Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
*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/Psalms 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 an animal, by Hashem. By choosing subservience of his intellect to His Creator a person merits being rescued by Hashem (Chulin 5).
13:36 – “And I am the simplest person, like an animal…” (Tehillim/Psalms 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.