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Revi'i with Rashi

Today we learn about Aharon’s family. Really, the Torah says it’s about the families of Moshe and Aharon, but then it only tells us about Aharon’s family! Rashi shows us from the Gemara that it’s because Moshe taught them Torah, so it’s like they are Moshe’s kids too!

Aharon had four sons:
1) Nadav
2) Avihu
3) Elazar
4) Itamar

Nadav and Avihu had no children. They passed away when they brought Ketores in the Mishkan without permission. Elazar and Itamar were Kohanim along with Aharon.

Hashem now tells Moshe that Shevet Levi has a special job, to help the kohanim guard the Mishkan. Aharon and his children are the kohanim.

Hashem says, “Even though I made the bechorim holy, since they were involved in the Cheit Ha’Egel, the Kedusha to work in the Mishkan will go to Shevet Levi, who didn’t do the Egel.”



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Kapitel Yud-Alef (11) in Tehillim talks about how Hashem brings tzaros to a Tzadik, but really it’s all for his good.

The last posuk, some meforshim say, is talking about Matan Torah. It says “Tzadik Hashem Tzedakos Ahev” — Hashem loves giving tzedakah. When Hashem gave us the Torah, we were able to feel Hashem in the world and help the whole world to know Hashem. That’s the best kind of tzedakah there could be!



Likutei Amarim Perek Nun-Gimmel

We said that “Hashra’as Hashechinah”, the Shechinah resting, is the way that we can feel Hashem. Of course Hashem is EVERYWHERE, but we can only feel Him in certain places (like in the Beis Hamikdash). We said that the Shechinah needs a “cover,” which is Torah. So in the time of the first Beis Hamikdash, the “cover” was the Luchos.

Before the Beis Hamikdash was destroyed, King Yoshiyahu buried the Aron under the Beis Hamikdash so that the Goyim wouldn’t be able to touch it. So in the time of the second Beis Hamikdash, the Kodesh Hakodoshim was empty.

In the time of the second Beis Hamikdash, since there was no Aron and no Luchos, only a lower level of Hashem’s Shechinah was able to rest there. The Yidden couldn’t feel Hashem as much.

But how does the Shechinah come into the world after both the first and second Beis Hamikdash were destroyed?

The Chachomim tell us that when we learn Torah, the Shechinah is with us! The Shechinah uses the Torah that we’re learning as a cover, so we can feel Hashem when we’re learning Torah!

Still, this level of the Shechinah is even less than the Shechinah in the second Beis Hamikdash. This is the way the Shechinah comes all the way into Asiyah, and that’s why the place where the Shechinah rests is in the mitzvos we do, which are also done with Asiyah — and especially when we learn halacha!



Beis Sivan

Today is forty-six days of the Omer!

The Rebbe tells us two minhagim of Shabbos:

1) In Kabolas Shabbos, we say “Ana Bekoach” quietly

2) In Kabolas Shabbos, before Shmoneh Esrei, we stand up when we say the words “Ufros Aleinu.” (That’s when the extra Shabbos neshama comes in!)

In the year Tof-Kuf-Pey-Tes (5589), Shavuos was on Sunday. The Tzemach Tzedek said a maamar on Erev Shabbos, on Shabbos afternoon, on the first day of Shavuos, AND one on the second day of Shavuos!

The maamar on Erev Shabbos was about the parsha, explaining what it means to count the Yidden according to Chassidus. The maamar explains that only a part of the neshama comes into the body, but when a Yid uses that part of the neshama to serve Hashem, it makes a difference for the part of the neshama which is still in Shomayim! Based on this, he explained many pesukim, and pieces of the Zohar and Medrash.

The Tzemach Tzedek chazered maamarim of the Alter Rebbe — which are printed in Likutei Torah — for the rest of the days.

The maamar on Shabbos afternoon (Erev Shavuos) talked about Hashem getting “married” to the Yidden by Matan Torah. It is based on a posuk from the haftorah of Parshas Bamidbar — “Ve’eirastich Li Le’olam.”

The maamar on the first day of Shavuos talked about Sefiras Haomer, and the maamar on the second day of Shavuos talked about Shavuos being on the 50th day.

On Shabbos afternoon, Tof-Shin-Mem-Ches, which was also Erev Shavuos, the Rebbe said that in a year when Shavuos is on Sunday, we should learn these maamorim again! The Rebbe said “I will start,” and said over part of the maamar “Ve’eirastich Li Le’olam!”



Mitzvas Asei #101

Today’s mitzvah is a mitzvah we are reviewing. This mitzvah is about the tumah of a person who has Tzoraas. This includes all of the halachos that explain how a person becomes tomei from Tzoraas. These halachos teach us what Tzoraas looks like, and how the kohen decides it is tomei.



Hilchos Keilim

In today’s Rambam, we learn more about what the Torah calls a Keili, so we will know if something can become Tomei.

