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Fusing the Ramak & the Baal Shem Tov

Sunday Morning, Jan 10, 9:30am EST

2 hr 3 min

Class Summary:

This is a text-based class on a Chassidic discourse, a Maamer, by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Basi L'Gani 5721 (1961). It was taught by Rabbi YY Jacobson on Sunday morning, Parshas Va'era, 26 Tevet, 5781, January 10, 2021, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY.

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    Chavi -3 years ago

    Knowing your spouse...?

    "you can't fully know your spouce... If you say u do, it's the end of the relationship".. 

    What about "והאדם ידע את חוה"?   He knew her (I know the interpretation, but the literal words say he knew her) 

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    shmuel -3 years ago

    Learning Basi Ligani 5721 with your recording.
    You just mentioned that the marriage ring is the step of tzimtzum.  Is there a connection between the finger of the Kallah filling the space of the ring and the the Kav enteing the mokom Cholol?

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    daniel -3 years ago

    They said the shem mefurash in the mikdash not only on YK. 

    Another kasha: Moshe killed mitzry with shem hamefurashal. Was that Yom Kippur?

    Chasidus would say based on the alter Rebbe's vort 19 kislev 5669, discussed in your 24 teves 5781 farbrengen, that in atzilus the greatest taanug is doing a favor for others - the same dargah as yom kippur. So moshe then was like Yom Kippur, in the depth of atzelus you feel the need to do a a favor and save another Jew.

    But kepshuto tzarich iyun on the maggid.

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      I think your insight is on target, as this is what Yom Kippur is all about -- as we see in the story of the Alter Rebbe going to the young mother on Yom Kippur. And the story in Yuma 47 with the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur speaking to the Arab (explained by the Rebbe 19 Kislev 5720, and in my 24 Teves 5781 farbrengen).

      In the beis hamikdash they can say it because it was the link between heaven and earth (cf. Likkutei Sichos vol. 10 about the "neck" of the world.) But on Yom Kippur, the entire nation can hear it and experience it, as we say in the avodah of YK.

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    The kohen Godol had to be married to show

    That ruchnious must be connected to gashmius. 

    But, he was doing the Avodah in the Beis Hamigdash. That had to be made exactly physically according to the Divine blueprint. Exactly a certain size,  certain materials,  etc.  Also his begodim,  and the korbonos had to be physically exactly a certain way.

    Why weren't all those exact specifications without which he couldn't do the avoda sufficient to connect ruchnious with  gashmius? 

    Although there were certain prerequisites,  we don't see that Mrs Kohen Godol had to be a certain size, type etc. 

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Explains why people let personal attacks and offenses destroy them, their relationships, etc.  If we are one, what does it matter?

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    Hashem must forego his infinity to create otherness

    Like a confirmed bachelor must give his total freedom to create a relationship or marriage 

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      SH -3 years ago

      No. And this is the priblem of discusing these things. For many generations this was all hidden from being dicussed in public because unless understood correctly there iis a real danger of making critical mistakes. The answer to your question is dealt with in the Tanya (and others), but its not so simple to undertand the real depth of the answer.

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    Sara Metzger -3 years ago

    So,

    if fusion of ohr and keli is the ultimate, all the negative things written and said about keli are irrelevant. They are not negative. Keli is necessary, has to be there, a part of the fusion?

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Indeed!

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    Sara Metzger -3 years ago

    So many things in Judaism

    are counter intuitive, so many paradoxes. If that's so, how do we ever know what the meanings really are?

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    GD denies Himself to reveal Himself. Man denies self to reveal GD. I retesting!

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    An entrepreneur forms a company of people

    In order to achieve a goal he cannot achieve alone. He needs many people with many skills to achieve his goal. Ditto for any group of people organized to collectively achieve a goal (an army, any organization, etc).

    Query: if the ultimate purpose of our cumulative and collectively existence to bring and achieve the era of Moshiach with all its details,  could Hashem have achieved this goal without creation,  without people, without yidden? If the era of Moshiach is his ultimate goal as well on His level, he needs us like the entrepreneur needs his staff. 

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    Sara Metzger -3 years ago

    So it's ALWAYS

    about learning more, feeling more, being more - about GD, about a person, about yourself

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    Sara Metzger -3 years ago

    Someone asked...

    When Moshiach comes, isn't the true name of Hashem revealed?

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    My father the principal

    Wasn't there a story about a student who had his father as principal also?

    When he got in trouble he asked the principal to remember that he was his father also and act accordingly? 

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    bayis legani

    how do we say ein melech belo am and yet say בטרם כל יצור נברא in adon olam?

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    yosef s -3 years ago

    A big Yasher Koach for the Basi Le Gani shiurim.

    I look forward to them and enjoy them immensely every year. And in particular your explanation "outside" of the whole historical background, etc. in the most recent shiur.  I have now watched recordings of the entire first two shiurim of this year and am "caught up", and I hope to participate "live" on zoom in the remaining two shiurim.

    I would appreciate it, if possible, if you could elaborate about the inyan of "os hu b’stva b’tsva d’lei” which the Rebbe mentions is os hei about 14 lines down.  He says the beginning of avodah needs to be in Havaya Tsvakos and through this on reaches os hu b’stva b’tsva d’lei and then afterwards one gets to Tsavos Havayay  Could you possibly elaborate on what this is about?  Particularly the term  os hu b’stva b’tsva d’lei, which I have not encountered before.  Thank you so much, and again, thanks so much for this great series of shiurim.

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Maamer Basi L'Gani 5721 #3

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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In Loving Memory of Our Grandparents
ר׳ יוסף הירש בן ר׳ לייב ע״ה
ויהודית בת ר׳ אבא ע״ה

R’ Yosef Hirsch and Yehudis Vchershansky

לייב בן ר׳ יחיאל ‏ברוך ע״ה
וסימה בת ר׳ שמשון ע״ה

Leib and Sima Goldstein

Who even behind the Iron Curtain lived a life of unwavering dedication to their families and daringly hoped for a better tomorrow. Today their children and grandchildren aim to carry their legacy from darkness to light.

Dedicated by Their Grandchildren

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