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Why Did Moses Not Enter the Holy Land?

On the Journey From Slavery to Freedom, the Model of Leadership Must Change

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Why Did Moses Not Enter the Holy Land? On the journey from slavery to freedom, the model of leadership must change

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  • Anonymous -5 years ago

    Thank you for the shir.

    May I please suggest you read less of the Hebrew which ,many do not understand , and stay more with English.  Also, please give the number of the sentence in English not by using the Hebrew alphabet which we don’t know.

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    Shalom Ber -12 years ago

    I'm waiting for lesson seven also
    I've been waiting for lesson seven also.

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    Pinchas -12 years ago

    lesson 7?
    when may we expect lesson 7 please?

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  • B

    Berel -12 years ago

    Tanya Lesson 7 ?
    B"H

    Thanks for this series of Tanya Lessons.

    I've been waiting for Tanya Lesson 7 for a while



    kol tov



    Berel

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  • B

    Benveniste -12 years ago

    TO RIVKA OZERSKY.
    YES.

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  • RO

    RIVKA OZERSKY -12 years ago

    Question?
    Dear Rabbi Jacobson,

    Is the Neshamah Behemis also the Yetzer HaRah?

    Thanks

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    alex -14 years ago

    mission earth
    Buckminster Fuller said:
    On spaceship earth, there are no passengers, only crew.

    The signature word of the Torah is responsibility.

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    Anonymous -14 years ago

    so beutiful!
    only the Rebbe can say such words that come from the heart and enter the heart

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    GOLDA RACHELE -14 years ago

    N. AMSTRONG
    HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT MR. AMSTRONG WAS ON THE MOoN ?

    BECAUSE OF RADIO AND TV INFORMATION... BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THEY DO NOT Lie, OR WHAT?

    OK, DRAMA WAS MADE.

    IF YOU LOOK CAREFULLY, THE FLAG IS IN THE WIND, BUT ON THE MOON THERE IS NO WIND...

    STEPS AND FAMOUS WORDS ARE MADE IN NEVADA.

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  • REF

    Rabbi Eli Feldman -14 years ago

    Thank You
    Thank you Rabbi Jacobson for that inspiring and erudite essay!

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  • Z

    zalman -14 years ago

    Perspective
    Thank you for bringing together and highlighting the nuances of Divine Providence at work, when brought together these give us a glimpse into the vast—often unreachable—depth of our world, God's creation.

    What i find even more moving, is the Rebbe's presentation of Judaism in it's truest form. So pure, that we need not compromize or become defensive to show the fairness and humanness of Torah law.

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    LH -14 years ago

    Comment.
    I understand that you are saying that we no longer have lashes but we do have a lot of Divine Punishments being meted out these days.

    In terms of a person understanding the consequences of his/her actions I really have seen some unbelievable things where it's just so hard for me to believe that the person was so evil that they deserved the unusual thing to happen to that person.

    But what if it is the case that by a person not listening it could destroy the fabric of our society? I just hope that we can figure out how to give proper understanding to those who need it before any axe needs to fall (myself included!).

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    Boris Roytman -14 years ago

    Question
    Hello, it was one of the interesting ones. I still would like to ask you if you don't mind. What are we as human kind are being redeemed? Who are we running from? From what do we need to be liberated?

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    Yitzchok Michael -14 years ago

    Neil Armstrong's Missing 'A'
    BS"D
    It is fascinating to contemplate that each of us has a significant role to perform in order to realize G-D's purpose for the Universe!
    This should be cross-referenced with Rabbi Simon Jacobson's essay in which he says (in answer to an agnostic)that no engineer would design a complex machine that had no purpose.

    This is definitely inspiring.

    Yitzchok Michael
    New Haven, Ct.

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    Yossi -14 years ago

    Tzur
    Tzur in chasidus has a very deep potential as we know if you strike it together you can ignite a flame representing the flame of the neshomo, and the stone can even be submerged in water for a long time but still can create a fire.

    Rabbi Jacobson said that the selah has the water but the tzur has the fire!
    Just a thought.

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    Goldberg -14 years ago

    Two answers
    YHVH Name
    I have two answers to the question about permutations of the YHVH Name. Some say 12 . Some say 24.The 12 answer comes from YHVH representing " of the 12 permutations " hours of daytime, or the H is the same letter, and only counted once. 24 comes from the " 12 of the permutations " represent daytime. There is a difference between " Of the 12 " and " 12 of ". 24 also comes from the first Hay and final Hay being two different Hays in terms of meaning.

    Thank you, Good Shabbos, IY"H, Mordi

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    hi -14 years ago

    small remark
    In our past, we struck rocks, to make dressed stones, and built the Beis Ha Mikdash with them. Today, we go to the Kotel, and we speak to the stones, we do not strike them. So history re-enacts the incident with a better outcome. We lost the Beis Ha Mikdash made of stones, and built another one, made of words. (If Moses had never made this mistake, his only mistake, he would have been too perfect a man.That might have resulted in him being venerated, G-d forbid.)

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    Terrace, B.C. -14 years ago

    Amazing!
    Thank you very much Rabbi. This was one of the clearest teachings on what the two rocks mean, Thank you very much.

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    family -14 years ago

    grateful
    Dear R.Jacobson,
    as one who is experiencing a great amount of pain in life, I must thank you for providing me with the tools and learning to cope with this. I wait all week for Monday night, when I can have, for a few moments, light, and inspiration. May G-d bless you, and your sponsors for spreading such holiness in the world. I thank you from the depth of my heart, with an appreciation mere words can never express.

