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LH5-23-Pehter Chamor

2024-03-17 – LH5 – YD2 – Pehter Chamor 3 – Para 2b-3 – Redemption of Firstborn Sustains Free Choice – VaYechi – Yissachar Chamor Gorem – Shemos – Material Wealth – Questions Bring Chiddushim – Torah Innovation

Pehter Chamor 3 – Redemption of Firstborn Sustains Free Choice – VaYechiYissachar Chamor GoremShemos – Material Wealth – Questions Bring Chiddushim – Torah Innovation – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Pehter Chamor 3 is based on Likutey Moharan 21.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 2b. Pehter Chamor – redemption of a firstborn sustains free choice in the world.
16:00 – PARAGRAPH 3. Shemos – material wealth. וַיְמָֽרֲר֨וּ אֶת־חַיֵּיהֶ֜ם בַּֽעֲבֹדָ֣ה קָשָׁ֗ה בְּחֹ֨מֶר֙ וּבִלְבֵנִ֔ים – “And they embittered their lives with hard labor, with clay and with bricks…” (Shemos 1:14)
25:00 – The yetzer hara is a benefit to the world.
26:30 – VaYechi. יִשָּׂשכָ֖ר חֲמֹ֣ר גָּ֑רֶם רֹבֵ֖ץ בֵּ֥ין הַמִּשְׁפְּתָֽיִם – “Yissachar is a strong-boned donkey, lying between the boundaries” (Bereishis 49:14, VaYechi).
29:00 – Q&R – Brief review of this halakha so far.
*33:00 – אֹ֣רֶךְ יָ֖מִים בִּֽימִינָ֑הּ בִּ֜שְׂמֹאולָ֗הּ ע֣שֶׁר וְכָבֽוֹד – “Length of days is in its right hand; in its left hand are riches and honor” (Mishlei 3:16). Reference to Chayey Moharan 493. “Wealth and honor” on the right side emerges from a question. “All wealth comes from questions.”
39:00 – Wealth originates from the psulos (waste matter) of the luchos. Introduction to a Torah concept falls away after the chiddush (Torah innovation) is revealed. Reference to Likutey Moharan 60.
*44:00 – Questions bring about Torah innovation.
45:00 – The tzaddik is compared to Yissachar. וּמִבְּנֵ֣י יִשָּׂשכָ֗ר יֽוֹדְעֵ֚י בִינָה֙ לָֽעִתִּ֔ים לָדַ֖עַת מַה־יַּֽעֲשֶׂ֣ה יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל – “And of the sons of Issachar, those who had an understanding of the times, to know what Israel should do…” (1Divrei HaYamim 12:33).
49:00 – עֹ֛שֶׁר שָׁמ֥וּר לִבְעָלָ֖יו לְרָֽעָתֽוֹ – “…riches kept by their owner for his harm” (Koheles 5:12).
50:00 – Closing blessings.

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