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The Day After: What Happens When You Come Off the Great High?

When You Reach the Peak of the Mountain, It's Time to Go Home

59 min

Class Summary:

If there is no Acharei- After in our Yom Kippur, there will be no guidance and direction. It will just continue to be a spiritual high and fad that will slowly fade away. 2 themes of Acharei -Mos; After the Death; 1) Sanctaty of Yom Kippur-Holiest day of the year.   2) Intimate profanity- Lowest of the low. Various opinions about how the Kohen Gadol counted as he sprinkled the blood in the Beit Hamikdash.

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    Goel Hakakian -8 years ago

    The lesson of Acharei is also reflected in the relationship between Pesach and Shavuot .
    The inspiration of the Seder night (Achat) is extended for seven weeks (Sheva) in order to be worthy of receiving the Torah

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    yehoshua -11 years ago

    lets enjoy
    cant we enjoy our high while it lasts, i like to perserve my highs for holiness and take the lows as they come, why should we be thinking of the most crude matters while we are enjoying intimate moments with G-D doesnt it defeat the purpose i understand taking on the general feeling of being self-subserviant but to go into the details of the negetive that will come? i dont get it.

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    Dovid Ha Levy ben Razel Benven -12 years ago

    Do We Really Have a Choice?

    Today , the  11th of Iyar,marks the passing of my brother Michoel HaLevy brn Yohoshua. In 1964 ,he gave this almost identical vort over to me when I was twelve years old(he was 17).It is making me a little mishuggah because he wasn't religious,he was a hippie, never kept Shabbat ( we were like tinukot nishbot in the world of SF in the fifties) and my mom escaped the Nazis by living in a German convent raised by nuns,vet she was a Jew.

    I have no idea how he knew these lofty notions,nor why he took the pseudonym Michael Light...maybe I do now. We are all one being of light.

    Most astounding shiur,Rv. Jacobson.

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    yc -14 years ago

    from achas to acharei...and back
    Your words never, ever, fail to inspire and touch that unsullied, pure point of truth in one's soul.May Hashem continue to provide you with your gift for uplifting, illuminating and reinforcing that spark within all of us! Good Shabbos--

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    Shmuel Yosef Kamman -14 years ago

    Acharei Mos
    Dear Rabbi,
    I love you so much. Your way of teaching is so beautiful and wonderful. I wish the feelings and thoughts you bring out in me were money so I could give back to you. My wife and I are flat broke and we may even loose our home. All that you said is so true to me. Up, down in less than an hour. It's the Acharei that scares me the most. Actually the whole of existance is very frightening to me. Hashem scares me. I hope some people with money do give to you so you can continue. I, for one, certainly need you.

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Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • April 19, 2010
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  • 5 Iyyar 5770
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Dedicated by David and Eda Schottenstein in the loving memory of Alta Shula Swerdlov And in the merit of Yetta Alta Shula, "Aliya," Schottenstein

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