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Learning Likutei Sichos

Textual study of the Rebbe’s teachings

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Learn a sicha of the Rebbe from Likkutei Sichos with Rabbi Ari Shishler.

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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 13, Massei (sicha 1)
We engage with Torah in three ways, the ultimate being to receive the gift of G-d’s wisdom.
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40:24
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 14, Devarim (sicha 2)
Why does Moshe interrupt his recollection of the story of the spies to mention that he also could not enter the Promised Land?
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What we can learn from the way in which Hashem spoke to Moses—with a booming voice that only he could hear. Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 13, Naso (sicha 2)
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1:05:23
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 11, Parsha Bo
This sicha is a Siyum on tractate Pesachim.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 16, Parsha Tetzaveh
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1:24:52
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 16, Purim
Is Purim about physical salvation or spiritual connection?
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1:09:27
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 16, Ki Sisa
The nuclear power of a Jewish soul, as reflected in the incredible story of the half shekel.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 16, Ki Sisa
Does Judaism focus more on the now or on the future? Examining the two divergent views of Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Meir and their unique applications.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 16, Vayakhel
Why the leaders of the Tribes delayed donating to the Mishkan. A fundamental lesson in leadership.
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47:08
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Vayikra
Know your strengths, but remain humble.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Vayikra
The laws of sacrifices teach us that we really want to do what Hashem says, even when we don't.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Shemini
Rashi offers a fascinating insight into how Moshe dealt with the passing of Aaron's two sons. The Rebbe derives a powerful lesson from it on what it means to be dedicated to Hashem.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Tazria
Before they left Egypt, G-d got the Jews to break the laws of Torah to circumcise themselves at night. It was a momentous introduction to a completely supernatural Exodus.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Metzora
Exuberant prayer can be misguided and we learn this from Rashi's insight into the anatomy of the ear.
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1:05:52
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Acharei
A magnificent forum on tractate Yoma, which teaches about the unique status of the Kohen Gadol and a powerful insight into being Jewish.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Kedoshim
Our choices, for positive or negative, impact the whole world.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Emor
Judaism divides life into two time zones, "body time” when we're meant to work within the world, and "soul time" when we're meant to transcend the world.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Emor
The law of the new grain teaches that spiritual growth starts with speaking your body's language and progresses to stimulating your soul.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Bamidbar
By examining Rashi’s interpretation of the Kohen’s responsibility to safeguard his Kehunah (priesthood), we discover how spiritual health requires appropriate boundaries.
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1:09:30
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Bamidbar
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1:00:44
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Naso
Who does the heavy lifting? How the Leviim achieved their status.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Naso
In examining the approach of Rambam, we discover two possible scenarios of the Sotah process.
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1:00:17
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Behaalotecha
Analyzing Rashi’s commentary on the juxtaposition of kindling the menorah to the tribal leaders inaugural gifts, and Aharon feeling left out. This illuminates Aaron's unique contribution to the power of every Jew.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Behaalotecha
Examining the unique elements of the Pascal Offering leads to a profound discussion into the two views on the balance of community and individual.
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1:08:02
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Shelach
The debacle of the spies teaches us how Torah study should be focused on inspiring our deeds.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Korach
What to learn from Korach.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Chukas
How the Parah Adumah is a template for the super-rational nature of Judaism.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Balak
Belief and anticipation for the arrival Moshiach is fundamental to Judaism. A closer look at how Rambam spells this out crystalizes the role and function of Moshiach.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Pinchas
A proper analysis of Rashi’s explanation for the census following the plague conveys Moshe's sense of responsibility to his people.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Pinchas
Why would the Torah feel the need to tell us that Moshe followed G-d's instructions to relate these laws to the people?
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, Devarim
True love means you don't go easy on someone.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Matos
No power in the world can harm us, but we have to ensure that we don't harm ourselves.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Massei
Every failure is a potential portal to greatness.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, VaEschanan
In the mitzvah of Torah study, the emphasis placed on teaching Torah to children conveys a lesson in how to learn Torah as G-d intended it.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, VaEschanan
The deeper meaning behind putting Tefillin on your arm before your head.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, Eikev
Don't reduce Judaism to an intellectual experience.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, Eikev
The value of completing a mitzvah.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, Re'eh
Does G-d ever dish out bad things?
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, Re'eh
Is the Beis HaMikdash holy because Hashem chose to make it holy, or do we add any value?
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, Shoftim
Why a king is the heart (not the mind) of the nation.
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Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, Shoftim
A Jew may not settle in Egypt. The question is why not? After all, the ancient Egyptians are long gone from that country.
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