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OC1 – Lesson 050 – Tzitzis 7 – Para. 5-9 – Eretz Yisrael; the Half-Shekel Tribute

This halakha is based on Likutey Moharan 2, Torah 8. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 5. (Lesson 050a). Talis katan and talis gadol.
12:00 – PARAGRAPH 6. The essence of the ingathering of exiles is to Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) and Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). The 613 mitzvos depend upon nachalas Yaakov – inheritance of the Land.
20:20 – PARAGRAPH 7. (Lesson 050b). What is a good neighbor? One who davens (prays) together with his community. Korach and his question about tzitzis and a talis techeles.
25:28 – PARAGRAPH 8. Parshas Shekalim. Why do we count the People of Israel through the half shekel.* (CLIP SHEKALIM A).
38:48 – (Lesson 050c). The unification of souls in Israel creates a factorial increase in batim (structures/relationships). The half-shekels collected on Parshas Shekalim are used to benefit the building or upkeep of the shul (synagogue).*
55:40 – PARAGRAPH 9. (Lesson 050d). Why is it half a shekel that represents each soul, and not a whole shekel? A soul is only complete when it is in a relationship with another soul.*

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