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We Were Sent Into the Darkness to Heal the Divine

The Child Teaches the Father Who He Is; We, too, Can Comfort Our Father

1 hr 13 min

Class Summary:

This text-based class, in Likkutei Sichos vol. 23, Menachem Av/Matos-Masei, was presented by Rabbi YY Jacobson on Thursday, Parshas Bamidbar, 6 Av, 5781, July 15, 2021, live from his home in Monsey, NY. This is the fifth and final class in the series.

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    Isaac -3 years ago

    See yourself as a healer. Not just as a beloved child. Not just as a cherished person. You were sent into this trauma to heal it. To heal it. You are above it, beyond it. You are the essence. Grow up, realize you are not the ill one. You are the healer.Not just healer of the world. But the healer of G-d. The healer of your father. The healer of the Creator who is with His broken world. And only you, living in the broken world, can heal it, and heal the Divine energy inside of it.

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    When Hashem says before mattan Torah that we are His chosen nation, is that a different choice from the body having been chosen by Atzmus? Was that choice predicated on their acceptance of the Torah?

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    We enjoy no meat or wine and He enjoys no meat or wine these days

    Hashem enjoyed the smell of the korbonos while the Beis Hamigdash stood.  Ditto for the wine offerings (and incense). He lacks this pleasure while He is homeless and we are in golus. 

    Our lack of meat and wine during the 9 days thus mirrors His lack of pleasure these last 2,000 years. 

    We do however enjoy both meat and wine on Shabbos that comes out during the 9 days. At some level then, because we mirror Him, Hashem must also enjoy meat and wine on His Shabbos even  this long golus. 

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    The son can comfort the Father because the essence of the son mirrors the essence of the father

    And the essence of a yid is free choice, the ability to choose one way or the other. 

    So too the essence of Hashem was (and is, continuously) His free choice to choose to create and sustain the world or not.  

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    The Haftorah of Shabbos Chazon

    Admonishes us to place doing right the disadvantaged classes of the orphan, the widow and the poor OVER korbonos, i.em gifts to Hashem.  The Novi says in the name of Hashem that a perfect korbon is disgusting to Hafhem if the donor has neglected those disadvantaged classes. And this is so even though a full third of  the Chumash is about the building, the personnel, the implements, the clothing and procedures of the Mishkan (and Beis Hamigdash) . Korbon donors who neglect Bain Adam Lechavero are "disgustingz".

    So Hashem votes with Hillel who prioritizes Bain Adam lechavero  over Bain Adam l'Mokom. 

    We must have pity fir the human homeless impoverished .people 

    And right now in golus, Hashem is Himself "homeless", the destroyed home was his desire and his desire fulfilled for a time. Right now He is homeless and needs comfort until He returns to His home, the third Beis Hamigdash.  

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Likkutei Sichos Menachem Av/Matos-Maasei #5

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • July 15, 2021
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Dedicated by Reb Sholem Potash and Family in honor of the holy tzaddik, R' Shlomo of Karlin, for the yarhtzeit, 22 Tammuz.

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