Ketores…

Class 25 Wednesday 17 Iyar 5776/ May 25 2016. Ketores_Vayomer…Kach Lecha Samim

ויאמר… קח לך סמים Class Two. Introduction: Food vs. Medicine; Ketores is medicine, given in very strong concentrated doses to heal. Consequently it includes from the highest (לבונה זכה) to the lowest (ויאמר הוי’ אל משה [.הלבנה soft rather than hard speech, but from a high level almost like thought (like ברוך שאמר). It does…

Class 26 Wednesday 24 Iyar 5776/ June 1 2016. Ketores_Kach Lecha Samim…

ויאמר… קח לך… סמים נטף ושחלת וחלבנה סמים ולבונה זכה בד בבד יהי’ה Class Three Different opinions about how many kinds were included in the Ketores: 4, 6, 11, [12 -?-]. How these opinions are extracted from the words. The idea of כלל ופרט וכלל explains סמים נטף ושחלת וחלבנה סמים. Accordingly לבונה זכה represents…

Class 27 Wednesday 2 Sivan 5776/ June 8 2016. Ketores_V’asisa Osa Ketores

ועשית אותה קטרת רוקח מעשה רוקח ממולח טהור קדש. ושחקת ממנה הדק ונתת ממנה לפני העדות באהל מועד אשר אועד לך שמה קדש קדשים תהי’ לכם Class Four This first part of a very long class discusses taking the spices (representing קליפה and its transformation through תשובה) and making from them an incense for Hashem….

08. Ketores Tanu Rabbanan; the Torah Sheba’al Peh of Ketores

תנו רבנן the entire ברייתא. Class 28 Wednesday 9 Sivan 5776/ June 15 2016.This was the last class of the year and we discussed the entire ברייתא of קטרת. Inside. Why the תורה שבעל פה is included by קטרת and not by דשן and תמיד. A discussion on three levels in Torah and the Jewish…