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Do We Pray for Ourselves or for Hashem?

The Apparent Contradiction between Niglah and Nistar

43 min

Class Summary:

This text-based class, in Likkutei Sichos vol. 23, Menachem Av/Matos-Masei, will be presented by Rabbi YY Jacobson on Thursday, Parshas Matos-Maasei, 28 Tammuz, 5781, July 8, 2021, live from his home in Monsey, NY.

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    A selfish person davens only for his needs

    But a selfless person dabens for his needs and for the other's needs. And the other can and should include Hashem.  "Make His will your will".

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    The entire month has the name Menachem Av yet

    We begin to decrease in sorrow already by midday on the 9th. In fact Tu b'Av is a joyous day. 

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    In the mid 1700's the Baal Shem Tov, the Maggid, the Alter Rebbe

    We're waging a ruchnious battle against jewish elitism, Napoleon, the Czars, etc on one side of the world ....  while  

    George Washington and his gang were battling a gashmious physical pro-democracy battle against tyrannical English and French kings on the other side of the world.

    Today in the West (including Israel) we enjoy the benefits of both those richnious and gashmious battles. 

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    Tomorrow is the happiest day of the year

    We know that when Adar comes in we increase in joy. And that when menachem Av comes in we decrease. 

    If we began to increase in joy on rosh Chodesh Adar, when does this increase in joy cease or reverse? On rosh chidesh Menachem Av. 

    That makes tomorrow the happiest day of the year.  

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    Notice that if the name "Av" came back from Babylonia

    We added the name "menachem" to the name Av.

    I.e. not just "the father" but "to comfort the father".

    So too, we had the name "Chesham" from Babylonia and we added the name "MARcheshvan". 

    Menachem means to comfort while Mar means bitter. Opposites. 

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Likkutei Sichos Menachem Av/Matos-Maasei #2

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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Dedicated by the Silber Family in loving memory & L'iluy Nishmas R' Yissachar Dov (Berel) ben R' Moshe Silber a"h, in honor of his yarzeit today, 28 Tammuz.

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