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Thursday, 31 August 2017 18:40
Chassidus: what can be understood of the Jewish Neshama
 
This is a series of classes given (with text in Yeshivas Chovevei Torah during the evenings of the year 5777-78 IYH).
The topic is the Yiddisher Neshama.
 
Achdus Hashem and Ahavas Yisroel are the essence of Chassidus, the שמן oil. 
Elokus is everything; everything is Elokus, this is the entire Chassidus.
Like oil which is eaten with all foods, so too Chassidus is brought forward through all other levels of Torah. 
 
Class Two. Missing.
Oil and Chassidus:
1) צף על כל משקין.
2) מפעפע בכולו
3) אינו נאכל לבד ונאכל עם כל מאכל. 
 
Water Wine Oil.
 
Achdus Hashem and Neshama; Yidden are higher than Torah.
Torah supports Yidden rather than the other way around. 
 The Neshama syllabus.
Light and wisdom (Torah) vs. Children and the Chosen (Yidden). 
 
Three knots are tied together:
Initially a Yid connects to Hashem through Torah but later Torah connects to Hashem through the Yid. 
 
 Ma'amar 5661 page 200-201 (1).
Interface Neshamos and Torah.
 
  Ma'amar 5661 page 200-201 (2).
Interface Neshamos and Torah.
 
Sicha Toldos 5752 (1).
The Midrash.
Yidden- Etzem ישראל וקב"ה כולא חד.
תורה ומצות- reveal.
 
 Sicha Toldos 5752 (2).
Yidden- Etzem.
 Iyov, the specialness of Yidden.
1) Love for Avrohom.
2) עם קשה עורף.
Torah reveals Etzem, how?
 
  Sicha Toldos 5752 (3).
Just as Torah and Neshama are (relatively speaking) גילויים and עצם, similarly נשמה and גוף are also גילויים versus עצם.
The Yid is higher than Torah down here which is all about the Guf!
 
Sicha Toldos 5752 (4).
Two ideas of Free Will:
1) Having (equal) choices,
2) Having real Freedom, which is in other words: בחירה הוא רק מצד הבוחר ולא מצד הנבחר כלל.
The Guf is chosen (on this level freedom) the Neshama is a child.
 
Sicha Toldos 5752 (5).
Just as Torah and Neshama are עצם and גילויים so are נשמה  and גוף.
 Moreover when they converge (in this world) each completes the other:
Through the Nehasma the  choice (בחירה) of Hashem in the Jewish גוף is deserved by the body itself, through doing Torah and Mitzvos.
 
Sicha Toldos 5752 (6).
Conclusion of discussion of interface and mutual benefite that the Neshama and Guf gain from each other. 
 
Tavo (LKUS vol 24 page 161 ff) (1).
The value of a Jew is:
1) inherent
2) like treasure that is hidden away, just having it is meaningful.
 
Class Fifteen.
 Tavo (LKUS vol 24 page 161 ff) (2).