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Basics of Emunah #17: Why Are We Here? Part One

What's the Purpose of Existence? Three Perspectives

1 hr 28 min

Class Summary:

Series of classes at 20 Forshay Road, Monsey, in the tent. Thursdays at 8:30pm, followed by Q A. For Men, Women and Teenagers (separate seating). You can send questions in advance by email to [email protected] or submit written questions before or during the presentation. Anonymity of the questioners will be respected. Hot food will be served. No registration of fee required.

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    Levy Michael -3 years ago

    As discussed in the video: ‘The nature of ‘good’ is to bestow good’ In my understanding good seems to be a physical construct. We can only say God is good because He created the concept of good. God is just God. Does good exist as a creation of God?. I.e. if we weren’t created God would just be God (whatever that is). I.e God is a supreme being / the only thing that is. How can we discuss the nature of God as being inherently ‘good’ if good can only be understood in physical terms . I can’t wrap my head around this one. Moreover, we can only appreciate things that we earn (לפום צערא אגרא). Yet why didn’t God simply create a system without that caveat ? He is God. He could have created the system without that feature I.e. where the ultimate bliss is just receiving good without effort

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      Levy M. -3 years ago

      Disregard the last part of my question. This last part was addressed in the video by the Rebbe on י׳א תמוז ( happens to be my birthday)   The first part of the question still would be nice for some clarification 

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        Levy M -3 years ago

        I apologize. I jumped the gun. Reb YY addresses ALL the aforementioned questions. I should've watched until the end prior to asking

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    where is part tow? 

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    Dovid pomerantz -4 years ago

    Part two

    Part one was a new soul, not having part two os an amputation! Is there any way to listen to part two?

    Thank you!

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    Gershon Norkin -5 years ago

    where is part 2?

    I really love this sereis - but where is part 2?

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    GErshon Norkin -5 years ago

    Emunah Series 18

    I am greatly enjoying the sereis - But where is 15 and 18? 

    Thank you so much!!

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  • Anonymous -6 years ago

    part 2

    when will there be a second part

     

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  • Anonymous -6 years ago

    where is part 2

    where can i find part 2

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    Noach -6 years ago

    I've been listening to your shiurim on basics of emunah and was wondering of you would be able to email me the source sheet for emunah #17. In particular, I'm interested in seeing the Ramak's position that when the Arizal says that the purpose of the world is for making Hashem known, that really is for the benefit of His creations, not for Himself. 
    As an aside, from the tone of the questions you read, it seems like the majority of the questions have come from a place of anger and hatred; not from intellectual curiosity. I wonder if the attitude of "mir tohr nisht freggen" is something that the chassidishe velt will have to reconsider. How could it be that a basic curiosity to understand the truth is so condemned? It seems that the simplicity of the mehalech of chassidus to have emunah peshuta has turned from being a positive into a negative by unintentionally being megaleh panim batorah shelo kehalacha. 
    Also, I hope all of the questioners actually are satisfied by the intellectually clear answers you give, but I have a feeling that these questions are really covering up a much deeper and painful question: "Why did my parent/rebbe/sibling hurt me so badly inside?" Unfortunately, hugs and therapy seem to be the right answer to those questions, not shiurim.
    Al kol panim, ashrecha for providing this wonderful service to those in the frum community who need this so badly - I can't wait to see the text of the Arizal/Ramak inside at your convenience.

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  • Anonymous -6 years ago

    Basics of emunah #17

    Thank you Rabbi Jacobson for for this lecture...inspiring, empowering..a gift.

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    david -6 years ago

    We want the work and the truth

    As I was listening to the shiur and you came up to the explanation of the "bread of shame" I recalled that I have read about an interesting experiment, which was performed by Rober Nozick, who happens to be one of the more-less contemporary Libertarian philosophers and a scientist. He asked people to share their thoughts on the topic of life being everything people want it to be. The result was astonishing. You can read a short discussion of what it is by clicking on this link:http://waitbutwhy.com/table/the-experience-machine
    It is interesting that the concept is being discussed now again due to the political climate everywhere.
    Most people in his experiment refused to be inside of such a machine if it existed. They oped out to live the life the way it is with all of its ups and downs instead of forever being attached to a machine, which will give them illusion of 'happy' 'care-free' life. He na dhis work is mentioned in a new book that was recently published.

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    MOSHE -7 years ago

    I THINK THAT BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY OF THE MOVIE WE CAN NOT SEE PART 2 OF THIS TOPIC

    BUT MAYBE UPLOUD THE AUDIO OF THIS SHIUR?
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    Abraham Edel -7 years ago

    WOW! Amazing!!!

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    rosebunch -7 years ago

    when is part 2 going up..?
    can't wait anymore....!!!

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    rosebunch -7 years ago

    Wow!!!
    What a masterpiece...
    Rabby Jacobson is a blessing bestowed upon us by הקב״ה for our generation to bring the most deepest and fundamental Jewish ideas,
    in such a simple down to earth clear language..
    We thank you very much & may הקב״ה give you much more and bigger opportunities to bring yiddishe kinderlech closer to אבינו שבשמים..!
    אמן..

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      Ali AbdoulMagid -6 years ago

      Shalom - That a very Good reasoning about finding purpose to Wht we are looking or Fix it as a Simple wisdom daily input like the " Pyramid of Maslow" combine all of it in human / Person daily life come with the perfect solution to make him more productive - to his daily duty. ....So creativity explained by Rabby Jacobson tht life as a meaning when solution meet end result to be Fix .Nothing is a master piece unless mistake are revised - revised corrected until we tend to find the right satisfaction Tone - we can go on with other thing Etc...cont. Why are We Here ? is a Question tht we're always trying to find answer to complete understand the Need of who we ARE as a Being on Earth. BTW Great presentation where is part 2 ?

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