Text: Likutey Moharan 70. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
וַֽיְהִי֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַשְּׁמִינִ֔י קָרָ֣א משֶׁ֔ה לְאַֽהֲרֹ֖ן וּלְבָנָ֑יו וּלְזִקְנֵ֖י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
“And it was on the eighth day, that Moses summoned Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel.” (Vayikra 9:1)
00:00 – Introduction: the force of gravity in nature.
05:18 – כַּעֲב֣וֹר ס֖וּפָה וְאֵ֣ין רָשָׁ֑ע וְ֜צַדִּ֗יק יְס֣וֹד עוֹלָֽם
“When the whirlwind passes, the wicked man is no more, but the righteous one is the foundation of the world.” (Mishlei 10:25)
Shimshon’s riddle about the lion and honey.
06:09 – Just as the earth has a magnetic field, so the tzaddik who humbles himself has the power to attract all souls.
08:00 – The tzaddik is called “ochel” – nourishment. All tzaddikim of a given generation are branches of one central tzaddik.
12:10 – Blessing that streams into the world is sent from Hashem via the tzaddik. When a person gives charity to the central tzaddik of the generation, the donor is actually receiving.
14:18 – Yirmiyahu HaNavi punished those who opposed him by asking Hashem to prevent their charity from reaching worthy recipients.
26:55 – The mishkan draws holiness to the place where it stands.
28:05 – Midrash – the mishkan was a guarantee that Hashem would be with Am Yisrael.
30:50 – When the mishkan isn’t standing, the shuls and yeshivas of Am Yisrael serve in its place.
32:23 – Parshas Pekudei: eleh pekudei hamishkan – the word mishkan appears twice in this verse alluding to the fact that when it’s assembled it’s operating and and when it’s in pieces, it’s still operating.
33:10 – The nassi’im – the tzaddikim of their generation – donated the wagons on which the elements of the mishkan were transported.
36:00 – “I dwell with the humble.” (Yishayahu 57:15).
37:05 – All honor allocated by Hashem to people is distributed via the central tzaddik of the generation.