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Black Fire On White Fire

Patterns in the Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

1 hr 11 min

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Patterns in the Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

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  • RLW

    Rabbi L Wineberg -11 years ago

    Rebbe's style
    Sholom sh"y,

    Thanks for listening repeatedly!

    I liked your comment:

    the Rebbe time and again gives explanations that before having heard them no-one would have thought of or imagined, and once having learnt them it fits perfectly into the words and context ... resonating and ringing true as what the original source intended to say.

    But that comment stands, without need for contrast or for denigrating anyone.

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  • RLW

    Rabbi L Wineberg -11 years ago

    reproving in private
    Michal, you are correct. That is the mitzvah of "hochei'ach tochi'ach" - "you shall surely reprove your fellow". 

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  • M

    Michale -11 years ago

    great class, one question
    Thank you Rabbi Wineberg for the class, I had got some important information I did not know about it before. I have one question: we can't discuss behavior of some person with somebody else, third person. But what about talk with the person himself, privately. If we see that other person made עברה and we did not try to tell him, then we as participate in this עברה.

    Thank you, again.

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  • SK

    sholom klein -11 years ago

    Too much to digest for 1 shiur!
    Thank you very much for the broad and deep perspective.

    This amazing shiur has shed much light in the unbelievable depth of the Rebbes teachings.

    Will have to go over this shiur a few times just to begin digest and conceptulize this.

    Perhaps we can say, the Rebbe's style in learning is like the concept of ''umekarval laTorah''  bringing people to the Torah (in a subtle spiritual level) as opposed to bringing the Torah to us.

    The Rebbe exepmlified this in his learning (and derachim in avodas Hashem), in contrast to almost all other meforshim who were of course baalei ruach hakodesh and divrei E-lokim chaim, etc. However they can be said to have ''brought Torah to them'' in the sense that their understanding of Torah (on a concsious level)  was brought to their individual human minds, through their own individual G-d given intelect and understanding.

    In the case of the Rebbe's teachings however, they reflect a truly unique depth and resonating truth not felt when learning other meforshim (if I may say so). For example, in many many cases  when explaining Chumash, Midrashim, Gemoro, Rashi, Rambam and other teachings. In many many cases it is very difficult and almost impossible to explain those particular contexts according to the literal peshat. Where all other meforshim logcally had to give explanations not 100% fitting into the words of the text, the Rebbe time and again gives explanations that before having heard them no-one would have thought of or imagined, and once having learnt them is fits perfectly into the words and context ''backdrop''  better then any other peshat, resonating and ringing true as what the original source intended to say. In many many of these cases the Rebbe explains it by looking at the general context where these particular teachings appear (along the lines of what Rabbi Wineberg umoo'sh teaches in the above shiur).

    Suddenly so many seemingly different areas in Torah have become noticably unified with common denominators and logics once, reaching such a depth in learning, similar in this respect to the Rogotshovers style.

    This may be what mekorvon laTorah may mean on a subtle level,  i.e understanding (as much as humanly possible, the Rebbe is human) what the Torah truly means, as intended in the source ofTorah, as opposed to how the mekablim with human logic understand the Torah. 

    May Gd forgive me if what I said was distrespectful to the Rebbe or/and other meforshim etc..

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Levi Wineberg

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