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Relationships in Five Dimensions

The Talmud Derives the Legal Mechanism of a Jewish Marriage From the Legal Process in Which Abraham Purchased a Burial Plot for His Wife Sarah. This Seems Strange.

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Relationships in Five Dimensions: The Talmud derives the legal mechanism of a Jewish marriage from the legal process in which Abraham purchased a burial plot for his wife Sarah. This seems strange.

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    Reuben Armento -1 year ago

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    Rivka -12 years ago

    Great shiour
    Thank you so much! I was so sad and "destroyed" after the passing of Rebbetsin Azimov... You gave me new ko'hot.

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    Avi Jay -12 years ago

    Thank You
    Thank you very much for delivering an excellent shiur.



    You prepared an excellent source sheet on an essential topic.  More and more we see the beauty of chassidut uniting all apsects of the Pardes of Toah and helping people's lives.  This is very timely given the fact that I am a chatan due to marry in two weeks (thank you for your virtual mazal tov you are delivering now).



    We see from your shiur how out of the destruction of the holocaust we came back more determined than ever, like a cat with nine lives.  We are simply invincible.  Not because we have an amazing IDF who b'H" do amazing things and protect us every single day risking their lives on the soul-level of yechida, but because of the G-dly spark that rests within each one of us, the חלק אלקה ממעל ממש that can allow no subsitute for achievement.  After you unusually quoted the Vilna Gaon I will also unusually quote R' Yosef Weinberg (Frameworks Bereishis) in an essay entitled Jews and Traitors where he writes:-



    "...Yaakov bequeathed Yisrael [the Jewish people] a psyche tortured by anything less than full integration of the elements of...Creation. It is this psyche that drives the alienated Jew to teshuva [returning] or to the forefront of every mad cultural, social, and religious experiment in a never ending search for a lost wholeness [that Yaakov represents]. It is the psyche that will not be denied, that punishes with 'Jewish guilt' and self doubt, all who ignore her. It is this psyche that accepts no substitute for achievement, that can lead the hopelessly complacent Jew to heroism."



    Keep up with the excellent work.

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    Anonymous -12 years ago

    Re: Remarriage after death of spouse
    Is this a fact based on actual studies and statistics, or is this jut your impression?


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    Kayo, Tokyo -13 years ago

    I million shekels are nothing
    Baruch HaShem,

    I am very sure that Rabbi Menachem Mendel and Rebbetzin Chana Sudakevich of Beis Chabad Japan, each is thinking "I have got an amazing deal of life", thanking HaShem for their halves.

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    Isaac -13 years ago

    to Gila
    There is a long letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe to a widow where he says just that, that her husband in heaven would want her to remmary so can she live happier life down here. when you care for someone, you want them to be happy and not lonely. the connection they have will not be destroyed by her remarrying.

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    Gila -13 years ago

    marriage
    why do you say that after one spouse goes to the next world the other spouse wants them to be happy and does not mind if they remarry? That does not sound right because the other soul would want to remain with their spouse in the next world and not sever that relationship. In the Talmud there are stories of rabbonim who tried to marry the widows of certain rabbonim who passed away and the women refused to marry again.

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    Menachem -14 years ago

    Sources for different interpretations
    I really enjoyed this shiur and was wondering if someone can write down the sources for the 5 different explanations. I know they were probably mentioned in the class (I remember at least one), but I can't remember them.

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      Anonymous -12 years ago

      Re: Sources for different interpretations
      Below the video there is a PDF document which includes a source sheet and the sources to the themes we discussed in the class.

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    Rachel -14 years ago

    thank you
    thank you again, very very good to hear

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    Chaim -14 years ago

    Kach-Yikach
    Correction: I asked on Rashi but it was the Gemora...anyway, the explanation I got in shul this morning was that in the entire story there is no indication of a transaction other than when Avrohom says Kach and it never mentions any kinyan and only later does it say "asher Kono..." which indicated that there had to be a kinyan somewhere...I thought the pshat might be that he says to Efron Kach MiMeni, meaning be koneh this money from me as consideration etc...
    Either way, I look forward to this weeks shiur...for the first time in my life I have something to give over and I dont feel like a am ha-arets...

