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Class # 00 Tanu Rabbanan Ner Chanuka 5643

This ma’amar discusses Chanuka and is also an Achdus Hashem ma’amar based on the pasuk, “Ani Hashem Lo Shanisi” (I Hashem (Havaya) have not changed). Based on different interpretations of the word “Havaya” the meaning of “lo shanisi” also changes. The first half of the discourse is mystical and philosophical and is meant to be…

Class # 19

Part 1: Structure of the ma’amar. Perek Aleph: 1) Many Questions about Chanukah licht. 2)Ner Mitzva (is the oil) and Torah Ohr (is the light.) 3) Mitzvas are done with physical objects. The point is to make the Yesh bittul to the Ayin. The next three parts discuss how there is no change regarding how…

Class # 20

Part 2: Idea of Chanuka. Torah and neshamos. Text: p 35 First Paragraph. To the outside: The purpose of the Chanukah Licht is for pirsumei HaNes. Put the licht in the doorway on the LEFT side opposite the mezzuza. If there is no mezzuza, put it on the right side. Questions: 1) Why to the…

Class # 21

Part 3: Chanuka – Mesiras NEFESH, HIGHER THAN TORAH. Text: covers first paragraph of maamar and ois dalet. Three knots:1) Hashem to Torah 2)HaShem to Yidden 3)Yidden to Torah. Torah is HaShem’s Light, Hashem’s wisdom. Yid is Hashem’s child, His Chosen ones. Since Torah is HaShem’s Wisdom it must be reasonable with limitations and not…

Class # 22

Part 4: Torah-Ohr, Mitzva- Nehr. Mitzvos – physical. Text: p.36 U’biur. Ner Mitzva v’Torah Ohr… A ner is anything that conducts light and holds it here (in this world). Fire is goshmius but is used as a moshol to explain ruchnius. Fire wants to go away back to its source. We need to keep it…

Class # 23

Part 5: HISBONENUS. We need to Bittul the yesh of the nefesh habehamis to the Ayin, and even now we can do it completely. In chagas chassidus the Rebbe does all the work and brings Emuna to the chossid. In Chabad chassidus we do the work and develop Emuna inside ourselves. How? By Hisbonenus. Think…

Class # 24

Part 6: (1) First answer – AIN ETZEM etc.. (2) three steps of creation. Definitions: Helem = hiding, too far away to see. Hester= blocking. Beriah is Yesh Mei’Ayin. Light is Ain Sof. Aibishter is Ain Techila. There are differences in the worlds as to how Elokus is perceived (above Atzilus, in Atzilus, and below…

Class # 25

Part 7: Second answer – SOVEV the same all over we get different. Review of three steps of creation: 1) Machshava – world comes into being in ruchnius 2) Dibbur a) words travel out b) can only say one word at a time c) amount of air is limited. Hashem seems to leave the world…

Class # 26a

Part 8a: HASHEM – metzius bilti metzius nimtza. Lo shanisi in ATZMUS. The third Lo Shanisi speaks about Atzmus, in this case the Aibishter Himself. This is very unusual, a big chidush for a maamar to speak about the Aibishter. There is no king without a nation. Hashem wants an Am (a people), so He…

Class # 26b

Part 8b: HASHEM – metzius bilti metzius nimtza. Lo shanisi in ATZMUS. 3rd Lo Shanisi cont. Atzmus – The Aibishter is above sekel, you cant know Him. To be a metzius one needs a Guf appropriate to a particular place. Story of ben Durdaya doing teshuva and getting Yochanon Kohen Gadol’s mitzvas as garments in…