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Freedom Does Not Mean You Are Struggle-Free

Why Did the Jews Need to Leave Egypt in Haste?

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Class Summary:

On Tuesday, 21 Adar, 5780, March 17, 2020, Rabbi YY Jacobson began teaching this discourse by the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneerson (1860-1920), said on Pesach 5672/1912. Due to the coronavirus, the class was taught virtually from his home.

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    Barukh Goldberg -4 years ago

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    Aharon -4 years ago

    Sefer Hamamarim    “Matzah zu ochlim…”

    by R Rashab,  Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber Schneerson  5th Chabad Rebbe.  

    This piece written in t r m ‘ p   1912 on Shabbos.

    Chabad History:

    Alter Rebbe, R Shneur Zalman fr Liadi, The Baal HaTanya b. 1745.

                Maggid of Mezritch histalkus in 1772 so Alter Rebbe was 27 yrs old then.

                He was ~ 19 yrs old when he met the Maggid.  Youngest talmid of Maggid.

                When deciding where to go to learn – either to the Vilna Gaon or the

              Maggid, he thought, “I know how to learn a bit yet I don’t know how

    to daven so I’ll go to the Maggid.”

    1812 histalkus, succeeded by his son

    Mittler Rebbe, Reb Dov Ber 2nd Rebbe  Histalkus 

    t k p ‘ ch  1827 succeeded by

    The Tzemach Tzedek, Reb Menachem Mendel,

    the Mittler Rebbe’s son in law ie. his daughter’s husband.   

    Tzemach Tzedek was also a grandson of the Baal HaTanya as his mother

    Rebbitzen Devorah Leah was a daughter of the Alter Rebbe.

    Tzemach Tzedek histalkus 1866 13 Nissan  t r ch ‘ v 

    His youngest son became 4th Rebbe,

    Rebbe Maharash.  Marenu HaRav Shmuel     Shmuel of Lubavitch (Bellarus)

                            Lubavitch – “luba” in Russian ‘love’.   ‘Vitch’ – ‘city’   “City of Love”  

    1882   histalkus   t r m ‘ g    succeeded by his son

    Rebbe Rashab   Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber Schneerson      5th Chabad Rebbe.      

                Wrote “V’yadata Moscow”    1897   t r n ‘ z     Great maamar.

                “Rambam of Chassidis” Rambam wrote seder of halacha w/clarity,

    & organization that sets him apart.   Similarly Rebbe Rashab.

    Great Russian Jewish leader - Close w/R Chaim Soleveichik, Brisker & Chofetz Chayim

    1915 WW1 broke out.  Germany invades Russia.  At end of 1915

    Germans coming, Rebbe escaped from Lubavitch to Rostov on the

    Don (River) in South Russia, till

    histalkus 1920    2 Nissan t r ‘ p   (100th yartzeit in a few weeks). 

    His son took over

    Friedker Rebbe, Reb Yosef Yitzhak Schneerson, Rebbe Rayatz

    Took over in Rostov, 1924.  Moved to Leningrad (was Petersburg), arrested by Bolsheviks in 1927 liberated from accusations, went to Latvia in Poland & escaped Nazis, arrived in America March 19, 1940.    

    1950 histalkus his son-in-law became Rebbe one year later.     

    Rebbe, Reb Menachem Mendel Schneerson (named after the Tzemach Tzedek),.   

                7th Lubavitcher Rebbe

    Text:

    3 q’s:  

              Spiritually, didn’t have an opportunity to become chametz becuz of the revelation of G-dliness, yet the revelation happens only after chatzos.

    2 reasons why paro gave them permission yet it says “v’uvrach”

    What are they running away from?   From themselves.

    “Ki barach ha’am …”             Paro woke up, sent them away, all Egyptian s did.   Gave them permission.  Who fled?     R. – Moshe never said we want to leave for good – Paro tht 3 day only, after 3 days    

    Why couldn’t Moshe tell him?     Paro didn’t even let them go for 3 days

    Economy security shattered.   Saw death toll 

    Either way no sense:   Paro was forced to send them out     Why Moshe couldn’t tell?

    Had to be in a manner of escapism so Moshe had to say like that.   Why do you care how the Yidden escaped. 

    Apply to life:    sometimes inner clarity re;       feels right, seems right, organically connected, single mindedly connected, clear that it’s the right thing for you

    Stay in Mitzrayim or run – can’t go slowly cuz still in place of darkness – voice trying to pull me back – if go slow, will get pulled back – jWho? Themselves.    One must run, pull away.  What a mashal    redemption

    Doesn’t mean – “free, free, free, free…”      we all feel a lot going on inside – emotions, feelings, thoughts, anything but free

    That Yetzias mitzr - = paradigm – set bar for all hx and all social happenings fr makor of yetzias mtzrayim

    Freedom is not ‘not struggling’       id the struggle and not get depressed and defined by it       left in a place of darkness – id’d the darkness, toxic, oppression  abuse 

    Must run – if not, end up right back in vortex of toxicity

    They may have left Paro but Paro did not leave them

    Process inside – rung away fr falsehood – you can’t define me – pull away w/ferociousness – if walk calmly I may get stuck back – inner idea of why yetz mitz had to be with chifazon

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    tzipi -4 years ago

    Connecting from Eretz Hakodesh

    Esteemed Rav Jacobson- What an excellent shiur. As we sit in our homes in the city of Yerushalayim, we are so privileged to be connecting and learning these inspirng ideas in preparation for Pesach. bezrat H, we will all in a slow calm way welcome Moshiach, as these days lead us to His Arrival!!! Yashar Koach!!!!

