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Why Name a Whole Parsha by the Rasha Balak?

Sometimes, Balak is a Holy Name

1 hr 5 min

Class Summary:

Rabbi YY Jacobson will deliver a text based class on a sicha by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, in Likkutei Sichos Parshas Balak vol. 23.

The class will be presented on Thursday, Parshas Chukas-Balak, 10 Tammuz, 5780, July 2, 2020, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Hashem created and creates us constantly

    To give any credence to avodah zora is like a child telling his mother "you're not my mother"! If he really believes it, howsoever childish, it's not only dangerous but a fundamental denial of where he came from,who sustained and sustains him, etc.

      Now, if the mother answers, "let's say,  I'm not your mother   clean up your room.anyway"  then from her vantage point of truth, she gives the false notion no credence whatsover.

      So while it's a fundamental error for us to give avodah zora  any cedilbulty, when Hashem uses the name of an avodah zora,  giving it an iota of legitimacy,  it is only to show its utter falsehood and worthlessness.  

      Moreover,  just as Hashem  gives all positive creations their vitality constantly,  He gives the opposite forces (yetzer hora, the Satan, and all forces that seem to deny His existence and cause destruction and cause us to trip up)their constant vitality as well to be part of His elaborate scheme we call creation. 

      Like the moshel of the king who hired the zona to test his son. She is doing the king's will also, even as she tries to entice the prince. Sge wants him to succeed a d pass the that even while she tries to trip him up..

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    a l -3 years ago

    schedule

    rabbi yy is a blessing to so many.   Perhaps the website can provide  a schedule in advance of future shiurim, and an option to receive reminders via emails  etc. thanks

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Avrohom ben Reb Yoisef Halevi W.

    Yossi. I don't usually have the opportunity to listen to  you. Tonight I listened to this entire  shiur 

    KIH. WOW WOW WOW 

    Hatzloche

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    • The Rebee brought the shelah that there is an inyn to say the name of the parshiyos etc. does that not show it is torah and part of the mesora

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  • JL

    Joseph Levin -3 years ago

    Rabbi Meir of Dvinsk was from Latvia, not Lithuania

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    chaim burke -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    would you consider balk on the leal of average Yitzhak and yackov?

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    Yisroel Usher Framovitz -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    the word elo-him , when you are referring to an Idol, you do NOT have to say Elokim. You say elohim acheirim, Right?

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      That is halachically correct. However the custom of many is not to pronounce it with H even while referring to an other meaning. 

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    Lev Cohen -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Talmud torah is geshmak, but at times I get frustrated when I feel im not growing and developing my skills. What should one do to keep a serious learning schedule, but to remain happy doing it

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    This could be the semichas parshiyos of chukas to balak as the alter rebee in his maamar parshas chukas on nechash nechoshes explains throught the darkness insthe light the tov meod...ayen sham

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    Sara -3 years ago

    What does Balak mean?

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    anonymous -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    rashi says ואנשי סדום רעים. ואף על פי כן לא נמנע לוט מלשכון עמהם. ורבותינו (יומא לח:) למדו מכאן שֵׁם רְשָׁעִים - if this is in the torah don't we see even in the torah we say shem reshaim yirkav?

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Ok. We can't give the place named after any avodah zora any chasiyvus, but, can we tell someone "don't go down that street, it goes past a particular church with the avodah zora name? I.e. speak negatively or derogatively about that avodah zora?

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Confused...

    Can't Hashem do whatever HE wants? He is bound by the same mitvot we are? Aren't there many many examples of Hashem doing things differently than man?

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Didn't Hashem name the parshot?

    Not people?

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  • M

    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Where is the parsha named after Avraham? Yitzchak? Yakov? Moshe? Aaron? Miriam?

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  • YS

    Yosef Shandling -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Kalba (name of city) sounds similar to the word "calf". Is there a relationship?

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  • RMSK

    Rabbi Mendel S Kluwgant -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    How is Balak different/better from Amalek?

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    What time is the shiur?

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      M Weiss -3 years ago

      8:30pm EST

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Will this be recorded for those outside of America?

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    when can the Israeli view this?

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      isaac -3 years ago

      Yes the recording will remain here online and you can watch the replay whenever you wish.

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Is there a hebrew translation of this sichah online we could see before the shiur?

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      Yosef -3 years ago

      I don't know where it can be found online with Hebrew translation, however the original Yiddish can be found on www.Hebrewbooks.org. It is volume 23 of likkutei sichos, the first sicha for parshas balak. 

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      • Anonymous -3 years ago

        Some Volumes of Lekutei Sichos where printed in Yiddish while others in Hebrew. Over the last few years, somone translated the Yidish one's to Hebrew on his own, in a bit of a easier language, and printed it. It's somtimes hard to find, becouse it was not printed by Kehos (Lubavitch's Publishing house). But it's around.

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