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Does Religion Welcome Creativity?

Why Would Yitzchak be Inspired by the Destruction in Our History?

1 hr 13 min

Class Summary:

This women's class was presented on Tuesday, Parshas Toldos, 1 Kislev, 5781, November 17, 2020, live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY 

Why would you name a child “Yaakov” because he is holding on to his brother’s heel? Why would Eisav speak of tithing salt and straw, and not any other food? Why did the vision of a destroyed Beis Hamikdash inspire Yitzchak’s blessings? Why did he want to bless Eisav? Why did Yitzchak begin his blessings, “And G-d will give you,” meaning that the first giving is insufficient?

The class explores to models of leaders, mentors and teachers. It addresses to dimensions to life: when you are a student of life, and when you become a creator, finding the courage to reinvent yourself, and turning chaotic sounds into a symphony.

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    Yehuda -3 years ago

    Bein Kach

    I think it was worth mentioning regarding the story of R' Chaim thirer From chernowitz with his son,

    that the name of his book is באר מיים חיים which means 'well of living water' & The fact that he "took" the 'kav' of yitzchak & that the story of his son was brought down in that book fits quite well-p.i.with all which was mentioned in the class וק״ל

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    ניצן גרזי קיבוץ בית השיטה

    שלום וברכה הרב

    דבר ראשון תודה רבה על השעורים המדהימים הכנים והמתאימים לצורכי השעה  הדור.

    משפחתי ואני נהנים מאד מהשעורים (כבר כמה שנים ,מתנצל שלא שיתפנו את הבעת התודה עד עכשיו) .

    לפני שבוע חשבתי  ושיתפתי באחת הקבוצות את חידוש שדומה לחידוש שאמרת בשיעור לגבי אליעזר עבד אברהם "שדולה ומשקה" .שאברהם אומר להשם שאין לו יורש מלבד אליעזר שהוא דולה ומשקה מתורת רבו לאחרים. לכאורה למה מזכירים את מעלתו  כאשר אברהם מסביר שהוא לא רוצה שימשיך אותו? ועוד יותר מכך, שלא רוצה שיצחק יתחתן עם בתו אלא שאליעזר ילך ויביא ליצחק את רבקה?

    אלא שאברהם רוצה שממשיכו יפעל גם מכח עצמו בנביעה פנימית, ולכן גם רוצה את רבקה כאישה ליצחק כי היא אומרת "אלך" ורשי מפרש שתלך מעצמה.גם אם לא ירשו לה .

    ולכן מאוד נהנתי ששבוע לאחר מכן אני שומע את החידוש ממך.

    רציתי לשאול 

      האם החידוש של בן ביתי דמשק אליעזר "שדולה ומשקה" שרשי מביא כסיבה מדוע אברהם אינו רוצה אותו כממשיכו, האם יש לכך מקור קדום, והאם יש לרבי התייחסות לכך?

    תודה רבה

    בשורות טובות

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    Rifki -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Ah Gitten Chodesh!! THANK YOU!! THANK U! I have no words to appropriately express my hakoras Hatov... I Couldn't wait till hv ur most gevaldig enlivening Shiurim sparks live .. to continue giving chizuk to ppl I work with... TY HASHEM for R YY!! Shetichye Amush!! It’s not relevant my question, just a question that puzzles us.

    We will be traveling beh Whn we hopefully get a visa to my grandson's bar Mitzva ... hv to quarantine for the 2 weeks. My husband is quite concerned ab not davening w a minyan. What is the proper way to handle it? Is us that simple to just miss minyan??? No questions to be asked just do??!! TY For all u do for klal Yisrael! May u be Zoche to continue w Mashiach in perfect health!!! W ur mishpocha!!

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Davening with a Minyan is an amazing opportunity. Yet for grandparents to attend a bar mitzvah of a grandson when possible is also a very very powerful opportunity, as it can bring great joy, inspiration, and love to the grandchild, and help him during this fateful time as he accepts the yoke of Torah and mitzvot. So you have to see the pros and the cons.

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    Yides Weinstock -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to thank you very much for this shiur, it is exactly what I needed to hear at this point in my life

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    Chava Jaffe Friedman -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    in attempting to reach out and help the one who needs the transmission of the light, and they have gotten stuck in their pain behaviors -- and then there is a commonality that allows the person to connect with me -- yet there world of so many levels of distractions, it feels that in my attempt to help, I barely can stay afloat sometimes. with being exposed to their residuals of. darkness -- Of. course I keep. davening, and. get centered. and. know this too is my gift. to re-invent -- and. persevere --

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    Chava Jaffe Friedman -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    in attempting to reach out and help the one who needs the transmission of the light, and they have gotten stuck in their pain behaviors -- and then there is a commonality that allows the person to connect with me -- yet there world of so many levels of distractions, it feels that in my attempt to help, I barely can stay afloat sometimes. with being exposed to their residuals of. darkness -- Of. course I keep. davening, and. get centered. and. know this too is my gift. to re-invent -- and. persevere --

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    Liz Muschel -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Thank you so much Rabbi, Chodesh Tov !

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Amazing!

    The Quote goes if life gives you lemons make lemonade, but according to what you describe I would say if your life gives you lemons make orange juice!

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    Susie Grama -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    When you say that yitzchok didn't look like Avraham, did you mean physically or by his behavior? Isn't there a commentary about Yitzchok's birth that he looked like Avraham so that no one would doubt the paternity of Avraham due to his advanced age.?

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    shine shahzad -3 years ago

    Good evening frm UAE

    good eveing Rabbi i am joining frm UAE

    I have a question What is the reason a personal particular prayer of petition is not getting answered?

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Do you think...

    that Yitzchak wanted to give all these teachings to Esauv too?

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      Sara -3 years ago

      Seems you are answering that question now. Yitzchak thought he WAS giving these blessings to Esauv... What then, were the blessings he would have given to Yitzchak? The ones that he utlimately did give to Esauv?

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Teachers and Students...

    What an incredibe explanation.

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    Kaila C Stempel -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    ARE WE LOCKED INTO THE KIND OF STUDENT WE ARE - BECAUSE WE WERE CREATED THAT WAY? COULD A PERSON BE LOCKED INTO NOT GIVING OVER DESPITE MUCH LEARNING?

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    Freida -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    What topic Is this on..?

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    Sara -3 years ago

    How does someone SEE the SMELL of something?

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      Meir Eichenstein -3 years ago

      In Yitro (20:14) it says they saw sound.

      As Yitschok was able to see smell.

      Chassidus holds the explanations.

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        Sara Metzger -3 years ago

        Chassidus holds the explanations? Can you elaborate?

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    Adina -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Good morning Rabbi Jacobson! I appreciate so much the deep lectures,I love learning and listening to your shiurim. My question is how can I get stronger in the sense of not feeling jealousy, and work with the acceptance of each one's life and journeys ,. Thank you so much.

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