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    steve madden -14 years ago

    sandals
    where can one buy a pair of sandals seen in the picture "depicting" Moses?

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    Joe -14 years ago

    I am a Rock.
    Shimon Garfinkel's interpretation of this story was truly enlightening!

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    nechemy -14 years ago

    fantastic
    just finished the shiyur on podcast in car.... FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

    That last gematria tzur & sela equaling kossel was the cherry on the top.

    Beautiful. Geshmak

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    YYJ -14 years ago

    Tzur
    As explained in class, G-d as Tzur is usually associated in Tanach with his name Elokim, represnting the G-dliness often embedded and deeply concealed within the "rock" of existance, where man must struggle to discover the underlying spiritual core of all reality.

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  • S

    s -14 years ago

    tzur/sela
    What is the meaning--HBH is our Tzur--in the context of your drash?

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    Wondering -14 years ago

    Transparency
    No need to be defensive. My name is Jack, living in Kew Garden Hills, working in Brooklyn -- nothing to hide. I happen to be a techie, and have been working on different sites and "viewer counters." When someone directed me to the large numbers you were advertising (30,000) I was curious and went to check it out. My question is coming from a sincere place, and just thought it would be good to understand how the numbers are tallied.

    And btw, statistics show that many people will press play several times (they may stop it and restart or for various other reasons), as well as press mp3 more than once.

    AT the same time, more than one person may be viewing a particular webcast.

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  • S

    shemaryahu -14 years ago

    best so far
    this is the best lecture i have heard so far, it combines gematria and chumash and kabbalistic thought. lecture was stimulating and provoking and coherent.
    please do more in the same fashion

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  • H

    hi -14 years ago

    source
    See also Rav Eleyahoo Munk on Chukas for his similar insight.

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  • J

    joy -14 years ago

    Rav Kook
    What a beautiful line by Rav Kook! Stones that melt and hearts that are like stones.

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    יצחק -14 years ago

    שאלות
    עדיין לא נתבאר מדוע נאמר קח את המטה? וגם מדוע היה זה היפך קידוש השם
    ?

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  • י

    יוסף -14 years ago

    סלע ושם הוי"ה
    כמדומה שהרב לא אמר הגימטריא לפי הסדר וצריך להיות כך: יוד פעמים ה' שהוא חמשים. ה' פעמים ו' שהוא שלשים. ו' פעמים ה' שהוא שלשים. וה' פעמים יו"ד שהוא חמשים. סך הכל 160, הגימטריא דסלע.

    כלומר כל אות מכפילים עם האות שבאה לאחריה: היו"ד עם הה"א, הה"א עם הוא"ו, הוא"ו עם הה"א והה"א עם היו"ד (שבתחלת האות). כך נראה לפי עניות דעתי

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    chaim -14 years ago

    questions
    you mention it´s needed another kind of leadership for entering Isroel but then nothing is mentioned about.
    why it shouldn´t be sanctified HaShem´s name by strucking the rock? It´s a miraculous way too…. And when HaShem asked Moses to talk with it they were alone, people doesn´t know which should be the right way.

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    Neche -14 years ago

    another explanation
    There is another explanation: Moshe Rabbeinu, showed true leadership and order that G-d should never have a plausible complaint to the Jews, that even a "domem" (rock) listened to Me when I spoke but the midaber (yidden) didn’t… so he displayed true leadership and gave up his lifelong dream not to go into Eretz Yisroel in order give the Jews a pass for later in their history…

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    Anonymous -14 years ago

    maybe you can write "number of hits" as opposed to viewers. Sometimes it does'nt go through and I try 4-5 times also.

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  • TW

    to wondering -14 years ago

    transparency watchdog
    For complete transparency you should probably use your real name in your comment

    In any event, they are not trying to exaggerate numbers, it seems that it is merely functional. Why would you need to click the play button more than once?

    All the best.

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    Wondering -14 years ago

    Numbers of viewers?
    In the name of transparency, I was wondering whether the number of "viewers" you display reflect actual viewers, or it adds a "viewer" each time the viewer (even the same one) clicks the play button. Because when I tried it myself, each time I clicked play the number of viewers went up by one.
    For ethical purposes, it would be wise to reflect the accurate count of viewers, so as not to create exaggerated numbers.

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    Daniel Kaye, Sydney Australia -14 years ago

    Fantastic!
    Yishar Koach!

    May Hashem Yisborech accept your words "Speaking to the rock" "Hertzieger Verter" words from the Heart which will surely enter the heart and cease to "Strike the rock" and give you and all Yidden revealed material and spiritual good, Moshiach Now! Amain! Again thank you! Yishar Koach!

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  • I

    Intowner -14 years ago

    Tzur Sela
    Awesome!

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  • O

    outoftowner -14 years ago

    amazing class! but what's with the so called (inapropriate) pictures of "Moshe Rabainu"

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    AB -14 years ago

    The Class
    Wow

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    gavriel yitzhak -14 years ago

    livestock
    another difference between the 2 incidents cited is the word used for "livestock". In Beshelach, mikneh is used; in Chukat, b'ier. What is the significance of this?
    mikne is also "purchased"; bi'er is related to fire, burning as well as the verb for rooting out, elimination e.g. bi'ur hametz.

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