08. Lech Lecha 5738 (Muga)

Lech Lecha 5738.There are two journeys:1) From higher to lower; this is the journey of Avrohom to engage with the world; it is the journey of every Neshama as it descends from heaven to earth.This is also linked to the idea of ViYaakov Halach Lidarko after Tishrei.2) From lower to higher, from Avoda Zara to...

ויאמר ה' אל אברהם לך לך ה'תשמ"א.

The Zohar compares אברהם to the first of the עשרת הדברות which corresponds to all רמ”ח מצות עשה. This theme is consistent with the idea of לאתקנא רזא דשמי’ה to bring more light into the vessels of אצילות and to expand the vessels. This is the meaning of ואגדלה שמיך- of Hashem! It is achieved...

לך לך ה'תשמ"ב.

The two motions of Avrohom: from far to close and afterwards from close to far to achieve his purpose.

Lech Lecha 5745.

Lech Lecha is double. In Chassidus this alludes to movement up and down. This is Torah vs. Mitzvos and Tefilla.

Lech Lecha 5746.

Lech Lecha includes both movements: up and down. In this version of this classic Maamar, the Rebbe argues that from this first Possuk of the Parsha it is indicative that we can (and therefore must) do both together.

Lech Lecha 5748.

Two types of movement and the combining them together.