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Cleaving and Thirsting: The Two Step Dance of Prayer

A series on the Chassidic discourses of Samach Vav -- the cornerstone of Chabad Chassidus, by Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber Schneerson. Class 2.

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A series on the Chassidic discourses of Samach Vav -- the cornerstone of Chabad Chassidus, by Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber Schneerson. Class 2.

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    L.A. -13 years ago

    confused with maamer
    Firstly thank you for these classes. they are clear, so thought out and the result on the listeners end is action which is the whole point-- so thank you!



    I just have a question on class two, "Cleaving and Thirsting; the Step-Dance on Prayer" i hope the question is stated clearly...

    From what i remember learning in the past, contemplations that one invests oneself in whilst davening pesukei dezimra begets the thirsting level of love (ahavas kerashpei eish) whereas once one reaches shema and shmona esrei one reaches a level of dveikus (ahava betanugim and ahava kemaim) . now, i understand that the level of reaching dveikus (deriving from contemplation on sovev kol olmin) would depend on the soul one has, but i do not understand the dveikus of pesukei dezimra (contemplating on memale kol olmin)as described in this maamer ? wouldn't most souls only achieve a level of tshuva and tzmaon if even that when contemplating memale? so how could we apply deveikus to psukei dezimra...also, it is described in Lekutei Torah parshat balak "velo raah amal beyisroel" . (If i learned this correctly), it states that contemplating on the memale kol olmin AKA shem elokim requires toil for we are revealing the havaya that is enclothed by elokim...toil and yegia seem to sound more like striving ie. tshuka and tzmaon not dveikus ( the level achieved in contemplating shem havaya) where you just experience oneness and there is no "doing" its just "being"...help? thank you so much again for the time and effort you invest into chassidus so people all over can benefit!

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    yy -13 years ago

    Fhridreche Rebbe Maimor
    Thank you. Plese give reference to a Fridreche Rebbe Maimor you have mentioned at the end of the class.

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      Anonymous -13 years ago

      Re: Fhridreche Rebbe Maimor
      It's not exactly a maamar. In the back of Samech Vov, you have explanations of the Friediker Rebbe on the FIRST maamar of Samech Vov, where the Rebbe Rashab explains the idea of Re'usa Di'Liba, and uses the same words, that

      G-dliness is FELT in his soul, but not REVEALED in his soul--and there the F"R gives this mashal...

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    MK -13 years ago

    Thank You
    Rabbi Braun,

    Hope all is well. Wanted to thank you for this series of shiurim that are so accessible.

    I am really enjoying them, I've only listened to 1 and part of 2, but with each of them (especially #2) i really feel like it puts me into a different frame of mind entirely.

    Already shared the thoughts with so many others.

    Thank You

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      Anonymous -13 years ago

      Re: Thank You
      MK--

      The best possible news is that you shared it with others!!!Lets get the Mayanos Chutza!!

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    Bracha -13 years ago

    YOU ARE SO GIFTED
    You have a gift from Hashem to explain the deepest concepts. It is phenomanal. You exuberate warmth and your love for the Torah is catchy.



    Since you are from hungarian descent I want to say:

    "nagyon erdekes kosszonom shepen oroke halash bracha"



    Your mom will understand!!!!!!

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      Anonymous -13 years ago

      Re: YOU ARE SO GIFTED
      Bracha--

      I had to call my grandmother actually... (:



      Sivesen, renelem hogy erakes volcnekez is.



      Koszonom seipen to you for the kind words!!!

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    Chaya -13 years ago

    Thank you
    I cannot thank you enough that your class is online.the way you explain chassidus is really a gift, Its clear and flowing yet deep and intellectually stimulating!

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      Anonymous -13 years ago

      Re: Thank you
      Your so so welcome...and I can't thank you enough for the compliment... (;

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