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Can You Live in the Paradox?

The Reality Is the Reality; My Interpretation Makes All the Difference

1 hr 17 min

Class Summary:

This is a text-based class by Rabbi YY Jacobson, on a Maamar, a Chassidic discourse by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Maamar Hasom Nafsheinu Bachayim, presented by the Rebbe on Shabbos Parshas Korach, 3 Tamuz, 5718-1958.

The class was presented on Monday, Parshas Chukas-Balak, 7 Tammuz, 5780, June 29, 2020, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY

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    Zak -3 years ago

    YU vs Zak

    The mamar is about the ability to balance spiritual and physical, not escaping either. But still there is a big difference between YU's approach, for example, and Chabads approach, expressed in the mamar. Could the Rabbi elaborate?

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    Aaron Cattell -3 years ago

    any english downloasd source sheets?

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    zeevi Schupper -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    Was קרח children were among this מלחקת

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    zalmy -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    hi rabbi yy u skip my comment and question why

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    anonymous -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    If we need oxygen everyday why do we not need chasidus (spiritual oxygen) everyday. Thursday is too far away !

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    Bubby Cohen -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    My Comment: Ineffable: Definition: English word 'A silence that implies ideas too exalted to be. (able to be)expressed in words-Ineffable. Atzmus is Ineffable. Yasher Koach.

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Could it be then, that "mayim tachtonim", the chait aitz hadads, the chet h'egel, the broken luchos, the barren imahos, all our troubles that cause us to daven and beseech, even golus itself are all connected? I.e. that if it was all fine, no teshuva or beseeching would be needed, and that is what He desires.

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    We know that water evaporates and rises upwards ( The gemara in Taanis 9b mentions this as well:

    -תניא ר' אליעזר אומר כל העולם כולו ממימי אוקיינוס הוא שותה שנאמר ואד יעלה מן הארץ והשקה את כל פני האדמה

    and rashi explains

    ממימי אוקיינוס. כלומר ממים של מטה ולא ממים של מעלה שנאמר ואד יעלה מן הארץ ששתה בארץ ועלה)

    This represents the idea brought here that the waters below have a desire to rise above, however, this is only accomplished through bitul

    והכוונה ברקיע המבדיל בין מים עליונים למים תחתונים היא בכדי שעי"ז יתעלו מים התחתונים למעלה יותר מכמו שהיו קודם ירידתם. דע"י ירידתם למטה, נעשה בהם התשוקה והצמאון לעלות למעלה, מים תחתונים בוכין אנן בעינן למהוי קמי' מלכא24, ועי"ז הם מתעלים למעלה יותר מכמו שהיו קודם ירידתם, ולמעלה יותר גם ממים העליונים

    וישלומר, שהסיבה לזה שקרח טעה וחשב שהכוונה ברקיע המבדיל היא ההבדלה עצמה, היא, מפני שלא הי' בו ענין הביטול.

    When we practice this balance of chesed and gevurah then we can be zoche to the gishmey bracha (rain) which is the revelation of Giluy Elokus in this world.

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      for water to "rise up", it must first become vapor, i.e. mivatell itself. Only then as vapor can it return as rain 

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    The waters were wobbly and then there was a scream representing the gevurah that strenghthens the elyonim and the chesed so too machlokes is neceesssary to strengthen chesed like it strengthened the kehunah of aharon.

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Murderer or Shochet?

    A person with the G-dly given nature towards bloodshed, can choose to  become a  murderer or  a  shochet. 

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    Shulim Goldring -3 years ago

    Healing the Split between Chabad and Poilish

    One of the nice new prints of Noam Elimelech has a footnote stating that the Admorei Chabad have an "arichus" on the topic of Korach and heavens split. I grew up in both circles (Chabad and Poilish) and it's really nice to see the two connect via this vort. Thank you Tzemach Tzedek, and thank you to all following rebbeim for continuing the discussion.

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    Zusha -3 years ago

    Re; מחלוקת

    I heard a good vort, why do we say under the Chupan  הרי את מקודשת לי כדת משה וישראל it should say כדת משה והקב״ה. We wish the new couple that their life should be like the Jews and moshe in the midbar even though they argued for 40 years they stuck together, we might not agree but we can live together and go through the מדבר of life.

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      Zusha -3 years ago

      Rabbi YY per you reqest I heard this word from Rabbi Shneur Ashkenazi from Israel, he said it a week ago in his shiur  for parshas Korach, I just listen to it again he did not say the source for it, however he may have heard it from you. I have stated listening to him after years of listening to you and I have the zechus to hear from him many beautiful vorts that I remeber from listening to you, you both are having the great zchus of bringing and giving access to so many yiden  to פנימיות התורה thank you.  

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    You see the machlokes can be good and brings love -from beis shammai and hillel that they had a machlokes leshem shamayim and it was niskayem and and chazal said they had tremendous love for each other.

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    zalmy -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    hi why did און בן פלת survived if he could have come out and told moshe im guilty and why did he stay in his tent

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Not exactly connected to the maamer, but: How could Moshe say to Hashem "let a new creation occur to punish Korach" when Pirke avos says the mouth to swallow Korach waa created among other items late that first Friday? Also, whereas there is the general conundrum that "all is foreseen by the Omniscient, yet free choice is given", yet here the Omniscient One has made it known in Torah She'baal peh what his choice thousands of years later would be; and more than that: what his punishment for that would be? Where was Korach's free choice if his choice was already publicized and his punishment dictated?

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    zalmy -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    hi how does the rebbe end this between this world and the next world and between גילו and ציומצום

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    zalmy -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    hi rabbi yy im a grandson of rabbi refoel avraham shaya raskin who came out of hospital from covid-19 2 weeks ago and a great nephew of dayan raskin this week is my grand father yosharit this friday my father side my grand father reb shlomo yehuda garbarchik can i have this meeting zoom code pls and my full name is zalman yoel garbarchik i want to watch this live on zoom as well

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    Beth Salzberg -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Cannot see you

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    How do we understand the fact that chazal say korach was an apiokores and he said torah is not from shamayim and he was kofer in nevuas moshe fit with the approach we have been discussing which says he was right it was just at the wrong time?

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    Sara -3 years ago

    The entire Korach incident and your three previous shiurim on this really got me. What you said about Korach being 100% right and then 100% wrong How can a person be 100% right and 100% wrong at the same time?

    This is what I got out of it, that in order to get to Gevurah you have to go through Chesed and that Korach wanted to go straight to gevurah without any Chesed. And also that in the end Gevuara will "rule", but maybe the Gevura will be in a Chesed kind of way.? Ithink I made that up. Not sure that you actually said that.

    Also, everything you said about Gd being concealed (gashmius in the world we live) and revealed (ruchmious in the world above) and which really is the more connected place with Hashem was new. Always thought it was the above world we should be strivign to connect with, although I do realize that connection to the mundane in this world is something we also strive for. You (and the Alter Rebbe and the Rebbe) saying that it could very well be here below where there is more of a connection is different than I've heard before. Iif yes, that is beautiful to me, but who thinks that? Is it a common perspective?

    Also the part about that now we are "ready for a new story". I suppose you mean a new approach? A new way to look at what connection means? And yet, is it really new? Didn't the Rebbe get these ideas from his studies, from his father in law, from the previous Rebbes, and the Alter Rebbe and even before them?

    I'm looking forward to tomorrow morning so I can hear the rest of maamer. The Korach story and the commentary for the last three sessions have been hard to process.

    Rgardless, these last three sessions have given me a great deal to process and think about. 

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Chassidus: Maamar Hasom Nafsheinu, Korach 5718 #4

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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