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VaYakhel 5774 – Shabbos – Neshoma Yisera – Betzalel and Oholiav (Entire Shiur)

VaYakhelShabbosNeshoma YiseraBetzalel and Oholiav  – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Based on Likutey Halakhos, Shabbos 3.
*00:00 – “You will work” vs. “Work will be done” (Shemos/Exodus 35:2). We have faith in the miracle that on Shabbos all our needs are provided for even though we refrain from melacha (39 categories of creative labor prohibited on Shabbos).
04:00 – Nefesh – the Hebrew word for “soul” – means “desire” or “yearning”. The additional soul of Shabbos (neshoma yisera) brings increased desire for HaShem.
07:37 – “HaShem desires those who fear Him” (Tehillim 147).
*10:22 – Betzalel and Oholiav merited to be Moshe Rabbeinu‘s “two hands” because they were skilled yet humble (Shemos/Exodus 36:1-2).
11:22 – Man is on a higher level of intellect than animals are, but if he’s truly wise, he allows himself to be led, like a beheyma (BaH MaH), by HaShem. By choosing subservience of his intellect to His Creator a person merits being rescued by HaShem (Chulin 5, Tehillim 36:7).
13:36 – “And I am the simplest person, like an animal…” (Tehillim 73). Hashem rewarded this quality of subservience in Betzalel and Oholiav by entrusting them with creating the vessels of the mishkan.
14:52 – The importance of praying for guidance and leadership.

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