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The 12-Step Program for the Jewish Soul

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The 12 Pesukim: a blueprint for living with your soul

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  • SJ

    simon joseph -3 years ago

    I am adding, haven't seen if they say it.  It is written Aharon HaCohens Yohrzeit in the parshah of the Jewish People's journeys, that this empowerment/inspiration is available to all Jews wherever their journeys take them.

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Can't kerp.up with the pace of shiurim, so belatedly:

    Why did the Rebbe dafla pick 12 pesukim? And not, say  10? 

     Each shevet has their path in many ways. Perhaps somehow the 12 pesukim correspond to each shevet? 

     Why not include "Anochi Hashem...." one of the top ten? 

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Listing of the 12 Pesukim

    Here is the listing of the 12  Pesukim (Source Chabad.org) (previous comment inadvertently left out the numbers) 

    1. “The Torah that Moshe commanded us is the heritage of the congregation of Yaakov.” [Deut. 33:4]

    2. “Hear O Israel, G‑d is our L‑rd, G‑d is One.” [Deut. 6:4]

    3. “In every generation one must look upon himself as if he personally had gone out of Egypt.” [Pesachim 116b]

    4. “All Israel have share in the World to Come, as it is stated [Isaiah 60:21]: ‘And Your people are all Tzaddikim [righteous].’ They shall inherit the land forever. They are the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, in which I take pride.” [Sanhedrin 90a

    5. “It is within your close reach to follow the Torah in speech, feeling and deed.” [Deuteronomy 30:14]

    6. “G‑d stands over him, and the whole earth is full of His glory and He searches his mind and heart [to see] if he is serving Him as is fitting.” [Tanya ch. 41]

    7. “In the beginning G‑d created the heavens and the earth.” [Genesis 1:1]

    8. “And you shall teach the Torah to your children and you should speak about it when you are at home and when you travel, before you lie down to sleep and when you wake up.” [Deuteronomy 6:7]

    9. “If someone says: ‘I have worked hard but I have not been successful,’ don’t believe him. If someone says: ‘I have not worked hard and I have been successful,’ don’t believe him. If someone says: ‘I have worked hard and I have been successful,’ believe him!”

    10. “Rabbi Akiva says: ‘you should love your fellow as yourself’, is a basic principle of the Torah.” [Leviticus 19:18, Midrash]

    11. “The purpose of the creation of every Jew and of all the worlds is to make a dwelling place for G‑d in this world.” [Tanya Ch. 33]

    12. “The Jews should rejoice in their Maker. Every Jew should share in G‑d’s joy, who rejoices and is happy in His dwelling in this world.” [Tanya Ch. 33]

     

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Listing of the 12 Pesukim

    Here is a listing of the 12  Pesukim (Source Chabad.org) 

    1. “The Torah that Moshe commanded us is the heritage of the congregation of Yaakov.” [Deut. 33:4]
    2. “Hear O Israel, G‑d is our L‑rd, G‑d is One.” [Deut. 6:4]
    3. “In every generation one must look upon himself as if he personally had gone out of Egypt.” [Pesachim 116b]
    4. “All Israel have share in the World to Come, as it is stated [Isaiah 60:21]: ‘And Your people are all Tzaddikim [righteous].’ They shall inherit the land forever. They are the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, in which I take pride.” [Sanhedrin 90a]
    5. “It is within your close reach to follow the Torah in speech, feeling and deed.” [Deuteronomy 30:14]
    6. “G‑d stands over him, and the whole earth is full of His glory and He searches his mind and heart [to see] if he is serving Him as is fitting.” [Tanya ch. 41]
    7. “In the beginning G‑d created the heavens and the earth.” [Genesis 1:1]
    8. “And you shall teach the Torah to your children and you should speak about it when you are at home and when you travel, before you lie down to sleep and when you wake up.” [Deuteronomy 6:7]
    9. “If someone says: ‘I have worked hard but I have not been successful,’ don’t believe him. If someone says: ‘I have not worked hard and I have been successful,’ don’t believe him. If someone says: ‘I have worked hard and I have been successful,’ believe him!”
    10. “Rabbi Akiva says: ‘you should love your fellow as yourself’, is a basic principle of the Torah.” [Leviticus 19:18, Midrash]
    11. “The purpose of the creation of every Jew and of all the worlds is to make a dwelling place for G‑d in this world.” [Tanya Ch. 33]
    12. “The Jews should rejoice in their Maker. Every Jew should share in G‑d’s joy, who rejoices and is happy in His dwelling in this world.” [Tanya Ch. 33]

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  • JN

    Jessica Newman -3 years ago

    Name change— Raizel

    Shalom Rabbi Jacobsen.

    Thank you so much for your thrilling meaningful and touching shiurim! 

    its been two + years since my get. I am Praying in earnest and saying tehillim each day to find my zivug, marry, and have children.

    i went by my middle name when I married, Rahel, and stopped when divorced.

    I've been going by my first English name, jessica, since. but my Yiddish name is Gittel Raizel

    I was considering going by one or other and discussing. Then I saw your "Learning for Raizel" within hours of discussing this in earnest with a prospective Shidduch... 

    Also, I'm using my great maiden last name (Newman) for all

    of my business and when I marry bz"H I'm not sure what to do!

    I'm asking for any feedback you have, as all my business is in my English name... and I've not yet even gotten engaged yet! 

    I feel it's too much Haskacha Pratis for me not to ask you! Thank you!!! May you be blessed with strength and joy for all of your efforts

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      May you have only beracha.

      Discuss this with a Rav whom you know and trust, please.

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        Jessica -3 years ago

        Amen! Thank you! And may you also, bz"H

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The Twelve Pesukim: Learning in Memory of Raizel Zucker

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