I heard from a friend that the Rebbe gave a maamer somewhat modifying the statement in Tanya that all non-Jews' souls are from the klippot. Can anyone provide the exact source for it?


See Siddur Im D'ach, Shaar Chag HaMatzot; Lekutei Biurim (By Rabbi Hillel Malisov of Paritch), 47b.

The Chassidei Umot haOlam derive their animal souls not from the 3 impure klipot, but from the klipat nogah, just like the animal soul of bnei Yisrael. The sheva mitzvot seem to be a rectification for the animal soul. Bnei Yisrael are born automatically with the animal soul from klipat nogah. The non-Jew may or may not and usually has to merit it on his own.

I don't believe this is a modification, but rather it gives a deeper understanding and purifies the vulgar common understanding.


Iggerot Kodesh, vol. 1, p. 176:

בקיצור תניא להצ"צ... פ"ו כתב וז"ל: ג' קליפות הטומאה ואין בהם טוב כלל (ר"ל בעצמותם אבל בבחי' גלות בו יש חיות אלקות ניצוץ מי"ס דעשייה שבתוכו י"ס דיצירה שבתוכו וכו'). וביתר ביאור כתב ... וז"ל: מה שכתב בספר של בינונים דגקה"ט אין בהם טוב כלל, אין הכוונה שאין בהם שום ניצוץ כלל, שהרי אי אפשר להיות קיום שום דבר בלי איזה ניצוץ טוב... רק שהניצוץ הוא שנתרחק ונחשך כל כך עד שהוא כמו רע וכו'.

  • This doesn't mean what you seem to think it means. – Yishai May 15 '15 at 19:03
  • @Yishai what do I think that it means? – wfb May 17 '15 at 2:48
  • see Tanya, Igeres HaKodesh 25. That is the concept this is referring to. – Yishai May 17 '15 at 22:03
  • @Yishai Care to elaborate? – wfb May 18 '15 at 21:23
  • I'm not sure what isn't clear. It doesn't in any way "ameliorate" anything about Klippos beyond the standard understanding of Klippos in Chassidus. – Yishai May 18 '15 at 21:55

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