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How Your Thoughts Affect Your Reality -- In Halacha, Science & Psychology

How My Doubt About the Fig Defines Its Reality

1 hr 14 min

Class Summary:

This is a text-based class by Rabbi YY Jacobson, on a Sicha, a talk, presented by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1985, published in Likkutei Sichos vol. 38 on Parshas Korach.

Presented on Thursday, Parshas Korach, 3 Tammuz, 5780, June 25, 2020, the 26th yartzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY. 

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    Joe -1 year ago

    Microscopic /all inclusive detail

    For the benefit of anybody only listening without the text, @the 43:00 Minutes mark the rabbi says "כאילו ידוע" when the text actually says "כאינו ידוע"....

    Easy mistake to make

    It's just literally the exact opposite of what the text is trying to say.. ☺ 🎯..

    Amazing amazing class as usual ♥ 

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    ruth -4 years ago

    Dear Rabbi Jacobson Shlita,

    Yashar kochacha for all the wonderful shiurim ! Todah rabba meod .

    Please could I ask :

    If one's child threw a fig designated as Teruma of unknown colour into a mixture of 50 black and 50 white figs , so then according to Rabbi Akiva and halocha lemaaseh , it's bottel . Since in the gavra it's unknown , it's thus considered all figs bar one are mutter for the regular person to eat . But what if the child later says ' I remember now , it was definitely a white fig because .... ' or the child was meant to be away for a year and no communication but came back unexpectedly early and was able to reveal the colour etc , are all the figs now assur as there is no bittul or do we go with the 'initial thoughts'?

    Todah rabba ,

    Bekovod rav


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    Moshe -4 years ago

    The sicha shows how thoughts can affect reality

    But, isnt it one's thoughts, one's kavana, one's intent (omg I'm starting to also use a string of  synonyms); the decisive factor in many instances already? Both in secular and  Jewish law, lehavdil, there is a huge difference between intentional murder and accidental homicide, between intentionally hitting and  harming another and doing so unintentionally and accidentally, etc., etc.? 

      The huge difference  turns only the innermost thoughts of  a  person, really unknown to anyone else and can only be guessed at by the decisor.  

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  • GG

    Golda Getz -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    The mind is a powerful thing...whydont more people use it?

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    What would be the halacha according to rav akiva if at the time it fell in he did not recognize the fig and later he recognized it and afterwards forgot again. Do we say that since at the time the taaroves was establsihed he did not know so it was batul and when he later recognized the fig it cannot be batul, but when he later forgets since at the time the taaroves was formed in his mind it was batul it reverts to that state or since there was at one point a metzius in the cheftza that it cannot be batul his mind can no longer make the bitul?

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Likkutei Sichos Parshas Korach

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • June 25, 2020
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  • 3 Tamuz 5780
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