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LH5-21-Pidyon Bechor

2024-02-11 – LH5 – YD2 – Pidyon Bechor 5 – Para. 4-7 – Redemption of a Firstborn Child – Suffering and Lack of Daas – Money Given to a Kohen – Birkhas HaMazon Strengthens Parnassah – Supporting Torah Education

Pidyon Bechor 5 – Redemption of a Firstborn Child – Suffering and Lack of Daas – Money Given to a KohenBirkhas HaMazon Strengthens Parnassah – Supporting Torah Education – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Pidyon Bechor 5 is based on 2Likutey Moharan 7. Ben veTalmid.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 4. Redemption of a firstborn child through money given to a Kohen. All suffering is caused, it its root, from a lack of daas.
07:50 – The Cheyt Adam HaRishon caused difficulty in receiving parnassah – livelihood. כָּל־עֲמַ֥ל הָֽאָדָ֖ם לְפִ֑יה – “All of man’s difficulties are because of the mouth… [not eating in holiness]” (Koheles 6:7).
11:17 – Perfected daas is a result of achila bekedusha.
14:50 – Satiation is a result of daas. Bearing children fills the world with daas – honor of HaShem.
18:50 – Q&R – Why does a person have to receive this feeling of “שִׁוִּ֬יתִי יְהֹוָ֣ה לְנֶגְדִּ֣י תָמִ֑יד” from the tzaddik? Example: at Sinai, Am Yisrael didn’t have the capacity for receiving the Torah, so Moshe Rabbeinu received the Torah. Without the tzaddik, a person’s emunah is not complete.
21:00 – Q&R about achila bekedusha – eating with holiness. Eating vs. overeating. Story of Rav Nosson of Nemirov considering each spoonful of soup.
*24:30 – Saying Birkhas HaMazon after a meal is a segulah for parnassah. Eating a meal is a time of increased ratzon.
25:00 – The pidyon is giving to a tzaddik who is teaching Torah – the Kohen.
26:50 – PARAGRAPH 5. Why “HaRachamon” said a number of times in Birkhas HaMazon – the blessings after a meal.
30:20 – Q&R about suffering being caused by daas. NOTE about Sipurey Masiyos – Story of the Chokham veTam – The Sophisticate and the Simpleton. “Who is wealthy? One who rejoices in his portion” (Pirkei Avos 4:1).
32:40 – PARAGRAPH 6. Pidyon Bechor is done through money given to a Kohen. The birth of a child signifies the potential daas he will bring into the world.
39:20 – Q&R about how daas is seen in a newborn child.
41:10 – PARAGRAPH 7. It’s important to support limud Torah, as in וְלִזְבוּלֻ֣ן אָמַ֔ר שְׂמַ֥ח זְבוּלֻ֖ן בְּצֵאתֶ֑ךָ וְיִשָּׂשכָ֖ר בְּאֹֽהָלֶֽיךָ – “And to Zevulun he said: “Rejoice, Zevulun, in your departure, and Yissachar, in your tents” (Devarim 33:18, VeZos HaBerakha).
45:45 – Q&R about saying the “HaRachamons” in Birkhas HaMazon.
46:00 – Closing blessings. NOTE about the campaign to raise funds for the much-needed expansion of the Central Breslov Yeshiva in Meah Shaarim, beEzras HaShem.

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