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It'kafia & It'hapcha (Conquest vs Transformation)

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Rabbi Infinity provides Miri the ultimate Kabbalistic lesson in Feivel control--and the transformation of darkness to light.
Self-Control vs. Transformation
Two fundamentals in the service of G-d discussed extensively in chassidus are the concepts of Is’kafya (suppression) and Is’hapcha (transformation). Discover their respective qualities and specifically the case for Iskafya.
The Tzadik and the Baal Teshuvah
In interpreting the verse in the Song of Songs, "If only you would be to me a brother", our Sages differ as to whether our request of G-d is to treat us as Yosef treated his brothers who had sold him or as Yosef treated his innocent younger brother Binyam...
A Journey Through Tanya, Lesson 7
Now, we need to understand the big question behind it all. What is my purpose in life, and why did G-d create the world. (covering chapters 35-37)
If life is how you cook it, then what dish are you? A delightful cream pie? Or a walking, smoking barbecue? Personally, there’s only so much cream pie I can take.
What’s really hiding under the ugly face of darkness?
There’s only one way to transform the ugliest, nastiest, darkest gunk of this world: by letting it make you stronger. That’s when you’ve ripped off its mask . . .
Rabbi Chaim Moshe Bergstein serves as the director of Chabad of Farmington Hills, Michigan. As a student in Yeshiva in Israel, he internalized the lessons of his rabbis in Yeshiva about refraining from materialism and physical desires. But he couldn’t rec...
Something Spiritual on Parshat Kedoshim
The Dress Code for Exodus
The night before they left Egypt, the Children of Israel were commanded to eat matzah and bitter herbs together with the Paschal lamb "waist-belted, shoes on your feet and staff in your hand". Thus class will explore the spiritual dimension of this dress-...
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