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The Rebbe-Talmid Relationship
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Shiur #92 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra. Content Description: Mishlei verses 4:1-4. Discussion of the Rebbe-Talmid relationship. Hashem’s pain, kivyachol, in saying “Torasi al ta’azovu.” The importance of accepting the Torah thought process and methodology of Rebbeim. Understanding one’s position and not assuming the role of arbiter of […]
Malachi Perek 3 (2)
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Much of Sefer Neviim is not written in chronological order. For example; Sefer Melachim ends with the destruction of the first Beis Hamikdash by Nevuchudnetzar, but many of the Trei Asar (such as Hoshea and Amos) lived many years before this event, still during the time of the Beis Hamikdash. However, their Seforim are ordered […]
Malachi Perek 3 (1)
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There are many times ‘a change of status’ is effected in Jewish law. For example, selling an object effects a change of the status of that object – namely, who owns it – from the buyer to the seller. Similarly, when a man places a ring on a woman’s finger and declares that ‘You are […]
Tzefaniah 1
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In the great destruction threatened by Tzefania, the animals, birds, and fish are to be destroyed along with the people (1:3). Why did these innocent creatures deserve to be destroyed – what did they do wrong? Rashi (Bereishis 6:7) is faced with a similar problem regarding the destruction of the animals in the flood in […]
Chavakuk 1
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In the first perek of Chavakuk, we are told that though Nevuchadnetzar believed in Hashem, he made himself believe that he was a god. How could he be foolish enough to believe such a thing? The answer can be seen from with a similar predicament with regards to Pharoh – as we see in Yechezkel […]
Micha 6
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הִגִּיד לְךָ אָדָם, מַה-טּוֹב; וּמָה-ה דּוֹרֵשׁ מִמְּךָ, כִּי אִם-עֲשׂוֹת מִשְׁפָּט וְאַהֲבַת חֶסֶד, וְהַצְנֵעַ לֶכֶת, עִם-אֱלֹקיך – 6:8 “It has been told you, man, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: only to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your G-d.” The Gemara in Makkos 24a relates the […]