Ein Yaakov – Never Lose Hope – Power of Speech – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai ז”ל – Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל.
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00:00 – Never lose 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 and the four basic elements 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 ז”ל and his son, Rabbi Elazar ז”ל when they were hiding in a cave near Meron. Rabbi Chaim Vittal ז”ל clarifies a question about Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair, the RaSHBi‘s father-in-law.
29:24 – Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair wept over the open sores of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
30:53 – How Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai killed two people with a 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.