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Four Perspectives On Sin

Kumzitz with Rabbi YY Jacobson & Cantor Berel Zucker

2 hr 1 min

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Four Perspectives On Sin: An evening of song & inspiration with Rabbi Jacobson and Cantor Berel Zucker singing stirring high-holiday melodies. The lecture explores a "panel discussion" between wisdom, prophecy, Torah and G-d on sin.

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    Terry -6 years ago

    Four perspectives on sin

    Fabulous...powerful perspective on challenges...filled with compassion and wisdom and love.

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    yossi -10 years ago

    story
    see also chaim walder's new book, kids speak 7, for a slightly different version of the matzah story

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    Leibel -10 years ago

    It's all one


    Yasher koach for the stones article.  A slightly different but the same take occurred to me.  Each of the stones represents a different facet of Torah, i.e., halacha, mussar, chakira, chassidus. Each wanted the Tzadik to be misbonen on that particular mode of learning/service. Hashem said, "Guys, guy's!  It's all one!"  



    Regarding the Rebbe, my friend Nachman Levine said, the Brisker was the inyan of gvul. The Rogotcher was the inyan of bli gvul.  The Rebbe is the inyan of bli gvul within gvul.

     


    Leibel

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    ock -11 years ago

    sources
    great shiur, can you provide any additional sources, eg sicha etc, so I can look at further texts? thanks

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      Anonymous -11 years ago

      Re: sources
      Reshimos vol. 163.

      Letter by the Rebbe of 5 Iyar 5702.

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    tzipiglick -12 years ago

    Tale of 3 matzahs
    This is a beautiful story.

    This should inspire all of us to try and live like that- thinking abou t and taking care of others needs before our own.

    BTW, I think my father was born in Chernovitz but left as a baby in 1918.

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    Hinda Bina -12 years ago

    A Tale of 3 Matzahs
    Although I read, absorbed and appreciated your entire article, it was a Tale of 3 Matzahs which moved me to tears.  In many ways, I am like the Skulener Rebbe.  I am self-nullifying to the extreme of quite literally forgetting to save anything for myself.  Sometimes I ask myself, "What am I thinking?".  But, given a choice or even a chance for a "rewind" or a "do-over", I would do the very same thing again.  I cannot be happy with what I have when someone else is going without, whoever that someone else may be.

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    mordi -12 years ago

    all one
    Great exposition by The Rebbe. It really takes ' big ' men like the Patriarchs and other gtreats to take that we are all in this together, and drop the brinkmanship.

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      Anonymous -12 years ago

      Re: all one
      The mystics teach that "Nasi," the Hebrew word for a leader, is an acronym: Netutzo shel Yaakov Avenu, a spark of Jacob our father. An authentic Jewish leader is a a spark of Jacob, inspiring within the people that sense of oneness which Jacob inspired even within stones.

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    alex -12 years ago

    unity
    A rebbe of mine used to say that, he wanted to live in a you "and" me world, not a you "or" me world.

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      Anonymous -12 years ago

      Re: unity
      Beautiful. Thank you for sharing that.

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    Michale -12 years ago

    Other article for Vayeitzei
    Here is a link to other article of Rabbi YY Jacobson for Parsha Vayeitzei: ../112/Well-Therapy "Well Therapy, Why Did Our Great Men Encounter Their Wives by Wells?".

    It will be great if this link (and similar) was provided in the top of this page. I tried to keep archieve for all articles, and sometimes it is difficult to find other article for the same Parsha / topic because spelling of Parsha name is different (as in this case).

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    Benveniste,Tsfat -12 years ago

    Teshuvah
    Bs"d

    I will happily consent to forgive H-m for making my animal soul...and H- should please forgive me for following it .

    A sweet year.

    DB

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      Dr. Stanley Ress -4 years ago

      Classic!!!

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    a huge fan -13 years ago

    Yasher koach
    this was the most inspiring shiur i heard i heard it last year
    and it is incredible

    thank you very much for sharing it with us
    may the aibeshter give you koach to continue on and on......