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    Chananiah Y. -4 years ago

    Very inspiring!! Thank you for taking the time to explain the difference between the Pesach of Egypt and the regular haste which we eat our matzah nowadays. Also, the signifigance of what the Ra''shab said in his Maamar is as relevant today as is was 100 years ago. Have a healthy Pesach!                                  

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    Reb Aharon -4 years ago

    Three q's at beg'g of maamar

    3 q’s:  

    1. Even if we weren’t in a rush need to eat matzah cuz pasuk in parshas Bo: “seven days you should eat matzah”.
    2. Literally – Reason to eat matzos is cuz we didn’t have time to bake matzah cuz of a rush, yet we are eating the matzah before chatzos when there was no rush, so what was the rush?

              Spiritually, didn’t have an opportunity to become chametz becuz of the revelation of G-dliness, yet the revelation happens only after chatzos.

    1. Why do we say “melech malachai hamelochim”, it seems like extra lashon?

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    Rachel -4 years ago

    Thank you for class today.
    I think when the inner voices of Egypt are urging me back into slavery and darkness, we don’t usually free ourselves by fighting back with other voices. Often that only entangles us deeper into the darkness and maze of our mind. Freedom is the ability to leave behind the mind (even if it’s stuck in Mizraim) and engage in an action. The action that we needed to take by yezias Mizraim was: leaving in a hurry, irrelevant where the mind was. Eventually the mind will follow. Overcoming darkness always has to be initiated by an action. It’s that action that can bring us closer to light.
    Without an action we can remain perpetually enslaved in the battles with the voices of our mind. And yes we would have still been stuck in Mizraim had God not taken us out....through an action separated from thought.

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    Barukh Goldberg -4 years ago

    Will you give a women's shiur this week from your home?

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    Reb Aharon -4 years ago

    Chabad History

    Tuesday March 17   '20   

                          Sefer Hamamrim    "Matzah zu shehanu ochlim..." 

    by R Rashab,  Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber Schneerson  5th Chabad Rebbe.  

    This piece written in t r m ‘ p   1912 on Shabbos.

    Chabad History:

    Alter Rebbe, R Shneur Zalman fr Liadi, The Baal HaTanya b. 1745.

                Maggid of Mezritch histalkus in 1772 so Alter Rebbe was 27 yrs old then.

                He was ~ 19 yrs old when he met the Maggid.  Youngest talmid of Maggid.

                When deciding where to go to learn – either to the Vilna Gaon or the

              Maggid, he thought, “I know how to learn a bit yet I don’t know how

                    to daven so I’ll go to the Maggid.”

           1812 histalkus, succeeded by his son

    Mittler Rebbe, Reb Dov Ber 2nd Rebbe 

          Histalkus   t k p ‘ ch  1827 succeeded by

    The Tzemach Tzedek, Reb Menachem Mendel,

           the Mittler Rebbe’s son in law ie. his daughter’s husband.   

          Tzemach Tzedek was also a grandson of the Baal HaTanya as his mother

                Rebbitzen Devorah Leah was a daughter of the Alter Rebbe.

           Tzemach Tzedek histalkus 1866 13 Nissan  t r ch ‘ v 

           His youngest son became 4th Rebbe,

    Rebbe Maharash.  Marenu HaRav Shmuel     Shmuel of Lubavitch (Bellarus)

                            Lubavitch – “luba” in Russian ‘love’.   ‘Vitch’ – ‘city’   “City of Love”  

             1882   histalkus   t r m ‘ g    succeeded by his son

    Rebbe Rashab   Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber Schneerson      5th Chabad Rebbe.      

                Wrote “V’yadata Moscow”    1897   t r n ‘ z     Great maamar.

                “Rambam of Chassidis” Rambam wrote seder of halacha w/clarity,

                       & organization that sets him apart.   Similarly Rebbe Rashab.

               Great Russian Jewish leader - Close w/R Chaim Soleveichik, Brisker & Chofetz Chayim

          1915 WW1 broke out.  Germany invades Russia.  At end of 1915, Germans coming,                 Rebbe escaped from Lubavitch to Rostov on the, Don (River) in South Russia,

             till histalkus 1920    2 Nissan t r ‘ p   (100th yartzeit in a few weeks). 

