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When Heaven Kisses Earth: The Pain and Miracle of Child Birth

Understanding the Torah Laws Governing Childbirth and the Monthly Menstrual Cycle

1 hr 10 min

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When Heaven Kisses Earth: The Pain and Miracle of Child Birth- Understanding the Torah laws governing childbirth and the monthly menstrual cycle

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    The shiur was beautifully delivered!

    Thank you so much

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    Mencha -4 years ago

    I once heard in one of your shiurim:
    One reason why a mother is impur for 80 days for a girl is because a girl has the power to give birth and it's like "double power" for the mother and the daughter that's why it's double tuma.
    I would like to know the source of this explanation.

    Thank you for your fascinating shiurim !!
    Besorois toivos !

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      see the source sheet here.

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    Chayamiriam -11 years ago

    Thank you!
    Thank you for this incredible shiur!!! I feel so fortunate to have chanced upon it  and hope to hear all of your pasha shiurs from now on...

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    Dovid Benveniste -11 years ago

    Ruth
    Bs"d

    ...So if Ruth's mother ,the Moabite,had not given birth to Ruth...would we then have become a "ruthless" people"

    ...You call that pressure and pain? Try taking  responsibility for the hospital bill ,a roof,education, food and clothing for the next twenty years! So hernias and going for jalapeno ice cream at midnight with our feeble innate DNA allotment of pain relieving male hormones doesn't count on the same Eternal Scale ?

    -from the ancient teaching of the Benveniste Family Book of Humor...1978.

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    Michael David -12 years ago

    Offering
    B"H



    R' Jacobson - A Chiddush - Compare this offering, the dove, with what Naomi brought back from Moav, Rut as an offering also.  For "Rut," Resh Vav Tav" is Tur (dove) in reverse.  Considered it deeply on a Chassidic Level.

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    Elisheva -13 years ago

    Thank you.
    Wow so beautiful.

    Always in awe at the range of sources and perspectives that you bring into your class- really what makes your classes on a completely different caliber that many of the other lectures available. Such a blessing to have you as a resource in our global community.

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    herschel -13 years ago

    chates then olah
    Lepoiel the Chatos is brought before the Olah
    since through the Chatos (lacking void) yearning we reach the Olah uniting with H', that's the cycle ...

    this is why its mentioned in torah one way then we acutely do it the other way.
    Herschel

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    YY Jacobson -13 years ago

    To Devorah
    The song, as noted in the credits after the class, is Barry Webber, "Aheim."

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    DEVORAH SCHMUKLER -13 years ago

    MUSIC
    WHAT IS THE MUSIC PLAYING RIGHT BEFORE AND RIGHT AFTER THE TALK?
    ITS SO BEAUTIFUL

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    RIVKA OZERSKY -13 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE OF TORAH AND AM ISRAEL YOU TRANSMIT
    THANK YOU SO MUCH RABBI JACOBSON!
    YOU ARE AN "OMAN HATORAH' IF WE CAN USE THIS TERM, AN ARTIST OF A TEACHER, BECAUSE YOU MANAGE TO RENDER THE UNIQUE POSSIBILITY OF THE TORAH LAWS BEING OF GOD'S DESIGN. AS THEY DO WHAT NO HUMAN COULD HAVE FATHOMED TO ELEVATE HIS OWN SPIRITUAL CONDITION. YOU MAGNIFY THE HOLY GENIUS OF TORAH THROUGH WHICH HASHEM EXPRESSES HIS INFINITE LOVE FOR AM ISRAEL.

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    K.D. -13 years ago

    hormonal/biological
    I find Rabbi Jacobson's explanation for post-partum depression to be very simplistic and it seems to put the woman at faulth, when in fact it is hormonal and completely out of the woman's control.

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    humility -13 years ago

    humility
    I appreciate the humility expressed by Rabbi Jacobson at the start of the class, I have long been unnerved by the arrogance/insensitivity of some men when speaking on anything relating to childbirth.

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    Akiva -13 years ago

    Interesting
    According to this beautiful explanation we can also mention that during a monthly tumah a lot of women also feel kind of depression and menopause depression also can be understood as a feel of void about loosing reproductive opportunity according to this point. Thank you!

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    Akiva -13 years ago

    Thank you!
    Thank you for a beautiful and inspiring shiur!

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    Sylvia -14 years ago

    Beautiful insight giving the woman a greater appreciation of childbirth and a more sublime, deeper, divine love for her child, as well as a deeper bond between husband and wife. Thank you!

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    CARMELA -14 years ago

    HEAVEN AND EARTH
    B''H
    RABBI,
    AGAIN I'M AT AWE...
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING THSES BEATIFULLY ORGANIZED AND PRESENTED CONTENTS,WITH YOUR SPECIAL UNIQUE SKILLS AND TOUCH.
    THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF YOUR HEART AND SOUL THAT YOU PUT INTO IT.
    THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO RISE SOMEWHAT ABOVE EARTH, GETTING A LITTLE CLOSER TO HEAVEN.
    CARMELA,ISRAEL

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    געצאלע -14 years ago

    ישר כח
    ישר כח על המילתא דבדיחותא!

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    y.d. -14 years ago

    Masterpiece
    i feel honored to participate as a viewer/listener... Chazak U'Boruch!

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