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Harmony, Expulsion, Frustration

How the Three Levite Families and Their Various Forms of Labor Symbolize Three Dimensions in Jewish History and in Each of Our Lives

30 min

Artist: Zalman Kleinman | Chaiartgallery.com

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Harmony, Expulsion, Frustration: How the three Levite families and their various forms of labor symbolize three dimensions in Jewish history and in each of our lives


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    bob -3 years ago

    Amazing and as  alaways perfect delivery 

    Thank you Rabbi 

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    To Steve -15 years ago

    Response to Steve

    Thank you for sharing your feelings and thoughts.
    I cannot speak of course for all, but I have seen the Rebbe in action for many many years, and it was quite obvious and manifested. The respect and love he had for every single Jew, including of course every religious Jews, was mind-staggering and something absolutely awe inspiring.
    Even with many of his Chassidim, living around the globe, I am aware first hand of how often and how deeply they extend themselves to the point of true sacrifice for religious Jews who need a favor when in these parts of the world.
    Sadly, I am not sure it works the other way as well, as least from some experiences I am aware of.
    There are thousands of Shluchim around the world who extend themselves on a daily basis for thousands of frum Jews who need help in so many different areas, health, food, guidance, etc. etc Mumbai sadly became famous, but this is a phenomenon happening each day. This is not theory, it is first hand knowledge.
    This does not mean of course that no Chabad Chassid ever fails in this task. But I think it is unfair to write the words you have written.

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    Fale -15 years ago

    52 comments and more
    see this website for many comments on this article. It is painful to read.


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    YG -15 years ago

    While it is a healthy ideal and a worthwhile goal for us to work towards loving every Jew regardless,I think that Rabbi Jacobsons article was focused on the Rebbe himself as is indicated by the story that he retold at the end.

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    Steve -15 years ago

    I Don't Agree
    the rebbe and his opponents
    I have a problem with your assetion that the rebbe (and I presume by extention, his followers)love all jews even those that oppose him. From my experience the love that the chassidim have for their fellow jews is strictly to those jews who are not (yet) religious. But to the religious jews, the other chassidishe, the yeshivishe, etc. I see no great love to say the least! In fact they barely recognize their existence, let alone "love" them. How sad indeed! P.s. I still enjoy your lectures, and listen regularly. Yaasher Koach!

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Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • June 1, 2009
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  • 9 Sivan 5769
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Dedicated in honor of Eda Schottenstein With much appreciation and respect By her husband David Schottenstein

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