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Ruth #7: A Sword in the Beis Midrash -- Part 4

The Mysterious Lineage of Moshiach

1 hr 24 min

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A Sword in the Beis Midrash -- Part 4. The Mysterious Lineage of Moshiach. Studying the book of Ruth, Class 7

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    Chana Rivka -12 years ago

    King Shaul
    If King Shaul did not have what it took to be a king - why did Hashem choose him to be king? Why was Shaul punished for what comes natural for a Jew to be -? Why would he be punished for not being something that was impossible (at that time) for a Jew to be?

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      Michael David -12 years ago

      Re: King Shaul
      The peoples desired Shaul HaMeleck! Shaul represents the "uninvigorated" tree, the daily rituals associated with Judaism, as we evidenced by the "armor" that King Shaul wanted to give to the Shepherd Boy.  But the "Shepherd Boy" the INVIGORATED TREE, the Middot from Moav had nothing to do with it! What did the Shepherd Boy do, took Five-Smooth Stones from the Brook and put them in the Shepherd's Bag - "And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling [was] in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine."

      In this you have the "Five-Smooth Stones out of the Brook!"  And put them in "the Shepherd's Bag!"

      Now, determine what the "Five Smooth Stones" are, and the "Brook" and the "Shepherd's Bag" in this is the SOD of Geulah!  The Remez is: And they said unto him, Where [is] Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.(Bereshit 18:9) 

      Yashar Koach -

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  • AQ

    another question -12 years ago

    its brought down in Chasiddus? that forgetfulness comes come from Klipah?

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  • IDU

    i dont understand -12 years ago

    if yitzchok thought he was giving the blessings to eisav, that means that they WERE prepared and not spontaneous! he gave them to the wrong person, but he knew what he was giving! how does that fit into the spontaneity and resulting profoundness of the blessings?

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    BenvenisteTsfat -12 years ago

    If you said this on one foot
    It would hurt.

    Is the mitzvah of leaving over a portion of your field the reason why New Yorkers want moshiach more than others? They are always saying ..."forget about it!"

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    Anonymous -12 years ago

    Vort of Shaloh Hakodosh
    ווארט של השל"ה הקדוש

    השל"ה הקדוש אומר

    והיה הוא ותמורתו יהיה קדש

    ותמורתו אותיות רות ותמר

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    Menuchah Naamah -12 years ago

    Jews needed to get arrogance from Moab
    Korach was known as arrogant. So it appears there was arrogance amongst the Jews. Perhaps there is a difference in the type of arrogance. Can you elaborate?

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    Yochanan Gordon -12 years ago

    More on Moshiach
    I realize that you note the Gemara of Hesech Hadas. However, it dawned upon me to bring all of this full circle that the three things which come b'hesech hada'as are Moshiach, Metziah, V'akrav which are Roshei Teivos Mum or blemish which is the crux of the earlier part of the shiur. Many people think that things which come beyond the scope of their consciousness is lacking their input and their influence but we see the very opposite to be the truth. In reality, the greatest blessings materialize if when we withdraw ourselves from the picture.

    Most people I know would rather Moshiach not come if it entailed the revelation that they were found in Sodom. From the fact that the Tehillim writes, "Matzasi Dovid Avdi B'sdom" that is the necessary measure of humility required to deliver the salvation.

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    Yochanan Gordon -12 years ago

    A connection to Parshas Pinchas
    I am in middle of watching your part 4 Shiur on 'A Sword in the Bais Medrash' and I think I encountered a fantastic idea.

    Amidst the discussion about imperfections in familial lineage and in light the Gemara which says, "Ain ma'amidin Parnes al hatzibbur etc... and Rashi's explanation that it is referring to Dofi....Mishpacha I wanted to explain the relevance of Eliyahu Hanavi to the future Redemption.

    Chazal Say that Eliyahu is the Mevaser Hageulah. Since we see that the concept of Malchus and Moshiach (who is a Melech) is novel to Klal Yisrael as an entity therefore requiring Dovid Hamelechs emergence from Moav it would seem that Eliyahu Hanavi too in his relation to the Geulah would have some uniqueness about him which would designate him for that position.

    In this weeks Parsha, Pinchas, we learn Pinchas zeh Eliyahu as a result of his waging G-ds war and killing Zimri and Kazbi. The Parsha begins Pinchas Ben Elazar Ben Aharon Hakohen... Rashi asks the obvious regarding the neccessity of the Pasuk to detail his lineage and answers, 'since the people would say look at this ben puti whose anestors would stuff calves for idol worship, he rose up to annihalate a full tribe in Yisrael!'

    Perhaps this familial imperfection is the secret to Eliyahu being Mevaser the Geulah....

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    chaim -12 years ago

    so long?
    This is becoming like lhavdil a "soap opera"? Are you going to keep it going a full year and have the hemshech relate to everything under and above the sun?

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    yochanan gordon -12 years ago

    assertion of the kotzker rebbe regarding sovereignty

    Notwithstanding the assertion of the kotzker regarding the oneness of the Jewish people discounting the possibility of sovereignty within the Jewish people, yet regarding his similarity to the limbs of the body we find the phrase, moach shalit al halev.... certainly there is some aspect of sovereignty in regard to the limbs of the body.

    In addition there are halachos regarding which part of the body should be washed first pointing as well to thr presence of some form of sovereignty.

    I await your reply.

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  • KT

    Kayo, Tokyo -12 years ago

    Very profound

    Thank you very much for such a profound shiur as usual. Now I am glad that I am Japanese woman and going to be a (I hope) Japanese Chabad Chasidic Jewess.

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    yosef kutner -12 years ago

    yeshiva net
    This is brilliant as is is R Paltiel and the rest of contributers. But , why must you make us wait with such long intervals between classes?No more vacations(joke)

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    Michale -12 years ago

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