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LH4-26-Karcha uKhsoves KaAka

2022-12-11 – LH4 – YD1 – Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 3 – Para. 6-12a – Eulogy for a Tzaddik Brings Peace; Parshas Nitzavim; The Difference Between Shaul HaMelech and Dovid HaMelech

Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 3 – Para. 6-12a – Eulogy for a Tzaddik Brings Peace; Parshas Nitzavim; The Difference Between Shaul HaMelech and Dovid HaMelech.
Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 3 is based on Likutey Moharan 27.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 6. The essence of eulogy and mourning is to restore Hadras Ponim – spiritual radiance of the face – and thereby bring shalom – peace.
02:45 – PARAGRAPH 7. The prohibition of tearing out the hair of the head to express mourning.
05:46 – PARAGRAPH 8. The hair of a Nazir is kodesh – holy.
08:05 – Q&R about the flow of mochin – spiritual consciousness – into the hair.
10:09 – PARAGRAPH 9. 300 halakhos were forgotten during the mourning period for Moshe Rabbeinu. Asniel ben Kanaz was able to retrieve these halakhos. This was an aspect of restoring the lost Hadras Ponim of Moshe Rabbeinu.
14:58 – PARAGRAPH 10. The eulogy of a tzaddik brings shalom to those who mourn him and mitigates the bitterness of his passing.
18:20 – The famine during the time of Dovid HaMelech (2Shmuel 21). This was a direct result of Israel’s elders failing to mourn Shaul HaMelech properly (Shabbos 105).
16:31 – The famine during the reign of Dovid HaMelech was also a result of Shaul HaMelech commanding Doeg to kill the kohanim of Nove, thus taking away the parnassah of the GibonimYevamos 78).
21:40 – Shaul HaMelech was the “Chosen One” of Hashem and didn’t lower himself to bring the Gibonim to teshuvah. The complete tzidkus – righteousness – of Shaul HaMelech was an obstacle for him. (Yuma 22).
24:54 – In contrast to Shaul HaMelech, Dovid HaMelech was involved in bringing even the lowest sinner back to Hashem, as in יָחֹס עַל־דַּ֣ל וְאֶבְי֑וֹן וְנַפְשׁ֖וֹת אֶבְיוֹנִ֣ים יוֹשִֽׁיעַ – “He will have pity on the poor and needy, and he will save the souls of the needy” (Tehillim 72:13).
26:30 – אַתֶּ֨ם נִצָּבִ֤ים הַיּוֹם֙ כֻּלְּכֶ֔ם לִפְנֵ֖י יְהֹוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֑ם רָֽאשֵׁיכֶ֣ם שִׁבְטֵיכֶ֗ם זִקְנֵיכֶם֙ וְשֹׁ֣טְרֵיכֶ֔ם כֹּ֖ל אִ֥ישׁ יִשְׂרָאֵֽלYou are all standing this day before Hashem, Your Master –  the leaders of your tribes, your elders and your officers, every man of Israel…” טַפְּכֶ֣ם נְשֵׁיכֶ֔ם וְגֵ֣רְךָ֔ אֲשֶׁ֖ר בְּקֶ֣רֶב מַֽחֲנֶ֑יךָ מֵֽחֹטֵ֣ב עֵצֶ֔יךָ עַ֖ד שֹׁאֵ֥ב מֵימֶֽיךָ – “…your young children, your women, and your convert who is within your camp, both your woodcutters and your water drawers” (Devarim 29:9-10, Nitzavim).
28:24 – Shalom brings blessing; famine is a sign there is lack of shalom. Reference to Likutey Moharan 39.
29:56 – Q&R about when to bring a person closer to Hashem, and when not to.
31:23 – NOTE – Moshe Rabbeinu saving Micah from being killed by the Egyptians; Parshas Vayishlach – the importance of having the ability to wait.
33:34 – Q&R about Shaul HaMelech and the difference between making a mistake vs. being an evil person.
35:38 – Q&R about Shaul HaMelech losing the kingdom.
36:13 – PARAGRAPH 11. Purim. There is no generation that is an orphan. Reference to Likutey Moharan 27. In every generation the tzaddikim are confronted with opposition.
44:59 – PARAGRAPH 12. Man is a combination of physical and spiritual. Harmonizing these opposites creates peace.
47:36 – Closing blessing.

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