Shiluach HaKen 5 – Toldos – Seeing Hashem’s Kindness When He Seems Distant – Establishing Holiness Requires Preparation – Response to Terrorism – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Shiluach HaKen 5 is based on Likutey Moharan 63.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 2b. Toldos. The trials and challenges of the Avos only brought them greater appreciation of Hashem’s kindness. חַֽסְדֵ֤י יְהֹוָה֙ כִּ֣י לֹֽא־תָ֔מְנוּ כִּ֥י לֹֽא־כָל֖וּ רַֽחֲמָֽיו – “The kind deeds of Hashem never cease, His mercies never fail” (Eicha 3:22).
25:00 – PARAGRAPH 3. The Mitzva of sending the mother bird away from her nest can only be done if the nest is happened upon by chance. It cannot be placed intentionally. כי יקרא פרט למזומן (Devarim 22:6).
35:00 – כְּבֹ֣ד אֱ֖לֹהִים הַסְתֵּ֣ר דָּבָ֑ר – “The honor of Hashem is to conceal a matter…” (Mishlei 25:2).
*45:00 – PARAGRAPH 4. Establishing holiness requires preparation – statement of intent (Bava Metzia 102).
50:00 – Closing notes – response to terrorism given the attack by Hamas two days ago in Eretz Yisrael on Shemini Atzeres in which over 700 Israeli soldiers and civilians were murdered, thousands injured, and over a hundred currently being held hostage. Israel declared a state of war today.