Classes

Brachos

ויאמר לו יהונתן מחר חדש תשמ”ג. This מאמר begins and ends with מחר חדש: Dovid receives from Yehonasan but in the end, due to his Bittul exceeds him and he becomes One) greater and Two) the Mashpia. The body -ביאור- of the מאמר discusses ברכות: A) Bringing down, B) Three levels of Brachos: הנהנין, המצוות,...

Karov Hashem 5744.

Class One. Moshe’s explaining to the Malachim that they didn’t get the Torah because they have no Yetzer Hara etc, is really about the idea of Dira Bitachtonim. Fortunate is one who comes here (to Gan Eden) with the Talmud in his hand, meaning he brings along the level of Torah connected to action. Class...

Ma'amar on Bentching

ואכלת ושבעת תשמ”ג This Ma’amar is on Bentching. Why are there three biblical blessings and the ChaZaL added a fourth? It is like the numbers 3, (lights) that is favored by the Sefer Yeztirah, and the number 4, (light and vessel) favored by later Kabbalah. Hashem’s favoritism to His people for Bentching for a smaller...

אדנ-י שפתי תפתח תשי"ב

This Ma’amar said by the Rebbe on his fiftieth birthday deals with the idea of this Possuk which is added at the beginning of the Amida and appears to interrupt the סמיכות גאולה לתפילה. The Gemara explains it using the logic of תפילה אריכתה The Ma’amar explains that תפילה אריכתא means much more than an...

אתה אחד ה'תשמ"ב.

Class One. There are four levels (like Hishtalshelus) and in each one there are three, like חג”ת. And above that is the plain essence of Godliness. מנוחה שלימה וכו. Every Jew is connected to all the levels of Hishtalshelus (like the ladder which is Tefilla) and also to the Yechida. Class Two. This Ma’amar and...