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2022-11-07 – LH4 – YD1 – Ribis 5 – Para. 35-41 – Changing the Truth for the Sake of Peace – Havdalah on Motzei Shabbos – Wisdom and Wine – Parshas Acharei Mos

Likutey Halakhos, Yoreh Deah 1, Ribis 5 – Changing the Truth for the Sake of Peace – Havdalah on Motzei Shabbos – Wisdom and Wine – Parshas Acharei Mos – Torah reading for Yom Kippur – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Ribis 5 is based on Likutey Moharan 51.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 35. Changing the truth for the sake of peace.
02:36 – PARAGRAPH 36. Before creating man, Hashem cast the truth to the earth.
13:58 – וְהָֽאֱמֶ֥ת וְהַשָּׁל֖וֹם אֱהָֽבוּ – “…but love truth and peace” (Zecharia 8:19)
17:47 – Q&R about how and when conflicts in Am Yisrael will be resolved.
17:00 – PARAGRAPH 37. Havdalah on Motzei Shabbos draws the holiness of Shabbos into the weekdays.
21:52 – Shabbos is the essence of truth.
26:12 – NOTE about Korach’s mistake.
27:29 – Q&R about sichos chulin – the “everyday” speech of tzaddikim.
28:08 – PARAGRAPH 38. פֶּן־יֶֽהֶרְס֤וּ אֶל־יְהוָֹה֙ לִרְא֔וֹת וְנָפַ֥ל מִמֶּ֖נּוּ רָֽב – “…lest they break [through the boundary] trying to see Hashem, [through which] many of them will fall” (Shemos 19:21, Yisro).
*33:21 – PARAGRAPH 39. Parshas Acharei Mos – the prohibition of drinking wine to excess before entering the Mishkan/Beis HaMikdash.
37:34 – Why the Torah’s prescription about wine immediately follows the death of Aharon HaKohen’s sons, Nadav and Avihu. Why this incident is part of the Torah reading for Yom Kippur. How this prohibition relates to Havdalah on Motzei Shabbos.

41:02 – PARAGRAPH 40. Wisdom and wine: “When wine enters, a secret goes out” (Eruvin 65).
44:05 – A drunkard is not permitted to be a judge. When a person is drunk, everything seems to be permissible.
45:47 – PARAGRAPH 41. More about why the Torah reading for Yom Kippur morning begins with the passing away of Aharon HaKohen’s sons. אַֽחֲרֵ֣י מ֔וֹת שְׁנֵ֖י בְּנֵ֣י אַֽהֲרֹ֑ן בְּקָרְבָתָ֥ם לִפְנֵֽי־יְהוָֹ֖ה וַיָּמֻֽתוּ – “…after the death of Aaron’s two sons, when they drew near before the Lord, and they died” (Vayikra 16:1-3, Acharei Mos). הֵ֑נָּה הַנֶּ֥פֶשׁ הַֽחֹטֵ֖את הִ֥יא תָמֽוּת – “…behold the soul that sins, it will die” (Yechezkel 18:4).
50:45 – וְרַב־חֶ֥סֶד וֶֽאֱמֶֽת – “…and abundant in loving kindness and truth” (Shemos 34:6, Ki Sisa).
52:30 – Q&R about using wine to expand the consciousness.

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