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Who Is Responsible for the Holocaust?

The Mystery of Death: The Eulogy Presented by the Arizal at the Funeral of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero

1 hr 1 min

Class Summary:

On 23 Tamuz, 1570, one of the greatest mystics in Jewish history, Rabbi Moshe Cordovero, known as the Ramak, passed away. At his funeral, he was eulogized by his student and contemporary, the greatest Kabbalist, the Arizal, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, who spoke about the reason the righteous experience death.

The class dissects the meaning behind this eulogy of the Arizal and gives perspective on how to appreciate the underlying mechanisms behind world events and our life experiences. It also relates an incredible story about a meeting between the legendary Reb Michael Ber Weissmandel and the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe after the Second World War.

Part of the class is based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 24 Ki Seitzei, analyzing the eulogy of the Arizal.

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  • Anonymous -2 years ago

    thanks very good

    but in the end the arizal added a 5th person to the list 

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    Benveniste,Tsfat -12 years ago

    Amen.
    I'll take glee.

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    MMR -12 years ago

    Thank you very much
    First Speechless! On a deeper level - Just Superb!

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    Anonymous -12 years ago

    Another extraordinary class...
    As always, many thanks for this inspiring, deep, penetrating class. You can tell I have been listening a while, by my choice of adjectives...Now I should be blessed to remember as well!!

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    Shoshanna Huisman -12 years ago

    Thanks
    it is all time a Hana'a to listen your shi'urim. they are all time very full of a lot of interesting information's

    kol Hakawod

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    Anonymous -12 years ago

    INSPIRING
    POWERFUL SHIUR L'YILU NISHMAS A VERY SPECIAL UNFORGETABLE SOUL

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    Yochanan Gordon -12 years ago

    Questions on Shiur
    Reb YY,



    I haven't heard the shiur yet. However, I looked through the curriculum and have a number of questions. If in fact these questions or some of them are addressed during the shiur then you could make note of that.



    1. In listing the 4 individuals who died without sinning why does the Gemara list father and son as well as the inconsistency that by two it lists ben and the other two it lists the person the father of so and so...?



    2. The Gemara mentions six individuals who the angel of death had no dominion over. However, Rabbah is not mentioned and the Gemara Elsewhere says about Rabbah,"Lo pasik pumei m'girsa ad she'malach hamaves lo hayah yishlot bei?"



    Thanks,

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      Shmueli -11 years ago

      Re: Questions on Shiur
      Perhaps we can answer your questions as follows:



      1. In general, naming with two generations is more accurate. As for the switching from ben to av (son of to father of), it appears that when the father of the individual is of greater stature, ben (son of ) is used. When the son of the individual is of greater stature, then av (father of) is used. [Aye, this raises another question- shhh! ]



      2. After the Gemara lists the six individuals, it continues that they died with the kiss of G-d. They were holding on a level where regardless of whether they were engaged in Torah Learning or not, the the angel of death had no dominion over them. By King David we also are taught that he learned Torah constantly on Shabbos so that the angel of death would not have dominion over him, however the crafty angel made a distraction to stop King David from learning. A similar incident might have occured for Rabbah, and neither David Hamelech or Rabbah died from the kiss of G-d, the requirement to be listed among those six.



      Brocho V'hatzlocho!

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    Yechezkel Yaffee -12 years ago

    Rabbi Weismandle et al
    BS'D



    Another piece of genius presented by Rabbi Jacobson.



    Thank you for the opportunity to look more deeply into our own lives.

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    Anonymous -12 years ago

    Requested Information on Reb Nachum Prager
    The family of Reb Nochum Preger requested that if any one has any information--history, stories, anecdotes, memories etc. -- about Reb Nochum Preger, they should please email it to: [email protected], or: [email protected]





    They want to publish a book about his life and times. Thank you!

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      Elie -11 years ago

      Re: Requested Information on Reb Nachum Prager
      The email address is definitely wrong I tried a few versions and they all came back. Can you post the right one please.  Thanks



      is this correct ?  rebnochumslegacy@gmail.com

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        Anonymous -11 years ago

        Re: Requested Information on Reb Nachum Prager
        Here, try this email of his daughter:



        [email protected]

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Ki Seitzei

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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Dedicated in the loving memory of Reb Menachem Nochum ben Reb Moishe Yitzchok Preger In tribute to his yartzeit on 21 Tamuz.

Dedicated by David & Eda Schottenstein in loving memory of Alta Shula Swerdlov and in the merit of Yetta Alta Shula Schottenstein

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