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Teaching the Fly to Look Up

I Will Not Let Go of My Trauma Until It Blesses Me

1 hr 36 min

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This women's class was presented on Tuesday Parshas Chukas, 6 Tammuz, 5779, July 9, 2019 at the Ohr Chaim Shul, Monsey, NY


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    moshe -4 years ago

    I became frum at 30 and helped found a bt kollel. Have been studying Torah and chassidus over 30 years with the best teachers. I never really "got" deep chassidus until I heard it explained from Rabbi YY. Besides making it  clear, he makes it relevant to the here and now and us.

       Moshe, Monsey NY

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    Esther Kosofsky -4 years ago

    It is amazing how timely and relevant this shiur is in 2020 and we collectively have to learn not only to cope but to truly find the blessings and to remember to look up, and not down during the pandemic. 
    Thank you for your inspiration and insight. 

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    Yitzi -4 years ago

    Thank you for all the amazing lessons you impact to us, in your global yeshiva. The way you are able to connect the timeless wisdom of the Torah into our everyday lives of 2019 is priceless.

    a note for the class of Chukas 2019: The Lubavitcher rebbe actually told the Crown Heights Hatzallah not to use the snake on a stick symbol, as it comes from a greek avoda zara.

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    esther -4 years ago

    I won the lotto

    Wow this was sooooo powerful.

    “Teaching the fly to look up.“ I never ever heard this theory, but boy did it leave an impact on me!

    Instead of being stuck to horrible words from people who are x sensitive, you gave me tools that are priceless. I feel like I won the lotto. Thajk you. 

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    jamel -4 years ago

    so healing

    As usual, apart from gaining knowledge from the lessons on Tuesdays, I am able to relay something that I learnt that day that pertained to the group (co-dependent women, mothers, sisters, other family members) that I lead. They were riveted as I told them about the elevation of the snake on the pole and, being aware of it, look it in the eye, not be intimidated by it but looking above it to G-d, where healing, and help comes from.

    I was also able tie in Jacob's struggle, and after being 'beaten up', asking for the 'blessing' (wisdom, lesson) in that situation. They were able to recognize the 'snakes', and were able to bring it to G-d/looking beyond it for healing.

    Every Tuesday, there is a lesson I can extract, share and combine with our lesson for the day. It is great to see the growth in these women, as they grasp the truth. One woman (Jewish, secular), never read the Bible, wants now to read the Bible, to read the stories, because of what I have been relating.

    I do Krav Maga, and I relate what I learn to some of the students and to the Sensei. I volunteer with women with Parkinson's, (most Orthodox), and invite them to come to the classes. I thank you, and pray that G-d will continue to Bless and use you for His Glory.

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Women's Chukas Class

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • July 9, 2019
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  • 6 Tamuz 5779
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Dedicated by Jodi Kramer, L'iluy nishmas Yisroel ben Shmuel.

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