Vol 1.27 - Yitro Spanish French Audio Video
Par 1) "and G-d spoke etc. saying - the ten commandments and the ten sayings of
creation; The light of Torah must enlighten the aspects of the world
Par4) The time of Matan Torah - hiddeness revealed and revealed hidden
Par 5) Answer to the two claims of the mitnagdim to chassidus
1)What have they innovated
2) nullification of existence - similar to healing the body that was
innovated at the end
Par 5) Story of Rebbitzen Rivka who the Tzemach Tzadek told that "it is better to eat in order to daven than to daven etc"
“….And G-d spoke all these words, to say….” – Shemot 20:1
וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹקִים אֵת כָּל הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר – שמות כ, א
The phrase “וַיְדַבֵּר…לֵאמֹר “, “And He spoke… to say”, is typically used in the Torah when the person being spoken to is being instructed to repeat what he is being told to a third party. For example, when G-d commanded Moshe regarding a particular mitzvah, the command was “spoken to Moshe, to say,” i.e. for Moshe to relay it to all of Bnei Yisrael.
The use of the word “לאמר” regarding the sounding of the Aseres Hadibros, the Ten Commandments, thus demands explanation. Were not all Bnei Yisrael present when G-d spoke the Aseres Hadibros? In fact, the Midrash teaches that even the souls of all future generations of Jews were present at Sinai (Shemos Rabbah 28:6). To whom must the Ten Commandments be repeated?
This means that our Torah lives and mundane lives may not be compartmentalized. Even when we engage in the “Asarah Ma’amoros,” our worldly interactions for business and for pleasure must be permeated with a Torah attitude and lifestyle. Even beyond our spiritual pursuits of prayer and Torah study, our daily activities must be guided not by secular influences but by an outlook that reflects our attachment to the Torah – the Aseres Hadibros.
—Likkutei Sichos vol. 1, pp. 148-149
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