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Did Yiftach Suffer from PTSD?

When Religion Becomes Dangerous: The Story of Yiftach's Daughter

1 hr 17 min

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The women's class was presented on Tuesday, Parshas Chukas-Balak, 8 Tammuz, 5780, June 30, 2020, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY

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    Darlene -3 years ago

    Thank you so much for this important shiur. Is it possible to receive a segment (the last part, the message for our lives)? Also, Rabbi Jacobson, if I could get your e-mail to be able to contact you I would very much appreciate it. 

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago


    Can you please clarify that part about Rabbi Chananya  ben Tradion and Zimri, I learned that Rabbi Akiva was a gilgul of Zimri. Maybe a little off the subject of that class. But, I was discussing it with someone and am curious about this.

    thank you. 

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    meira -4 years ago

    Hello Again Rabbi,
    Thank you again for the beautiful shiurim.  I have been thinking about Yiftach all week.  It seems, on a remez level, to be a story of shechina wanting to come out and us not being ready for her.  How lovely to consider Yiftach's daughter as shechina especially in light of the gilgul connection to Dina.  If only she had been let out for eisav... The two months can be remezim for the 2 batei mikdashim- when she was revealed to the world for a short time, and the four fasts work with the 3 about the horban and tzom gedalia.  Anyway, I just wanted to share my rumination and thank you again for the thought provoking class. May we merit to soon see shechina revealed in her glory.

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    תהלה -4 years ago

    יישר כח על שיעורי התורה המחזקים והמרתקים!שהקב"ה ייתן לך כוחות ובריאות להמשיך להגדיל תורה ולהאדירה.שמעתי את השיעור היפה על בת יפתחורציתי, אם אפשר להוסיף ברשותך על הדברים הנפלאים ממקור נוסף מהרמב"ן שמסביר שיפתח טעה במעמד שלו (חשב שהוא כמו מלך בישראל) וטעה בין נדר של מנהיג לבין חרם של מנהיג.מה שמסביר מדוע גם לא התקיימה התרת נדרים במקרה זה.

    סוף פירוש הרמב"ן ויקרא כז' כח':

    "וזה היה טעותו של יפתח בבתו, כי חשב כאשר חרם נגיד ישראל חל וקיים להמית אנשים או העובר על חרמו חייב מיתה, כן אם נדר בעת מלחמה לעשות מאיש או אנשים זבח יחול הנדר, ולא ידע כי חרם המלך והסנהדרין חל על המורדים לכלותם או על העובר גזירתם ותקנתם, אבל לחול הנדר לעשות עולה מדבר שאין ראוי לה' חס וחלילה."

    תודה רבה, שבת שלום

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    Rachel -4 years ago

    Just one question: I’m trying to imagine if this story would happen today, don’t you think the whole Klall Yisroel would do everything possible to save this girl. Where was everybody? Great people lived then. How did Klall Yisroel allow him to go ahead with sacrificing his daughter?

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Chukas Women's Class

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • June 30, 2020
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  • 8 Tamuz 5780
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Dedicated by Victor Katz, in honor of his father Michel Katz and his mother Olga Gotto

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