Maintenance of the world, post-churban

Shiur #76 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Discussion of what keeps the world intact after the destruction of the Bais HaMikdosh. The importance of understanding that we are missing something central to our lives. Missing the Mikdash and Moshiach means missing our proper relationship with Torah and Hashem. Insight into “lishu-as’chah kivinu kol ha-yom.” Parallel of din, emes and shalom to chochmah, binah and da’as, and the physical manifestations caused by their deterioration. Further parallel to Torah, avodah and gemilus chasodim. The multitudes of Jews together must create the merit to sustain the world, and the achievements of spectacular individuals do not suffice.

Citations: The following sources are referenced in this shiur: Gemara Sotah 49a with Rashi, found in the source packets on page 1, and Keren Orah Sotah 49a, found in the source packets on pages 1-3, and Rabbeinu BaChaye Parshas Terumah, found in the source packets on page 4.

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