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    sharon nativ -13 years ago

    thanks
    thanks so much r jacobson for beeing so inspiring and helping us by giving us a better happyer path to come back on

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    sheila colombus&#39sharona -13 years ago

    the tzukers
    dearest tzukers we heared and couldnt' get over listening to you
    it was so tuching and heartzik
    you are beautiful people we send our love to all your familly'the colombuses from israel

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    Kayo, Tokyo -13 years ago

    Chabad has lead me to a shining new way
    Baruch HaShem

    In the year 5770 was the most blessed year in my life. Every turn of a corner, Chabad lead me a new Kaddish perspective and way of life.

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    Kayo, Tokyo -13 years ago

    It was Shana Tovah UMetzuka
    Baruch HaShem

    As I look back, todah Rabah to Chabad Lubavitch, 5770 was surly sweet wonderful blessed year.

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    madelyn -14 years ago

    mind broadening
    by broadening the mind your article actually assists in expanding consciuosness. as i read i practice,imagine.. a better world .thanks for bringing the parsha home to the real earth and the thirsty soul.a great new torah

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    YY Jacobson -14 years ago

    Responses
    In response to the good questions, albeit briefly:
    1. Sometimes you need to be practical and examine if there are factors which are not allowing each person to achieve his or her goals within the organization. Every organization and corporation needs a structure that works for everyone involved. Here we were addressing another issue: the fact that some people always feel they need the spotlight and heaven forbid for the attention to go elsewhere.
    2. Great example from the body. The body is one, yet each limb and organ has its own design, function and “mission.” For two limbs to confuse their individual responsibilities in the name of unity would spell catastrophe for each of them and for the entire organism.

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    Faith Saunders -14 years ago

    Rowing & Stones
    Your wisdom and insights, always on target, have shown us again the necessity to work together as one people; all HaShem's creation.
    Shabbat Shalom

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    Ben -14 years ago

    Where is the answers
    People ask good question, but where is the answers

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    Hindy Borenstein -14 years ago

    article about the stones
    great article, very perceptive and great new insight on a puzzling midrash

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    mordi -14 years ago

    talk and walk
    Beautiful message. That's why we wait for Messiah. Until then the walk will not follow the talk. Even in synagogues, politics evolve and opposition digs in. Even two distinguished rabbis who are brothers fall into the trap of human nature, contrary to their verbal beliefs. Self nullification and devkut sound fabulous, but jealousy or ego inevitably raises its head. Except in exceptional cases by which i mean one in a hundred. I have met such people. They are far and few between and remarkable. They tend to be regular people, not leaders, non political.

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    Fran -14 years ago

    the Jewish people
    I have a question.
    If we are all of one essence, one being, why separate in words the Jewish people from the rest of humanity--is it analogous to an arm being part of one body. And if we are of one essence, how can we explain the differences between Esau and Isaac--as representing two opposing forces?

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    Yitzchok -14 years ago

    Amen.

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    joe -14 years ago

    practical?
    all good. but how does one apply this practically? if I am working in a synagogue or other org. and there is conflict who is the boss, who shows the way, who has the last say, I'm I suppose to give that up?

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    Elki -14 years ago

    Erev Yom Kippur
    Gmar Chasimah Tovah to TheYeshiva.net, Rabbi YYJ, the Schottensteins, others who sponsor classes and all my "class mates." May it be a wonderful year of refuos, yeshuos, and Geulah.
    Rabbi Jacobson, I count on you for my Ruchnius renewal in 5770 - don't get scared - my bechirah, you're not responsible. I just know it will be so as it has been in 5769. May the hastening of the geulah shlaimah with Moshiach happen asap.!

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    the colombuses -14 years ago

    the zukers
    the tzukers
    your amazing/knowing you from years ago/its inspiring how you developed and succeeded in such fenominal way/so jewish/so hartzik/so so inspiring/wishing you all the best hashem can give you/berl and chony your amazing/
    shila colombus/and sharona

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    Chaya Gross -14 years ago

    Next year in the Holy City of Jerusalem
    BH
    Yasher koach, enjoyed the program even after rosh hashana. Next year in Jerusalem??

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    Milton Alter MD PhD -14 years ago

    Rosh Hashana Message
    Up Lifting; The stories and chanting touch the heart and mind!

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    question -14 years ago

    question
    I like how the approach of HaK’BH is not a stira to the other levels, I like how (though I’ve never heard it before) there is no such thing REALLY as a sin in the eyes of Hashem, only opportunities… at the end of the day a sin is still a sin… but the way you described how GD is only an image that we painted him into is a very nice gedaink…
    what does it mean it is not a sin?
    thaty since He is the owner of the will, so for Him the sin has G-d too?

