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If You Don't Know Your Soul, You Can't Understand Yourself

Never Allow Your Struggles to Make You Believe Your Soul Is Tarnished

58 min

Class Summary:

This class was streamed live from Rabbi Jacobson's house in Monsey, NY on Wednesday, Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei, 22 Adar, 5780, March 18, 2020

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    Aharon -4 years ago

    Torah – niglah and nimshal to ain sof

    Concrete halacha and spiritual counterpart            body and soul

    3 avadim:  

    Eved Caanani   - Chazal:  didn’t hire an worker, hired a boss –

     laws so strict – eved gets better food blanket, pillow

    Eved Ivri     6 yr contract

    Amah Ivri      6 yr contract

    2 levels of consciousness – nefesh Elokis & nefesh behamis (not allowed to harm animal, halachos re; it)

    Sig Freud – only one level

    Some err & ask “what’s wrong with me?” -  send soldier to front lines, send dr to hospital to help

    Soul came down to help and refine the nf’b  

    Birur & tikun – cuz you’re good

    Atzilus – hi’est, 1st universe of H’      100% oneness w/H”    all souls come from there       100% refined fr the ultimate refinement      why did it have to be refined?       Every soul is in atzilus – no matter what each day – don’t think you’re a liar

    Chida Spain   1800’s     diff nusach      “she is still pure   instead    should say  ‘ you have given me a pure soul”             Sidder has 1st nusach.   Cuz can say in morn can say modeh    “tahara hi”    world of atzilus     divine light in this world      nefesh elokis

    World of chaos – nekdos were fragmented    came fr that olam ha tikun

    Nefesh behaimah – beast emotions – how incredible animals are

    What the eyes are able to see.

    Atzilus – oneness

    Beria – separation

    One who has a bigger nefesh behaimah = more tools

    “Modeh ani – perhaps we can repeat it cuz it doesn’t use H’s name

    Each man has diff nef beh -  one who conquers    should have said evil inclination -    no what makes powerful is one who can overcome his own  - “kodesh es yitzroh”

    What is main avoda?   Where you see the most resistance

    Rashab:   tikkun of neshamos – why still need to accomplish – how know? – if easier us’ly already tikun, if very diff/obstacles us’ly sign this is imp’t mission in life – pushback – this is where I need to go!   Doing something right!  That’s why it’s there. 

    Story : diamond cutter/dealer came yrly for ytov to R Rashab    best diamond, give to Rebbe for his tzedekas.   R Monye Munyinson, ehrilicha Yid, chashuv, refined, stature.   Came to yechidus  1920 his. in Rostov on Dan River.  Simple yid w/rebbe fro long time, left, then R Munyinson went for a short time and left.   Felt bad a bit – don’t hold grudge, after Ytov shared w/Rebbe.  Silent.  Yechidus over, takes out diamonds – pts to Rebbe, “this is something special”   gave value of $,   Rebbe – icks up, examining “I don’t see the dazziling beatuty”      pts out qualities of the diamond     unique properties     rebe scrutizinies, I don’t see        youneed to be an expert, what can I tell you.       Rebbe   when one understands a neshama one also has to be an expert, you may be lacking some knowledge – got to theknow the neshamea of the person ie tahara hi

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    Aharon -4 years ago

    Can one experience HaShem also w the nefesh

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    do you know when it will be available for download as soon as it is processed. I dont have access to youtube or facebook

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    Reb Aharon -4 years ago

    Perhaps we could repeat "modeh ani..." cuz it doesn't use Hashem's name?

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    Modern day slavery

    .Modern people look at slavery with disdain.  The founders of America had slaves. Yet  perhaps a top football player, etc., with a multi-million contract is just as  much tied to  his master!. He can even be traded away! 

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Chassidus: Maamar Matzah Zu 5672 #2

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • March 18, 2020
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  • 22 Adar 5780
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Dedicated by Dr. Michael and Liz Muschel, in loving memory of her mother, Shirley Levy, Sarah Pessel bas R. Aryeh Leibfor the first yartzeit, 22 Adar. One of the early founders of Monsey, she devoted herself together with her husband to building the community, yeshivos and shuls, while raising her family. She is survived by 4 children, 16 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

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