Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. This halakha is based on Likutey Moharan 66.
*00:00 – PARAGRAPH 45. CLIP for Parshas Korach. וַיִּפְּל֤וּ עַל־פְּנֵיהֶם֙ וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ אֵ֕ל אֱלֹהֵ֥י הָֽרוּחֹ֖ת לְכָל־בָּשָׂ֑ר הָאִ֤ישׁ אֶחָד֙ יֶֽחֱטָ֔א וְעַ֥ל כָּל־הָֽעֵדָ֖ה תִּקְצֹֽף – “They fell on their faces and said, ‘Hashem, Master of the spirits of all flesh, if one man sins, shall You be angry with the whole congregation?” (Bamidbar 16:22, Parshas Korach). “Master of the spirits” alludes to pi sheneyim – the double portion of spiritual light. Through pi sheneyim the tzaddikim can overcome obstacles and those who oppose them.
08:45 – Q&R about the mistake of Korach.
09:26 – PARAGRAPH 46. Insights about Dovid HaMelech being niftar (passing away) on Shavuos. Tzaddikim are considered alive, even after their passing, as long as Klal Yisrael continues to learn a tzaddik’s Torah.
14:30 – Q&R – What does it mean that “Dovid is Moshiach“? The letter Alef corresponds to the three elements of Moshiach: Yosef, Dovid, and Moshe.
15:47 – PARAGRAPH 47.עַל־מִשְׁכָּבִי֙ בַּלֵּיל֔וֹת בִּקַּ֕שְׁתִּי אֵ֥ת שֶׁאָֽהֲבָ֖ה נַפְשִׁ֑י בִּקַּשְׁתִּ֖יו וְלֹ֥א מְצָאתִֽיו – “On my bed at night, I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him but I did not find him…. I had just passed them by, when I found him whom my soul loves…” (Shir HaShirim 3:1 and 4). Rashi explains that the first possuk alludes to Israel’s 38 years of wandering in the desert.
18:25 – NOTE about Rav Noson ז”ל mentioning that Rebbe Nachman expressed a wish to have “shishim gevorim” like the Baal Shem Tov” – sixty students. This was accomplished in Rav Noson ז”ל’s time, but he emphasized that this was achieved only through the merit of Rebbe Nachman.
19:10 – PARAGRAPH 48. Kashering cooking vessels. The concept that if a cooking vessel was not used for 24 hours it can’t transfer its contamination is related toדּ֚וֹם֙ | לַֽיהֹוָה֘ וְהִתְח֪וֹלֵ֫ל ל֥וֹ אַל־תִּ֖תְחַר בְּמַצְלִ֣יחַ דַּרְכּ֑וֹ בְּ֜אִ֗ישׁ עֹשֶׂ֥ה מְזִמּֽוֹת – “Wait [be silent] for Hashem and hope for Him; do not compete with one whose way prospers, with a man who executes malicious plans” (Tehillim/Psalms 37:7). The power of evil is temporary.
21:21 – Those who want to do evil can only succeed according to a specific time.
25:18 – וַיְדַבֵּ֨ר אֶל־קֹ֜רַח וְאֶל־כָּל־עֲדָתוֹ֘ לֵאמֹר֒ בֹּ֠קֶר וְיֹדַ֨ע יְהֹוָ֧ה אֶת־אֲשֶׁר־ל֛וֹ וְאֶת־הַקָּד֖וֹשׁ וְהִקְרִ֣יב אֵלָ֑יו וְאֵ֛ת אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִבְחַר־בּ֖וֹ יַקְרִ֥יב אֵלָֽיו – “He spoke to Korach and to all his company, saying, ‘In the morning, Hashem will make known who is His, and who is holy, and He will draw [them] near to Him, and the one He chooses, He will draw near to Him” (Bamidbar 16:5).
*28:10 – Every day the truth triumphs over darkness. Every day Hashem opens the windows of His Light. The most powerful of all light is אמת – truth.
30:45 – The foundation of truth is the Kriyas Shema. This is why in shacharis (morning prayer) we say אמת eight times after reciting Kriyas Shema.
33:24 – לַבְּקָרִ֗ים אַצְמִ֥ית כָּל־רִשְׁעֵי־אָ֑רֶץ לְהַכְרִ֥ית מֵֽעִיר־יְ֜הֹוָ֗ה כָּל־פֹּ֥עֲלֵי אָֽוֶן – “Towards morning I cut down all the wicked of the earth; to cut down from the city of Hashem all workers of violence” (Tehillim/Psalms 101:8).
35:31 – The day of the downfall of evil will arrive.
36:57 – ע֥וֹד הַיּ֖וֹם בְּנֹ֣ב לַֽעֲמֹ֑ד יְנֹפֵ֚ף יָדוֹ֙ הַ֣ר בַּת־ (כתיב בַּית־) צִיּ֔וֹן גִּבְעַ֖ת יְרֽוּשָׁלִָֽם – “Still today [he intends] to stand in Nob; he waves his hand toward the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem” – (Yeshayahu/Isaiah 10:32). Account of Sancherev’s defeat when he delayed his attack on Yerushalayim.
42:28 – Every day Hashem creates a new revelation of truth. This is the meaning of אור חדש – “a new light”.
44:00 – What does truth have to do with the creation? Bereishis bara Elokim – sofei teivos emes. (Asher) bara Elokim l’asos (in Kiddush) – sofei teivos emes. Truth is what brings about the defeat of Israel’s enemies.
45:20 – How the principle of the “renewed truth of the day” applies to kashering cooking utensils.
46:51 – Hashem’s day is a thousand years.
47:28 – NOTE on current events in the Ukraine.
48:13 – Parshas Balak. The letters of Bilaam‘s name hint at how his powers of evil served to counteract Moshe Rabbeinu’s holiness. Beis – בראשית; Lamed – the last letter of the final word in the written Torah – Yisrael; Ayin – 70 פנים לתורה – “Faces” – interpretations – of the Torah; Mem – Moshe Rabbeinu’s 40 days on Sinai to receive the Torah.
49:18 – Closing blessings.