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When Toxicity Defines Itself By Its Name, It's Not Toxic

What I Observe Becomes Part of Me

1 hr 26 min

Class Summary:

This is a text-based class by Rabbi YY Jacobson, on a Maamar, a Chassidic discourse by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Maamar V'hikrisem, presented by the Rebbe on Shabbos Parshas Matos-Masei, 26 Tammuz, 5712, July 19, 1952.

The class will be presented on Friday, Parshas Pinchas, 18 Tammuz, 5780, July 10, 2020, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY 

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Thank you!

    Beautiful and enlightening!

    Is the blueprint for these ideas from the tefilla, yehei adam ...?

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    Harvey -3 years ago

    Thank you for your deep explanation of the connection between Adam eatiing
    from The Tree, and murder. A fanatastic shiur - Thank you!!!
     
    It is clear to me from your shiur, that the purpose of the klippah is to give
    the human being a choice, whether to serve Hashem, or to spill His gift of 
    Divine Energy into the domain of negativity, into the domain of klippah.
     
    I find it fascinating that the gematria of klippah is 225, and the gematria of bechira
    is 225!

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    Moshe Arya -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Boker Tov, Do you think there is a connection to the different opinions of the type of fruit that grew on the etz of daat? Apple, Grape, Fig, can all be eaten with the klipah One does not need to peel of the klipah

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Meseches Brachos 40a דתניא אילן שאכל ממנו אדם הראשון רבי מאיר אומר גפן היה שאין לך דבר שמביא יללה על האדם אלא יין שנאמר וישת מן היין וישכר רבי נחמיה אומר תאנה היתה שבדבר שנתקלקלו בו נתקנו שנאמר ויתפרו עלה תאנה ר"י אומר חטה היתה שאין התינוק יודע לקרות אבא ואמא עד שיטעום טעם דגן

      Another opinon in medresh also esrog.

      רבי אבא דעכו אמר אתרוג היה הה"ד ותרא האשה כי טוב העץ אמר רבה צא וראה איזהו אילן שעצו נאכל כפריו ואי אתה מוצא אלא אתרוג. ע"כ בבראשית רבה

      Do not see apple there. Chita cannot be eaten with klipa. 

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    I did not understand the answer regarding the process to identify if the thought is from kedusha or klipa - you said one has to see where the thought leads you if alighment with the almighty etc. - but if the thought is telling you it is kedusha then one thinks this is alighment with the almighty (like by korach) even though it really is the opposite? Can you please explain this important concept?

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    Aharon -3 years ago

    A friend of mine, a very gashmack and shelamastik Yid once told me that when a Yid does an aveirah, they should appraoch Hashem and say vidui, "I'm so sorry Hashem that i did that and I feel grreat regret and I promise not to do it again."    Then the next day when he does that same thing again he should say "I'm so sorry H" that i did that and i feel great regret and I promise not to do it again.  And this time I really mean it!!"  

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    Aharon -3 years ago

    Interesting machlokes between two great French scientists of the 1800s.

    Essentially all of the dominant main stream Western medicine and related sciences go by the Louis Pasteur outlook known as the “germ theory”.

    This is despite that Louis Pasteur renounced his own theory on his death bed and said:  "(Antoine) Beauchamp was right; it's not the invading germs - it's the terrain. It's not the mosquitoes,it's the swamp that they're breeding in."

    Basically the difference between a fear of germs out there ready to attack us and destroy and an attitude of creating the most healthy self to build our klipas ie immune system.

    Mashal of a garden – the healthier, richest, most organic soil produces the healthiest, most robust and bug free vegetables.

    The two philosophies create two very different ways of viewing the world and our relationship to it.  

    Like everything, it’s not one or the other, black or white.  Rather a combo of the two philosophies, perhaps w/a great emphasis on Beauchamp rather than the accepted “germ theory” of Pasteur.

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    shalom -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    נפלא ועמוק מאוד לכא' זה הפשט 'חילול'השם' שיש בכל עבירה שכביכול יוצר חלל בהוי-ה. השאלה הגדולה אם אדם לומר ומחפש תמיד את החידושים המבריקים, האם זה אומר שהוא לומד כדי להוסיף כח בקליפה.

