Taanis 4 – Zayin Adar and the Lottery of Purim – The Power of Mordechai – Netzach sh’b’Netzach – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
00:00 – Dedications: This shiur is dedicated l’ilui nishmas Reb Shmuel b’Reb Yitzchak Isaac ע”ה, the grandfather of Reb Avraham Baruch Gundle.
00:50 – PARAGRAPH 22. Zayin Adar and the lottery of Purim. The source of disagreement between Torah authorities and the opposition to tzaddikim. Moshe Rabbeinu and the Waters of Meriva (Dispute).
09:48 – The holiness of Eretz Yisrael depends on Emunas Chochomim (faith in true rabbis).
17:59 – QUESTION and RESPONSE about two types of Torah, a higher and lower.
29:36 – PARAGRAPH 23. The sweetening of harsh judgements.
33:03 – The lottery of Yom Kippur.
37:48 – The spiritual power of Mordechai in countering the evil intentions of Haman.
46:57 – Explanation of the Sechel HaKolel from Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל on “I am the First, and I am the Last…” (Yishayahu 44:6).
47:50 – QUESTION and RESPONSE about how the evil can sometimes be sustained from a high level of Hashem’s light. Why the tree that served as the gallows for Haman was 50 cubits tall.
*50:00 – QUESTION and RESPONSE about the 25th day of the Omer, Netzach sh’b’Netzach.
55:11 – Chiddush from Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל about the custom of not eating nuts on Rosh Hashanah.