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Yud Shevat 5770 Farbrengen: What is the Role of a Rebbe?

Song & Inspiration in Tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Leadership

3 hr 57 min

Class Summary:

The Song & Soul of a People -- A Live Evening of Song & Inspiration in tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Leadership. This farbrengen took place on Yud Shevat 5760-2010, at the Chabad of Boca Raton, Florida.

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    Esther Sarah Evans -12 years ago

    ב"ה b"H inyan: really the G-dly miracle


    b"H

    This is really the G-dly miracle, of course, and it is paralleled in the beginning words of the Birkos HaShema:

    "yotzer Or uvoreh Choshekh, ossay Shalom uvoreh et HaKol",  for as both parts of what are being made one in the cover - the one from the Holy of Holies and the one from the Holy are covered with Cherubim woven into them, symbolizing that all degrees of holiness in the Heavenly spheres come together in G-d's service (Sforno), the Artscroll Stone edition in note 6 on page 455 goes on to say that "the concept that the Tabernacle shall become one is an indication that all elements of Creation - Heavenly and human alike - should work together for a common goal".  HaShem, as stressed in the words above from the Birkos HaShema, is the G-d of Or and of Choshekh, all shades of good and evil and all creatures and creation involved. The Mishkan was a mini-version that contained this whole that our eyes, ears and all our senses can never encompass.





     

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    Leizer -12 years ago

    The Human Miracle


    Absolutely beautiful piece expressing the greatness of the human condition. Yashar Koach.

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    ephraim -14 years ago

    great
    What a great d'var Torah. Thank you.
    Best,
    Ephraim

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    Suri -14 years ago

    Thank you for reminding me to seriously get to work. I truly appreciate all the wonderful lessons you teach us every week. May Hashem bless you abundantly.

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    Karen Kramer -14 years ago

    The Human Miracle
    Thank you. In this, my 75th year, I am humbled and grateful to know I am one of all the miracles.
    Love and Shalom.

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    yonatan hyland -14 years ago

    size of universe
    Actually, the visible universe appears to be 176,349,312,000,000,000,000,000 miles in diameter. That's 176 Trillion Billion miles. Just thought you might like the actual number based on a simple calculation.

    speed of light = 186,400 miles per second
    seconds per year = 60*60*24*365 = 31,536,000
    light therefore travels 5,878,310,400,000 miles per year
    estimated age of visible universe is 15,000,000,000 years. (But that's looking out in any direction, which is the radius. Therefore, to get diameter, multiply that by 2.)

    186,400 miles per second * 31,536,000 seconds per year * 30,000,000,000 years gives the above answer, if I did the math correctly.

    Every once in a while I think about how Hashem supervises each moment of every individual and collection in all their relations and knows their entire history. It's impossible to really relate to that in any way, but knowing it's true does help me sometimes realize just how awesome He is.

    Warmest Regards

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    alex -14 years ago

    creating vs changing
    As a premise, I would suggest that Genesis is more than an account of God creating the universe, rather it is a lesson in creating. Creating is usually referred to as yesh meayin, (something from nothing) which purportedly only God can do. However, it is God's intention, in my view, to teach us how to do just that. The 31 verses you referred to contain the touchstones of how we reify and actualize thoughts and intentions in our lives.

    In the matter of the mishkan, there is an entirely different purpose and intention at work. The Torah is training us to become masterful in our own lives.
    For that to occur, focus, the attention to detail, precision, commitment,
    discipline and a host of other traits have to be mobilized, in the con- struction of the mishkan and by extension carried into our lives.

    The primary exemplars for this are the Kohanim. Their work, in the mishkan, could not be haphazard, could not lack the punctilious clarity and deliberate application of the rules. We, in turn, as a mamleches Kohanim, take on the practice of being rigorous in our observance of the rules covering life, in the hope that we become impeccable in our own daily comportment, no less so than the Kohanim were in pursuit of their tasks in the Temple.

    With the creation of the universe, God acknowledges
    the objects that had been converted from primordial energy, and gives them names
    (which is an aspect of creating, distinguishing the something from the everything by naming it). With the mishkan, the process was to refashion what already existed into something which would have a different function (that's called change, not creation). However, the creative aspect lay in the fact that there had not existed a mishkan prior to this one and, thus, we see innovation, creativity,
    and a whole new vocabulary brought into being.

