Shoftim – The Book of Judges – Shimshon HaGibor – Trials – Reincarnations – Ultimate Victory – Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל.
00:00 – Delilah’s attempts to find out the secret of Shimshon’s strength.
09:15 – Shimshon reveals the truth about his supernatural powers and is captured by the Plishtim – Philistines. Though he was blinded and endured many trials he remained a Tzaddik.
15:58 – Through his death, Shimshon HaGibor brought down more enemies of Israel than he did in all his battles against them during his lifetime.
20:57 – Shimshon is a Tzaddik and therefore accomplishing even more after his passing than he did in his life. There are two types of Gehinnam – one of fire and one of ice. Antidotes for the Gehinnam of of ice are hidden in the Mitzvos done in pairs – e.g. Tefillin and two loaves of bread at each Shabbos meal.
27:30 – A Tzaddik’s ability to destroy the enemies of Am Yisrael becomes ever greater after his passing.
30:16 – The subsequent Gilgulim – reincarnations – of Shimshon HaGibor. He was a Gilgul of Nadav and Avihu, the sons of Aharon HaKohen.
*35:52 – The lesson of Shimshon HaGibor’s ultimate victory is that a person should strengthen his faith in the Tzaddikim and never give up.