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LH4-26-Karcha uKhsoves KaAka

2022-12-12 – LH4 – YD1 – Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 3 – Para. 12b-14 – Suffering is a Bitter Cure; Parshas Zochor – Amalek; Purim – Mordechai’s Opposition to Haman Brought Peace

Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 3 – Para. 12b-14 – Suffering is a Bitter Cure; Parshas Zochor – Amalek; Purim – Mordechai’s Opposition to Haman Brought Peace.
Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Karcha uKhsoves KaAka 3 is based on Likutey Moharan 27.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 12b. יִּ֩יצֶר֩ יְהֹוָ֨ה אֱלֹהִ֜ים אֶת־הָֽאָדָ֗ם עָפָר֙ מִן־הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה וַיִּפַּ֥ח בְּאַפָּ֖יו נִשְׁמַ֣ת חַיִּ֑ים – “And Hashem formed man of dust from the ground, and He breathed into his nostrils the soul of life…” (Bereishis 2:7, Bereishis). Man is a combination of spiritual and physical. The Seven Days of Creation are balanced evenly between “upper” and “lower”. Man’s task is elevate the world to a state of שלום – shalom – peace.
04:00 – Peace is a harmonization of opposites. Reference to Likutey Moharan 80.
08:00 – PARAGRAPH 13. Bitterness is a necessary and healing element in achieving peace.
17:30 – וְלֹ֤א יָֽכְלוּ֙ לְהִתְמַהְמֵ֔הַּ – “…and they could not delay…” (Shemos 12:39, Bo). Hashem knows and allocates exactly the amount of bitterness a person needs as a cure.
21:50 – Amalek is the constant enemy of Am Yisrael. When a person rebels against Hashem in protest of the bitterness he is receiving, he receives more bitterness.
*25:30 – Even though Hashem is kind and tries to make a person’s life easy, He dispenses bitterness as a spiritual cure. This is an aspect of “peace cloaked in bitterness” and is actually a kindness.
*28:00 – NOTE: “If a person isn’t willing to suffer a little, he will suffer a lot.”  Hashem pays a person according to their actions, as in וּלְךָ־אֲדֹנָ֥י חָ֑סֶד כִּֽי־אַתָּ֨ה תְשַׁלֵּ֖ם לְאִ֣ישׁ כְּמַֽעֲשֵֽׂהוּ – “And You, Hashem, have kindness, for You repay a man according to his deed” (Tehillim 62:13).
31:00 – BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE about Reb Michel Dorfman ז”ל – he used to ask Hashem to please keep in mind that he’s not able to bear the kind of bitterness that a greater person could.
33:30 – Q&R about understanding one’s suffering. Sometimes a person has to go through difficulty because of a previous reincarnation. Pegam HaMishpat is the mistake of judging Hashem.
39:00 – Parshas Zachor – Amalek. Israel waged war against Amalek when Amalek tried to cool the warmth of Israel’s attachment to Hashem. [ ספק – safek – doubt – is b’gematria Amalek – עמלק.]
44:00 – PARAGRAPH 14. Purim – Mordechai, Esther, and Haman-Amalek.
49:00 – The name Mordechai is composed of the words מר – bitter – and דרור – “freedom/peace”. Mordechai’s opposition to Haman brought peace to the world.
52:00 – Q&R about bitterness.
57:00 – NOTE about Chanukah: twice Yavan – Greece – is 760, which is twice Nachash – serpant.
58:00 – Closing blessings for peace.

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