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What Was the Greatness of Aaron?

Parshat Behaalotecha

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What Was the Greatness of Aaron?: Parshat Behaalotecha

“Aaron did so; he lit the lamps toward the face of the menorah” (Numbers 8:3). We contrast a chassidic and a non-chassidic interpretation of this verse in order to highlight the revolution that chassidic teachings have brought to our understanding of G-d, Torah and our fellow Jew.
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Maggid of Dubna (R. Yaakov Wolf Krantz), Shlach, Chassidism, Aaron, Lighting of the Menorah, The, Behaalotecha

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Stephen Cape Town May 28, 2021

Rabbi New How does Talmudic halachah fit into the chassis paradigm you have gifted us with What Was The Greatness Of Aaron ? Reply

Moishe New Hampstread May 28, 2021
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Thank you for your comment Stephen. Indeed the praise of Aaron is that he did observe the precise, specific demands of the Halacha despite him being totally overwhelmed with the appreciation and experience of being connected with G-d - who is beyond all limitations and boundaries. Reply

Mary Ann Fremont, Ca June 29, 2012

What Was the Greatness of Aaron? Thank you Rabbi Moshe New. Your teaching is very uplifting, water my soul. I am learning a lot. Reply

This class analyzes an aspect of the weekly Torah portion or upcoming holiday. While providing a basic understanding of the subject matter, the lesson delves into its deeper and more complex dimensions with emphasis on the spiritual relevance to our daily lives. Inspiration for both the novice and advanced student.