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LH5-21-Pidyon Bechor

2024-02-13 – LH5 – YD2 – Pidyon Bechor 5 – Para. 10-12 – Parshas Toldos – Yitzchak Avinu’s Blessing to Yaakov Avinu – Fragrance of Gan Eden – Sense of Smell – הארת הרצון בעת האכילה – HeAras HaRatzon – Chassidish Tish

Pidyon Bechor 5 – Parshas ToldosYitzchak Avinu’s Blessing to Yaakov Avinu – Fragrance of Gan Eden – Sense of Smell – הארת הרצון בעת האכילה – HeAras HaRatzonChassidish Tish – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Pidyon Bechor 5 is based on 2Likutey Moharan 7. Ben veTalmid.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 10. Parshas ToldosYitzchak Avinu’s blessing to Yaakov Avinu – Fragrance of Gan Eden – The Sense of Smell
05:00 – הָבִ֨יאָה לִּ֥י צַ֛יִד וַֽעֲשֵׂה־לִ֥י מַטְעַמִּ֖ים וְאֹכֵ֑לָה וַֽאֲבָֽרֶכְכָ֛ה לִפְנֵ֥י יְהֹוָ֖ה לִפְנֵ֥י מוֹתִֽי – “Bring me game and make me tasty foods, and I will eat, and I will bless you before HaShem before my death” (Bereishis 27:7, Toldos).
07:30 – Yitzchak Avinu knew the fragrance of Gan Eden.
10:30 – NOTE – the Bnei Yissachar explains how the sense of smell was the only sense not harmed by the sin of Adam and Chava.
14:00 – PARAGRAPH 11. Parshas Bechukosai. הארת הרצון בעת האכילה – HeAras HaRatzon beEys HaAchilah – Increased yearning for HaShem at the time of eating.
16:00 – The word מה refers to what is beyond our understanding.
21:00 – The main pleasure in Gan Eden is HeAras HaRatzon through the unification of the levels “Son and Student”.
22:50 – Yirah – respect for HaShem – is a prerequisite for a person’s words to be heard.
25:30 – Q&R about HeAras HaRatson beEys HaAchilah. NOTE about a Breslov sefer about Eys Ratzon. (by Rabbi Margolis.)
27:15 – Parshas Bechukosai – The connection between communicating daas to others and the mitzvos involved in eating.
32:00 – HeAras HaRatzon is a prerequisite to successfully conveying daas to others.
*33:00 – Q&R about practical advice for achieving HeAras HaRatzon through Achila beKedusha. The benefits of partaking in a seudah where a talmid chokham is present.
35:30 – Q&R about HeAras HaRatzon and detaching from physicality.
37:00 – Q&R about yirah and bitul being prerequisites to HeAras HaRatzon.
38:30 – Satiation and satisfaction are aspects of HeAras HaRatzon.
40:40 – NOTE on the Names of HaShem Y – K – V – K and ELOKIM. The milui of the Names of HaShem usually implies blessing. The milui of Y – K – V – K is 72. The milui of ELOKIM is 300. The combination of both Names b’milui equals 372 – שבע Sovah (satisfaction).
Acharayim is a type of gematria that usually implies din – constriction. Y – K – V – K in acharayim (72) plus ELOKIM in acharayim (200) equals 272 – רעב ra’av – hunger, famine. Reference to Likutey Moharan 74.
44:00 – Q&R about Breslov customs with the regard to the chassidish tish.
47:30 – PARAGRAPH 12. אֲנִ֞י יְהֹוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֗ם אֲשֶׁ֨ר הוֹצֵ֤אתִי אֶתְכֶם֙ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם מִֽהְיֹ֥ת לָהֶ֖ם עֲבָדִ֑ים וָֽאֶשְׁבֹּר֙ מֹטֹ֣ת עֻלְּכֶ֔ם וָֽאוֹלֵ֥ךְ אֶתְכֶ֖ם קֽוֹמְמִיּֽוּת – “I am HaShem, your G-d, Who took you out of the land of Egypt from being slaves to them; and I broke the pegs of your yoke and led you upright” (Vayikra 26:13, Bechukosai).
51:30 – Q&R about the chassidish tish – benefit of eating in a large group and derech eretz at large gatherings. Rabbi Michel Dorfman zal’s solution to the problem of grabbing food at kiddush during times of poverty in the community. He raised more money so there would be more food, and arranged that it would be distributed.
57:00 – Q&R about avoiding involvement with politics.

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