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Hiskashrus leTzaddik HaEmes/ התקשרות לצדיק האמת

2024-05-19 – Hiskashrus LeTzaddik HaEmes – Part 2 – Hilula of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai zal on LaG BeOmer – Benefits of Connection with the Tzaddik

Hiskashrus LeTzaddik HaEmesHilula of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai zal on LaG BeOmer – Benefits of Connection with the Tzaddik – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
This series of 6 shiurim is based on a collection of Breslov teachings on this topic compiled by Rabbi Shmuel Horowitz zal (1903-1973), author of Chayey Moharan.
00:00 – Introduction. LaG BeOmer in Sefer Taamei HaMinhagim.
02:09 – The hilula of a tzaddik is a commemorative gathering on the day of his passing, but literally the word means “wedding”. Pi Sheneyim – a “double portion” of spiritual advancement is available to those who merit it when a tzaddik passes away.
*12:44 – Pesachim 112. A person should attach themselves to the greatest possible tzaddik.
22:46 – Sefer HaMidos – Tzaddik.
30:14 – Sefer HaMidos 54.
31:24 – Debate between HaShem and the Anshei Knesses HaGadolah.
31:53 – Sefer HaMidos. Seeing one’s rabbi protects from having to see Gehinnam.
32:10 – Chagiga 5b – Rabbi Yaakov Ish Hitiyya visited his rabbi every day.
33:01 – Reference to 2Likutey Moharan 78.
*33:30 – Connection with a tzaddik can help a person achieve Tikkun HaBris
37:06 – How do we define “coming close to a tzaddik“?
40:28 – Connection with the tzaddik is not only achieved through studying his teachings, but through a heart connection as well.
41:03 – Rebbe Nachman described 3 types of people who came to him: those who sought him out for material benefit, those who were searching for spiritual benefit, and those who wanted to be attached to him with their heart.
*42:32 – Receiving from several rabbis at one time is analogous to two cooks watching the same pot – neither of them assumes responsibility.
45:10 – Sipurey Maasiyos – Story of the King and the Emperor
45:59 – Sipurey Maasiyos – Story of the Merchant and the Pauper.
47:51 – The tzaddik is compared with Eretz Yisrael – צַדִּיקִ֥ים יִֽירְשׁוּ־אָ֑רֶץ וְיִשְׁכְּנ֖וּ לָעַ֣ד עָלֶֽיהָ – “Tzaddikim inherit the Land and will dwell in it forever” (Tehillim 37:29). Just as there are obstacles to settling Eretz Yisrael, there are obstacles in hiskashrus letzaddik.
50:58 – Q&R – when Moshiach is revealed, everyone will have a kesher with a tzaddik.
54:07 – Closing blessings.

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