Milah 5 – Eyes and Vision – Bein HaMetzarim – The Three Weeks is a Time for Tears – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Milah 5 is based on Likutey Moharan 65.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 1. Why we close our eyes when experiencing pain.
09:00 – Q&R about looking at the physical world. Rabbi Michel Dorfman ז”ל: “A Breslover has to be in the world, and out of the world.”
12:20 – PARAGRAPH 2. Why Bris Milah is on the eighth day of the child’s life.
17:00 – NOTE on how the Torah begins and ends speaking about the eyes. Bereishis: Beis and Tav is Bas – the pupil of the eye. Reish, Alef, Shin allude to the three Avos and the other parts of the eye.
19:00 – Vision is the most far-reaching of the senses. Closing the eyes connects a person to Olam Habah.
27:45 – Q&R about the “clouds covering the eyes” that interfere with sight.
29:00 – Q&R about how the child receives the spiritual benefits of Bris Milah when he doesn’t have any Daas yet. NOTE from Rabbi Rosenfeld ז”ל – even a person who is not aware of the Kabbalistic intentions of Tefilah is still achieving those kavanos. So even though the child doesn’t know what’s going on spiritually, his neshama receives the benefits.
32:00 – Bein HaMetzrim – The Three Weeks. From the 17th of Tammuz through the 9th of Av is a time for tears. Account of Buba ben Buta: “Walls have ears.” Rebuilding the Beis HaMikdash.
37:45 – Buba ben Buta was a Gilgul – reincarnation – of Shimshon HaGibor. Account of Rav Sheshes, who was born blind.
41:00 – Reference to 2Likutey Moharan 67 – the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash. Any generation in which the Beis HaMikdash is not rebuilt, is not worthy for it to have been standing. Tears of mourning cleanse the eyes of spiritual misuse.
46:00 – NOTE about studying Kabbalah without Halakha.
50:00 – “When a person has Daas, it’s as if the Beis HaMikdash was rebuilt in his time.”
51:00 – Closing blessings. NOTE about saying the Tikkun Chatzos by day if he didn’t say it the previous night.