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Pesachim 14a: Introduction to Tumah & Taharah #1

Why the Laws of Purity and Impurity Are Vital to Judaism

Mikveh at Masada by Bradley Howard on Flickr

Class Summary:

This class was presented on Tuesday Parshas Pinchas, 20 Tammuz, 5779, July 23, 2019 at the Ohr Chaim Shul, Monsey, NY 

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    mati -4 years ago

    most relevant in today's time during coronavirus .Instead of lingering days and nights over the virus himself  ,counting the sick and the dead, is it not more  appropriate to consider the similarities between the דינים  of טומאה and טהרה and the virus .We have now a better view  to try understand how was it  possible for our ancestors to live a daily  life full of traps, to become טמא  i.e by any dead שרץ or אוהל המת .Life  was continuously full of pitfalls !

    How did they manage ?? And if they did ,how can we manage   with all the safeguards we have to consider these days  with the virus (quarantine,fomite ,etc ) ?  You will admit it's pretty exhausting already to watch yr steps this way  ,although we are only in to this for a few weeks !


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    Ralph -4 years ago

    dirty money?

    My shver told me when he was a teenager he went to a chabad camp and the counselors had a sign on their door “money is the root of all evil; leave your evil here." The ideas was that monet was bad, so  leave your bad stuff with us. something like that.

    One time the rebbe came he saw it he made them take it down he said money is not bad; money could be the best thing in the world. It all depends how you spend it.


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    Yitzi -4 years ago

    sweeter than honey

    Great. Finally, it does not feel so incomprehensible, far fetched and just way beyound us.You taught us the spiritual side of it, the depth behind it. 

    Also you made sure we do not allow the endless details to confuse us and take over the conversation here.

    Today's class the intro to purity and imputiory was delicious, masuk m'dvash!

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    Sholom -4 years ago


    Eye opening. I had an AHA moment. The entire subject and process came to light in a new way.

    I finally understood the sensitivity of a Neshamah of a Jew, which I never really understood.

    What also came up for me: I travel a lot and over many years I have seen Chassidim of the Lubavitcher Rebbe ariound the globe, and how careful they are with food and so many other things. I never really understood why. 

    Not I got it.

    I think the understanding of this is lacking in our Mosdos and our community.

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    Isaac -4 years ago

    A must watch

    To understand this class, this class by Rabbi YY is a must watch:


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Gemarah Pesachim #57 -- Intro to Reb Chanina Segan HaKohanim

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • July 23, 2019
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  • 20 Tamuz 5779
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Dedicated by TheYeshiva.net in the loving memory of HaRav Hagaon Reb Reuven ben Reb Shmuel Yom Tov Scheiner Zt”l, Rosh Mesivta Torah Vodaas, who passed away on Monday, 19 Tamuz, 5779.

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