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Did Yiftach Suffer from PTSD?

When Religion Becomes Dangerous: The Story of Yiftach's Daughter

1 hr 17 min

Class Summary:

The women's class was presented on Tuesday, Parshas Chukas-Balak, 8 Tammuz, 5780, June 30, 2020, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY

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    Darlene -2 years ago

    Thank you so much for this important shiur. Is it possible to receive a segment (the last part, the message for our lives)? Also, Rabbi Jacobson, if I could get your e-mail to be able to contact you I would very much appreciate it. 

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  • Anonymous -2 years ago

    Hi, 

    Can you please clarify that part about Rabbi Chananya  ben Tradion and Zimri, I learned that Rabbi Akiva was a gilgul of Zimri. Maybe a little off the subject of that class. But, I was discussing it with someone and am curious about this.

    thank you. 

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    meira -3 years ago

    Hello Again Rabbi,
    Thank you again for the beautiful shiurim.  I have been thinking about Yiftach all week.  It seems, on a remez level, to be a story of shechina wanting to come out and us not being ready for her.  How lovely to consider Yiftach's daughter as shechina especially in light of the gilgul connection to Dina.  If only she had been let out for eisav... The two months can be remezim for the 2 batei mikdashim- when she was revealed to the world for a short time, and the four fasts work with the 3 about the horban and tzom gedalia.  Anyway, I just wanted to share my rumination and thank you again for the thought provoking class. May we merit to soon see shechina revealed in her glory.

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    תהלה -3 years ago

    יישר כח על שיעורי התורה המחזקים והמרתקים!שהקב"ה ייתן לך כוחות ובריאות להמשיך להגדיל תורה ולהאדירה.שמעתי את השיעור היפה על בת יפתחורציתי, אם אפשר להוסיף ברשותך על הדברים הנפלאים ממקור נוסף מהרמב"ן שמסביר שיפתח טעה במעמד שלו (חשב שהוא כמו מלך בישראל) וטעה בין נדר של מנהיג לבין חרם של מנהיג.מה שמסביר מדוע גם לא התקיימה התרת נדרים במקרה זה.

    סוף פירוש הרמב"ן ויקרא כז' כח':

    "וזה היה טעותו של יפתח בבתו, כי חשב כאשר חרם נגיד ישראל חל וקיים להמית אנשים או העובר על חרמו חייב מיתה, כן אם נדר בעת מלחמה לעשות מאיש או אנשים זבח יחול הנדר, ולא ידע כי חרם המלך והסנהדרין חל על המורדים לכלותם או על העובר גזירתם ותקנתם, אבל לחול הנדר לעשות עולה מדבר שאין ראוי לה' חס וחלילה."

    תודה רבה, שבת שלום

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    Rachel -3 years ago

    Just one question: I’m trying to imagine if this story would happen today, don’t you think the whole Klall Yisroel would do everything possible to save this girl. Where was everybody? Great people lived then. How did Klall Yisroel allow him to go ahead with sacrificing his daughter?
     
     

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    liba -3 years ago

    Wow! What an incredible shiur this week. It was painful on the one hand, but profound and practical on the other hand. What a message!!

    Small question, isn’t it strange that a holy Yiddishe neshama like Dina, was trapped in such a low gentile person as Kosbi? Somehow I always thought a Yid has a special soul, a cheilek Eloka mimaal, how can that go to a goy?

    I guess it’s part of the unknown Divine world of gilgulim, I would just love to know if there is an answer...

    Thank you for everything, and awaiting the day we can come and listen live... although I’m EXTREMELY grateful for the online shiur in the meantime!

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    YJ -3 years ago

    Years later

    The verses seem to indicate that the news of Yiftach's daughter became well known and a source of mourning each year. According to the interpretation that she was alive but in solitary confinement, if it were so well known, would not Pinchas have heard as well and known the urgency of coming to Yiftach to dissolve, even if Yiftach himself hadn't volunteered the information himself initially? Why couldn't she have been taken out of her misery a few months or even a few years later?

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    cirel lipskier -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Pinchas was the koihayn godoil. He had the ur vetumim !!!!

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      isaac -3 years ago

      That does not mean he knew everything.

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    What is your stance on vaccination? I see people worship either vaccinating or not vaccinating. Help!

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    Tzipora Pollock -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Since Pinches had Ruach hakodesh, how come he didn't know why yiftach was summoning him?

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    chaim akerman -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    why couldn't he be mater nader? and if not she would be a nazira and a nazir could get married

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    cilka steinmetz -3 years ago

    voice not adjusted to viedo

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Besides being totally forbidden to sacrifice children

    isnt there a way to nullify a vow. Would he have known that?

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      Sara -3 years ago

      😊  You just answered my question. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    still alot of noise.....

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    Jillian Galinsky -3 years ago

    Class start

    Gm - did the class start? Just checking my computer has been acting up.

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    how does one find the source sheets for today please?

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      found them, thank you.

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    a gitten you should know i love your speeches

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    a gitten you should know i love your speeches

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Rabbi YY Jacobson

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