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Even Recovery Can Become a False Idol

Stop Lighting Candles in the Dark; Go Outside Into the Sun

58 min

Class Summary:

This class was presented on Tuesday Parshas Tzav, 6 Nissan, 5780, March 31, 2020, live from Rabbi Jacobson's House in Monsey, NY 

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    Eli -4 years ago

    Conversation between me and G-d

    Me: Hey God.
    God: Hello.....
    Me: I'm falling apart. Can you put me back together?
    God: I would rather not.
    Me: Why?
    God: Because you aren't a puzzle.
    Me: What about all of the pieces of my life that are falling down onto the ground?
    God: Let them stay there for a while. They fell off for a reason. Take some time and decide if you need any of those pieces back.
    Me: You don't understand! I'm breaking down!
    God: No - you don't understand. You are breaking through. What you are feeling are just growing pains. You are shedding the things and the people in your life that are holding you back. You aren't falling apart. You are falling into place. Relax. Take some deep breaths and allow those things you don't need anymore to fall off of you. Quit holding onto the pieces that don't fit you anymore. Let them fall off. Let them go.
    Me: Once I start doing that, what will be left of me?
    God: Only the very best pieces of you.
    Me: I'm scared of changing.
    God: I keep telling you - YOU AREN'T CHANGING!! YOU ARE BECOMING!
    Me: Becoming who?
    God: Becoming who I created you to be! A person of light and love and charity and hope and courage and joy and mercy and grace and compassion. I made you for more than the shallow pieces you have decided to adorn yourself with that you cling to with such greed and fear. Let those things fall off of you. I love you! Don't change! Become! Become! Become! Become who I made you to be. I'm going to keep telling you this until you remember it.
    Me: There goes another piece.
    God: Yep. Let it be.
    Me: So...I'm not broken?
    God: No - but you are breaking like the dawn. It's a new day. Become!!

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    Relationship between "chipozon", making haste and the "amah ivraya"

    It was said that real permanent change comes from moychin, internal intellectual awareness. And not external emotion which is fleeting. 

    The amah ivraya has gone there and transformed herself. Her attachment to that which she must detach from is weak. Therefore when she detaches she need not make haste nor use great force. 

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    The greater the degree of "slavery" or attachment the greater must be the haste,

    Strength and perseverance to  depart, to detach. When the connection is weak, one can just slip away without alacrity or force. And the opposite is true as well. Direct correlation between strength of nattachment and need to make haste and use strength to flee. 

    Recall 80% of yidden didn't want to leave mitzrayim. Their wish was granted. Even the 20% who wanted to leave had to make haste. And later vascillsted  many times

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    Reb Aharon -4 years ago

    Thank you Rabbi Jacobson

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Chassidus: Maamar Matzah Zu 5672 #11

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • March 31, 2020
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  • 6 Nisan 5780
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Dedicated by Ronald Stein, in loving memory of Aharon Hershel ben Moshe

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