Part Three of this special series on Ma’amer Basi L’Gani 5743 (1983), entitled “BENEATH THE DARKNESS” is called “VIRTUAL REVOLUTION.” Seeking resolution to the faith conundrum of Evil’s existence, a revolutionary idea on the virtual, yet real-time effect of Torah study is presented .

The third class of the series (covering chapters five and six) on the Ma’amer continues to broadly address the primary theme in chapter 13 of the original Ma’amer Basi L’Gani (5710). For more details on this, see below.*

In this Episode we are introduced to a sacred Engagement Theory that provides a fresh perspective on Torah study’s impact.

Here we will clarify how the conceptual engagement with evil-in-theory actuates a virtual revolution of our world’s natural order and literally neutralizes the forces of darkness to release a higher form of light!

The final terms of this remarkable mystical equation provide a deeply insightful solution to the baffling theological challenge made in the previous Episode.

This third Episode of the four-part series has been lovingly dedicated to elevating the Neshama of Paul Rosengarten, Pinchus ben Dovid HaCohen O.B.M.

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* The Ma’amarim of Basi L’Gani, are a collection of more than 40 uniquely themed Chassidic Discourses that were delivered by The Rebbe on, or in proximity to Yud Shvat, the Yartzeit-Hilulah of his predecessor Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, between the years of 5711 and 5748 (1951 – 1988).

All these ruminations were directly based on Ma’amer Basi L’Gani, 5710, which was released by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok on the eve of his terrestrial passing. This [original] Ma’amer is widely regarded as the Previous Rebbe’s Last Will and Testament, and our Rebbe used its themes as guiding lights for the unique mission of our Seventh Generation [of Chabad-Lubavitch] Chassidim.

Kindred in containing many common concepts or ideas, each discourse incorporates a remarkably wide range of mystical Torah teachings and always radiates with multiple novel, fresh creative insights.

The original rumination contains Twenty Chapters, and for nearly four decades, annually (in orderly successive fashion) the Rebbe would elaborate on themes found in a specific chapter, by delivering one or more Ma’amarim (formal dissertations of original Chassidic Teachings) almost always opening with the Midrashic words “Basi L’Gani.”

This year, 5783, we are – once again – focused on chapter thirteen. As such, the discourses of 5723 (1963) and 5743 (1983) are studied by the global Chasidic community during the Yud Shvat season.

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