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Why the Need to Lie to Pharaoh?

Freedom Comes in Two Forms: Escape and Transformation

1 hr 13 min

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This class was presented on Tuesday, Parshas Va'eira, 24 Teves, 5783, January 17, 2023, at Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim in Monsey, NY.

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  • RG

    Rikee Gutherz-Madoff -5 months ago

    Thank you so much, Rabbi Jacobson!!

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    Elisheva Kohani -1 year ago

    I could have listened to this like million times 

    Thank you Rebbe 

    Shabat shalom

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    KALMAN GOLDSHTEIN -1 year ago

    ’כי ברח העם‘ has to do with erev rav, they actually fled. There is a comment stating that wherever aam is written, it refers to erev rav.

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    Kalman -1 year ago

    The very idea that Moses deceived the Pharaoh, and this is written in the Torah, which is called Thorat Emet, is incorrect. If we look more closely at the text, we will see that Moshe did not deceive. What Moses actually said: "... and now, let us go on a three-day journey into the wilderness and offer sacrifices to the Lord our G-d." This means that the path that the Jews have to go to their goal takes three days. But he did not say that in three days they would return, he only indicated how long it takes to reach this place. Moshe did not deceive the Pharaoh. This is a misunderstanding that translators and commentators are trying to impose on us.

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    Eli -1 year ago

    HaShem is truth and He does not require man's understanding of it to be so. 

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      Elizabeth -1 year ago

      However, man is invited to seek the truth and in HaShem they will find it. 

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        Elizabeth -1 year ago

        Torah is truth. I stand corrected. 

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          Elizabeth -1 year ago

          Thank you to you and all your students for choosing not to include David ha Melach in your examples.  It was this omission that sparked a light that led me to this truth. 

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            Elizabeth -1 year ago

            *the truth

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            Me again -1 year ago

            Is it possible that HaShem considered and shared with Moshe his vision for leading the Jewish people out of Egypt much like a project proposal but HaShem sets the goals so the project isn't complete until targeted goals are reached because really time was impossible to determine?
            Could HaShem have shared his vision with Moshe and the three day process, but what wasn’t spelled out was the fact that the three days were based off of HaShem’s best estimate of a  timeline based on the amount of time it requires for Hashem to complete HIS part of the plan or project goals?  
            Since the vision/project proposal requires full participation by many humans with many different and often conflicting schedules and agendas.
            HaShem handed the time clock over to his people in the care of Moshe without saying a word. That would make its completion time not possible for anyone on the planet to determine, not even HaShem, technically, but not really because he kept his hand all the while as the one who determines when project goals are met by setting them and thus always kept both hands on the wheel. He gives up freedom and time in order to gain the same by choosing project objectives and not deadlines. Im guessing this has been discussed but I don't see the holes why it wouldn't work so could use some insight.  Thanks. 

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    Freida Hecht -1 year ago

    Dear Rabbi Jacobson, what a magnificent class especially the highlight the Alter Rebbe's insight from Tanya. Life changing ..

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Women's Class Va'eira

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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