2020-06-01 – LH3 – OC3 – Rosh Hashanah 6 – Roshei Perokim (Appendix) – Para. 3-5a – Blessing for Rain on Shemini Atzeres; Moshe at the Wellspring; Sukkos; Giving Tzedakah With Two Hands | Breslov Shiurim, Breslov Classes

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2020-06-01 – LH3 – OC3 – Rosh Hashanah 6 – Roshei Perokim (Appendix) – Para. 3-5a – Blessing for Rain on Shemini Atzeres; Moshe at the Wellspring; Sukkos; Giving Tzedakah With Two Hands

Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. This halakha refers to the last story in Rebbe Nachman’s Sipurei Masiyos, specifically to the Tale of the Sixth Beggar.
00:00 – Introduction to explain what Roshei Perokim (Appendix) are.
01:29 – PARAGRAPH 3. The blessing for rain on Shemini Atzeres and the ten walls of water in the Tale of the Sixth Beggar.
07:40 –Moshe Rabbeinu, when traveling through Midian, went to a wellspring because he knew the Avos (forefathers) found their zivugim (marriage partners) through water.
11:20 – The Avos were involved in digging wells. The tefilah for rain on Shemini Atzeres.
13:38 – QUESTION: are the tikkunim alluded to through walls of water connected with Kriyas Yam Suf (the splitting of the Red Sea)?
*14:22 – QUESTION and RESPONSE summarizing briefly the entire Tale of the Sixth Beggar, including a reference to how the ten walls of water and the midos of Hashem.
17:03 – PARAGRAPH 4. Sukkos and the Arba Minim (the Four Species).
18:43 – The vapor that rises up from the earth is an aspect of the isarusa delasata – awakening from below. Water represents daas (knowledge of Hashem that’s communicated).
22:26 – Heard from Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l: the word mayim itself embodies daas: the yod in the center is chokhma, which is bounded on both sides with the letter mem of binah, as in “ben arbaim l’binah” (Pirkei Avos).
*24:15 – Why the creation of water is not mentioned in the Torah in a revealed way. The mysteries of the ten walls of water in Rebbe Nachman’s story of The Seven Beggars (Tale of the Sixth Day).
28:40 – Why the abbreviation for the sounds of the shofar is “KeSHeT” (bow).
29:21 – The generation of the mabul (flood).
34:05 – QUESTION about the rainbow not being seen during the life of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai ז”ל. Explanation of the blessing we say on seeing a rainbow.
36:22 – One of the main functions of tzaddikim is to protect the world, especially today.
37:45 – QUESTION: tikkun habris in today’s world? RESPONSE: the restraint needed for Tikkun HaBris is a key to many other mitzvos.
38:20 – How Tikkun HaBris is also a key to parnassah (livelihood).
38:42 – Comment about Tevas Noach in the writings of the Baal Shem Tov HaKadosh.
*39:44 – RESPONSE describing what a klipa is – it’s not only harmful, but also protective.
40:33 – The Ten Days of Teshuvah prepared us for the tikkun of mayim (water) which is accomplished during Sukkos, for example through simchas beis hashoeyvah (Celebration of the Water Drawing). Why Sukkos is called the “Zman Simchaseynu” – the “Season of Our Joy”. Allusion to the Leviasan, which is b’gematria malchus.
43:57 – The importance of increasing tzedakah on Erev Sukkos to insure joy on the yom tov.
44:59 – Tzedakah as “open, open your hands” as explained in the Likutey Moharan.
45:37 – PARAGRAPH 5. Why the mitzva of the arba minim (“Four Species”) on Sukkos is done through the hands. Women remove rings from their fingers before making the blessing on the lulav and esrog.
*47:57 – QUESTION: Is giving tzedakah (charity) with two hands an allegory or literal? RESPONSE: יְהֹוָ֥ה שֹֽׁמְרֶ֑ךָ יְהֹוָ֥ה צִ֜לְּךָ֗ עַל־יַ֥ד יְמִינֶֽךָ “Hashem is your shadow at your right hand.” (Tehillim/Psalms 121:5).
05:37 – RESPONSE specifically to giving tzedakah with two hands: in Breslov communities in Eretz Yisrael it is a custom to take this literally, but Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l said that “two hands” can also mean with all one’s heart.

56:52 – QUESTION about how to hold the arba minim. The function of the “koshikel” – woven holder for the lulav, hadassim, and aravos.
59:13 – QUESTION about Simchas Torah.

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