Shiluach HaKen 4 – Ignoring Negative Thoughts Is Like Kriyas Yam Suf – Tehilla is Prayer Even Amidst Confusion – Korach – Malach Mem Tess – Preference to Right Over Left – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Shiluach HaKen 4 is based on Likutey Moharan 72.
PARAGRAPH 7. How ignoring negative thoughts is like Kriyas Yam Suf.
06:00 – Tehilla is one of the 10 kinds of song. It alludes to persisting in Tefilah even amidst Tehallah – confusion.
11:00 – Q&R – notes received from a student about dealing with negative thoughts.
13:00 – PARAGRAPH 8. Korach.
18:30 – Chagiga 14: the four who entered Pardes – but only Rabbi Akiva entered in peace and returned in peace.
21:40 – Acher’s mistake was that he mistook the Malach Mem Tess for Hashem.
25:30 – NOTE about the Malach Mem Tess, associated with the Name of Hashem – Shakei.
28:40 – Q&R about the Malach Mem Tess.
29:30 – Korach’s dispute. Kohen relates to Chesed, Levi relates to Gevurah.
32:00 – NOTE: Putting the right hand over the left during Tefilah, putting on the right shoe before the left, washing the right hand before the left.
37:00 – Q&R about the Tikkun for a Kohen. NOTE about the difference between Levi and Kohen: Leviim serve from 30 to 50 years old, while a Kohen is not disqualified by his age. A Kohen is disqualified by a Mum – defect – while a Levi is not.
40:30 – Q&R about how to dispel negative thoughts during Tefilah.
44:30 – Korach was a Levi. He was supposed to be subservient to Aharon HaKohen.
51:00 – PARAGRAPH 9. Korach failed to accept that even a person on a high spiritual level is susceptible to the Yetzer Hara.