Perek Tes teaches us that if a keili doesn’t have its own name, it’s not counted as a keili by itself, because it is botul and is part of something else.

Perek Yud has the halachos about parts of keilim, and tells us when they can become tomei.

Perek Yud-Alef has the halachos about when a broken keili is still counted as a keili — when we can still use it. So even though it is broken, it can still become tomei (even though usually a broken keili can’t become tomei.)



Hilchos Gerushin - Perek Alef

Today we start learning a new set of halachos, about what we do if a couple cannot stay married anymore.

There are many things that are needed to make a get kosher. In this perek, the Rambam explains the basic rules of what makes a get kosher.



Yom Hameyuchas

From when the Yidden left Mitzrayim, they started getting ready by counting the days until Matan Torah. But starting from Rosh Chodesh Sivan, the Yidden worked even harder on getting ready!

When we remember these days, we aren’t just talking about something that happened then. In Ruchnius, those same things are happening again! If we learn about what happened and learn from it, we can get the special Ruchnius koach of that day again!

When the Yidden camped near Har Sinai, on Rosh Chodesh Sivan, they all were thinking about one thing: Getting the Torah from Hashem! Because they were all thinking about the same thing, they were able to ignore all of the things that were different about each other, and stand with complete Achdus.

Nowadays that is also how we start our last preparations for Matan Torah: With working on our Achdus!

On Beis Sivan, the Torah tells us that Moshe Rabbeinu told the Yidden some very special words of Hashem: “Atem Tihiyu Li Mamleches Kohanim Vegoy Kadosh” — “You will be for Me a kingdom of kohanim and a holy nation!” Hashem told the Yidden, “You will be different than the rest of the world, and will be connected with Me!” Because of this, Beis Sivan is called Yom Hameyuchas, the day Hashem chose us as His special nation.

When we think about how lucky we are to be chosen as Hashem’s special nation, we will want to make sure that we do EVERYTHING in the special way Hashem wants!

This is the next step in our last preparations before Matan Torah.

See Likutei Sichos chelek Lamed-Ches, sicha of Beis Sivan


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A Meeting With the King

Imagine seeing two people hurrying down the street. Both of them are dressed in suits and ties and are carrying briefcases. You might think that they are both the same, right?

But one of them is late to work, and feeling very worried. The other one just walked out of a meeting with the king! The king asked him to do a very important mission, and gave him a credit card so he can get whatever he needs to make it happen. You can imagine that these two men feel very different!

Every morning, we have a choice about how we want to run our day. Do we want to just be rushing from place to place, or do we want to feel like the second man, proud and excited to do our mission?

When we daven every morning, we are having a private meeting with Hashem! Hashem gives us a special shlichus to do in the world, and gives us brachos and kochos to get whatever we need to make it happen! Only after we daven do we have the kochos of the King of all Kings, Melech Malchei Hamelochim, Hakadosh Baruch Hu, to go do our shlichus throughout the day with simcha!

See sicha of Chof-Ches Iyar 5738, at Kinus for women before Shavuos



Shelo Lehaamin Lezulaso

There are six constant mitzvos, mitzvos that we need to keep all the time, by having our mind used to thinking in this way.

The second of these mitzvos is “Shelo Lehaamin Lezulaso,” not to believe in anything but Hashem. (This is the matching Mitzvas Lo Saasei for the first of these six mitzvos, which is to believe only in Hashem.)

We keep this mitzvah by knowing that there is nothing in the world that has its own koach, only Hashem.

In the times when people worshiped Avodah Zarah, this meant that nobody should think that a malach or a star has its own koach. Really, malochim and parts of the sky have koach only because Hashem gives it to them.

Nowadays, this also means that we shouldn’t think that someone else is in charge of our needs. It’s not up to the boss at work, the next door neighbors, or the principal to give us the things we need. Hashem is the one in charge! Hashem often makes other people His shluchim to help us, but the real bracha is coming straight from Hashem.

לעילוי נשמת הרה״ח ר׳ דניאל יצחק ע״ה בן ר׳ אפרים שי׳ מאסקאוויץ
שליח כ"ק אדמו"ר נשיא דורנו למדינת אילינוי



The Great Shofar

When Moshiach comes, a great shofar will be blown, and then all the Yidden will be brought back together in Eretz Yisroel!

Where is this shofar from? The Medrash tells us!

At Akeidas Yitzchak, Avraham Avinu brought a ram (an Ayil) as a korban instead of Yitzchak. The two horns of this ram were set aside for very special things: The horn on the left side was blown at Matan Torah! The horn on the right side, which was bigger than the other one, was set aside to be blown when Moshiach comes! This is the great shofar which the Navi is talking about, which will be used to gather all of the Yidden together with Kibbutz Galuyos!

See Pirkei DeRabi Eliezer perek Lamed-Alef

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