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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This Weeks Torah Portion - Parshas Kedoshim

In this weeks parsha God commands us לא תשנא את אחיך בלבבך הוכח תוכיח את עמיתך ולא תשא עליו חטא (beginning verse 17), do not hate your brother in your heart, chastise rebuke your friend and do not bear on him iniquity. Rabbi Nachman teacheas in Likutay Moharan (II, Torah 8) that when a person rebukes someone, even if he criticizes himself, he makes the that person smell bad, just like when you rub and stir something with a bad odor, so too when you address a person's sins and shortcomings you stir up their bad odor. Rabbi Nachman teaches that there is one way to rebuke that causes a person to smell better! This is through the song that is Single, Double, Triple, Quadruple - Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman! When a person hears this song he is given the courage to confront his shortcomings in a positive fashion and he is infused with the courage to turn everything to good.

It is no wonder therefor to find that the gimatria - numerical value for הוכח תוכיח - chastise, rebuke - (with the letters) equals - Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman!
There are 2 other gimatrias that I discovered here, you can find them on the Hebrew

"And do not bear on him iniquity" Rashi explains, do not whiten his face (embarrass him) in public" the word public רבים can be read also as Rabbis, that is to say that only with Rabbainu Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman (תלבי"ן) can this commandment be properly fulfilled.

Great blessings of Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman!

1 comment:

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