            His son took over

    Friedker Rebbe, Reb Yosef Yitzhak Schneerson, Rebbe Rayatz

         Took over in Rostov, 1924.  Moved to Leningrad (was Petersburg), arrested by Bolsheviks          in 1927 liberated from accusations, went to Latvia in Poland & escaped Nazis, arrived            in America March 19, 1940.    

           1950 histalkus his son-in-law became Rebbe one year later.     

    Rebbe, Reb Menachem Mendel Schneerson (named after the Tzemach Tzedek),.   

                7th Lubavitcher Rebbe

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    Reb Aharon -4 years ago

    The 1918 Flu Epidemic & Chiropractic - the Corona Virus

    A look at chiropractic care during the 1918 influenza epidemic is enlightening for pandemic preparedness.

    The 1918 influenza pandemic has been labeled in history as one of the most devastating outbreaks in the history of the world with deaths estimated at between 20 and 50 million people.  Over 675,000 American citizens lost their lives due to this awful epidemic. 

    The 1918 flu crisis has been labeled in the Chiropractic profession as the reason for our success and proliferation as an occupation.  Why?  Because we were offering a solution to millions of people to naturally boost their immunity and allow their body to defend and heal itself from invading pathogens.  Chiropractic adjustments are not just "popping bones".

    In Davenport, Iowa, 50 medical doctors cared for 4,953 cases, with 274 deaths.  In the same city, 150 chiropractors including students and faculty of the Palmer School of Chiropractic treated 1,635 cases with only one death.

    In the same state, Iowa, medical doctors treated 93,590 patients, with 6,116 deaths - a loss of one patient out of every 15.  In the same state, excluding Davenport, 4,735 patients were treated by chiropractors with a loss of only 6 cases - a loss of one patient out of every 789.

    National figures show that 1,142 chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of 54 patients - one out of every 859.  The medical profession was seeing a majority of the worst of the worst; however, one of the greatest statistics backing chiropractic care comes from the state of Oklahoma.  In addition to chiropractors treating 3,490 cases of influenza with only 7 deaths, chiropractors were called in to treat 233 cases where medical doctors had cared for the patients and pronounced them as "lost" or beyond hope. Chiropractors took care of all 233 with only 25 deaths.

    In the same epidemic, New York health authorities (who kept records of flu as a reportable disease) showed that under chiropractic care, only 25 patients died of influenza out of every 10,000 cases; and only 100 patients died of pneumonia out of every 10,000 cases.

    Chiropractic's journey into health care took a huge leap forward thanks to its incredible effect on the thousands of Americans during the flu crisis.   What we need to gain from this is to understand the incredible results of the chiropractic adjustment.  When you receive an adjustment there is an increase in immune function, among many other consequences

    An adjustment stimulates the immune system to help better fight off any challenge.

    The primary purpose for an adjustment is to remove any irritation or interference to the nerves, they are the information highway from the brain to the body.

    When this information highway gets congested, the life flow (innate) that runs through the nerves, telling the brain and body what is going on inside, cannot flow efficiently.  Chiropractors allow the body to function as it was designed to do and, in turn, patient's struck with the Flu were able to regain their health - without vaccines and drugs.

    Today with the corona virus I would suggest that uninfected people get adjusted.  This will boost your immune system.  Along with several other natural means, this is the most powerful thing one can do to bolster one’s immune function.

    1. Please don’t come in if you’ve been exposed.  Get the treatment you need.   We’re looking to prevent, not treat.

     

    Chiropractors believe in hands-on chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery as a last resort.  You never know the possible positive health effects of a subluxation correction until you get an adjustment!  

    The nervous system is very important – it carries the life energy through the body and controls every tissue, gland, organ and system in the body.   It’s a good idea to keep it flowing freely with regular wellness adjustments.

    A person free of subluxations has a far better chance of living and expressing their life to their optimum potential than one who is subluxated,

    The chiropractor makes the adjustment and G-d does the healing.   

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    If the essence of mitzrayim was inside the yidden

    How would running away, and running away in haste help? You're taling it with you.

    Rather, haste is  not mph, but a frame of mind. Zirizus,  alacrity. On a prior Pesach,  Avraham told Sarah to make haste to  bake for the  guests. He also made haste for the tongues. He made haste on the morning to leave for the Akeida. Many other examples.  

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    aharon faiman -4 years ago

    wait for the banner to flip to Gemara 

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    aharon faiman -4 years ago

    What were 3 q’s at beg'g of Maamar?  

    What were 2 reasons why paro gave them permission yet it says "ki barach ..."

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    Judith from Israel -4 years ago

    Dear Rabbi,

    At this time of stress and fear, your wisdom and care are strengthening and comforting.

    Thank you for sharing your personal space.

    Chizku VeImtzu!

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    Hershel Gruenberg -4 years ago

    Cant hear

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    aharon faiman -4 years ago

    so nice to see you

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