Toras Menachem – Mishpatim 5712 (05) Sicha One (05)
Class Five. 1) The gifts of Hashem are Kesef- unconditional love. 2) Hashem is warning Himself “Lo Sihye Lo KiNoshe” there’s no point in extracting repayment of the loan through strength, as the past has proven the futility of this method. Chose instead kindness. Page 339-41.
Toras Menachem – Mishpatim 5712 (03) Sicha One (03)
Class Three. The idea of a loan of money is even more unconditional than borrowing something (a commodity) that must be directly returned. Hashem’s loans are equally unconditional. The lesson: we’ve been given the gift of Chassidus and should take advantage of it even if we aren’t deserving of it. Page 337-8.
Toras Menachem – Mishpatim 5712 (02) Sicha One (02)
Class Two. Second example of the empowerment (discussed yesterday) is from the Parsha Mishpatim, We must, and therefore Hashem also must (as He does what He tells us) give loans. That means to get what we don’t deserve. However, we must find a way of returning it. Page 337.