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2023-08-09 – LH5 – YD2 – Avadim 3 – Para. 1-6a – Self-Auditing Protects from Negative Forces – Square Within a Circle – Traveling to True Tzaddikim for Rosh Hashanah

Avadim 3 – Self-Auditing Protects from Negative Forces – Square Within a Circle – Traveling to True Tzaddikim for Rosh Hashanah – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Avadim 3 is based on Likutey Moharan 59.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 1. When a person draws others to serving Hashem, he needs to protect himself from the negative attributes of the newcomers. This is achieved through the spiritual fire of Mishpat – self-auditing.
03:37 – Mishpat is a form of fire.
*05:59 – Teaching Torah is not just an intellectual process. It’s a process of transmitting and nurturing Yiras Hashem.
07:07 – The name “Yerushalayim” is a nickname for Yiras Hashem.

07:35 – Q&R about self-auditing vs. self loathing. A person needs to find his good points.
12:28 – NOTE: צִיּ֖וֹן בְּמִשְׁפָּ֣ט תִּפָּדֶ֑ה וְשָׁבֶ֖יהָ בִּצְדָקָֽה – “Zion shall be redeemed through justice and her penitent through charity” (Yeshayahu 1:27). Reference to 2Likutey Moharan 2 -giving charity is a form of Mishpat – justice.
14:19 – וְאֶת־שַׁבְּתֹתַ֖י תִּשְׁמֹ֑רוּ – “…and you shall observe My Sabbaths” (Vayikra 19:3, Kedoshim).
14:57 – The concept of “a square within a circle” alludes to the letters Samech (circle) and Mem (ending letter – square). These two letters were suspended miraculously in the engraved Luchos (Likutey Moharan 59:4).
16:00 – Bringing others to serve Hashem requires the emissary to be especially careful to do Hisbodedus every day, including an honest self-audit – regarding things to be improved and things that have shown improvement.
18:30 – PARAGRAPH 2. Gerim – converts to Judaism – why conversion requires a Beis Din, which is an aspect of Mishpat.
*22:45 – PARAGRAPH 3. Why the process of conversion to Judaism begins with Milah.
25:35 – Q&R about the difference between a non-Jewish woman and a Jewish woman.
26:00 – PARAGRAPH 4. The “square withing a circle” described in Likutey Moharan 59:4 alludes to the “Kisey Mishpat”. The concept of Bitul b”Shishim (60 – Samech – circle) relates to the Mishpat of removing the Orlah during Milah.
30:00 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 30 – the “Double Edged Sword” – which is empowered by the fire of Mishpat. This sword refers to Milah.
33:13 – Q&R about Bitul b’Shishim.
36:30 – Mikveh is a Gathering of Waters.
37:55 – PARAGRAPH 5. Traveling to the “True Tzaddikim of the Generation” for Rosh Hashanah – the Day of Judgement – when the fire of Mishpat is enthroned.
*43:00 – וְיֶאֱתָֽיוּ כֹל לְעָבְדֶּֽךָ וִיבָרְכוּ שֵׁם כְּבוֹדֶֽךָ – “All will come to serve You…” is a highlight of the Rosh Shashanah Tefilas Mussaf.
*44:00 – PARAGRAPH 6. Shofar is an aspect of Yirah and the Fire of Mishpat. קֽוֹל־יְהֹוָ֥ה חֹצֵ֗ב לַֽהֲב֥וֹת אֵֽשׁ – “The Voice of Hashem cleaves with flames of fire” (Tehillim 29:7).
48:00 – Why Shavuos is the holiday when the story of Rus is read.
49:00 – NOTE – the process of conversion to Judaism is not easy.

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