Shiluach HaKen 4 – Galus – Exile – Tehillim 38 – Ignoring Negative Thoughts – Worry is Caused by Sin – Personal Vidui in Shemoneh Esrei – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Shiluach HaKen 4 is based on Likutey Moharan 72.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 3. Galus – exile – ignoring negative thoughts.
06:20 – PARAGRAPH 4. לִבִּ֣י סְ֖חַרְחַר עֲזָבַ֣נִי כֹחִ֑י וְֽא֖וֹר עֵינַ֥י גַּם־הֵ֜֗ם אֵ֣ין אִתִּֽי … וַֽאֲנִ֣י כְ֖חֵרֵֽשׁ לֹ֣א אֶשְׁמָ֑ע וּ֜כְאִלֵּ֗ם לֹ֣א יִפְתַּח־פִּֽיו – “My heart is overwhelmed; my strength has left me, and the light of my eyes- they too are not with me… But I am as a deaf person, I do not hear, and like a mute, who does not open his mouth” – (Tehillim 38:11-14).
8:00 – Galus is a lack of consciousness. The only way to defeat being overwhelmed by negative thoughts is to ignoring them and proceed with words of Torah, Tefilah, or the Mitzvah at hand.
*11:15 – Q&R about worry being caused by sins. Worry causes harm – we pray and then have faith Hashem will protect and guide us.
12:40 – PARAGRAPH 5.יֽוֹנָתִ֞י בְּחַגְוֵ֣י הַסֶּ֗לַע בְּסֵ֨תֶר֙ הַמַּדְרֵגָ֔ה – “My dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the shelter of the steps, show me your appearance, let me hear your voice, for your voice is pleasant and your appearance is comely” (Shir HaShirim 2:14).
*20:32 – Every day, every Jew experiences the rescue from Mitzraim – Egypt (Pesachim 116). His rescue takes place every time he cries out to Hashem to be saved from negative thoughts.
22:40 – Q&R about negative thoughts. Account of how Rav Noson zal had trouble letting go of thoughts.
24:40 – PARAGRAPH 6. All the struggles Am Yisrael endured throughout history will be experienced by every Jew who wishes to make spiritual progress. Every time he tries to take a step closer to Hashem, the negative forces will increase against him.
32:00 – NOTE about Yemey Moharnat – the biography of Rav Nosson of Nemirov zal.
38:30 – Q&R about worry.
39:20 – Q&R about how to respond to obstacles in serving Hashem.
42:15 – The Yetzer Hara has many different aspects.
48:00 – NOTE – Today is the day after Yom Kippur, which is known as “Shem HaShem”.
49:30 – וְאַל תַּאֲמִין בְּעַצְמְךָ עַד יוֹם מוֹתְךָ – “Don’t have faith in yourself until the day of death” (Avos 2:4).
*51:40 – NOTE on Siddur – Personal Vidui in Shemoneh Esrei – in the paragraph in Shomeah Tefilah – personal Vidui – confession – a person can mention their own particular sins.
55:45 – Closing blessings.