Gerim 3 – Mishpat – Tehillim 47 Before Sounding the Shofar – Discouraging Conversion to Judaism – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Avadim 2 is based on Likutey Moharan 59.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 6b.
10:00 – Q&R – How did Moshe Rabbeinu know which converts were acceptable and which were not? Midrash about how even Avraham Avinu and Sara Imeinu were able to tell the difference through a tree that would miraculously spread its branches to shade the newcomer only if he was worthy.
14:00 – PARAGRAPH 7. The sound of the Shofar activates the fire of Mishpat that burns away negative attributes. תִּקְע֣וּ בַחֹ֣דֶשׁ שׁוֹפָ֑ר בַּ֜כֶּ֗סֶה לְי֣וֹם חַגֵּֽנוּ – “Sound the shofar at the new moon, on the appointed time for the day of our festival…” (Tehillim 81:4).
15:30 – Overview of entire Tehillim 47 that is said before sounding the Shofar. The blasts of the Shofar gather in all the people from distant places.
28:00 – PARAGRAPH 8.
40:00 – PARAGRAPH 11.
*44:00 – Discouraging a non-Jew from converting to Judaism is a form of Mishpat.
49:00 – שָׁל֨וֹם | שָׁל֜וֹם לָֽרָח֧וֹק וְלַקָּר֛וֹב אָמַ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה וּרְפָאתִֽיו – “…’peace, peace to the far and to the near,’ says the Lord, ‘and I will heal him’.” (Yeshayahu 57:19).