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Likutei Sichos vol. 23 p. 33 ff. PDF Print E-mail
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Likutei Sichos vol. 23 p. 33 ff.
Nitzchiyus HaTorah, how Torah always remains the same, though not all of it always applies. This Sicha explores this dichotomy as it applies to the medical remedies and diets prescribed in the Gemara and Rambam. The Rebbe here finds a solution to these dilemmi.
 
 
Introduction to the Sicha of Nirzchiyus HaTorah, The story behind it and it's issues.

Introduction to the beginning f the Sicha. The Avos kept Mitzvos with reason, like Goyim keep their seven laws of Noach.
Page 33.
 
Differences between the pre and postr Mattan Toarh. 1) it was given in its' entirety to each Jew [all at once], 2) It was commanded and not done by volunteering, 3) Cannot change,. The addition of Anochi changed all that.
Page 33.
 
Post Mattan Torah Mitzvos are about and for [the unchanging] G-d also, while the pre Mattan Torah idea, being that it was for us, was flexible and dynamic.
Page 33-4.
 
The arguement that introduces this sicha's question: Torah never changes. The faith that is needed to maintain this priority.
Page 34.
 
 The question the Gemara's remedies and the RaMbaM's diet are Torah, as they are recorded In their Torah works. Yet the Acharonim say that they are not applicable any longer. How can this be resolved?
Page 34-7.
 
Attempted answer, the opportunity to keep the diet and remedies has expired. Like our inability to erase Amalaik, because they no longer exist and yet it is one of the 613 Mitzvos.
This class discusses the rules that govern how we determine what are the 613 Mitzvos and which ones aren't included.
Page 37.
 
 The question still remains, how is the diet and medicines (that are not limited to any constraints of time within Torah) have these limitations?
Page 37.
 
The philosophy of the Rebbe's answer: There is the supernal that never changes and it's manifestation that sometimes is out of alignment.
The examples given for this are: 1) The beauty of Kohein Gadol's clothing, 2) The design of the Beis Hamikdash, 3) The length of the year.
 
The answer from inside the text.
At the end of this class there's a commentary on evolution attempting to offer a mystical explanation for the apparent relatedness of species.
Page 37-8.
The teachings of Torah are first in heaven and second on earth, but the Mitzvos (actions) are first (and only) down here in the physical world.
Page 38.
Answers inside to the question about the medecines in shas.
Page  39.
 
The answer to the question on the Rambam's diet. The Tumim: it is all ruach hakodesh.
Page 39-40.
 
[An aside]. Moshiach is the full alignment of each and every idea of Torah  and the world. This is a fundamental idea.
 
 Conclusion. We must study the Nistar to complete our full understanding of the Nigla. Onla on the inside can we discover the full and correct insight into the Torah.
Page 40-41.