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It Was the Worst of Times--and Really the Best of Times

As the New Idea Began Taking Shape, the Old Experience of G-D Had to Fade Into Oblivion

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This class was presented on Wednesday Parshas Va'eschanan, 13 Av, 5779, August 14, 2019 at the Ohr Chaim Shul, Monsey, NY 

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    Rachel -4 years ago

    I wonder if after the Holocaust  especially in our time there is a much stronger unwillingness to tolerate enslavements. Perhaps it’s this koach of not tolerating golus that came down in our midst to really allow us to pursue and invite in geulah. But when we don’t direct this energy into kedusha and towards real geula it takes roots into all kind of klippes and it manifests in other aspects of our life and can then create addictions and all kinds of other problems....
    Some of us end up not tolerating their own journey of life and become unwilling to endure any kind of pain or discomfort that they need in order to create growth. (liberal movements, etc.) Looking around people aren’t willing any longer to suffer and tolerate much. 
    People became much less tolerant of dysfunctional marriages, toxic people, leaders, religion that don’t add up and are abusive.
    They pick themselves up and leave. I think it’s this  Koach of geula they are using.
    In the past people surrendered much more to their fate than today.
    I don’t know history so well but I wonder if today people are much less willing to tolerate, injustice, lies than in previous generations. Can I dare to say that there was somewhat a submission during the Holocaust?  Even the Yidden in America just tolerated the whole situation.....without trying to send help and money.
    Much more could have done.
    We tolerated situations.
    Today Yidden don’t tolerate seeing an other Yid in pain or in any kind of suffering. Hatzalah, Chaverim. 
    Imagine the uproar that would happen here in America and what Jews would do today for a Holocaust in Europe chvshlm.....We try to help Jews with every problem under the sun....
    We are still not where we need to be, but I think Klall Yisroel came a long way to fight for their existence and not tolerate golus, enslavement....the way we used to...
    This Koach is in the world. Everybody has their right....to the point that it’s becoming destructive to society. 

    Please give me feedback 
    Good Shabbos 

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Maamar Reb Hillel Eisa B'Psikta #15

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • August 14, 2019
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  • 13 Av 5779
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Dedication by Susan Goldberg, in memory of Aryeh Lev ben Zev Wolf and Yocheved bat Matityahu Goldczer.

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