Vol 1.27 - Yitro                                 Spanish French Audio  Video

Hebrew Text:

Page148   Page149   Page150   Page151   Page152   Page153   Page154   Page155  


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?

Ten Commandments
The Maggid of Mezeritch answers that the expression “to say” can be homiletically interpreted here as an allusion to the Asarah Maa’moros, the ten statements – מאמרות in Hebrew – with which G-d created the world, (such as, “And G-d said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Beraishis 1:3), see Avos 5:1.) Accordingly, the prefatory verse of the Aseres Hadibros, “וַיְדַבֵּר…לֵאמֹר” is to be understood as an instruction that we must draw וידבר – the Torah contained within the Aseres Hadibros, into לאמר – the Asarah Ma’amoros, the world that was created by G-d with ten statements.

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


Kehot Chumash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PcfULZ-Mro   Video
Date Delivered:   Reviewer:       
Date Modified:    Date Reviewed:  
Contributor: Atzmut.com