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Am I Using Religion to Cover Up My Issues? The Story of Pinchas the Zealot

When Should I Trust My Intuition? How Should I Respond When Triggered by Your Fakeness?

1 hr 43 min

Class Summary:

This class was presented on Tuesday, Parshas Pinchas, 15 Tamuz, 5783, June 26, 2023, at Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim in Monsey, NY.

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  • Anonymous -1 year ago

    Dear Rabbi YY, you say that the name of the Or Hachayim Hakodosh was Reb Chaim ben Otor. That's not correct. His father's name was Moshe. Benatar was his surname, family name.

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  • Anonymous -1 year ago

    Dear Rabbi Jacobson - I hope you have time answer answer my email but as a starter just want to say that even if you don’t, your shiurim are amazing.
    I am a member of marble arch shul in london (late R Sacks) so not a Monsey man which is a great pity because I love your shiurim. I have 2 Q’s for you concerning your shiur which was posted on Utube about 10 days ago “MOSHE AND THE ROCK - THE MYSTERY OF PAIN - https://www.youtube.com/live/_B6Z103rB50? I have rewatched it a few times because I find it very thought provoking (i am lawyer and sister in law is head of physiology at a hospital so we have something to debate) and each time try to absorb its nuances. My 2 Q’s, are (1) - although you tie it up near the end with the coming of the mosiach and redemption (which the 2nd temple I suppose couldn’t activate), would you mind providing me with the citation/source for your comment that after mosiach, Moses be able to enter Israel and (2) when you say Moses will be able to enter Israel do you mean physically and spiritually or do you mean spiritually but either way, the mystery will then become demystified? Many thanks

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      YY Jacobson -1 year ago

      Thanks so so much. it means so much to me. The source that if Moshe would enter the holy land there would be no exile is: See megaleh amukos section 185. Yalkut Reuveni vaeschanan. Alsich and ohr haChaim beginning of Vaeschanan. Or HaTorah vaeschanan page 65. Page 93. And more sources for this. See also Soteh 9a. Tzafnas paanach beginning of teruma. For the sources of Moshe coming with Moshiach to the holy land:

      ראה יומא ה, ב. מדרש תנחומא חוקת יו"ד. במדב"ר פי"ט, יב. וראה זהר ח"א קיג, ב (במהנ"ע). ח"ב קנז, סע"א. ח"ג קסב, ב. ועוד.

      Clearly, it seems it will be both physically and spiritually. 

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    צבי שורץ -1 year ago

    הרב ישראלי זצל מסביר מהיכן אדם יודע שהוא קנאי אמיתי? אם הוא מוכן להיהרג על כך.

    אם זמרי היה הורג היה פטור כי היה לפנחס דין רודף ואף על פי כן הוא מוכן להרוג

    כי זה דין באיש - בקנאי ולא דין במעשה

    ולכן רק קנאים פוגעים המעשה לא רצוי אך קנאי חייב לעשות זאת

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      YY Jacobson -1 year ago

      נכון במאד. תודה רבה. ויעויין בזה לקוטי שיחות חלק ח פרשת בלק. וכן לקוטי שיחות חלק ב. 

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    Kj -1 year ago

    Sadly, Rabbi YY, it is foolishness like this that has stopped folks from going deeper with Gd, but it does make money and give praise.  I hope one day, you learn to serve Gd!

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    • Anonymous -1 year ago

      this is from a different anonymous, not me!

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    • Anonymous -1 year ago

      Wait! I'm the real anonymous! And I serve Gd the best way! 

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    Faygie Matusof -1 year ago

    The Gemara says that Pinchas is Eliyahu. Can you explain how this fits in with the lesson you gave today? Why specifically Eliyahu?

    Thank you very much

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    • YJ

      YY Jacobson -1 year ago

      Correction: The Zohar says this, not the Gemarah. 

      Eliyahu says to Hashem "קנא קנאתי.״. I was a zealot for your honor because your people have abandoned your covenant. So he too was very zealous like pinchas. 

      yet his zealotry was purely out of love and purity. He loved his people. He attends every bris to testify that the Jews still maintain the covenant. He will herold the redemption and being Jews closer to each other and Hashem as explained in rambam laws of kings ch. 12. 

      eliyahu was a zealot but he was an "angel." 

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Women's Class Parshas Pinchas

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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Dedicated by Dr. Miriam Gross in memory of her father, Moshe ben Yaakov, z“l whose yartzeit is today

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