Rabbi Shais Taub’s weekly parsha shiur based on the sichos of the Rebbe covers two topics this week.
1. How do you become popular without selling out? We learn a powerful lesson in reaching out to others while remaining authentic to ourselves from the transformation of Avram the genius into Avraham the man of the people. (Based on Likkutei Sichos Vol. 25, p. 68.)
2. How do we deal with those people with whom we vehemently disagree? Avraham tells Lot, “Please part from me; if [you go] left, I will go right….” This sounds like a separation, yet Rashi says it means, “Wherever you dwell, I will not distance myself from you, and I will stand by you as a protector and a helper.” How are we to understand this? And what lesson does it teach us about finding common ground even when we passionately reject someone’s beliefs? (Based on Sefer HaSichos 5750, pp. 96-109.)
This class, for women, is given at Chabad of the Five Towns — Levi Yitzchak Library on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM and posted afterwards on SoulWords.org.
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