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Vayoel Moshe

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 24

Aug 19 2015

Now I will explain the third oath, not to force the end. What exactly does this mean? Rashi says that “yidchaku” (force) comes from the word “dochak” (pressure): that the Jews should not pray too much for the end of exile.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 23

Jul 24 2015

The conclusion of all these sources we have gathered is that it is explicit in many places in the words of Chazal that Hashem wants the Jews to be scattered to the four corners of the earth for the entire duration of exile, until moshiach comes.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 22

Jul 22 2015

[This siman is a continuation of the previous one, in which the Rebbe quoted the Raavad who says that even after moshiach comes, the Jews will be led through the “wilderness of the nations” before entering Eretz Yisroel.]

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 21

Jul 20 2015

[The discussion is about the Avnei Nezer’s opinion that if the nation ruling Eretz Yisroel allows all the Jews to return, they may return.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 20

Jul 17 2015

[In this siman, the Rebbe brings proof from the Maharal that even when the nations give permission to the Jewish people to come to Eretz Yisroel, the oath not to go up as a wall remains in effect.]

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 19

Jul 09 2015

[In the past siman, the Rebbe brought proof from the words of Chazal that the oath against going up as a wall is not simply a prohibition on fighting the nations – and thus with their permission mass immigration would be allowed.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 18

Jul 05 2015

[In this siman the Rebbe will continue to bring proof from the words of Chazal that the oath against going up as a wall is not simply a prohibition on fighting the nations – and thus with their permission mass immigration would be allowed.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 17

Jul 03 2015

[In the previous siman, the Rebbe took issue with the Avnei Nezer, who understands Rashi’s words “with a strong hand” to mean that only armed conquest of Eretz Yisroel is prohibited under the oath.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 16

May 20 2015

[Background: In Simanim 12-14, the Rebbe quoted the Ramban to show that the oath not to go up as a wall applies even with permission from the ruling power.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 15

May 18 2015

[Background: In the previous siman, the Rebbe quoted the Ramban, who says that all the punishments foretold by the Torah occur only in Eretz Yisroel, but once the Jewish people go into exile, their subservience to the nations is enough to substitute for

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 14

May 12 2015

[Background: The question was posed whether the oath against "going up as a wall" prohibits only a military invasion of Eretz Yisroel, or even mass immigration with permission from the ruling power.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 13

May 07 2015

[Background: The Ramban stated that the redemption of Ezra's time was only meant for the Jews of Babylonia, but Jews in other countries were still forbidden to violate the oath and ascend.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 12

Apr 26 2015

[Background: We are discussing the Three Oaths according to Rabbi Zeira, whom the halacha follows. According to this view, the Oaths apply only to the Jewish people as a whole.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 11

Apr 23 2015

(Background: We are discussing the Three Oaths according to Rabbi Zeira, whom the halacha follows. According to this view, the Oaths apply only to the Jewish people as a whole.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 10

Apr 17 2015

(Background: Having completed the discussion of Rav Yehuda's opinion that even individual Jews are forbidden under the oath from going to Eretz Yisroel, we now turn to Rabbi Zeira, whom the halacha follows.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 9

Apr 07 2015

(Background: In Siman 1 the Rebbe posed a basic question: How can Rav Yehuda, an Amora, disagree with the Mishnah?

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 8

Apr 01 2015

(Background: After explaining why a wife nowadays no longer has the power to force her husband to move to Eretz Yisroel according to Rabbi Meir of Rothenberg, and explaining why a wife is different from a slave in this regard, the Rebbe quotes the Avnei

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 7

Mar 26 2015

(Background: Rabbi Meir of Rothenberg stated that nowadays, only a husband can force a wife to immigrate to Eretz Yisroel, but a wife cannot force a husband, unlike in Temple times when both spouses had this power.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 6

Mar 13 2015

(Background: It can be shown that the statement, "Whoever lives outside of Eretz Yisroel is as if he worships idols" (Kesubos 110b) does not apply nowadays, because the reason is that when one lives under a government of people who serve idols, he is in

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 5

Mar 12 2015

(Background: Rabbi Meir of Rothenberg stated that nowadays, only a husband can force a wife to immigrate to Eretz Yisroel, but a wife cannot force a husband.

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