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2020-08-03 – LH3 – OC3 – Purim 3 – Para. 2-5 – Positive and Negative Spiritual Aspects of Food – Shalach Manos

Purim 3 – Positive and Negative Spiritual Aspects of Food – Shalach Manos – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
02:35 – PARAGRAPH 2. The month of Nissan. Haman wanted to attack Am Yisrael during Adar because, according to his calculations, it seemed the best time to destroy Israel. What was his mistake?
08:16 – PARAGRAPH 3. What fasting accomplishes.
16:04 – QUESTION about the lunar months.
17:00 – QUESTION: If fasting brings joy, why do we fast on Tisha B’Av?
18:00 – Rebbe Nachman often fasted, but eventually realized that whatever could be accomplished through fasting can be accomplished even better through tefilah (prayer). Not eating or drinking before shacharis (morning prayer) is called taanis sha’os (“fast of hours”).
*21:23 – PARAGRAPH 4. Why did Esther HaMalkah invite Haman to dine with her and Achashverosh? Giving a portion of food to the sheydim (negative forces). Leaving a bit of food over after a weekday meal. [Nothing is left over for the klipot (impure entities) on Shabbos or Yom Tov because on those days, everything goes to the side of kedushah (holiness).]
40:37 – PARAGRAPH 5. Shalach Manos (sending portions of food to neighbors on Purim).
39:00 – QUESTION about the interaction between positive and negative spiritual forces.
48:04 – QUESTION about the mohn  – manna.
[For further study on the importance of eating meals in a state of kedushah, see Parparaos LeChochmah on Likutey Moharan Torah 17, Paragraph 3. See also Biur Likutim on Likutey Moharan 17. Note contributed by I.N.]

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