Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. This halakha is based on Likutey Moharan 14.
02:40 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 8:8 and the Haftarah of Shabbos Chanukah from Zecharia HaNavi.
*08:00 – Why olives must be crushed to produce light for the menorah.
10:15 – Parshas Tetzaveh. Why are the Jews compared to olives?
12:42 – The Ner Tamid (Eternal Light).
*14:57 – Heard from Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l: The 600,000 root souls of Israel are hinted in the letters Tav, Reish, Alef. (Parshas Tetzaveh).
21:05 – QUESTION: How do we bring our light/mind to the Tzaddik? Reference to Likutey Moharan 195 – the face, mind, and soul of a tzaddik are in his writings. In addition to visiting his gravesite, we can bring our light to the tzaddik by studying his teachings [and supporting them].
23:40 – QUESTION: does the principle of finding the good point in every person apply to non-Jews? RESPONSE: Yes, with qualifications.
24:30 – QUESTION about bringing the gift of one’s Torah learning to Rebbe Nachman. RESPONSE: Yes, this is an aspect of bringing one’s light to the Tzaddik. For example, whenever Reb Zalman z”l went to Uman, he would “bring” a siyum (completion of study of a specific portion of Torah) in honor of Rebbe Nachman. The origin of the custom of paying for an aliya in shul.
28:00 – After Reb Avraham Sternhartz (Kochav Lev) z”l arrived in Eretz Yisrael, Reb Shlomo Wechsler z”l used to bring a fruit every day to Reb Avraham with the statement that he was bringing bikurim (mitzvah of First Fruits) to the Beis HaMikdash (Holy Temple).
30:11 – Zos Chanukah. NOTE: By hashgacha (Divine Providence) his shiur was given on the seventh day of Chanukah, 5781.
33:11 – PARAGRAPH 25. Reference to BeHaAlosekha. Torah reading for Zos Chanukah (the Eighth Day of Chanukah). The tzaddik is the combination of all 70 Faces of the Torah, which is called the “Face of the Menorah” – the source from which all Jewish souls draw their light.
37:11 – QUESTION: Do we have any portraits of either Rebbe Nachman or Rav Nasan of Nemirov? RESPONSE: No.
48:20 – PARAGRAPH 26. The haftarah of Shabbos Chanukah. The vision of Zecharia HaNavi.
41:00 – PARAGRAPH 27. The light of Chanukah is activated through the Name of Hashem created by the first letters in the words “L’hadlik Ner Chanukah” – this is one of the reasons why why we omit the word “shel” when making the bracha on kindling the Chanukah lights.
44:00 – Why the menorah was made of one solid piece of gold.
47:00 – PARAGRAPH 28.
51:00 – QUESTION: Is there only one tzaddik emes in a generation? RESPONSE: There are many tzaddikim in every generation, each one responsible for a certain number of Jewish souls. However only one tzaddik includes all the souls of Israel.
55:00 – PARAGRAPH 29.
58:00 – Chiddush (Torah innovation) in honor of Chanukah. The Malchus of Kedushah: “Alefim, Meos, Chamishim, Esarim” precisely counteracts the Malchus of the Sutra Achra: Af, Mashchis, Chet, Avon”.
61:45 – Zos Chanukah: The eighth and final day of Chanukah is called Zos Chanukah, “This is Chanukah.” The Torah reading on this day contains the words “Zos chanukas hamizbeyach,” “This is the dedication of the altar” (BaMidbar 7:84). With the kindling of all 36 lights (total throughout the holiday) their fullest spiritual potential is activated: “This is Chanukah.”