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    n -14 years ago

    thanks
    I need to tell you, I i-poded the farbrengan from last night… and I am very very nispoel. It was excellent… the 4 madreigos… chochma, nevuah, torah and HaK’BH… moredik, funny, deep informative etc. You should have someone transcribe it… poshut fantastic…

    It is great schora for a long strech … like during musaf on YK.. when usually only the hard core are there anyway… and they can get it…

    Yasher koach

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    zach -14 years ago

    the story
    Dear Rabbi Jacobson,

    Thank you so much for once again bringing your Chassidus to the Mainline. Each morning since hearing your talk, I "hear" the history of our people in the sound of the Shofar. May we experience the Geulah and Mashiach in the Sound of the Final Tekiah Gedolah.

    I had asked you about the Rebbe Zvi Hirsh Meisels because my Grandfather's Rebbe back in Ujhyel, Hungary was Eluzar Meisels. He survived Auschwitz but his entire family (wife and children) did not. His son (from the second marriage), Moshe Zev is the current Ujhyeler and is in Monsey. Each Motzai Shabbos of the first Slichos, I make my way to Monsey from Philly to say slichos with him. We then "fahrbreng" (just he and I) until morning. So, the day before you spoke, I had spent from 2AM til 5AM with him. I was still riding that high when you told the story of Zvi Hirsch.

    I asked him about Zvi Hirsh. Zvi Hirsh is his uncle and Zalman Leib is his cousin. They were together with Eluzar in Auschwitz.

    Ruv Meisels also sent me a copy of the memoirs of his uncle which tell the story of the 100 tekios. I will forward these to you when I finish this.

    Again, thank you for your words of chizuk, I will hear the shofar so much more richly as well as know how much Hashem wants my teshuvah (I may just be less hard on myself thanks to you!!).

    Have a Shana Tova, metuka, mevorechet. Ksiva v'chasima tova,

    Zach Weiser, Philly.

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    Chana -14 years ago

    Cut off
    B"H

    The video keeps freezing and then restarts. Does anyone else have the same problem?

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    MM -14 years ago

    I would like to get this video
    I very-very enjoyed today, 09/15/09, laughed and cried, all together. I would like to get a copy of this video. Is it possible?

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    miriam -14 years ago

    maharal
    i love your class on midrash yalkut shimoni tehillum 25. i just heard the first hour so far.

    when we were in prague in elul 2 years ago, for the maharal's yartzeit, reb yitzchak taught the first chapters of netiv hatshuva. and the first chapter is based on this medrash. the maharal gives a moshel to explain it. your class complements it nicely.

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    Isaac -14 years ago

    Cantor Zucker
    Cantor Zucker you are the best!!! Amazing!!! I cried and cried.

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    leah -14 years ago

    beautiful singing
    the music is amazing, the chazans voice is great!

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    gruven_reuven -14 years ago

    Thanks!
    b”h

    I typically download your weekly Shuirim to listen on my commute to/from work. (Haven’t missed a week) I just wanted to tell you how fortunate I feel to have been part of the audience last night. It was a very inspirational evening, and one that helped me move closer in getting ready for Rosh Hashanah!

    Todah Rabbah!

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    joanna -14 years ago

    the joke about the syrian pilot
    not very appropriate. this is a time of reflection, and an opportunity to start the new year fresh. maybe we should concentrate on bringing peace to this world and helping your fellow man and forgiving ....

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    jb -14 years ago

    manusceipts
    R abbi jacobson
    is it possible to get the speach in writing
    please sent it to jb11252000@@yahoo.com

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    admin -14 years ago

    to elki
    the program was 7:30pm. You can now hear the replay.

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    Meira -14 years ago

    Rosh Hashana Splended Gift
    They say the same way as you start New Year, so it‘s going to be for you. Thanks a lot to all who made for us this great start!
    Have Happy and Healthy New Year!

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    elka -14 years ago

    film
    could not receive it. Iw it because I am in the Pacific time zone and it's too late or is something wrong? What a disappointment.

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    joan begun -14 years ago

    thank you for a stimulating evening

    and concerthiur

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    1612 -14 years ago

    gorgeous, crystal clear,

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    Albertos -14 years ago

    Thanks
    The broadcast is crystal clear, thanks!

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