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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kedushas Shabbos Part 120 - Preparing the Chariot for the King to Ascend

Rabbi Haber, Shlita, travels the Holy Zohar, and shows how the Matzav מצב (state/condition) of Echad אחד (the Unity) is the Shechina שכינה (Holy Presence) when/where the King can ascend His Throne to do His Kinging.  Shabbos is the Kedushin קדושין (marriage) of Hashem with His People, Am Yisrael, in UNITY.  On Shabbos the Jewish People connect the Briah (Creation) with Hashem.  The Life Force of Creation, which Hashem has divided into two parts: Kodesh קדוש (Holiness/Purity) and the sitra achar סתרה אחר (Contradicted other/Powers of constriction), both give koach (energy) to the world.  Hashem rules through both Life Forces.  When we’re being holy, we’re connected through the stream of Kodesh קדוש.  At other times, we’re being ruled by Hashem through the sitra achar (Powers of constriction) סתרה אחר.  Let’s get married in Holiness to Hashem and be together with Him in Supreme Unification עליון יחוד! Cut away the powers of constriction אזמר בשבחין and give birth to the Neshama Yesayrah נשמה יתרה (Soulfulness/ Extra soul). Shabbos is the Laboratory of rebirth and Unification.

Special Thanks to Eliezer Roeh-Ohr for Video & Description

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Meet Rabbi Yaacov Haber

Rabbi Yaacov HaberRabbi Haber has been a leading force in Jewish Outreach for the past 25 years. A founding trustee of AJOP, the Association of Jewish Outreach Professionals, he was the founder and director of the Torah Center of Buffalo from 1980-1990 while serving as a community rabbi in Buffalo. From Buffalo he and his family traveled to Melbourne, Australia where as a project of Kollel Bais HaTalmud he founded the Australian Institute of Torah, a national outreach and adult education program. He directed that program from 1990-1995, at which time he was sought out as National Director of Jewish Education for the Orthodox Union in the United States where he created the Internationally acclaimed and highly successful "Pardes Project."

In addition to his duties at the OU, in 1996 he replaced Rabbi Berel Wein as the spiritual leader of Congregation Bais Torah in Monsey, NY. In keeping with the position of Congregation Bais Torah in the Monsey community, Rabbi Haber was involved in issues involving the greater Monsey community, and counseled hundreds of individuals in the surrounding area.

Rabbi Yaacov Haber is the founder and driving force behind TorahLab. Through TorahLab, Rabbi Haber is bringing together educational and media specialists to create dynamic learning experiences which will be accessible to adults of all backgrounds and levels. Rabbi Haber has published numerous articles and books and is a sought after international lecturer.

Rabbi Haber and his family are presently living in Ramat Beit Shemesh where he is the Rabbi of Kehillas Shivtei Yeshurun.

Rabbi Haber can be contacted at yhaber@torahlab.org