Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l.
00:00 – A person should never give up hope. Viduy (confession), how speech impacts the soul, misdeeds are etched into the bones but can be released.
03:29 – Every mitzvah that a person does becomes a defending angel to protect him in this life and the next.
10:00 – The light of even one good deed can dispel infinite darkness.
14:17 – The power of speech, four levels of creation: earth, air, fire, water.
18:00 – When a person guards one’s speech his defending angels are strengthened.
21:52 – An account of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai z”l and his son, Rabbi Elazar z”l, when they were hiding in a cave. Rabbi Chaim Vittal z”l clarifies a question about Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair, the RaSHBi’s father-in-law.
29:24 – Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair weeps over the open sores of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
30:53 – Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai kills two people with his glance.
35:12 – A question about the carob tree that sustained Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and his son. If a tree grows from rocks, it is exempt from the mitzvah of orlah.