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2024-02-20 – LH5 – YD2 – Pidyon Bechor 5 – Para. 26-32 – Mitzvas Challah – HeAras HaRatzon – Bread – Why Mitzvas Challah Is Given in Parshas Shelach – Tikkun Cheyt HaMeraglim

Pidyon Bechor 5 – Mitzvas Challah – HeAras HaRatzon – Bread – Why Mitzvas Challah Is Given in Parshas ShelachTikkun Cheyt HaMeraglim – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Pidyon Bechor 5 is based on 2Likutey Moharan 7. Ben veTalmid.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 26. Challah – the separation of a portion for the Kohen from bread dough. HeAras HaRatzon – the light of yearning for good.
06:30 – PARAGRAPH 27. Mitzvas Challah in our current time and in Chutz LeAretez. Procedure.
09:30 – The difficulties preceding the revelation of Moshiach (Sotah). Our only hope in times of suffering is HeAras HaRatzon – hope.
11:30 – Q&R about Mitzvas Challah and the mitzvos involved at a meal.
12:30 – Q&R about learning Torah at the table during a meal.
15:30 – הִשְׁבַּ֥עְתִּי אֶתְכֶ֖ם בְּנ֣וֹת יְרֽוּשָׁלָ֑ ִם – “I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem…” (Shir HaShirim 8:4). Rashi explains that Am Yisrael’s longing for HaShem protects us in times of difficulty.
20:00 – PARAGRAPH 27. Repetition.
22:30 – וְאַף גַּם־זֹאת בִּֽהְיוֹתָ֞ם בְּאֶ֣רֶץ אֹֽיְבֵיהֶ֗ם לֹֽא־מְאַסְתִּ֤ים וְלֹֽא־גְעַלְתִּים֙ לְכַלֹּתָ֔ם – “But despite all this, while they are in the land of their enemies, I will not despise them nor will I reject them to annihilate them…” (Vayikra 26:44).
*25:00 – The word challah is begematria 43. The amount of dough that requires separating challah is 43 beitzim – begematria “Gam” and “Zos” – both refer to the Shekhina. “I am with you in your suffering.” Reference to Likutey Moharan 55.
*30:00 – PARAGRAPH 28. Why Mitzvas Challah is given in Parshas Shelach. HeAras HaRatzon.
39:00 – וְיַ֚יִן | יְשַׂמַּ֬ח לְבַב־אֱנ֗וֹשׁ לְהַצְהִ֣יל פָּנִ֣ים מִשָּׁ֑מֶן וְ֜לֶ֗חֶם לְבַב־אֱנ֥וֹשׁ יִסְעָֽד – “And wine, which cheers man’s heart, to make the face shine from oil, and bread, which sustains man’s heart” (Tehillim 104:15).
41:00 – PARAGRAPH 29. Melchizedek recognized the power of Avraham Avinu and therefore brought him bread and wine. The power and leadership of Dovid HaMelech.
*44:00 – “Lechem” means both “bread” and “battle”. HeAras HaRatzon – a Jew needs to continuously strengthen himself to achieve HeAras HaRatzon, especially in times of difficulty. Reference to Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim, Birkhas HaMazon 4.
48:00 – PARAGRAPH 31. Mitzvas Challah is done after the water is added to the dough but before baking. Water is an aspect of ratzon.
51:00 – PARAGRAPH 32. The word challah is begematria 43. There is no shiur for challah because ratzon has no boundaries. Ratzon is associated with MaH.
53:00 – NOTE – Lecha Dodi – Karva Keyl Nafshi – gealah – geulah of the prat and geulah of the klal – personal redemption and the redemption of Am Yisrael.
55:00 – Q&R about challah and tzedakah.
56:00 – Closing blessings – this week is Purim Katan.

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