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From Trauma to Transformation: Two Steps in Healing

The Most Charming Figure In the Torah Also Endured a Most Painful Life. But How?

1 hr 22 min

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This class to women was presented on Tuesday morning, 12 Teves 5777, January 10, 2017, at Ohr Chaim in Monsey, NY


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    anony -6 years ago

    Two steps in healing

    It seems as if we need part 2 where you will discuss how this idea of not living in ones misery, pain and sorrow as a first step, and then actually seeing ones growth and achievement from it as a second step, answers all the original questions posed so eloquently at the start of the shiur. I can imagine how most of it is answered but I'm usually spoilt when listening to the Rav's shiurim, I love the ideas, language and clarity and wondered where/if i could hear it all tied together.




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      N Sufrin -6 months ago

      Totally agree with above comment. I just listend to this. I'm not sure if/how Rabbi YY answered the 3 questions he began with? He didn't seem to tie it all together. Why did Yakov say those two children who were born before he came to Egypt are his children rather than his grandchildren? 

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  • Anonymous -6 years ago


    I am simply speechless, but I am smart enough to acknowledge it.

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    Terry -6 years ago

    From trauma to transformation

    As I was listening to this lecture, the thought came to mind that perhaps we as a people have no clue yet of the spiritual power that it took to carry on after the Shoa...not sure about step two yet but certainly there is evidence that many survivors were able to go through step one. Thank you for this insightful lecture.

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  • Anonymous -6 years ago

    why did yaakov disagree?

    so what was yaakov saying to yosef? i know my son i know? was he disagreeing?

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    • Anonymous -6 years ago

      The way I understood it, (rabbi correct me if I am wrong)

      Yaakov know what Yosef know and understood the reasons for Yosef naming his kids Menashe and Ephraim. But by putting his right hand on Ephraim he showed that the GOAL is to reach Ephraim, fully understanding that the way to get there is through Menashe.

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    noach -7 years ago

    Good afternoon from Manchester, UK

    I thoroughly enjoyed the shiur I have just listened to on the subject of the two golus yidden – Menashe and Efraim.
    As an aside, Rav Yaakov Kamenetzki in Emes Leyakoiv has almost the same thesis as you brought from The Lubavitcher Rebbe. (this is not the first time I have across the same idea from Rav Yaakov and the Rebbe)
    If you look inside around the middle of his essay, starting with the words ‘Ve’efshar shezehu goram…’ it’s amazing how he wonders whether that is why Efraim tried to leave Egypt early and led to the episode of the valley of dry bones. It fits in so well with how the Rebbe explained it. If you only have Efraim, then they cannot withstand the time when the goyim turn against them.

    I thoroughly enjoy listening to your shiurim. The shiur on Toras Ohr in relation to Yosef and Yehuda (parshas vayigash) is emes le’amito shel torah and it’s amazing how it links everything from creation of the world to Yemois haMoshiach.

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Women's Vayechi Class

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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