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Will the Real Korach Stand Up Please?

An exposition that explains the seeming contradictions in Rashi, whether Korach had holy intentions or not, elucidated by the teachings of Chasidus

50 min

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An exposition that explains the seeming contradictions in Rashi, whether Korach had holy intentions or not, elucidated by the teachings of Chasidus

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    miriam sherr -11 years ago

    korach
    Dear Rabbi G.



    once again thanks again!! a clear and focused shiur!!  please can you also teach halacha!! the clarity that is given whenever you give a shiur is what we need in these times. so any chance for a halacha class?



    all the best

    miriam sherr

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      Anonymous -11 years ago

      Re: korach
      Miriam,

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Regarding a halacha class, if you wish, you may log onto my website (www.sichosonline.org) and click on videos of halacha and minhogim.

      Wishing you all the best. 

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    Meira Lerman -11 years ago

    One small piece of a big puzzle
    Dear Rabbi Levi Garelik,

    Thank you very much for new beginning on Yeshiva.net

    Frankly speaking, it was not easy for me to keep on listening to your class and be as indifferent to new concept as a new clean slate.

    Being taught so many times about his selfish personality,  I could not easily put Korach into a category of TZADIKIM, just because you state he is.  (Sorry, but I was ready to proclaim you as “a sophisticated serpent”, which uses Torah as an excuse to justify evil!) Even now I believe that your class is not exactly for the beginners… But what became clear for me by the end of your presentation is that your version of Korach’s tragedy can be used as a MOSHEL, best example to understand how ohri can be turned into keili. And this deserves time of listening to you!

     “The building blocks of the cosmic order -- all that exists -- is comprised of ohros and keilim, energies (lights) and containers. (Ayin Beis Volume 1, Discourse 1, Chapter 2, p. 3-5)”

     And later we learn how keilim itself is made of ohris, but from most intense of its parts together with Reshimi.

    Before this class I had difficulty to visualize and get it, what actually is going on there? How the finest can turn into the coarsest. 

    Here is my conclusion. Sorry if I am wrong and didn’t get your objectives:

     We forever are stuck with all- powerful concept of bittul and for those who prefer scientific approach and mathematical symbols to some degree(…) we may suggest the following formula:

     Korach= Moses-B; or KELI= OHR - bittul  

    Is BITTUL has something in common with CHOCHMA? We’ll leave it for the next time.

    Thank you very much!

    Fascinating how its beauty comes from the Rebbe's teaching and consistent with Rashi, Rambam, Yalkut Shimoni, Sanhedrin etc. ! 

    Crazy Porter

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      Anonymous -11 years ago

      Re: One small piece of a big puzzle
      Meira,

      I see that you are already leraning Ayin Bais....

      I wish much hazlocho in all of your learning and keep those comments coming!

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    joe -11 years ago

    thanks
    thanks so much, keep it up

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      Anonymous -11 years ago

      Re: thanks
      Thank you Joe (Do you have  ajewish name?)


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    Chaim -11 years ago

    געשמאק
    Very nice class, Thank you!



    Is the class in CH? can I join the class live? 

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      Anonymous -11 years ago

      Re: געשמאק
      Hello Chaim,

      Yes it is in CH howeverit is not yet open to the public.

      Thanks for your encouragement.

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