Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Introduction based on the sefer “Emunah uBitochon” by the Chazon Ish (Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz – 1878 – 15th Cheshvan 1953).
00:00 – The Chazon Ish writes that he would trade all of his tefilos (prayers) for one Torah chiddush (original concept). What does this mean about the importance of tefilah? Story of the students of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and the mysterious chasan (bridgegroom) who refused to speak.
7:57 – Response to the statement of the Chazon Ish.
10:36 – Three types of tefilah: lowest is called the “prayer of a dog – ‘give, give, give'”.
18:23 – On Shavuos, Klal Yisroel was zoche (merited) to receive the Torah on Har Sinai. Everyone was healed from any illness they had.
19:22 – Even though the Torah is central to Jewish life, the Torah alone is not enough. Im ain yirah, ain chochmah. “If there is no fear, there is no wisdom.” (Pirkei Avos/Ethics of the Fathers 3:17).
21:20 – Shavuos is the yahrzeit of Dovid HaMelech (King David).
27:17 – The preparation for Shavuos is seven weeks.
28:33 – The Bnei Yissa’char (Rabbi Zvi Elimelech Shapiro of Dinov – 1783 – 18 Teves 1841) expounds that the “good heart” from Pirkei Avos refers to the 32 days of counting the Omer on which the students of Rabbi Akiva died.
31:55 – Likutey Moharan 21: Purifying the menorah of the face.
34:23 – Closing blessing.
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