Inner Dimension Audio: The Mysteries of Femininity

The Inner Meaning of Challah – lecture 1  (2:03:00)
In this new lecture, Rabbi Ginsburgh explores the hidden meanings of one of the three commandments given especially to women: the separation of challah. Be inspired to rekindle the warm hearth of the Jewish home with an insightful portrayal of Challah and its connection to our matriarch Rachel.

The (soon to be uploaded) summary of this lecture can be used to follow it closely.

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the first 8:30 minutes of the lecture are of a lower quality than the rest. If you find these first few minutes difficult to listen to, you can follow them with the aid of the written summary.

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This lecture was recorded live in Rachel’s Tomb, Jerusalem on the Eve of Rosh Chodesh Adar I, 5765 (Feb. 8,. 2005).


The Inner Meaning of Challah – lecture 2 (1 hour 53 minutes)
In this second lecture of the series, Rabbi Ginsburgh explores additional Kabbalistic and Chassidic meanings of the commandment of Challah:
 

  • Challah as a revelation of the portion that each Jew and each righteous non-Jew have in the world-to-come
  • the relationship between the final letter of Challah, hei, and the final letter of portion (chelek), kuf
  •  Challah as one of the five componenents of the Shabbat table that relate to the number 7
  • Challah as the final stage in the 7 stage process of tithe and how all 7 rectify the primordial kings of the World of Chaos

The written summary for this lecture is currently being published as part of our weekly email message. You can find archives of past installments here.

http://www.inner.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/femininity2-21.mp3


 

The Inner Meaning of Challah – lecture 3 (2 hours 22 minutes)
In this third lecture of the series, Rabbi Ginsburgh explores the connection between the commandment of challah and the uniquely feminine consciousness of the World to Come.

  • The blessing for challah and the feminine self

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 The Inner Meaning of Challah – lecture 4 (1 hour 34 minutes)
The fourth lecture of the series, was delivered on Rosh Chodesh Iyar, the hilulah (day of passing) of the holy Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, the tzadik who took 200 Jewish families with him to settle in the Land of Israel in the 18th century. In this lecture, Rabbi Ginsburgh explores the connection between the commandment of challah and the special consciousness needed to inherit the Land of Israel, as well as spiritual underpinnings of some of the more legalistic aspects of this mitzvah.

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