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Why the Body Is Higher than the Soul

It Is the Body, Not the Soul, That Hashem Chooses

1 hr 33 min

Class Summary:

This text-based class, in Likkutei Sichos vol. 23, Menachem Av/Matos-Masei, was presented by Rabbi YY Jacobson on Friday, Parshas Matos-Maasei, 29 Tammuz, 5781, July 9, 2021, live from his home in Monsey, NY.

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    Sara -3 years ago

    So free choice

    for us is really another paradox. Another very hard (at least for me) thing to achieve. My choice has to be HIS choice. This takes so much dedication, learning, constant awareness, all the time, in every occasion, circumstance, situation. 

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      Sara -3 years ago

      Thank  you for adding on to my question. You said it well

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    Hashem has no antecedent and therefore the concept of free choice

    Only applies to Him. And He CHOSE to create creation? To create man to whom He gave seemingly free choice? To chose Avraham and his descendents? 

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    The guf is higher than the heshoma

    This is just another application of the general principle that when the wall falls, when the Kelim were broken and the sparks scattered then that which was higher fell further away.

    This explains that techias hamaysim will be from the physical Luz bone. Why we gather and bury all parts of a dismembered  body, rm"L. Why cremation is forbidden.  Etc

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    Sara Metzger -3 years ago

    But

    GD doesn't really need anything, does HE? So the davening for our needs (physical AND Spiritual) is for us to be able to get closer to GD, to make us more complete. The act of davening in a sincere and true way can get us there. 

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    If am totally aligned with Hashem, His needs and desires

    Then whether I am davenning for my own selfish needs or His needs abd desires, it's all the same. I DO what He wants and therefore I NEED what He wants and my davenning whether for my needs or His, is the same 

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Likkutei Sichos Menachem Av/Matos-Maasei #3

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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