Avadim 2 – Tzedakah Unites Am Yisrael – Sefiras HaOmer Nullifies Sheker – Why Conversion to Judaism Requires Milah, Mikveh, and Beis Din – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Avadim 2 is based on Likutey Moharan 51.
11:00 – Q&R about the connection between Tzedakah and Emes.
15:00 – PARAGRAPH 8. Sefiras HaOmer – Am Yisrael’s purification from the mentality of enslavement. By restoring truth, Sefiras HaOmer restores the unity of Klal Yisrael.
20:00 – PARAGRAPH 9. Mikveh is a process of Bitul – self-nullification. Mikveh connects the person with the unity of pre-creation.
24:00 – PARAGRAPH 10. Gerim – converts to Judaism. Orlah is an aspect of Sheker. Through Milah and Mikveh a non-Jew can become a Jew.
30:00 – PARAGRAPH 11. Why Beis Din is necessary for conversion to Judaism.
38:00 – The spiritual dynamics of a Beis Din.
40:00 – Gerim – converts to Judaism requires a Beis Din to be present during each step of the conversion process.
*43:00 – NOTE: Sheker was not able to take hold of Adam HaRishon until duality was present – the creation of Chava. Establishment of Emes is only possibly through three.
46:00 – Q&R about even numbers vs. odd numbers.
48:00 – Q&R about Chavrusa, when two people learn Torah together, Hashem is the “Third Partner.”
48:00 – PARAGRAPH 12. Birkas HaKohanim – the three-fold blessing of the Kohanim.
52:00 – Q&R about the process of lifting up Kohanim. How the Kedushah of a person can emerge from a lower to higher level.