Sefer Torah 3 – Tehillim 1 – Seven Beggars – Fifth Day – Three Roots of the Tree – Tehillim 37 – Bitachon – Small Holding Much – 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 3b (End). וְכֹ֖ל אֲשֶׁר־יַֽעֲשֶׂ֣ה יַצְלִֽיחַ – “…and all he does will succeed” (Tehillim 1:3). The Seven Beggars – Fifth Day – Three Roots of the Tree. The third root of Rebbe Nachman’s mystical Ilan is Anava – humility. Summary of the correspondence of the Ilan with Tehillim 1.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 4. בְּטַ֥ח בַּֽ֖יהֹוָה וַֽעֲשֵׂה־ט֑וֹב שְׁכָן־אֶ֜֗רֶץ וּרְעֵ֥ה אֱמוּנָֽה – “Trust in Hashem and do good; dwell in the Land and be nourished by faith” (Tehillim 37:3).
07:00 – Bitachon depends on Yirah. Reference to Sefer HaMidos – Bitachon 3.
10:30 – The connection between Good and Truth. Reference to Likutey Moharan 51.
11:00 – Sefer HaMidos – Bitachon 3 – text, translation, and explanation.
12:20 – How the words “…dwell in the Land…” correspond to the root of Anava – humility.
*15:00 – PARAGRAPH 5. The Tree of the Seven Beggars – Fifth Day – is compared to the three Avos and Moshe Rabbeinu. Reference to Likutey Moharan 13. Avraham Avinu stands for Emunah. Yitzchak Avinu represents Yirah. Yaakov Avinu is the trunk of the tree – Emes – and Moshe Rabbeinu exemplifies humility.
20:00 – NOTE from Chulin – Aleph stands for Avraham, Daled for Dovid HaMelech, Mem for Moshe Rabbeinu.
22:00 – PARAGRAPH 6. HaEtz Chaim and the Ilan of the Seven Beggars. The concept of space in the Beis HaMikdash and Yerushalayim.
26:00 – Eretz Yisrael is an example of the “small holding much”. In the time of Moshiach, the entire Land will be an ample home for every Jew. Wherever there is holiness, there is a sense of expansion.
28:00 – The Aron HaKodesh was completely above the confines of space.
32:00 – The more Daas, the more a sense of spaciousness. Story of the Baal Shem Tov HaKadosh advising a family to bring livestock into their home until the family eventually learns to appreciate its living space.
35:00 – PARAGRAPH 7. The obligation for every Jew to write a Sefer Torah. Every letter of the Aleph-Beis is an example of “small holding much”. Analogy of the first computers being large as a room, while today they can be contained on a microchip.
41:00 – Q&R about the letters of the Aleph-Beis. Reference to the Tikkunei Zohar on the composition of each letter.
43:00 – NOTE about the number of components of a Phantom Jet.
45:00 – NOTE – the correspondence between the 613 Mitzvos and the 613 parts of the human body.
46:00 – Only the Tzaddik has the ability to bring Am Yisrael to the state of “small holding much” – that is, above the concept of space. The Fifth Beggar only seems to be a hunchback because he’s carrying much.
50:30 – עול תורה – The Yoke of Torah isn’t a burden – it uplifts anyone who takes it upon himself. The Aron Kodesh carried the people who only seemed to be carrying it.