Sefer Torah 3 – Sefer Torah – Aitz Chaim – Tree of Life – Tehillim 1 – Ashrei HaIsh – Keeping a Distance from Negative Influences – Stories Told by a Tzaddik Transmit Yirah – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Hilkhos Sefer Torah 3 is based on Sipurey Masiyos – The Seven Beggars – Fifth Day – Story of the Hunchbacked Beggar (commentary – Sichos HaRan 149).
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 2. Sefer Torah and Aitz Chaim. Reference to Likutey Moharan 7 and to 2Likutey Moharan 5. Finding the way to the tree in the story told in The Seven Beggars – Fifth Day.
20:00 – PARAGRAPH 3. אַֽשְֽׁרֵ֥י הָאִ֗ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֚ר לֹ֥א הָלַךְ֘ בַּֽעֲצַ֪ת רְשָׁ֫עִ֥ים וּבְדֶ֣רֶךְ חַ֖טָּאִים לֹ֥א עָמָ֑ד וּבְמוֹשַׁ֥ב לֵ֜צִ֗ים לֹ֣א יָשָֽׁב – “The praises of a man are that he did not follow the counsel of the wicked, neither did he stand in the way of sinners nor sit in the company of scorners“ (Tehillim 1:1).
37:00 – Q&R about Tehillim 1:1 – keeping a distance from negative influences.
42:00 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 25 – Chanukah – defeat of evil preceded the miracle of the oil.
45:00 – וְהָיָ֗ה כְּעֵץ֘ שָׁת֪וּל עַל־פַּלְגֵ֫י מָ֥יִם אֲשֶׁ֚ר פִּרְי֨וֹ | יִתֵּ֬ן בְּעִתּ֗וֹ וְ֖עָלֵהוּ לֹ֣א יִבּ֑וֹל – “He shall be as a tree planted beside rivulets of water, which brings forth its fruit in its season, and its leaves do not wilt…” (Tehillim 1:2).
47:00 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 155. NOTE: Letters that allude to the six sections of the Mishnah.
48:00 – The stories told by a Tzaddik contain and transmit Yirah – respect for Hashem. Even the “mundane” speech of a Tzaddik exemplifies Shleymus HaDibur. Reference to Likutey Moharan 19. The stories and “mundane” speech of a Tzaddik are compared to “leaves that do not wilt”.
54:00 – Q&R about the lack of unity among the leaders of Klal Yisrael.
55:00 – Closing blessings.