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Chayey Moharan - Life of Rebbe Nachman/ חיי מוהר"ן

2022-06-26 – Chayey Moharan – Life of Rebbe Nachman – Part 5 – Para. 118-131 – “Had It Not Been for Hashem” – Rebbe Nachman’s Journeys

Chayey Moharan – Rebbe Nachman’s Journeys – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
00:00 – Reuven saved Yosef from the hands of his brothers when he suggested throwing Yosef HaTzaddik into a pit. This was based on the fact that one with free will can kill someone even if the victim does not deserve to die, while animals will only kill if the victim deserve to die. (Ohr HaChaim). Rebbe Nachman said that in the future, the opposition he encountered from the Shpoler Zeide will seem humorous.
05:00 – PARAGRAPH 118. Rebbe Nachman made a series of mysterious journeys, incognito, to Novoritch, Ostrog, Zaslov, Dubno, and Brody. His wife passed away in Zaslov, where she had gone for medical care. The following Elul Rebbe Nachman married his second wife.
07:00 – PARAGRAPH 119. Rebbe Nachman’s journey to Lemberg via the city of Volochisk.
10:00 – PARAGRAPH 121. Rebbe Nachman mysterious flight from Sharograd.
13:00 – PARAGRAPH 124. On Shabbos Chanukah, after returning from Lemberg, Rebbe Nachman taught 2Likutey Moharan 2. He led his students in singing, over and over again, a verse from Tehillim 124: לוּלֵ֣י יְ֖הֹוָה שֶׁהָ֣יָה לָ֑נוּ יֹֽאמַר־נָ֥א יִשְׂרָאֵֽל – “Had it not been for Hashem Who was with us, let Israel declare now.”
*15:30 – PARAGRAPH 126. It was customary for Rebbe Nachman’s students to be with him on Rosh Hashanah, Shabbos Chanukah, and on Shavuos. The Rebbe emphasized many times that no one should be missing from these gatherings. He said, “What can I tell you? There’s nothing greater than being by me for Rosh Hashanah.”
22:00 – In addition to the three official shiurim he gave in Breslov, there were three times during the year Rebbe Nachman traveled to give public shiurim: Shabbos Shirah (Beshalach), one other Shabbos in the winter, and in Tcherin on Shabbos Nachamu.
*26:00 – PARAGRAPH 127. Rebbe Nachman described a frightening incident on his way to Medvedevka: as a result of traveling so close to Shabbos he experienced the horror of being led to Gehinnam.
33:00 – PARAGRAPH 128. After the onset of his illness, Rebbe Nachman spoke with yearning about how he used to be able to travel, and how every step of the way great things had been being accomplished.
36:00 – The Seven Pillars of the Written Torah: in Sefer Bamidbar, in Parshas BeHaAlosekha, there’s a short section of two possukim which are considered the fourth, fifth, and sixth books of the Written Torah.
38:00 – NOTE on the prayers that are traditionally said on Motzei Shabbos, especially if one is scheduled to travel in the coming week: Rebbe Nachman advised that “When a person feels compelled to make a trip, they shouldn’t resist it. They should simply be careful not to transgress the Torah, just as when they’re in their own home.”
41:00 – PARAGRAPH 129. Rebbe Nachman’s journey to Eretz Yisrael. Before he set on the trip, he traveled to the city of Kaminetz together with his student, Rabbi Shimon. When they arrived in Medzeboz and visited Rebbe Nachman’s mother, Feigeh, the granddaughter of the Baal Shem Tov HaKadosh. After Rebbe Nachman visited the city of Kaminetz
47:00 – Rebbe Nachman revealed a profound teaching after his trip to Kaminetz on the possuk: דָּֽבְקָ֣ה נַפְשִׁ֣י אַֽחֲרֶ֑יךָ בִּ֜֗י תָּֽמְכָ֥ה יְמִינֶֽךָ – “My soul has clung after You; Your right hand has supported me” – (Tehillim/Psalms 63:9). Unfortunately, this teaching was lost.
49:00 – PARAGRAPH 131. When Rebbe Nachman returned from Kaminetz one of his daughters passed away.
51:00 – Q&R about why Rebbe Nachman suffered.
53:00 – Q&R about going to Uman for the coming Rosh Hashanah.

This shiur is sponsored by Rachel Klein, with tefilot for hatzlacha for the entire family.