Toras Menachem – Mishpatim 5714 (03) – Second Sicha (03)
Class Three. Page 92-3. The slightest compromise in Torah Lishma can have the most severe consequences in the long run. Even correct kavanos on the level of cheshbon are problematic. One must be simple in his Yiddishkiet.
Toras Menachem – Mishpatim 5714 (02) – Second Sicha (02)
Class Two. Page 90-92. Many levels of Shelo Lishma, from the very sublime to the most coarse. The highest (as fine as it is) leads one slowly downward until the very lowest levels. 1) To know the Halacha, 2) To enjoy Torah’s scholarship, 3) To earn a livelihood, 4) For honor, to be called “Rabbi”,…
Toras Menachem – Mishpatim 5714 (01) – Second Sicha (01)
Class One. Page 89-90. Why Torah is so important but must be accompanied by the Neshama of the Torah.
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 (04) Sicha One (04)
Class Four. Hashem gives us undeserved Gemilas Chasadim, from a level that is beyond our deserving. A place where Yidden and non Yidden are equal and His favoritism is from an absolute place. Page 338-9.
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 (01) Sicha One (01)
Class One. The dichotomy of demands in the maamar Lo Sihye Mishakeila: A) to be altogether involved in one’s personal spiritual growth (and “give birth” to emotions), B) While being so dedicated to others that there’s no time for stock taking and celebrating the successes. This seems much for the ordinary person. We have however,…