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    deborah -14 years ago

    same when a person "decides" to marry/build a family?!?
    taking the exemple of the length of text on the tabernacle construction, one can take the "strange" length and repetitions in the narrative of the 'shidduch' and marriage of Isaac and Rebecca.
    Wanting and taking the decision to built a "bayit neeman beIsrael" - a real one - stands for a miracle!! transform matter (EGO)in a positive energy is called too beit mikdash katan...
    Any ... New Yorker will admit that taking this decision IS A MIRACLE!
    Shavua Tov

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    admin -14 years ago

    to Rivka
    yes right below the video.

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    Rivka Goldstein -14 years ago

    Is there an MP3 of the Yud Shvat event?

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    YG -14 years ago

    Sunday Morning Thought
    Is it possible to replay the Sunday Morning thought especially since I missed it.

    Thanks

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    CARMELA -14 years ago

    TO MOSHE G.
    B''H
    YOUR SON DIDN'T LEARN ABOUT ''RACHAV HAZONA''?
    WHO SHELTERED THE SPIES?
    DO YOU RAISE YOUR CHILD TO LIVE ON A DIFFERENT PLANET THAN OUR EARTHY ONE?
    ARE YOU OVER SHELTERING HIM FROM KNOWING, RATHER THAN TEACH HIM HOW TO FACE LIFE'S CHALLANGES? HOW TO BE A ''GIBBOR HAKOVESH ET YITZRO'' ? OVER PROTECTIVNESS PRODUCES WEAK PEOPLE, DEPENDENT ONES, EASY TO BE IMPRESSED AND INFLUENCED.
    KNOWLEDGE IS STRENGTH. SUCCEEDING IN FIGHTING THE YETZER,ENGAGING IN THE BEINONI'S ITKAFIYA,BUILDS SELF ESTEEN AND SELF ASSURANCE,THE ABILITY TO INDEPENDENTLY FACE UNWANTED SITUATIONS, WITH CONFIDENCE OF TRIUMPH. ARE YOU GOING TO RUN ARROUND HIM, AND PROTECT HIM CONSTANTLY FROM HEARING AND SEEING ''THINGS''?
    DO YOU HAVE THAT KIND OF POWER TO CONTROL HIS ENVIRONMENT CONSTANTLY?
    PREPARE HIM FOR LIFE, NOT BY COVERING UP REALITY, BUT BY GIVING HIM TOOLS TO STAND UP TO LIFE'S TEMPTATIONS AND SITUATIONS, TO FACE THEM WITH
    GREAT BELIEF IN ALL MIGHTY,IN TRYINGS G-D BRINGS HIS WAY,IN '' HASHGACHA PRATIT''
    TO OVERCOME AND GROW.
    YOSEF HATZADIK'S CHALLENGE CHALLENGE WITH POTIFARS' WIFE, OR KING DAVIDS SLIP WITH BAT SHEVA, ARE TAKEN OUT OF TOUR SONS' BIBLE?
    LOVING YOUR CHILD , DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN TO PROTECT HIM...
    IT IS NOT HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO BE THERE AT ALL TIMES TO SHIELD HIM, AND IT ISN'T HEALTHY FOR HIM. TO DO SO.IT IS MAY BE GOOD FOR THE PARENT'S PEACE OF MIND...BUT NOT TO HIS CHIKDS' BENEFIT.
    FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
    G-D BLESS YOU
    CARMELA, ISRAEL

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    Elki -14 years ago

    To Moshe G.
    I do understand your sensitivity. Nevertheless, I don't agree in this case. Rabbi Jacobson's presentations are broadcast worldwide and the vast majority probably wouldn't understand roundabout language. This unique milieau is not within the realm of a private fabrengen that Rabbi Jacobson would hold in his shul or any place where the audience is of one cut. I find Rabbi Jacobson particularly aidel and refined in circumventing any improper word usage while speaking about these topics to which you refer.

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    moshe g -14 years ago

    rabbi jacobson be more careful with the words you use
    bh
    at the beginning of your talk you told the story of acher
    and used the word "prostitute" and the "use of her services"
    your presentation is on line and your audience could include many young bochurim who are in yeshivas. as a matter of fact i sent a link to my young son who is a bochur before i even saw the farbrengen....i regretted for a moment sending it when i heard you be so explicit.
    in the future you should allude to these facts without being explicit and whoever understands understand and whoever doesnt doesnt have to.
    the rebbe would never be so explicit.....in your public career you must adopt a more subtle approach to these provocative details as your audience expands.

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    Judy -14 years ago

    Music and Choir
    I just wanted to comment on the wonderful sound of the Choir and the Music by Ari Cattan of KOLOT MUSIC & ORCHESTRA.

