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Ein Yaakov – Lesson 006a – First Recording in This Series – A Person Should Never Give Up Hope; the Power of Speech; Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

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.

This shiur is dedicated by Yossi Segal: “To success and clarity in living our purpose for my son, בן ציון בן יוסף his mother, רחל חיה בת דבורה and myself, יוסף בן חנה דבורה. May the light of the Torah always illuminate our paths.”