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Yaakov Brawer

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G-d’s blessing that sustains creation in contrast to that of man
All of creation is implemented and sustained through G-d’s blessing (above-below). The natural order of being is simply a passive recipient. In contrast, the blessing initiated by man through Avodah (below-above) reaches levels that transcend the source o...
Zei’as Apecha as Tikkun Cheit Eitz Hadaas
The intensity of the hardship of the Avodah of Birrurim (refinement and rectification) produces the very “Ayin,” which is the source of endless blessing, Yesh m’Ayin.
Maamer והי' כי תבוא
The Maamar begins with the consequences of the Chet Eitz HaDaas. G-d tells Adam that henceforth he will eat bread by the sweat of his face. Although, at first glance, this is clearly a curse, in fact it is really a blessing in disguise.
End of Maamer אחרי ה׳
Final summary of the unique superiority of the Avodah of the Eved Pashut.
The Avodah of the Eved Ne’eman
The quality and nature of the Avodah of the Eved Ne’eman in contrast to that of the Eved Pashut.
Uniqueness of the Avodah of the Eved Pashut
The Bittul of Kabbolas Ohl is a Chiddush in that: 1) it alters the very Ma’hus of the Eved Pashut, and 2) is entirely a product of his own Avodah.
Continuation of the Avodah of the Eved Pashut
The Eved Ne’eman achieves a wondrous level of Avodah, partially by virtue of his stature and the lofty root of his Neshamah. In contrast, The Eved Pashut has everything going against him. He is a lowly Neshamah inhabiting the coarsest, most intractable di...
Relationship of the Eved Pashut to the Melech
The Neshamah of the Eved Pashut is rooted in a very low level of Seder Hishtalshelus. He has no spiritual gifts, nor assistance from Above (in the form of Giluyim), and therefore his Avoda is exclusively one of absolute Bittul, devoid of knowledge or love...
Comparing Levels of Lofty Neshamos
Comparison of Neshamos of the loftier levels of Briah (Eved Ne’eman) with Neshamos of Ma and Baan of Atzilus, and reconsideration of the stature of the Eved Pashut.
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