Parsha Mitzvot-Re’ei-Mitzvot 458-456-457-458
“In your cities, you may not eat: the tithe of your grain, and your wine, and your oil; the firstborn of your cattle and your flocks; all your vow offerings that you vow and your free-will offerings; and what you raise up with your hands (Deuteronomy 12:17).” [Mitzvot 455-456-457-458-459-460-461-462]
Transcribed and unedited: I would like to read to you a Shela HaKodesh, Shnei Luchot HaBrit, in an unbelievable piece, which I wish I had the time to do it through in detail, but we do not. This one I will read one paragraph for you: YaDuAh Sh’Ahavat Yisrael Eretz HaKidosha Hih Beshveel Sh’Eretz Kedusha Kadosha Hee, that the love that the Jewish people have for the holy land is because it is a holy land. Uvah Yerushalayim HaMikoodash B’Yoter, and there is Jerusalem that has extra holiness, U’bYerushalayim Haya Beit Hamikdash V’Kodeshei HaKodsheem, and in the temple in Jerusalem there was a temple and Holy of Holies. Sh’Hoo Makom HaShra’at Shechina, is a place where the divine presence would rest, u’vah Mizbeach, and there was an altar, V’Cohayn Gadol Sh’Makreev Karbanot L’Chaper L’Avanot Beit Israel, and there was a high priest who would offer sacrifices to bring atonement for the sins of the Jewish people. V’Lo Lan Adam B’Yerushalayim Sh’Hoo Bacheyt, and there never was a person who slept over at Yerushalayim who had a sin. If you came to Yerushalayim you dealt with your sins, they were gone. It is a promise the verse makes. Can you imagine? You know that your sins are gone. They are gone. They are atoned for!
Omi She’Haya dar B’Yerushalayim, and the concept of living in Yerushalayim. If a person lived there and sinned, immediately he would be so overwhelmed with what happened, that he would do teshuva. That is why when you bring a sacrifice, you must sleep in Yerushalayim. You have to stay there one night.
That is why you have to bring your second tithe, your Ma’aser Shenei to Yerushalayim because you will be influenced by having been in Yerushalayim. You will. It is a different thing.
V’Hayvee Korban, right away you would bring a sacrifice, V’Hee tiChaper, and he would be forgiven for everything. And then this person would be so holy that Achar Moto, after his death, Sh’na’ahse Goofo Karban, where his body has now been made into a sacrifice, the Kohen Gadol Sh’maAhla, and the high priest up above, MaKreev Neeshmato HaMizbeach Sh’ma’ahle, would offer his soul as a sacrifice on the alter in front of G-d in the heavens.
Obviously sacrifice does not mean to kill someone.
This really teaches us a lot about sacrifices. So all of the sudden, let us say, you know, you have been running away, running for your life. It would be nice getting back to normal. You make a mistake. What would you have done in when you made a mistake? Immediately you brought a Karban. You would not be able to sleep until you brought a Karban. You would bring a Karban and you would go.