2023-01-16 – LH4 – YD1 – Mikvaos 1 – Introduction – Part 2 – Para. 1-4a – Humility; Mikveh is 40 Seah; Yerushalmi on 960; C’Seder; Tzaddik is Like a Mikveh; Tziruf HaChodesh; Wellsprings | Breslov Shiurim, Breslov Classes

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2023-01-16 – LH4 – YD1 – Mikvaos 1 – Introduction – Part 2 – Para. 1-4a – Humility; Mikveh is 40 Seah; Yerushalmi on 960; C’Seder; Tzaddik is Like a Mikveh; Tziruf HaChodesh; Wellsprings

Mikvaos 1 – Introduction – Part 1. Humility Prerequisite to Receiving Torah; Mikveh is 40 Seah; Bavli vs. Yerushalmi on 960;  C’Seder vs. Lo C’Seder; A Tzaddik is Like a Mikveh; Tziruf HaChodesh; Wellsprings.
Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Mikvaos 1 is based on 2Likutey Moharan 82.

00:00 – INTRODUCTION – Part 2. One of the main seasons for Teshuvah is the month of Elul. C’Seder vs. Lo C’Seder.
04:02 – PARAGRAPH 1.
08:38 – Why the Nachash approached Chava first.
13:17 – The only way to be free of spiritual impurity is through the waters of Mikveh. כִּֽי־מָֽלְאָ֣ה הָאָ֗רֶץ דֵּעָה֙ אֶת־יְהֹוָ֔ה כַּמַּ֖יִם לַיָּ֥ם מְכַסִּֽים – “…for the Land shall be full of knowledge of Hashem as water covers the sea bed” (Yeshaya 11:9).
18:19 – PARAGRAPH 2. The minimum shiur of a Mikveh is 40 Seah corresponding to the second time Moshe Rabbeinu received the Torah for 40 days on Sinai. At that time he carved out a path for Teshuvah – a way for people to transform Lo C’Seder to C’Seder.
20:21 – The waters of Mikveh may not be contained by a vessel that disconnects them from the earth.
22:45 – Q&R about the Name of Hashem conveying the concept of C’Seder.
23:04 – Humility prerequisite to receiving Torah.
25:59 – מְלֹ֥א כָל־הָאָ֖רֶץ כְּבוֹדֽוֹ – “…the whole earth is filled with His glory” (Yeshaya 6:3).
27:33 – NOTE about the minimum size of Mikveh – 40 Seah.
30:11 – A Tzaddik is like a Mikveh.
31:34 – PARAGRAPH 3. All that Hashem creates is C’Seder.
31:55 – All that Hashem creates is C’Seder. Whatever man creates is Lo C’Seder.
33:39 – NOTE about the plague of Arov – wild animals.
*34:38 – Overview of Tziruf HaChodesh – the Name of Hashem and how it shapes the inner dimension of the lunar months.
38:52 – PARAGRAPH 4.
*41:50 – BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: The dedication of Rabbi Michel Dorfman ז”ל to immersion in the mikveh when he was living in Russia.
*44:02 – לַֽ֖יהֹוָה הָאָ֣רֶץ וּמְלוֹאָ֑הּ – “…the earth and what fills it belong to Hashem…” (Tehillim 24:1). The spiritual meaning of wellsprings.

45:52 – Closing announcements.

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