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The Rebbe’s talk – Chayei Sarah – 5747

1. Shabbos is both a Mashpia / giver and Mikabel / receiver.

2. It is a giver in the sense that it blesses all the days ahead of it.

3. It is a receiver in the sense that it is blessed by the days that preceded it.

4. Now as everything is from above, therefore, a date that contains a mutual effect, has a synthesis of both.

5. The light of the Chanukah candles, represents the infinite light of God.

6. The eight lights of Chanukah, as we know, eight is the number of redemption, symbolizes, that in the time of redemption, Infinity, which is that which can descend into our reality, and continuously uplift it, will permanently be here.

7. This was manifested through our study of Torah, particularly Chassidus, for as we know, future Revelations, depend on a current similar Avodah.

8. The way to bring a Jew closer to Judaism, is never through condemnation, and always through love and explanation.

9. The goal of the Talmmidim of Tomchei Temmimim is to bring Moshiach.

10. The idea of the Beis Hamikdosh is that even the physical items become spiritual.

11. Because everything is designed by God, your mission in life is defined By The Mitzvahs, Necessities, Obligations, Duties, Opportunities for GOODNESS in front of you.

12. We see this empirically, how even though none-of-us are complete, yet the previous Rebbe sent Messengers all over the world to do the good that must be done.

13. The purpose of Shlichus is not only to affect the Jews in your area, and imbuing them with Torah and Mitzvos, but also the Gentiles.

14. May the Kinus of the Shluchim Inspire each to continue to inspire.

15. This is especially so seeing that God has imbued each with extraordinary potential.

16. As they have complete Divine potential, the only thing that remains is for them to actualize it.

17. As they add in these activities they bring Moshiach closer.

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Maamer Torah Oir – Chayei Sarah -page 17 – Vayeitzei

1. As the Torah is given in general themes, such as “Put on tefillin” and the specific details… the laws which were expounded mainly through the Rabbis, not only are not lesser than the theme, but they are from the original intent of God.

2. This is similar, how though the world preceded man, but the whole world was only set for the creation of man.

3. The pleasure one receives, whether it is in heaven, or on Earth, from their spiritual service or spirituality, is only the backside of spirituality.

4. The essence of God cannot be perceived.

5. It is for this reason that the Mishnah states, that one hour of repentance and good deeds in this world, is better than all of the world to come.

6. This is the entire purpose of creation.

7. Doing something based on a command from God is infinitely greater than based on using your understanding.

8. Even the reasons for the Mitzvos that have been revealed, are only one aspect, for there are infinite Revelations.

9. We can deduce from this, that a commandment which you know not the reason, is far Superior to one that you do.

10. This also means, that unlike how most people believe that religion is about spirituality and emotional prayer, it’s actually about humble acquiescence.

11. The emotions are only the motivation to do what’s right.

12. Just as one needing to clean a house must temporarily deal with dirt, but obviously it is to have a clean bright, and beautiful home, so to, for centuries man had to deal with lies and darkness, though it is obviously to create the Messianic era.

13. Simalerly, one goes through the darkness of the Torah part, dealing with lies, to get to the Chassidus – the essence.

14. This is parallel,how before the morning is night.

15. This is why those who say “all I wish is to study Torah, even the study of Torah they lack.”

16. The point of the Torah is to lead to the infinite light.

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The Rebbe’s talk – Chayei Sara – 22cnd Marcheshvan 5748

Chassidus teaches, on the verse, “the days of the life of Sarah was one hundred years, twenty years, and seven years” – this refers to completing the Divine service of taanug and ratzon (delight and will) moichin (intellect) and middois (emotions – in other words, that they should all be used properly.)

2. This forms a fundamental teaching, that at all times, our service of God, must permeate these faculties.

3. This must be our modus operandi – for example, when we wake up in the morning and say modeh Ani, we do so with infinite passion.

4. One of the ways we can induce passion is by acknowledging that just as if you were literally standing in the prescence of the most glorious King who ruled the entire universe, you are in the presence of the King, who, created you, everything, everyone, past, present, and future.

5. We carry this passion throughout the day and in this way, each day becomes a full, complete and meaningful day.

6. The symbiotic relationship between Abraham and Sarah, is, Abraham being a spiritual person was beyond this world, while Sarah having the feminine quality of groundedness was able to manifest Abraham’s ideals.

7. Though the primary service of God rests upon men, nonetheless, the completion of this service is by women.

8. We know, that somebody impacted the world… when like Sarah, after their passing, they are still impacting the world.

9. To begin with, we see, the conquering of Israel for Abraham’s descendants began, when Abraham bought the cave of Machpeilah.

10. The most concrete thing Sarah affected all of reality is obviously through the birth of Isaac which perpetuated the entire Jewish people.

11. Just as the birth of Isaac perpetuated the Jewish people, so too as the Previous Rebbe said, each of us must have Spiritual offsprings.

12. The extent of this Mission must be, that one will go to anywhere in the world, to find another Jew, to make him into a Jew, and that he in turn should have a ripple effect, should “convert” the world.

13. When we do all of the above in the proper way, we are certain that not only do we succeed, but the Gentiles will become our assistance, in this effort.

14. Whenever the conversation regarding Israel’s claim to the land arises, we must indicate clearly and forcefully that our claim is that God the Creator of the world that created all lands, gave us, as it states clearly in the Bible, Believed by billions, this land.

15. We want to commend some Jews who spoke positively in this regard, and mentioned that it’s unfortunate, that there are some Jews, who have an inferiority complex, and don’t have the pride to say clearly that this land was bestowed upon us, by God, and the way to help these Jews, is to connect them to God.

16. It’s beyond a shadow of a doubt, that when we say this forcefully and passionately, we, going with the power of Torah have the infinite ability to succeed.

17. We should bring together all the disparate entities of self and certainly bring together all Jews to unify as one.

18. Certainly when we do things with joy as we are commanded we are infinitely more successful.

19. Being a great gathering for the good we must make an effort to do everything practically and when we take these resolutions we will succeed.

20 Through adding in all these activities, we speed up, hasten, the Speedy arrival of Moshiach.

21. When Moshiach comes, everything will be in a complete manner, the Jewish people will be complete through the concept of Shlichus, which is each person lights up the other – Torah and Mitzvos will be complete, through us permeating them with all our abilities -and Israel will be the complete, through the completion of Israel, which will expand, based on the borders intended by God.

22. This is especially, in regards to being joyous, because Joy has the ability to break through limitations, particular the limitation of Exile.

23. Moshiach will be the marriage of God and the Jews, as it states, there will be a circle and all the Tzaddikim will dance around, and we will all point to the middle stating, “There is God!”