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Pruning Your Soul from Weeds & Thorns

Pesukei D'Zimarah: Verses of Song and of Uprooting

59 min

Class Summary:

This is a text-based class on the Maamar, Chassidic discourse, by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Ani Ledodi, presented on Shabbos Parshas Reah, 5712-1952. 

The class was presented by Rabbi YY Jacobson on Thursday Parshas Reah, 23 Av, 5780, August 13, 2020, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY

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    Davida Barr -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    thank you .. learning with you everyday is powerful life and conscious altering. May Hashem bless you with abundant great health and long life (and joyous growthful and loving) to continue being the amazing influence to tens of thousands that you are. thank you

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    Mendel -3 years ago

    Proper Davening

    If someone who is not rushing to go back to shul for the reason your describe. ie. having found the"cake". 

    Is this coming from the yetzer tov ? 

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    What's wrong with pareve "devorim bitaylim" (empty words)?

    Those who have the perspective from up there, while still down here, realize that every  moment of life, of free choice down here is precious. Avraham Avinu came "bo biyomim" with all his days, i.e. his days were filled wall to wall with only good, no wasted time, no thorns. Those on death row, on their death bed, very elderly know this as well. Tzaddikim know this and don't waste time ir energy. 

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    Aharon -3 years ago

    My question, with all kavod and respect for the greatness of the chosson in the story.  Why did it take him so long to get to that place of being able to join the minyan.   Others - his shvare, his ta, other probably huge people were able to?  So there's alot of different aspects of one's strengths and weaknesses to be explored.   He obvously had unique strengths.  

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    Aharon -3 years ago

    I am growing pachasandra in part of my yard.  It is a plant, a low ground-cover that spreads out.  The roots go under the ground sideways about 1 or 2 inches under the ground.  They seek out vacant healthy dirt areas.  the roots extend out to those areas and then pop up new buds for new plants up thru the dirt to the air and sunshine.   the roots love water, they suck it up as spouts and shoots and plant starts do.  I weed in between the pachysandra.  I see almost immediately a change in this small ecosystem.  The pachasandra seems to come more to life, standiing a bit more tall.  Space is opened up under the soil for the roots to spread out from the pach.  If i water it afterwards - especially with a good 30 miute soak from a sprinkler - the change seen later or the next day is beautiful.   One can see little new buds of plant beginnings many inches from the original plant popping up thru the soil in the weeded, vacant area.  Blend of water and sun has a huge affect.  Intermittent rain every few days helps tremendously with sunny days in between.    Eat Sprouts!!   

    Another mashal  

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    Avi Glick -3 years ago

    yasher koach  your analogies are excellent and actually very funny!

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