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The Tragic Music of Ambivalence

The Secret of the Shalsheles Note

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Picture

Monday, Oct 18 2010 - י' חשון תשע"א
Elie M.
I wonder who approves the pictures for these classes, is it proper to post on a torah learning website pictures that depicts angels like that?
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Shalshelet

Tuesday, Oct 19 2010 - י"א חשון תשע"א
SVG
It doesn\'t go back the same way it goes up (one note was missing from what I heard you sing). Is that relevant?
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The greatest class and The Global Day of Jewish Learning

Tuesday, Oct 19 2010 - י"א חשון תשע"א
Michal
Every class of Rabbi I want to mark as "the greatest". But the next class became "the greatest" again. Thank you, Rabbi. For info: On November 7th, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz will culminate nearly five decades of groundbreaking work translating the Talmud, making it accessible to all Jewish people. The Global Day of Jewish Learning will honor that achievement by bringing together Jewish communities around the world in a historic, unifying celebration. Check this site to find a location closed to you: http://www.theglobalday.com/about/
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Shalsheles

Tuesday, Oct 19 2010 - י"א חשון תשע"א
Kayo, Tokyo
Baruch HaShem

If I had converted not according to Halachically legitimate way just because I want to marry a Jew or have a baby, I would have been Shalsheles. Because I know it is wrong but would have been living with it. Beis Chabad Japan saved me from the could-be Shalsheles situation.
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SHALSHELET = CHAIN ( IN HEBREW).

Tuesday, Oct 19 2010 - י"א חשון תשע"א
CARMELA
THANK YOU RABBI FOR YOUR TOUCHING CLOSING WORDS.

JEWS , ALL OVER,
INCLUDING THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENTS, SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THE \'\' GAON YAAKOV\'\' - THE PRIDE IN BEING WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO STAND FOR.

WE SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS NOT TO BREAK OUR STRONG, YET DELICATE, ATTACHMENT TO G-D AND TO OUR MISSION IN THE WORLD ,SINCE ABRAHAM OUR FOREFOTHER.

IN ALL FOUR INSTENCES, IN WHICH THE \'\'SHALSHELET\'\' NOTE IS USED, THERE IS THE DANGER OF FORESAKING SELF IDENTITY, A THREAT TO THE WHOLENESS OF THE CHAIN- TO THE ESSENCE THAT KEEPS THE EXISTANCE OF THE JEWISH TRADITION, VALUES AND PEOPLE.

THE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE RISK OF DISCONNECTION,DESCRIBED IN THE SITUATIONS, AND THE NAMING OF THE NOTE \'\'SHALSHELET\'\' - A
METAPHORE FOR STRONG CONTINUED CONNECTION - IS BEAUTIFULL.
IT SERVES AS A MEANS TO BRING TO OUR ATTENTION /AWARENESS THE NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR THE DANGER OF DETTACHMENT.

THE TORAH IS WARNING THE COMING GENERATIONS - DO NOT BREAK THE CHAIN !!!

RABBI, YOUR LESSONS HELP KEEPING THE CHAIN CONNECTED IN TACT
THANK YOU!

CARMELA, ISRAEL
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Shalsheles

Tuesday, Oct 19 2010 - י"א חשון תשע"א
tzipi glick
Brilliant!!!! Thank you!!!
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sound

Wednesday, Oct 20 2010 - י"ב חשון תשע"א
zlata
your classes as usual are most inspiring.....
but somehow the sound got cut off the last ten minutes.
bracha v\'hatzlocha m\'ruba
thank you again
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from france

Thursday, Oct 21 2010 - י"ג חשון תשע"א
rivka
When I give a class, I need to work it by myself, in order to feel IT\'S MINE (remember last week veheye braha?).
I would love to have more sources and to know where I could find by myself those meforchim, in order to have a look at them before giving the class.
I\'d like to know if all the explanations about the 4 places where the chalchelet apears comes from rabbi yossef ibn caspi, or from hassidout or else (I looked at source on torat menahem, about yossef but not about the shalshele).
Thank you for those brilliants explanations, and tizkou lemitsvot!! You don\'t know how many hearts are touched ...
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A beautiful and pertinent message

Friday, Oct 22 2010 - י"ד חשון תשע"א
A shlucha
So powerful and so beautiful

Im planning on sharing this with ladies in my community this week.

Thank you !
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To Elie

Friday, Oct 22 2010 - י"ד חשון תשע"א
YYJ
These were different daughters. Lot had two daughters who were married to Sodomites and remained there. As the Torah says, his sons in law scoffed at him. These were other daughters, single, who were unmarried and saved with their father.
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Shuir

Wednesday, Nov 09 2011 - י"ב חשון תשע"ב
Hillel
That was a great lesson, I enjoyed it very much. The lesson reminded me of my days in Yeshiva.

The ambivilence of Lot is all around us today. It exists between Jews and between Goyim and between the two opposing groups. It exists where one Jew is hidden but known by his fellow Jews and they look upon him with distrust. It is easy to understand historically why this would happen. It goes the other way around too. One Jew who is openly Jewish in an area where most Jews are hidden those who are hidden look upon him with ambivilence and distrust. We must move together forward past this and gather all Jews together. We must find a way to move past their desires to assimiliate and reverse the trend. I have discovered it is no easy task and it will take all of us. 
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Re: Daughters of Lot

Monday, Oct 28 2013 - כ"ד חשון תשע"ד
Shua
The daughters of Lot were engaged but not married yet.

Hope this answers your question.
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