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Galut (Exile)

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Galut (Exile): exile; diaspora.
What is the Jewish definition of “exile”? And is it just a punishment, or is there a deeper reason for our displacement?
Why the obsession over an ancient Jerusalemite structure? Does the lack of a Holy Temple leave any of us feeling a gaping hole in our lives?
Explore the deeper mystical dimension of the 9th of Av, the meaning of our current state of exile, and the hope for the ultimate transformation in the future Redemption.
The exile of Egypt is the paradigm and archetype for our current state of exile. Explore the spiritual meaning of Egypt as the ‘narrow straits’ that inhibit us from experiencing true freedom and redemption.
The history of galut
Learn how the Jews fared under the Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Medians, the Greeks, and now under Western rule.
We are all divine souls, princes and princesses of light, captured within the crust of human flesh. We are all my mother.
A Story of Oneness By Dispersion
Exile and dispersion produced a miracle. It brought out an organic, irreducible oneness of our people that could not otherwise be imagined.
Why Didn't G-d Create a World Without Suffering?
Why did G-d create the world in such a way that we can only experience redemption after having first endured the hardships of exile?
Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 12
The first stage of the Jewish people's Exile was when the rabbis were sent away, but the "final straw" was when the children stopped studying. Guest Expert: Rabbi Manis Friedman. (From “Messages”—Season 4, Episode 12)
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