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When We Belittle a Jew, We Destroy G-D's Pleasure

When You Open Your Mouth, G-D Speaks Through You

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This class was presented on Friday Parshas Tazria, 29 Adar II, 5779, April 5, 2019 at the Ohr Chaim Shul, Monsey, NY 

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    eli weisz -4 years ago

    1. First the meor enaiyim writes that hashem's receives pleasure from every jew even a big rasha and then he says that when someone talks bad about that rasha hashems pleasure dissipates. To me this looks like a contradiction. on the one hand man is not able to stop hashems pleasure he receives from a jew even if he is a big rasha (his pleasure is infinite) and on the other hand with one loshon horah talking bad about that same rasha that is mevatel hashems pleasure and turns it in to negah? is hashems pleasure infinite or not why does it change when loshon horah comes along? Say the great rasha also speaks loshon horah does his pleasure to hashem also stay infinite? and then when someone speaks l.h. about him does the pleasure suddenly convert in to nega? ho do you make sense of this?

    2 On the chazal that says even the empty ones of klal yisroel are full of mitzvos like the rimon whats the simple meaning of this chazal if he is empty why do you say he is full of mitzvos and if he is full of mitzvos why is he called an empty one?

    Answers from rabbi yy

    1. Hashem's love is infinite, and therefore when He he hears a person speaking bad about this son, it is very hurtful, because the love is so deep. 

    A mother loves her child with all her heart; and when someone says something nasty about that child -- it causes her so much pain. Because the love is so deep.
    What is more is that the pain is deeper as the nasty words are coming from another child whom she loves so deeply and infinitely.
    2. Of course, it means they seem empty because of so many sins.
    (For deeper insight, see Likkutei sichos 16 Vayakhel siyum on Chagigah.)

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    moshe -5 years ago

    question

    In Friday's  shiur you said we shouldn't speak badly about a child of Hashem. My q was that Hashem Himself uses derogatory terms for us. Is it that a parent can do so but not a "fremdeh"? 

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Maor Einayim - Parshas Tazria/Metzora

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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Dedicated by Helen Ross in loving memory of her dear and esteemed husband Avraham Dovid ben Alter Baruch, Rabbi David Ross, in honor of the Yahrtzeit on Shabbos, Rosh Chodesh Nissan, April 6, 2019.

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