Gerim 3 – Generating Angels Through Mishpat – Self-Appraisal – Parshas Mishpatim – Shofar – Malkhios, Zikhronos, Shofaros – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Gerim 3 is based on Likutey Moharan 59.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 26. Generating angels through Mishpat.
06:00 – Through careful self-appraisal of every word one says, one can merit bringing others closer to Hashem. Pirkei Avos begins with the advice to take time to judge and raise many students. Mishpat is a combination of Chesed and Gevurah.
12:00 – Respect for a Talmid Chacham is compared to handling hot coals. Story of Rabbi Yochanan and the student who didn’t believe him until he saw giant emeralds being pulled out of the sea.
14:00 – Self-appraisal of one’s deeds is an important form of Mishpat, but appraising what to say to another is much more difficult and requires a more intense level of Mishpat and additional Siate d’Shemaya – assistance from Heaven.
18:00 – NOTE about not being m’karev missionaries for other religions who are Jews.
20:00 – The Beis HaMikdash will be rebuilt through “Wondrous Mishpat” as in כִּימֵ֥י צֵֽאתְךָ֖ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם אַרְאֶ֖נּוּ נִפְלָאֽוֹת – “As in the days of your exodus from the land of Egypt, I will show him wonders” (Micah 7:15).
*23:00 – Story of Rav Nosson of Nemirov ז”ל and finding the good points in students.
26:00 – Q&R about how to find a rabbi.
*28:00 – PARAGRAPH 27. Why Parshas Mishpatim follows directly after Matan Torah. Yisro’s suggestion to Moshe Rabbeinu about setting up a system of Mishpat.
*34:50 – PARAGRAPH 28. The three sounds of the Shofar correspond to Avraham Avinu, Yitzchak Avinu, and Yaakov Avinu and the three groupings of Tefilos on Rosh Hashanah: Malkhios, Zikhronos, Shofaros.
43:00 – PARAGRAPH 28. Morning is a time when the Mishpat is awakened. When a person is asleep “the courts are closed” – judgement is in the hands of Hashem. When a person wakes up, his ability to judge returns to him.
*48:00 – Kol – sound – activates Mishpat. The Kuf and Lamed of the work קול is five times Y – K – V – K. The Vuv of the word קול represents the sixth Sefirah – Yisod.
51:00 – Q&R about the difference between Erev Rav and enemies of Am Yisrael.
54:00 – Q&R about the custom of praying with one’s Rabbi on Rosh Hashanah.
55:00 – Closing blessings.