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The Energy of the First Four Tribes of Israel -- Reuven, Shimon, Levi and Yehuda

Look at Truth, Hear It, Experience It, and Become One With It. Torah Or Vayechi Maamar Yehudah Atah

1 hr 14 min

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The Energy of the First Four Tribes of Israel -- Reuven, Shimon, Levi and Yehuda- Look at Truth, Hear It, Experience It, and Become One With It

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    Isaac -12 years ago

    Love and Sight?
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    The first portion begins with the word Shema, which means hear, not see, so how can we say that this is the portion of "seeing?" Both bortions begin with "Shema" and "Shamoa Tishmeu," hearing?



    Also, the second portion talks of "leahavah..." to love G-d, before it talks of "hishmaru lachem," awe. So even the second portion is about love, not only awe? If so, how can he say that it is the first portion which is dedictaed to love?

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      Anonymous -12 years ago

      Re: Love and Sight?
       The connection between the first Parsha of Shema and Ratzui or Ahava (a desire to be close) has to do with the essence of the first Parsha as represented by; 1) The Gemara referring to it as “Kabalas Ol Malchus Shamayim” (the connection to hahshem that is before actual Torah and Mitzvos), 2) the number of words:  42, that corresponds to gevura (ascent  upwards) 3) the mention of B’chol Miodecha (which is missing in the second Parsha) that also has to do with ascent.

      The second Parsha is connected to Shuv or Yira (the desire to be a self contained entity in divine service, that isn’t cut off  C”V from Him, but not too close), also  has to do with the essence of the second Parsha as represented by: 1) The Gemara referring to it as “Kabalas Ol Mitzvos” (The connection to Hahsem through the ritual performance of Torah and Mitzvos) that is entirely about Shuv, 2) the number of words: 72 (numerically equivalent to chesed and A”B) that corresponds to chesed and descent downwards, 3) the lack of B’chol Miodecha (that is about Mesiras Nefesh), further supports this idea that the second Parsha is about Mitzvos.

      These are only some af many thoughts to this effect. Thus, so both Parshiyos have both midos, the first is in essence gevura and the second chesed.

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    צמח -13 years ago

    זייער שיין
    ישר כח לכל המארגנים ולכל המגידי שיעורים, וילכו מחיל אל חיל

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    Dvora -13 years ago

    Kevarim
    Where are they buried?

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Dedicated by THE CHANIN FUND In honor of Yehuda Chanin On the occasion of his birthday on the 9th of Teves. May he grow up to be a true Chassid, Yerei Shamayim, and Lamdan and give lots of nachas to his parents Rabbi Mendy & Chanie Chanin

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