Insights from Toras Reb Levi Yitzchok, a weekly class based on the teachings of Harav Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, chief rabbi of the city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, during the bloody Bolshevik revolution and the subsequent Communist oppression and father of the Rebbe.
The shiur is presented by Rabbi Dovid Dubov, Director of Chabad of Mercer County in Princeton, New Jersey, and author of Yalkut Levi Yitzchok, an anthology of commentaries collected from the works of Harav Levi Yitzchak, of blessed memory.
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Then his brother emerged, holding on to the heel of Esau; so they named him Yaakov
Explaining the Talmud (Avioda Zara 10a)
There was a certain Roman emperor who hated the Jews. He said to the important members of the kingdom: If one had [a nima] dried & dead skin on his foot, should he cut it off and live, or leave it and suffer?
They said to him: He should cut it off and live.
(The ulcerous sore was a metaphor for the Jewish people, whom the emperor sought to eliminate as the cause of harm for the Roman Empire.)
Ketia, son of Shalom, said to them: It is unwise to do so, you cannot destroy the Jewish nation….
A) Why was the story with a
B) Why the Nima on the Foot?
C) Whats the meaning of NIMA – Dried & Dead skin?
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