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2020-05-06 – LH3 – OC3 – Rosh Hashanah 1 – Para. 1-2 – Sounds of the Shofar; Honesty in Prayer

Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim 3, Rosh Hashanah 1, Para. 1-2. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. This halakha is based on Likutey Moharan 9.
00:00 – Dedications and Introduction.
08:00 – PARAGRAPH 1. The sound of the shofar is an aspect of teshuvah (return to Hashem) and tefilah (prayer) from the depths of the heart.
*13:16 – Chiddush (Torah innovation)from the AriZal on קָר֣וֹב יְ֖הֹוָה לְכָל־קֹֽרְאָ֑יו לְכֹ֚ל אֲשֶׁ֖ר יִקְרָאֻ֣הוּ בֶֽאֱמֶֽת – “Hashem is close to those who call to Him, all those who call out to Him with honesty” – (Tehillim 145:18).
16:00 – Return to text: through sincere tefilah a person can be rescued from difficulties. Teruah is the only sound of the shofar mentioned in the written Torah. Description of the three different sounds of the shofar. The four aspects of Hashem’s throne parallel the four elements: earth, air, fire, water. The creation of the world was through אמת emes (truth). Emes preceded the creation of the world.
28:00 – Why the shofar is narrow on one side and wide on the other, and why it must be sounded from the narrow side.
*34:15 – QUESTION and RESPONSE about expressing anger toward Hashem, expressing feelings with respect and humility.
35:36 – QUESTION and RESPONSE about possuk (verse) “min hameytzar” – “From the depths I called out to You Hashem.”
37:24 – QUESTION and RESPONSE about two levels of truth.
42:28 – QUESTION and RESPONSE about Moshe Rabbeinu arguing with Hashem to save Am Yisrael. Story of Rav Nasan of Nemirov trying to extract the “emeser emes” from Rebbe Nachman.
48:37 – QUESTION and RESPONSE about achieving honesty in tefilah.
50:10 – PARAGRAPH 2. Lessons from the shofar about teshuvah.

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