Sefer Torah 4 – Mezuza – Medameh is the Entrance to Sechel – Drawing the Holiness of Eretz Yisrael into the Home – Emunah is Life – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Sefer Torah 4 is based on 2Likutey Moharan 8.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 16b. Emunah depends on Beirur HaMedameh – clarification of what is unclear and getting free of illusion. Medameh is the lowest level of Sechel – it’s the entrance to Sechel. Philosophy and science are based on Medameh because these disciplines depend on comparisons. Philosophers and scientists don’t receive Ruach Nevuah from true Tzaddikim so their concepts are illusions.
20:00 – Even Shesiya is the “battery of the world”.
20:00 – Mezuza sanctifies the entrance of the home, similar to the way Beirur HaMedameh sanctifies the entrance to Chokhma – which is compared to Bais – the home.
22:00 – NOTE: Alef Daled Nun Yud is the Shem Malkhus, bGematria. Mezuza is Zaz Movess – “moves death”. Emes is the opposite of death. Gematria of Mezuza. The significance of Esav not kissing the Mezuza.
25:00 PARAGRAPH 17. Mezuza draws the holiness of Eretz Yisrael into the home. The connection between Arichas Yomim – “Long Life” – and the Mezuza. What is living? Increasing Emunah. “If you’re not increasing your Emunah, you’re not living.”
30:00 – We perceive Hashem through realizing how far away we are from Him. Reference to 2Likutey Moharan 83.
*34:00 – NOTE: “In a few days it will be Erev Rosh Hashanah. We’re praying for life, which is Emunah. Life is not just a respiratory thing.”
*37:00 – Through saying Kriyas Shema a Jew in Chutz L’Aretz receives the life energy of Emunah.
40:00 – NOTE about new Sifrei Torah in a Breslov Shul in Beit Shemesh and the expansion of the Breslov Yeshiva in Meah Shaarim.
42:00 – Q&R about Muzuza – in Eretz Yisrael if a person owns the home, the Mezuza is put up right away. In Chutz L’Aretz it can be put up within the first 30 days. If a person is renting, the Halakha is different.
43:00 – Q&R about holiness being drawn from the Beis HaMikdash.
44:00 – PARAGRAPH 18. A doorway does not require a Mezuza unless it has two sides posts and a top beam. The honor of Hashem through Nevuah is brought into the world through the proper use of Chakhma – wisdom, Gevurah – strength, and Ashirus – wealth. Reference to last statement in Pirkei Avos.
50:00 – False leaders arise in Am Yisrael as a result of Chakhma, Gevurah, and Ashirus being misused by not being rooted in Kovod Hashem and Kedushah. Instead, false leaders use these three blessings for their own personal aggrandizement.
52:00 – “Why are we going to Uman? Why are we going to the Rebbe? To receive Emunah.”
53:00 – Q&R about how to increase Emunah? Humility.
54:00 – Q&R about the difference between Malkhus and Binah.
55:00 – Closing blessings.