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Igeret HaKodesh: Epistle 11 - Part 2

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RAFFI NYC NYC March 21, 2017

Re a real rasha Your shiur helped me tremendously with my depression. Maybe I'm from the eruv rav, who knows? With your's and Hkbh"s help I'll break out of it. Reply

Anonymous Malta August 30, 2010

Amen The question might also be this: How to externalize the message (since Truth always comes from inside - like a lamp that shines light from oil within)? Reply

Rabbi Yehsoshua B. Gordon Encino, CA August 17, 2010

Tzadik o Benoni Thank you all for all for your feedback and comments.

This is to Shmuel from NY who asked;

" You mention that Rabbi Greenglass says that this chapter is talking to tzadikim so how can it be demanded of every Jew not only a tzadik to internalize this message?."

The answer might be:

Yet, because the Alter Rebbe brings it down in Sefer Shel Benonim, it applies to a Benoni as well."

Ksiva VaChasima Tova

Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon
Encno, CA Reply

mina bklyn, usa August 17, 2010

re: tanya epistle 11 part 2 so with rabbi greenglasse's explanation i am a bit puzzled. i thought tanya was written for the benoni. why is this mentioned. in other words what do we, the simple folk, learn from the 3 different inyonim of suffering? what are we to aspire to? thank you . i really enjoy the clarity! Reply

Danny Columbus, Ohio USA via chabadcolumbus.com August 17, 2010

Thank you for this lesson. It was good to experience this lesson today. A person sometimes needs reinforcement. Reply

Leah j Edgware, UK August 17, 2010

Tzaddikim or Beinonim You said that this letter is addressing a tzaddik. But I thought that Sefer haTanya is known as Sefer shel Beinonim. Is the term 'Sefer shel Benonim' referring only to the first sections of Tanya? Is this letter relevant to all Jews? Btw, I am really enjoying the Tanya and Chumash shiurim. Thank you so much for making this accessable to us all. Reply

Kayo Tokyo, Japan August 17, 2010

From this Epistle, I sensed Chabad's profound respect for the sanctity of life. Reply

Anonymous Malta August 17, 2010

The essence of Torah When the Alter Rebbe says that every human being needs three blessings (namely to bring children into this world, holistic health and the privilege of making an honest living) he speaks from the perspective of divine humility.

In other words, these blessings are blessings because they reveal the Giver of the gift and by definition such a gift will always be reciprocated (see Genesis 18: 1-13). Reply

Sarah Melbourne, VIC August 17, 2010

Thankyou for this lesson. I have been experiencing personal hardship at the moment. This has inspired me to live each day with Joy, regardless of my circumstances. Reply

Shmuel NY, USA August 16, 2010

Rabbi Gordon - Igeret Hakodesh Epistle 11 I watched and listened to your very inspiring lesson on this Epistle. You mention that Rabbi Greenglass says that this chapter is talking to tzadikim so how can it be demanded of every Jew not only a tzadik to internalize this message? Reply