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Likutey Moharan 152 – The Tzaddik Corresponds With Eretz Yisrael

Likutey Moharan 152 – The Tzaddik Corresponds With Eretz Yisrael. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. (Lesson 268.)
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 1. The tzaddik is like a tree and his students are as branches.
14:40 – Through mesiras nefesh – self sacrifice – a person is able to attach himself to the tzaddik.
17:20 – PARAGRAPH 2. The “sky window” above Eretz Yisrael is protected from evil forces. (Based on the Zohar, Terumah.) Reference to Pardes, Sha’ar HaTemurot, Chapter 2: “In the Holy Land, everything is repaired [at its spiritual root]…” The tzaddik is compared to the Ehven Shesiyah – the Foundation Stone of Creation.
19:30 – A “thin curtain” blocks the spiritual entrance to Eretz Yisrael.
21:00 – Reference to Sefer Tuv HaAretz (by Rabbi Nosson Nota Spira, 1585-1633).
21:42 – “Tzaddikim inherit the Land.” NOTE: Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev points out (reagrding Parashas VaYetzeh) that Yaakov Avinu “took Eretz Yisrael with him” when he journeyed outside Eretz Yisrael.
*23:30 – NOTE: the gravesite of a tzaddik is an aspect of Eretz Yisrael.
25:20 – Q&R about the opposition to Rebbe Nachman by his uncle.
28:20 – Mesiras nefesh to attach oneself to the tzaddik enables a person to break through all spiritual barriers.

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