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2022-12-04 – LH4 – YD1 – MeOneyn uMenacheysh 2 – Para. 2-4 – Prohibition of Sorcery, Magic, and Fortune-Telling; Sincerity in Serving Hashem

Likutey Halakhos, Yoreh Deah 1, MeOneyn uMenacheysh 2 – Para. 2-4. Prohibition of Sorcery, Magic, and Fortune-Telling; Sincerity in Serving Hashem; Torah Tradition That Mondays and Wednesdays Are Not Opportune for New Ventures. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
This halakha is based on 2Likutey Moharan 8.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 2. תָּמִ֣ים תִּֽהְיֶ֔ה עִ֖ם יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ – “Be wholehearted with Hashem, your Master” (Devarim 18:13).
12:30 – The importance of sincerity and simplicity in serving Hashem. Being wholehearted by avoiding all forms of sorcery is a key to meriting Eretz Yisrael.
18:00 – Prophecy will be restored when Am Yisrael has qualified, fitting leaders.
19:00 – Q&R about the perception of Hashem’s intervention in one’s life.
21:30 – NOTE about the modest standard of living of Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל.
22:47 – PARAGRAPH 3. The Torah tradition that Mondays and Wednesdays are not opportune (Yoreh Deah 189:2).
27:00 – וְהָיָ֚ה אֽוֹר־הַלְּבָנָה֙ כְּא֣וֹר הַֽחַמָּ֔ה – “And the light of the moon shall be like the light of the sun…” (Yeshaya 30:26). In the future, all that’s lacking will be restored.
31:49 – Q&R about the second day of creation. Positive vs. negative separation
34:28 – PARAGRAPH 4. Observing Rosh Chodesh is a recognition of the constant renewal of creation.
37:48 – All Jewish holidays are celebrations of miracles when Hashem revealed His actions above the laws of nature. This is why all holidays are scheduled based on Rosh Chodesh.
*40:23 – NOTE heard from Rabbi Rosenfeld ז”ל about the definition of “miracle”.
41:41 – NOTE about the missing letter “noon” in Ashrey (Tehillim 145).

43:05 – Q&R about the positive and negative aspects of separation.
45:16 – Why kiddush hachodesh – sanctification of the new month – was the first mitzvah given to Klal Yisrael.
46:48 – כָּעֵ֗ת יֵֽאָמֵ֤ר לְיַֽעֲקֹב֙ וּלְיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל מַה־פָּעַ֖ל אֵֽל – “…in time it will be said to Yaakov and Yisrael, ‘What has Hashem done?'” (Bamidbar 23:23, Balak).
49:40 – Concluding paragraph.
51:06 – Closing blessings; announcements regarding Rabbi Rosenfeld ז”ל’s yahrzeit.

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