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The Fundamentals of Kabbalah -- Part One

The Sefiros: So Close, Yet So Far. Studying the book of Torah Or Vayeira Maamar Pasach Eliyahu

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The Sefiros: So Close, Yet So Far. Studying the book of Torah Or Vayeira Maamar Pasach Eliyahu

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    Mendel Sneiderman -10 years ago

    A few Questions
    1. this is more or less what you said "a soul speaking souly as I tell it to my students to another soul will effect one simple thing one soul will destoy the other because infinity meeting infinity will cancel each other that is why we have tools" so it is clear why we need tools to interact with other souls that is clear my question is: that why do we need tools to connect with the body if it is a representative for the soul moreover if it finite then there is room for infinite 



    2. a little confused where does the body come in are they the tools etc. where do they come in?

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      Anonymous -10 years ago

      Re: A few Questions
      For starters, you should have asked the second question first.

      Your words:

      Where does the body come in are they the tools etc. where do they come in?

      The tools are in the Nefesh and they are called ‘Kochos’ (in Atzilus we’d call them ‘S’firos’). The Kochos go into the Aivurim which are physical, like the Koach of sechel into the Moach (brain) etc.

      The body allows the Nefesh and its’ Kochos to function (and interact) on the physical plain. Without the body the Neshama would not (really) be in the physical space at all.

      Why do we need tools to connect with the body if it is a representative for the soul?

      Moreover if it finite then there is room for infinite 

      Both these questions are unclear.

      I’ll assume that the first question is, that if the Kochos allow the Neshama to relate to other Neshamos why is that not enough and the Neshama must be further limited and complicated by the body.

      Now if that is your question, the answer is that Hashem wants the body to be in the physical world and serve Hashem here.

      The body is not about giving the Neshama Kochos but about giving the Neshama and its’ Kochos purpose.

      I’ll assume that the second part of the second question is missing the word ‘no’:  Moreover if it finite then there is no room for infinite 

      Now if that is your question, the answer is that you are right, the finite body cannot contain the infinite soul so there are Tzimtzumim that affect a separation between what is infinite about the Neshama and what is finite.






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    aryeh -12 years ago

    wow
    What an amazing shiur, so much important information for the

    understanding of chassidus was portrayed. Much thanks and hakaros hatov to Harav Hagaon Rav Paltiel Shlita

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    Kayo Kaneko -12 years ago

    On Soul and body
    Baruch HaShem



    On the other day, I had a emotional distress. I was depressed very much. Then I lost my physical strength and my heart ached. The Alter Rebb's teaching is so true (Of course) that the moment of conseption what we think of will affect on the phych of the child.

    Thank you for such a systematic comprehensive shiur.

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