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How the Alter Rebbe Fused Kabbalah & Chassidus

Why Do You Want to Win, to Get the Booty or to Reveal the Truth?

2 hr 1 min

Class Summary:

This is a text-based class on a Chassidic discourse, a Maamer, by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Basi L'Gani 5721 (1961). This fourth class of the series was taught by Rabbi YY Jacobson on Sunday morning, Parshas Bo, 4 Shevat, 5781, January 17, 2021, at Rabbi YY Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    When a person dreams, two opposites are not a contradiction to each other, and could coexist. A person in darkness and galus could emerge through geulah which is the revelation of how the galus was really aligned with the oneness. ( vort of the Brisker rav Hayinu Kecholmim) However, when he is still present in the state of Galus, he needs to be able to dream. To be able to see or realize the light within the darkness and that he is able to keep on going even though it seems like the impossible. If a person could live with this paradox, then elokus will enter his life. 

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    Nautuli -3 years ago

    Alexi NaValni, testify today on how נצחון is beyond rational.  Returning back to Russia when he knows דמים בראשו 

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    Real victory is not conquering but aligning

    And so America and the Allies, after conquering the Axis powers, Germany, Japan and Italy,  built them up with democratic ideals. 

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    A real Melech can desire to conquer the whole world

    Like Haman and Napoleon. 

    Zeh L'uma zeh.

    The Rebbe didn't raise until he "conquered" the whole world, (except poland?)  with kedusha, shluchim and chabad houses 

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    Two types of war

    First type involves a profit loss analysis and its undertaken only if there's a  likely profit.

    The second type is when anything and everything is utilized to try to win even if a profit or win is unlikely. This was the king crushing his most precious gem to save the life of his son.

    These days the same 2 approaches exist regarding medical care for the very elderly and those who  are very sick and unlikely to survive.  One approach is not to intervene for a person 100 years old or who is very sick.  The other approach,  seen in frum hospitals in EY is that everything and anything is done even for a frail 100 year old patient. (I saw this with my own mother). 

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Basi L'Gani 5721 #4

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • January 17, 2021
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  • 4 Sh'vat 5781
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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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