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Video: Likkutei Sichos -- Balak
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Will the Real Moshiach Stand Up?

Why does the Rambam call this Parsha “Parshas Bilaam”? Do we believe in one or two Moshiach's? What is going to happen to the Non-Jews when Moshiach comes? Why were these prophecies said by two non-Jews, Bilaam and Ovadya?

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Meaning

Thursday, Jul 05 2012 - ט"ו תמוז תשע"ב
Chaim
Is there a deeper meaning to the saying  "from the forest itself you get the handle of the ax" not just a technical analysis?

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The wooden handle of the ax

Thursday, Jul 05 2012 - ט"ו תמוז תשע"ב
Rabbi Levi Garelik
Chaim,
This is a subject is discussed in many places in Chassidus Chabad. In brief:
First and foremost - See Tanya chapter 31. Likutei Sichos vol. 17 page 190.
In a Farbrengen from 5740 (Vayishlach),(and Shabos hagodol 5730 and many more) the Rebbe explains that generally this saying is brought down as an analogy to the concept known in Chassidus as "ishapcha" (transformation - vs. subjugation),
In other words, the idea is not to "burn down" the forest and turn the wood into "ashes" (that would be a "waste"), rather, to "transform" the wood that it can be used properly (for fire, furniture etc.). As long as the wood is part of the tree you cannot use it for fire or build furniture etc.; In order to turn the wood into useful material, it has to be chopped.
So we utilize wood (the handle of the ax) for chopping the wood of the forest so now (because it was chopped) it can be useful for all kinds of puposes.
This transformation - "Ishapcha" - is one of the highest levels in the service to Hashem.
[For futher elaboration on this subject, (for example: the actual part of the ax that chopps the wood is the metal not the wood, the wood is only a "handle" - see the explanations of the Rebbe to Tanya chapter 31, that the "forest" refers to "Klipas Noga" etc.] 
Keep those comments coming!
Wishing you much Hatzlocho!
Rabbi Garelik
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Re: The wooden handle of the ax

Thursday, Jul 12 2012 - כ"ב תמוז תשע"ב
Chaim
thank you very much Rabbi Garelik.

Please keep your classes coming!
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CONTROL OF VIDEO

Friday, Jul 06 2012 - ט"ז תמוז תשע"ב
YOSEPH
BH
IN YESHIVA NET VIDEOS YOU COULD GO BACK IF I MISSED A WORD O DID NOT UNDERSTAND SOME 
CONCEPT MAYBE THEY SHOULD GIVE  AS A CHANCE TO DO THE SAME WITH R GURELICK VIDEOS
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Re: CONTROL OF VIDEO

Monday, Jul 09 2012 - י"ט תמוז תשע"ב
Rabbi Levi Garelik
Yoseph,
The Likutiei Sichos shiurim are the same as all the shiutim on Yeshiva.net. If you click with the mouse on the bottom of the screen, you will see that you have the option to rewind.
Behatzlocho!
Rabbi Garelik
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thanks!

Friday, Jul 06 2012 - ט"ז תמוז תשע"ב
Yisroel
very amazing! keep up the fantastic work!
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Re: thanks!

Monday, Jul 09 2012 - י"ט תמוז תשע"ב
Rabbi Levi Garelik
Yisroel,
Thank you for the kind words. Kol Hamevorech Misborech.
Rabbi Garelik
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thank you

Friday, Jul 06 2012 - ט"ז תמוז תשע"ב
emunah
excellent shiur


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Re: thank you

Monday, Jul 09 2012 - י"ט תמוז תשע"ב
Rabbi Levi Garelik
Emunah,
Thank you. 
Rabbi Garelik
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control of video

Monday, Jul 09 2012 - י"ט תמוז תשע"ב
Rabbi Levi Garelik
Yoseph,
The Likutiei Sichos shiurim are the same as all the shiutim on Yeshiva.net. If you click with the mouse on the bottom of the screen, you will see that you have the option to rewind.
Behatzlocho!
Rabbi Garelik
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