Watch: Smelling Besamim with Rav Yitzchak Dovid Grossman This Past Motzoei Shabbos

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  1. Is there any way to transfer worthwhile videos like this off of youtube, which my filter won’t let me open without a lengthy process? Thanks.

  2. The only chush – sense – that was not used in the chet of eating from the Eitz Ha’daas was the chush of smell. Before the chet, there was a pleasure the neshamah experienced from beautiful sights, sounds, smells, etc. After the chet, any chush used in the chet would no longer provide the neshamah with pleasure, only the guf. On Shabbos this changes. Even our neshamos, once again, have pleasure from the Shabbos food, the zemiros, the neiros, etc. We once again lose that Motza’ai Shabbos. Since the sense of smell was not used in the chet, it was not effected. I think we smell besomim, more for what we still have, than for what we have lost. Ahhh is just a sound. Like the sound of the shofar, which is us giving back to HaShem the neshamah He breathed into us, we express the pleasure of the untainted smell.


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