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2022-09-23 – LH4 – YD1 – Avodas Elilim Akum 3 – Para. 18b – Ribis – Part 5 – The Power of Mordechai HaTzaddik; The Mishkan Contains All Levels of Holiness Possible for Man

Avodas Elilim Akum 3, Para. 18b is Hilkhos Ribis, Part 5. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. The Power of Mordechai HaTzaddik; The Mishkan Contains All Levels of Holiness Possible for Man; Teshuvah on the Last Shabbos of the Year.
Hilkhos Avodas Elilim Akum 3 is based on Likutey Moharan 25.

00:00 – Recorded in Uman, 27th Elul 5782. Brief update from Uman recorded on Erev Shabbos.
03:50 – PARAGRAPH 18b. Mordechai and Haman. The celebration of Purim will continue even after the revelation of Moshiach.
05:42 – NOTE from the Arizal about the 13 Midos of Rachamim Rav Chesed is b’gematria Mordechai.
08:52 – Ki SisaMordechai is alluded to in the Written Torah in וְאַתָּ֣ה קַח־לְךָ֘ בְּשָׂמִ֣ים רֹאשׁ֒ מָר־דְּרוֹר֙ – “And you, take for yourself spices of the finest sort: of pure myrrh…” (Shemos 30:23, Ki Sisa).
14:33 – NOTE on kabbalistic concepts: Ohr, mayim, rokiah.
17:00 – The anointing oil of the mishkan reveals the gavnin (colors) of Hashem’s Light. וְהִתְגַּדִּלְתִּי֙ וְהִתְקַדִּשְׁתִּ֔י – “And I will reveal Myself in My greatness and in My holiness” (Yechezkel 38:23). Mordechai HaTzaddik is a composite of all the gavnin, on all levels.
19:34 – The structure of the mishkan corresponds to the structure of a human being. Both the mishkan and man are composites of all spiritual levels.
21:02 – Q&R about spiritual levels and imagination.
24:02 – Q&R about sechel and not forcing issues before their time. How the medameh (imagination) is active in sleep. The relationship between daas and time.
26:00 – Q&R about the Ketores and the Anointing Oil.
28:06 – Return to text: Hashem gave Mordechai HaTzaddik the power to defeat Haman.
28:41 – Every Jew in every generation is engaged in a battle against the evil inclination. This struggle can only be won through the help of Hashem, as in לוּלֵ֣י יְ֖הֹוָה שֶׁהָ֣יָה לָ֑נוּ בְּק֖וּם עָלֵ֣ינוּ אָדָֽם – “Had it not been for Hashem Who was with us when men rose up against us…” (Tehillim 124:2).
30:49 – The Tzaddik in every generation has the power to defeat the Amalek in his generation.
31:22 – NOTE about the progressive levels of holiness during Shabbos.
33:38 – Yosef HaTzaddik: Yosef is b’gematria six times Y – K – V – K.
34:08 – Tefilah is a “nuclear weapon”. Moshe, Yosef, Dovid is b’gematria 515. NOTE from Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל that the gematria of Rebbe Nachman ben Simcha is 516.
38:37 – NOTE from Rabbi Rosenfeld ז”ל – The letters of the word Purim contain the roshei teyvos – initial letters – of all the holidays of the year. The days of Purim are remembered and reactivated in every generation.
41:24 – Ve yesh b’inyan shinuyim harbeh l’ain mispar… Sometimes the yetzer hara is disguised as a righteous person.
46:00 – Instances when a son might not be required to daven in the same shul as his father.
48:00 – Closing blessings. NOTE about the last Shabbos of the year, when teshuvah can be accomplished for all previous Shabbosim .
48:42 – The word Esrog is made up of the roshei teyvos of emunah, teshuvah, refuah, and geulah.
49:12 – Haman was not obliterated completely – he’s still “hanging around”.
49:47 – Q&Rs – The mistake of Korach.
51:46 – NOTE on Parshas HaAzinu.
57:00 – Reference to Likutey Halakhos, Yoreh Deah 1, Hilkhos Ribis 5.

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