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Ten Spies Obsessed with Love

But Sometimes Love Is a Sin

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Ten Spies Obsessed with Love. But Sometimes Love Is a Sin

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    Shlomo Goldberg -7 years ago

    Brilliant shiur. Just wondering how the pshat of the son of Rav Chaim Vital and that of the Baal haTanya fit in with Chazal who call the meraglim rashayim? Mistaken maybe, even sinners as the title of the shiur suggests. But rashayim?

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    טל קפלן -7 years ago

    עוד שיעור נהדר של הרב גיקובסון
    בנוי לתלפיות
    עשיר
    מעורר אמוציות כרגיל...
    וכמובן מעניין!

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    yyyyy -9 years ago

    source sheet?

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    source sheet? -9 years ago

    source sheet?

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    Eliyahu Bari -11 years ago

    video disappeared
    The video/audio and curriculum dissappeared from this page, please restore it!!!

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      Anonymous -11 years ago

      Re: video disappeared
      All is restored.

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    Rina -12 years ago

    curriculum
    Great class!

    How can I get a curriculum?

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    R M -13 years ago

    Its not about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning how to dance in the rain. That article was phenomenal!

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    ycm -13 years ago

    broken

    "Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack in everything
    That's how the light gets in"

    Leonard Cohen

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    stronger in the broken places -13 years ago

    the breaking of the tablets
    Moses followed his heart, as stated, and he was a holy man. Now he knew that by following his heart, as he was privy to the deepest secrets as God communicated to him, that this was what he was supposed to do. Yes, surely we can read this story on many levels, and this is God's intent. Even there is a joke: that Moses was the first to break the commandments. Now I know God also has a sense of humor, call it the comic within the cosmic.

    This is very much an act that is about Tikkun Olam, the gathering of the sparks, from the one, many parts. One soul, diversity in many souls. What we are doing is communicating with each other, and deeply, the paradox is that it is divinity communicating with divinity. I KNOW this, but it is hard to explicate and I wonder if people get this. We are all of us filtering the light according to God's plan.

    Any potter knows that when we fix a broken piece of pottery, sometimes, it's stronger in the broken parts. People who pass through the fire, who suffer, often gain get strengths and insights in passing through.

    There are deep metaphoric connects running up and down all of our lives. They all, do, hold water.

    And vessels, or pieces of pottery, as in vases, are metaphoric in mystic Judaism for all of us. We give, we receive, we dry up, we pitch as in ideas. What is a pitcher but a vessel for pouring? Also a person who lets fly, the ball. Sometimes we catch, and other times we are not quite on the ball!

    There is something so beautiful wherever I look and it is a One ness that is surpassingly beautiful.

    Awe Moses,. your name rhymes in English, with "roses". And roses, are "read".

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    david wolf, dpm -13 years ago

    Eikev/ Broken
    Yahsha Koach,

    Gut Shabbos,

    David Wolf,Houston

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    joe -13 years ago

    healing
    so healing, thanks

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    isaac -14 years ago

    to Shlomo Bekhor
    i heard that shuir in 2008. but here we have the entire second half, completely new, about ehat their mistake was. how there are two types of love, etc. well worth it.

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    shlomo bekhor milan italy -14 years ago

    GREAT SHIUR BUT DEJA VU IN 2008 ON COL
    pls rabbi YY try not to repeat shiurim this is important.
    thanks a lot

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    Yosef -14 years ago

    Linking classes
    I think we have to connect it with the theme of the class presented here last week Behaaloscha: power dies, influence does not die. Yehousha thought Moshe can die, as per the words of Eldad and Meidad; the truth is that Mosehe does not die, because since his ultimate desire is that all the people become prophets, it is not about himself but about his empowerment of them, hence, he does not die as long as the influence remains.

    A Rebbe may build empires of power, but they are there only for influence. Hence, even when he physically dies, his true reality remains.

    moshe would not enter into the Land, but he also never really dies. till today we have Moshe with us. every day. every hour. the spies saw only one dimension, not the other.

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    AJF ESQ -14 years ago

    TO YG
    Yehoshua and Colev were the true shluchim of Moshe Rabbeinu. The inferences should be properly drawn concerning being a true Chossid.

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    Elki -14 years ago

    Thank you
    I've learned and more importantly taught the Story of the Spies many time, always going through new commentators. You, however, Rabbi Jacobson, wove a new story, a fascinating, poetic one.
    How difficult it is to love someone, on the terms of the beloved and not the terms of the lover. I understand, in my limited way, how the meraglim felt. There's a stubborness in wanting things my way, even if the one I love would like something different. And what a lesson in worshipping G-d. That too has to be on His terms, not the conditions I like, and they often conflict.
    As always, thank you to David and Eda Schottenstein for your generosity in promulgating these shiurim.

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    ישראל -14 years ago

    ישר כוח על השיעור הנפלא.
    לציין שהמפרשים כמו תוס' סנהדרין י"ז ע"א מסבירים ש"הטל עליהם צרכי ציבור והם כלים" פירושו שהם יכלו מלומר נבואה כי אין השכינה שורה לא מתוך עצבות..
    שוב תודה על השיעור פשוט להתמוגג כל שבוע מרעיונות מקוריים וחדשים

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    Kayo Kaneko -14 years ago

    One thing I do not understand
    Baruch HaShem,

    Very beautiful shiur. However your example of Rabbi Yehuda the Prince's case can be taken as the justification of beauty killing.

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    shira -14 years ago

    response to yochanan
    I'm about to listen to the shiur, so maybe this was covered, but my understanding from when I learned this in school was that although Moshe "sent" them, the real shlichim WERE bnei yisrael. they were the ones who really wanted the mission in the first place. and in this case, the meraglim indeed were unified with their masters, the bnei yisrael.

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    Yakov -14 years ago

    Wonderfull
    Thank you rabbi!

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    Devorah Leah W. -14 years ago

    inspiring!
    I had a class of ten ladies at my house this evening and we enjoyed this shiur immensely! Thank You! We pan to gather more women and tune in more often!

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    Fred -14 years ago

    Difference
    The difference between the meraglim and Yehoshua and Caleb is that of between the Yechiniks and the other Jews.

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    issac -14 years ago

    to YG
    A shliach is capable of being "kemoso," one with the one who sends him. But for that he must choose to remain a shliach, a messenger of him. the spies however changed the goal of their "shlechus," of their mission. Moses sent them to find out the best way to enter the land, they decided their mission was to find out if they can enter the land. at that m,oment they ceased to be shluchim.

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    Yochanan Gordon -14 years ago

    Question
    Amazing Shiur, Yasher Koach. However, there seems to be an inconsistency, at least from the way I understand the matter at hand. The Spies were messengers, we established that a messenger unlike a local employee is unified with his master whereas the local employee is working solely for their pay that comes at the end of a days or weeks work. Therefore it would seem that the spies should have conformed with the will of Moshe when in fact their conduct was the opposite?

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    mendel -14 years ago

    class
    it was magnificeint

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    nechamasara -14 years ago

    The Rebbe
    The parallels to 'Rebbe', 'Moshe' and "The Rebbe" was superb.

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    joe -14 years ago

    beautiful
    An amazing class. what a reason that is for the spies betraying G-d. thanks.

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    Nechamasara -14 years ago

    saying goodbye
    This was most enjoyable. I had never heard this perspective before. Thank you.

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      Graceland -13 years ago

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      Wow! That's a really neat ansewr!

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