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    korach thought he was acting leshem shamayim- how does one identify if the thought is really kedusha or kelipa- what is the process

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    chaim akerman -3 years ago

    Good morning I hear the problem. Now I need the refuah. How do i get the  help I need?

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    Rachel Simonowits -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    About the kipa what happen when the yetser hora use the same argument in the middle of the avoid a and we start to feel מי אני ומה אני again?

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Many of us bts have seen Talmidei Chachomim who were condescending, pompous, etc

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    It was said that Torah can become a source of some sort of negativity in certain circumstances Fits with the saying that some use the Torah as an axe with which to chop.

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    Sholem Mendel -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    We wear thought that when you sin there is a consequence just like Adem! look what happened He Sind, what effect it had on the world. so how and where do we deal with the Big Grubba Sins we do. We just said we need that Balance how how do we find that that the Sutton gets out of our way.

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    The yetzer can come to a new bt at the beginning of avodah, a d convince him he's a nothing. To combat this he must have a bit of.yeshus. Yet every 12 step program begins with "i am an alcoholic, etc. both at first and later.

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    Aharon -3 years ago

    So subtle and so deep - more light more light more light     more love more love   more love    more hope more hope   m ore   hope     

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Not understanding how Torah can be toxic

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      Sara -3 years ago

      Torah is word of Gd, ALL good. Cant it , should not it be a le to overcome toxicity?

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        Sara Metzger -3 years ago

        Seems like you're saying that for someone who is so deep in unawareness there is no hope. Cant Gd help that person regardless? Am I being naiive?

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          Moshe -3 years ago

          Some use Torah to chop with. Some become arrogant, condescending and pompous   

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    With the chait aitz hadaas kelipa was separate and distinct

    But, afterwards it became mixed with  kedusha. Tov became mixed with ra.

      Notice the "punishments " or consequences of the chait on both Adam and Chava.

     Before the chait Adam (and mankind) would have his food, e.g. wheat without work or pain. Afterwards the wheat kernels became covered with  chaff, i.e. kelipa,  and hard work and pain became required to  eat. Borer. 

      For  women, the fruit of  their womb was meant to be extracted and enjoyed easily, without work or pain. After the chait that fruit, i.e. a baby, could only come out with great pain and work, i.e. a great physical kelipa that "covers" the baby.

      I.e. the punishments for men and women  also specifically removes the protective kelipa that existed before the  chait and they became a source of pain and  work. 

       

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    Abraham Lazarnick -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    When someone says כל טוב is it also including the רא, ?since everything is ultimately for out good?

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    Aharon -3 years ago

    to take a break is good sometimes. 

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    Aharon -3 years ago

    Tov was in creation first so rah is merely a usurper.  Does that mean tov has a greater power?   I think it does cuz of mashal of a bit of light dispels alot of darkness.   ... 

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    Aharon -3 years ago

    Halachos kashrus taaruvos etc is deep kabalah   

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    It was said that before the chait aitz hadaas, kedusha and kelipa were separate and distinct. After the chait they became mixed. Any relationship between the fact that before Har Sinai, shomayim and Eretz were also separate and distinct but after Har Sinai they were merged such that certain mitzvah objects became susceptible of becoming holy e.g. compare tefillin and Yakov's sticks.

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    Aharon -3 years ago

    Challenge - summary of previous shiurim in sentecne of 18 worlss or less.

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    Pinchus -3 years ago

    Sorry to interupt but when is the Rambam Shiur?

    Pinchus

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    To be (a yesh) or not to be (a yesh)

    That is  the  question.  

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    cant wait to get inspirt

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Chassidus: Maamer V'hikrisem, Matos-Masei 5712 #3

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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Dedicated by Liz and Dr. Michael Muschel in memory of his father, HaRav Nachum ben Meir, for the 5th yahrzeit, 18 Tamuz.
Born in Tarnov, Poland, escaping the Germans to Siberia, he ultimately arrived in the US and received semicha from the renowned  Reb Yisroel Gutsman. For more than 50 years Rabbi Muschel headed the ASHAR Yeshiva day school in Monsey, mentoring thousands of students, inspiring hundreds of families, instilling in his disciples love for Torah, Yiddishkeit, and Israel. A teacher to his very core, Rabbi Muschel continued to teach each Tuesday a Navi class for women until his final days.

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