    As a live attendee during the event, The music and songs were spiritually uplifting and preformed in a classy hartzig fashion that left me smiling and inspired.

    Thank you very much to everyone that Yasher Koach.

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    roxanne -14 years ago

    great
    Dear Rabbi Jacobson:

    Thank you for the wonderful presentation this evening at Rabbi Denberg's shul.

    It was just terrific.

    Roxanne Perri
    certified graphologist

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    kayo -14 years ago

    From Japan
    Baruch HaShem

    Todah Ravah for the fabringen commemorating Yud Shevat.
    I am Japanese, live in Tokyo, I am a convert-wanna-be,
    my life was saved by Chabad Japan, Mispachat Sudakevich.
    I enjoy your lectures very much.
    I will start studying Torah with your class on Monday.
    I look forward to your new program, 5 minute weekly message, too.
    I am so delighted.
    One question, whom is your shul, Beis Shmuel, named after?
    Shalom,
    Kayo

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    THS -14 years ago

    Hard copy???
    The farbrengen was amazing! Thank you (even with the occasionally distorted sound). Will there be a "hard copy" posted? How about sources? An MP3 version? Thanks again.

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    Janet -14 years ago

    amazing
    Thank you for this beautiful broadcast and for all the work necessary to deceminate it to the general public. Rabbi Yossi Jacobson was so inspiring and left a lasting and penetrating message for all to reflect upon. It was also a brilliant idea to broadcast from a dinner/fabrengen with so many people attending live. Yashur Koach and may you continue this as a tradition in the future.

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    miriam -14 years ago

    bs''d
    waiting for that replay!
    please when when???
    thank you and gut yontif!

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    Anonymous -14 years ago

    Correction To What did Rabbi Akiva say?
    The exact loshon (language) of Rabbi Akiva: "Chavivin Yisurim" Those who rejoice in pain (merit a great reward).
    His teacher, Rabbi Eliezer responded "Samchuni V’Eshmeah" Assist me in getting up to listen to Rabbi Akiva's words.
    YCI

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    Music fan -14 years ago

    Toda Raba
    Great feast for nourishing our heart, warming our soul and tutoring our live skills!

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    Chaya N. -14 years ago

    keep up the good work!
    Thank you for the great farbrengen!
    It is an amazing source of inspiration and warmth that the Rebbe stands for that I will try to pass on to my environment!
    Espacially through your internet broadcast you are reaching out to jews far away from a ChaBad community and enabling them to celebrate with you the LIFE!

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    Anonymous -14 years ago

    To What did Rabbi Akiva say?


    Hasmeichim Byisurim Olava Hakosuv Omeir....

    The ones who accept pain and suffering (which was what his teacher was going through) has the greatest reward...
    To this comment he answered Akiva Nichamtoni Akiva Nichamtoni. Some say it was because the other comments referred to his past accomplishments. However great they were they were the past. Akiva's related to the present pain and suffering ordeal that he was going through. He spoke how his teacher had a purpose even in the most excruciating present.

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    memte -14 years ago

    mic - music
    music and singing unclear,

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    tali -14 years ago

    its central boca
    on military trail

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    To Chana -14 years ago

    Admin
    We are back running. As this is a live program, unexpected interruptions may occur. We greatly apologize for any inconvenience.

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    Chana -14 years ago

    after the 5-minute video the farbrengen never returned

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    Yossi -14 years ago

    Thank You
    Thank you to all those involved.

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    george somogyi -14 years ago

    stopped in the middle
    unacceptable

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    mechitza -14 years ago

    Lubavitch 60 years later
    The rebbe was against making events without a mechitza! He didn't just say it for himself! if should be in all chabad houses and lubavitch shuls! i have to say a nice shilichus event but not for the regular anash!

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    Berl -14 years ago

    Awesome song
    Love the folk music by Rabbi Ruvi New!

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    CARMELA, ISRAEL -14 years ago

    '' ACHER'' VS. CHILD
    RB.JACOBSON - CHAPEAUX !
    BRILLIANTLY INTERWEAVEN THE DIFFERENT ''ACHER'' STORIES
    WITH THE ETERNAL MESSEGE:
    THERE IS NO SHEEP LOST,THE WAY TO RETURN IS ALWAYS OPEN, G-DS' HAND IS STRETCHED OUT TO RECEIVE THOSE WHO COME BACK,MAKING '' TESHUVA''.
    G-D BLESS YOU FOR YOUR WARM JEWISH HEART, THAT RADIATES SO MUCH LOVE TO G-DS' WORDS AND TO H-IS CHLDREN.THANK YOU!!! CARMELA,ISRAEL

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    Anonymous -14 years ago

    please fix the sound. the music sounds horrible.

