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The Cosmic Meaning of Circumcision: Removing the Foreskins of Existence

Torah Or Lech Lecha Maamar Velo Yekare: On the Essence of a Bris

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The Cosmic Meaning of Circumcision: Removing the Foreskins of Existence- Torah Or Lech Lecha Maamar Velo Yekare: On the Essence of a Bris

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  • YJ

    YY Jacobson -13 years ago

    Answer to Akiva
    The king appointed them because apparently he did not trust any one. So he thought that between a blind and lame person the orchard would be secure, as they would not be able to fetch fruits, yet their very presence would scare off would be intruders.
    In the spiritual symbolism of the metaphor, the body and soul both are limited in one area and they need each other. The soul can see but it is somewhat "lame." The body is "blind," but it can "move." So they need each other to fulfill their mission in life.

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    Akiva -13 years ago

    Great Article
    Thank You very much! But still the question is:what kind of wise king would appoint lame or(especially)blind person as a WATCHman:-)?

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    J -13 years ago

    Thank you
    Nice connections/associations I will continue to ponder as they "play" out (pun intended:)) in my life/surroundings/actions, etc. Also, thanks for helping to clarify all the terminology (“seraphim,” “chayos” and “ofanim,” for example) that we encounter in our davening - especially for us bt's.

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    tzipi glick -13 years ago

    Excellent. This shiur has to be heard a few times over and over to apprciate all the profound ideas presented here. yashar Koach!!!

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  • KT

    Kayo, Tokyo -13 years ago

    What an amaiging insight
    Baruch HaShem

    I had never heard a teaching that G-s' concealment is the meaning of "The worlds are created by Kindness". It is such a great insight that only Alter Rebbe can reveal.
    After learning Chassidus, I have been always thinking that bris is made on the reproductive organ because intimacy and bringing children in this world are the most sacred thing.

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    Michal -13 years ago

    Thank you, Rabbi
    Thank you, Rabbi, for good class. If I can suggest to Rabbi who creates curriculum: please write line by line translation to English. It is very difficult to follow the text and thoughts without it. Then it will be great if some introduction to the class will be written too.

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