Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Based on Likutey Moharan Torah 215 and Likutey Moharan Tinyana Torah 4. Topics: Ratzon (favor, appeasement), menorah, mishkan, tzedaka (charity), Tetzaveh, BeHaalosekha, Betzalel, Moshe Rabeynu (Moses), Rebbe Nachman’s final shiur.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 44. The soul is compared to a candle, because the natural mode of the soul is to be illuminated by Hashem. The Rambam explains that coercing a man to give a divorce a not a legal fiction.
17:10 – The soul is a composite of seven midos (character traits) that have both positive and negative aspects. These seven traits correspond to the seven lights of the menorah in the Beis HaMikdash and in the Mishkan.
35:35 – BeHaalosekha – when the Kohen Gadol kindles the seven lights in the Beis HaMikdash, these represent the souls of the Jews, that should be glowing with the light of Hashem. The flames all leaned toward the central light, which refers to the tzaddik.
44:04 – Why in BeHaalosekha the mitzvah of lighting the menorah is juxtaposed with the celebration of putting up the mishkan on Rosh Chodesh Nissan.
53:06 – Parshas Tetzaveh – why the lighting of the menorah is the first service in the mishkan to be mentioned. The purpose of the mishkan was to repair the damage of the Golden Calf.