Chayei Sarah 5774 – Upside-Down World; Prayer at Holy Places. Since Eretz Yisrael was already promised to Avraham Avinu, why did he insist on paying for it? Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
02:00 – In the World of Truth, “small” is considered big and “big” is considered small (Bava Basra 10b).
05:18 – Avraham Avinu insisted on paying the full price for Hebron – why? What’s the significance of the 400 shekels he paid Efron HaHiti?
11:48 – Why Dovid Hamelech paid full price for the site of the future Beis HaMikdash.
12:30 – Paying for a mitzvah increases its value.
16:48 – Nature vs. miracle.
21:30 – Praying at Holy Sites – Why? Caleb and Yehoshua in Chevron.
22:30 – Every Erev Rosh Chodesh Reb Michel Dorfman ז”ל used to travel to Chevron to pray.
26:30 – The definition of a fool (Chagiga).
27:40 – Likutey Moharan: When Dovid HaMelech had to flee to the land of the Philistines, he never stopped yearning for the holy places of Eretz Yisrael, as in: צָֽמְאָ֬ה לְךָ֨ נַפְשִׁ֗י – “…my soul thirsts for You [Hashem]…” (Tehillim 63:2).