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Apr 25 2017, Nisan 29, 5777
Torah reading: Tazria-Metzora

Chassidic Discourses

The Power of Mitzvot – Hemshech Samech Vav – 7

   BS”D Hemshech Samech-Vav Discourse 7 BaYom HaShmini 5666 By The Holy Rabbi Sholom Dovber of Lubavitch Translated by Rabbi Shimon Markel Edited by Rabbi Amiram Markel The verse states[1], “These are the offspring of Noach, Noach was a righteous man”. Rashi explains, “This comes to teach that the principle offspring of the righteous are … Read more

Partners In Creation – Hemshech Samech Vav – 6

Hemshech Samech-Vav Discourse 6 VaYachulu HaShamayim 5666 by The Holy Rabbi Sholom Dovber of Lubavitch Translated by Rabbi Shimon Markel Edited by Rabbi Amiram Markel   The verse states,[1] “And the heavens and the earth and all their hosts were completed.”  Regarding the verse,[2] “I have seen an end to every beginning, but your commandment … Read more

INNER DESIRES – HEMSHECH SAMECH VAV – 5

Hemshech Samech-Vav Discourse 5 BaYom HaShmini 5666 by The Holy Rabbi Sholom Dovber of Lubavitch Translated by Shimon Markel Edited by Rabbi Amiram Markel   The verse states,[1] “On the eighth day shall be a time of cessation for you etc.”  Regarding this verse the Midrash Rabbah states,[2] “This is analogous to a king who … Read more

Remember What Amalek Did – Chapter 4

Now, the G-dly soul also consists of two additional levels that are higher than the aspects of Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah. These are the Chaya and Yechidah. The three lower levels, Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah, are each invested in their respective organs; the brain, the heart and the liver, as stated in the Zohar[1]. However, … Read more

Remember What Amalek Did – Chapter 5

To understand all this by way of example, we find that whoever exerts himself mentally and emotionally during the “service of the heart” which is prayer, to comprehend and contemplate HaShem’s upper and lower unity with the recitation of “Hear O Yisrael”; the “hearing” referred to here constitutes comprehending, understanding and absorbing the matter well … Read more