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

Rosh Hashanah 6 – Castle of Water – Blessing for Rain on Shemini Atzeres – Moshe at the Wellspring – Sukkos – Giving Tzedakah With Two Hands – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Rosh Hashanah 6 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. Castle of Water. 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 zal: 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 “Castle of Water” and 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 zal. 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 with two hands an allegory or literal? RESPONSE: יְהֹוָ֥ה שֹֽׁמְרֶ֑ךָ יְהֹוָ֥ה צִ֜לְּךָ֗ עַל־יַ֥ד יְמִינֶֽךָ “Hashem is your shadow at your right hand.” (Tehillim 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 zal said that “with 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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