Sefer Torah 4 – Prohibition of Touching a Sefer Torah with a Bare Hand – Mezuza – Drawing the Kedusha of Eretz Yisrael into One’s Home – Mechitzos – Boundaries – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Sefer Torah 4 is based on 2Likutey Moharan 8.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 12b. The prohibition of touching a Sefer Torah with a bare hand. The Torah must be dressed in “garments”.
05:00 – PARAGRAPH 13. Beirur HaMedameh is achieved by writing the letters of the Torah on the skin of an animal.
06:50 – PARAGRAPH 14. HILKHOS MEZUZA 4. The concept of “outside” a home is similar to the concept of “outside” Eretz Yisrael.
09:30 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 266. [?]
11:40 – The air of Eretz Yisrael makes a person wise (Bava Basra).
15:40 – Q&R about living in Eretz Yisrael vs. visiting Eretz Yisrael. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE about Rabbi Michel Dorfman zal trying for 38 years to obtain an exit visa from the Soviet Union so he and his family could settle in Eretz Yisrael.
19:00 – Drawing the Kedusha of Eretz Yisrael into One’s Home through the two vital Parshios of Emunah contained in the Mezuza.
24:00 – Emunah and Chokhma are actually one, because they depend on one another. The Emunah and
16:00 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 7 – Emunah is generated through miracles.
27:00 – PARAGRAPH 15. What is a בית – home? In 2Likutey Moharan 8 – Para. 2 Rabbeinu zal speaks about the מחיצות השכל – Mechitzos HaSechel – partitions of consciousness. The walls of a house are compared to the partitions of the mind.
36:30 – The holiness of the Beis HaMikdash is the source of spiritual life. This holiness radiates from the Mechitzos – boundaries – and Keylim – vessels of the Beis HaMikdash.
*40:00 – Ten levels of holiness in Eretz Yisrael, culminating with the holiness of the Kadosh HaKadoshim in the Beis HaMikdash.
*42:00 – Prophecy is received “From between the Keruvim…” Reference to Likutey Moharan 3.
43:00 – Even Shesiya – the Foundation Stone of Creation – is the location of the Beis HaMikdash. Emunas Chidush HaOlam radiates from the Even Shesiya.
47:00 – All Ten Commandments are found in the Shema. “This is what establishing a Jewish home is really all about.”
47:30 – PARAGRAPH 16. Through Emunah a person draws closer to Hashem. There is no other way. Malkhus, Tefilah, and Emunah and are synonymous.