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The Day You Discover that Everything Is Love

Your Darkness Is Your Best Friend & the World Is Your Greatest Ally

1 hr 34 min

Class Summary:

This weekly women's class was presented on Tuesday, Parshas Vayigash, 7 Tevet, 5781, December 22, 2020, live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY.

The text-based class on Midrash Rabah and Sefas Emes Parshas Vayigash explores two enigmatic Midrashim on the portion, about Yehudah surrendering to Yosef, and Yosef's "rebuking" his brothers. How do we deal with our wounds inside and our challenges outside? Does the world hate us or love us? Is G-d my best friend or just my heavenly boss? How my own mind and actions can cause what is really love to be seen as hate, what is really light to be seen as darkness. We are given a blueprint of how to face every trauma and challenge and see it as an opportunity for infinite love and growth.

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    esther -3 years ago

    Such an emotional experience for me. I am grateful.

    The story of Yehuda and Yosef is so profound -- the DNA running through our existence. the story of our lives to unveil in our own lives.

    Today Hashem made you unveil something for me, from my youth. Something that was a great hardship for me, and what was revealed now was that the daily pain, the soul pain, so hard to get rid of it, I asked G-d many times to help me change the view, but after half a century at this class, something very beautiful was uncovered. It was an eye-opener.

    Each time we must take the opportunity to listen with all our faculties, not only with our ears but with all our senses. And our visible body and spiritual body. And finally, someday we will experience the inner truth. At a split of the moment, it will open up. You must try and work and pray, and then suddenly we will experience the revelation.

    Amazing. Thank you. Thank G-d. What you do does not seem like work, but it is so much work. It comes from your natural self, from the real you. It is not only your learning, it is your core. Thank you for all you share with us. 

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    Sara Metzger -3 years ago

    Someone asked...

    Can you explain this to me practically? I have challenges with my children, with my marriage, with so much. Can you explain this to me practically?

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    Brenda Carroll -3 years ago

    Thank you

    Thank you Rabbi.  Very much.

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    Sara Metzger -3 years ago

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    So you find G-dliness in tragedy by knowing that my perception that it is dark is also G-d? Both are true at the same time? The dark and the light that we can’t see?

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    Sara Metzger -3 years ago

    Someone asked...

    Everything you shared really resonates. I’ve definitely experienced this to be true in my everyday life. But how to reconcile these ideas and avoid a negative narrative when faced with real pain you witness around you. Some things are beyond perception like a child in an oncology ward or you when you see the faithful suffer mind numbing tragedies. How to understand the ideas “mindset creates reality” in this context?

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Women's Class - Sefas Emes Vayigash

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • December 22, 2020
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  • 7 Tevet 5781
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Dedicated by Liz and Dr. Michael Muschel in loving memory of her father, Rav Yisroel Yitzchak haLevi ben HaRav Binyamin, who passed away 21 years ago on 11 Teves. Rabbi Irving Levy was a respected Talmid Chacham, legendary Baal Chesed, and one of the founders of the Monsey community.

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