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LH4-26-Karcha uKhsoves KaAka

2022-12-07 – Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 1b-2 – Unity in Klal Yisrael via Minhag HaMakom; Prohibition of Tattoos

Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 1b-2 – Unity in Klal Yisrael via Minhag HaMakom; Prohibition of Tattoos.

Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Hilkhos Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 1 is based on Likutey Moharan 54.
00:00 – HALAKHA 1b.
04:04 – “Between your eyes…” Tefillin vs. pulling out the hair of the head.
05:50 – Prohibition of tearing out hair or other forms of self-harm to express grief.
07:34 – Strengthening unity in Klal Yisrael by respecting Minhag HaMakom – the customs regarding of one’s community.
12:20 – Divrei Elokim Chaimroshei teivos “Echad”.
13:40 – Q&R about the intentions behind non-Jewish custom of self-harm to express mourning.
16:16 – HALAKHA 2. This halakha is based on 2Likutey Moharan 5.
17:00 – מדמה – Medameh – the power of imagination.
22:34 – Body and soul are parallel animal and human. Reference to Likutey Moharan 37.
23:58 – Medameh also refers to the ability to compare or make mental associations.
24:14 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 54.
25:14 – The confusion caused by the medameh is based in the sin of Adam HaRishon. How purification of the מדמה is achieved.
29:19 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 8, Para. 9.
29:30 – The prohibition of excessive mourning through inflicting self-harm. Death is a transition to eternal life.
32:38 – Self harm negates the holiness of the physical.
35:50 – The prohibition of tattoos or any permanent defacement of the body. Reference to Likutey Moharan 19 about the difference between reading print and hearing.
*42:00 – The purpose of living in the physical world is to purify the physical. The term אדם – man – is three times Hashem’s Name Y – K. When a person disfigures his body, he denies its spiritual aspect and displays lack of faith in the principle that Hashem constantly renews the world.
44:19 – Techiyas HaMeyis is the completion of the purification of the physical body of man.
46:02 – Q&R about decomposition of the body after death. Suffering in this world reduces suffering in the next.
47:27 – Q&R about purification of the body.
50:31 – Q&R – Depression stems from the body, not the soul.
51:19 – Introduction to Hilkhos Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 3. Closing blessings.

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