Toras Menachem – Vayeshev 5712 (05) – Second Sicha (04)

Class Four. The order of the Avos was Maasim Tovim (Avrohom) Chupa (Yitzchok), Torah (Yaakov). We who have inherited their efforts do this in the correct order, so there be no negative side effect (as there was with Avrohom and Yitzchok). We therefore do Torah (clarity) first, then Chupa (limitations and exactness) then Maasim Tovim…

Toras Menachem – Vayeshev 5712 (04) – Second Sicha (03)

Class Three. Gevura alone is also not good. There must be balance. Gaava run amok in the name of “Shminis ShebiShminis”. Page 217-19.

Toras Menachem – Vayeshev 5712 (03) – Second Sicha (02)

Class Two. Yaakov is Torah that gives balance to (the otherwise) polar attributes of Chesed and Gevura. The foibles of what would be if we were strictly Chesed.

Toras Menachem – Vayeshev 5712 (02) – Second Sicha (01)

Class One. Why the nusach LiTorah, Chupa and only then LiMaasim Tovim? Don’t people do good before they marry?

Likutei Sichos vol. 35 page 169 ff.

Yosef went on a mission from his father to see his brothers knowing what they might do to him, Why did he go? Rashi and Ramban, According to Rashi he knew what they would do and went anyway: 1) He chose to go above and beyond the call in Mesiras Nefesh for Kibbud av VaAim,…

Likutei Sichos vol. 35 page 163 ff.

Yosef goes out of Galus. This Sicha which analizes RaShI reveals the two aspects (or steps) in Yosef’s departure from Galus. 1) No opposition, 2) Transforming and becoming the master over the Galus.

Likutei sichos vol. 35 page 156 ff.

How the brother’s hear the dream How Yoseph hears the dream How Ya’akov hears the dream and what is Yaakov waiting for? [The geula].

Likutei Sichos vol. 30 page 176 ff.

Ya’akov wanted a Shalva (serenity) he deserved, but Hashem decided to give him more than he wished for. But to do this he had to go through the twenty two year Yosef ordeal.

Likutei Sichos vol. 25 page 213 ff.

Yosef is ‘Matzliach’ (accesses his Mazal in a very blessed way) because of his adaptability to the reality and hardship of Galus. He descends from bad to worse, from Slave to Prisoner and as his circumstance challenges him more he digs deeper to find trust in Hashem and becomes ever more successful.

Likutei Sichos vol. 25 page 204 ff.

This class begins the story of the twelve sons of Ya’akov and is a new chapter in the Torah’s narrative: the children’s story. Yoseph tells his father and brothers his dreams. What is he thinking?! what is Ya’akov thinking? and what are the brothers thinking? Ya’akov sees the missions of all twelve of his sons…