Mezuza 2 – The Mezuza is Placed in the Upper Third of a Doorway – Hidur Mitzvah – Tikkun Chatzos – Fire vs. Light – Dairy Meal on Shavuos – Mezuza 3 – Protecting the Nefesh – Kovod – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Mezuza 2 is based on 2Likutey Moharan 67.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 2. The Mezuza is placed at the lowest point of the upper third of a doorway.
03:51 – The beauty of the Esrog is drawn from the Rosh Bayis.
05:00 – Increasing what one invests in doing a Mitzah for up to one third in honor of Hidur Mitzvah – beautifying the Mitzvah.
06:00 – Reference to Sanhedrin 11 – The three sons of Noach and the three sons of Shem. Both aspects of Shem allude to Shem Hashem. Comparison of an Esrog with Bayis.
08:13 – Q&R about the upper third of an Esrog.
09:00 – The Mezuza is placed on the upper third of the doorway because it contains Shem Hashem. The Shem Hashem Shakai on the outside of the Mezuza is associated with Yisod/Tzaddik.
11:52 – The four legs of Kisey HaKavod – Hashem’s Throne – are Avraham, Yitzchak, Yaakov, and Dovid/Rochel/Bayis/Malkhus.
14:20 – The Mezuza is located at the entrance way to the house because from there that the light of the Tzaddik radiates into the house. This is similar to how light is received through an openings in the eye.
17:00 – PARAGRAPH 3. Destructive fires are cause by Shemos HaTumeh – Impure Names.
17:27 – Q&R about location being considered important when evaluating real estate.
*18:35 – Tikkun Chatzos is said close to the Mezuza because this Tefilah transforms destructive fire to beneficial light. Mourning the destruction of Beis HaMikdash contributes to its ultimate restoration. “I will replace the עפר – Efer – ashes – with פער – Pe’er – beauty.”
25:30 – Sunset is an indication of spiritual light departing. The first six hours after nightfall are the best time to sleep.
28:40 – PARAGRAPH 4. The custom of eating a dairy meal on the morning of Shavuos. Reference to Likutey Halakhos, Yoreh Deah, Hilkhos Basar beChalav 2:1.
34:11 – HALAKHA 3. Hilkhos Mezuza 3 is based on Likutey Moharan 67. PARAGRAPH 1. The Mitzvah to guard one’s Nefesh carefully. The soul is cloaked in Kovod. Protecting one’s Kovod is done through Tikkun Teyvos Achila.
40:57 – כָּל־כְּבוּדָּ֣ה בַת־מֶ֣לֶךְ פְּנִ֑ימָה – “All honor [awaits] the King’s daughter who is within…” (Tehillim 45:14).
41:29 – Yocheved and Miryam – the Meyaldos -midwives – kept the newborn Jewish children alive, so Hashem established Batim for them: the Houses of Kehuna and Malkhus – their descendants were Kohanim and kings.
*42:34 – Bayis is an aspect of Kovod. A person’s Bayis – home – is his wife.
43:06 – The Kisey Hakvod is called Aym Kol Chai. Chava is Aym Kol Chai, an aspect of the Kisey HaKavod – the origin of all souls.
43:38 – A gathering of souls is called Bayis, as in בית ישראל or בית המקדש – and Bayis requires protection because it is the location of Kovod. The Bayis is protected by radiating light into it, which protects if from false leaders.
46:13 – Closing blessings.