Maamar Shlach 5745
Saints Or Sinners? Psychoanalyzing the Subconscious Brain of the Spies
How Do We Reconcile the Opposing Views on the Meraglim? Understanding the Inner Workings of Torah
Class Summary:
This is a text-based class on a Maamar, a Chassidic discourse, said by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, on Shabbos Parshas Shlach, 26 Sivan, 5745, June 15, 1985 (a few days before the presenters Bar-Mitzvah). Rabbi YY Jacobson presented this class to congregation Beis Shmuel in Brooklyn, during the week of Parshas Shlach, 12-14 Sivan 5771, June 14-16, 2001. The class explores the startling contrast between two interpretations of the spies -- that they were wicked men, who lacked faith on G-d; and that they were spirtiual giants fearful of losing their deep relationship with the Divine in the desert. How do we reconcile these two diametrically opposed perspectives?