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Introduction to a Chassidic Discourse

Introduction to a Chassidic Discourse

What is a maamar?

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Introduction to a Chassidic Discourse: What is a maamar?

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Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, a senior editor at Chabad.org, also heads our Ask The Rabbi team. He is the author of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth. To subscribe to regular updates of Rabbi Freeman's writing, visit Freeman Files subscription. FaceBook @RabbiTzviFreeman Periscope @Tzvi_Freeman .
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James l. Cooley .Topeka,KANSAS May 17, 2015

.Thank you Rabbi Tzvi. great teacher!!! Reply

Carmen April 7, 2011

Re:Re Question Well then we could also ask why not the Sages of the Talmud.

I am not very acquainted with the Talmud, actually, almost nothing, but I think that the Sages of the Talmud dealt with the Torah in a perspective that didn't plunge into the Torah directly.

Maybe you can tell us what was the perspective they ulilized...

I think that was a language that wandered –let’s say-in the aura of Torah. Is this correct?

Moses knew everything. He didn’t need to explore Torah, because he knew already everything, since he was the greatest prophet.

I related Rashi to Maamar because I understood that he was the first-with his hidden notes, to develop Torah directly from Torah, not with only his mind but with divine inspiration, which is what makes a Maamar. Reply

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman via mychabad.org April 7, 2011

Re: Question Why would we say that? Why not Moses? Reply

Carmen April 6, 2011

Question: Could we say that the first Maamar is attributed to Rashi? Reply

Carmen April 5, 2011

My life is a Maamar;your life is a Maamar... The life of every sincere person, of every sincere Jew is a Maamar...

A musician does not only need to make the music longer;he yearns to do the music beautifull;he yearns to do the music to express something G-dly and infinitely beautifull that will touch others deeply and awake them somehow..

Life is an attempt to do a Maamar;to approach G-d more and more with our acts and words. Reply

Carmen April 4, 2011

Maamar So, a maamar is( and should be) a constant Chabad:Chochmah,Binah and Daat beeing applied.
It's an exercise of actualizing Torah.

So,every gathering of Jews and Jewesses should have the purpose of creating a new maamar.

So,Jews and Jewesses should not be patient listeners but active thinkers and active and creative souls...

When this concept is not applied or supressed from a gathering of Jews and Jewesses,justice and truth have failed to be actualized... Reply

Jurgen Ras Pretoria, SA March 31, 2011

Re: Introduction to a Chassidic Discours Thank you Rabbi Tzvi - it is educational and refreshing! I just watched on Sunday a documentary on the history of the Jewish community in South Africa. Blessings, Jurgen Ras, South Africa. Reply

a talmida northern, israel March 28, 2011

todah rabah rabah looking forward to the continuation.
appreciate the explanation of the basics - of the foundation. delightful to know about the co-incidence with the development of structure in musical composition. yeshar koach! Reply

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