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Even In Darkness, We Soar On the Wings of Eternity

The Whispering Cedars of Yaakov & Reb Akiva: You Belong to Redemption

1 hr 19 min

Class Summary:

This weekly women's class was presented on Tuesday, Parshas Terumah, 30 Shevat, Rosh Chodesh Adar I, 5782, February 1, 2022, at Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim in Monsey, NY.

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  • Anonymous -1 year ago

    This was such a special class and moved me deeply. Thank you! Your work in teaching us torah in this deep, meaningful way is deeper and more impactful than you can probably ever realize.

    - A grateful student  

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    Kj -2 years ago

    And, most interesting, take with you from Egypt...to become what I called you to be!  Take that which you think is defiled, useless and used to build for the ego of another!  Take that, which in today's terms, some would say, triggers you!  What a foolish and ignorant GD, no?

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    Kj -2 years ago

    Such wisdom, Rabbi -- the foundation/the structure of the Tabernacle came from bondage, slavery, and abuse, and became useful and holy, only by the direct command of Gd! (Important point for those who think freedom comes from not being told what to do!)  Direction from Gd for those disillusioned with religion, government, life, abuse -- it does not get better than this!  This is what the soul desires.  This is that insatiable yearning in the heart.  Build with me in my pain, heal my wounds, dwell in my inner being and become my GD!  Make me your child/person/servant.  Make my wood/my pain into the foundation of the Tabernacle and dwelling place in my soul for, You, the Almighty.

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    People know about a cedar closet or trunk

    The cedar smells good. The cedar keeps things fresh and insect free. 

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    R. Eliezer held that one should go away for Pesach

    Is this then the source for our modern Pesach hotels and programs?

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    If the acacia could be bought from civilized places

    In the mid bar, why did Yakov bother to bring acacia TO Mitzrayim? 

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    Looks funny to take our large quantity of acacia leaving for only 3 days

    But....couldn't the Mitzrim think that the acacia wood itself could be the Korban to Hashem? 

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    Yakov brought the acacia trees or saplings to Mitzrayim

    Didn't he think that he was going to Yosef in Mitzrayim because of the (temporary) famine in Canaan? Did he think that his descendants would be there for centuries? If he prepared acacia trees, why not prepare all the other things the yidden needed? Did Yakov as a novi know that dafka acacia wood would be needed? 

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Women's Teruma/Pesach Class

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • February 1, 2022
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  • 30 Sh'vat 5782
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Dedicated by Susan Goldberg in memory of my parents: Aryeh Leib ben Zev Volf and Yocheved bat Matityahu Goldczer

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