Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim 2, Birkhas HaMazon 4. Giving Tzedakah on Chanukah; Miketz, Kedushas (Holiness of) Eretz Yisrael.
Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. This halakha is based on Likutey Moharan 2, Torah 40.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 18. Giving Tzedakah on Chanukah.
05:01 – PARAGRAPH 19. Parshas Miketz.
10:20 – Why people caught up in an insatiable desire for wealth are called meraglim (spies).
21:09 – QUESTION about how to connect with the holiness of Shabbos.
24:04 – Parshas Miketz.
31:14 – NOTE about the simple life style of Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l, who raised a family of four children in a two-room apartment. To avoid ever being in debt, he paid his utility bills in advance so whenever a bill arrived it showed how much the utility company owed him.
33:56 – Pharaoh’s dream described the dynamics of unlimited desire for wealth.
39:37 – The word “Nilus” – Nile [River] is b’gematria “Yosef”.
*40:26 – The last dvar Torah heard from Rabbi Rosenfeld z”l was about the importance of giving ma’aser (a tenth of one’s income to one’s rabbi for him to distribute).
45:07 – QUESTION about working to make a living.
49:07 – Story of Rabbi Rosenfeld’s student who gave ma’aser in advance.
50:47 – בְּטַ֥ח בַּֽ֖יהֹוָה וַֽעֲשֵׂה־ט֑וֹב שְׁכָן־אֶ֜֗רֶץ וּרְעֵ֥ה אֱמוּנָֽה “Trust in Hashem and do good…” (Tehillim/Psalms 37:3).
53:03 – QUESTION about parnassah and emunah.