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Megillah 6b-7a: Satmar Rebbe on Why David Craved to Go to Theaters

Why Do We have to Know the Size of Rome?

1 hr 10 min

Amman Roman Amphitheater

Class Summary:

This class was presented on Monday Parshas Mishpatim, 22 Shevat, 5780, February 17, 2020 at the Ohr Chaim Shul, Monsey, NY 

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    Moshe Arya -4 years ago

    Homework suggested answer

    I want to suggest that shana shana has to with the days of meshiach. We are told that in the days of meshiach Purim will be one of two holidays that the jewish people will celebrate. In addition, I want to suggest that far and near is a hint to the type of jews that celebrate Purim with equal simcha i.e. Jews from all walks of life can equally participate in the holiday of Purim. Who does not like to drink some good wine on purim and relax to the point that they forget about texting. All jews can equally put on the costume of their choice and get out of their confront zone for one day without being Judged. Finally, all jews love to eat and give gifts to the needy and their peers. Like Rabbi Y Y Jacobson Shlita says, " The tried to kill us, we won, lets go eat and drink. Finally, I think that Mordechai's writing of the Megila in pasuk 20 is referring to torah revealed and in pasuk 29 is referring to the hidden torah writing by Esther (hester) which Eliayu Hanavi will reveal to us in the times of Meshiach. Finally Finally, I think we are already seeing a preview of masianic times with the torah that was introduced to us by the Baal Shem Tov and the ongoing work that the Rebbe of Lubavitch initiated providing the Jewish people with a Chabad house in every corner of the world reconnecting Jews to Judiasm.

    On a personal note I would like to show my hakarot hatov to Rabbi YY Jacobson Shilta for providing a new light of torah that gives me joy and simcha making everyday like its Purim.

    Moshe Arya

    Jerusalem Israel

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    "You ugly!"

    What a shocking statement to  hear from anyone let alone a sage. 

    On deeper analysis it turns out  to  have been meant as a shock treatment to  wake up the recipient in an instant to a ruchnious ugliness/shortcoming.. 

    I believe the 12 step program, or its prep phase, has something they call a  "confrontation". The  alcoholic doesn't admit to  his problem and perhaps gives terutzim. Then, one day he comes home to his wife, his family, his friends, his boss, everybody who cares about him in his life. They is no escape. They all confront him with one message: "you ugly!" I.e.  "you're an alcoholic". The forced admission that comes out of that is  the beginning of beauty, or sobriety. 

    Nothing new under the  sun

    If they have wisdom, believe it, they probably got it  from us.  

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Gemarah Megillah #17

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • February 17, 2020
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  • 22 Sh'vat 5780
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