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    Jewish in Arizona -14 years ago

    This is truly inspiring
    Thank you so much for putting this live on the internet. This is truly inspiring and enriching, not to mention fun too!

    I understand so much more now what a Rebbe is and why so many are so inspired and positively effected by the Rebbe.

    Thank you!

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    Mendel -14 years ago

    Good Food in laval, Qc
    send some food over here pls!!!!

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    curious -14 years ago

    location
    where is the broadcast from? which shul in boca? and how many people are in attnedance?

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    Chabad of Orange/Woodbridge CT -14 years ago

    L'chaim
    So beautiful. Thank you for the inspiring farbrengen.

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    Beit Chabad of Manaus-Brazil -14 years ago

    Excellent
    Thank you for this inspiring Fabrengan.

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    the Kurinskys -14 years ago

    great as always!
    yashar koach!

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    Anonymous -14 years ago

    what did Rabbi AKivah say?

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    Anonymous -14 years ago

    It has an echo!

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    reply to "clip of the reb -14 years ago

    i think it was 20 av of 1971

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    Alex -14 years ago

    Jewish Russian Comunity of Toronto is watching
    close to 100 ppl

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    Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht -14 years ago

    Sholom Aleichem
    L'Chaim from Beth Israel of Westport, Weston, Wilton & Norwalk Connecticut farbrenging along with you.

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    m -14 years ago

    sound

    the sound is "clipping". this means it is too loud in the room, or a volume control on the input to the web broadcast is too high (or both).


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    Chaya Gross -14 years ago

    Very inspiring even at 4:10 am in Jerusalem
    BH
    Yasher koach. Keep up the great world of creating a global community.

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    Batshevah R -14 years ago

    Incredible
    The message of the True Torah when said from the heart is taken to heart. No thank you's can thank enough Rabbi Jacobson who has an incredible gift of delivering this Holy information is away that can be swallowed and which penetrates to the core.
    Moshiach NOW! May all who need a refua have a complete and speedy one!

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    Fred -14 years ago

    Sound
    Choose HIGH above screen for better quality...it is not the default setting.

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    Sholom -14 years ago

    the sound is great!!!! much improved. thnks for the beautiful event.

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    Anonymous -14 years ago

    change to lower res - the sound it much clearer

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    Chana -14 years ago

    sound problem
    First of all Rabbi Jacobson is terrific, kol hakavod.

    The sound while Rabbi Jacobson is speaking is fine, but during the clip of the Rebbe it was terrible -- impossible to understand him -- and it's also very bad in the music that is now playing.

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  • ABOH

    a bit of help -14 years ago

    the clip
    the clip is from the 20th of Av in the early 70's either 70, 71 or 72.

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    M. Gruenberg -14 years ago

    Very nice
    Edgewater, NJ

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    need to know -14 years ago

    clip of the rebbe
    hi

    can someone please tell me what date the first clip of the rebbe at farbrengen is from. the clip where the rebbe speaks about the bride and groom? thanks

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    Montreal -14 years ago

    sound
    yup sound quality is an issue
    when singing but voice is good

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    Randall Weidberg -14 years ago

    Viewing
    Viewing from Boulder CO

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    hello ruvi new -14 years ago

    great job ruvi!

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    Michael Aaron -14 years ago

    Chabad Makham
    Markham is the greatest

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    zvi -14 years ago

    tell the speakers to NOT speak so close to the MIc

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    moshe pinson -14 years ago

    kesslers
    we love the kesslers

    dont know what we would do with out them

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    Eli -14 years ago

    Sound
    Joining you from from Chabad of Northridge. The sound is a little unclear. Any ideas?

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    Dovid Altein -14 years ago

    Group viewing
    Chabad of Calgary group viewing

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    zvi -14 years ago

    Uptown Dallas
    L'chaim! We ARe ready!

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    Chabad on Montaa -14 years ago

    Thank you!
    We Want Moshiach Now!
    Look at this Achdus!

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    Michael Aaron -14 years ago

    Group viewing
    This is a group viewing for Chabbad Markham

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    Elki -14 years ago

    What beautiful and moving photos to have on screen as a prelude to the Farbrengen. Thank you.

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