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LH5-22-Bechor Beheyma Tehora

2024-03-06 – LH5 – YD2 – Bechor Beheyma Tehora 4 – Para. 19-22a – Ki Savo – Yirah – Daas – Because You Did Not Serve HaShem with Joy – Fear of Punishment – Purim – Megillah – Yakar Refers to Tefillin – Mishloach Manos – Yisro – Mohn – Matanos Levyonim – Yiros Nefulos – Tzedakah

Bechor Beheyma Tehora 4 – Ki Savo – Yirah – Daas – Because You Did Not Serve HaShem with Joy – Fear of Punishment – Purim – Megillah Yakar Refers to Tefillin – Mishloach ManosYisro – Mohn – Matanos LeEvyonim – Yiros Nefulos – Tzedakah – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Bechor Beheyma Tehora 4 is based on Likutey Moharan 185.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 19.
03:00 – PARAGRAPH 20.
**06:25 – Ki Savo – תַּ֗חַת אֲשֶׁ֤ר לֹֽא־עָבַ֨דְתָּ֙ אֶת־יְהֹוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ בְּשִׂמְחָ֖ה וּבְט֣וּב לֵבָ֑ב מֵרֹ֖ב כֹּֽל – “Because you did not serve HaShem, your G-d, with joy and with gladness of heart, when [you had an] abundance of everything” (Devarim 28:47, Ki Savo). Reference to Likutey Moharan 282.
08:18 – The joy of Purim. The great yirah we receive on Shabbos and on holidays, especially on Purim.
12:31 – Reference to 2Likutey Moharan 17.
18:56 – The main thing strengthening Am Yisrael throughout exile is the reyach – fragrance – of yirah – respect for HaShem.
20:57 – Q&R – Why is it that the greater the yirah, the greater the simcha?
22:16 – PARAGRAPH 21 – The joy of tefillin. לַיְּהוּדִ֕ים הָֽיְתָ֥ה אוֹרָ֖ה וְשִׂמְחָ֑ה וְשָׂשֹׂ֖ן וִיקָֽר׃ – “And for the Jews there was light and joy, gladness and honor” (Esther 8:16). “Yakar” refers to tefillin.
24:14 – NOTE – comparison of the sound of the shofar with the sounds of Purim.
25:04 – PARAGRAPH 22 – Mishloach Matanos. Reference to Pri Etz Chaim 6. כַּיָּמִ֗ים אֲשֶׁר־נָ֨חוּ בָהֶ֤ם הַיְּהוּדִים֙ מֵאֹ֣יְבֵיהֶ֔ם וְהַחֹ֗דֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר֩ נֶהְפַּ֨ךְ לָהֶ֤ם מִיָּגוֹן֙ לְשִׂמְחָ֔ה וּמֵאֵ֖בֶל לְי֣וֹם ט֑וֹב לַעֲשׂ֣וֹת אוֹתָ֗ם יְמֵי֙ מִשְׁתֶּ֣ה וְשִׂמְחָ֔ה וּמִשְׁלֹ֤חַ מָנוֹת֙ אִ֣ישׁ לְרֵעֵ֔הוּ וּמַתָּנ֖וֹת לָֽאֶבְיֹנִֽים – “The same days on which the Jews enjoyed relief from their foes and the same month which had been transformed for them from one of grief and mourning to one of festive joy. They were to observe them as days of feasting and merrymaking, and as an occasion for sending gifts to one another and presents to the poor.” (Esther 9:22).
*31:00 – Yisro. On Purim, the highest level of HaShem’s light illuminates the lowest levels of creation. “…Ish leReeyhu…” Comparison of Moshe Rabbeinu and Yisro. Even before Yisro converted to Judaism, he is called Moshe Rabbeinu’s friend.
***29:49 – “This is the secret of Mishloach Manos – giving a food gift to a friend – on Purim.”
*33:00 – The Torah was given to those who ate Mohn – manna. Reference to Likutey Moharan 56.
33:22 – Bitachon – trust. Faith in HaShem, in tzaddikim, in the Torah, and in oneself.
*34:56 – A lack of trust indicates a lack of yirah. Respect and fear of HaShem. There is nothing lacking in those who fear HaShem. Yirah and Bitachon are one (Sefer HaMidos).
35:12 – Shalach Manos – “Manos” alludes to the Mohn – which results as a combination of Am Yisrael’s yirah and bitachon. We are commanded to give gifts of food on Purim to friends to draw upon ourselves the light of yirah from the highest levels to the lowest.
**36:23 – On Purim – we’re so happy so it’s as if we’re all equal.”
36:48 – Tzedakah on Purim – Matanos Levyonim. We don’t investigate the need of the recipient – we give to any and all who “extend a hand”.
38:46 – אין עני אלא בדעה – “The only poverty is lack of wisdom” (Nedarim 41a).
39:20 – Why a person who considers himself poor is prone to Yiras Nefulos – Fallen Fears. Although it’s natural for a person to be intimidated by those who seem wealthier than he is, the Torah commands us to fear only HaShem.
43:07 – Q&R about balancing fear and joy.
43:49 – NOTE – Saying לַיְּהוּדִ֕ים הָֽיְתָ֥ה אוֹרָ֖ה וְשִׂמְחָ֑ה וְשָׂשֹׂ֖ן וִיקָֽר׃ in Havdallah.
***45:00 – Q&R how to receive yirah while eating. It’s recommended to focus on sitting in front of HaShem respectfully and saying the blessings on food with sincerity. Meal time is a personal meeting with HaShem.
***44:22 – Achila beKedushah – When eating a meal, the table becomes an aspect of the mizbeayach.
***48:03 – Q&R about Yirah at the Purim seudah. Yirah and simcha can be blended in a way that they don’t negate one another. Biographical note about Rabbi Rosenfeld zal’s song for Purim where everyone contributes verses.
50:39 – Q&R – Student gives examples of Purim seudos where joy is combined with yirah.
52:33 – Q&R about a seuda with one’s family vs. families joining together.
53:21 – Rabbi Maimon sings bit of Rabbi Rosenfeld zal’s Purim song.
54:27 – Closing blessings.

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