Nasan Maimon. Likutey Halakhos, Birkhas HaPeyros. Yearning for Holiness – locking it in. Reshimu (memories of holiness). Parshas Miketz. Gravesite of tzaddik has holiness of Eretz Yisrael. Dancing after tefilah (prayer); tikkun habris.
00:00 PARAGRAPH 12b – The everyday ups and downs of yearning for holiness and then falling into discouragement. The remedy: when in a state of connection with Hashem – locking it in through doing a mitzvah – taking action. This creates reshimu – spiritual imprints on the memory that can be recalled and used for inspiration at a later time.
04:07 – The essence of a person is the mind.
09:40 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 222.
09:50 – הֲשִׁיבֵ֨נוּ יְהֹוָ֤ה | אֵלֶ֨יךָ֙ וְֽנָשׁ֔וּבָה (כתיב וְֽנָשׁ֔וּבָ) חַדֵּ֥שׁ יָמֵ֖ינוּ כְּקֶֽדֶם: “Restore us to You, Hashem, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old.” Aicha/Lamentations 5:29)
*10:50 – Parshas Miketz: How Yosef HaTzaddik could provide the solution for Pharaoh’s dream. When a person feels a sudden yearning for Hashem, turn it into action, so it imprints deeply in his memory.
18:10 – The seven good years indicated in Pharaoh’s dream represent the Seven Species of Eretz Yisrael, and the seven bad years represent the chovlim (oppostions) to the Jews reaching the holiness of Eretz Yisrael. Yosef HaTzaddikis rooted in the Noam HaElyon, and his merit allowed Israel to defeat the spiritual opposition.
23:00 – After his passing, even the bones of Yosef HaTzaddik supported Israel’s defeat of spiritual negativity.
24:45 – QUESTION about reshimu. RESPONSE – taking the reshima and “locking it in.”
29:16 – Dancing after tefilah as an example of reshimu.
31:40 – COMMENT from student about Noam Elyon and the connection to a tzaddik.
32:21 – COMMENT from student about remembering the good through Dayeinu. RESPONSE: other techniques for remembering the good.
32:56 – Ezras Avoseinu in the morning tefilah.
*33:50 – PARAGRAPH 13. Visiting the grave sites of tzaddikim during Elul. The Torah expression for passing away is nistalek (going up) – to the Noam Elyon. The place where a tzaddik is buried has the holiness of Eretz Yisrael. Reference to Likutey Moharan 2, Torah 109.
37:25 – Saying Tehillim at the gravesite of a tzaddik.
39:56 – חֲבָלִ֣ים נָֽפְלוּ־לִ֖י בַּנְּעִמִ֑ים אַף־נַֽ֜חֲלָ֗ת שָֽׁפְרָ֥ה עָלָֽי – “Portions have fallen to me in pleasant places; even the inheritance pleases me.” (Tehillim/Psalms 16:6)
44:56 – A Jew should always be trying to draw the kedushas Eretz Yisrael upon himself.
48:57 – QUESTION about tikkun habris. RESPONSE includes encouragement for both men and women to say Tikkun HaKlali every day.
53:32 – Question about Rebbe Nachman passing away at a young age.
55:11 – QUESTION about leaving Eretz Yisrael to visit the grave site of Rebbe Nachman in Uman.
56:12 – References to Reb Ephraim b’Reb Naftali z”l, Reb Nachman Tulchiner z”l, and to the Sdei Chemed as sources for traveling to Uman from Eretz Yisrael.
59:00 – QUESTION about “making deals with Hashem”.
62:17 – Closing remarks and thank-you’s.