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Your Subconscious Self Marries Your Subconscious Wife

Why Do We Hate Leah and Love Rachel?

55 min

Class Summary:

This text-based class, in Maamarei Admur Hazaken 5572 (1811), a discourse by the Alter Rebbe, Baal HaTanya, explores the souls of Leah and Rachel, and why Rachel is loves while Leah is loathed. It also explains why Yaakov, and all of us, must enter into a relationship with Leah unconsciously.

The class was presented on Friday Parshas Vayeitzei, 9 Kislev 5777; Dec. 9, 2016, at Ohr Chaim, Monsey, NY.

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    Gabriel L Kaufman -4 years ago

    Connection to the True Self

    Thank you so much for spreading Torah! 

    In a maamar from Likkutei Torah, Parshas Shlach, you talk a great deal about Memale. From my understanding someone who has a love of Memale, or Ahavas Olam, is one who is connected on the most deep level to his/her source. I find it peculiar that Leah, who according to this Maamar, was far more in touch with her source than either Yaacov or Rachel, was so depressed. In another shiur you gave a moshel of a leaf that comes apart from a tree. Your point was clear; as soon as something leaves it's source it is suceptible to death and suffering. In light of this how do we can explain and categorize Leah? How could someone holding on such a high and complete level be so miserable. 

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    Rivka cohen -5 years ago

    Thank you for the inspiring shiur.

    Wanted to ask, yakov is not like us simpke people he knows that leah is good for him,and will bring him to a higher level so why use the term of "hate",unless it is hor us to kearn a lesson from?

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    BW -6 years ago

    Your Subconscious Self Marries Your Subconscious Wife

    Hafladik! Extremely revealing... Shkoyach!

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    Moshe -7 years ago

    Rabbi Jacobson does not finish the short maamar. He leaves the end of the maamar (which -according to Rabbi Jacobson) seems to be the answer to marital problems untranslated and unexplained. The end of the maamar statesthe Leah changes. The question is how does she change?

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Maamar Ki Senuah Leah 5572 #1

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • December 9, 2016
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  • 9 Kislev 5777
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