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In the second haftorah of the “Trilogy of Tribulations” we learn how the prophet Jeremiah’s rebuke of his contemporaries can teach us today how to turn criticism into a powerful catalyst for change.

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Trilogy of Tribulations - Part II

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Love Criticism: Trilogy of Tribulations - Part II

In the second haftorah of the “Trilogy of Tribulations” we learn how the prophet Jeremiah’s rebuke of his contemporaries can teach us today how to turn criticism into a powerful catalyst for change.
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Three of Rebuke, Matot-Massei, Jeremiah, Haftarah, Three Weeks
Rabbi Mendel Kaplan is the founder and spiritual leader of Chabad Flamingo in Thornhill, Ontario, he also serves as a Chaplain of the York Regional Police Service.
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Eliezer Zalmanov for Chabad.org July 23, 2015

Re: Understanding suffering You're right, there really is no good explanation. All we can do is hope and pray that G-d puts an end to it, and that we can transmit to our children only happiness and good times. Reply

Anonymous July 13, 2015

I need a better answer to the 2000 years of suffering Surviving for the purpose of just suffering does not answer the question for me. Why have all these horrible things happened to us? Wouldn't it be better if we could not pass the hardship to our children? How does all this hardship match the verses of prays in our prayers? Reply

Ava Petra France July 31, 2013

Exiled by Love! I heard those words, "Exiled in Love" last week while studying Torah. I didn't know what it meant but decided to pursue understanding. Then I found this teaching. I'm so convicted, humbled and blessed. Thank you Rabbi for this profound enlightenment. Reply

Marsha O'Leary Toronto, Canada July 20, 2011

Love Criticism Rabbi Kaplan is my favorite lecturer on this website. I absolutely enjoy every one of his talks, and find most of them meaningful and applicable to my everyday life. One day I would like him to be my Rabbi. Reply

Anonymous oslo, Norway July 16, 2011

I was so sad this sabbat, could nothing but sleep and sleep, and could not understand why. Then, when sabbath was over, I found this teaching at chabad org, internett. To me amazing. I had never heard anything about the three sad weeks before now! This was very comforting, and this was an answer: Critism given because we are able to change! That it remindes us of our freedom, that it enables us! Thank you for sharing the words with all this love, wisdom and purety. Reply

Anonymous July 7, 2010

Love Criticisms.....Rabbi Mendel Kaplan How you continue to inspire and bring to life the Torah! I am so greatful for your passion, your love of Judaism and above all else, the love of G-d...thank you so much for another wonderful message.
Only G-d can touch you with the power you bring to each and everyone of us in your messages.
Shalom Reply

Kayo Tokyo, Japan July 7, 2010

Blew my mind Beautiful. You blew my mind.
"There will be a glorious victory. The crown of Torah will triumph" - Previous Rebbe (Quote from this shiur by Rabbi Mendel Kaplan.) Reply

Anonymous LA, CA July 7, 2010

Love Criticism This lecture touched my heart, I can relate to so much personally. Reply

A LITTLE PERSON Bogota, Colombia July 6, 2010

without words..... May G-d bless Rav Mendel's life.....
He allowed the Divine Presence to guide his mouth and only G-d knows how these words touched a little heart, in a little country, from a little family....
and that little heart is mine.

THNKS FOR ALL Reply

Eric&Michelle Thronhill July 6, 2010

Excellent Lecture! Thanks very much Rabbi for the great lecture this week, very inspiring! Reply

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