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    YY Jacobson -14 years ago

    To Chaim
    Tosefos asks your question: How can you learn from the word Kach in which the buyer (Avraham) is saying that the seller (Efron) should take the money, that the word Yikach by marriage in which the husband "acquires" the wife is the same meaning? They are opposite sides of the transaction. One is the seller taking the money and the other is the buyer taking the "purchase."



    In the words of Tosefos:



    “אינו חושש אלא שמוצא לשון קיחה, אע"ג דלא דמי, דקיחה דהכא קיימא אכסף של שדה, וקיחה דאשה לא קיימא אכסף של אשה אלא אאשה עצמה".



    In other words, what is important is, that the term “kicha” is used in both cases, hence we apply the facts of one, in the other case as well. How we apply it is based on the logical circumstances. By Abraham, he was getting the field, so he gave the money. By marriage, the husband is “acquiring” a wife, so he gives her money.



    The law is not derived from the sentence structure “ki yikach eish eisha,” but from the fact that the term “yikach” is employed in this verse, as it is in the second verse.

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    Chaim -14 years ago

    Nosati - Kach
    How does Rashi learn from the word Kach in which the buyer is saying that the seller should take the money that the word Yikach by marriage in which the husband "acquires" the wife is the same meaning? They are opposite sides of the transaction. One is the seller taking the money and the other is the buyer taking the "purchase".

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    Shmueli -14 years ago

    Niggun
    This niggun was taught to my class by Rabbi YY Lospker A"H, an uncle of, Yibadel L'chaim Tovim V'aruchim, Rabbi YY Jacobson. He told us that when he first heard it by a farbrengen with the Rebbe in 770, he and his friends did not go to sleep that night until after listening to the recording over and over until they knew it perfectly. Sung during the time of the 3rd Chabad Rebbe, The Tzemach Tzedek, it is named "The Fartiger", meaning the finished one, or the ready one, referring to, and expressing the feelings of, one who has after tremendous ongoing effort, accomplished ones divine mission/service in life.



    This Niggun, if I may add, is quite fitting for one to sing after accomplishing the "plowing of the animal "soul/ego" and reaching the sublime level of eternal soul connection, as expounded upon in the Rabbi's brilliant and profound presentation. Yasher Koach!

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      Anonymous -12 years ago

      Re: Niggun
      Thank you so much. Yes this melody is attributed either to the Tzemach Tzedek himself (the third Chabad Rebbe, 1789-1866), or to his students. I recall that once the Lubavitcher Rebbe asked that they sing a song of the Tzemach Tzedek without words, and this was the melody chosen.

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    Haim -14 years ago

    Name that tune
    Perhaps you could add to the "credits" lines @ Music by .... THE NAME OF THE NIGGUN.

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    bracha -14 years ago

    kicha kicha
    thank you very much.. great energy, wonderful commitment...very interesting

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    Shua -14 years ago

    Another source
    Perhaps another source to add to interpretation #3 -- Paaneach Raza explains Avraham purchased 600,000 amos for 600,000 neshamos. Likewise each marriage is not just a private affair, it has significance for all of Klal Yisroel.

    Yasher koach for a great shiur, any way to view/download older ones as well?

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      Anonymous -12 years ago

      Re: Another source
      Every video has below it the possibility for a MP3 download.

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    Batya -14 years ago

    Thank You
    Thank you for your intellectually stimulating shiur and spiritually wholesome message. You provided for me my daily dose of Torah learning. You have a raw and pure talent.
    Yasher Koach!

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    bitul -14 years ago

    thanks
    yashar koach,brilliant,inspiring,as usual

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    Mendel -14 years ago

    brilliant
    Just absolutely gevaldig tonight! You put huge effort into that and it was just brilliant.
    Illuminating, clear, engaging, deep, etc. Very well done!

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Rabbi YY Jacobson

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