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The Spiritual Origin of Marital Therapy

How Do You Make Peace Between Fire and Water? Passion and Silence? You Need the Shofar

1 hr 33 min

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This class was presented on Thursday, Parshas Mishpatim, 25 Shevat, 5782, January 27, 2022, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY.

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    doniel -2 years ago

    rosh hashana 27
     שיעור תקיעה פירש רשב"ג כדי שיאחזנו בידו ויראה לכאן ולכאן 
    Hold on to shofar and one side is restrictiveness and other side expansiveness - one side is I have no tefisah beh and I'm o.k and the other side I can now discover so much more , but it is only kosher If I have the ability to see both sides.
    שכל הקולות כשירין [בשופר]
    Once I bring all these factors together and they become one any sound is kosher any experience I live through whether dry or thicl or thin I could connect to ein sof

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    Chaim Schnitzer -2 years ago

    Thanks rabbi yy for bringing the relevance of chassidus to the personal life

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    No tighter spot, no greater limitation than the womb

    But then...comes the great expensiveness called birth and life.

    And then, at the other end of an expensive growing life, comes the other bookend, the other great tight spot and limitation called the grave 

    So life is an expensive growing period of time bookended by the tight limiting womb and the tight limiting grave.

    But....after the grave, comes the eternal expansive ever growing and elevating place called shomayim!

    And after that expansive elevating place called shomayim our neshamas are (usually) sent back down to the womb! 

    The eternal spiritual neshoma descending and arising merry go ground. (Or "loopy dee loop?) 

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    If the husband is fire and the wife is water the

    Only way to make peace is to have some pot between them! 

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      Chaim Schnitzer -2 years ago

      The Gemara in tractate brochos chapter nine writes that a pot is related to peace for that reason

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    Hashem makes peace in the heights

    And, though fire and water can't co-exist down here in the natural world, when He wanted to He put fire inside the hail (frozen water) in the plague. He can make peace up there, down here, whenever He wants. We call it a miracle.  A miracle is just very infrequent nature. 

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    A borrower initiates the transaction by approaching

    The owner and asks to borrow and use the item for his own benefit. And the technical rule is that if the borrower takes the item but the owner is there with the item then a level of liability and responsibility applies. 

    But......who among us ever asked to borrow and use our bodies or even our neshomas? Rather it is Hashem the "owner" of it all who initiates the transaction and asks us to watch over His item. So we ate (paid or unpaid?) watchmen/dhomrim and therefore different levels of liability abd responsibility apply. 

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Lizchus nishmas ho'isha HACHASHUVA, Luba Alta Toba (known as Teibel) bas Horav Azriel Chaim Sholom Boruch, aishes Reb Yaakov Lipsker, dedicated by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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