Sefer Torah 1 – Beheyma to Adam – Animal to Human – Obligation to Write a Sefer Torah – Writing is Asiyah – HaAzinu – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Sefer Torah 1 is based on Likutey Moharan 266.
00:00 – HALAKHA 1. A nursing infant receives nourishment from the upper part of his mother, while an animal receives from the lower part of its mother. A human receives nourishment from a higher level: Binah.
02:00 – The four levels of life created by Hashem: Domem, Tzemach, Beheymah, Adam.
06:00 – Why a Sefer Torah is written on the hide of an animal. The obligation for a Jew to write a Sefer Torah. Every individual Jew in every generation has to receive the Torah. Writing is Asiyah – the act of writing is an aspect of elevating from Beheyma to Adam. Reference to Likutey Moharan 19. Those things that are in written form are considered “created”. Writing elevates something from Medameh – imagination – to Zicharon – memory.
16:00 – Parshas HaAzinu. NOTE about Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai ז”ל since thousands will be traveling to his grave site today [this Shiur was given on Erev Rosh Chodesh Elul 5783].
18:00 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 37: forgetfulness relates to the level of Beheyma.
*20:00 – Even if a person knows the words by heart, the written Torah must be read from a written page, not recited from memory.
25:00 – Why it is forbidden to write the Oral Torah on parchment. Reference to Likutey Moharan 11.