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Maamarim Vayigash.
ויגש אליו יהודה התשכה (Muga)
 The incredible advantages of Tefilla even compared to Torah
When Davening begins with אדנ"י שפתי תפתח it has all the advantages of Torah as well. 
There's where Yosef is superior, Yehuda is superior, where they are equal and something even higher than all that 
Vayigash 5736.
These two Ma'amarim are Shavuos Ma'amarim
This, the first of two Ma'amarim that are based on a Ma'amar of the same title from ה'תרצ"ט 1939 is not normally a Shavuos title and the Rebbe addresses this anomaly.
The content of the Maamar deals with the same title deals with Yehuda and Dovid, Torah and Ma'aseh. which are familiar themes in Chassidus.
This class adds that this duality is paralleled by the Nefesh HaElokis and Nefesh HaBahamis.
But the real novelty of this Ma'amar is that it sets up the Ma'amar to follow which is truly original. 
This is the second Ma'amar on this Possuk. In this one the Rebbe develops many new ideas (based on the Tzemach Tzedek's notes) on the "old theme" of ועבדי דוד.
He brings a Gemara that speaks of קיסר ופלגי קיסר Moshiach and an assistant,  
He also speaks of משה הוא גואל ראשון הוא גואל אחרון vs. משה גואל ראשון ומשיח גואל אחרון.  
He explains both of these ideas with the argument that this is not two people but two ideas in the same person. 
Two ideas in Moshiach: One he is a king, two he is Torah, a Redeemer etc.  
This is (being taught) as the third Ma'amar in a Hemshech. 
This Ma'amar was taught as the third part in a series on Moshiach.
In this class we explore Moshiach as a teacher of Torah. 
All revelation must follow Mitzrayima and concealment in order to reveal.  
Torah of Moshiach on the level of vision follows the darkness of Galus and the preparing for the Torah of Moshiach. 
Just as Torah began with אלוקים concealment to reveal,
until האלה - light is revealed in darkness and eventually the Godliness of darkness itself is revealed.
לאמור the strong challenge never the less reveals Godliness softly
and in a way that all Jews forever are empowered to do so.
 We begin the receiving from the bottom up, bringing Godliness to the simplest things. 
Mishkan's earth is Bittul before Avoda, while the Beis HaMikdash being entirely of stone means that the Bittul permeates each aspect, still, the earth of Sota in the Beis HaMikdash is called "Karka HaMishkan" as there is an advantage to the Mishkan's (lower) Bittul.
This Maamar is included here as it is a Possuk from the Haftorah of Parshas Vayigash.
Two opposing approaches to understanding Hashem's purpose in creation: 1) Talmud: that is all about being close. It is the delight of Yiddishkeit. 2) Maase': action that is about distance from Hashem and is special because it is a chidush- novel and unexpected.
Now Yosef is higher than Yehuda. When Moshiach comes Yehuda will be superior. A mystical explanation.